Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Your Gangsta name (1st three letters of your real name plus izzle, favorite ice cream & Fav type of shoe): Sarizzle Mint Chocolate Chip Flip Flop
Your Native American name (fav color, fav animal): Blue Swan
Your NASCAR name (1st names of grandfathers): Robert Cecil
Stripper Name (Fav perfume/scent, fav candy): Vanilla Junior Mint
Soap Opera name (middle name, street you live on): Leigh Arizona
Star Wars name (1st 3 letters of last name, 1st 2 letters of first name): Wilsa
TV Weather/Anchor name (5th grade teacher's last name, major city that starts with same letter): Spears Scottsdale
Spy name (fav season, fav flower): Fall Daisy
Cartoon name (Fav fruit, article of clothing you are wearing now): Strawberry black pants
Hippie name (what you ate for breakfast, fav tree): Cheerios Pine
Super Hero name (2nd fav color, fav drink): Green Pepsi
Witness protection name (parent's middle names): Ann Lee
Goth name (black, name of one of your pets): Black Midnight
Movie Star name (1st pet's name, 1st street name): Princess Redbud
Iraqi name (2nd letter of first name, 3rd letter of mom's maiden name, 3rd letter of dad's name, 1st letter of a sibling's first name, last letter of mom's first name): Aensy
Rock Star name (first pet, current car): Otis Sportage
Friday, September 19, 2008
A person who spins needs two things, in addition to time: the raw material (wool, flax, cotton) that is to be spun, and a spindle or wheel with which to spin it.
Throughout history, most spinners have also used a simple device called a distaff. A distaff is a wooden board, sometimes plain but often intricately carved, to which the raw material is tied, and from which the spinner draws as she spins. (Most spinners, in all times and places as far as we know, have been women. That's why the matrilineal side of your family is called the "distaff side".)
If you spin with a distaff of the type shown here, you can walk and spin (with a spindle) at the same time. Other types of distaffs are attached to stools on which the spinsters sit, or to the spinning wheels themselves.
So anyway...there you go. I highly recommend the book by the way!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Here’s how you play: 1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! 2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I’ll assume you’re playing the game and I’ll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don’t want to play on your blog, or if you don’t have a blog, I’ll leave my memory of you in my comments.
(please nothing TOO embarrassing)