Thursday, May 20, 2010

Random Thursday

Sorry for the short hiatus. It happens.


Since I last posted a "Random Thursday", I have been paying attention to how often I get to shower. Apparently, Thursday is the day. As in, I get to shower once a week. Seems to be this day of the week. I am kind of ok with that. Ok, not really. But it is what it is.


Did you know that Apple does not allow "unauthorized apps" on their products like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad?? (I will add here that I don't own any of these....but because of the following information, I may consider Apple products in the future.) What does this mean for you? It means that Steve Jobs, the Apple CEO/Runs the show/Inventor dude does not allow applications to be downloaded to his products that are not authorized by his company.

Do you want to know what he is specifically blocking? Of course you do. He does not allow applications that allow downloading of pornography on his products. Really. This is awesome. I wish more companies thought like this and did something like this.

Thank You Steve Jobs!!

You can read more here.

H/T to Become What You Are


Thank you to all the bloggers who stopped by and got their Sunshine Award and also stayed around to read a few posts and leave comments. It's always nice to know someone is reading.


I am hoping to get around to updating my sidebar with some currents photos of the family, a link to a post (to be written) that tells a little more about me, and an updated list of blogs I read.

I currently have the blogs into a few categories: Bat Shit Crazy, Catholic, Knitting, Man Blogs, Recipes, and Keeping Me Sane. I realize now that I have organized them on my phone that I have about 50 I am reading quite regularly.


Do you want to hear about my tattoos? Would that be a weird post? Would it be interesting? Does it make a difference if I feel differently about a lot of them than I did at the time I got them?

I am going to tell you one cute thing about one of them. I have a sleeve consisting of faeries. (Yes, I like to spell "fairy" weird. Shoot me.) A few of them are in the buff (with wings). My 3 year old daughter pointed to one of them the other day and said, "She needs a pretty dress." Ha!


I have been working of finishing my WIPs. That's Works-In-Progress. It's a knitting acronym. I finished one today and I have two more: this shawl and this sweater.

I am trying to decide if I should finish them before I start anything else, or just move on and make the fun baby projects I want to start???

I also am itching to knit another pair of socks.


I have been seriously considering having an ultrasound to see if we can see what gender this baby is. This is the first time I have ever thought of doing this. I have never cared nor wanted to know the gender of my babies before they are born. I really like the surprise at birth. It gives me something to push for.

You want to know what is motivating me to find out? You do? Knitting. Yep. Crack is making me want to know what gender child we have conceived. Because? Well, because if I know what I am having I can knit accordingly. I can go ahead and knit those purple longies with rainbow trim if it's a girl. I can duplicate stitch a dinosaur on the back of that sweater if I know it's a boy.

My son suggests I just knit boy and girl things and save the wrong ones for another baby...."because you'll probably have like 10 more Ma." Uh-huh.

It's a lot of work to put in. I'd like to know what I am working for. Do I have a problem? Should I do it?


Rob said...

well since you are pregnant again i think you can handle what TTN is. It's code for um...well.....
TTN = Tonight's The Night
feel free to delete this if you don't think it is appropriate

Katherine said...

My husband and I "converted" to Apple four years ago and haven't regretted it. Even when something hasn't worked, they have exceeded my expectations when it came to their warranty and their guarantee.

Anonymous said...

LOL at the previous Rob's acronym. We may adopt that around here! :)

I was not a "peeker" with my pregnancies until the last one. Because I am (was? *sniff*) a homebirther and I am also a realist, I decided to get concurrent care with the last pregnancy. My gut said it was the right thing to do, so I did. Because I was 40 with a long history of pregnancy loss (between 5 weeks and 30 weeks) I saw a perinatalogist along with the hospital's midwife and my own midwives (I had a lot of appointments!) Quite frankly, I felt that if there were problems with the baby that this should influence where I had the baby, so I wanted to have the information I needed to make a good decision. Turns out that it was a good decision…. Not for the reason I was concerned about, but a good decision nonetheless.

Anyway.... because we had several ultrasounds, my husband was eager to know in advance just who was hitching a ride. He'd ALWAYS supported any decisions I made regarding pregnancy and birth and while I wasn't excited to find out early, I was willing to do that simple thing for him. In my experience, I was not disappointed because I knew early. It was still so exciting to find out. (he is a boy ~ after 3 girls in a row ~ so that was exciting anyway. he evened us out at 3 of each.)

And, of course, I think that knitting needs are a legitimate use of technology! :) My son and his wife opted to not find out they were having a girl before she was born. It made knitting difficult and boring! :) LOL.

If you do take a peek, WILL YOU SHARE THE NEWS?

Anonymous said...

You gave me so much I want to comment on! We found out the gender of our 5th baby prenatal. It was weird. After four surprises, I didn't like knowing as much as I thought I would. (and I kinda didn't believe them...)
Never let WIPs stop you from casting on. That is my motto! Especially baby things. You need it, you want it, so do it. (I only think that in knitting...)
As a mother of five, I totally get the shower thing... I need one now as a matter of a fact.
Another reason to own a Mac. I love mine.
Love your blog. I am here everyday.