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comma splices and cupcakes

Posted by christelpistol on April 9, 2009 at 12:13 PM Comments comments (1)

maybe it's because it's spring.  maybe it's because lauren made the words "us.  write.  book.  Numbers."  maybe it's because it's been in the back of my mind.  but i am rife with ideas.  i need a stenographer for the voices in my head.  i have mentally written about three chapters for the Numbers book while driving to the corporate office in south austin and driving from WIO's ...

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beat the drum and hold the phone, the sun came out today.

Posted by christelpistol on April 6, 2009 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (3)

Dear John Fogerty,




Its been since September 28th since i have heard your voice.  i purposely do not listen to Centerfield during the off-season.  it's sacred.  but today, TODAY, i listened to you sing "put me in coaaaaach," 5 times on the way to work today.  ...

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sun ray and barn red and the D.O.D.

Posted by christelpistol on March 25, 2009 at 11:17 AM Comments comments (2)

k.  so some of you know that i am moving in with WIO in a few months.  and i am SO excited. 


we've decided to repaint some rooms.  we spent Sunday at Home Depot picking out paint colors.  we couldnt decide what color we wanted to do the hallway.  he wanted to do the kitchen burnt orange.  i have always wanted a scrambled farm egg yellow kitchen.  i suggested we paint the bathroom orange.  we picked 4 colors.  Sun Ray (yello...

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Mimi's Memos

Posted by christelpistol on March 24, 2009 at 9:56 AM Comments comments (1)

my mom is an entrepreneur.  she has created many ideas and businesses as long as i've known her (i LOVE using that phrase about myveryownpersonal mother)


she has done marketing for businesses and sewn some beatiful runners and curtains and tablecloths.  she has assisted my aunt with managing and maintaining a very lucrative health business.



and her newest amazing project....  MIMI'S MEMOS.

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making a difference

Posted by christelpistol on February 26, 2009 at 2:44 PM Comments comments (1)

i got this email from Mama B today.  it makes me SO happy that i am making a difference. 


Christel, thank you for sending the knit-a-square link.
I have just come from my principal's office, asking if I can sponsor a 6th grade recess knitting group--I can teach kids to knit, and we can start making squares once or twice a week. Next year I may even be able to pull in some moms or volunteers from Sun City to expand this i...
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Posted by christelpistol on February 20, 2009 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (3)

several years ago, Allie taught me how to knit.  and i think she taught Lola how to knit as well. 



since then i have knit many gifts and had a lot of yarn left over. 


then i started knitting for Project Linus.  b...

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too bad DESSERTS won't fix STRESSED

Posted by christelpistol on February 18, 2009 at 10:11 AM Comments comments (7)

i am stressed out.  and i don't know why.  i can feel the tension.  i can hear the shortness in my voice.  i am not quite to the non-sleeping place.  but i'm getting there. 


here's what i think it COULD be:


  • my house is cluttered and messy
  • work is starting to become boring and monotonous
  • my clothes don't fit right
  • i'm in a rut
  • lack of patience with dumb things
  • my teeth STILL hurt
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blah blah Valentine's day

Posted by christelpistol on February 14, 2009 at 11:32 AM Comments comments (3)

i honestly couldn't care less about Valentine's day. 


no really.  sure i have on heart socks and have bought valentine candy and even bought a little something for Kiddo.  but yeah.  i am not big on VDay. 


no need for the rant on why.  let's just chalk it up to i think i do a fine job of showing the people i love that i love them all days of the year.  no need to commercialize my love. 



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the one where i grew 4 heads.

Posted by christelpistol on February 6, 2009 at 11:16 AM Comments comments (6)

well sports fans, its been a WHILE since ive had a good rant.


wanna hear it?  here it go.


 i went to the McDonalds in Wal-Mart this morning to get breakfast.  one half of the menu was unlit.  i asked the "Manager in Training" (aka the MIT) if it was blacked out because they were out of those menu items or if it was just burned out.  he looked at me as if i had sprouted 3 more heads and started to speak Russian.  he the...

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organized alphabetically

Posted by christelpistol on February 2, 2009 at 8:52 PM Comments comments (2)

 was telling a friend on Saturday night that i was doing "No ABC's"

No Alcohol

No Bread

No Cigarettes.

and i made it a month.  YAY ME!

and have decided to continue the theme.  at first i thought i would alternate it from NO to YES.  since i didnt want this year to REALLY be two thousand nein.  get it?  nein?  as in No?  as in i'm giving up a ... ahh screw it.  I thought i...

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To Do list

  • stop smoking
  • lose 5 pounds
  • lose 10 pounds
  • lose 15 pounds
  • lose 20 pounds
  • learn to quilt
  • pay off Target card
  • pay off Capital One
  • pay off HSBC card
  • yard sale
  • Canned Food Drive Party
  • 40 squares for Knit To Give
  • new glasses
  • wisdom teeth yanked
  • braces (?)
  • apply for financial aid
  • get my last college credit
  • teach Ashton how to knit
  • teach Maggie how to knit
  • vacation with WIO
  • vacation with Angela
  • donate to CAFB
  • 30 days of sobriety in January
  • 30 days of Sobriety in February
  • Sober till St. Pats.
  • blanket for Project Linus
  • etsy shop