Where I make the big bucks

EK's cube
Originally uploaded by Liz K Austin.
This is my cubicle. Where I sit for 8 hours a day. Can't you just see my ass getting bigger and bigger in that chair?

Someone told me I should have cleaned my desk up before I took the photo. That is pretty clean but I always clear off the top and straighten all the piles before I leave at the end of the day.

I've taken a few days off at work to visit my parents. No one would ever call me a work-a-holic, but it I was home I would probably have a hard time from checking my work email. It is really nice to be somewhere with nothing planned. 4 days of lazy.

See, I knew there was a reason I named this blog the lazy life.


Ribbed for her pleasure

This is the scarf I knit for about 6 months in 2005. It's the "Ribbed for Her Pleasure" scarf from the first Stitch 'n Bitch book. I knit it in Noro Yoroi, color number 4.

The hat is being knit to coordinate with the scarf.

Sewing AND knitting

I have signed up for my first blong-a-long. Okay, that probably is not the correct phrase, but whatever. I've signed up for Sew? I knit, which I would link to but I am still a bit blog impared. Anywhoo, the point of it is for bloggers that knit to switch it up by sewing. The theme for April is to sew a bag.
After work today I stopped by Hobby Lobby to check out patterns and fabric. The fabric left something to be desired, but I did find a cute pattern. I'm going to make a bag that I can carry to Stitch 'n Bitch.
Photos and/or links to come soon!


Knit in progress

Knit in progress
Originally uploaded by Liz K Austin.
This is my first hat. The first knitted item that is not a scarf. It's very slow going. I first started it in early February and have knit maybe a row or two every week since then. There are other projects in progress, things that are for other people, so the hat gets pushed to the side. Besides, it doesn't get cold enough for a hat in Austin very often.


Dating Sucks

I have been single for nearly 5 years. Off and on I have tried dating and have come to the conclusion that it sucks worse than job hunting.

For several months I have been on eHarmony. Over 200 men have closed communication with me. Am I that fat & ugly that no guy will even meet me for coffee?

I swear, if I wasn't allergic to cats I would become the hermit woman with 23 cats.



Originally uploaded by Liz K Austin.
This morning, Lulu discovered that she's a dachshund and that it's in her DNA to dig. So every moment she's been outside, that is what she's been doing. Digdigdigdigdigdig.

Guess I need to call the dead tree removal people before she digs a hole so deep that the tree stump falls over.


My dog eats better than I do

Lulu eats better than I do. Currently, she is eating a lamb diet and she likes to supplement that with grass as well. Next week she'll be switching to a diet of duck. Do you want to know what I had for dinner last night? No, you really don't. I'll tell you anyway. Margaritas and shrimp nachos. That doesn't really sound so bad does it?

The fence was repaired today. It's a good thing, since it's cold out now and I don't want to have to stand outside with the dogs, but not so good because I was hoping for a new fence.


Why I am evil

Tonight, I tried to kill a possum. By whacking it over the head with my rake, while the dogs barked and jumped about. Kristin was laughing so hard her stomach hurts.


Attack of the pissed off possum?

Or was it, as some have suggested, a tiger? Something ate my fence in the middle of the night.


Worst blogger ever

So I am the worst blogger ever. Why? I couldn't remember my username OR password.

Perhaps this should blog should be called "lame life" instead. I am so bored. Despite having over 200 channels of cable, hours of things to watch on the dvr, books to read or things to knit, I am bored. The only people I've talked to since Thursday night have been my mother and my therapist. Ain't that funner than a box of rocks? Even the dog is tired of me talking to her.

It's 5:30pm and I want to nap. How depressing.