Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Internet is for WHAT?!?

Today I saw the musical "Avenue Q" with Dee and Pete.

It was terrific. Fantastic. Amazing. I honestly can't think of the right word to describe it. It's essentially a grown-up version of Sesame Street. There are humans, and human-puppets, and monster-puppets all living together on Avenue Q. With songs like "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist", "If You Were Gay", "Schadenfreude", "There's A World Outside Your Apartment", and of course "The Internet Is For Porn" you can only imagine the type of performance you're going to get.

I especially loved the Bad Idea Bears who would come out and convince the characters to do things that were really bad ideas (like play drinking games with Long Island ice tea the night before Kate Monster's career making opportunity). They were adorable!

So yeah. If you get the chance to see this musical, do it. If not, well, at least download the soundtrack. The music is catch and the lyrics will make you laugh out loud (warning: you may not want to listen to the music in a public place. You will start to giggle like a crazy person, and passers-by will wonder about your sanity)

Now I just have to get "The Internet is for Porn" out of my head before I start singing it at work...

Friday, August 8, 2008

Adventures in Toronto

*Warning: This will be a picture heavy post (because I'm lazy and just took lots of these pictures off my camera now)*

Back in July (I think it was in July - that was a busy month and most of it is a blur), Dee came to Toronto to visit. So, of course, Heather and I took her on a yarn crawl.

While walking, we passed an old building that I adore. If I ever in my life get a chance to build a building, it's going to look like this:

Here we are having fun at Romni Wool...
The red ball of yarn was sooooooooooooooooooo soft...
Heather thinks I'm nuts

My Noro! Mine!

And after dropping Dee off, Heather and I strolled about for a bit and spotted two moose. Remember those moose statues that were scattered around Toronto? Well, we found two

On someone's balcony.

Then in August (August 5th to be exact) was the 2nd Annual Stitch N Pitch! We had quite the crowd come this year - Nancy, Heather, Mike, me, Richard, Jane, and Dave ... and I bought a ticket for Sarah, but unfortunately she had to rescue her boyfriend in Pickering and missed the game :(

Take me out to the ball game...

Heather and Nancy

Modeling my nearly completed Noro sweater... I love Taiyo!

Me and Jane (and Jane's mitten)

Me and Richard (who actually came to watch the game... go figure)

Oh, and for the record, the Jays won against the Oakland A's 4-3 at the bottom of the ninth. Way to wait until the very last minute!