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Missouri, United States
A 30 year old wife and mother. I work in table games at a local casino. I read, stitch, and play games on my computer. And I seem to be totally in love with owls for some reason. ;)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

Wishing everyone a fun and safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Blog Award

Look what I got! :D

Terry gave this to me! She said that we didn't have to pass it on, but I think I should. I know that there are lots of blogs out there that I keep track of and love to read.

Here are the rules:

The rules for acceptance of the award are as follows:

1. Pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award based on their creativity, design, interesting material and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each winner has to show the award and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

That said.....*drum roll please* .... here are the 5 blogs that I think should be checked out.

1. Carolyn
2. Juls
3. Rene la Frog
4. Gabi
5. Chiloe

That's not to say that there aren't other wonderful blogs out there. There are!! Lots and lots!! I just really enjoy the work that they do and their blogs. :)

Flat Fold

I'm not quite through with this. I'm still going to put ribbon around the edges to finish my finish. :) It'll be a yellow ribbon very close in color to the yellow in the webs on the fabric. Also, please remember that this is my first flat fold. I will get better, I promise. LOL

Ignore the pins. The glue was still drying.

Side view.

Halloween fabric. I love this fabric on here.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Samhain Finish

Earlier this month, I was part of an exchange on ILCS. It was the kit in a container exchange. I got a cute Samhain freebie chart and everything to make it. I finished stitching it last night. The pictures really aren't that good. I wish I had a better camera (phone) to take them with. (I think that is what I will ask for for Christmas)

I did make a few changes to the piece. I stitched it with 3 ply DMC and backstitched with 2. The words and web I did in DMC Glow in the Dark thread instead of white. I also changed the lettering a little bit. I just didn't like the way the words were done. I also backstitched the letters using 3 strands instead of 2. Overall, I am happy with the way this has come out.

I am currently in the middle of finishing this piece as a flatfold. It will be my first one. We'll see how it comes out. LOL

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wonderful Gifts

I got a wonderful package in the mail today from Danni, a friend on ILCS. She sent me two charts from White Willow Stitching. I had both of them on my wishlist, too. :)

I got Blessed Be and


I'm really looking forward to stitching both of them. The Samhain will probably wait until next year, but I'm already planning what to do with the Blessed Be. There are a couple of different fabrics that I would like to use. Here is a sampling of some of my thoughts. Of course the thread color might change depending on which fabric I go with. They are all from Picture This Plus. One thing I really like on their site is they show you how the color looks on Aida, Linen, and Lugana all side by side. I think it really helps in making a decision. It's a pretty even split between Lugana and Linen for me. Let me know which ones you like.

Shadow - Lugana

Monet - Lugana

Loch - Linen

Gothic - Linen

Baroque - Linen

Voodoo - Lugana

Tarnish - Linen

Stellar - Lugana

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Ya, ya, ya...another one. Sometimes, I just can't help myself. LOL

Your result for The Personality Defect Test...


You are 14% Rational, 0% Extroverted, 71% Brutal, and 71% Arrogant.

You are the Brute! You are introverted, arrogant, brutal, and more intuitive than rational. Like a big, dumb animal, you are driven by your emotions more than your reason, and as a result of the fact that you care very little for the feelings of others, you tend to be rather selfish. You also possibly fling your own poo. Because of your selfishness, you also tend to be a bit arrogant, seeing yourself as big or strong or smart or always correct. This makes you a stubborn, irrational, emotion-driven brute. King Kong best represents the gorilla-version of your personality. Emotional, introverted (King Kong was isolated on his own island, after all), brutal, and arrogant (proud to be the largest ape on Earth!), Kong would probably get along very well with you, seeing as how you share many of the same traits. Aside from, you know, all the fur. You probably keep to yourself and take great pleasure in watching fat people fall down stairs. (But who doesn't, really?) You probably also have dreams of becoming famous or well-known, but this most likely won't happen because your introversion limits your Hollywood connections. Being introverted, ape-like, and arrogant isn't so bad, though. It beats being dead. So your personality defect is simply that you act like a large, overgrown ape that thinks highly of itself whilst brutalizing buxom blondes. Or something.

Try to stay off of buildings.

To put it less negatively:

1. You are more INTUITIVE than rational.

2. You are more INTROVERTED than extroverted.

3. You are more BRUTAL than gentle.

4. You are more ARROGANT than humble.


Your exact opposite is the Hand-Raiser.

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Class Clown, the Schoolyard Bully, and the Sociopath.



If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well. Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.

The other personality types:

The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

Be sure to take my Sublime Philosophical Crap Test if you are interested in taking a slightly more intellectual test that has just as many insane ramblings as this one does!

About Saint_Gasoline

I am a self-proclaimed pseudo-intellectual who loves dashes. I enjoy science, philosophy, and fart jokes and water balloons, not necessarily in that order. I spend 95% of my time online, and the other 5% of my time in the bathroom, longing to get back on the computer. If, God forbid, you somehow find me amusing instead of crass and annoying, be sure to check out my blog and my webcomic at SaintGasoline.com.

Take The Personality Defect Test at HelloQuizzy

Conscientious, Fulfilled, and Spiritual ???

Alright, I found another silly quiz. This one came from Velda's place.

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Conscientious, Fulfilled, and Spiritual

20 Renaissance, 11 Islamic, 9 Ukiyo-e, -26 Cubist, -28 Abstract and 1 Impressionist!

The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence affected literature, philosopy, religion, art, politics, science, and all other aspects of intellectual enquiry. Renaissance artists looked at the human aspect of life in their art. They did not reject religion but tended to look at it in it's purest form to create visions they thought depicted the ideals of religion. Painters of this time had their own style and created works based on morality, religion, and human nature. Many of the paintings depicted what they believed to be the corrupt nature of man.

People that like Renaissance paintings like things that are more challenging. They tend to have a high emotional stability. They also tend to be more concientious then average. They have a basic understanding of human nature and therefore are not easily surprised by anything that people may do. They enjoy life and enjoy living. They are very aware of their own mortality but do not dwell on the end but what they are doing in the present. They enjoy learning, but may tend to be a bit more closed minded to new ideas as they feel that the viewpoint they have has been well researched and considered. These people are more old fashioned and not quite as progressive. They enjoy the finer things in life like comfort, a good meal, and homelife. They tend to be more spiritual or religious by nature. They are open to new aesthetic experiences.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

ILCS Fall Exchange Received

I got my ILCS fall exchange gift from Danni yesterday. I found it in the front door as I was leaving for work. I couldn't stand to wait to open it. So I'm driving down the interstate tearing open the envelope and pulling things out with both hands (steering wheel was being controlled by my knees). Yes, be thankful that y'all don't live anywhere near me! LOL

She sent me the cutest Samhain design from Stitch Witch Circle. I also got a wonderful dark navy Aida and all the many floss colors to stitch it up. It came in a reuable cloth trick or treat bag that is perfect for the holiday. That is DH's fat cat Cedar looking at all the goodies with me.

Here is picture of what the pattern will look like when I finish it. I was planning on concentrating on ALQ until it's done, but I may just have to take this to work and get a start on it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Family Update

Took the little man to the doctor for his yearly checkup. He turned 4 at the end of May and I hadn't gotten him in yet. I have a feeling that all those tall genes that skipped me in my family have found their way to him. He came in at 44 1/2 inches tall and 52 lbs. That's over 95% for his age on both stats. Average height is about 41 inches and weight is 37 lbs. That makes him sound fat, but he really isn't. He's got a little belly on him but it's not fat. At least it doesn't seem that way to me. More like he's just holding on to his baby fat a little longer than most.

The cats in the family are seeming to get along a little better than they were. At least Cedar is tolerating Esme better. LOL

Esme is putting on weight. She is over 2 lbs now. We figure she about 13 weeks now. I have a feeling she will never be a large cat.

For those of you who have never seen DH's fat cat let me show you. I have no idea how much this cat weighs. He is a large cat, but also overweight. He dwarfs little Esme, but she has no fear of him and continually pounces on him and play fights with him. You can see in the above picture of both of them how much larger he is.

I'm still working at the casino and driving much more than I wish I was. I end up putting at least 500 miles on my car each week. That's a lot of wear and tear on the car and a lot of gas. I like my job though. So that is why it would be hard to leave. The money is good too, otherwise I wouldn't be able to afford all the gas I have to use to get back and forth. I'm not against moving closer to my job, but DH just seems dead set against it. In many ways, I can't really blame him though.

Proposition A is coming up on the ballot here in Missouri this November. Right now it looks like it is going to pass and I have to admit I'm not completely sure that it should. I love the fact that it would get rid of Missouri's loss limit. (A player can only buy in for $500 every two hours.) I hate that it will limit the number of casino licenses the state can hand out. In fact, it won't allow any new casinos in Missouri at all. :( Which means that my hope of them opening one closer to me just goes out the window. It also means there will be no competition for my current casino. Competition is good for the employees. It can create better job environment and better benefits and pay. So, I'm still undecided on this issue. I will probably vote yes, though. And hope that it will help to turn my ugly red-headed stepchild of a casino into a real casino.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Little Quakeresque Update

I pulled ALQ out since I have decided to focus on that for now. I got a bit done last night and am hoping to get more done tonight. However, I am extremely tired tonight so I may just not mess with anything at all.

I used my new phone to take the picture. It has a better camera on it than the other phone, but the picture still shows up more blue than it is. The floss is really a deep green, not blue at all.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test

Having seen this on a couple of other blogs I read, I just had to take it. :) I ended up just about where I thought I would. LOL!

Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test by donathos ...

Pure Nerd

74 % Nerd, 48% Geek, 39% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Newest Finish

My household is a two party household. DH is a Libertarian who usually votes Republican and I am a Democrat. I will be voting for Obama/Biden. DH, for McCain/Palin.

I hadn't stitched anything for DH lately and I think he was starting to feel left out. So, I pulled out a freebie I had found and stitched it up for him today for him to hang in his truck. He seems to like it.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Okay...after taking a bit of a hiatus, I have returned.

Life reared its very ugly head and I had to take a break from certain things. Stitching on my projects was what took the backseat.

I did get a small finish done. I worked up a quick bookmark for a friend. Of course I forgot to take a picture of it. lol Oh, well.

Any way, I am back and plan to pick up my needles again on the weekends. That is about the only time I really get to stitch. I'm not sure yet if I'm just going to stick to one project or do a rotation of my current ones. I really want to finish ALQ, but I know DH is going to hound me about Monopoly if I don't work on it, too. Guess we'll just have to see how it goes when I get there.