blog bog

I didn’t post yesterday because I had absolutely nothing to say (okay, so maybe I don’t have much to say MOST of the time, but yesterday was an extreme case!). I don’t have much to say today, either, so I thought I’d just share some random thoughts and such:
– The husband of my friend Janice, the one who lives in Michigan and just knit that lovely scarf, is supposed to be on Car Talk either this weekend or next weekend! He’ll be talking about his new Saab (it’s a Saab Story), and his name is Christopher. Tune in if you can!
– Re: iTunes and the whole Pepsi thing. I am a Coke drinker (Diet Coke, to be exact). When I go to restaurants for lunch, I always ask if they have Coke or Pepsi. It’s like that old Saturday Night Live skit in the greasy spoon. Do you remember that? “Cheeburger cheeburger cheeburger.”
– Peter just asked me, “Rosie O’Donnell is gay? Did you know that?”
– If you want to make a quick dinner, and you don’t mind using canned goods, and you live near a Trader Joe’s (this isn’t mandatory, but it’s helpful), and you like Mexican-ish food, try this: brown a pound of ground turkey in some olive oil with some garlic (you can add onions, too, of course, but I do not like onions. They actually make me gag. However, it is one of my New Year’s resolutions to have a better attitude and a more open mind about cooked onions). Add a regular-sized can of diced tomatoes, a small can of drained sliced black olives, a small can of diced green chilies, and a drained can of corn. Throw in half a jar of Trader Joe’s mol

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17 Responses to blog bog

  1. jee says:

    YOU make me smile…every time…

  2. Jennifer says:

    How did I not know of MagKnits until now? Looking forward to seeing your design!!

  3. sandee says:

    How cool that you’re going to be a published designer (insert audience applause here)! I’m so looking forward to seeing it!

  4. Sonja says:

    Ooh,you’re going to be famous! Way to go. If you email me an address to send to, I’ll send your insane bro my caps. DH is a Diet Pepsi-aholic. Personally, I am now hooked on Diet Coke with Lime. MMM!

  5. kerrie says:

    For someone with not much to say you sure filled a lot of space!! 😉
    I cant wait for everyone to see your design in MagKnits, after sending the patterns out to designers to approve yesterday I had lots of replies saying “ooh, I love Mariko’s pattern” You deserve to be famous!
    2 days. And counting.

  6. carolyn says:

    you are cracking me up. yes you used the word right if it’s the finales you missed, not just a regular show. where has pete been for the last 10 years? pop culture is a-passin’ him by! yes i insist you be kinder to onions, they are nowhere near as nasty as pepsi: pepsi-cola hits the spot, ties your belly in a knot, looks like vinegar, tastes like ink, pepsi-cola is a stiny drink! coke rules. and that is my ruling on the matter.

  7. Lisa says:

    denouement: the outcome of a complex sequence of events.
    Now, try to pretend like you didn’t notice that my life is so uneventful that I actually had the time to look the meaning of the word up and post it here in your blog…I guess this means that I’ll never be able to use this word in reference to my own life, eh? Well, that’s o.k., I just want to knit anyway 😉

  8. Em says:

    I was looking forward to MagKnits but now I’m looking forward to it even more! Can’t wait to love your design.
    I can tell you what you missed on the O.C.: Ryan and Theresa kissed. And Seth did this whole John Cusack-esque stunt with a public announcement of devotion to Summer, and then they kissed. It was sweet. I don’t think it gets much cuter than Adam Brody.

  9. Adrian says:

    It’s only 10 in the morning and I know what I’m making for dinner. Thanks!

  10. Rose says:

    I can’t wait to see your Magknits pattern!!! I must say I was real bummed that I couldn’t go to Stitches West and meet you in person (you know the things that get in the way of knitting… the kid, the hubby, the cats….). I am pushing for next year!!!!

  11. Heidi says:

    Looking forward to the pattern in MagKnits! And I’ll have to try that mole recipe too. Happy weekend!

  12. Marcia says:

    Hey, I’ve been kind of dried up in the post department myself. When that happens, I tend to avoid all blogs in general on account of it making me feel worse.
    Congrats on the pattern! I can’t wait. The recipe sounds yummy too. My husband loves those chiles. I used to be able to eat that hot stuff…gawd, do I sound like my mother!

  13. MOG says:

    Thanks for the MagKnits link, terrific! Tell Pete that Rosie got married yesterday! Then he’ll be completely up to date.:)

  14. sea o' purls says:

    Hi I’ve been lurking and reading your great blog and I must say if you don’t like onions don’t force it. But maybe try a relation to onions like shallots or scallions. Maybe they will be more pleasing and they have great tastes. Thanks for the info on Mags.

  15. Becky says:

    Of course it will make everyone smile. Your very blog with its fun entries and photos make me smile! No doubt about it 🙂

  16. Amy says:

    I can say “I knew you when!” Congrats on the MagKnits contribution — can’t wait to see it 🙂
    p.s. What pop culture rock has your husband been under (hee hee)

  17. Meg says:

    I love reading your blog – I always seem to learn something new & interesting: Japanese sweets (and other neat food info), where to find really cool fabrics & inspiration to try some new things myself. I’ve considered trying quilting, but what usually stops me is too big ideas about what it’s got to be – complicated & intricate. Yours are simple but really cute & stylish! You’re lots of fun! 🙂

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