meme time!

I should be cleaning the living room but instead I snagged a meme from Mary-Heather
* type your answer to each question below into Flickr Search
* using only the first page of results, pick an image
* copy and paste each URL into fd’s mosaic maker
* blog it!
The Pictures:

My creation

The Questions:
1. What is your first name? Heather
2. What is your favorite food? Burrito
3. What high school did you go to? Eagan
4. What is your favorite color? Pink
5. Who is your celebrity crush? David Attenborough
6. What is your favorite drink? Coffee
7. Dream vacation? Tybee Island
8. Favorite dessert? Ice Cream
9. What do you want to be when you grow up? Awesome
10. What do you love most in life? Learning
11. One word to describe you? Perplexing
12. Your flickr name? MOR602 (okay, I cheated because my screen name came up with nothing so I searched for Velvet-c which is fair)
Okay, now I will go be responsible!

HI HI HI HI HI HI!!! It’s me!

HI HI HI HI!!! HI!! HI! I am Chester that is me I know my name! my name is Chester and that is me!
And I know things! The thing that I know is all of the stuff! and I will tell you the things the things that I know. I know I am Chester. The lady is here the lady is helping me! I know all of the stuff but she knows bullet points, that is the thing she knows. she also knows about pink belly! she gives me pink belly.
The things that I know I am Chester and these are the things I know about ALIVE!!

  • if the lady throws something in the air, catch it in your mouth! It might be a cheerios, a cheerios is okay but also it might be a peanut! I like peanuts. They taste like peanut butter biscuit.
  • Sometimes! oh my god! sometimes if there have been much of a lot of the peanuts in the air that I catch and eat!!! Sometimes! The man says “No more Chester peanuts! Grrrrgrrrr GRRRRR! Gross pick up poop!”
  • ha ha ha ha!! POOP!!! he should learn from me! I am alive and I know things about alive and I do not pick up poop! Who picks up poop? ha ha ha ha!
  • ha ha ha OH MY GOD!!! POOP!!! ha ha ha ha!! Do you want to pick up my pee??? HA HA HA HA!!!!
  • My name is Chester and poop is funny!
  • oh oh!! Oh! Oh my god! and today!! DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED?? I know what happened because I know all of the things!
  • OKAY! Okay! listen! the thing that happened was that we went outside to make peewees and poops (ha ha ha!! That poop’s gonna be PICKED UP!!! get it!!!)
  • So I go outside and I am ready to bark but the lady says the words that are “leave it” and that makes me not bark! then she says the truth “good boy” Is funny because I don’t even know what I want to bark at yet but she says that so I don’t bark!
  • BUT!
  • WAIT
  • okay the thing that happened is the thing that I am telling you. I went outside and I didn’t bark but then I saw a SQUIRREL!
  • And the squirrel was RIGHT THERE!! and it was slow! that squirrel was slow and also
  • ALSO
  • that squirrel was damned fat (can I say the word that is damn??)(yes you can)
  • not like the fat that is regular but the fat that is:
  • when that squirrel sits around the tree! it can’t even pick up poop!!!!!
  • but then the squirrel said to me!! The squirrel said the thing that was
  • “chk chk chk chk nuuuuuuuuuts? chk chk chk chk nuuuuuuuuuuuuts?”
  • and the thing is!! I know all of the stuff
  • but I didn’t know what the hell! Nuts? I don’t have nuts! they took my nuts!!! Here, pick up poop!!!!
  • I DON’T KNOW!! the squirrel kept saying the thing that was “chk chk chk chk nuuuuuuuuuuts?”
  • And what the hell? because I’m only a little dog but even fat squirrels are littler than me.
  • but then the lady, the lady said the thing that was “hurry up” so I went to go make a poop (pick it up!!! pick up the poop!) and also I had to make peewee. and then Maddie heard the fat squirrel and Maddie went to go look
  • except Maddie can’t look! The squirrel which is so fat it can be seen from PETCO was right about that giant hippo head and the fat fat fatty squirrel was saying “chk chk chk chk chk nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuts?” at Maddie and Maddie just looked at the other yard!!!
  • She doesn’t know anything! She only looks ahead! and the squirrel is not there!
  • OH! then we went inside and Maddie wanted to play herfuffle! Do you know herfuffle? I know herfuffle! it is the game that is played with Maddie!
  • oh yeah! the things that I know!
  • The other night the lady was at the thing that was not my toy and Maddie was under the chair and my peener was under my belly (PEENER JOKE) and the man tickled the lady and pretended to chew on her!
  • and the lady made a noise that was a yell!
  • and Maddie played herfuffle with the man but
  • but Maddie also did barking with the herfuffle and she NEVER DOES THAT!!!
  • um, so I know that Maddie will make the bark in her herfuffle if you make the lady yell!
  • oh! I’m not supposed to make a bed in the ‘cleen lawn-drees’
  • then why are the cleen lawn drees on the bed???

Okay! Hi Hi HI! My name is chester and I have a peener and I have told you the things that are the stuff I know about being alive and how to ALIVE things. OH! Also we made the bullet points so that you would know that it was for real.
But Chester is always for real. My name is Chester.

The time has come

The time has come for the Velvet Cerebellum staff to make its presidential candidate endorsement. Based on the following criteria:

  • Well funded early childhood education should not be limited to the lucky offspring of the suburban McMansion crowd
  • That health care is a fundamental human right
  • We need to end this mess we started in Iraq and we must do this with focus
  • No one can decide what should grow in a person’s body except that person
  • Reproductive rights begin with a thorough education that includes biology, birth control and responsibility
  • We don’t forget the phrase “well regulated” when discussing the 2nd amendment
  • Science is a matter of discerning testable theories and investigating outcomes. Magic sky men have no place in the science classroom unless there is a test for proving their existence
  • The First Amendment protects the practice of all religions, all speech and all peaceful assembly. It protects even the hated and despised and THAT is its true power
  • Maybe a little more regulation and a little less “oh, companies and investors would never put themselves at risk” is needed. It’s clear that these companies didn’t really put themselves at risk, they put OUR money at risk, lost it and now they are paying the price by putting that 4th vacation home on hold
  • It takes more than an uncommon name to determine if one is a terrorist
  • When given the financial incentives too ‘boost’ the economy, corporations and the individually wealthy generally…do not. It just does not trickle down the way they promise. Instead of tax breaks to help companies hire employees that won’t get hired, why not give the tax breaks to the people who will actually spend the money on groceries and pants! Let’s stimulate the economy from the bottom up and see what happens.

The staff here at the Velvet Cerebellum (me and Chester, I guess) are endorsing the Obama/Biden ticket. Of course this is no surprise to many of you, but sometimes it has to be said. I’m going to go do my part for america and clean my laundry!
Edited to Add: We believe that the Constitution and Bill of Rights details our Rights as citizens and should not be used to limit rights based on religious beliefs as that would DIRECTLY OPPOSE the first amendment and its assertion that the government will not establish a religion. Opposed to gay marriage? then DON’T FUCKING MARRY A GAY PERSON (I’m looking at you, Mrs Larry Craig)

Olde Schoole

Got me a spinning wheel! Yep! Got me a spinning wheel and I sat down and I SPINNED!
Took some trial and error, some moments of crinkled foreheads and a couple of “oh shits” but I got it figured out. At least I think I do! I spun up and plied some border leicester from The March Hare. It’s nothing to write home about, this yarn I made, but I managed to work and learn the different aspects of the spinning wheel. Now it’s just a matter of maintaining some consistency in my drafting.
This morning I ordered 8 pounds (8 POUNDS) of merino roving, along with a set of dye from Indie Dyer. Awesome!
In other happenings:
I slept for 32 hours. I woke up at about 6:30 this morning after 32 hours of sleep. David had woken me up briefly yesterday to feed me fried egg and cheese sandwiches and I kind of intended to stay awake…but then I decided to go to sleep again. I really really needed that sleep.
My dreams have been incredibly vivid lately, both visually and emotionally. A lot of classic themes of powerlessness and loss, but also a lot of adventure and triumph. In one dream there was a group of assholes who just did everything they could to make me miserable. In turn, I did everything I could to avoid them or, when confronted, to punch them. I didn’t get super upset until they tried to take Maddie away from me!
Do what you will to me, but do not take my dog away!
On Friday I bought the yarn for the Northern Dreams Pullover. Can’t wait to get started on that. Except I have to wait because I have other projects in the hopper that take precedence. Fine.
From the CSA I have kale, cabbage, butternut squash, potatoes, carrots, broccoli and onions. I need to make something delicious and autumnal for dinner that isn’t soup.
It’s 9am and that means it’s time to go to ‘work’.