Kyrie’s Rants & InSaNiTiEs

This last semister, Alex decided to slack, he slacked so much that his writing grade went from a B to a D…in one semister.  Mainly that’s because Alex is not all that fond of writing. He’d rather hurry through it and his work is…abismal at best. So we decided that he would be writing a story a week for the rest of the summer. This is the first installment of his summer homework. After some decussion Alex asked if he could write one large story for the whole summer. We agreed and so this is the first part of his story. It doesn’t have a title yet as he’s still working on that.  But here we go…

“Hello, what is your name?”

“Alex.”

“Well hello Alex. Welcome to Desert Breeze. My name is Cloe.”

“Hey why don’t you put your lunch box on your group table, in the gym.”

“Ok.”

When I got in the gym everybody was free playing. The first thing I played was wall ball with a leader then I shot some hoops after awhile we had to line up for snack.  For snack I had a cookie, gummies and a banana. After snack we went back to the gym.

But when we got there something with wings grabbed me and flew off with me. At that moment I realized two things, one I was hungry and two I needed to know what is carrying me. All of a sudden I was dropped into a pool of water. When my head got out I was in a whole new place.

When I realized that I started to hear some laughing. When I looked up I saw harpies laughing at me bacause I was soaking wet and that made me mad and suddenly I realized that I had armor and a sword and beside me was a ghoul.  “This much be WoW, ” I thought.

When I clearly realized that it was WoW I attacked the laughing harpies and after I gained a level and now I was completely convinced that it was WoW.

Right after I was clearly convinced I realized I was my level 58 Death Knight. Then all of a sudden a man in a black mask pounced out of the bushes and was being attacked by wolf clan men and it was technically four against one but I decided to even the odds.  After the fight we introduced each other, his name was Zorro.

Guess what he got here the same way I did, harpies took us from the real world to this world. He also told me how to get back to the real world. “You just have to go to the Harpies kingdom, but to get there you will have to go through Saku’s Forest, Orgrimmar, the Dark Portal, the Never Ending Cove, Dino Kindgom and the Orc cavern.”

“So where do we start?”

“The Never Ending Cove.”

“What!”

“Don’t worry it ends…eventually.”

“Ahhh!”

“Just kidding, sorry.”

“That was not me.”

“Then what was that?”

“Why don’t you ask it?”

At that moment Zorro turned around and guess what he saw a werewolf.  Right after I blinked the werewolf’s head was gone.

We pause here tune back in about two weeks for the next story.  The kids are going up to their grand parents for the week, so there will be a longer pause the usual after this story.

Today we made S’mores in a campfire out back. We had a lot of fun, though I had to teach the boys S’mores etiquette. Craig doesn’t remember ever having them before and the Lost boys had never had them either. We all sat outside and watched the fire burn out and the kids and I made up a story about a knight and a dragon from what we could imagine the flames of the fire looked like. The S’mores were as yummy as I remembered.  And the kids lasted until 10pm on one S’more and one roasted marshmallow. I don’t know how my mom let us eat so many of those on camping trips. Then again we spent most of the day hiking and were so worn out that the S’mores didn’t really have much effect. I couldn’t convince any of the boys to eat the Marshmallows that way I liked it…charbroiled to ash, I am telling you ash with your sugar is good….sigh they didn’t believe me.

Earlier today Kayden and I dyed his first skein of sock yarn. We both had fun dying our yarn.  Kayden’s came out very well he listened to my instructions and there was only one little bit that got a bit muddied with the dye mixing together.   I dyed mine a pretty light blue and Kayden did his green, red and blue.  I will have pictures later when they are done drying.

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Below is the story that Alex just finished writing, thought I would share it all with you.

Hello to all you Dragon lovers out there. My name is Alex and I  will tell you how to find a North American, African, and Asian dragons.

First if you live in North America and you live near the mountains that have a cave, ask yourself these three questions.

1. Would a dragon live in a cave?

Yes / No

2. Is the dragon hungry?

Yes / No

3. Will he/she be a baby?

Yes / No

If you are not sure about a question there are three things you can do.

A. Give up

B. Sneak in the cave and look.

C. Buy a robot to check

If none of these work that means there is no dragon. Wait! But there still could be dragon remains, below is a picture of a dragon rib I found.

As you can see it has a crack and if you are wondering what a dragon would like like.

  • blue wings
  • wings tattered
  • breathes fire
  • blue
  • red and yellow eyes

Now if you are in Africa and you have elephants and you want to catch a dragon have a heat seeking missle ready because these type of dragons eat elephants. There are three week spots.

1. The head

2. Wings

3. Long neck

If you hit the head it might cause temporary blindness or it will kill the dragon. If you hit the wings the dragon will lose balance and fall. If you hit the neck it might blow some scales off or it might blow the dragons head off.  Below are then dragon traits.

  1. Dragons are carnivors.
  2. Dragons are fast.
  3. Dragons breathe fire.
  4. Dragons have big meals.
  5. Most dragons have black horns.
  6. All dragons have tails.
  7. Most dragons live in caves.
  8. Baby dragons are called whlepings (well-p-lings).
  9. Some dragons have feathers.
  10. All dragons have claws.

Now you know how to find an African dragon and an American dragon.

The next dargon we are going to talk about is so evil and vile that one look will crush the living daylights out of you. Just kidding! There is no dragon that is that dangerous.

The real dragon that we are going to talk abotu is the nicest dragon alive, it is called the Asian dragon. The Asian dragon looks like it is part snake, part lion, and part lizard. It’s scales are red and at the end of the tail is hair. On its back there are some red spikes sticking out. Every dragons eye tell of its power. Below are some colors and powers.

  1. Green = Healing
  2. Purple = Singing
  3. Red = Sharper claws
  4. White = Fast Flying
  5. Black = Invisible

Now you know how to find three dragons. And there names are , the North American dragon, the African, and the Asian dragons. Now go and use your wisdom well.

The lost boys went up to visit their grandparents for spring break and then, Craig’s parents came down to visit them after they returned. Some how those lucky lost boys got two weeks of spring break…I’m not sure how that happened. I finished half of the I do Shrug and have started on the second sleeve. It’s coming along very nicely.

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I know it looks kind of bloby and such, but that’s because it’s lace and I haven’t blocked it yet.

I have also been working on my Sprite DarterSocks which I finished last night just as I got my Sprite Darter in Wow! I was sooo excited

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I made them extra girlie this time because Craig was threatening to steal them…though he assures me that he is secure enough that he can still wear them…sigh.

The weather was beautiful when Mel and David were here, but now it’s turned gloomy and windy. It’s looking like spring break was only a tease. Mom tells me that it’s still snowing in Montana and Mel called this morning to tell Craig it had snowed 6in. and she was moving down to live with us until spring decided to really come this year.
The lost boys enjoyed their easter gifts a great deal, and Kayden managed to  break his yo-yo so while Craig was trying to fix it he decided to super glue both of his eyes. Luckily he caught it in time before they were glued shut and washed his eyes for about 10 minutes. Was any interesting few days around here.

For those of you just dying to know what a Sprite Darter looks like…here are two pictures of my character…

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See even in game I hang out in the desert where it’s warm. 😉

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And here I am dancing for the joy of a new Sprite Darter!

So I have a friend on Ravelry that runs the Nerdabout NYC’s blog, for the science channel. Basically they feature various nerdy things and post about it. She asked me if I would be willing to do an interview about playing WoW and knitting. Which I was more then happy to do for her.

So please go check out the interview and comment! The science channel bases how long they are willing to keep this project going on the comments. So please please comment as she has offered to spotlight Strangers as well just before it is published.

As to other things I’ve been up to lately…well not much. Just reading a lot. I’ve read the last to novels in the Twilight series, and four Nicole Jordan books in the last few days.

Okay I know it’s been way to long since I did this, but I have finally gotten comfortable with my new program and it’s time to play again.  I have been doing a ton of knitting lately, so I thought I’d share a few pictures with you.

Before we start with my stuff though I want to show you Lorna’s Baby Murloc of doom! He’s soo cute and he was her first project that was not a scarf, I am very proud of her. She has done such a wonderful job with the baby murloc.

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It’s pictured below with Kayden’s murloc so you can see the size difference. As you can see it hasn’t quite come into his colors yet.

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Here are some of the projects I have started and  finished in the last month or so.  First I made Craig his own Skull hat so he wouldn’t be so cold in the morning driving to work since he took the jeep top off  just a bit early.

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But then Kevin at work saw it and wanted one of his own so I sold him one as well. I haven’t given it to him yet so I have no pictures of him in it…so I made Craig model it for you.

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Then I made another pair of toe up socks cuz, you can never have enough socks and I wanted to try out the whole toe up sock thing again, with a different heel to see if I liked that better.  I have decided they are a bit baggy and so I am not sure about the whole toe up thing. However Craig has stole them…evil man that he is. This is one of the few times I have been able to get my socks back from him. He claims he doesn’t mind the girly lace stuff I put on the tops in hopes he wouldn’t wear them. Unfortunately you can’t really see it in this picuter.

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My mistake of course was making him, his own pair for Valentines day ever since then he has been coveting my socks!

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Then I decided to knit Indie Dyer her murloc so she could take her on to Stitches West. She turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself. Indie Dyer is the wonderful lady that makes the murloc yarn.

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After that I thought I had better finish the murlocs for David that I promised him, because quiet frankly its getting to the point that I don’t ever want to knit another murloc again. Ten is really quiet enough.  I finished all three on the day that I took David in for his surgery and they let him pose for a picture before they took him off into the room.

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I took that picture with my Blackberry so it is a bit fuzzy…sorry about that. They waited patiently with me in the waiting room while I waited for David to finish his surgery so I could take him home.

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Then Alex happened to see a pair of my fingerless mitt and was very convincing in his argument that he desperately needed a pair to keep his hand warm when he rode in his Dad’s jeep.

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Once Kayden  saw Alex’s gloves he had to have a pair as well. So I ended up making two pairs. They both only took a day to knit.

And finally I started something for myself! I am so excited about this shrug I can’t wait to be finished with it.

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Anyway that’s pretty much what we’ve been up to this last month. The lost boys are excited about spring break coming up and seeing their grandparents again. Craig and I are staying busy with work and life and overall everything is going well.

Oh yeah Kayden got to call his girlfriend today…that went…interestingly. She deigned to talk to him for all of about 30 seconds before telling him she was busy and hanging up. Of course he called her five times in one day at his mothers house…so we had to explain the whole stalking concept and that he couldn’t call more then one time a day in the future.

So I have been doing a lot of editing for the Strangers RPG game as well as a bit of writing.  This project was started about 15 years ago, and I became involved with it about 7 years ago.  I helped write the first rough rough draft and then promptly moved to Las Vegas and left it in Raven’s hands. Well I am happy to announce that the game will finally be published June 1st, through Chronocomm Games. We will be going to Gen Con in August to promote the game and debut it. I am really really excited.

I haven’t been knitting much as I have been working on the game.  Today is sit and knit and I am going to try and finish that last murloc.

Yesterday I went to the Stripper 101 class, with some of the in room girls from work. We had a blast! The teacher was awesome and and very very funny. She showed us all these great stripper tricks as well as how to keep the control in a lap dance and  even a few pole tricks. It was such a work out, though at the time it didn’t feel like it. I sure feel it now.

So I’ve been really busy trying to keep up with everything lately and since I got a new computer which didn’t have a photo editing program I let the blogging slide a bit. Now I have currently finished 2 pairs of socks and 3 Murlocs. I have one more to go before I am done and then I will be done with Murlocs for some time I think.

The lost boys are doing well. Alex has managed to get a score of 98 for the Gate program. Which he was very excited about until he realized that meant more classes and homework. *insert evil laughter here*

The lost boys are still filling in the very large and deep grave they dug to china three weeks ago. Currently they almost have some of their toys back, and have been allowed to do more then just stare at a wall for the last week. Which has been nice for everyone. We are hoping they can go a whole week without trying to open the grave back up. Our fingers are crossed and I think since the microwave has given up the ghost and the clock no longer changes minutes that they have fully decided that watching the clock is not as fun as it used to be. I could be wrong about that…lets hope not.

I have been editing the Strangers RPG game, while will be released June 1st and am very very excited about that. As well I am planning on attending Gen Con in Aug to watch the game be debuted.

Oh I got my Kindle today and I absolutely LOVE it. I love it more then…hmm well less then Craig and more then WoW…I think. Yeah yeah I’m almost sure that’s the right amount. I need to knit it a case so that it doesn’t get scratched up.

Okay that’s all I’ve got for now I still haven’t quiet learned my new photo editing software and I really don’t have the patience for it tonight. So here is the post with out pictures. 🙂