Other folks may collect action figures but these are just flat-out toys. Doctor Who toys, thank you very much.
Sooo, left to right then, yeah? The 10th doctor as played by David Tennant, about the size of a Barbie doll. How bad would that wig out Ken, eh? Then we have the smaller 10th Doctor and the radio control K-9 unit. How cool is that, right? On top of them is Captain Jack Harkness, swoon with me girls! Then last, but certainly not least, is the Dalek with mutant reveal!
What’s that? No, sorry, I couldn’t possibly take them out of the packages so you can have a better look. Yes, I know it would be fun to play with the radio control K-9 unit but I couldn’t possibly. Huh, maybe they aren’t toys after all. Let’s go with collectibles then, shall we? Fred tells me he’s got a Face of Boe on his desk at work. I wonder if it’s still in the packaging? Hmmmmm.
My dad is feeling a bit better. They still haven’t been able to find out what the abdominal pain is so he’s in for some more tests starting on Monday. Thank you for all your well wishes, we all really appreciate them.
There was something else I was going to tell you….huh, what was it? Oh! Duh, that’s right. I go for testing for two possible new jobs next week. Fingers crossed, yeah? And now, I have to go and study for those tests. Wanna read along at home? Go on, you know you want to. Snort.
My dad’s been sick in the hospital for the past few days. Thank you to all the sweet folks crossing fingers and sending good vibes via twitter. He’s in a room now, not the hallway he had for the first two days, and is feeling a bit more comfortable. Now it’s just a tonne of tests to track down what is making him sick. I’ll keep you updated as things move along.
In other news, we are still eating carrots picked fresh from the garden:
No, that is not a miniature ginger ale can, those are just terrifyingly big carrots. I was under the impression that in the winter the carrots would stop growing and go into a sort of garden stasis when the weather got cold. Not so much in our garden. They each weigh more than a pound and they taste amazing. So sweet and not woody at all. It’s like a little bit of summer in January.
A few people asked about the Dr. Who action figures, (TOYS!), in the picture of the last post. I’ll take some better pictures and cover that a little more in-depth when I get a bit more time. Hopefully this weekend or next week. You should know though, I also have a Captain Jack action figurine. Who’s cool? Aw yeah baby. That’d be me. Snort.
Okay, that’s enough of me. I’m off to bed early as it’s back to the hospital tomorrow morning.
It is pouring here! Dogs won’t go outside, water running down the driveway, lashes of water against the windows kind of rain. A good day for knitting and reading I do believe.
Not much activity around here lately. Mostly I’ve been knitting chemo caps for some folks who are about to start treatment for cancer. Not a very nice way for them to start 2011. Fingers are duly crossed that all will be well, when I’m not knitting that is. I’ve been using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran that’s been marinating in the stash for at least 3 years. Very soft and machine washable, gotta love it.
I’m calling them the F@ck You Cancer hats. Sorry for the potty mouth mom. I think the stronger language is necessary. While I’m knitting them I mutter curses to kill the cancer cells alternating with healthful thoughts to make the wearer feel better. Kind of good and bad Juju all in one little garment. I hope it works.
In real life it's a dark plum colour, not brown.
Race for Life 2009 – Easy Cap, almost like a little Juliet cap.
Jared Flood’s Turn a Square hat. Love the flat top of this one. Will definitely make one for me for cold morning commutes.
A Hat Fit for a Boyfriend. Really like the ribbing decreases on this one. Nice look.
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Bit of an adventure this past Sunday. The sun was shining and it was gorgeous out so off to Granville Island I went. Here’s what I saw,
Little ferry boats to ride in
The new roof of BC Place is looking a bit like something ancient and Roman
How blue is that sky?
I have no idea what that is
While this is obviously going to be our primary weapon against the coming alien invasion
At the market there were funny buskers who rode very tall unicycles and juggled knives
Very tall unicycle!
Trust me, he's juggling knives!
Sights were seen, Vitamin D was absorbed, fish & chips consumed. Oh, and $31 worth of bread was purchased.
Gentlemen singing in French
Had a feeling of Elvis Costello about him. Might have been the hat.
And this it was back on the wee boat to Skytrain and home again, home again, jiggedy jig. Still in oh so much sunshine!
It was a lovely day and the bread? Freaking amazing!
Poor Wednesday, right? What a burden to drag around. I have to admit though, this week? Wednesday is feeling a bit woey. Probably not a word but that’s okay. It is now.
I’ve been feeling a little sporadic and in need of some pretty intensive nesting. In the name of sporadic I give you the following:
Yarnpiggy, the Mr. and I had a little post new year’s cheesefest.
There were no fewer than 5 kinds of cheese at this soirée. And faux champagne. Very tasty stuff.
I also would appear to have a full fledged Wollmeise addiction problem as evidenced by this rather disgusting display:
Good thing I’m on a yarn diet for 2010. Oy vey.
Last but not least, when I was unrolling toilet paper this morning I heard a sort of ‘ting’ kind of noise. There on the floor was a perfect little clear plastic button.
It was trapped in the roll. You could see the impression of it on the sheets. Weird, right? I wonder what else is inside that roll? Will I end up with a whole set of buttons? Maybe a buckle or two?
Finally, I read 42 books last year. Definitely getting back to normal on the reading front. I’m hoping to hit 45 this year.