The adventures of Brian the pug and his devotees.

24 March 2009


Please enjoy this craft-tacular video. I could watch this all day.

20 March 2009


Wordle is a neat website, which analyzes a blog or website, and creates a word cloud based on the text.

Wordle: i <3 crochet

Here's mine!

19 March 2009

"Comfortable" Airline Seats

Have you heard about this? A company has come up with a new design for airline seats to make them a bit more comfortable. The idea behind the design is that the seats are staggered, which allows the sitter to lean to the side whilst sleeping, in addition to providing a modicum of privacy from the person sitting next to you. This isn't mentioned in the article, but it looks like there is a bar for the feet to rest on. I hope this is the case, I am always trying to squish my feet up on to the seat for more comfort.

The only drawback to the design is that the seats don't lean back. However, the designer reasons that they don't need to lean back, since most people lean to the side to sleep on planes, and additionally, your space isn't invaded by the person sitting in front of you. The new design is better for the airlines, as it allows for more seats to be crammed on to a plane. (You didn't think that was possible, did you?)

What do you think? I'm excited to try one out.

17 March 2009

Brian's New Shirt

For those of you that don't know, I am working on a clothing line for dogs, made from upcycled clothing. The line will also include crocheted items, such as hats and neckwarmers. (Neckwarmers are the new scarves, in case you didn't know.)

BH is a very patient model. Here he is in a shirt design I've been working on.

09 March 2009

I'm So Glad It's Not Hot in Brisbane Today

Well, I guess the title of this post is self explanatory.

But also! I just realized that my last post was my 100th post! I was planning on doing some kind of celebration of 100 posts, but maybe that will have to wait until 200. Right now I'm drinking beer and crocheting. Every day I get to drink beer and crochet is the best day of my life.

Bye for now!

The Wedding

Please enjoy these photos of a wedding we went to this weekend.

happy groom

bachelor party

here comes the bride

maid of honor

opening presents

05 March 2009

Sweet, Sweet Crochet

I have been working so hard on Brian's wardrobe (and a secret birthday present for someone!) that I haven't had much time to crochet. However, I got smart and realized that I can take crochet to the dog park!

It has been so nice getting back into the hooking. It's like visiting an old friend. I'm currently trying to design a neck warmer. Yes, for a dog, don't you think their necks get cold too? The yarn I'm working with at the moment is mustard yellow (literally mustard yellow, I use it as the mustard for my crocheted hot dogs). I am obsessed with all shades of yellow these days. Apparently when you wear yellow in France, it means you're somebody's mistress.

We're borrowing a camera this weekend, so we can take photos of the pug wedding*, so hopefully soon I'll have some photo updates.

*More on this later.

04 March 2009

What Does Microsoft Word Think of You?

When you do a spell check on your name, that is. The suggestions for my first name are: angle, angrier, or aggie. Word wants my last name to be: brickyard, racked, or rocker. Leave me a comment to let me know what Microsoft Word thinks of you.

Yours Truly,

Angrier Rocker

03 March 2009

M is for Monteith's

Ben & I have been digging a new-to us-beer called Monteith's. It's from New Zealand, and like most things from New Zealand, it's wonderful. We've tried the Pilsner and the Golden Lager, and they are both Delicious. Best of all, it's on sale for only $43AUD a carton (four six packs)! For all you non-Aussies, that's a steal for good beer here.

Good News!

Brian's pug mother, Jezebel is going to have a litter of puppies in about six weeks! But wait, there's more! We're getting one of the puppies!!!! The breeder has asked us to come to the birth, to help out. How great is that?! Ben is in charge of helping with grossness, and I am in charge of cuddling baby puppies. I'm glad we have come up with an equitable division of tasks.

Brian is looking forward to having a sister, especially so they can keep each other company while we are away during the day. Yipeeeeee!!!!!!!!

Well, I have used up my exclamation point quota for the month so I have to go.