Meowzette on October 29th, 2013

Episode 43: All Hallows Eve

Hello! A little late but I have a surprise in my new segment, The Masquerade.  Thank you for listening!

Crafty News

Chelsea’s Shawl – not as done as I wanted
Joker Bear is in the works
Monster Slippers by Knits for Life
Pin Up Girl from Killerbeess 
Equilter Star Wars prints

Musings & Meanderings

Rest of Your Life Planning:   http://www.theroyl.com/
Friend Movement:  http://friendmovement.com/  921 Miles 921 Lives  921 Ribbons
Holiday Mail for Heroes, deadline is December 3rd; Card Guidelines 

Masquerade

SNAFUCon
Charity Pins “Gold Heart Pins” for 2013 are Yoda and Darth Vader, raises money for disabled and disadvantaged kids.  Partnered with LucasFilms
San Jose Tech Museum thru February – Star Wars Exhibit 
SWTOR Cantina Tour – San francisco 11/13 
Star Trek Tricorder Set for COSPLAY

The music in this video was “Halloween” by Steve Goodie.  Please support his awesome creativity by visiting his site and checking him out!

If you’d like to email me, please use meowzette@meowzettes.com.  Talk to you soon!

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Meowzette on October 23rd, 2013

So, everything that could go wrong did!  And I think this version of the podcast actually works.  What a week.  Is it Friday yet?

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Hallooo!   Welcome back to the chaos.  Apologies for the background noise, there’s drilling going on outside the Lounge today, but I think you can hear alright.  🙂  My internet is working again – thank you for bearing with me!

Crafty News 

Chemo Cap update – #2 The Gerri Hat (free download from Marly Bird) Next hat: Chemo Cloche from Red Heart (with Lumio yarn) Baby Gnome Set by Judie Washburne is done! Mother Bear #3 this year, Robin the Boy Wonder Bear

Hat Couture by Theressa Silver Woodland Knits by Tiny Owl Knits Santa Bottle Topper by Connie Hester Laura Riker  – Owl in One baby onesie

The Masquerade (Ging’s new segment – all about costuming and cosplay!)

Star Wars Celebration 2015 – the madness begins, 18 months to the con and counting… Cospod Episode 45 – duct tape dummy – for anyone who needs to see a “dummy” in the making. Storming Australia for the Monash Children’s Hospital  https://www.facebook.com/StormingAustralia?directed_target_id=0

Thank you so much for listening to me babble about life in the High Desert and my (mis)adventures!

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Meowzette on October 22nd, 2013

Here is the re-uploaded, and smaller file!  I appreciate your patience!

Hallooo!   Welcome back to the chaos.  Apologies for the background noise, there’s drilling going on outside the Lounge today, but I think you can hear alright.  🙂  My internet is working again – thank you for bearing with me!

Crafty News 

Chemo Cap update – #2 The Gerri Hat (free download from Marly Bird)
Next hat: Chemo Cloche from Red Heart (with Lumio yarn)
Baby Gnome Set by Judie Washburne is done!
Mother Bear #3 this year, Robin the Boy Wonder Bear

Hat Couture by Theressa Silver
Woodland Knits by Tiny Owl Knits
Santa Bottle Topper by Connie Hester
Laura Riker  – Owl in One baby onesie

The Masquerade (Ging’s new segment – all about costuming and cosplay!)

Star Wars Celebration 2015 – the madness begins, 18 months to the con and counting…
Cospod Episode 45 – duct tape dummy – for anyone who needs to see a “dummy” in the making.
Storming Australia for the Monash Children’s Hospital  https://www.facebook.com/StormingAustralia?directed_target_id=0

Thank you so much for listening to me babble about life in the High Desert and my (mis)adventures!

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Meowzette on September 29th, 2013

Disneyland!  Yep, our first vacation in 11 years but this was a belated gift to my husband (and it was worth the wait), so we lay siege to Disney first and then we moved on to LEGOLAND.  The episode is clearly divided into crafting and then the vacation so those who want to bug out before the vacation details can still watch all the crafty goodness.  Enjoy!  And thank you for watching.  🙂

Crafty News

The Riddler Bear – #2 for my current Mother Bear Project push
Daphne Beanie for Halos of Hope – Rumble in the Stash
Gerri Hat by Marly Bird
Crocodile Stitch Baby Booties
Mini Skein Cup Holder (I finished two!)
Baby Gnome Set by Judie Washburne
Mermaid Tail by Angie Hartley
Onesie-squid by Knitterbees (and I made an oopsie, it wasn’t a Frankenstein, it was a Dracula pattern I bought)
Chelsea’s Shawl (the Fiber Hooligan podcast about it is here)

Vacation

Disneyland
LEGOLAND

A relatively short but sweet episode.  Have a great week!

Ging

 

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Meowzette on September 16th, 2013

Hello and thank you for joining me!  Tonight is a fairly quick podcast of the latest and greatest from your Enchanted Hostess.

The affected in DC and Colorado have my prayers tonight.  God bless and keep you.

Becci Manson’s TED Talks presentation “(Re)Touching lives through photos  http://www.ted.com/talks/becci_manson_re_touching_lives_through_photos.html

Crafty News
Motherbear Project – Batbear is done!
Radiance Shawl in Electric Peacock colorway is done! I wants it, my precious…but it is destined for another, so I covet in silence.

Into Darkness released last week and there is a USS Enterprise ornament in Ravelry!  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/uss-enterprise

Crocodile Stitch Baby Booties by Lianka Azulay  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/two-boot-patterns-for-8-dollars

Daphne Beanie from Brightly Burst Blog  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/daphne-beanie

Baby Gnome Set by Judie Washburne  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-gnome-set

Foodie Follies

Pumpkin Speced Mini Cake Balls   http://www.jello.com/recipe/pumpkin-spiced-mini-%22cake%22-balls
Nadia G has another show!:  https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10151613632956724.1073741827.6317886723&type=3
Alton Brown goes on tour: altonbrowntour.com
Foodnetwork.com/caramelcontest by 10/15

Musings & Meanderings
The Big Read:  http://www.neabigread.org/events/#Event52117
The Big Read @ Overdrive:   http://www.overdrive.com/big-library-read/

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Meowzette on September 4th, 2013

Another rambling podcast – just a day in the “enchanted” life of Ging!  Welcome to Smokin’!  Where we are coughing and choking on smoke from the Rim Fire – many “Thank you’s” to the Firemen on the line working so hard to contain it.  🙂

Thank you for joining me Listeners!  Grab your martini and let’s get rockin!

Crafty News:

Cephalohedron is finished!
Radiance Shawl by Knitwhits started with Freia’s Electric Peacock yarn
Mother Bear Project – The Batman cometh…
NeverNotKnitting shawl – Botanical Knits #2
Alan Dart – September Simply Knitting – Horrid Hulk pattern
Alan Dart’s October pattern – Unicorn & gnome photo is out on the Ravelry Forums!
Alan Dart’s- Spooky Spider pattern on sale at his website
Gnome Acres – halloween mini skeins

Possible baby gifts: Newborn Cocoon Mermaid Pattern / Little Yoda Hat & Bunting Pattern
“Aspie Sean” podcasts, discusses life with Aspergers.
 Knitterbees patterns!  Check out the mermaid!
Lauren Riker’s Owl in One

Ginger breaks downs in tears while discussing the “Rumble in the Stash” throwdown

Glozell eats a cherry!  Hysterical video interlude…

Foodie Follies:
Hatch Chili madness
Best of the West Rib Eating Contest – 13.7lbs, 12 minutes, Joey Chestnut does it again!
Ice Cream Bread: 1 pint & 1.5 cups gluten free flour & 2 tsp baking powder
Irreverant Foodie Site: Thug Kitchen, Eat Like you Give a F…  http://thugkitchen.com/

Musings & Meanderings:

HHD Band Practice [Doris Sinofsky 1949 grad: http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2013/doris-sinofsky Her video on Vimeo  http://vimeo.com/71930439

Thank you for listening!

Ging

 

 

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Meowzette on August 4th, 2013

Hello everyone!  This podcast is the cautionary tale for not podcasting when one is scatterbrained!  Wow.  I think I totally forgot to thank you all for listening.  Bad Ging!  I’m also putting a call out to use this podcast as a Drinking Game.  Everytime I say “I Love” something, drink a shot of your beverage of choice.  Bottoms up!

Chubby Checker – Music Archive.org
Hot August Nights
Entwined Shawl
Alien Autopsy
Compression
Harbor Freight
Interweave 2011 Holiday Gifts – Cephalohedron
Fiber Hooligans Podcast
Chelsea’s Light Foundation
Chelsea’s Shawl – A Stephen West Design with Dream in Color yarn
Interweave’s Unofficial Harry Potter Knits
Reno Bead Shop
Damsel in this Dress Corset
Free Prince George of Cambridge Royal Crown pattern
Free Knit Your Own Royal Family pattern
Radiance Shawl – new Electric Peacock Freia Yarns sold by theyarnco.com
Knitting Pure and Simple Animal Hats

Foodie Follies
The Perfect Scoop:  Cherry Sorbet recipe.  I changed it to 2lbs cherrys, 1cup water, ¾ cup sugar and ¼ cup amaretto.

Modern Mom’s video

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week
SyFy’s Sharknado frenzy
ocearch.com
Afterbuzz Podcasts
Upcoming tv shows:  Once Upon a time in Wonderland; Warriors of Oz; White Queen; Reign

Awesome closing music from Dave Thomas “Walmartians”.  Please check out his website and BUY HIS MUSIC!

Thank you again for listening.  🙂

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Meowzette on July 22nd, 2013

Holy freakin’ cow I’m back!  Between CFS and Mental-pause I fell down a rabbit’s hole – but now I’m back!  Yeah for me.  🙂  Thank you for listening, here’s what’s in store:

Crafty News:
Crochet Cabbage Patch Inspired Hat by Amanda Lillie
St. Moritz Trio Hat by Laura Bryant
Lush Cowl – Laura Bryant
Twin Leaf Loop by Alana Dakos from Botanical Knits  https://botanicalknits.com/
Winecap nighties: http://www.simplynotable.com/2011/how-bout-a-nightcap/
Entwined shoulder shawl by O/C Knitiot Designs, Deby Lake: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/entwined-shoulder-shawl
Yub Nub Scoodie – Kristen Stevenson (tinypurrs.com) : http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/yub-nub-scoodie
Bantha pattern – Tara Brailsford
Star Wars the Old Republic MMO – try it for free!   (www.swtor.com)  I’m on Begeren Colony, with a guild in each faction!  Email me!

Foodie Follies:
Wizard of Oz Party
Spice Cake: replaced the Spelt Flour with Gluten Free Bean flour
Coconut milk vanilla ice cream, 3 ingredients, I changed out cans of milk for Soy Coconut Milk.
Food Styling Class from Jeff Ross Photography: Homage Bakery, art gallery coming in August/September!
Alton Brown’s new Cutthroat Kitchen show begins August 11th: http://eater.com/archives/2013/07/09/cutthroat-kitchen-preview.php
Gourmelt Food Truck, documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIExXJCwk4E and their website: http://www.gourmeltreno.com/
The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

Video Montage included Asha Belly Dancers, Gina Bruno, Jen Callahan, and High Desert Harmony (Sweet Adelines)

Musings & Meanderings:
Artown – entertainment for the whole month of July!
Melting Pot
River Lights http://www.riverschoolfarm.org/river-lights/
Reno Artwalk
Fash Mob in Melting Pot 7/25 at Sierra Water Gardens https://www.facebook.com/FashMobReno
The Biggest little Fashion Truck: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Biggest-Little-Fashion-Truck/557468904285552
Les miserable Tahoe Players
Dementia the Musical by Dr. Steve Rubin
Ukelele Concert by the RUG Rats
Burner Mingle at Grass Roots Book Store
The Sweet Potato Queens Guide to Life: http://www.sweetpotatoqueens.com/
Kickstarter Project: Toby Froud “Lessons Learned”: Puppet Movie, The Dark Crystal, The Labyrinth  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1401146961/lessons-learned-a-practical-puppet-short-film
Outlander books becoming a TV series: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/arts/news/scotland-gets-its-own-game-of-thrones-1-2956615

Upcoming Local Events:
August 24: 5K Foam Fest – Rancho San Rafael Park (also has a labyrinth)  http://5kfoamfest.com/Location/Index/19
Hot August Nights
8/24 Crawfish Music Festival 8/24  http://www.bfdfestival.com/
8/23-/25 The Great International Chicken Wing Wing Society –  http://www.gicws.com/
8/26 – 9/2 Best of the West Rib Cookoff http://www.nuggetribcookoff.com/
9/25 Street Vibrations

Congrats Wil & Kate!
Sydney Symphony and Sydney Symphony Choir: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Gz0dvPZhaTU

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Meowzette on March 3rd, 2013

Another enchanted episode!  And a Friday nite no less.  You’ll finally see Ging in her post work babbling frenzy.  Enjoy!

American Storm: http://americanstorm.org/
For a longer version of this same clip, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9f6tv8pLMs&list=UUP-NyFVVUWvTjJb4myIKxLg&index=1

Crafty News

2 Row Reversible Scarf by Sage Yarn Blog http://sageyarn.blogspot.com/2008/11/2-row-reversible-scarf.html

Mickey & Minnie have been delivered to Amy at the Mother Bear Booth, Stitches West

Botanical Knits by Alana of Never Not Knitting.  Twin Leaf Loop cowl is my latest WIP!

Did you know it’s the Year of the Snake?   Check out The Purl Bee’s:  Laura’s Loop: Striped Stockinette Snake

Stitches West – Prism Yarns: St. Moritz Trio and Foxy Cowl

The Buffalo Wool Company

Divas in Drag, Cher, Halston and then Ms. Rocky Winnebago.

Foodie Follies

Aspartame in Milk – FDA is considering allowing “milk” labels to include artificial sweeteners. Keep an eye out if you have allergies!
Combat Post Partum Depression – first ever scholarly report on the experiences of Mom’s who eat placentas: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/mar/01/unlv-researchers-author-first-ever-scholarly-repor/
How to cook and Prepare your placenta – Las Vegas Sun:  http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/mar/01/how-cook-and-prepare-your-placenta/

Musings and Meanderings

Moonlite Bunny Ranch
Steamboat Hot Springs: http://steamboatsprings.org/

Whole Foods Valentine Event
Great Full Gardens: http://www.greatfullgardens.com/
Bhakti Chai: http://www.bhaktichai.com/
Tahoe Teas: http://www.tahoeteas.com/
Tahoe Blue Vodka: http://www.tahoebluevodka.com/   I didn’t talk about this in the vodcast but IT IS SO GOOD!!!  Nicest folks too!
Nothing Bundt Cakes: http://www.nothingbundtcakes.com/

Washoe County Humane Society Cat Adoption Day

Diva’s Day Out
Damsel in Defense: http://www.damselindefense.net/
Battle Born Derby Demons:  http://www.battlebornderbydemons.com/

Cultural Considerations in Health Care – keynote speaker Dr. Victoria Sweet “God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine”

The Melting Pot World Emporium and The Neon Dragonfly Eclectic Boutique fashion show. http://www.meltingpotworldemporium.com/
For a longer version of the fashion show, please check out my YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exbt8yrNhVg

Thank you for watching!  Please contact me at meowzette@meowzettes.com

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Meowzette on February 3rd, 2013

Woo hoo!  Another one uploaded – and so soon we giggle!  Yes, in all its enchanted glory – so just nod understandingly when I get the date wrong, oh and the names wrong, and who knows what else.  This is High Desert Meowzings – and you’ve made it to the Menopausal Zone…

Crafty News
Mother Bears
Twi’lek hat: http://stitchingupastormcrochet.blogspot.com/2012/01/star-wars-twilek-hat-pattern.html
Chthulu Christmas Ornament
Beekeeper’s Quilt
Koigu Mini Skeinette Grab Bag @ Jimmy Beans
Strawberry Badger by Debi Birkin Designs
Shark Socks – read down to where she posts about these and the Hurricane Sandy “special”.  It rasied $19k by last quote – awesome!

Foodie Follies
Hawaiian Wedding Cake cocktail  / http://everydaydrinkers.com/
Whole Foods – has an app to find gluten free items and recipies!
Mini GingerBread Houses  http://www.julierosesews.com/
Bacon Roses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0XME18xO0g
Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout Beer discussed here:http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/01/03/bull-testicle-beer-to-be-sold-later-this-month/?intcmp=obinsite
Made by these guys: http://www.wynkoop.com/
Purchased online here: http://www.letspour.com/

Musings & Meanderings:
Women’s Expo in March Peter Facinelli guest star from Twilight and Nurse jackie – Twilight Star
Google Map My Walk
Celebrate What’s Right – Dewitt Jones.  Marion Campbell, a famous weaver is shown in one part of the video.  Here is also a video of how she worked her loom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly-lFONTuGk

And the grand finale: Miss Understood by Stuckey & Murray http://stuckeyandmurray.com/  Please check out their website for more of their personality, in song!

The version used in this podcast was downloaded from MusicAlley.com

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