Friday, September 4, 2015

Northern Ireland's Greatest Haunts - Cooneen



I absolutely love paranormal shows like this that go into the history of the place along with the particulars of the hauntings. I think it adds depth to what's going on in the location.
One of these days, I'm going to have to vlog my own paranormal experiences, and start researching the history of the house the folks and I are living in now. We've had experiences here in since we've moved in. But again, I'll be vlogging about those a litle later on, probably in  October.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Random FB article time!

I know I've ranted on the subject of what the cost of a hand-knit item should be if I were to sell what I make, but I ran across another article on my Facebook rambling that emphasizes the cost of the knitter's time along with the materials again. I know I'm probably flogging a dead horse, but really? It's worth it to pay for the time the person spent knitting/crocheting the item you're buying instead of just the materials and a small 'profit' markup.

Dark Cyber Gothic EBM Mix VI - by Cyberdelic



This is the kind of stuff I can easily listen to just to get into the groove of knitting, cleaning, or whatever else needs doing that I need to just... Turn my mind off during. Or at least turn down the mental volume some. Granted, I wouldn't listen to it during video editing, since it'd just be distracting, but that's a whole 'nother subject.

Speaking of video editing, I'm going to be swiping mom's laptop to do my videos, for a couple reasons. Reason one is the ever fun fucked up Windows 10. I made the mistake of 'upgrading' to that from Windows 7 on the desktop this week. Oh. My. God. Worst computer-related mistake of my life (so far). I haven't been able to upload the videos I took on Friday to edit them for publishing on my YouTube channel. And before you ask, dear Blog, I did try on the laptop today. Nada. 'Course, we need to take it in for a few other problems, but that'll have to wait some.

Reason two is I'd like to get more familiar with using YouTube's video editor to put together my videos, especially since I'm not going to be using the Kongos' Come With Me Now as the intro/outro music anymore.

Getting off that subject, thank you to those of you following me on Twitter who got there from this humble little blog. Hopefully, I'll be able to lighten up your day.

And with that, Good night from my part of the world!
Kat

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Robin Williams revisited

Holy heck... I'ts seriously been a year since he passed? Still occasionally seems like it was yesterday. And to be honest with you folks, I've seen maybe two or three of his films that I can remember. Of those, I'd have to say Jumanji's always been my favorite. And no, it isn't because of the front yard being nicknamed that. (Really, it isn't.)

Anyway, here's a story about him from US Weekly. Also, One from Sara Michelle Geller on CNN. And one I found on Facebook. (See, the Book of  Faces is good for something! And yes... I like Thor fanfiction...) 

On that note, go back and watch some of his movies. Help brighten someones day, even if it's something small. You'll never know what just may help pull someone out. If need be, go out of your way to be goofy to bring a smile to the face of someone who's hurting. Give someone who's homeless some food. Something.

Monday, August 10, 2015

August 9th, 2015, Basic Knitter Kat, Yay Flat Tires



Latest vlog is up! And mom makes her official BKK Vlog debut as well.

Yes, this is more venting about dingle not taking proper care of things... Recurring theme here, I know. I'm going to be posting a vlog that doesn't revolve around him being brain dead later on, and instead focuses on the town we're living in. I shot it today, but with the slow computer and editing/internet combo, most things are going to be running a day or two behind when I film them.

In other news, I'm in the middle of setting up a Patreon account so viewers and the Blog can help keep both up and running. I'll be posting the link to my Patreon page up above in one of the header bars, along with the Kickstarter for the house renovations. Please, please, please support one or both. Even a couple bucks will help.

Alright, that's all for now. I'll catch you lovelies on the flipside!
Kat

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

25 Scary TRUE Stories Vol. II



Talk about some creepy shit, yo.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Basic Knitter Kat July 28th, 2015 The Tree Pisser



God, I wish this was staged, but... Nope. Guy pulled up as mom and I were getting in the car after getting some cans of cat food and coffee, went up into the trees and did his business. I caught the last few seconds of it to post on YouTube, so he can be reported/humiliated.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

New vlog!

Just recorded one! Probably came out kind of cruddy, but eh. At least that's done.

My vlog!
The quality will improve, since I've got a semi-decent camcorder on order from WalAss. Til then, Loki's webcam it is!
Tchuss for now, loves!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Just.. Blagh.

Well, hello there!

Long time, no real update. 

Well, not counting the updates on mom, but there is a tiny bit I'll be putting a tiny update on her and the whole booby bit at the end... I'm still looking for a job, knitting to not wind up with a skull splitting migraine, and considering starting a vlog. Yup, I said it.

I may start a vlog.

Why? Because I honestly would like to share what I'm doing outside of just the blog here, and I've got a couple vloggers (LeahMouse for one, and Matt Santoro's vlog) that I really get inspired by. I'm probably going to swipe the laptop back from mom for vlogging purposes til I get the moolah together for a proper home vlogging laptop and camcorder for outside the house. (I've already got my eye on a Samsung in Walass that's fairly inexpensive for the second part of the vlogging experience.) Outside of the vlog, I'm going to get a new bed and mattress as well.

Why?

I've had a futon from Target for the last... Nine or ten months, and good golly Miss Molly, the mofo's worn out as fuck, even with a decent mattress pad on it. I'm currently looking at this loft bed from Walass to replace it. I like it because hey, it'll free up valuable floor space, and I reeeeeally don't like twin beds that much any more, mainly because I tend to end up on my right side even after going to sleep on my left, and have been randomly waking up at various points in the night lately. As for the whole opening up floor space, I've blogged here before about the house having only one proper bedroom, and my 'sleeping area' being the room right outside the folks' bedroom... Well, I'd like to get my dresser out of the way to free up some walking space. As for getting me some privacy, mom and I were looking at these bamboo porch curtain things over at Lowe's a while  back, and agreed they'd actually be pretty nice for giving me some privacy and still allow for air circulation. Plus, they just look cool.

On to Mom!

She's gotten almost all set for her radiation treatments to start. She just has to wait til October to get her bone density scan for the drug her radiologist wants to put her on, which kinda sucks monkey butt. Good thing though was that the tumor they found was about.. .4 mm, really slow growing, and hadn't even made it to the lymph channels according to Dr. Lee. But it was feeding off the estrogen Mom's muscles and fat were making, so she'll have to get drugs to suppress any further absorption in future tumors.

Anyway, that's all for now! Tchuss!