5/26/2006 09:46:00 AM|W|P|Melissa|W|P|We are experiencing some technical difficulties over at my new home -- hopefully I will back up and will have a simpler domain name soon!|W|P|114865485304159001|W|P|Technical Diffculties|W|P|5/25/2006 10:03:00 AM|W|P|Melissa|W|P|meliblog has moved! Please update your subscriptions and links. This site will be active until I get everything moved over. meliblog's new home: http://www.meliblog.com/meliblog/ |W|P|114856949569033542|W|P|I'm Moving!|W|P|5/19/2006 09:21:00 AM|W|P|Melissa|W|P|Yes, I'm still here people. And I have been knitting. But I've been focusing on transitioning this blog to its brand new Wordpress site (thanks to my patient computer guru husband). Hoping to go live this weekend...that is if I can figure out how to import my Blogger posts to Wordpress (apparently I need something called a "CURL" extension??). Any suggestions are appreciated! Stay tuned....|W|P|114804872511500299|W|P||W|P|5/10/2006 05:28:00 PM|W|P|Melissa|W|P|I've been hoping all week that I might see Conan O'Brien walking around downtown. For those of you who don't know, Conan is taping 4 shows this week from the Chicago Theatre. It is with this anticipation for celebrity sightings that I journeyed up Michigan Ave. today at lunch. My anticipation was satisfied at Banana Republic, where I spotted not Vaughniston (move here please!), not Conan, but this woman: Rachel Ray annoys me to no end. I think she screams when she talks, I hate that she calls extra virgin olive oil "EVOO," and I think she looks out of proportion in that body to small for head/bobblehead doll sort of way. Having said that, I do admit to breaking down and getting her 365 Recipes cookbook at Costco last week. I will be cooking my first recipe from it tonight, in fact. I was suprised that she was alone, sans any kind of entourage. And she looked much cuter in person than she does on TV. Not sure why she was in town - the Banana guys confirmed it was not for an Oprah appearance, as she evidently cancelled all of her shows this week (her dogs must be sick or something). My celebrity sighting was trumped, however, by my co-worker's husband. He saw Keanu Reeves in Michigan Ave. -- definitely better than Rachel Ray!|W|P|114730012166813369|W|P||W|P|5/10/2006 10:08:00 PM|W|P|Blogger mikecollins16383901|W|P|Get any Desired College Degree, In less then 2 weeks.

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(413) 208-3069 call now 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.5/04/2006 08:56:00 PM|W|P|Melissa|W|P|OK, here's my latest excuse for the lack of posts and interesting content: That's Murphy - currently my parents' dog, and formerly my brother's dog. My mom had her knee replaced almost 2 weeks ago, and we offered to take the Murphster off of their hands during her recovery. We'll have him until Memorial Day weekend - he's such a good pup. He's fresh from a visit to the groomer in this photo. My other excuses are the usual - work is busy, and I'm spending more time outside tending to my flowers. Last night I went to a container gardening lecture at Sprout Home, which is a great modern nursery/housewares shop in Chicago. The woman who gave the lecture made these fantastic, multi-dimensional arrangements in no time at all - she made it look so easy. Must...stop...thinking...symmetrically. Contrary to what it may seem, I actually am doing some knitting too. I finished up the Branching Out scarf, it just needs some blocking. I started on a bib from the Mason-Dixon book for one of my many expecting friends. I'm using a ball of Rowan denim from my stash. I'm really loving that book - the patterns are simple yet modern, and the commentary is a riot!|W|P|114679543504219098|W|P||W|P|