Life of Amy

CogSci, Knitting, and Other Shenanigans

keys to accessorizing March 30, 2008

Filed under: fashion — Amy @ 11:03 pm

– color
– texture
– print
– shine

Thank you Clinton! (I love What Not To Wear.)


FW: March 24, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 11:10 am

I have a big head and little arms!


Multimedia message March 23, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 3:47 pm

Pig of dreams.


song of the moment March 17, 2008

Filed under: music — Amy @ 2:40 am

Right now, I’m finishing up reading for my exam. And I can’t get enough of this song.

Jesca Hoop – Seed Of Wonder

I think she sounds a bit like Fiona Apple on this track, but she’s got a really unique vibe. I cannot recommend this song highly enough, but take care to listen to the lyrics. Definitely not a brainless kind of song.


reminiscent March 14, 2008

Filed under: humor,life — Amy @ 1:32 am

I was browsing through public transportation information, and I came across San Francisco’s F-Market & Wharves, which I’ve ridden a few times. One of the most memorable was when I was young. I remember riding this particular model of streetcar with my dad. When we were riding, a man on the streetcar threw his briefcase out of the streetcar. He then proceeded to jump out. I suppose he was late. It was the most peculiar sight, as you can’t jump out of most streetcars to begin with! Such is the beauty of a vintage streetcar. At least I think it was this one … I suppose that’s what I remember, and that the streetcar had to have been shaped like a boat. And seeing as a boat-shaped streetcar really would not fit on the streets of San Francisco … well, you get the idea.


crazy delicious March 13, 2008

Filed under: humor,music,videos — Amy @ 5:21 am

… I’m still procrastinating.


when pokemon and politics collide March 12, 2008

Filed under: humor,politics — Amy @ 10:03 pm

Possibly one of the funniest things I’ve seen all night. Go look. I promise it’s worth it. More when I’m not freaking out due to stress. Give me a week or so.


A Year for Hats? March 9, 2008

Filed under: FO,photos,WIP — Amy @ 3:48 pm
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My head must be cold. Or, I must be tired of knitting large projects or projects with matching elements, because I’ve been knitting hats all year. Everything else has been thrown to the wayside — I’m on a roll!

For my Grandma, I’ve been knitting Gretel, in the most fitted style. It’s a beautiful shade of red — Cascade Cash Vero in Ruby. Very hard to photograph. Here goes!


I’m doing the cables without a cable needle, which works well enough. And, I am completely in love with Ysolda and her hats. I love them far too much. They’re beautifully designed and entirely worth the money you pay for the patterns.

I say that, because I’m knitting another one! I’m almost done. It’s a bit small, so it’ll probably be a gift, but here’s Verity (Cascade 220 in Marine)! I’m definitely going to make another one, probably in a drapier yarn. The only thing keeping me from finishing Verity is that I don’t have a button!


Also, here’s Koolhaas, designed by the incomparable Jared Flood, a.k.a. Brooklyn Tweed. I love the Malabrigo Worsted that I got to work with, in a fabulous shade of blue, Buscando Azul. However, it’s snug to the point where I worry it will fall off! So, as my grandpa has been asking for a hat to wear to sleep, so maybe I’ll give this one to him. Come to think of it, I finished this before the new year, but whatever. It’s a hat, it’s lovely, and it has yet to be seen!

Koolhaas - Malabrigo Buscando Azul


Filed under: humor,life,music,travel,videos — Amy @ 2:30 am

I don’t know why I love this video so much.

Anyway, this week looks to be stressful. I hope to jam through the rest of the projects I have to do. In a week, there are also final exams, so it’s almost over! Holy crap!

And then … D.C. and Boston! My new carrot at the end of the stick, besides yarn that I made my roommate hide. That’s a whole ‘nother subject. Really wondering whether I should just combine this blog and my knitting blog. Separating my life is horribly difficult, I think. That, and am I really that interesting? Then again, perhaps this one is just lots of inspiration and cool tidbits. Chi sa? (Who knows?)


you were the music, and you were my love March 6, 2008

Filed under: love,music,theatre,videos — Amy @ 12:59 am

I’ve been romping around, and I’ve stumbled upon a number of lovely videos that I want to archive. For myself and for others, naturally.

Songwriters Hall of Fame Honors Sheik & Sater:
1 of 7: John Gallagher, Jr. – “All That’s Known”
2 of 7: Lauren Pritchard, John Gallagher, Jr. & Duncan Sheik – “Mr. Chess”
3 of 7: Lauren Pritchard with John Gallagher, Jr. – “The Dark I Know Well”
4 of 7: John Gallagher, Jr & Lauren Pritchard – “Left Behind”
5 of 7: ?
6 of 7: ?
7 of 7: ?

I find it interesting that after leaving the show, JG gets to perform his character’s funeral song in a mini-concert. Oh, and do watch “Mr. Chess” as it’s interesting to hear others besides DS take on the material. Also, as they post the last three videos, I hope to add them to this little archive. I’m a nut. I know it. Here’s more proof.

Modern Love: Spending Valentine’s Day with the Cast of Spring Awakening
1 of 4: Romance
2 of 4: Firsts
3 of 4: Dos and Don’ts
4 of 4: Love on Broadway

Rent is closing on June 1! That makes me sad, but watching Anthony Rapp narrate the last commercial and give some commentary makes me sadder.