Monday, November 5, 2007

Good Anniversary

Omar's and my anniversary was this past Saturday. He drew me a card and made a stop-motion animation of the whole process! If I can figure it out, I'll post it here later.

I made him an amigurumi Totoro from this Heaven's Hellcat pattern.

We laid low and had a slow morning. Breakfast was crepes with blackberries, but we were too focused on eating to remember to take any pictures!

After breakfast, we headed over to Fourth Street in Berkeley to follow up on a Re-ment tip (thanks, Karrie!). I got a fridge and a bunch of random boxes.

We then made our way up to the former EB Games on Telegraph Avenue so I could pick up Omar's second surprise: The Orange Box for our XBox 360! We hurriedly returned home and he spent the rest of the day playing while I watched and worked on an amigurumi Relax Bear. We were only interrupted by our trip to Sizzler for dinner. I hadn't been there since I was about seven years old, and I've got to say it's definitely lost it's magic. Example:

Seven-year-old me: "You mean I get to eat fried shrimp? And I can eat as much fried shrimp as I want?"

Now-me: "You mean I have to eat all this fried shrimp?"

Also I think I remember the buffet being bigger. It's possible that this is because I was much smaller...

But all in all, it was a very good day!


karrie said...

Oh! I have fridge envy! But not Sizzler envy. I agree that place has lost all of its magic.

Jaime said...

Happy Anniversary!

The fridge is really cute but I'm confused (& embarrassed about it!), is it real? I just couldn't tell.

And I love all of the Blythe stuff recently! I can't wait to see her all fixed up. :-)

dorie said...

awesome totoro!

Saria said...

Wow, Evie, how random. I just found your blog while searching "berkeley amigurumi" in Google. This is Stephanie, I was in your J10A class and worked at EB after you had left. I didn't know you were so into crafts. I am actually determined to start crocheting and I ordered a snail+mushroom amigurumi kit from I am basically crocheting just because I fell in love with amigurumi. Anyway, nice digitally running into you!

Anonymous said...

Just found out your cutie Totoro by accident. I also have a Totoro which is a birthday gift from my brother. May I know how tall is the Totoro?

Shirley - Hong Kong