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Caitlin Veronica Krause
02 March 2007 @ 04:41 am


The album's called 23, and it's almost my 23rd birthday, so I'm going to go ahead and let this album rule my life for the next year.  That and the new Lilly Allen - how's THAT combination for you?

Current Location: The shelter, trabajando.
Current Mood: awakeAmazed!
Current Music: Blonde Redhead - 23.
Caitlin Veronica Krause
01 March 2007 @ 02:41 am
Hello beloved but neglected LJ friends (and 3-D friends I haven't seen in awhile). I thought that I would drop in and post an update, for those who were curious about the dark inner-workings of my super-mysterious and exciting life. *snort*  Just a coupla recent things, then I'll post more later, probably photos from the last few months.

More later.
Current Mood: workingworking
Current Music: Coast to Coast w/George Norrey (ick)
Caitlin Veronica Krause
31 December 2006 @ 02:39 am
Still Life with Woodpecker always makes me feel better - probably because I like to think of my ideal self as a cross between princess Leigh-Cheri (redheaded Aries woman, who rebels against a conservative heritage with progressive idealism - at least until she meets the man who turns her head to libertarian sensibilities) and the Woodpecker (a reckless, akward and unapologetic miscreant - and because those libertarian sensibilities were always mine to begin with!). Also because it's a guileless, ecstatic fairytale that laughs in the face of our overwhelmingly cynical culture.

I can't believe that I'm missing the snow. I'll be back tomorrow - though it may take me all day to get there.
Caitlin Veronica Krause
29 December 2006 @ 12:18 am
It's short, it's long-overdue, it's probably the last in a long time (but maybe not!) - it's a little new years' post.

This year, though more trying than (I think) any before it, has also been the most successful - hands down. I know what it is to have friends, live really well, take care of someone and be taken care of, be a success at something that matters to me (and realize that that's not enough) and to let go of many things which simply didn't matter, forgive and be forgiven. I've realized that no matter how many dreams you let go of, new ones are always cropping up. I know what real challenges are now, and I know that I can be okay - be really great - in spite of everyone, everything, and myself. I know what real goals are. I know what it is to love - and it has nothing to do with any boy, thank god. I found my family, made it bigger, won and lost, starved and thrived - the whole, big expanse of experience. I really like myself now, body, soul, heart and mind - I like myself enough to know the ways in which all of those areas need to improve (and I'm not afraid of any of it).

Now, I think - I'll spend the next year getting exactly what I want. Experience, travel, love, service to the people who have served me. The little goals that used to seem so out of my reach have become trivial. I know that this is what life's supposed to be, and I feel truly sorry for anyone who hasn't lived the kind of year that I have. Viva 2007!

Happy New Year!

(Special year-end thank-yous go to Gabe, Greg, Lamaia, Nathan, Ben Jones, Bethany, Becca, Dahmer, Carson, my sister and my Grandparents... maybe I'll expound later, but to all of you, thank you. Someday I'll find a way to make up for all of my mistakes and be as much help and inspiration as you've been to me.)
Current Location: Roswell, New Mexico
Current Mood: ecstaticYay!
Current Music: Coldplay - White Shadows
Caitlin Veronica Krause
20 November 2006 @ 10:39 pm
Attention geek squad: I have a favor to ask of you for a friend of mine. I know that a lot of you will roll your eyes at this, but I would appreciate any help as I love this person to death and have talked all of you up so much that I would hate them to be disappointed in your technical prowess. Wouldn't you? Said person owns a company, and will probably be quite happy to compensate you if the answer to this question requires very much time at all. If not, I would be so happy if you would condescend to help us. Here's the emailz:


Do you know anyone who can program in BASIC or PASCAL? The reason why I ask you this archaic question is that I would like to use these old languages to do the intro of a website of a friend of mine. I need more than anything an example of the old-old school way of running your name across the screen infinitely. I know, very stodgy, but could make a nice effect."


* EDIT - GOD you people are quick. DON'T YOU HAVE LIVES??? (andpsIloveyouverymuchandthankyougoodnight)*
Caitlin Veronica Krause
12 October 2006 @ 11:32 am
Roller Rivals
Brutal competitors go head to head on the track at the Duke City Derby's first Season Championship
By Marisa Demarco

View the article online at the Alibi's page.

Neither Kamikaze Kim nor Muffin have illusions about their assets..or their liabilities.

"I have more speed than a bigger girl," says Kim Saito, jammer for the Doomsdames. "I get knocked around a lot easier."

Saito, 31, is about 5 feet tall and weighs in at around 110 pounds. Her rival, the Derby Intelligence Agency's Caitlin Krause (aka Muffin), is 22 years old, 175 pounds and has about six inches of height on Saito. But Muffin, too, knows her rival well. "She can slip through smaller holes than I can," Krause says of Saito. "Her center of gravity is lower, so she stays up." But Krause can take harder hits, "and I deliver harder hits." They're heading into the Duke City Derby's Season Championship on Saturday, Oct. 14, as crowd favorites.

So what's a jammer? It works like this:

At the start of a "jam," or short race, a whistle blows and four blockers from each team begin skating. Another whistle blows, and the jammers begin skating. Their job is to get through the pack of blockers while at the same time preventing their opponent from doing so. Breaking through the pack is how they score.

"My favorite analogy," says Krause, "is that it's like any sport where there's a ball, but in this case, the jammer is the ball." Jammers are passed around by teammates and hit by opponents. Though teams usually have three or four primary jammers, Muffin and Kamikaze Kim have become the main scorers for their teams. And they differ in more than size.

Krause is a showboater, a ham. "It annoys everyone in the league, but the crowd loves it," she says. She blows kisses to the pack if she makes an easy pass. If she slips by the blockers unnoticed, she's been known to pantomime an exaggerated, shocked face to the audience. Saito, on the other hand, lets her skating do the talking. Her showmanship, she says, is rooted in her skill, her tricks, her agility. "Muffin's a great competitor," Saito says. "Whenever we skate against each other, we're skating to win. We're skating to kill each other. It pushes me to skate harder."

In spite of their contrasting approaches and attitudes, Muffin and Kamikaze Kim have one thing in common..they fear injury.

"It's terrifying," says Krause. The Doomsdames boast a blocker named Bullet Tooth Tracy that's got a rep nationwide. At RollerCon, a national convention, Tracy put a girl in the hospital off a completely legal hit, Krause says. "They all have worked so hard," she adds. "At any given practice, there's more Doomsdames than anyone else. They win because they are a team of great players."

Injuries are always in the back of Saito's mind as well. "There are a lot of girls in our league who are playing on really bad knees. Injuries are there, and they're very real. I worry about it but try not to let it paralyze me."

The Doomsdames will roll into the match undefeated. They've faced the DIA twice this season and emerged victorious both times. Krause knows Saito's stats and is intimately familiar with her skill level. About a month ago, Krause and Saito spent a few weeks training together as part of the league's travel team, the Muñecas Muertas, which reigned victorious over the 5280 Fight Club in Denver. Fight Club took the "Dead Dolls" to the wire before resigning to defeat, 108-91, on Sept. 30. As an added benefit, training side by side gave Krause and Saito a pretty close look at each other's weaknesses. Since the co-training was so recent, "Nobody's had any time to develop any new tricks," Krause says.

For all their tough talk, there's a lot of mutual respect between the Doomsdames and the Derby Intelligence Agency, according to Saito. "The games we've played against each other have always been the greatest games."

Season Championship: Doomsdames vs. DIA
Saturday, Oct. 14
Club Fantasia/Midnight Rodeo
4901 McLeod NE
Doors open at 3 p.m. Bout starts at 4 p.m.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Kids 12-and-under get in free.
Advance tickets for sale at dukecityderby.com or at Free Radicals at 2215 Lead SE.
Current Location: Burque
Current Mood: awakeHelloooooo!
Caitlin Veronica Krause
30 August 2006 @ 12:18 pm
I made the all-star travel team again this year! That means that I'll get to bout with girls from other leagues. Our first away game is at the end of this month, after our home game versus the Ho-Bots (September 16) is in Denver versus the Denver Fight Club on September 30th! Then, on November 11th we have a bout with the Pikes Peak girls on our home turf, with future bouts to be announced through the off-season.

I'm mostly thrilled to be working with the best of our league, many of the girls that I've been fighting all season will now be helping me. I can't wait to work with all of them, Bullit Tooth Tracy, Kamikaze Kim, Erica, Dahmer... everybody! Hurray!
Current Location: House of the Greg!
Current Mood: chipperYippie!
Current Music: Battlestar Gallactica
Caitlin Veronica Krause
07 August 2006 @ 09:29 pm
Alright, alright - I'm a little crazy thrilled about this because DAMN it's been a long time since I've finished knitting anything, especially something of this size and difficulty - and it's so pretty and I love it and and...

I guess all of this downtime in Roswell has been good for something.

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Current Location: Roswell, New Mexico
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Beep beep boop.
Caitlin Veronica Krause
22 April 2005 @ 04:16 pm
Well, I went ahead and made my journal friends-only. If you can't see the posts before this one and would like to, comment here to be added.

Caitlin Veronica Krause
13 November 2003 @ 10:20 am
Brasington's Ninth Law: A carelessly planned project takes three times longer to complete than expected; a carefully planned one will take only twice as long.

This is a list of the sewing, knitting and crocheting projects currently being created with pointy things. Also - those I wish to create and those with materials currently in line. I'll add it as a memory and link to it in my profile, so it will be updated as I make progress. If you want to see a completed project or a photo of the planned project, click on the name of the project. For completed project, this link will go to an entry with photos and project details.

Completed Projects - 11

Sweaters and sweaterlike things:
Hooded Pullover from VK Spring '05
16 Balls of Trendsetters "Spiral" in Copper/Copper

From Elsebeth Lavold's Viking Knits Collection V1
5 Skeins designer's choice silky wool in color 7 (goldish)
Size US 4 and 6 needles

One Skein Wonder
From Glampyre knits
1 skein of recycled silk sari yarn
Size 8 circs

Yoke Vest from Loop-D-Loop By Teva Durham
3 Skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky Spun in black
Size 13 29" Circs

Rosedale United
From Knitty
Size 8 Circs (80cm), Size 8 Dpn's
11 Skeins Noro Kureyon, color 128


Potato Chip Scarf

Crazy long B&W Rectangle Scarf
My own design

Basket weave scarf:
Size 8 Circs
CO 28 stitches
Manos Del Uruguay, Color 107 "Sage" 2 Skeins
"MANOS del URUGUAY (Hands of Uruguay) is a cooperative of over 1000 artisans scattered throughout the countryside of Uruguay. The cooperative was formed to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women."

Another Manos Scarf
Pavilion pattern
Size 8 Crystal Palace bamboo straights
2 skeins Manos del Urugauy in "Stellar"

Little Devil Hat
Brown Sheep Naturespun
1 Skein Red Fox
Size 7 Circs, DPNs

Fraggle hat
No pattern
1 skein of Colinette wool/cotton blend in colorway 71.
Size 10.5 circs

Cabled Hat
1/2 Skein of Lamb's Pride worsted in some purplish color.
Size 8 circs

Pippi Kneestockings
From Stitch 'n' Bitch
1 Skein of Opal sock yarn in Lollipop
1 card of orange elastic string
Size 2&3 DPNs

Booga J Bag
3 Skeins Noro Kureyon in 124
Size 10.5 circs and DPNs

Rowan's Freda Mini Poncho (Now a Capelet)
4 balls of Rowan Cork in a Deep Mauvey color
Completed o6/20/2004

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Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: The air conditioners - It's cold in here!