Friday, March 31, 2006

Mmmm .... chocolate!

I think I may be addicted to blogging. I've already created three. :ponders: Oh well! Call me diverse!

It's really windy right now. I'm afraid the house is going to blow away and I'll be stuck sitting here typing in the rain. Must go get an umbrella, just in case.

I have to wear a tie at work (sucks, 'cus I'm a girl, and with short hair, a button-down shirt, and a tie, I am often mistaken for a guy). I wear one I got at hot topic. I get a lot of compliments on it, usually from older gentlemen that tell me striped ties are classy and the only 'Real Tie' there is. It's just a simple black with grey and white stripes, but it seems really popular.

I really wanted the army-green one with three red stars, but I don't think it would have gone over quite as well. :sigh:

Speaking of Amry-green, I really like M*A*S*H. Not the movie, which I haven't really seen, but the repeats they play on ... well, I can't remember the channel, but they must play 2-3 hours of M*A*S*H repeats in the afternoon and again at night. I could sit through the entire run, I swear! Give me Alan Alda and Gary Burghoff any day (and Jamie Farr!). Even the character Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III (David Ogden Steirs) is somewhat inticing in an intellectual sort of way.


Orinthoptomotry: (n) The Study of a Bird's Eye View.

Friday, March 24, 2006


I can't concentrate without music in the background.

When I was in school, I studied best with big thumping classical pieces from the late romantic era. My roomate was quite the opposite, so when we were studying at the same time, I had on headphones, and usually had the volume up high if not all the way. Mahler made me deaf. And some Barber.

Well, not *entirely* deaf. More like partly deaf. Mostly not, but sometimes I can be looking right at a person and thinking .oO(huh?).

but I can't concentrate without music, which sucks because my CD player is broken and only plays tapes and the radio.

So I've gotten into the habit if listening to the local college station. It's pretty cool, and now I'm actually recognizing popular culture songs. Yay! They have a pretty vast collection, though. I actually called up last week and requested a song from a local band that I'm friends with. Conversation went like this;

Me: I'd like to request "Lust Song" from 'this is exploding.'
DJ: Yeah, yeah, we have that!"
Me: Great! :is happy:
DJ: So what are you doing tonight?
Me: :panicking: Well, I'm actually knitting, but it's not old school, I got the pattern from VOGUEKnitting, which, yes, is associated with the VOGUE high-fashion magazine. It's high class knitting.
DJ: Really? Well I'll be sure to mention that!
Me: 'Kay

So I drag my boyfriend down to listen when he gets close (I know because he runs down what's coming up).

DJ: And next we have going out to Gyda in Cleveland this is exploding's Lust Song. Apparently Gyda's having a wild night knitting, although she assured me it was high-class. I think she said she was knitting a sweater. So Gyda, you should knit me a sweater!

I thought it was pretty funny. I wasn't prepared at all for him to ask what I was doing, but indeed, I was sitting there with my sleeves hanging out on a pair of size 10 circular needles. I feel like a celebrity when I request songs on the radio, and I'm sure that having such quirks as 'knitting' make me an object of curiosity.

My friend and I went out to a coffee shop this week and sat around drinking tea, chatting, and knitting. We were right by the door, and more than once people leaving asked me to whip them up something. This one guy gave me his measurements.

I'll be lucky if I can finish this sweater for myself. I have too many things started and not finished. I'm trying not to start anything else (though being a gemini makes it hard!!!)

I have two major pieces in the works;

  1. Scarf for Mom

    • last pattern in a beginner's book
    • not difficult, but time consuming
    • 45 minutes for 3 inches.
    • more than halfway done, should just do a little bit each day ...

  2. Sweater for me

    • finished body
    • mostly done with sleeves
    • block, piece
    • collar
    • buttons or zipper? the big decision!

Ooo, I made a list! :-D
let me just see if I can finish a scarf and make a sweater .........

Thursday, March 23, 2006


So I've been battling it out with the computer for the past hour or so. I thought I had my secret weapon of doom and would be stricking down the computer in all its haughtiness against me with its html! I had .... Lissa Explains it All!!!, which is an HTML tutorial designed for kids ... by, eh, kids.

And yet I am still beaten. :shakes fist at monitor: WHAT DO YOU WANT?!?!?!?!!?

i'm going to bed. :-p

but first, let's see if my feeble attempt at making a links tab did anyhting;

This has proved that yes, indeed, I can makes a list of links.

if I could just figure out how to put them where I want them ...

Little Dogs and Happy Eyes

I had a yucky day at work. It's worse when it's slow, because there's nothing to do. At a bookstore, or a library, I could can read when I didn't have any customers to wait on. At a restaurant? If I'm lucky, I eat. Otherwise, I end up doodling. I drew a Basenji and a Walking Eyeball today.

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I have problems with proportions, and drawing smallish heads in ratio to the bodies. Must work on that. Pen on paper.

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I didn't want him to look too scary, so I have him a little smiling mouth. He's a happy eyeball! Pencil on Paper.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

An Account of something Furry

Aha, the gratuitous INTRO POST! This is where I tell you all about myself, why I'm posting, the deep, dark, secrets of my past, and what not.

Or is it?

Maybe I won't post my intro here, maybe I'll save my intro post for next week, when I've already mentioned work, family, friends, and had a lengthy discussion on the societal pressures of trying to become the next champion underwater basket weaver and first ever to wear a foam Red Wings wingnut hat while singing exerpts from RENT.

"Today for you/Tomorrow for me!"

Or perhaps I'll make posts with subject lines like this one which, believe me, have everything to do with my life, but leave any mention of their connection lacking in the following post, forever keeping you at suspense, because you have the most vague, slightest inkling of something important, or pertinent, or furry, or just plain interesting ... and yet the full details never come to fruition.

I can guarentee you one thing, though; there are deep and mentally stimulating blogs out there. There are blogs so intense you will cry, you will laugh, you will write your congressmen.

This isn't one of them.

At the very most you'll probably just cock your head and wonder "who gave her the permission to use the keyboard?" Then decide it was probably some fluke when an institutionalized blog junky escaped for the evening and ran amok with her doctor's desktop while he was away on vacation.

Either way, this is the rantings of a slightly crazed mind. There might be snippets of genius, moments of cohesiveness, or pages of sheer horror, but for the most part, it's all just silly.