Monday, May 28, 2007
I meant to write something yesterday, but I've spent nearly the whole weekend cleaning! I kind of wish I'd taken before pictures, so I could take after pictures, and show what I've accomplished.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I'm nearly done with my giant granny square blanket, and I'm slightly obsessed with finishing it. I hafta, hafta finish it because crocheting may turn out to be a phase, which would mean one day I'll lay down my hook and never pick it up again, and that cannot happen before this blanket is finished! I hope it's not a phase... it might not be. I thought blogging was going to be a phase, but I think two years is too long to be a phase. Okay, gotta go, the yarn is calling!
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Freedom of Religion
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Slightly Busy Week
While I continue to be a bum and / or be busy with other things, please enjoy this picture of my family's cats, and leave comments that will reinforce my delusion that you actually miss my writing.
The big black and white "squad car" cat is Merlin. He is about seven years old and sometimes we call him the Phantom Cat, because he's shy and guests rarely, if ever, see him. The smaller calico cat is Gizmo. She is about two years old, but still almost as playful as a kitten. She has all of her claws and will use them if provoked. Or not provoked.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Pictures As Promised
As you can probably guess from the pictures below, my crochet skills are currently limited to the granny square. It all started with the blanket in the first picture. It was a group project at work; a gift for a co-worker who just earned her master's degree. I made two squares for it, and had enough fun that I began my own projects.
This giant granny square is already pretty big, but I have to go around it about ten more times to be done!
I started making these smaller squares and experimenting with putting them together while I waited for payday to arrive so I could buy more yarn for the giant granny square.
If anyone is curious, the giant granny square is being made from Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick 'n Quick and the smaller green and brown squares are being made from Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Random Follow Up
- The poem I posted more than a week ago was written about my classmates at the small Catholic school I went to from 3rd grade through 8th grade. I don't really wish them ill; they were 13 the last time I saw them all. Hopefully they grew up to be happy, healthy people who know better now than to be so mean.
- Remember my one-sentence post in which I wondered if anyone had ever tried to make counterfeit postage stamps? Some one found this 'ere blog by Googling "how to make counterfeit postage stamps". So, I guess someone is going to try.
- Another person Googled "words to cheer a coworker" and got Ouch! Somehow I don't think that's probably what they had in mind.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
I've been doing other things. By other things, I suppose I mostly mean crocheting while watching movies, as well as episodes of The West Wing, Scrubs and Twin Peaks. I also finished reading a book for the first time in almost a month, which was a huge relief. I was starting to feel my nearly life-long status as a bibliophile was in danger. I finished Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes on Saturday night, and I've been trying to figure out ever since why one of the very minor characters was called Honey Monster. I clearly missed something somewhere. Anyway, it was a pretty good book. Some of the main characters had happy endings, but not all of them did; I thought that was interesting.
I've been doing this... blogging... for more than two years now, so I'm probably not going away anytime soon, although I've obviously not been very attentive to ye olde blog recently. Hopefully I'll be posting in the near future pictures of what I've been crocheting, answers at last to interview questions from velocibadgergirl, and just maybe an ode to The West Wing.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Since I haven't felt like writing anything new, I'll give you something old. This is pretty much the only poem I've ever written that I'm actually proud of, and I know I've thought about posting it before, but I don't think I ever have. I wrote this in my high school creative writing class. The assignment was to write either a prayer poem or a curse poem. If there is anyone out there who has not been told by me what this poem is about, and can figure it out just by reading the poem, I will be fairly impressed. Just so you know.
To Be Forgiven
May you be forced to walk in your bare feet across
the ice of your hearts,
And may you stand naked, exposed to the eyes of all,
for the observation and judgement of every move you make,
And may you be left out in the rain,
stripped of all you thought you were,
And may you know in the cores of your icy hearts,
in the central pits of your beings,
in your souls,
exactly how it feels to be ridiculed for all that is nothing,
And may all your accomplishments
be blotted out by moments of embarrassment,
and the contorted stories of your pasts
told by people who do not know you.
May you suffer all that you have caused me to suffer,
so that you may understand what you were a part of.
And may you suffer this way so that you can
understand a part of me.
(In the highly unlikely event that anyone noticed, some of these lines are usually together, but I broke them up here for formatting purposes.)
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