Thursday, November 25, 2004

Turkey Day

Ok, so the post date is a blatant lie! It's actually the 30th, but I'm in end-of-Thanksgiving denial, so indulge me.
Holidays are crazy. Mum was cleaning the house like mad; everything got cleaned, even rooms the guests wouldn't be using, and items the guests wouldn't be seeing. Then the traditional Ugly Brown Dishes (hideous heavy pottery plates from the seventies - and boy, do they look it) had to be taken out of confinement and thoroughly washed. I really dislike those dishes. We use them every year, but they never feel 'familiar,' if you know what I mean. Every year they're like these foreign invaders sitting at our table. What was really funny was that the guests called to say they were sick and couldn't come - an hour before dinner.
Anywhoo, on we go. Christmas is coming. Only three more projects and my gifts will be done! I keep feeling twinges of guilt for foisting crappy homemade presents on all my poor, defenseless friends and family. But then I get so into the project that I have to believe it will be liked.

Food for thought: If your car is low on gas, is it hungry?

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Lemon Drop goes to Sacto!

Yup, been touring ye olde state capitol for my "distance study" class. It's been pretty fun, but I still have one or two days to complete up there, and I really want to get them done before my job gets into full swing.
I'm in a good mood. My 'potential cold' that's been plauging me for weeks is gone (knock on wood). And today, as a birthday special, I made a mascot for the site! It's Knitting Nezumi, of course, but you can call her Nez. (Okay, so the pic is rather on the childish side of cute, but what else can you expect with my poor art skills + Microsoft Paint??) Ooh, inspiration! Wouldn't it be awesome to post guest submissions of Nez? Meaning I make you, my artistically talented friends, do work for my benefit. I like this idea. Send me your artwork, people! heheh.
Since this is ostensibly a knitting blog, I suppose a knitting update is in order. Right now I'm working on Christmas presents (!), so of course I can't post pictures until after the holidays. With about 10 projects to finish, I won't be working on any of my stuff for at least a month (fahrizzle!).
Oh yeah, and since I'm another year closer to prune juice and bocchie ball, let's have some fun age statistics! Laura was worrying recently about becoming an old maid, and after that conversation I could practically hear my biological clock ticking. So I checked out a few reputable websites and guess what? The average age for a woman to get married is about 28-30. But the average divorce age is 32-36, and nearly half of all marriages in America end in divorce. So here's my thought: why not wait to get married until you're 32-36, and just do it right the first time? Ah, logic. So out of place in our modern world.

"Laura, just be the best darn spinster you can be!" - Encouraging words from Laura's mom.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004