Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Damn That Woman!!

So a little bit ago, I was raving to Opal about Stephen West's patterns. Because I'm in love with his patterns. Seriously - his attention to detail makes my inner perfectionist sing.

Being the good friend that I am, I show (ok, I gush to) her the Herbivore. She was all "Oh, that's pretty." Obviously, home girl was not feeling my enthusiasm, because in my mind I'm thinking, "Pretty? It's freaking awesome!!". So I moved on and let it rest. It's ok that she failed to flip out over the shawl like I did. Right?

I've spent countless hours plotting what the hell I am going to knit the pretty thing with.

Then, out of the blue, Opal announces she's cast on for the Herbivore.


I promptly called her a bitch and decided it was time to get my act together and knit the damned thing myself.

I have been loving on a skein of Woolmeise for over a year. I am absolutely in love with the colors, and have toyed with the idea of socks for a while. I even thought about messing with the Clapotis. (Which, by the way I had sworn I would not knit for reasons I shall keep to myself)

This morning, I caked up my pretty yarn for the Herbivore. I can't think of a better pattern for the yarn, or a better yarn for the pattern.

So before I went to bed, I caked it up and had happy dreams.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What Is This World Coming To?

Headline from Yahoo News Ticker: Processed Foods Linked to Depression

I am so depressed right now, I can't even bring myself to read the article. I know you
feel the same way. Let's go eat some Twinkies together, shall we?

FoxNews had Alan Thicke on as a guest. To discuss parenting.

What in the hell is wrong with this picture? If he's an expert now, then so am I. SHOW

And before you go there, yes, I question my FoxNews viewing at times as well. All that channel has done for the last 4 months is bitchbitchbitchbitchbitch. Yeah, that's right, Fox & Friends, I'm talking about your bellyaching at 6am. It's too damned early. If you could at least present an alternative, I'd appreciate it. Simply griping about how wrong something is does me no good. Nor does it do anything to solve any of the issues at hand.

(I can't bring myself to watch the other cable news stations for reasons I shall keep to myself. Don't hate me because of my crazy news watching habits. We are way above that 'round here, right?)

Speaking of questionable viewing practices, can we discuss Dexter for a minute here? (No, no, I'm not going to spoil anything for you, just chill and listen)

Can someone give me a character with some depth? Please? Well, other than the serial killer du jour. It seems that the writers can manage to do a great job at developing a new serial killer per season, but the remaining cast? Geesh!

  1. Rita. Come on writers, you can do better than a disenfranchised housewife who is always out of milk and bread.
  2. Debra. Seriously? Put her on some Prozac and let's keep it moving. She's becoming a buzz kill. Quit trying to draw a parallel between her and her brother. Not gonna work people!

  3. LaGuerta and Batista need to go and martyr themselves elsewhere. LaGuerta was a much better character when she was just grumpy all of the time. Every show needs a stick in the mud, right?

I think the writers are trying to create subplots to sustain the show if Dexter winds up in jail. Dexter + jail = no killings ergo, no Dexter. The problem here is that the subplots are based on poorly developed characters who won't be able to sustain crapola. Gimme some substance! Oh, and if our main man could stop thinking out loud, that would be great. We aren't stupid, we know what the man is thinking.

/rant off

To be honest (and after much discussion with Opal), I think at this point I'm watching Dexter simply to pass the time until Californication comes on.

David Duchovny.

I just love his lips.

MmmMMM good!

Yeah, the storyline itself is a bit over the top, but there's such variety! Teenage angst, marital turmoil, insane Boss Ladies, student strippers, drugs, odd sexual encounters... Need I go on?

It's disturbing, hilarious and frivolous. What more could you want out of cable tv?

Tired of my piss poor attitude? Check out this pretty stuff! I would tell you what it is going to be, but what kind of friend would that make me?

Smith out!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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For whatever reason, I've had a case of the lazybloggeritis.

Which is sad, 'cause I have had shit to share and things to say. Luckily, I have been posting the goods on Ravelry so I don't have to bore you with my FOs here.

As for the rest of my life, I can sum things up for you rather quickly.

1. I finished some things and started new things.

2. The anniversary of my entrance into this world was very mellow. Thank you friends. I needed mellow.

3. I've got the new computer blues. I miss Windows XP. And my keyboard. (And the money I had to spend just to miss the old one.)

I think I just end up in a zone where I prefer to hibernate. I'm thinking it may be the season change, but who knows.

The darkness at 6pm is definitely unfortunate, as is the cooler weather.

Yep, I am a heathen. As a knitter, I should be excited about the prospect of wearing wool! All of those hours spent toiling away at projects, looking forward to cooler weather so that I could sport the articles with pride.

I would rather be in sandals and a tank top with electric bills twice as high as last months.

Go figure.

Mini-Me has just informed me that she would like to shave her head and wear bandannas instead.

God help us.