Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Guess What I Did?

First, before I tell you, I want to say Thank You to everyone who gave me hugs! That was the greatest. And it was so nice to hear from people who I know read but rarely respond, it's like unwrapping a present that you know what it is but that only makes it better.

So what did I do. Well, you know how I complain that I have no time and am a giant ball of stress? I decided getting a job would cure all that. So yeah, I got a job. Heh. For those in PG, you'll know where I'm talking about... a comic book store baby yeah! They hired me! Even though I am apparently a trendy librarian! I'm pretty excited. Firstly, I get a discount on comics! Secondly, I have a resemblence of life outside of school! Thirdly, I will be making money! Not accumulating debt! Craziness I tell you! So. Yeah. I could see some shaking heads and waggling fingers, but meh. I think this job is going to be hectic madness, but I think it will also be a whole bunch of fun. My boss-lady is a wonderful person and it's all good. Heh.

and i talked to the guy i like again. wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Okay, I'm away to proof read this paper again. It's so bad when you know a sentence is crap, but for the life of you, you just can't seem to think of a better one.

Thanks again for the hugs!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Where are you and what are you doing?

I'm at the computer desk.

Earlier I was studying for an exam I have tomorrow and am currently writing a paper for THE WORST CLASS EVER.

Anybody want to give me a hug?

That would be nice.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Wonderful things to knit

This is just a fun blog to be done before I retire (it's 9:30 in the evening you know!)
  • I'd save this for my own kid it's soooo cute! Medusa hat
  • pasha
  • a womb, cause I mean... then you can say 'i knit a womb this weekend. it's green.' Is there anything better than that?
  • a tea cozy (but if I was to knit one for Buffy, it would not be this one, or at least, not these colours)
  • these socks, but without the individual toes, and different colours to match different holidays. heh. yeah.
  • my favorite bear, again
  • if Cohen was a girl I'd knit him this
So I'm going to bed now but before I do, I'm thinking if I have time I'm going to knit a baby hat for my english teacher who just had a baby girl. Should I do the baby tart, or the miss dashwood? Please let me know because they are both soooooo bloody cute I just can't decide.

Sweet dreams everyone!

Nov 21st note: Have started the baby tart baby hat.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Yarn, wonderful yarn (tra la la)

So to the left and below is my mohair yarn. One has metallic shiny bits in it. I got them at the studio fair and paid outrageously high prices for them. It was one of those things were I wanted them, wasn't sure, so I put them down, looked around, saw someone else pick them up, got a rush of jealousy and possessiveness, and once the other person put them down, swept in there and picked them up. They are worth it though, I want to make something as equally unique (wait, does the placement of those two words next to each other cancel them out?) so I don't want to start anything yet. But yeah, I loveth them. They are a tad different colour scheme but they work.

Then next is a close up of my slub. I love my slub. I don't even know what it is really, I know it's wool, I think it's all in how it is spun but yeah, I love my slub. It is, I would have to say, the most perfect colour scheme I have ever seen in my life. Really, I'm dead serious here. Perfect. And isn't this photo just so artsy fartsy? I took all of these with Coral's camera. Yeah for Coral!
This last photo is another artsy one of my cotton sari rainbow blend. This was made in Nepal and was made out of recycled saris. I want to make a purse out of it or a wrap. I don't know. Why can't I just be rich so I can buy my way into teaching without all the 'schooling' getting in the way? Honestly. Being rich would solve everything.

Well, I don't know how well this will turn out with the photos and all, but I hope it's coherent and the photos kinda match up with their description!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Christmas List!!! (and birthday!!!)

Okay, here it is!* Um, I may change it now and then so I'll put it on my side thingies over there too.
  • A Dictionary of Angels, Including the Fallen Angels by Gustav Davidson
  • Gift certificates to The Neverending Yarn (Vernon) or Darlene's Yarns (PG)
  • As for yarn, I'm looking for handspun mohair angora in purpley/greyie/bluish subdued colours (you'll know you've got it if it is ridicously expensive), and I also like slub from Nova Scotia, the rainbow cotton sari blend from Nepal, or any type of soy yarn. (for photos of said yarns, see here) Frankly, I'm happy with any type of yarn, be it acrylic, wool, alpaca, or unknown.
  • Bamboo knitting needles
  • Very nice, sparkly, smallish or not, earrings: like this or this or this (I'm only using these as examples, not as specifics, I trust your judgement, but hey, if you wanna get me the blue topaz earrings)
  • Paintbrushes, the little ones: pointy, edged, or thick, doesn't matter.
  • I don't know if this exists but a queen sized original Spiderman (Ditko) duvet cover.
  • Old knitting magazines
  • A floor length, very soft, housecoat (one that you could cuddle up in a chair with a purring kitten and a mug of tea on a cold PG night and watch Buffy in)
  • Cohen
  • digital camera
  • the frizz ease hair gift set from shoppers (the one for curls)
  • The March of the Penguins
  • 40 year old Virgin (if it comes out by christmas)
  • The anniversery addition of Brian Frouds Faeries
  • anything from Reitmans
  • the calvin and hobbes collection (the massive three book one)
  • a CD booklet, one of those massive booklets with those slips that will fit a whole buncha CDs
I think that's it, I'm trying to think right now but I seem to be lacking thoughts. If anyone knows anything else I want for Christmas please email me it so I can put it on here. I will be so happy when Christmas comes around. School is evil. Evil. Tata!

*I'm sure whatever anyone gets me, even if it is not on the list, will be perfect and I'll love it.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Things I have done today to avoid studying

You'd think that getting back a ridicously crappy mark in one of my favorite classes would motivate me to study. Apparently not so. So, it's 3:30 and what have I done today?
  • slept in till 10:30 because Spike came and curled up on my chest (so cute)
  • had my yummy new maple churned honey with peanut butter on squirrely toast
  • checked my email and looked at the blogs
  • mulled and mulled about my wool toque that I haven't blocked yet and may just frog because it's just a tad tad too short but meh
  • walked to grocery store to get coffee and came back with coffee, buns, a magazine, and mandrin oranges
  • had mandrin orange and looked at magazine I bought
  • complete two typed pages of notes from my lifespan development textbook, chapter 11 (the self, identity, and personality)
  • made lunch for Jenn and I (cheese and turkey sandwiches with the raspberry honey mustard and mushroom soup with pasta and the pasta scared Jenn when she went to eat it... heh)
  • put away dishes
  • looked at blogs again
  • played defend your castle
  • found a whole buncha cool knitting sites from midnight blogger, and I so want to order this but I'll wait cause it's ten dollars shipping fees for Canadians.
  • and now I'm blogging
So there are many more things I want to do today. Letseehere...
  • complete chapter 11 (it's shame this is so difficult since I am actually interested in it, I just despise everything school right now)
  • start cleaning my room (at least put up my fraggle rock poster and organize my clothing)
  • finish my two knitting projects (Jim and Kayla)
  • play sims
  • yoga (Rodney Yee again I think)
  • go over my paper for Behaviour Modification
  • clean the bathroom
There are a lot more things I need to do: schoolwork, hem my new pants, ect, but it would be silly to put them on there right now cause I won't get them done today. Well. I should go. Maybe I can get on Jenn's computer and play sims. Hm.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Week IV

So week IV of exercise was a success. I worked out four times in one week period which means I get my reward of a new knitting magazine. So after work Jenn is taking me to Books & Company to get it. Very excited. I have so been blowing off the school work, well, not totally true. I've been reading chapters but not anything else. I'm knitting like a crazy person which is great. I went to the yarn store yesterday to pick up yarn I needed to finish a project (my colour was gone so that has posed a tiny problem but I'm improvising) and to get instructions for my Mom on how to block her shawl. There was so much yarn! Darlene recieved her original shipment plus three backordered shipments she had ordered in July! There is this one yarn called Noro that I adore, and it felts up so nicely and is 100% wool and very warm, this is the yarn I call 'kitten' because it is so freaking soft, FFF Over, and others that I can't seem to find online or can't remember the name of. I also just got to school and I have two hours and because I thought I would be taking the bus home because I didn't know Jenn was leaving early I didn't bring anything with me besides my notebook so I don't actually have any work to do.... so I'm blogging. And I feel bad because I'm sure everyone else (well, maybe not everyone else) is working on papers (which I should be), or researching (which I'm not because I decided to write the extra final instead of the doing a paper because Kyle is a ridicously hard marker of papers and I have undisturbed five days before the final in which to study) and I'm blogging and looking up yarn online. Heh. That's so great.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Coma-induced slug

So, after two weeks of complete undergrad hell, I decided this weekend I would take a break. Or have a nervous breakdown. I decided to take a break. So... what did I do you ask?

  • Went to the Studio Fair twice(!) and bought....yarn (two handspun mohair with metallics, not telling how much they cost), honey (maple churned in a glass bear jar), mustard (honey raspberry hot hot), Jim's present (not telling!), Jen's present (again with the not telling), honeycomb (fun, but not as much fun as I would have liked), a book, and nearly got a marionette but I didn't and now I'm sad. I also nearly bought a 200 dollar photo of a bear cub climbing on a tree on canvas but I didn't. The people were kinda snotty, and I didn't really have 200 dollars to spend on art. Which sucks. But hey! Maple churned honey! Oh yeah, and tonnes of samples, samples, samples.
  • Went to the Y Saturday (I just forgot how to spell Saturday and had to look at various spellings before deciding on that one, hope it's right) and worked out at 6:30 in the morning with Jenn and Coral. I decided to put the elliptical at the highest slant and my thighs are still paying for that.
  • Knit like a crazy person, finished my first scarf for Knit for Kids and nearly done another christmas present which I started last January, and I did inventory on all my knitting projects and yarn. Have come to many conclusions. A) I have too much yarn and need to knit it all up so I can buy more but seriously, so much yarn! B) I need to finish all my projects that are knitted up but still have to be sewn together or something (about three of those) so I can put them in a complete section. C) I need to get my hands on a digitial camera so I can take photos of all the christmas presents so I can post them after christmas and show everyone. D) I need a better organizer for my knitting needles (right now they are in a big metal bucket that has a lobster on it) which is fine, but I still need a better container.
  • Watched Kids in the Hall Brain Candy. Heh, really really funny. Wrong, in so many ways, but so funny.
  • Wrote a completely half-assed paper for my dreadful class that I don't care about and barely spent any time on.
  • Finally went shopping for pants and got three pairs, two jeans (one dark, one with jewels) and a brown pair of dress pants, and also got a blue cardigan with jewels and a pink blouse which I'm wearing right now.
  • Did Tae bo with Jenn (and did Yoga this morning and will hopefully do tae bo again tonight so I can reach my week goal of working out four times this week and get to buy my knitting magazine as I did not make my goals last week which was fine cause I still worked out three times).

So that was really nice. I also played a lot of computer games and listened to lots of music and watched TV with Jenn and played with the kitties. It was wonderful. Now I'm back at school.... sigh, but oh well. Week ten of thirteen! And only three days long! There, it's all good now. I'll let you know tomorrow if I did my workout and if I did I'll blog about my new magazine. If I didn't then I dunno, I may still blog anyways, but maybe just tell you about what I had for dinner instead.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

things to remember to keep me going

* tomorrow is day 3 of week nine of thirteen weeks
* next week is only three days long
* 43 days and I'll be done
* at least I'll eventually get out; the professors are there forever!
* after these four, only three more psych courses to finish
* at least I'm not homeless or desolute or friendless
* I love my bed
* Spike doesn't seem bothered by any of this at all
* even if I bombed today's exam the rest of the class did too
* even if I bomb tomorrows exam I'll still have chocolate waiting for me at home
* just because I have a presentation in three days with seven other people, five of whom I don't know nor have ever met, and we don't have an outline and none of our email addresses work, doesn't mean it won't go well.
* jesus loves me
* Jenn bought me a pink water bottle since mine was left at school (my fault) and taken by someone (bastard)
* I had kick-ass medusa hair for halloween and that will never change

I'll keep going.