Thursday, November 29, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Janis Ian is *so* the soundtrack to my life right now

so besides the hordes of schoolwork and groupwork- my place is FREEZING so I had to call my landlord and convince him that yes, my place is cold, and no, I don't care that nobody else thinks their apartment is cold- mine is still cold. So eventually he came over (he has a dayjob so I can't begrudge him too much) and fiddled with the heat thingies and killed one of my facecloths with dirty water that came out of them. And oh yeah, he also had some comments to make on the state of my apartment. Yes, I am very messy right now but you know what? I'm a student on the edge so KEEP YOUR COMMENTS TO YOURSELF!!! If I didn't love my shoes I would have chucked one at his head. This isn't a post to get pity, you all leave such nice comments on my blog, I reread them when I'm down. This is just a post about my comically miserable day.

Well, back to disagreeing with people about prescribed learning outcomes.

Oh the fun never stops here.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

getting a little choked up here

Well, I am so behind which means I will be blogging a lot in the next few weeks in order to reach my goal. I have a lot to write about- it's just getting here that seems to be the trouble. I'm still reading blogs too, I've been bad about commenting but no worries- I am lurking!

This blog is just a quickie about Xmas presents. I love making lists and hey- making a list of things I want? Sounds like fun to me. It's not the most original list for me, mostly books and fibre, but meh, creature comforts.

  1. Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac-this is the one with the baby surprise cardigan right? A knitter will correct me if I'm wrong please.
  2. Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby- you know, if I ever have eight skeins of thread weight silk lying around, two years to dedicate to it, and have gained the patience of some one else, cause in which case I will SO knit one of these. Either that or I'll just modify the designs into something I can manage and read it obsessively
  3. Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan- she has some odd designs, I'll give you that, but she's also a knitting genius. Mmmm... hexagons.
  4. Inspired Cable Knit & Inspired Fair Isle Knits by Fiona Ellis- both books are knitterly goodness and very technically awesome. Dude.
  5. Kaffe Knits Again-so apparently this guy knits or something. Eh, who knew? (sarcasm)
  6. Lace Style by Allen and Budd- I'm running out of things to say about the books. They have knitted stuff in them. Me like knitted stuff.
  7. Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel-looks interesting, can anyone tell me more about this book?
  8. Romantic Hand Knits by Annie Modesitt- I don't know how many of these I would knit, but it looks like I could learn a lot about shaping from this book, and also it's just too fun.
  9. Knitting New Scarves by Lynne Barr- I like to knit scarves.
  10. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens- woah! Where did that transition come from? Sheesh.
  11. Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design by Schemer -pretty self explanatory I think.
  12. Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner- a good friend of mine swears by this book. Looks very interesting.
  13. I Like You by Amy Sedaris- I always covet the books Julia gets for xmas.
  14. Yarn- I know some people don't want to buy me yarn cause they don't know what I'll like but if this is where you are headed- when in doubt, anything by Fleece Artist, Hand Maiden, Koigu, or sock yarn.
  15. Fleece- really... anything.
But really, your love is all I need.


But seriously now, it's true. Christmas rules because it is the most unbridled excuse to spend time with the people that mean the most to you. Just come over for tea and it's all good. I always have mandrin oranges to spare.