Saturday, February 21, 2009


I only ever blog about how crappy I feel so I don't blog because a) it's boring and b)I have a lot of good things in my life and then I just feel guilty about mopey-blogging but when I write about the good things when I'm down I just get overly emotional. SO I'm going to write an impromptu poem for you that rhymes.

B is for Blogging

back in the day
I started this on a lark
for a school project
in which I received a good mark

we just had a good run
where I wasn't as blue
but now report cards
have me feeling like poo

I want to blog about my nephew
or my awesome get together today
but I'm wallowing in self-pity
and I don't feel that okay

student loans can bite my ass
and mean bank guys do suck
but hey I've got two jobs
what awesome awesome luck

so what if my eyes stopped focusing
friday night at cash out
and my apartment looks like hell
I mean, this is what 27 is all about

seriously though I shouldn't whine
or pout or whimper or cry
my new shower curtain is blue and pretty
and precious sleeptime is nigh

let's hear it for friends
and family and both
for lattes and soy-silk
you get me through it all(th)

I tag Angela, Tammy, Hilary, and Jenn! And Erin too, can't not get a poem out of her. Heck- I tag you all! Impromptu poem please!

Friday, February 13, 2009

25 random but lame things cause I'm pretty tired and lack originality right now

1. I look at Icanhascheezburger every day. Sometimes they aren't funny at all and lame but when they are funny- it's SPECTACULARLY AWESOME!!! and I don't want to miss it. I know people disapprove of this but it makes me happy.
2. I find piercings more daunting than tattoos because I feel more prepared for tattoos and I find the pain of piercings very intense and intrusive. That being said I want to get my nose re-pierced and I want another tattoo/get a tattoo worked on.

3. I'm really messy and it bothers me. Doesn't seem to bother Spike.
4. My sister, brother-in-law, and nephew will be here in two hours and my place is a disaster. My sister is very very clean and I am genuinely concerned but I'm also exhausted.

5. I'm sick of people judging others based on their grammar. I mean, I get it when the grammar and spelling is really atrocious but it seems like an elitist bandwagon thing right now. It's like 'you misused a semi-colon? BURN!!!!!'.

6. I really miss my violin but I feel like it would be mean to my neighbours if I started playing again.

7. This is nothing new but teaching full time right now only reaffirms my position on the public school system. It is the most important thing in the world and I cannot be okay with any institution/social concept that would take learning away from a child be it based upon money or privilege.

8. I think I'm an okay photographer but would really like a nicer camera. I refuse to take lessons and would only take a course if it was part of an overall program.
9. Twenty seven is an interesting age. It is (for me) the year that changes things.

10. I have about 50 science note-taking assignments to mark and about 20 science labs to review and make comments on and two weeks of math to prep for and oh yeah, report cards to start up. HOT DAMN! (see- I told you I'm tired. I might as well start writing about how many pillows are on my day bed) (16)

11. I got a valentines today from a grade 6 student who I just met a few weeks ago and somehow he knew me well enough to draw a skull with heart eyes on it. How cool is he? I got a lot of valentines (and sugar) but really, that skull envelope is going in the scrap book.

12. I don't really 'scrap book' as much as glue (throw) things that make me happy into a big paper album. I tried to use spiffy paper but I just made a mess.

13. I enjoy Friday 13ths because they never let me down. This Friday I get my nephew delivered and who knows what will happen next month! Though-I do remember one day in elementary school I was working in the office during lunch with Laura and it was a Friday the 13th and it was insane! We had so many kids falling down, kids puking, and kids crying we ended up going to the staff for reinforcements. I blame self-fulfilling prophecy on the kids' part.

14. I had to frog my graduation socks because they were too small. I have the curse of the too small sock. I can't wait to start knitting with it again. I love that yarn.
15. I don't celebrate valentines day. I didn't when I was single and I'm not going to change that now.

16. I love my nintendo DS.

17. It's a good thing I don't have cable because I get so sucked into TV. I really enjoy TV and would love to have it and watch it in moderation but I know I cannot control myself.

18. There are two new blogs to check out from my good friends: Sheena who is in fancy pants film school and is making me want to enroll and Kat (I call her Kipper- you cannot call her Kipper- only I call her Kipper) (oh, and for my family it's Katherine) who is uber crafty and articulate and just a good person to know all around.

19. In high school my friend Sheena (see #18) would always make each other handmade presents (we still do but due to stress we exchanged squeal worthy gift certificates this year) and I still have the makeup box she made me probably ten years ago now. You can't see if for the stuff in it but it's proof that I need this more than anything.
20. I am a cat person. Seriously. No really- Seriously! Okay sorry. Um... my favorite colour is purple.

21. I am in love with this hat and have bought the yarn to make it. Spring be damned I will wear this hat all year!

22. I have watched Coraline (beyond cool), read the graphic novel (hardcore awesome), played and conquered the DS game (it was so-so), and now am reading the book. I am going to name my firstborn girl Coraline (and if we are doing themes I guess my firstborn boy will be Bod).

23. I miss my sister most dreadfully.

24. If I had my own classroom we would knit every Friday morning together and listen to Jesse Cook.

25. I love Vancouver. I think I may want to live here for a nice long time. I just wish it was closer to Vernon that's all.

Okay... my company is very close to arriving and um... I've got to run.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Well that didn't work

It's Sunday night. Blarg.

In other news- I started designing a sock thingie with a star motif and I did everything right. I swatched in the round and even washed it and then measured my gauge. I cast on, knit an inch of corrugated ribbing, and started my star motif. Now, when I did my swatch I just knit my star as I drew it- from the bottom up (guess where I'm going with this) sooooo I knit the majority of my socks from the cuff down (just guess) hence I finished my ribbing and started my star motif and on row 10 of 11 promptly realized I was knitting the stars upside down. Awesome.

In other news other than knitting- Bridges? Go. You will love it. Just don't wear a dress over jeans and a loose cardigan. Well, you won't get kicked out but when you see that basically everyone else is wearing their fanciest? You'll feel a little, ahem, out of place.