If you're not knitting, the terrorists win

(My mostly on-topic ramblings about knitting. And life in general. My life in specific.)

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I'm a middle aged mother of 2 grown children and wife to a man who doesn't seem to mind my almost heroin-like yarn addiction. I spend my time writing, knitting, and generally stressing out.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Super Bowl Recap


First of all, I am so happy The Not-The-Patriots won. It was not the pants-down spanking those cheatbags deserved, but at least now maybe Belichick is starting to wonder if Satan is calling in his chips.

Secondly, I owe Madonna an apology. I said, several times before the halftime performance (even 5 minutes before the halftime performance) that I thought she was old and stale and that the Super Bowl should have gotten someone relevant with a hit song in this century, at least.

But I've got to say, it was a great show. I really liked it. And I liked it from beginning to end. And you know what? I didn't even notice MIA flipping the bird and neither did anyone else I talked to. But I wouldn't have been offended by that, anyway.

Thirdly, the commercials were funnier than they have been in a while. I abstained from watching them online prior to the game because I like to see them as they were meant to be seen. And thanks to so many people for trying to spoil that by telling me about them!

And finally... So glad Not-The-Patriots won. That's my all-time favorite team.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Friday UFO

Well, this is disappointing. Not only did I not really work on anything this week (outside of a tiny sock that took almost no time), but I don't really have anything to say about it.

I do want to say, though, I am seeing a ton of the hand-knitted or hand-crocheted scarves that were made for Super Bowl volunteers. If you did one (I did not. I just had too many commitments. And I can't stand the thought that someone might wear my scarf and cheer for the Patriots), you should know that people LOVED them.

Shawn, one of the managers in my company, showed me the scarf he got for being a volunteer. He was really happy with it. He told me "This is all hand knitted." like that was the coolest thing ever.

And I was so moved by that. I wish that the person who crocheted that particular scarf (It was crochet. Sorry, Shawn.) could have seen that pride. That, to me, would be the coolest thing ever.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Newton's Third Law


Science lesson: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

I didn't make that up. That was Sir Isaac Newton. (Or, Figgy, as the ladies called him.) It means, basically, if something good happens, something bad will happen to even things out. Nature abhors imbalance.

It's true. Say you eat nachos with jalepenos. Delicious. Good thing. But then, you will have heartburn-driven nightmares all night. Evened out. Or, say you get everything under control for a change (Good thing). Then your water heater will go out. (Now we're even.)

Say you work from home one day and it's a good day--you get a lot done since you don't have the constant interruption you do at the office. And you don't have to fight Super Bowl traffic to and from work, which has been eating up a major chunk of time and creating a lot of stress. (Work at home = good thing.) Well then, Newton's Law requires one of your co-workers to act like you've taken the day off to visit a Carribean spa and whine until you're told working from home is not an option any more, so too effin bad that it will take you an hour to get out of the downtown tomorrow. (And that's what you get. Compliments of Newton. And your whiny-ass co-worker.)

Newton, you bastard.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Not Knitting - Just Hangin'


Took a break tonight from the sticks, as I like to call them. (Not really. I just made that up just now in an effort to sound cool. Ha! How cool can you be when you Gold Medal an old lady sport?)

I just hung out tonight. And did nothing. And that was... okay. It's funny how people just don't seem to relax these days. (Or maybe they do. Maybe it's just me. But seriously. Does anyone really need more than 4 1/2 hours sleep a night?) I think everyone should take a night a month to just relax and do nothing.

But no more than that. I mean, come on. Sleep when you're dead.


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