If you’re not a knitter, you need to know this: Several knitters out there kick off new knitting projects during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, with the goal of finishing those projects before or during the closing ceremonies. Some knitters take this quite seriously—joining knitting teams and signing on for certain “events” depending on [...]
Entries from February 2010
February 27th, 2010 · 14 Comments · Daily, Sticks and String, Turning Pages
February 22nd, 2010 · 27 Comments · Social Awkwardness, Super Music Saturday
When I was in high school, my skin was highly imperfect. Sadly, when you take a girl who is already a bit of a social disaster (me! I was the piano playing introvert who always kept the words Boy and Friend separate!) and you tap her with a Yucky Skin stick, you end up with [...]
February 19th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Daily, Shorties
Yesterday afternoon, Harper went to school and wrote a note to me on funeral home letterhead. Obviously, I love this note for many reasons. I plan to stash it away in a light-fast, non-bleeding, and acid- and lignin-free box to heighten the chance that my great great great great granddaughter will discover it while constructing [...]
February 16th, 2010 · 29 Comments · Daily, Just asking, Make Out Parties
Although I probably watch entirely too much television, I don’t really have any shows that I Absolutely Cannot Miss. (My fingers are crossed behind my back right now, because I sort of can’t miss Days of Our Lives or The Secret Life of the American Teenager. I justify my viewing of these shows in the [...]
February 16th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Daily, Shorties, Will it make me sick?
My calendar this week is filled with words, and most of those words have something to do with freelance work. (Thursday contains the words Stendhal Syndrome. I’m not sure why I wrote that, but I do love the concept.) Sadly, today features the following phrase: MC home sick. Did you know that Meredith has GERD? [...]
February 10th, 2010 · 24 Comments · Conversations with Meredith, Daily, Shorties
Lately, Meredith feels she is not getting enough respect. After much consideration, she has determined that throwing a party will be the best way to gather her housemates and confront them in regard to their general lack of respect. Therefore, a Give Meredith Respect Party is being thrown. (Gifts are appreciated, but not required.) If [...]
February 9th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Giving Stuff Away, Super Music Saturday, Video! Video! Video!
ETA: The tickets have been taken. Hooray!!! Thanks to all who inquired! Here’s the scoop. A few weeks back, I was made aware of the fact that Sondre Lerche is coming to town. And I love him. So I bought tickets. Now, it has become clear that I will not be able to attend the [...]
February 5th, 2010 · 19 Comments · Daily, Will it make me sick?
A little over a year ago, Jeff noticed that he was paying our trash people more than once each month. (And when I say Our Trash People, I mean the environmental service that comes to our house on Thursday mornings to haul away the things that we DIDN’T recycle. I’m still wearing my Birkenstocks.) Anyway, [...]
February 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Cucumbers aren't always cool., Daily
In the past 48 hours, I’ve seen some pretty wicked photographs of birds with diarrhea. I have taken on a freelance project, and that is a very good thing. This particular freelance project is all about animals and their diseases. Tarantulas go bald. Birds have anorexia. Amphibians vomit. Meanwhile, I have about 4,392 things running [...]