Friday, October 30, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Asterix is 50, and to celebrate, El Pais has given access to four pages in PDF format for free!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Your result for The Dream Job Test...
The Race Car Driver
You're 75% career-driven and 75% ambitious. In addition, you play 65% well with others, and you need a job that keeps you in the limelight 54% of the time!
It's lonely at the top, and it takes a lot of work to get there. You don't want a job with normal working hours... no, you'd devote your life to this if it pays off in the end.
Good luck with your future endeavors. Once you go forward, I suspect you're not the type to look back.
Prefer to observe the speed limits when you drive? Try one of these (slightly) more realistic options:
Television News Anchor, Massage Therapist, Dancer, Novelist, College Professor, Military Officer, Simultaneous translator (i.e. one who translates in person, at meetings and such).
Of course, some people are often crabby - especially when their picture is taken:
That's Boy-child's latest hat. Actually, I think it's going to one of his buddies - a trade for the grey one that was recently finished and then disappeared. I was thinking about all the hats The Kat has been knitting for charity, and feeling rather selfish, and then it dawned on me that I have been knitting hats for all of Boy-child's friends, so what the heck.
Eventually I'll knit something for the homeless, but in the meantime I'm busy knitting hats for all those teenagers. Better than if they're out there with bare heads.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I love autumn. I believe I've mentioned that before.
This morning there was snow on the ground. It's gone now, but we're on our way to winter.
A lot of people dread the snow and the cold and the short days, but I like the change of seasons. I like snow. I find cold, sunny days invigorating as opposed to the hot, humid days of summer which make me lethargic.
I am unable to accurately capture the color of this yarn. It is a beautiful lavender with greens. Oh well. Maybe I'll get in Franklin's Photographing Your Knitting class at Yarnover 2010 and then I won't have this problem any more...at least I think he's going to be teaching that class.
I have named my Circumnavigated the RTW Cardigan, in honor of the Round the World itineraries we used to work up in the olden days, when I toiled at The Evil Airline That No Longer Exists' International Rate Desk. (Circumnavigation of a different sort, that was).
I still have this little number waiting for me - I'll try to take breaks from the RTW so I have a new scarf to wear. I have nothing in this color so it will be a welcome addition; Rose the Gypsy sent it to me as payment for the (above) Christmas Commission Socks.
And the vanilla sock for the bus at the moment is Boy-child's next pair; purple. I'm thinking red for the reinforcing thread, although if I can find lime green I'll do that instead.
Oh, and Boy-child already gave away his gray hat, so I'm going to whip one up in blue with some stashed Araucania. I'm glad he and his friends like hand knit hats, but sometimes I wish he were less generous.
Friday, October 9, 2009
- The Nobel Committee has not done Obama any favors
- The Committee gave him the Peace prize to make it more difficult for him to bomb Iran (Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.)
- If Kissenger won the prize, anyone can win the prize
- They were trying to make him feel better after Chicago didn't get the Olympics
- W brought standards so low, all you have to do is NOT be W to win
- Bringing hope to the world is enough; you don't have to actually do anything
- Declining the prize would be diplomatic suicide
- Obama is the only one who could (did) accept it graciously and with humility
- The Committee is actually a very conservative organization and they're building support to overthrow Obama
- They think that by showing they love Obama the whole world will join in the love
- Comments? Opinions?
I could say a lot, but since it's all being discussed online already I'll refrain from comment (for the moment).
In the meantime, I may have found a use for Twitter - take a look at posts about the Nobel here.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Your result for The Zombie Apocalypse Personality Test...
The Foot Soldier
64% Aggression and 48% Leadership!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Here are this morning's five things:
- Health reform legislation close to floor vote (NYT)
- U.N. to inspect Iranian plant this month (CNN)
- 8 U.S. troops dead in bold Afghanistan attack (WAPO)
- Todd Palin quits his job (CNN)
- Is Ahmadinejad secretly Jewish? (TELE)
Todd Palin quits his job. And we care because...?
And Ahmadinejad is an anti-Semitic Jew. Ugh!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Not all of them were knit for myself, of course, but when I went to dig up my winter socks, it was quite obvious that there is no shortage of socks in my drawer:
And yet, when I found my slippers, I discovered that perhaps I should have been making myself a new pair over the summer:
Today I start an Early Riser class with Jean, so I won't be making any slippers during the month of October.
I guess I'll have to wear socks with the slippers for now.