Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Busy With What?

I've been crazy busy, although I couldn't tell you with what. Just the usual ... working ... catching up with people. I sure haven't been knitting much.

For giggles, I did stumble upon this today - a new librarian figure from the Lego Minifigure Series 10*.  I have already emailed the Lego folks with a request to purchase 10 of them.  Wouldn't it be fun if I could have a lego librarian for each of my co-workers when I go to conference in October?  *Turns out they do not let you choose which figure you can purchase no matter how many you want :-(

The title of the book is a joke derived from the movie, Party Girl.  It's not a good movie, but I guess as a librarian I have to know about it.  Anyway, the party girl in question ends up working in a library.  When someone asks for On the Origin of Species, the protagonist hears the title as, Oranges and Peaches.... you gotta love those people at Lego.

My exciting news is that I really am going on a cruise.  Not just any cruise, but a knitting cruise.  Yes, Nautical Knitting with Franklin Habit and Melissa Leapman, here I come!  The Gypsy and I will be sharing a room, taking classes and exploring Belize City and Cozumel this coming December.  CAN'T WAIT!!!  Just for the record, I think I first decided I wanted to go on a cruise about 1970 when my mother went on one and talked about what a great time it was.   Don't know why I've never done it until now, but better late than never, right?

People's reaction to hearing I'm going on a knitting cruise has been mostly astonishment that there is such a thing (plus a couple of people who, when I was calling it a "cruise for knitters" heard it as a "cruise for *iggers" which does not make any sense because not only do I not use the N word, I would not qualify for such a cruise, so I call it a "knitting cruise" now).  

Also, today someone said she didn't realize there would be enough knitters for a whole ship.  I told her I thought that only a small portion of the ship would be knitters to which she replied, "Oh, so there will be normal people on the cruise too?"



kmkat said...

You two will have SUCH A GOOD TIME!

Mary Lou said...

This will Not be your mother's cruise, I'm sure. Sounds like a blast.