Monthly Archives: February 2006

Extremes

For those who know this is not about my attempt to get in the summer knitty, that’s a post for another day. This is about a day filled with extremes, some of the best and happiest things have happened to me and then some of the worst. So I’ll start with the good (which includes the knitting stuff) and then a major rant about some bad stuff that is making me upset and ruining what would be a very good day.

Ok so the good things, over at 1 knit.1 der there was a contest and as of right now I won a go knot pouch by entering a question and a picture in it. The question won and I’m happy, although I was kinda hoping that I would have won the best question but you can’t have anything in life. I am really excited about this though, I really enjoy winning it though, I hope I get a good color! Also on the good side, every week there’s a movie shown here on Campus and the streak of good movies that’s been going on continues. I saw HP again 2 weeks ago, Rent this last weekend and then next weekend it’s The Chronic(what)cles of Narnia (couldn’t help myself). And then there’s the knitting. I sat in fireside (think something like the student union) in a pool of sunshine and finished the first sleeve on Tubey today, and have about an inch on the second. So there is no gold medal for me, I mean I actually have like a…wooden medal or something. Like I said before though, I really like knitting it though, so I’m just happier.

except I’m not. Happy that is. I’m really, really not happy. It’s like 6th grade all over again. 6th grader was pretty much the worst year of my life. There was exclusion and pain and a lot of sitting alone at lunch so understandably I am very sensitive about being excluded like that ever again. It was the work of a very mean and cruel pair of girls who didn’t like me and decided that because we couldn’t all fit at a table at lunch I should go and sit alone. I don’t like to remember it, although it makes great material for times when I have to cry or write a college entrance essay. So then there’s today, when I was put in a very similar situation, which made me as unhappy and mad as it is possible to be. Soon it will be time to choose rooms and roommates for next year and so we’re (that is my group of friends) trying to figure out what we’re doing and I’m beginning to doubt how much I’m a part of that ‘we’. I’ve always doubted it but then once in a while I get something that makes me realize that I am or am not a part of things, maybe. So today I find out that we’re down to 4 people for a 6 person set of rooms (3 doubles but all together) and that one girl, who is playing the antagonist here, wants to maybe go down to a triple and leave yours truly out in the cold. That hurts, a lot, it wouldn’t be so bad if I hadn’t cut myself out of staying with my current roommate because we were all so sure that we would be rooming together. So she was like “do you have somewhere else to go?” and I really wanted to say “no you selfish jerk, you’re leaving me out in the cold, springing this on me suddenly and trying to satisfy yourself that you’re not hurting me when you are but I’m just too nice t tell you that you are.” but of course, I didn’t. We know (me and the antagonist)that we would be bad roommates, but all the good roommates are taken so I’m left with all these really uptight people when I’m super laid back and they all want to plan this now, as if there’s much they can do about it when they have over a month before anything really happens. This is a recipe for disaster anyway but it also causes me to be hurt and upset, which I didn’t want, need, ask for, or desire. I’m overreacting a bit, this is the same girl who is trying to figure out where the guys are rooming, when she can do absolutely nothing about it. So she’s just trying to settle things that she has no control over and a bunch of time to figure out now and it’s hurting me. Oh and I find out that this triple she had been talking about like it was a sure thing was absolutely fictional. Or at least she hadn’t even asked one of the girls yet, so she is doing this to me on an idea, which is mostly what worries me. I’m scared that she’ll just idea me out of a room where I want with a roommate I know. I mean really what am I supposed to do? Look for another place and then drop that when they decide they do want me? I can’t do that to someone else. Ok I now have something to think about, because it’s an impasse, I can’t make plans with two groups, I need to know if I’m rooming with them or else I can’t go, it’s just that simple. I know this was long and rambling, but I needed the cry and the chance to get the emotions and ideas out of my head before I had to face anything else.

So those are my extremes, something great and happy and something horrible and spirit-crushing. I’m going now, I need to get happy before work tonight.

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Happiness is…

Knitty Suprize!!! I want to make Starsky, which makes this officially the best knitty ever. I want to amek about half of it and have serious plans for 5 of the patterns (after I have time to knit of course). Now onto allthe homswork I ahven’t done in the last few days (I’m a good procrastinatrix).

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Where’d my week go?

I’m so sorry! This is the longest I’ve ever gone between posts and I do apologize. I’ve been exceedingly tied to a computer doing Publicity work this week, so my leisure time has been spent in less intensive entertainment (like watching Love Actually twice). I love doing publicity but it’s really draining and I’ve just been tired this week. SO playing around with media for the blog has been kinda unappealing recently. But now I’m here and I’ll give myself a good bit of time to work through everything. I have a lot to catch y’all up on, but I’ll have to write a list so I can do it well. Right now I want to get a bit of a jump on the homework I have this weekend, I figure if I do it now, I’ll have more sleep, which is a good greatly to be desired. Seriously nothing interesting happened to me this week so you didn’t miss much. I read nothing until yesterday and knit next to nothing (well ok a most of a sleeve of Tubey, but it was supposed to be my Olympic project so it feels very small). I want to do a big post of two soonish so I’m just popping in to say I’m alive, just boring and busy. I do plan of writing that big post soon, but the week has just slipped by. Gotta go read the Koran now (for Con).

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I don’t wanna

I don’t wanna write a paper I wanna knit and I wanna watch the Olympics and I wanna dance around like a crazy person!!! I HATE this paper!!!!!!!!

Thanks I needed that. I feel bad that I won’t be finishing up my Olympic effort in time (with the way the last week has been and the way I’m assuming the next week will be I don’t have much knitting time). But I’m having so much fin knitting it (it’s my first Merino) that I don’t care. I just really enjoy the knitting and knowing that soon enough I’ll have a really great sweater that it doesn’t matter. Right now I’m somewhere around five inches on the first sleeve, it’s shaping up really well, or it will be once I get to the shaping (lol, I love puns). OK so I’m a little hyper right now, but I still have half a pot of Tea left so it’s only going to get worse. And while you’re giving me those looks and saying remember what happened before when you drank a whole pot of tea? subtract 3 hours from the start time, so I should totally be able to fall asleep by 1 or 2 which is when I plan to go to sleep. However in order to do that I need to stop talking to all of you and go ac to work on St. Augustine and the Problem of Evil or whatever I end up calling this paper. Oh and I want to make a promise which I intend to keep (although the road to hell is paved with promises like this) I want to get you all caught up on the things I’ve been doing lately so expect a long post or two on Thursday and or Friday so I can tell you all the things I’ve hinted at in the ends of posts like this and the stuff that happened this weekend and all the other things. I guess I’ll just have to ingest some more of this tea, it’s REALLY good and it makes me happy (for those who want to know, it’s one bag of Tazo Passion Tea and one bag of Yorkshire Gold steeped together in my Tea pot for about 20 min, well I kept the Y.G. in longer but the passion gets very bitter if you leave it in too long so I took it out and it’s wonderful, really sweet but strong too. Sounds like a really great guy…)

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A Startling Revalation

So I’m allergic to pot. Not that I smoked any (no seriously I didn’t), I was just in a room where it had been smoked recently and I’m telling you I am sick as a dog now. So to anyone who knows my family well it’s not too startling, I know Mom’s allergic too, but man, it does stink because now I can’t go hang out there anymore. Well I can but um… this is a bit too much to pay for the minor enjoyment of friends who I see all the time without them making me sick. This will sadly prevent me from finishing that last 3.5 inches tonight, stupid ilegal drugs…
I know you’re asking me, Erin, why are you telling us this, isn’t it a little personal? Well yes it is, but I can’t go out and say it here, it’s way uncomfortable. However as no one here can ask me where I was and who I was with I can safely state it here. Besides, it’s kind of a cool allergy to have. Imagine going to the doctor
Doctor: Any allergies we should know about?
Me: Yeah sure, Dust, Dust Mites, Pine, and Weed.
Doctor: Ragweed?
Me: No weed, pot, marijuana…
Doctor:…
yeah, that’d be pretty cool…*

* note that I do not in any way condone the use of Marijuana or other illegal substances when they are illegal (were they legal or in the cases where they are legal, I say go ahead)

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If you were a medium you’d be done by now

Ok not done with the sweater, but done with the straight stockinette. I chose Tubey because I am the queen of circular stockinette. I am the girl who knit 6 Harry Potter Scarves, that’s 42 feet of circular stockinette. So I therefore am both fast and good at circular stockinette. Anyway, I’m just annoyed because I think I’m very behind in my knitting with little to no end in sight. But of course you ant proof, here we go:

Isn’t she shiny? My camera is not the best but hey, it’s better than nothing. If you squint towards the higher numbers you could see that I’ve done about 21 inches of stockinette, approximately the amount needed for a medium sized Tubey. But no, I am for some reason knitting an extra large (probably because I want the thing to fit me)and therefore have 3.5 inches to go. I will start a sleeve tonight if it kills me (which it very well may, I’m running on 4 hours of sleep here). But in other news I am terrifically busy so I’m just keeping the lappy closed at almost all times because it’s the only way I can get any work done (I like to play stupid games on the Internet) Even so I managed to embellish the template a bit more and add my yahoo avatar and a lovely countdown clock for the Knitting Olympics. It’s just from reading all the blogs I do every day (quite a few more than what’s listed over on the sidebar) I pick things up that I want to add to the site and then I add them. But now I must continue to be a good girl and close this darn thing and get to work (I have many various and sundry chapters to read, a scene to memorize, need to work my audition monologue and if I am a really good girl I would start working on my Greek so I don’t stay up till 2 again). So good bye and good luck and get out!*

*quoted from Once Upon a Mattress

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Again, Quickly

Not much to say guys,
I’ve been…Not in the mood to blog for the past few days. I actually did try on Thursday, but blogger was being troublesome. No excuses for Friday and most of Saturday, I just didn’t want to blog. I didn’t even get all that much knitting done (I’m already a bad Olympian). Oh well, tonight was great. I saw a show (Pippin) and then went and saw Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (henceforth and forevermore GoF). Which is of course a very important event, as is every time I get to see one of those movies on the big screen. I really love it that School brings in movies to show in the Speech Theater. I had to run to make both shows but it was totally worth it. I’m now going to add to the post-it, upon which I record things I want to blog about, that someday I have to talk about my theory of alonness in the Theater. But right now it’s 1 am and I’m going to mass in the morning (I think). Goodnight.

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