Monthly Archives: February 2007

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I took quizzes!

Not the Psych ones I’m supposed to take, Harry Potter ones!!

I might add that my score was 19/20, so I only got one wrong (and it was about how many Educational Decree’s Umbrdge pushed through the Minestry so it’s acceptable to me)

I may take the diagon alley one later but right now I should work.

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Knit Out Tomorrow! I am SO excited!!!

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FO!

I have defeated my FO(e) and finished the Tiger socks!!!! (Please forgive my photo avalanche, I’m really excited about these socks)

Tiger socks posing delicately with my statistics textbook. Did I ever mention how weird it is as a non science/math type to have a hardcover textbook like this (I have two this semester which is the first time I’ve had this kind of textbook in college)? I feel really weird that I own these and I can write in them (I won’t because I like a high resale value, which equals books, yarn, and other good things)



They’re being cute here, which they don’t really need to be but hey! Who doesn’t like cute socks. Anyways, the reason that these socks are even done is because between Tuesday morning and Wednesday night I watched 9 episodes of Heroes. Yeah, I’m a good time manager, a very tired good time manager. Granted except for Paradise Lost (a.k.a. the epic poem from hell), I’m all caught up (or I will be before I go to bed). It’s really sad because I should like it, because I am an epic poetry nu but I really can’t get into the flow of Milton’s language very easily or well. I am hyper focused right now but it is also 12:30 (I cheat the system by starting the post just before midnight so it shows up as the day before I finish writing the post) so I will go to sleep because I really, really need the 6 hours I’m gonna get if I’m going to do whatever mad partying I have lined up for tomorrow night, right now all I have is Theology ‘Untapped’ (it’s funny because we’re on a dry campus) at 8 which is every bit as lame as it sounds. Yeah I have a rockin‘ social life, me and my theology group on Friday nights… Anyway I plan on doing more Heroes watching and knitting before Monday, if I can get through 5 episodes I am caught up and I get to join the party watching it when it’s actually on TV… Woah, I haven’t watched anything when it was actually on TV since Big Brother this summer, or else the Olympics a year ago. I can hardly believe that the Knitting Olympics were a year ago, it was such a good time. I am sad that the Harlot is disinclined to make the Knitting Olympics a bi-annual event. She’s planning on sticking with the Winter Olympiad, which is not to say that next summer no one will make a knitting Olympics but it just won’t be the same. And it was my first knitalong that I actually almost finished. Anyway back to my knitting, in honor of the FO I started one of the many ideas that had been floating in my head, instead of missing a few minutes of our Buffy double header (I watch a LOT of TV, ok) to get my Weasley sweater that has been languishing in my stash drawers for over a year. And what you are thinking did I start?

Tiger Mittens.
RAWR!

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My Valentine…

is Spiderman! A good thing too, because he was on the valentines I bought at Target anyways. I like that I have Beast as a runner up, I could definately see myself having a goood time with him. k this is gettin weird… exit stage left!

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Oy, enough with the penguins already.

I have had a horrid time of a weekend. Not that there weren’t many high points, but the fact is that when one has a few catastrophically bad things happen to them then those low points can drag down an otherwise excellent weekend. We’ll just treat those two items separately.
the bad mostly came from the fact that it is audition season and I, as usual, was not prepared for the first set, which means that I was not called back and therefore a bit sad (well if sobbing is a bit sad). I’ve racked up quite the score of rejections (I actually have a score of consecutive rejections, which sounds cool unless it happens to you) and I don’t really care about these plays, and I am not that great of an actress, and I wasn’t prepared, but it still really freakin’ hurts. A LOT. And I feel stupid for arguing with my monologue (I don’t like the character anymore) and saying a poem instead (I just felt every actor in the virtual room cringe). Which leads me into my belated poetry reading submission, the poem I recited for my audition, by Emily Dickinson.

To fight aloud is very brave,
But gallanter I know,
Who charge within the bosom,
The cavalry of woe.

Who win, and nations do not see,
Who fall, and none observe
Whose dying eyes no country
Regards with patriot love.

We trust, in plumed procession,
For such the angels go,
Rank after rank, with even feet
And uniforms of snow.

This poem was my project for my first English class at college (which was last year…), and it was a total mistake. I was planning on doing, “There is no chariot like a book” and because it was a beautiful, sunny day I decided to sit under a tree and read through The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, which is a thoroughly pretentious, English major type thing to do. Although it was really fun. Anyway this is poem number 16 and I couldn’t read anymore after this one because I absolutely fell in love with it. It is the single best expression of my struggle with depression I’ve ever read. It was like when I realized that the dementors in Harry Potter were depression, it was a light bulb moment, totally. I swear there was actual light generated by my brain. Anyway I all kinds of love this poem and when I love a poem it’s like manure, I feel the need to spread it around.

On the bright side, I did a lot of knitting (by my standards) this weekend. I made a lot of progress on the previously undiscussed Tiffany Mittens, for my friends Tegan for her birthday, which was over a month ago… but I stink at colorwork right now (I think you need to do miles of it before you can get even, loose tension and anything resembling speed) so I’m really okay with them being late, as long as it’s still winter (my Minnesota standards) when I finish them. So here’s a picture of the progress so far:


I’ve just started the main hand motif and I foresee this going a little bit faster than the more complex brown and orange wrist part, at least I certainly hope it goes faster. My tension problems should also even out because I certainly had a few.

I also had some time on the tiger socks, this is still the second one. Could you imagine knitting socks for a three legged person? Second Sock Syndrome is bad enough!

Anyway these also got some TLC, because I have more knitting friends who make me want to knit more often because they are as well. One is making a massive garter stitch blanket for a baby cousin, and it’s hard to compete when you’re doing something on 0’s or in colorwork either of which goes more slowly. I shouldn’t think of this as a race but I have trouble not doing it. The good thing is that the baby blanket knitter is knitting almost constantly on it so there is more light in the movie rooms for her, and therefore me, to knit by.

Also I learned how to play Settlers of Catan. This probably increases my ratings on the nerd scale, but when you’re in the 90th percentile already increases are hardly relevant. It was really fun, there was scheming and I didn’t play well because I didn’t really understand how to start the game. like really looking at the board and stuff. So now I want to play again so I can really play. Although apparently I did really well because I was a point away from winning until the last few seconds of the game (when my Longest road got stolen 😛 ). Anyways that was really fun and I feel bad because the sad stuff all happened today and Friday, Saturday, and some parts of Sunday were really great but the bad stuff is what I feel right now so it’s, like, poisoning the jelly of this blog or something.

In Harry Potter news I have nothing to share about major themes, titles, movies, release dates, or plans for them. I did start the series of rereads by beginning the only audiobook I have with me (Chamber of Secrets) today. I’ll work on that one for a while, hopefully, cause there’s very little chance of me getting the rest until I go home which won’t be for a while.

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augh…

I went to the symphony tonight, which means I lost 4 hours of my day and I’m hurrying to make up the said four hours. Hopefully I’ll make a longer post tomorrow.

Stupid Great Conversation Class and it’s stupid field trips…

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