Archive for January, 2009

*Blows dust off the keyboard*

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Uhm, when’s the last time I posted?

Actually, don’t remind me.

Here’s the reason this time:

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This is going to sound weird, but I am the duck.  To be a little clearer, I am Sister Mary Ignatius.  The two plays are separate and unrelated; it just happens that they’ll be performed together and so they share a poster.

377

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

First, before I forget, I very slightly edited the Yassa recipe.  I’d forgotten to list garlic as an ingredient!!  What a complete disaster…

One the note of 377, that is the number of pages through which I have been attempting to slog over the weekend.  I currently have 134 left, but fortunately some of those are due Tuesday and Wednesday.  On the other hand, I can no longer be convinced that school doesn’t hate me as my books were around $400.  (Fortunately I bought two of the ridiculous ones online, and will get something like $60 back…

Also, I have been cleaning like a madwoman.  I’m still convinced that my apartment will not be cleaned, organized, arranged, and decorated to my satisfaction until it’s time to move out, but I’ve finally been making some good steps.  Oh, like purging the giant box of recycling and packaging materials that has been lounging in a corner of my mouse-sized kitchen since I moved in?  Yeah, what a novel idea!!

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What you can’t see are the main entrance (on the left) and the refrigerator (on the right).  I’m planning to hang some of my pots and pans just past the apron and across from the stove.

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Here you can (sort of) see the refrigerator.  Between the stove and the refrigerator is the archway into the bedroom.

I realize this is silly, but I ran out of things to put on the walls for now…so…

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I put in some nails and hung my nightgowns.  Ridiculous, I know.  At least there is finally something there?

More pictures will follow when I’m finally finished organizing.  Someday.  If you’re lucky.

Post-SIP Laziness

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

It’s a really good thing.  By laziness, I mean that I’m about two days class-days ahead of my reading for the only time in my life.  I am taking advantage of this time to do things like nap for several hours in the middle of the afternoon (uhm…I’m going to pretend I planned that) and post pictures of my knitting.

I don’t even know if I have any readers at this point,* but if I do I’m pretty sure you’d forgotten I did that.  The only problem is that I don’t remember where I left off with that whole “showing things” idea.

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This is Vivian from the latest Twist Collective.  Definitely a good sweater, although I find the layout of the instructions to be a mild degree of unclear.  Fortunately, reading messed up patterns (and by messed up I mean far worse than this) is one of my strong suits.  Anyhow, what they really should have done was to put the charts for each half of the sweater on the same page, or just to chart the whole bloody thing.  of course, it would be pretty easy to cut them out and rearrange yourself…oh well.

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Secondly, I’d like to point out this amazing collection of gifts from Amanda.  Harry Potter Opal, Malabrigo sock, and Noro Kureyon sock. Have I yet mentioned how impossibly perfect I find the Noro sock yarns?  If you need proof that they’re amazing, go ask Amanda about her little stashing “issues”

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Finally, more proof of the excellence of Noro.

Now I think I’d better start my day for the second time, eight hours after the original beginning.

P.S. I have been CLEANING MY HOUSE…

*I know, I know.  I love you too, Moom.

Oh, frabjous day! Callooh, callay!!

Monday, January 5th, 2009

I just turned in my SIP.  I probably could have kept revising, but all I have to say is ALXAMDULILAAY!

It’s time to clean my house before I’m completely smothered by classes.

Most importantly of all, every single time I look at this I start laughing helplessly and can’t properly use my weakened limbs for several minutes.

New Year?

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Same old inability to write the proper date for at least three months.

I’m pretty sure that I don’t believe in making resolutions, so I’m going to make no pretenses about the matter and go stalk the kitchen for snacks.

So there.