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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

finished my flower!

voila! my flower washcloth! You'll notice I haven't woven in the ends (darn it, i was trying to hide the ends under the other side for the photo, but I didn't notice some poking out!)

I think it's too adorable. I would gift it, but honestly, I want to try using it myself and sending it through the wash to see how it holds up before I cast it upon someone else :)

I used my new dpns from elann for this. They are tortoise shell swallow casein double points
I'll be honest, I got them because I thought they were pretty. While they are nice to look at and feel good in the hand, they also seem rather flimsy. They bend ALOT more than my other dpns (metal and wood), and they seem to flutter around alot more while I'm knitting making them more unweildy. Maybe I just haven't gotten used to them yet.

by the by, I had best make myself a knitting needle case soon, because I think I'm losing dpns all over the apartment. Someone's gonna sit down one of these days and get a dpn up their ass. *ouch*

I'm thinking about moving my GRE subject to April since I'm not applying this year. It will give me more time to study and I'll get to relax a bit more... or I just love to procrastinate. If I do move it though, you can bet Sims 2 will be loaded onto the house computer as soon as I get my work done.

For all you word enthusiasts out there (ahem, fuson this means you):

'Blog' is the number 1 word of the year according to Merriam-Webster.
"Merriam-Webster Inc. said on Tuesday that blog, defined as "a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks," was one of the most looked-up words on its Internet sites this year."

see cnn news article

alright, honestly though, that many people didn't know what a blog was by now? Or did blogs really just become ultra popculture this year?

Speaking of, I realized I missed the one year anniversary of me starting this blog. It was November 4, 2003 that I posted my first post in true geek retardo fashion.

both margueritte drivers I had yesterday struck up conversation with me for the first time. One was the lady driver who I always fear will kill me in some crash due to distraction from the radio she always talks to (okay so I wouldn't die since the Margueritte goes majorly slowly, but it sounds nice and dramatic, right?). Anyway, she asked about my knitting (YAY!), and then felt obliged to tell me about how Stanford's football coach got fired, and Stanford had better start paying coaches more to get a good coach. She even said it was rumored Stanford might get rid of football all together. *ahem* I highly doubt Stanford would remove football, for many reasons, not the least of which would be a loss of Alumni donations.

the second margueritte conversation came from a bus driver I'd never had before (all the C-Line peeps are actually quite familiar with me, and they no longer question my long ride to the stadium parking lot). Anyway we got into some conversation where he told me a couple times in a heavy middle eastern accent, "you know everything is about money. you know this. it's all about money." He just kept repeating it, and then talked about how people came to stanford for the name even though they just had to keep shelling out money, etc.

I'm hopefully going to find a nice large crockpot at st vincent de paul today. I want to do some crock cookin' although all amazon reviews of crockpots seem quite daunting. It seems that most crock pots aren't slow cookers at all, and most will cook much faster than the said times. I'm not sure this would be a bad thing in my case. but still... angry bad reviews always make me wary.


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