Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
I knit some today. I worked on a wash cloth. I have lots of projects that I could work on but that would require me to sit with a blanket on my lap and no thanks, it's much too warm for that. So instead I decided to stick with the washcloths for now.
The hat that I finished yesterday is probably going to be frogged back and knit on for a few more rows. I *think* I have enough to add an inch which is what I want. The person I had in mind for this hat likes to wear them folded up so I need at least another inch, preferably two. We just gotta see how much yarn I have.
That's it. That's all I got for now.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Today was a lazy day. Sat around, watched tv, knit some, ate delicious food.
Right now I'm listening to a huge storm outside. It's kinda nice. Most storms around here only last for like 5 minutes but this one's been around for a while. I didn't used to like storms but now I would be sad if I didn't get them.
Worked on the latest Christmas hat. I could possibly finish it tonight...or I could finish it tomorrow. I'm feeling especially lazy after a huge plate of gluten free biscuits and gravy. It was so good. Mmm. But now I want a nap. Mmm nap...
Friday, August 16, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Spent most of the day today feeling off and groggy and not great and my head was drainy and gross. I knit a little, probably about 1.5" on the latest hat. Also applied to ALL THE JOBS. But right now I'm going to lay in bed and read until I fall asleep.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
My daily routine:
- Wake up
- Check Twitter (for the news, you know)
- Check my daily webcomics (the Funnies part of the internet newspaper)
- Tell myself that I need to stop being a lazy bum and go work out, c'mon it isn't going to kill you! It's not like you have anything better to do!
- Work out
- Watch 2 hours of Will and Grace
- Dick around on the computer and internet, wishing I had something more productive to do
- Maybe clean something?
- Maybe make dinner?
- Knit some
I enjoy writing, that's why I started this blog, was so I could write about knitting and do two things I love. But I'm a non-fiction writer. I enjoy writing about the silly hijinx I get into and talk about the crazy but true stories from my childhood. It's hard to write creatively about your boring ass life when the highlight of the day is that no one else is in the workout center when you are because really, who enjoys working out with other people around?
So that's why I've been phoning in my posts. Just writing a bit about what I knit that day and what I'm planning on doing with it because that's all I got going right now which is really sad now that I've made that realization.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
My arm has been hurting again. I don't have enough variety in my daily routine so my arm stays in a similar position all day. That can obviously cause problems.
I'm also trying this new thing where I write more on the random ideas have flying around in my head. I went to the pool and wrote some at there. I made myself finish the first chapter today and I'm slowly working out the second chapter. Maybe I can get that done tomorrow.
I realize that this is all very exciting for you.
But there's my knitting. That's seriously all I've knit today which is weird for me. I honestly just didn't want to today but to continue my challenge, I made myself. Just a few stitches on a washcloth because there's no such thing as too many washcloths.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
This morning I woke up from a dream that put me in that mood. I know it's a ridiculous dream and I know it wouldn't happen but it still made me basically relive situations I didn't want to remember for a while or ever and now I'm in a crappy mood because of it. I've tried to get out of this mood. I worked out, I showered, I knit, I watched bad daytime TV, I watched goofy Youtube videos and yet, I am still ready to yell at whoever I talk to next. I probably won't because the Boyfriend will be the next one I talk to most likely and I'd feel really shitty about yelling at him for no reason.
I worked some more on that blanket for charity. I'm liking how it's turning out. It's fun and colorful. I hope someone likes it eventually!
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Today, for those who might not know, is a silent protest that is happening on Twitter. Lately there have been a quite a few incidents where people have been threatened and there is no way, currently, on Twitter to report these people so they just continue to tell women to "get fucked to death" and various other threats. These abusive tweets have landed at least two men in the UK in prison. How wonderful would it be if we could get something like that in the US, huh? But that is a different rant for a different day.
The problem that is happening with #twittersilence is that many people think it is just making the victims of the situation shut up and not fight back. That's not what the purpose is.
You get bullied. You stay quiet. You try to fight back. You report to the proper authorities, except, for those following along at home, there is no proper authority to report to. This day of #twittersilence is a way to get the people who run and control Twitter to realize that there is a problem and they need to fix it.
"How does half a million people if not more not tweeting for a day make Twitter realize there is a problem?" you might ask. Half a million, this is just a rough number estimate, is a LOT of people, a lot of people YOU CAN'T ADVERTISE TO. Those who might use the Twitter website might be frustrated with "promoted tweets" or "sponsored tweets." If your customers aren't getting as many clicks and page views as you promised, you are in trouble. If something like this continued, they might lose their advertisers and that would be a bigger problem.
The easiest way to get a corporation to realize how something as seemingly harmless as trolls could affect them is to tell them how they're going to lose money. Having as many people as you can not use a website, a VERY popular website, for a day, will lose the company money.
So no, it isn't about getting victims to be quiet about the abuse they've gotten, it's about getting a multimillion dollar company to realize it needs to keep its users safe and happy if only so they can advertise to them.