aimless wandering: August 2006 Archives

One or the Other

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I can not read and knit. I've tried. My reading and knitting brain states are different. I'm a book devourer. My brow crinkles up, I look real mean, and my conscious mind gets sucked into the story. Many kudos for the boyfriend for sticking with me at book stores 'cause the outside world ceases to exist for me, except for some tea. You could chuck Merino at my head while I'm involved in a story and I'd probably just look puzzled for a brief second before I kept on reading. Now a bad book, that's a different state, a slightly dissatisfied state.

Knitting usually takes enough concentration and motor control (not to mention two hands which could be holding a mug and book) that I have given up reading a physical book and knitting. I've also pretty much given up reading e-books on screen and knitting, too, because I have to stop knitting to advance the page all too often. Audio Books speak too slowly and I get impatient waiting for them to get on with it.

There's some knitting but no pictures of it because my head has been stuck in a few fun books. To name a few:
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
Dead Man Rising and Working For the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara

Following a few suggestions made on book sites and amazon "This customer also bought" or "Customers ultimately purchased" links, I scored a few new favorite authors in Saintcrow and Sagara. There's also a good half dozen books releasing this and next month that I've got my eye on.

All that means less knitting, which is funny because the weather is finally cool enough to knit wool. If you think I'm bad in a yarn store, you should see me in a book store.

Never much fun

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When I'm sick. I've caught a cold. It started with a scratchy throat tickle, like toast crumbs stuck in my throat. Then the coughing and stuffy nose kicked in.

I did my best to sleep it off (sleeping this much takes actual effort) and warning it away with some herbs/concoctions/witches brew.

So now, on the third day, my body feels better but my throat and nasal passages are about the same. Hopefully that means recovery, right?

The knitting/tv chair was infested by some bugs. They bit me and the bites itch. I thought the bugs ate plants but evidently some like to munch on Freecia. So, I've been wearing long pants and shirts when I go sit there, lurking with my spray bottle of dish soap and water.

++ Yay! I managed to stay up for 12 hours without falling over too often. Now go praise this brilliant kid who solves a rubik's cube in about 20 seconds with 1 hand (One hand is evidently easier than the two handed 11.18 speed ) Yeah. I'm a like this rubik's cube genius for the first minute, while he stares at it (mapping it to his highly intelligent brain)... until he puts on the blindfold and solves the thing. Nerds are so cool. I think I'll stick to knitting, thanks. (More efficient to poke my eye out with in envy) Even Five Year-Olds can do it and the Girlie Love (I wonder if she's developed a method of speedknitting?)

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