Archive for April, 2004

So, you say you can’t update your iPod?

Friday, April 30th, 2004

Looks like I’m not alone in not being able to update my iPod. I downloaded iTunes 4.5 – great. I downloaded the iPod updater – great. Then I plugged in my iPod, all wiggly with excitement and looking forward to the goodness that is Apple’s new lossless compression format. iTunes wakes up and says, “would […]

Shawl Underway

Thursday, April 29th, 2004

The other night, I sat down with the candleflame shawl and tried to figure out where I’d left off. I tried for about half an hour and then decided to just rip it out and start over. There were a couple of problems that made it hard for me to figure out what row I […]

Wrong Side of the Bed

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

Good grief. I want to hit someone. To borrow some verbage from Kaetchen, I feel molto bitchy today. I’d say I got up on the wrong side of the bed, but my bed is butted up against the wall, so I pretty much always get up on the same side. I woke up thinking that […]

I think I detect a theme…

Monday, April 26th, 2004

Last night’s dreams included a fight scene between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Steve Martin, with Jane Seymour looking on. Steve kicked Arnold’s ass with his inimitable fighting style as seen in The Jerk. I think I’ve found the common thread to my dreams. Movie stars. I think the moral is that I need to watch fewer […]

Just give me the coffee

Sunday, April 25th, 2004

I woke up this morning with the alarm and was almost too groggy to stand up. I hit the off button and immediately collapsed back into bed. The strange dreams from which I’d been pulled immediately swallowed me up again, and I slept for another two hours before I managed to rouse myself. I think […]

On the way, Enjay

Saturday, April 24th, 2004

I made some progress on Enjay’s trophy today. I had a really good time at the Yarn Barn today. I rode my bike down despite the gloomy weather, and I was very glad I did. I got sweaty and grimy from puddles left by the early morning rains. Occasional scents in the air reminded me […]

Meet the Old Fellow

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004

I’m not sure how old my new violin really is, but the name “The Old Fellow” keeps popping into my mind when I think of it. You’ve got to admit, it certainly looks ancient. Unfortunately, I’m still not skilled enough to get my finger placement right without some visual aids, so at my lesson tonight […]

Happy Birthday Kaetchen!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2004

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday my dear Kaetchen, happy birthday to you! You’re two years younger than me though, so I still get to call you “kid”. This reminds me: need to buy her present. Fuck. It’ coming sweetie, I swear. I just pray that my friends continue to view […]


Tuesday, April 20th, 2004

Okay, I’ve got a little news for each of my three categories today. I’m pressed for time, so I’m going to combine them all in one post; maybe I’ll hack up MT later to make trifurcated posting easier. (Yes, trifurcated is a word. I didn’t make that up.) Knitting: I called the Yarn Barn yesterday […]

Serious Grammar Issues

Monday, April 19th, 2004

I understand that not everyone in my generation has learned to type. And I understand that when you are in a hurry, it’s easy to get a little lax in your spelling. But for Pete’s sake, EMBRACE PARAGRAPHS!!! Here’s a sample of a request that showed up in my inbox this morning. Some of the […]