Archive for May, 2005

Dressing my dragon

Monday, May 30th, 2005

The Henna shawl is starting to shape up nicely. At this point in the pattern, all the complicated shaping is done. From here on out it’s all garter stitch, except that you do four yarn overs every other row. Here’s a shot of my childhood buddy, Figment, modelling the in-progress shawl. Not that he needs […]

So Alive

Friday, May 27th, 2005

It’s funny how even feeling really bad can bring you the exhaultation of feeling very alive.

This too shawl pass

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Here’s the beginning of the Henna shawl from Stahman’s Shawls & Scarves: It’s a bit complicated to get going, but once you’ve established the top shaping it’s just garter stitch straight on down. Good mostly-mindless knitting for movies, coffee breaks and driving. Yes, driving. Man, my head hurts. I spent all day fighting with a […]

Zooom! Thud! Psssssst.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

I dropped off my car this morning for my annual let-me-open-a-vein-so-I-can-keep-driving maintenance and rode in to work. The mechanics called me in the afternoon to let me know they’d already gotten the repairs done, so I left work at about six to run home, grab my checkbook, and return to the garage. I was riding […]


Sunday, May 22nd, 2005

Yesterday I went to see a special screening of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. My company had reserved the theatre so that we could all go see the show without having to wait for hours in line. And I was very happy with it. I had a much stronger emotional response to it than […]

Joking Aside

Friday, May 20th, 2005

If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention. Warning: the linked article above has some graphic descriptions of torture. No, this isn’t a joke.

A night on the ride

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Last night I went downtown for the STORM ride. It’s a mix of recreational and one or two competitive riders who get together for a 20-mile ride along the Mission trail. My crazy Ukrainian co-worker roped me into it and I’ve gone the past two weeks. The normal ride leader didn’t show up last night, […]

New title

Monday, May 16th, 2005

Woo-hoo! I’ve aquired a new title! I’m now officially an evil minion. That just looks so good on a business card.

I can’t wait to forget this

Monday, May 16th, 2005

I just woke up from some really freakishly unpleasant dreams. They were very confusing and I could barely follow what was going on. Something about travelling in postwar France, modern day California, and a demon cat with an even more evil boyfriend. Luckily, the details of my dreams usually recede pretty quickly, so by lunch […]


Sunday, May 15th, 2005

They did it! Edwin and Annalie got married! The ceremony was simple and beautiful. They both looked great. As a groomsman, I had a perfect vantage point to see Annalie’s face throughout the ceremony. She was positively beaming. I’ve never seen her so happy. Plus, I really hit it off with the best man. He’s […]