Archive for September, 2005

What’s the opposite of derailing?

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Is it enrailing? I’m not sure we’ve got a word for it in English. But whatever it is, I’m doing it. Yesterday I wrestled with databases and web servers on my laptop for an hour or so and finally got everything lined up so that I could start experimenting with Ruby on Rails. Simply put, […]

My kingdom for a selvedge

Monday, September 12th, 2005

I have a knitting question. Yes, an honest-to-goodness knitting question. It’s been a while. I’m working on the final sleeve of the Café Bastille Cables sweater, which is knit flat and then sewn up. The edges done in seed stitch and they’re really ugly (to my eye). Does anyone know of a good selvedge for […]

Of Fiber and Flying Fur

Monday, September 12th, 2005

I should point out, first off, that the squirrel made it. I went to Kerrville this weekend to just kind of hang out and get a few small things done. I took my laptop from work and the sleeve from the Café Bastille sweater. Between the two of them, I figured, I had plenty to […]

Soup’s On

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

Some stormy weather has swept through my chunk of Texas, and I’m using it as an excuse to make some soup. Soup for me is decidedly cold-weather food, and every year I find myself chomping at the bit for autumn and winter to come around. I know my friends farther north don’t share this feeling. […]

Images from the shelter

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

Main areas of the shelter: registration medical office post office phone center food line clothing donations hair salon Yes, hair salon. A bunch of local beauticians donated time and materials so that the evacuees who were so inclined could get manicures and their hair done. And they were doing a pretty damn good job. The […]

Windsor Park Shelter

Friday, September 9th, 2005

I spent this morning at the Windsor Park shelter for Hurrican Katrina evacuees. I was stationed at the resident’s entrance, which was a security station with two Sheriff’s deputies. Most of my job was to escort new people to the different locations in the center like the post office, the registration desk or the medical […]


Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Lucky day! My company held a raffle to benefit the San Antonio Food Bank’s relief efforts for hurricane Katrina survivors. I won an iShuffle! That’s the good news. But the much, much better news is that we raised several thousand dollars.

Okay, so I lied.

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

It’s back. With more cowbell. I am spending my Labor Day weekend at home with a cold. Curse my very un-Scorpio-like immune system. We’re supposed to be quick healers. Evidently I didn’t get that memo. I cleaned up my kitchen a bit, did a lot of laundry, and am now getting ready to kick back […]

Lord of the Flies

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Jesus Fucking Christ. Louisiana is in trouble.

It ends here

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

I don’t want to be a dance remix