Well, I was going to wait until my knitting photos were ready before updating, but oh well. They're coming, I swear. I know you're all jonseing for some hot Jaywalker action, and I will not disappoint.
Been busy some days, and a total lazy ass the others. Last week was pretty eventful...I worked the Fiber Arts camp at Modern Yarn, two early stock days, and house sat for Jessica all week. The house sitting was a total blessing, because she has a sweet pool and we had an insane heat wave last week. Therefore, many an evening was spent playing pool volleyball with my sister, brother, and their significant others. So I was the cool little sister with a pool for a week.
The week also consisted to me going to the beach on Monday and not even swimming because I felt like a digusting piece of shit, for lack of a better description. What else is new? I'm an embarrassment to the human race, I really am ashamed to be alive sometimes.
I got my first flat tire on Thursday. Poor Cindy! (that's my car...Cindy Civic)
I've started a new knitting project...a little throw pillow to practice my less-than-expert intarsia skills. The design is a surprise. It's also embarrassing and geeky.
Seriously, I've spent more money on yarn this past week or so than...than...than I need to, let's leave it at that. I've aquired some Socks that Rock thanks to my knitting buddy, Ina, ten balls of Cathay by Debbie Bliss for my Glampyre top, some Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran for another pair of Knitty's Fetching gloves, two skeins of Cascade for my pillow...oh dear god. My poor bank account.
Plus, once I'm at school I'll be a subway ride from Purl Soho, which carries my sweet lover of a sock yarn, Koigu. Oh yeah. Mmhmm.
Oh, and I think I know what to do with those two skeins of Zephyr laceweight I bought at MDS&W...
I saw Little Miss Sunshine today. Hilarious, touching, very entertaining movie. It gets Katie's Seal of Approval.
I am really, really, really looking forward to going back to school. I registered for classes last Thursday which was an adventure because a 45 minute trip turned into a 2 hour crawl because there was a truck fire on the Cross Bronx Expressway. Goddamn heatwave and its truck -exploding powers. Regardless, my sister and I eventually made it to Fordham. I've decided to start a new language...German. I'm probably going to regret this, but I'm excited to start something new.
I can't wait to have my little single room, and learn, and read, and maybe meet a new friend or two. This year off has been good for a lot of reasons, but I wouldn't have done it if I didn't have to. Things'll be different this time, though, because I'm not going and thinking "how long till I leave? how short can I make it?" but rather "I'm going to learn, get my degree, and live my life and see the world". I guess that's an improvement. I'm going with fewer expectations- I'm a lot more comfortable with the idea of myself as someone who, as hard as she tries, cannot have a good time at a crowded bar. Someone who can't be friends with everyone. I'd like to be that, but I tried it and ended up hating myself even more. Maybe this time being home has made me more comfortable with the idea of being...alone. I kind of treasure my nights knitting and listening to music. I mean, I like being with people sometimes...but I don't think I can handle the responsibility of having a ton of friends. It's so much easier to just be alone. Which makes me sad, but like I said, I'm used to it after being home from school for a year.
In other exciting, non-rambling news, I'm seeing TOOL in October!
Well thats all for now, folks.
(ps hi Liz, I miss you)