Monday, September 27, 2010


alright, after telling myself all day that i wasnt going to sit here on my clients computer after work and i was, absolutely, going to go the y, here i am, sitting in front of the computer and now it is too late to go to the y. *sigh* i am so frustrated. i really havent been keeping up as strictly with my swimming the last couple of weeks. this is mostly due to the fact that i have been covering extra shifts at my clients in stoney creek, and i find it is just too much for me to bike to his house and work out in the same day. anyway, i decided i should post something so i wont feel i have completely wasted my time sitting here, which is pretty much what i did, but you know. at least i charged my mp3 player. small victories. and all that. anyway, despite what i just said about finding it to be too much, i think i will go to the y and do some weights tomorrow when i am between clients, because i really have to stop missing the y. i am really looking forward to getting back into some semblance of my regular school year routine soon though. i do not enjoy having work encroach on my time at the pool, if that isnt already obvious.
in other news, my attempt at sexifying sweaters by posting pictures of my pantsless sister wearing my work seems to be backfiring. everyone just keeps commenting on how nice her ass is (one person thought it was MY ass, and i felt like an idiot explaining that it was not. it was nice to think that someone found me desirable for a fleeting second, though) and not really noticing the sweater. i shall have to work on my marketing techniques.
speaking of being desirable (or not) i think, to a certain extent, that ones attractiveness has the potential to change depending on your partner. what i mean by that is i think that if one partner is more physically attractive than the other, it makes them look even more attractive (and the other less) by comparison. or maybe its the other way around??? either way, it just goes to show how such impressions are really all a matter of relative subjectivity and not physical fact. i can imagine someone exploiting this theory to get ahead in the dating world. go out with someone less attractive and hit a singles bar and suddenly look like a catch. or something like that. anyway, i REALLY should get home, i am totally overstaying my welcome here.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sore Thumbs

hello comrades! i hope you are all well. i am sorry that i havent been posting frequently. my schedule has been all over the place the last few weeks. sadly though, i havent really had any adventures during this topsy turvy time and so i have very little to blog about anyway. that being said, i have rather sore thumbs from all of the compulsive knitting i have been doing, and i finally (finally!) uploaded some photos of what ive been working on. there are still a few pieces that i dont have pictures of, but they are on the way, but here is a taste. (sadly, only a few hours after i uploaded these images at a client's house, i managed to wipe my entire camera, so all of my super blogging that i have been promising is not going to happen for a while, until i replace said lost images, but lets not dwell on that. instead, lets dwell on my fabulous knitting).

not a great picture of a tam that matches a sweater that i dont have a photo of yet

toque for breanne (i will get a better picture of this one. i was in a hurry).
red tam

cotton cardigan with medallion

asymmetrical v neck

small checkerboard afghan

cotton shrug

glamourous grey

Monday, September 13, 2010

Share The Road

hello comrades. i am sorry for the lameness of my last post. or is it called lameosity? i just wanted you to know i was still alive (if that wasnt already obvious, callie). never fear though, comrades, i am STILL alive today, and i actually have something to write about. huzzah!
as a cyclist, i spend much of my time fighting for my life against the perils of people who have no business being behind the wheel of any sort of vehicle. often, i doubt they even belong behind the handle bars of a tricycle or a shopping cart, much less anything with a combustion engine. i dont know what it is about southern ontario, but i really am beginning to think that there are more bad drivers than good ones, and i would like to make the following comments:
-> after doing an unofficial, unscientific observation experiment in my mind over the course of many months, i have decided that the worst drivers are people who drive nissans. the sweeping majority of nissan owners dont follow the rules of the road and consistently try to kill this fine cyclist. interestingly, i found that people who drive chevrolets and toyotas to be the best drivers, BUT when a chevy or toyota driver is bad, they are far worse than even the worst nissan pilot. so there you go. i would be interested in looking up police statistics of accidents in relation to make and model of car. maybe i will do that, that stuff has got to be on the public record.
-> CYCLISTS HAVE A RIGHT TO BE ON THE ROAD! WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN TRAFFIC! GET OVER IT! that being said, for some reason, drivers dont get it that those of us who are good and experienced cyclists ride our bikes the same way people drive their cars. we know all the rules and all the laws and we obey them. we act exactly like cars. i do not understand why drivers seem to be completely incapable of predicting cyclist behaviour. its like they expect us to leap onto their hoods at any second. we know exactly what the cars are doing, what is the matter with them? also, i would like to state for the bazillionth time that A CYCLIST DOES NOT HAVE TO DISMOUNT HIS OR HER BIKE IN ORDER TO COME TO A FULL STOP! it is SO annoying when cars wont take their turn at a stop sign until they see you dismount. its like, DUDE, i am trying to NOT do this and you are MAKING ME.
-> i think that cyclists who are going to ride in traffic (ie. adults, not children) should have to have a cycling license. i would be more than happy to get one. then we would HAVE to be respected by the vehicles, the government would be collected some much needed taxes from us, and we would have plates on our bikes which would reduce theft. its a win-win-win situation. the only people, as far as i can tell, who would have a problem with this are motorists, because they are idiots, and im fine with that. i really am.
-> finally, i have decided that the reason there are so many bad drivers is either because people get the bad habits over time (likely) or they are exchanging sexual favours with licensing examiners for passing licensing tests (very likely). either way, the madness must end. i propose that drivers have to do the practical driving test every. single. year. it doesnt make any sense that they do it once when theyre seventeen and then never get tested again until they turn eighty. almost all bad habits are a result of sloppiness that builds up over time. people would be rioting in the streets if we didnt have our doctors doing relicensing every once in a while... why should driving be any different? i remember someone (maybe a chef?) once telling me that you are most at risk of having an accident as soon as you feel confident using a tool. its the exact same with driving. once you get confident, you get sloppy, lazy and cocky.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


hello comrades! long time no see. i am sorry for my prolonged hiatus from blogging. it was not intentional. i have just had a hectic couple of weeks, and as usual, blogging was the first thing to get the axe. anyway, i dont really have much to say, either. not much has happened lately, but i am glad to be getting back into the school year with its more regular schedule and cool weather. not that im going back to school, but my work schedule is more regular because of the chilluns going back to school. anyway, now im visiting my uncle mudd and i gave my aunt the sweater i made her and she loved it and i made a chocolate cheesecake and now we are going to go on a geocaching adventure. so im excited, and i will let you know how my first geocaching adventure turns out.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

I Think I May Have Found a New Hobby

hello comrades! i was just perusing the blogs that i follow, and i think i may have found a new hobby. andy, of andy hmm, was talking about geocaching on his blog and after a little investigating, i think i have found a new hobby.
basically, geocaching is where you use a gps to find little treasures that people have hidden around the globe. i dont actually have a gps at the moment, but i have friends who do, and there are a couple in my neighbourhood that i wont really need a gps for, so that will get me started. anyway, the way it works is you plug the coordinates of the cache into your gps and then go looking for it. sounds simple, but it could be anywhere from a five minute walk to a full blown hike to find one. its pretty cool if you ask me, and i will be sure to let you know when i find the one around the corner from my place. i wont be able to go looking for it tonite, because it will be after dark by the time i get off work, but i will go look tomorrow, or possibly monday. i. am. excited.