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|Wednesday, June 10th, 2009|
maybe I'd rather be a dead lion. did that ever occur to anyone?
No, actually, I need to explain that.
See, one of the things we were taught, over and over and over again, was that it was better self defense to be willing to give something up. That we would be safer if we let the rape go through, if we just handed over our wallets.
I have had in my head the "this is what I'd be willing to give up to save my life."
And yeah, I dunno. I don't want to die.
But maybe? It's not a binary choice. Maybe there's a third option "neither".
Maybe it'll take me a while to eradicate all of the awful sexist demeaning attitudes from my brain. In the meantime, I will be posting a lot, publicly.
|Tuesday, June 9th, 2009|
the previous post was inspired by reading through most if not all of the comments on this post
on rape and rape culture. And I spoke up, in comments, about the abuse. And I realized that I could, and that that meant that now was the time to post. But it's worth reading the post, and the comments.
|Sunday, June 7th, 2009|
|Monday, June 1st, 2009|
|come buy yarn! you need yarn!
and it's 25% off through next Sunday! And if you buy it today, you'll get to see me!
Mind's Eye Yarns is having a sale, see. Yarn and spinning fiber 25% off.
|Wednesday, May 27th, 2009|
things I am in love with right now:
1) Lauren Myracle's new book Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks
which is just filled with love and yay and cuteness. I kind of have a tiny author-crush on Lauren Myracle, because she's been writing cute and charming and sweet YA books about real girls (and occasionally boys) and they just fill my little heart with joy.
Hmmm. Actually, I totally have a plan, but it's going to take a while to come to fruition. I wonder if I motivated enough for my plan.
2) Cafe Polonia in Andrew Square. It is a Polish restaurant of amazingness and bacon. No lie. You know how some places give you bread and butter, and some places try to be all fancy and give you bread and dipping oils? Cafe Polonia gives you bread and bacon grease. Omnomnom. And pierogies. And borscht. And potato pancake with salmon. We wanted to get dessert, but were too full of potato and bacon. Mmmm...
3) Kittens. Who are both asleep on my feet, which is prompting me to make this into a list and not just a "hey, I read a book and had a yummy dinner" because I don't want to move. Because the kittens are warm.
4) Sock yarn. And the Sugar Rush yarn, which is the wonderful yummy swishy yarn of deliciosness, and is a viscose of sugar cane. And the bamboo silk, which is... bamboo and silk, and has a lovely lovely hand, and drapes like a dream, and.... When I'm rich, I'm going to buy enough of the bamboo silk for a sweather. And the Hempathy, which is hemp and cotton and modal, and is lovely and crisp like linen without being vile like linen, and is nice to knit with, and drapes pretty even though it's hemp, and yum.
Speaking of yarn - We're having a sale! Some of y'all know that I work at Mind's Eye Yarns
in Porter Square. Hey! Now the rest of you do too! Anyway
May 30 - June 7 we're having a sale! 25% off yarn and spinning fiber, and this year the giveaway is a pretty wooden umbrella swift. Come, shop! Just don't buy all of the red Hempathy, because I'm going to have to miss the first two days of the sale (and for the first time since September, a day of work) because my cousin got married last fall, and now we're having a party! And I have plans to make myself a tank top out of it, see.
Well, ok. If you REALLY want the red Hempathy, I guess I can wait. Or make one in blue.
Oh oh! And Lucy died more highlighter explosion yarn, so there's that. Yes, it's a colorway that looks like what the name is. No, I don't have a good picture.
5) Food. I've been eating a LOT these days, and I'd sort of forgotten how much I like food. In general, but given the bacon and potato extravaganza of Monday night, I'm kind of dying for a vegetable or two.
And there you go. Five things that I'm way happy about right now.
oh wait! and a bonus thing! Biking! I've hauled my bike out of the basement, and have been trying to bike places a bit. I am sloooooow and out of shape, but I'm getting there.
|Friday, April 24th, 2009|
So Tomorrow (Saturday April 25th) is the Gore Place Sheepshearing festival!
And I will be there, in all my yarn-shop minion glory, helping Lucy sell some of the truly insane quantity of sock yarn she dyed on Monday. Come! Buy yarn! Pet Sheep! It'll be fun!
|Friday, November 14th, 2008|
hey! I need a half dozen skateboarding terms. I bet wikipedia would be more useful, but not faster.
why is this cat trying to eat my necklace?
why am I awake. To bed with me!
|Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008|
Or anyone else who happens to know - if one were to go mushroom gathering, what time of year would that be? Is it different for different kinds of mushrooms? I have it in my head that summer is the time for it, but I may be misremembering.
(No, I'm not going mushroom gathering. I'm writing. It's safe to assume that if I ask LJ a question, I'm not planning on doing the thing, I'm writing about it.)
|Wednesday, October 15th, 2008|
|A Real Update
So we went to see the Yarn Harlot speak. She had a lot of good things to say, which she does, and she was funny as hell, which I knew, and she was smart about writing (and knitting, but I'm not looking to knit for a living. Yet.)
And. Porter Square Books, Mind's Eye Yarns, and the Common Cod Fiber Guild know how to put on a knitting event.
I'm biased. I work for the yarn shop. But seriously? Ms. Pearl-McPhee is a freakin' celebrity, and they got a space that was big enough (seats 500.) PSB is very good about author events. It is a goodness.
I think I had more smart things to say when I started this post, but I no longer have the coordination to type. So I think I'm done.
prison tattoos are just like selling guns to the drow
|Friday, August 29th, 2008|
|the answer is 15
the question is, how many minutes of bagpipe videos can we watch on you tube without going insane
(we're on minute 17, but there's no bagpipe in this one yet. oh! there it is)
|Wednesday, August 27th, 2008|
Kittens still prefer to curl up under my right elbow when I'm writing. Not, you know, the rest of the time, but when I'm writing, it's the best place to be.
Maybe I'll manage to put a picture in under the cut. ( Read more...Collapse )
of course, now that I've taken that picture, and written this post, Thorn has moved. Ask is still next to me, but at least she's no long helping me type. And in the time it's taken to get the picture? They've switched.
|Friday, August 15th, 2008|
Ash is curled up under my elbow. This makes typing a little difficult.
|Sunday, August 10th, 2008|
Tom has posted pictures of our new kitties here
They are not houseguests. Houseguests implies that they are guests. These kitties live here. :P
|Sunday, August 3rd, 2008|
|In which I do that asking for help thing
No no, not for me. Not directly. All of these are self-serving things in some way.
Thing the first. An old friend has adopted a colony of feral kitties in Phoenix, AZ. She's a champ for taking this on, and has been paying for a lot of the cats' food, and the kittens shots, largely out of her own pocket. But people are donating some money to the cause, and if you can, you might want to as well. The link is here
. The kitties are cute as hell, and she's doing a really good thing. Read the blog to learn more!
Thing the second. So I talk about Elizabeth Bear's books all the time, right? Go buy the promethean age books! your local bookstore should have them, Amazon certainly does. I really want to read the fifth and sixth ones, and I'm not going to get to if they don't get published.
Thing the third. Actually, I have no thing the third. But if you had money, and felt like supporting a locally owned business, or the charity of your choice, that would be ok.
|Saturday, August 2nd, 2008|
Hello! a review (a pair of reviews?) of Elizabeth Bear's new book(s)Ink and Steel
and Hell and Earth
are a pair of books released back to back - July and August of this year - that are kind of one book. Er. I'm not explaining it very well. In any event, I'm reviewing the books as though they are one book, almost. Except to say this - Ink and Steel
is a freakin' great book. Hell and Earth
is even freakin' better. You want to read these books.
The longer review may be spoilery - not very, I hope, but a little. So it's going ( behind the cutCollapse )
|Friday, July 4th, 2008|
|Wednesday, June 25th, 2008|
|Saturday, June 14th, 2008|
oh riftworkers. why do you hate us so?
there is something to be said for a day in which the riftworkers do NOT go off before the alarm. Today, alas, is not that day.