Monday, 6. October 2008
I spent yesterday in San Diego hanging out with a friend that I haven’t seen in a year. During the much anticipated catch-up story-telling session of everything that has transpired in our lives, I realized that alot of the punchlines and “oh-no-you-didn’t” moments have escaped my short-term memory. This is definitely no bueno in my book, because you see, I need instant refreshers to all things funny and tragic that have occurred in my life.
And so, encouraged by my Life in a cubicle commenters, I’ve decided to incorporate more of the funnies that have happened to me. My friend Bobby calls it the “Human Interest” section of the blog.
Date: August 7 2008
Anonymous Person within my hearing range had been groaning in pain all morning. The story was that he fell off a horse and injured himself. But as all things go in life, there was more to the tale.
Truth is, he cracked his rib on the shitter.
Moments later, the same person suffered a bout of non-stop sneeze-fest. In the midst of his sneezing, all I heard was:
Merde! Merde! Merde!
That must have been some merde indeed.
Wednesday, 1. October 2008
You know those times when you’ve finished your knitting and because of the lack of a decent camera you never got to post the FOs? Well that’s the case with my knitting these days. And then you put off posting the pictures because you think someday you’ll take better pictures and write a post about them? I’m sure you’ve all been there. (Ha ha.. October 4th update: Situation amended)
My sister called me up in mid-September and said that the weather conditions in Toronto already required winter coats. And then she requested for a scarf.
“Sure, of course. Let me email you some patterns so you can pick which designs you like. What color are you thinking of?” (imagination goes wild with heavily cabled patterns in reds, pinks, and other jewel tones)
“Oh, black, brown, or dark gray.”
“Seriously? But if your clothes are already in that color scheme, don’t you want your scarf to have some color to punch up your outfit?” (I mean, seriously, knitting with black yarn ain’t fun)
“Yea… but if the scarf is black then it’ll go with everything I own..”
“Well, I’ve got really really dark purple. Like, grape. It’s almost black. How about cream white? Can we settle for cream white?” (hello? color? hello?)
And then, before she told me which scarf designs she liked, I went ahead and knit her the Circles Scarf from “Knitting New Scarves”.
Then I sent her the link to Lynn Barr’s “Knitting New Scarves” and she liked it.
“I really like the Gathered Scarf too” (and also the Boteh scarf, but I don’t crochet, so that automatically disqualifies)
“Oh really? Then you’ll get that one as well. Color choice?” (thinking now that I’ve shown her that cream and gray looks well together as a neutral color combo, she may want to be adventurous with her second color choice)
Well, I guess in the end, she wants what she wants.