Sunday, February 29, 2004

I'd rather be She-Ra

I am the Master of the Universe!
Magister Mundi sum!
"I am the Master of the Universe!"
You are full of yourself, but you're so cool you
probably deserve to be. Rock on.

Which Weird Latin Phrase Are You?
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Music Meme

10 songs from my playlist in random order. I started with Leonard Cohen, Everybody Knows, but I guess that doesn't count.

500 Miles, The Proclaimers
These Dreams, Heart
Drive, Incubus
Cape, Guy Clark
Where the Streets Have No Name, U2
Sounds of Nature, Japanese Flute
Sayings, Ralph Wiggum
Frozen Puck to the Head, Arrogant Worms
Crooked Jack, Best of Irish Pub Songs
Come As You Are, Nirvana (MTV Unplugged)

It's pretty representative, actually. :)

Hardcore Vinyl

With a title like that, you'd think this is going to be a dirty post...but not so much. My brother, his two friends and I are listening to records including Leonard Cohen and "The Graduate" soundtrack. This pleases me.

In other news, the movie that should probably not be made is being least that was my first impression. I remember the major kerfuffle that happened when Paul Reubens was caught doing something naughty, but I never knew what it was really was until I did a bit of research. So it was a big shock to me that all he was doing was jerking off in a porn theatre. Wow. What an innocent world we had in 1991.

I kind of miss it.

Friday, February 27, 2004

It's all about the numbers.

Today at work I was thinking about this blog entry. So here it is, in all it's "glory".

Number of...
...hours of sleep I got last night= 2-4
...managers on duty today= 3 who should have been helping me this morning= 5
...people who actually were there= 2
...minutes late the other supervisor was= 134
...customers through my till today= 348
...customers who asked if the sale was on today (it starts tomorrow)= ~200
...customers who were POSITIVE that the coupon/sale started today (it starts TOMORROW)= 143
...customers who asked me to ring X, Y or Z through at the sale price anyway (sales start on certain days for a reason! Hello?!)= 87
...customers who decided that it was my fault and should damned well change the policy= 43
...customers who demanded to see the manager= 18
...customers who should go fuck themselves= 87 by the end of the day. :p
...minutes of time I was over my shift today= 58
...minutes of break that I didn't get= 27
...seconds that I'm going to regret not being at work tomorrow= ZERO

Heheh. I get the first Saturday of a huge sale off tomorrow. I am so incredibly have no idea.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Ooh...good stuff.

I got home tonight to discover that my mother made two kinds of cannelloni. And four loaves of banana bread...WITH chocolate chips, of course. See imood to the left. (sated)

Another great mystery of life

Okay. I like to think of myself as a relatively intelligent person who has a fairly good grasp on the kinesiology of my body. Not necessarily at the "Gray's Anatomy" level, but I play sports and have a pretty good idea as to how my body works (despite being a super-klutz). So, I pose this question, dear reader. Why is it that whenever I get out of the shower and go to get dressed I always find a big wet patch somewhere on my body that I didn't notice? It's not like my towels are small. My hair is fairly short, so it's not dripping. Am I simply in too much of a hurry? Does the water MOVE? Does anyone else have this problem?!

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

What's a girl to do?

Ok, I think I've discovered the conspiracy. The number one thing keeping me from doing the stuff I want to do boils down to a simple piece of cloth. A common item of clothing, which most of you also have in your closet, drawers or under the bed. It's a disgrace, I tell you! It's nothing less than a terrible fiendish plot, probably by the Bush administration, to prevent Canadians from thinking for themselves and getting things done.


That's right, I said pajamas. That innocuous, seemingly innocent article of clothing which you...SLEEP in. I mean, how diabolical is that? Not only are you comfortable and warm, but you find yourself feeling as if it's still early in the morning, and therefore, that you don't have to actually do anything.

I discovered this early this morning, but since I was still in my jammies (ed: see, another fiendish part of the plot! Cutesy nicknames counteract the seriousness with which we should be taking this threat!) I didn't get this post written.

Personally, I think that pajama manufacturers are in league with free and cheap game manufacturers. Mostly what I did all day was sit around and play Yahoo Games. It wasn't until I was given a clear motivation to get out of the house that I actually ate anything, got dressed or did anything remotely productive.

DOWN WITH PAJAMAS!! Everyone should always sleep naked...except in the winter when we should all be hibernating anyway.


Well, it's good to know that the Bush administration is all for promoting the same quality of life for deaf people.


Tuesday, February 24, 2004


I posted my wishlist in the sidebar, not as a plea for gifts (although I won't turn 'em down if someone insists on buying something for me... :) ) but more as another "what is she interested in" list. Just wanted to call attention to it (without it looking like I'm scamming for presents). :)

Mint Hot Chocolate

Take one package of President's Choice hot chocolate mix and put into cup.
Fill cup with boiling water.
Add two "Andes" mint patties.
Stir like crazy or until the mints are melted.

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Woot, Ultimate is back!

*happy dance*

Played Ultimate this morning, in the absolutely GORGEOUS sunshine. What a mindblowing difference from the gale force winds and almost freezing rain last week. I got to run around in my sports bra for a lot of it, and didn't really feel it. One of the teams we played was completely was weird! They had three girls playing for them who also play for "Prime", the Canadian women's championship team, and most of the guys were really good as well. One of them I knew from Fall league and he's been playing for 14 years...or since he was 10. However, we did manage to get the lead a couple of times and the final score was a respectable 13-8. The second game we won. It was close though. 14-12. :)

All in all it was a good day. Helped my brother out with a film project he's doing for his TV and Film class. I got to push a stuffed dog out of a moving car while I was hiding, so it looked like it fell out, and then I got to be a person walking past who finds it and gives it back to the owner. Heheh. :) It was amusing and killed a couple hours.

Saturday, February 21, 2004

Oh. Great.

Figures. The one book that I've read that I simply cannot stand...the one that makes me want to vomit every time I think of it...

You're Lolita!

by Vladimir Nabokov

Considered by most to be depraved and immoral, you are obsessed with
sex. What really tantalizes you is that which deviates from societal standards in every
way, though you admit that this probably isn't the best and you're not sure what causes
this desire. Nonetheless, you've done some pretty nefarious things in your life, and
probably gotten caught for them. The names have been changed, but the problems are real.
Please stay away from children.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Friday, February 20, 2004

Friday night, and home alone.

Justy's out playing pool. Candyman's helping out G and K for their wedding tomorrow. I'm sitting here going back and forth between refreshing my blog roll and sewing a skirt.

Siiiiigh. I'm bored. Not in the "I have nothing to do" way, but in the "I don't feel like doing any of the things I should be doing" way.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Continuing the meme

Links upon links upon...

Donna wrote about Darren who wrote about someone collecting money for flowers for gay and lesbian couples getting married in San Francisco. Darren started Flowers for Al and Don and is collecting for the same thing. I think this is a really cool idea. I sent two bucks. HOWEVER! I would like to make the call out that you match whatever you give to this with a donation of the same amount to the food bank or something. While this is a great way of showing support, it seems a shame to be sending this money when it can be used for other purposes as well.

So, I'd like to call attention to your local food bank. The time after Christmas is tough for them, so please match your flower donation with one for the food bank. I'll be buying some baby food to donate tomorrow. (/me steps down off my soapbox)

A very good day

Today was one of those days where I was simply giddy with life.

Went to the mall with Justy this afternoon to buy him a pool cue. I sucessfully did not buy three DVD's for $6.88 each at Walmart. I am very proud of myself. Bought some material to try sewing a cloak. :) That should be fun. We came back here and knocked some quesadillas together and shot some pool.

Went to work and wound up randomly giggling out loud every so often just because my life rocked. My shift went well, the poison people were nice and I got a whole swack of stuff done. Not just a portion of a swack, but a whole swack. I am very happy.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Used books

I love used bookstores.

Some of my favourite online bookstores are Abe and Powells. I've been to the physical store in Portland for Powells and it's absolutely amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind spending some money.


Wow. Talking to my manager about needing more hours netted me another 16 this week. That's up from 15. This is good...I might be able to pay most of my bills next month. :) Although I need 31+ hours EVERY week...not just every so often. I'm scheduled for 21 hours next week...theoretically it should be easier to pick up nine hours than we'll see.

Can of worms: Open

From Donna

12 Reasons Same-Sex Marriages Will "Ruin" Society:

1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.

2. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people can't legally get married because the world needs more children.

3. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

4. Straight marriage will be less meaningful, since Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.

5. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are property, blacks can't marry whites, and divorce is illegal.

6. Gay marriage should be decided by people not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.

7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire counrty. That's why we have only one religion in America.

8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

9. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

10. Children can never suceed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why single parents are forbidden to raise children.

11. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven't adapted to cars or longer lifespans.

12. Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a "separate but equal" institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages for gays and lesbians will.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Disgusted and saddened.

I used to love my job. I think I made about thirty gazillion posts about how much I love my job. I think I would still love it if I wasn't a supervisor. I don't really like being a supervisor. I don't make a very good supervisor. *sigh* I had a cashier shift tonight, and didn't really like it much either. I think part of that has to do with the fact that there are a couple of severely poisonous individuals working there. That can't help.

That's the sad part. Here's the disgusted part.

We carry magazines in this store. Every week we take those magazines that are old, rip the covers off and send the covers back to the publisher. We then proceed to throw away the rest of the magazine. Throw. Away. We cleaned out a bunch of old magazines today and there was more than an entire shopping cart filled with paper that no one had looked at and which was going to a landfill tomorrow. And this amount of paper gets pitched every month by my estimate. This is in one store. I felt like throwing up. There is so much stuff thrown away each day in this store...Justy can vouch for this. We compact the cardboard boxes and those allegedly get recycled, but Big Business has decreed that anything which is getting thrown away cannot be donated to charity or taken home by employees.

I can see their point.

No, I really can. I mean, many people would "break" something so that they could take it home. But this wholesale destruction and waste is truly mindboggling and I don't think I can deal with it. I've started looking for another job. This isn't the entire reason, but it's one of many...and I was questioning whether or not I wanted to be in this job when this was brought to my attention.

Another thing which made me feel sick was the attitude of one of the employees. I brought it to her attention that there were alternatives to just trashing this stuff. Her response: "You think they're going to care what one associate thinks?" Huh. Well, thanks for making me feel about this tall. One person might not be able to change the world, but maybe they can change three people's minds. Then each of them does the same. THAT'S how you change the world.

What a world.

I was driving home from Candyman's last night/this morning at around 2 am and I passed a woman who was hitchhiking in Port Moody. Now, I'm not sure, but I think the buses might have stopped running. It was raining. It was cold. I wanted to stop and give her a ride, but I was worried about doing so. All of the what-if's swirled through my mind. What if she was going to attack me? What if there was someone hiding in the bushes that's her accomplice? What if she was going to try and steal my car?

I feel guilty about it. I didn't stop.

Sunday, February 15, 2004


I need to wash dishes. Then I will take a hot hot shower and go to bed. I am exhausted.

And sad. My dad has said that we're putting Ceilidh (our dog) to sleep tomorrow. :(


I just got back from Ultimate. It's very wet out there.

I hurt. I am sleepy.

I have to be at work in half an hour.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

"Friday Fourteen"-To my love

Fourteen reasons (of many) why I love you.

You care about my health, mental and physical.
You cook the most amazing meals...AND clean up after them.
You buy me lingerie without me asking and remember my size.
You encourage me to do what I love.
You help me with things I don't like doing (financial stuff...ewww...)
You introduced me to the aural delights that are Leonard Cohen and Pink Floyd.
You build my self esteem...not with empty compliments, but by helping me find my own inner strength.
You aren't threatened by me.
You are the perfect cuddler.
You give amazing backrubs.
You make me want to learn and improve myself.
You appreciate my quirks...or at least you don't complain about them.
You clean my room.
You are incredibly sexy, and smart, and loving, and...and...

Happy Valentine's, love.

Friday, February 13, 2004


Dinner. Was. Phenomenal.

Just to get it stuck in everyone's heads...

I'm so SPOILED!!


o/~Prawns and prawns and prawns and prawns and prawns and prawns and prawns and prawns and
Prawns and prawns and prawns and prawns and prawns and prawns and prawns and prawns and
Ohhh, it's steak...oh, a's a steak...o/~

Etc. :)

Valentine's is coming early for me this year. Currently I am wearing this except it's in pleather and a gorgeous pair of silver Celtic knot earings and a matching necklace, all of which I received today from Candyman, while my wonderful amazing boyfriend is cooking the above. With garlic bread. And new potatoes. We'll be eating with Candyman's sister and one of our friends tonight. Roxxor.

If you don't hear from me in the next 48 hours, it's because I either ate so much that I'm in a coma for the next several days or I'm busy saying thank you for a fabulous day. I'm working tomorrow, so we aren't going to be doing Valentine-y stuff (as far as I know), except I'll be giving him his stuff.

And yes, I was singing that song on the way out from Costco. In my new top.

It's been a very good day.

And we'll be watching the hockey game at home tonight, cuddled up on the will be getting even better.


My dad just told me that we're probably going to be putting our dog down next week. I wasn't ever really close to her, but it still sucks. :( Poor puppy...getting old.


I was having such a bad day at work yesterday. I was supposed to be at work at 330, but I thought it was supposed to be 430, so I wound up being almost 20 minutes late... (they called me.. whoops) Some other stuff happened supervisor told me that she was going to be calling me that night to talk to me about something that "wasn't too bad" and "involved some other people" from work. Hmm. Thanks. No stress or pressure there. :p Then of course, there were the evil customers that always seem to come out when you're doing's like they smell blood or something.

So I called Candyman on my break and was hoping to be comforted. I did get somewhat comforted, but then took offense at a rather innocuous thing that he said, so I started crying and broke off the phone call. I spent the rest of my break sobbing in the lunch room. :/ That really sucked.

So, I decided not to take on this "bad stuff" for myself and went out there with a big smile and gritted teeth and a "hell with you" attitude to take on the customers.

About two hours later, around two hours to the end of my shift, I looked up to see Justy and Candyman standing there! Apparently they'd been talking on ICQ and CM had told Justy that I was feeling like crap, so they came down to cheer me up! Thanks guys. :) They stuck around for a bit and then they left and "went to the mall. *wink wink*" (yeah, I'm not sure what that was all about either...they were denying that they did anything other than walk around the mall and discuss pool cues. I'm suspicious. :) )

We then went to Boston Pizza, (my choice, their treat) and I had a really really good meal. It was feta shrimp penne baked with mozzarella cheese in alfredo sauce. I finished it off tonight and it was still phenomenal. Justy had to motor after that, so CM and I went back to my place, and I got a two hour back rub. I was soooo relaxed. I could barely get up the stairs to let Candyman out. I was asleep before midnight.

So, all in all it was a really great day after all.


Looking back at the last two posts...they're a LOT nastier sounding then I intended. Hrm. I don't really know what else to say. :( I really didn't mean them to sound like that. That's the problem with writing stuff down...there's no tone of voice.

So, I'm sorry.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

You know what?

Screw this. I'm going back to Oasis. I like it, so whoever doesn't can just keep their mouths shut when I use it.

Deal with it.

Coma of a "legend"

Well, I've finally bowed to the pressure and become "Karin" rather than "Oasis" on here. This is mostly due to pressure from certain quarters who can be real pains in the butts. I'll still be Oasis on some comments, but I'll be gradually phasing it out. *sigh* Personally, *I've* always liked the name, so I'm only doing this to please others. Which kind of stinks, but seeing as the name isn't something I particularly care about, it's a small sacrifice.

Besides...this way I will be in the right for a looong time. ;) I'll be bringing this up forever. :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2004


Candyman wants to "play around with trying some stuff" while I'm at work. So he's now admin on this blog. I haven't done this for anyone before...I hope it works out. This is like...a drawer. (Alias reference...)


Just finished watching the second season of 24 with CM. Despite feeling really sick and dizzy the last half of the episode, I thoroughly enjoyed it. :) So, what's next for our intrepid hero, Jack Bauer? (slight spoiler ahead...)

Well, with any luck the bitch goddesses Sherri and Carrie (huh...never made that rhyme connection before) and stupid girl of the year Kim will die. That'd be nice. Actually...I'd be satisfied if Kim got sent to boarding school or something...or got replaced by another brainy person. I can't see how anyone that dumb managed to not cut her throat while shaving her legs. *grumble* The actress is totally hot though.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004


I've decided that instead of "I'm still living in my parents' house" I'm "renting the suite in my parents' basement". It sounds so much better that way. Since CM and I cleaned it up a bit, it's actually a pretty skookum place. All it needs is some sprucing up...hence the trip to Rona that Justy and I will be making as soon as he's ready. I need paint chips.

There are many amazing renovations I can do to that place...if I stay longer than a year. This decision will be based on a conversation I'll be having with my mother at some point this week. The basis of it is as follows ranging from "don't really care" to "deal breaker"...

1) Don't wake me up in the morning to ask me if I'm working. I don't tell you my schedule for that exact reason.
2) Lock on my door.
3) Either your stuff out of my fridge, or your fridge out of my room.
4) Boys can sleep over. No dirty looks...I'll keep them out of the upper floors until afternoon for plausible deniability.

Sluggy Quiz!

I'm Oasis!
Which Sluggy Freelance Character Are You?

Ok, I didn't actually get Oasis...but she's who I named myself after, so I decided to post her instead of Riff...which is who I actually am, apparently. Probably because I'm tired. I'd be Kiki if I had more energy and didn't feel dizzy and sick to my stomach and exhausted. Ooh, hey, I ought to go to bed. There's a thought.

Monday, February 09, 2004

Movie Review

The Lady and the Highwayman

When you describe a movie, it probably isn't really a good thing if the description includes the following lines:
"It would make a great MST3K spoof."
"It's good in kind of a...Krull...kind of way."
"Well, at least the castles were cool."
"Hugh Grant is in tights."
"Hugh Grant is in tights...and a mullet."
"I'm glad I was drinking Bailey's because it killed some of the pain."
"There was sword fighting. It was BAD sword fighting, but there was indeed sword fighting."

It was kind of funny though. Hugh Grant and Lysette Anthony are the only two names I recognized...and they play exactly the same characters I've seen them play at other times. Hugh-man is the same smarmy upper class Brit that he always seems to be, and Lysette is the same ditzy blonde, needs-to-be-rescued-OH-save-me chiqua that she was in Krull. She's got better hair in Krull though. And I liked her as the Lucy in "Dracula: Dead and Loving It".

But Lysette, your agent, baby. Don't be cast in anything called "Evil Beneath Loch Ness" or "Trilogy of Terror II". You KNOW that sequels are never gonna be as good as the first one.


Got an extra couple hours at work of the other supervisors is pregnant and she was having contractions, so she went to the hospital. I was supposed to go out with Meesh tonight, but I'm just pasted. I'm not working tomorrow so we'll be heading down to the States for a couple hours in the evening. Tonight I plan to curl up with someone/something and watch a movie and eat popcorn. If C/M comes over I'll cuddle up with him, otherwise it'll be in a fuzzy blanket that he gave me for Christmas.

And hot chocolate. Oh yes, there will be hot chocolate.

Sunday, February 08, 2004


Got to play a game of Ultimate today. God, I missed it. :) I'm playing on a winter hat team, so we all got our names pulled out of a hat and that's the team we play. :) We lost our first game 13-10, but we came back from a 12-6 deficit, so we aren't too bad. :) I had to leave early because of a massive brunch that my family had. We went to the Executive Inn in Coquitlam. There was a huge buffet there. Wow. That's all I can say. Wow.

My aunt and uncle are in from Calgary, so we got to visit with them. They own a rocking pet store out there. It's bigger than a Petcetera is. :) Many fish. Many tanks. I'll post a link later.

Couple of links.

Canadians with guns?
Greatest game ever (You'll need Flash)

Saturday, February 07, 2004


Please to be noticing the room cleaning "x square meters unliveable" on the side bar. I'll wait.



Got that? Isn't it great? That's the lowest it's been in almost a year! Candyman came over last night and we spent over three hours cleaning...he organized stuff so it was all stacked and I sorted through boxes. I can walk from one end of my room to the other without tripping, slipping, breaking, kicking, or otherwise injuring myself or my stuff. I'm all impressed.

A really great benefit...the burning desire to move out has faded slightly. We were talking about all the wonderful amazing things I could do with the place, and I'm thinking "Wow. I'd never be able to pay the rent I'm paying here on a place like this." I think I need to write out a list of demands for my parents and then maybe I'll stick around for a while. Hee hee. I'm getting giddy again. I was very giddy last night looking around my room. :)


Friday, February 06, 2004

Friday Five

1. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
What I consider daring, many people wouldn't. Some people would find the fact that I've worked in adult bookstore daring. Me, not so much. I'v done some stuff that I can't relate on a PG13 blog. ;) Email me for details... ;) I think that telling C/M that I was in love with him was a pretty damned big risk for me.

2. What one thing would you like to try that your mother/friend/significant other would never approve of?
Being a stripper.

3. On a scale of 1-10, what's your risk factor? (1=never take risks, 10=it's a lifestyle)
Depends on your definition. I'll be taking a big risk if I wear that skirt I'm making out in public...If i do, I'll be bringing a change of clothes...just in case it falls apart.

4. What's the best thing that's ever happened to you as a result of being bold/risky?
I'm going out with Candyman right now. I took a chance on a part time/temporary job and am winding up with my dream job.

5. ... and what's the worst?
Can't think of anything. I think that there are very few things that I will wish I'd never taken that risk. Life's too short and most consequences are not far reaching. Anything that shortens my life or screws it up (ie: having a kid too young) is the only thing I can think of that will be terrible. Most mistakes can be overcome in time.


Well, after a night where I got quite a bit of sleep...not good, but a lot...and a hellishly long-feeling day at work...

I feel much better.

Well, THAT was quick.

Every ounce of joy I was getting from sewing has been sucked out of me.

It just seems so...frivolous. And...unattainable. At least what I was wanting to do.

In fact, I can't seem to get excited about any of my craft things...or other hobbies. Or even writing here. It just seems so useless and an exercise in the illusion of my own self importance. A pretentiousness. I'm sure I'll be better later, but I just wanted to time stamp this:

Currently, I am not looking forward to anything. At all. A thought which quite frightens me, as I'm generally an upbeat individual who gets excited about way too many things at once.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Sad, so sad...

I'd like to do some community service here. Hence, I present to you:

How To Ruin Your Life In Four Easy Steps

1) Marry an illegal immigrant so that he can stay in the country.
2) Get pregnant.
3) Discover your husband is being deported regardless of marital status.
4) Do this while you're 19.

I don't really have much else to say. Wow.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004


Nothing major. I updated my sidebar a little. That's it.


You still here?



Hey, I'm going to bed now. I've gotta work. Lock the door when you leave, ok?

Quiz me!


You are very perceptive and smart. You are clear and to the point and have a great sense of humor. You are always learning and searching for understanding.

Find out your color at Quiz Me!

That's kind of neat...a group of friends and I called ourselves the "Smarties" for a while, and I was the yellow one. :)

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Monday, February 02, 2004

Me needs to travel more.

A couple of the blogs I've seen this on say the same thing. And why isn't there a province map for Canada? Not that I've been to many, but still!

create your own visited states map
or write about it on the open travel guide

create your own visited country map
or write about it on the open travel guide

Sunday, February 01, 2004

I have a new project!

Y'know, because I don't have enough projects. :p It's kind of a secret right now, but it involves a sewing machine. I've always hated sewing and the last time I touched a sewing maching, other than to help move my mom's, was in grade eight. That would be roughly 12 years ago...half my lifetime. Justy has done more recent sewing then I have.


Today I sewed. I created a scrunchie. It is ragged. It has visible threads. But, it is recognizably a scrunchie. And it is teal. I'm currently wearing it, and have been for the last twenty five minutes or so. As of yet, it is still in a recognizably "scrunchie"-like status.

This pleases and impresses me. Sewing is one of those things that people have tried to teach me over and over again but I simply have a massive mental block. Kind of like the rules for "Big Two". I can't seem to keep them in my head. I've wanted to learn how to sew for the last little while, mostly because I love medieval style outfits and they're very expensive. :p

So yeah. This was good. Although I'm incredibly tired...I was up until about 0530 this morning revisiting my A&W meal from several hours before. I don't like being sick.

I should go make a purple scrunchie with the other material I bought today. Incidentally, if people want small amounts of pretty material, check out my craft store. 22"x18" pieces for $2.29 And it's nice stuff, too.