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Brain = dead

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2008 by Ezikiel

So, obviously there are no pictures here yet. I ended up not getting out of work until about 8:30 in the morning, and so I just crashed when I got home. It was kinda bad.

So, it’s supposed to be my Friday, this fine Sunday night. In a true and just world, I will have the next two days off to re-evaluate my position, once again decide that I want my job, and come to work perky and happy on Wednesday.

Obviously, it’s not a just, nor perfect world. I don’t have a day off from work until a new night audit employee is hired and trained. This process could take weeks. In the mean time, I’m getting paid another 216 (gross) per week. Hell, if the money is good enough, I’ll do anything. (quiet you!)

So, there’s really nothing new to report, except that I do have a couple of pictures of my cat on my computer at home. Maybe I’ll upload those for you. She’ purdy. The picture is on here, if you can’t see it you might have need for a scroll function on your mouse (or, quite possibly the ability to navigate through archives.) to view it. I didn’t lie, that cat rocks my world, and sometimes my S.O.’s flesh with claws of sharpie doom.

The sounds they make together sometimes, I’m not always sure how their relationship goes. It’s like a BDSM night here sometimes with them, and which one is the top depends on who draws the first blood. (Pheonix has won everytime so far, but Kirin might just use his elbows…that could get ugly quick.)

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Editing myself

Posted in Uncategorized on April 2, 2008 by Ezikiel

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So, today is devoted to all of the wonderful thinks that I think that, honestly, should never be shared; written, verbally, or even with the pets. It’s just too horrible to think of what might happen should these words and/or actions make it past my thick skull.

First things first, there’s the idea that I can never finish a project. I get start-itis so bad somethings, that I have to sacrifice needles from previously started projects to cast on for the shiny new one. I can’t tell you how many socks have been murdered this way. It’s a lot…

So, I actually finished a sleeve, the one that I’ll be showing you once I get the damn pictures to be smaller. Seriously, we don’t need a poster sized picture in high resolution of my cat nesting into all of my yarn, now do we? Granted, it’d be cute, but that’s just a bit too much kitty.

I’m working on designing a sweater/ pullover. It’s got an intarsia band on the arms, and I’m trying to get the bottom edge to have a seed stitch hem while coming up on a curve (think Thai dress shirts, only round). It’s not coming out well, and I haven’t found a pattern to base the idea on. I’ve been doing swatches and testing it out…but really. Designing crap is hard! And, it might be my first sweater. I’m not saying that I’m an over-achieving idealist, but I expect this thing to be perfect. 😐

Well, I’ll have to do some more gauge math, and maybe I’ll even get a few pictures (again, once I figure out how to resize them without any photo editing software) and post the pattern on the Blog. That’d be kinda nifty, wouldn’t it? Me, having an original pattern. Ha, I can see it now- people laughing and carrying on about how I can’t even finish a pair of socks, but I’ve got this awesome pullover pattern. Meh.

 So, that’s about it for now. Oh, by the way, Kirin posted a comment asking me about the ant “situation” at my house. I don’t want to talk about it. Really, I had it cleaned (Joanna and I worked dilligently, mind you. It wasn’t all me.) and then i don’t go home for two or three days and it’s horrible again. Ants everywhere. I couldn’t even enjoy my cup of coffee because I saw so many of the little bastards.

 I am bitter, hear me roar.

So, I’m on my 6th night of work without a day off. I was late today. It goes without saying that this can really wear on you. I’m actually less than angry about it. I like going into work and knowing that everything was done correctly the day before. It’s invigorating to know that nobody found any mistakes with my reports from the day before. Not like they would, I’m perfect. It must mean I’m well trained. I can even get done on time!

Whee, the excitement, it flows through me like 6 cups of coffee flow through someone addicted to diurtic pills.

The Genocide of insects.

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30, 2008 by Ezikiel

So, here we are again, talkin’ ’bout the weather. I had a moment of peace today, after running on a yarn crawl and bringing my roomie with me. (sweet girl, hence how I can tolerate to live with her.) Got some interesting yarn to add to my immature stash. Right now, the stash only takes up a couple of hefty desk drawers, but it’s getting there. With so little space I can’t really go all out.

So, the title of this post was decided on when the security guard at work was talking to me about how stupid it is for people to hurt animals. We both agree that hurting animals is wrong- however I seem to be the only person who will go out of their way to get  spider outside the house, insted of killing it. Set up food “traps” for ants in order to put them outside. I even watch my feet when I walk to make sure I don’t step on anything!

This seems strange to me, but oh well.

So yes, next blog I will have pictures, and hopefully a few of the knitting. 😛

And the world turns

Posted in Uncategorized on March 29, 2008 by Ezikiel

Soon, there will be only one. The world of the knitters shall cut their numbers, imbuing their own bodies with the life force of the past generations. There can be only one- and I am going to be it!

 After that shameless highlander plug, I’d like to imbue a few words of wisdom from my noggin to your optical lobes. As always, I’ll lack most tact, be a bit obscene, and perhaps even scar the children (there should be a disclaimer somewhere. I’ll work on that).

 The words of insight that I shall impart upon you today, is that of the nature of information. As many of you know, in these days there is next to nothing out there that won’t be posted to the Internet in some form or another. Even the secret societies are using the Internet as a form of communication to bring in new adepts. Take the House of the Dreaming, for instance. A small, quiet subset of a vampyric community, and a forum that I am fairly active on. They have most communication spreading throughout the Internet through the main forum, and most commercially available messengers. It’s great that this information is accessible by more than the few who happen to be close to the beacon, but to those of us who feel it’s pull from continents way.

The only thing lacking at the moment is a messenger system that will actively translate our words into other languages to bypass the language barriers of the world. Mostly because with it we would be able to very easily become our own diplomats, creating friendships in every country. While there are two universal languages (mathematics and music) that can be twisted into creating a semi solid representation of meaning, you can’t exactly say “Wow, you’re German? How is Pastry today?” and have it come out meaning “wow, you’re German? How’s Berlin, dude?” without some sort of translation service.

 (Side note, the German word Berliner is a type of pastry. Hence the funny joke was all make about the phrase “Ien ich Berliner” from one of the more memorable Presidents.)

I feel this technology will be released soon, and it will be glitchy and poorly fabricated. There will be a new revolution from the Internet, a renewed uprising of the minorities to discover what other countries truly think of their own, and how their governments politics truly effect the world. Of course, because of the fact that these people will have little to no understanding (generally speaking) of the language they are translating into, there very well could be the worse “I hate you commie bastards” plastered across the receiver’s screen, when all you asked was, “Don’t you guys import coffee to the Philippines?”

Needless to say, the information superhighway can be full of literary blunder. Like this blog, for instance!

So, the point that I am getting to (the long way, because I can) is that there are tons of reasons to use the Internet, and several that will get you angry. If I am doing my job right, then there will be flame wars, there will be friends and enemies made, because I am human. Though I’m a Libra, not everyone will love me and the things I say. Good! Though if you read something that doesn’t make sense, comment (damnit comment, please! I’m feeling left out and alone…I’m not desperate. 😦 )  and let me know that I’ve done wrong. I’ll tell you that you are a pig headed tramp that you’re right and then call you dirty names change my posts ASAP.

So, work again tonight, however this time I have a more portable way of entertaining myself. I’m teaching myself crochet! It’s fun (not as much as knitting, mind you.) and works up a fabric pretty fast. I;m getting some pictures taken tomorrow with my roommates camera. so you can see my actual knitting. Sadly, all of my finished projects are either gone to live with other people, or scrapped because I didn’t like how it turned out.

So, that’s my plan for tomorrow. Right now, I’m working on a sleeve for a hoodie in Red heart (I know, I’m too thrifty for my own fetish…) classic. It’s a cool purple color, and it knits up well enough. I’m also still working on the socks on the double circulars, those should be done in time for my mothers birthday.

Well, it’s back to the drawing board (and work) But I’ll probably post another not too long from now.