Monthly Archives: August, 2012

What Was I Thinking?

     I began taking college courses a couple of weeks ago.  There is a lot I did not know I did not know, and these are beginner classes!  Online classes are NOT easier than traditional classes.  I should have removed my rose-colored glasses before proceeding down this path.  I ask myself daily, “What am I doing?”

The LETTER ZEEEEEEEEROOOOOOOO!

    A while back, I attempted to get an online extension on a library book.  For whatever reason, the password wasn’t working and after trying different combinations (although the password was written down and verified with the librarian at the time it was initially set…in person even) I called the library.  They gave me an extension on my book but said my password couldn’t be addressed over the phone.  Two weeks later, I return the books and seek the help of the librarian at the desk.  I state that I’d like to reset my password. Here’s how it went,

Librarian– “What would you like it to be?  It can be anwhere from 4 to 8 alpha-numeric characters.” 

Me- “2-4-4-the letter zero-7-1.” 

Librarian– “Would you like that to be the number zero?”

Me- “I thought you said it could be letters or numbers.”

Librarian– “That’s right.”

Me-  “Okay then, 2-4-4-the letterrrrrrrr zeeeeeeeeeerooooooooo (complete with fingers forming the letter)-7-1.”

Librarian– “There is no letterrrrrrrrrr zeeeeeeeeeerooooooo.  There’s the number zero….would you like that?”

Me- Looking dazed and confused briefly and even I noticed the click which was more like a ka-lunk! when I realized what I’d said and what she was explaining.  “Awe geez!  The letter o…small letter o.  (laughing visibly at myself) No wonder I was having difficulty with my password…I was using the letter zero!”

     I would blame it on Monday but really, it could’ve been any day.  I think that has been my most public show of a need to have my brain burped in quite some time though.

 

I Am Not a Hoarder!

Although, I do have hoarding tendencies. I save trash that can be useful. I do toss out stuff if I’ve not gotten any closer to using it within a few months. There’s one item I find particulary difficult to throw out…laundry detergent boxes. I’m thinking, it’s probably because of some incredibly beautiful project I’d seen before that used one.
I want to turn these into containers for yarn projects in progress so they can be transported and worked on on-the-go.

8 lbs of Yellow Cotton Yarn

Jiminy Crickets! What was I thinking?
Okay. I was thinking it looked light enough that I could alter items made with it with dyes and probably can just it won’t be as true a color had it been white.
It’s a LOT of yarn and it was an awesome deal on it and I wanted to make some more things from cotton and and and and
One headband is crocheted (pattern by Tina Rodriguez) the other knitted (pattern by Teresa Harmon). They and many others can be found on Ravelry Dot Com

Onto the next yellow item!