Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Stuff.

First off, in yesterday's Kiwi review, I forgot to add that there are add ons for lace and jumbo yarns. A different whorl (to make the bobbin spin faster or slower), and a different flyer specific to each purpose. So with some extra money, you really can get the Kiwi to do anything. Looking at pricing, you can get the Kiwi AND both specialty kits for less than the cost of most other wheels.

Second, my child is a poo head.

Last, a meme from Louiz: Find the nearest book. Open on page 123. Find the fifth sentence. Post the next three sentences. Tag five people,and acknowledge who tagged you.

For once, luck is on my side and the nearest book isn't some silly romance novel. It is "World History, the definitive visual guide" from Dorling Kindersley. (Nice book, great photos, still slanted toward western civ.)

Page 123 is a full-page photo of Takht-e Solalman, a fortress of the Sassanid Persians on the Iranian plateau. So, going to page 122 for some text...

"Under their king Mithridates I, Parthians overpowered Mesopotamia to control all lands from India to the Tigris River. Mithridates recognized the value of the Greek-Persian culture he was inheriting, so he allowed the defeated cities to retain their administrative systems, trading ties, and languages, while placing Parthian governors to oversee them. The Romans defeated and annexed the Seleucid kingdom, thus becoming neighbors of the Parthians."

So, there you go, more to convince you I'm totally nuts. If anyone wants to play, consider yourselves tagged.

9 comments:

Maggie said...

Thanks Julie!

Donna Lee said...

Is poohead a bad thing? I think I know a lot of perfectly intelligent adults who might qualify.

Amy Lane said...

poohead--any child at any time.

Webster's dictionary!!! So glad to see you got that meme-- I was wondering what you were reading!!!

kelebek said...

I want to play but all the books around me are knitting books!

Louiz said...

Interesting... is it good?

Oh, and I had a thought: for your unbiased history you could try (don't know if you have) "classical" works translated into modern English (like the ancient Greek plays - the original soap operas) or French romances etc...

It's not history but it's "old" possibly contempory with eras of interest and could be considered secondary or tertiary source material. Although obviously different translators have different agendas....

Roxie said...

Hmmm - poo head. analogous to doody head. What did she do?

walterknitty said...

Julie,

I know this has nothing to do with what you posted about yesterday but I was wondering if you had any tips for weaving in ends. They are damn futzy things and are such a pain in the butt.

NeedleTart said...

The Husband says if you want a book on world history, try "The Rise of the West" by William McNeill (you may need to check the spelling). It's about 30 years old, but does cover some of the Orient.

Sarah said...

I just did the meme on my blog, have a gander if you'd like. http://bhuidhe.blogspot.com/