The migraine is back and my brain is hopping topics like a frog on meth, so I'm gonna make a vague attempt at categorizing and let it rip. For those not interested in slogging through my brain droppings, are you interested in some kind of 'holiday craft-along spaz-out' sort of thing? We can all prop each other up as we lose our minds.
POLITICS: I know, everyone's talking about it and I'll try to keep it brief and not repeat everything everyone else has already said. However.
I read an editorial a few weeks back by a political moderate, who said that while he wasn't thrilled at the idea of a fully Democratic-controlled government running unchecked, he hoped that the Dems won big just to send the proper message to the Republican party. That's about how I felt, and how I feel now. We did send a message, didn't we?
I am utterly thrilled that as of January, my nation will not be represented overseas by a man I consider a personal humiliation. All else aside, at least Obama's not a total fucking moron, like our current president.
As everyone who has been reading more than five minutes knows, I rarely dip into religion around here; I'm pantheist and I've always said, if it works for you, it's the right choice. However. FOR ANYONE WHO VOTED YESTERDAY ACCORDING TO RELIGIOUS BELIEF, PLEASE CONSIDER THIS: How would you feel if someone of another religion suddenly came to power and enforced their own beliefs on your legal system? Say, for instance, fundamentalist Mormons suddenly got in power and demanded every woman wear dresses and have as many children as possible and give a huge portion of income to the church? Whether you were a member of the religion or not? Because that's how the rest of us feel, when you impose your beliefs at the ballot box and make the rest of us live with them. If you're against same-sex marriage, abortion, what-have you, well for crying out loud, don't do it. Legalizing same-sex marriage doesn't mean you have to go out and become a lesbian.
Oh, and incidentally, sixty years ago, inter-racial marriage was illegal in most states. Those laws have since changed. Civilization hasn't ended. At least not last time I checked. (Then again, depending on how you define civilization...)
And one last history reference... am I the only one looking at the Barack Obama phenomenon and thinking it's looking a whole lot like a JFK replay? I hope to hell I'm wrong. I really do. Maybe I need to lay off the history books. Or just shut up. Yeah. Good idea. Next topic.
I've reached halfway on the shawl, figured according to total number of stitches to knit. Round 148 of 206. It's looking like this thing will suck over 3500 yards of yarn. You'll excuse me while I go weep tears of blood.
This was on LOL Cats today, I'm sure I won't be the only knitting blog to post it, but hahahahaha:
I'm thinking of some kind of knit-along, but more like a craft-along. Calling it something like the "Holiday craft-along spaz-out". Insanity loves company. Any takers? Anyone making anything for any holiday coming up in the next three months would be eligible. Or anyone wanting support for NOT making things. Things can include cookies and Thanksgiving dinner. I'm easy. What do you think?
One of the most interesting things about having a kid, if you ask me, is watching the brain develop. And one of the ways to watch that happen, is how they play. Particularly, how they take toys meant for one thing, and use them for something TOTALLY different. In this case, the Goob emptied out a little wagon that came full of blocks, loaded it up with Little People, and drove them all to the beach.
When she saw me snap the photo, she insisted on another photo, where she could make a proper face:
The Goob has also been trying to tell and/or make up knock-knock jokes. They are all horrible, if we can understand them at all. And she does fake laughs while saying "Get it? Get it?" I shall attempt to get video. She told one this morning that involved banana peel slippers. It was as close to funny as she's gotten.
SEKHMET, YOU FUCKER: That's my knitting bag she's sitting in. Unfortunately nothing pointy poked her in the butt.
PS: Never ever ever ever try to upload video and a photo at the same time on Blogger. I think the power suck registered in Columbia. My laptop was hot enough to fry eggs. And it didn't work.