Posts Tagged ‘sweater’

It feels like morning

March 6, 2010

Today I went to set build with Rachel and got home from that around 5:06 pm. Then I unraveled the entire striped sweater I’ve been knitting because I realized it was far too small. After dinner, I babysat Zinnia while my parents cleaned up around the house in preparation for the family birthday party tomorrow. Zinnia fell asleep and I did too, and when I woke up less than two hours later I thought it was morning. It still feels like it, even though I know it’s not. So good night now. This weekend has just not been one for staying up late… but I guess that’s fine with me.

EDIT: I forgot to mention on Friday (Wallie wanted me to talk about this) that during Wednesday Club on Friday I forgot what year it was. Wallie mentioned it being 2010 and I was like, “What are you talking about? It’s 2011!” and I was serious… I don’t know what came over me… it was very, very strange.

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And Checkmate!

February 28, 2010

I tried to sleep in today, as late as I possible could. That ended up being not even noon. What kind of teenager am I?!? I had nearly twelve hours of sleep, anyway, and I don’t think I yawned even once today.

My parents went to a funeral, so Emma, Clara, and I switched off every half hour babysitting Lydia. Lydia, Benny, and I baked funfetti cupcakes.

I knit more of the sweater, and I’m about halfway done with one side of it. It’s coming along swimmingly.

While knitting, I watched more Torchwood, and I also watched a movie called “Surrogates.” It was terrifying. It’s about the future, where instead of living like regular humans, everybody has a robot version of themselves, a perfectly beautiful robot, and they live out their life for them. The actual person controls everything their robot does by thinking, and those brainwaves are transferred into actions. The movie was terrifying, it was. I must repeat that. By the end of it, I was immensely glad just to be human.

I also wrote the outline for my Oedipus Rex essay. I had an initial outline, but I changed it a lot for my actual essay, so I needed an updated one.

As part of dinner, my mother cooked fingerling potatoes with Parmesan cheese and flour and they were SO GOOD! Miniature versions of things are always better.

Surely but Deadly

February 27, 2010

I watched more episodes of Torchwood today, and I finished the first season. I also began knitting a sweater, even though I didn’t finish the other one, the green one. OH, and I finished the Noro Hat last night. Here’s a picture of it:

The sweater I’m knitting is purple, light blue, and dark blue so far, but will end up being a whole ocean of colors. I think I’m actually going to finish this one, unlike my many previous failed attempts.

I worked from 3 to 8 pm, but the time luckily went by quicker than usual. After my shift, I got my paycheck (63 dollars) and went to the clearance section, where I found a disposable camera for only $2.50 and a pack of 4 rolls of Kodak 400 speed film for only $3.50!!! Both were excellent finds. I also bought a pint of Ben and Jerry’s, cheesecake brownie flavored. It’s pretty darn good.

At work, John Wade made a rap about my name, and it went on for quite awhile. I was trying not to laugh.

Also at work, Pam gave me a bracelet that has my name on it. She got it from one of those gumball machine type things. That was so nice of her, I think!

Tomorrow will mostly be spent babysitting because my parents are going to a funeral of my Uncle Ray’s future father-in-law. It’s so sad that he died only a month before the wedding.

Subtle Aesthetic

February 11, 2010

I got the title from a random phrase generator, because I am boring like that.

Where to begin, where to begin? I thought I posted last about a month ago. I saw that Daniel (http://thechallengeandinquiry.wordpress.com/) had put up a new post, and after reading it I decided to check out my own long-forgotten blog. To my surprise, I found that my last post was not even at the end of November. I had not even finished NaNoWriMo when I last posted, and that seems like three thousand years ago.

Well, I think I’m going to start posting again, if only for the entertainment and nostalgic factors I get from reading my past posts. I will be seventeen soon, only a couple of months from now, and seventeen is a whole lot older than sixteen, it seems. I just don’t want to miss out on being able to read this, years from now. I don’t want a whole chunk of my teenage-hood to be missing from documentation.

I have been on the computer way too much lately. It would be one thing if I were watching movies on it, or just listening to music while knitting, but instead it’s mostly just been a whole lot of browsing the internet. I feel like I haven’t accomplished much of anything. I have my knitting right next to me, because I am always aiming to watch a movie and knit whilst doing so, but instead I get distracted. In the end, it takes me three hours to watch a one-and-a-half hour movie, and that annoys me.

I’m knitting a nice green wool sweater, and I started it nine days ago, and yet I’m not even halfway done. If I had been knitting with all of these snows days we’ve been having, rather than becoming distracted every five minutes, I could be done with it by now.

I’ve found that I have unfortunately been a lot moodier lately. Also, I’ve stayed angry with family members for longer than I used to. Maybe I’m turning into more of a teenager? Other than that, the getting upset with family thing, I still don’t feel like I’m sixteen… or a junior in high school. It’s so weird to think that.

In the past few days, however, I did manage to watch two really great movies. They are “Wristcutters: A Love Story” and “Running with Scissors.” Both were very powerful, though it sounds so stupid to say that. Really, they were. They made me think, and they made me laugh and almost cry. A good movie to me is one that makes me feel something, and they did just that.  I read the book Running with Scissors a long while ago (I’d like to re-read it soon), which is good because I could tell it was a lot different from the movie, that they left a lot out in the movie, but I couldn’t remember all the details so it didn’t upset me too much.

Yesterday my sister Clara found my old phone charger, so I can use it again. It’s a little silver one that, if I put it on the floor before somebody calls, will dance by spinning around. It’s pretty great. I was using one of Clara’s six (seven?) phones since my littlest sister Zinnia broke the flippy cover off mine. Clara buys a new phone every few months. It’s kind of ridiculous, but I’m the same way with books, so I guess I can’t say anything. Except, I buy loads of books that I never end up reading, that I hope to read sometime in my life. It reminds me of Alaska in the book Looking for Alaska, because she had a room with so many books in it, and everybody would always ask her if she had read all of them.  She would tell them that they were the books she hoped to one day read.   Not reading very much at all, though, is going to change, hopefully soon.  In middle school, I used to check out a book from the school library at the end of every day, and I would just about always finish it, ready to return it the following day.

Another thing I need to do more is go places with friends.  I haven’t gone somewhere out of school hours with a friend (other than Wednesday Club and Dungeons and Dragons) in I don’t know how long.  It’s been awhile, though.  Rachel and I keep planning sleepovers, but they never go through in the end, mostly because of weather issues.

It’s been snowing a lot lately.  I’ve spent more time shoveling snow the last two weeks than I have hanging out with friends.  That’s awful to me.

I received my SAT scores online today.  I got a 1760.  My mother says that’s pretty good for the first time taking it, but I’m not that happy about it.  I could have done a lot better.  The worst part is that I got a 6/12 on the essay, and my essays are usually so premium.  I wish I could see how they graded it more specifically, and see where I went wrong.  I didn’t think it was a masterpiece, but it really wasn’t THAT bad.

I am going to go now.  Clara also found my Ipod charger yesterday, which has been lost for ages and ages, and I need to put some more songs on it.  Does anybody have any recommendations, particularly of folksy music or foreign music?  It’s funny, because I either like music where I can’t understand the words because they’re in a different language, or where the words can be heard as clear as day, with little instrumental music.

EDIT: I forgot to add a title… strange, that’s never happened before.

December 9, 2008

SO, I typed in ‘how to pass ap european history’ on google, and two truthful sites came up. Though not helpful on this matter other than saying “QUIT THE CLASS WHILE YOU STILL CAN,” they are funny.

First, from Urban Dictionary: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?page=1&term=ap+european+history

Second, from Uncyclopedia: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/AP_European_History

I have a test tomorrow, so I just wanted to see what people had to say about the matter.

Other than that trivial matter…

It’s very chilly outside. I really need to get a cozy sweater or two. Also, I need to get some sock on right now, because it’s ice cold in my house and my toes are frozen.

Other than the coldness… hmm, for the zillionth time, I have nothing more to say. Except, mmm, books.

“Why is there a hole in your head? Oh, wait, nobody else can see that.”

September 28, 2008

Slate.

(what does that even mean?)

A day where I felt like I did nothing.  Unless I have some material proof, most days leave me feeling like this.

I have a couple parties coming up.  Parties are good.  Plus Halloween, also good.  I still need to think of a costume to make.

I think my bald spot is growing back.  I guess my life is less stressful, or something… though it does not exactly feel like it.

I would include countdowns to things coming up (Halloween, NaNoWriMo, various parties, Paper Towns, etc.), but I do not feel like looking up how many days there are until ________, so I am not going to do so.

On a side track, I really like coupons.  I just got back from the grocery store, where my parents saved over forty dollars from coupons.  Yeah, coupons are pretty nice.

I have not done much reading lately… excluding schoolwork, of course, which I do not consider to count in this manner.

To Kill a Mockingbird, textbook on Western European History… nah, neither count.

I feel like watching the History Channel right about now… maybe when I am done with this.

Oh, I want to make a cardigan.  My Mrs. Darcy cardigan is going extremely slowly, probably because I only worked on it for one day.

I began unraveling the gigantic cabled sweater I bought from goodwill a while ago.  Here is what it looks like on Benny with his head cut off:

(though it really is much bigger in person)

Hmm, I want to make something with a lot of buttons.  I adore buttons.

Man, I wish money did not exist… bring back bartering!

Anyway, I am rambling, I should probably go now.

Farewell.