Well it’s a new week and I am so excited about the books I got from the library and from friends – I know, I know – Book Geek, extrodinare! I’ve got Helen Hath No Fury by Gillian Roberts, Edge of Danger by Cherry Adair, Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris and The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters.
I’m really starting to believe we need an etiquette police out there. You would give people tickets and their photo and name perhaps up on a website. In lieu of that ever happening, I thought today I would bring you my ticket violater of the day. First for shopping, the best award goes to the US Post office – I know, I know, but they were fast, helpful, polite and friendly, and they were all smiling. Congratulations!!!! The worst award for today goes to the Public Library, the El Sobrante branch which was quite a suprise. The gentleman behind the counter was grumpy, unhelpful and seemed to be quite annoyed that not only had I dared to check out something from the shelves but had 2 items on hold as well.
On an individual level, the award goes to a young 20 something woman driving a blue minivan with Jackie O’ type sunglasses in the parking lot of the El Sobrante Post Office. She pulled into a spot just as the car to her left was beginning to pull out. When she realized that she could not open her door all the way without hitting said other car, she began screaming at the car at the top of her lungs like a wild banshee. This of course caused the car to stop and stare at her, as did many folks in the parking lot, like she was an escapee from a mental hospital. Shame on you – learn some manners and how to behave in public.
Also the above winner, should also win an award for clothing etiquette – if you are going to wear hip heighth jeans, remember your stomach and love handles aren’t suppose to roll over the top of those pants. A double whammy.
Who else has a sighting?
Ok, so I and a girlfriend of mine were both on the search for new sweatpants to actually exercise in. Perhaps that was the problem. We wanted typical sweatpants, no fancy writing, no fancy anything. Apparantely that’s a thing of the past. Who, really, who pays $20 for a pair of sweatpants? And thin ones at that? After many stores in many days, I discovered the endangered species at Kmart – but only in the plus size section. Real sweat pants for $6. Ok, so I’ll have to hem them a bit but that’s ok. Has society really dipped so low that today we accept that sweatpants are a fashion statement? That’s it ok to wear them other places than exercising or to bed? Really people, have some pride in your appearance, sweat pants are not the ok to wear everywhere, but wait, didn’t Ms. Spears where sweatsuit for something dealing with her wedding? Taste people taste – let’s try to get some. And for you stores – remember we’re a nation way, way out of shape – try actually carrying some clothes to get us back into shape too.
Whew What a Week! December 10, 2006
A friend of mine, Joy was talking about what a busy week it had been and I have to agree. Let’s see, so far this week I have read the book, A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole, listened to the book on cd by Gillian Roberts, Til the End of Tom and am halfway through the book on cd by Mary Janice Davidson, Undead and Unpopular. And I have 2 more awaiting me at the public library and one more here I haven’t started, plus about 50 from Kerre to read at least.
I made 9 or 10 baby hats for the Save the Children push for newborn hats to go overseas. I met my walking buddy monday through saturday this week – yea for me! Bottled 10 gallons of beer – that was 2 different types and made another 5 gallons that is happily fermenting away. I made up another batch of my Sacred Scent perfume, and finished a lot of holiday shopping, made a Costco run for the tribe, worked a cleaning job and an admin job this week, and gave my guest lecture that I generally give at the local college in the Comparative Religion class on Modern Paganism: Myths and Facts Revealed. And I still have today left – and yes I have ideas for all of it 🙂 Ok, that explains why I fell asleep in the bathtub the other night. How about you?
Incoming Storm December 9, 2006
Needles to the ready December 7, 2006
At a show a few days ago I was introducd to the current project of Save the Children. They are asking for tiny newborn hats – only 9 to 11 inches in circumference to send to some countries where many of the children die from cold and other problems. Their birth weight is much lower than we have here in the US, thus the size of the hats. They can be crocheted or knitted and I’ve figured out what loom to do my work on and have already knocked out 2 with a third on the way. Hats have to be sent in by Jan 2. Here’s a perfect way to use up all those little leftover balls of yarn. Needles ho!