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Okay, I wish I could describe the past few days as a success, but overall, I can say there were a few successes and mostly unpleasantness. Starting friday things just spiralled out of control. Moodwise, planwise, I just felt like I wasn't driving. Nothing to do with the great LJ outage, just life.

I managed on friday to: get a whiteboard. That's it. I purchased a whiteboard. You mean from the time you got off work at 6pm until you went to sleep on saturday morning after 5am you merely purchased a whiteboard? Yes, that's right. And it's not due to video games or anything like that. *sigh* So we will just call friday a wipe and move on. (How many projects in my life have started and ended with purchases? I don't want to think about it.)

Saturday was rough largely due to fallout from friday; I managed to get out late to S&J's to visit with people. Late like 11pm. I completely missed the wplibaltimore meeting which I have been looking forward to for weeks. Thanks to the magic of technology I know how things went, which is to say that we are now accepting book donations! I will happily come get them or we can work something out and I can get them to our temporary storage situation. If you don't have any books but still want to help, you can always either donate or send WPLI something from our wishlist. Oh and all you karaoke fans? It looks like we might be setting up a karaoke benefit, watch this space for more info.

Sunday I had two things on my agenda, barring all the things from the previous days' agendas I didn't accomplish: to hit the Laurel Museum finally, and to head down to South Riding for re-learning to knit and viewing of Carnivale. I so did not get out of the house in time to go to the museum. Luckily I did manage to get all my knitting stuff together (I couldn't find one of the vintage pattern magazines I got from my mom, bah.) and head south at a reasonable hour. I cast on! Twice because the scarf was too wide the first time! I may just be able to keep going this time so long as I don't start another sock. Also: chenille? Not so much. Falls apart too easy; I am hard on yarn with all my tight-pulling. Big thanks to edamame for her patience with instructions. Thanks to ninjabunny for the kickass hummus. Carnivale was pretty awesome as usual and involved more Jonesy & Sophie screen time, which, well I shouldn't have to say anything about that. It was less about big reveal and more about subtle characterization and I get off on that stuff.

Oh and for all the knitters and crocheters out there, the bag I mentioned which is the miracle bag can be purchased here. omphaloskepsis says it is great but she wishes she had purchased a medium instead of a large and recommends the medium unless you do alot of large blankety things.

Monday: Surprise dental work. This temp crown is covered in excess cement and feels fuzzy in my mouth and that puts me in a killin' mood. Oh and I forgot to mention: I couldn't afford the dental work, so Jack had to cover me. My insurance, so far as I can tell, is the "we will try to prevent bad things from happening about once a year but screw you if something bad does happen" variety.

There are two movies out I really want to see. Since that's really rare, I will just say: I really want to see Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst and Million Dollar Baby.

My new slogan in all things is: Life's too short. I keep answering myself and other people with that. Will you go do ______? Life's too short to do _______. I feel like I need to focus. I put a mind map up on the new whiteboard of all my hobbies, and honestly, I have a passing/untapped interest in too many damn things. I'd like to say I'm a dilettante renaissance woman except I think to be one you actually have to take the time to develop depth in all your activities.

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snidegrrl
Jan. 18th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
Nope! We discussed possibly limiting certain things but as far as I know no restrictions have been placed.
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rackletang
Jan. 18th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
Genre is open, but so far, paperbacks only. :)
peregrin8
Jan. 18th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
I think to be a dilettante you actually have to take the time to develop depth in all your activities. Nope, just the opposite! It's all about dabbling.
salami_salome
Jan. 18th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
Seconded.

Main Entry: dil·et·tante
Pronunciation: 'di-l&-"tänt, -"tant; "di-l&-'
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -tantes or dil·et·tan·ti /-'tän-tE, -'tan-tE/
Etymology: Italian, from present participle of dilettare to delight, from Latin dilectare -- more at DELIGHT
1 : an admirer or lover of the arts
2 : a person having a superficial interest in an art or a branch of knowledge : DABBLER
synonym see AMATEUR
snidegrrl
Jan. 18th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
See my answer below - I think I was looking for a different word. (And for some reason I had the definition of dilettante all wrong in my head.) But isn't there another word that means a master of many trades? I hate feeling like I am forgetting things!
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snidegrrl
Jan. 18th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
Hrmm. I thought dilettante was a positive word, although I suppose it still could be. I'm having a brain fart, isn't there a single word that means jack-of-all-trades kind of thing? I used to have an amazing SAT vocabulary! wah!
peregrin8
Jan. 18th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
hmm, I don't know... but dilettante is not a positive word. Neutral, often, but it can be an insult too.
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rackletang
Jan. 18th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
1. I feel your pain on the "jill of all trades" thing.

2. I want to see Guerilla, too. :)
snidegrrl
Jan. 18th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
it will probably only play in the city or has already only played in the city. fie.

looks like today, we'd have to go to colorado:
http://imdb.com/showtimes/cinema/1011
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edamame
Jan. 18th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed all of us knitting together. :) And you were doing really well! You really didn't need much help from me at all. Sorry to hear that yarn is not fun to work with, it sure was purty.
snidegrrl
Jan. 19th, 2005 03:56 am (UTC)
Hopefully next time I come down I can bring that scarf and part of the next! I had fun too. :)
darknight7884
Jan. 19th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
I have a HUGE number of books I would be willing to donate -- but no way of getting them to you.. I have an Amazon.com store and all the ones that wont sell but for less than a dollar, but are otherwise good books, I can ship maybe 10 to ya. I am going to try forwarding you a list of the books I have to a livejournal post, so you can carouse the selection and see what would be best for Women in Prison -- I know I have a number of child care books, which would be helpful.
darknight7884
Jan. 19th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
Nevermind, its too big for LJ -- ill send it to you in email.

Also? What did you need a whiteboard for? organization? haha, I need one.
snidegrrl
Jan. 19th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
Thanks for the email! I responded with another email - if you are making such a generous donation I am sure we can work something out. :D

I did need the whiteboard for organization - I had/have this dream of mind-mapping my entire life. Also I need lots of large to-do lists. :) I tried to get my boyfriend to make a web-whiteboard but it's actually not as easy as it seems.
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