distractions

20 Apr

I’m currently distracted by a new iPod Touch. It’s fantastic and I love it.

I want to change up what I listen to a little. I don’t listen to many podcasts. I download The Rachel Maddow Show, Wine Library TV, sometimes Keith Olbermann.

Does anyone listen other podcasts? Let me know!

edited to add: also been listening to/watching Freezer Burns. I don’t consume too many frozen foods, but it is so fun to watch someone else review contents of the freezer aisle.

19 Apr

Last night, we went to see the Indigo Girls. It was really fun but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could have, due to just being tired. They played songs I haven’t heard live, like “Hammer and a Nail” along with songs I really don’t care to hear live again but cannot avoid, like “Closer to Fine” and “Galileo.” Both wonderful songs but just tired of hearing them at every IG show I go to. Which, admittedly, isn’t many. But enough. Shawn Mullins opened up for them. I haven’t heard anything from him in quite some time, which is sad. He’s a good artist with a unique voice. You can tell he really loves what he’s doing.

Also last night, I dreamt that our upstairs neighbor was kidnapping people and when I tried to rescue them, he ended up kidnapping me too.  I wish I could remember the rest.  It was disturbing.

Must remember that upstairs neighbor really is a nice man.  And not a kidnapper.

Today, I’m working on a rough draft of a paper that’s due soon.

Lame attempt at blogging more, but also, just saying what’s on my mind.

schooling/working/reading/v.little knitting

17 Apr

I started taking Saturday classes to become a paralegal on Feb 28th.  Since then, it’s been lots of chaos and not nearly as much time for anything as fun!  It’s interesting but I get about a month off in a few weeks and I’m really looking forward to it. Then I’ll start a Legal Research & Writing class in June.

Things I want to do: read a few YA books that have just been published. or that are soon-to-be published, plus a few that I’ve been meaning to get to, like Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta and Paper Towns by John Green.
I also have a few projects I was knitting that I want to finish. First on my list, the pair of Roza’s socks by the talented Grumperina.  I was really happy with my progress until I had to put them down to finish some school work.

I’m thinking about re-tooling the blog a little.  I am starting to feel like I don’t blog b/c I have little to say.  I was thinking about starting a new chapter by maybe reviewing some books, yarns, and other things that interest me.
We’ll see how that goes. Stay tuned!

What I’ve Been Up To.

19 Jan

A forgetful blogger note by Liz, bad blogger.

The holidays were crazy busy, with too much of the following:
visiting people in and out of state(most of whom I hadn’t seen in some time and was happy to catch up with)
people visiting from out of state(they’ve left, thankfully)
food & alcohol(to deal with the above visiting)
bad/re-gifted presents

Not enough of the following:
knitting, relaxing, reading, sleeping, exercise, etc.

Now I find myself in need of 2009’s resolutions, twenty days late, so…

reduce alcohol units(just like Bridget Jones)
expand knitting skills – mitten mastery & acquire new skills – 2 circs at a time, for example
starting school in February – diligently managing time & work load

That’s about it for now.

in which I do something I almost never do: a Meme

16 Nov

This one’s simple: 1 word.  Copied from The Plucky Knitter, whose knits, yarns & blog I love.

Where is your mobile phone? Near

Where is your significant other? Home

Your hair color? Brown

Your mother? Distant

Your father? Funny

Your favorite thing? Sleep

Your dream last night? Non-existent

Your dream goal? Success

The room you’re in? Hot

Your hobby? Knitting

Your fear? Failing

Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happier

Where were you last night? Party!

What you’re not? Reassured

One of your wish-list items? Kitchen

Where you grew up? Sad

The last thing you did? Knit

What are you wearing? Workclothes

Your TV? Antenna

Your pets? Adorable

Your computer? Essential

Your mood? Eh

Missing someone? Little

Your car? Big

Something you’re not wearing? Earrings

Favourite shop? Borders

Your summer? Humid

Love someone? YES

Your favourite color? Grellow

When is the last time you laughed? Today

When is the last time you cried? Saturday

I voted today.

4 Nov

And I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t have long enough lines to listen to Rachel Maddow & Keith Olbermann on my iPod, like I wanted.  Oh well, I’ve got a cd of ’60s protest music to listen to on my way to work.  Good times.

Don’t forget to vote!  It’s important.  I won’t tell you who to vote for – even though I want to.

Goings-On

14 Oct

It’s been a busy week.  I turned 32 on Saturday.  We went to Bertucci’s for lunch, then walked around the mall but didn’t buy anything.  Then Sunday morning, there was a kitty hanging around outside.  Read Jv’s entry for more on that.

Not much else is happening.  I’m trying to get some holiday crafting done early, mostly b/c I’d like to have a little stockpile.  I have no idea what to give to whom.