My days are settling into a routine now. Work, sleep, knit. I finished a scarf, and a nice warm hat. I had to put aside my tank top for a while, as I wouldn't be able to use it anyway. The hat is pretty cute, basic ribbed thingie with a tassle on top. I am getting much faster. I finished them both in just a few days. I remember the days (not that long ago) when it took me weeks and weeks to make just a scarf for Christmas. Of course, I have time now to focus just on the knitting. I love it.
I bought a big warm jacket at K-mart, shiny red with a black furry hood. My old leather jacket was actually doing me just fine, but it's kinda pug ugly, and definitely not feminine in any way. This one was as feminine as a douche. It went back the next day, and with the money I spent on it, I hit the thrift store, and got a jacket, 2 wool sweaters, and a western shirt. Yay for thrift. I don't love the jacket, and it's not as girly as the other one, but it'll do well, and it's prettier than my big old one.
One of my favorite (dripping sarcasm) guests checked out today. He was a very strange guy. Interesting to talk to, if you could manage to not be offended. We talked for hours about conspiracies, and government fat cats, and corporate gluttony. I also eavesdropped on a few conversations about Christianity, and how the problem with America (one of them, anyway) is that the women are not properly submissive. If only they would listen to St. Paul, there would be far fewer problems. Those darn feminists, they're ruining the world. Men and women are obviously not equal, men have an indefineable quality called honor.
Another Aussie checked in today. Mmmm.
Monday night I had another nice stitch 'n' bitch. There were more people there this time, and I remembered my yarn, so it was quite fun. Later on I went out for drinks with some girls from the hostel. I got a big frothy concoction in a pineapple, and one of the other girls had one in a coconut. Years ago I went to Baja for a week, and the whole time we were searching for something in a coconut, all to no avail. I guess I had to go to Minnesota to find one.
I keep thinking that since I have a job, and I'm in one place, I don't need to save money so stringently. I really need to stop thinking like that, or I'll never be able to leave. It's very nice up here, but...
More props to Patty, this time for the long underwear. The girls at the stitch all laughed at me since I'm wearing them already, and it's only about 32 degrees out there. What'll I do in a couple weeks when it really drops, they all said. Well it's not like I'm really terribly cold yet, but if you are slightly uncomfortable and can remedy that with a nice soft comfy pair of longjohns, why the heck should I wait until I am miserable? I'll deal with the real cold when I have to deal with it. For now, why not be toasty?
We did inventory at the cafe, starting at 4:30 AM. Whee. Thank god that is over. Back to reasonable hours of puppet waving and such.
Tomorrow... more of the same. Which isn't such a bad thing.