MiscSaturdaySeptember 1, 2007
Hello kids! I'm at work. It's 7:45, and I've been up for three hours already. I hope you're still sleeping, and that your coffee-pot is pre-programmed.
I have this to say, I am not a baseball fan. I don't dislike it, I just don't know anything about it. I am the one who infamously said, at the first of the two baseball events I have attended, "how many minutes are in an inning?" I'm still not totally sure why that was so funny. I swear, people hurt themselves laughing. The rows all around us heard what I said, as it was carried from person to hysterical person.
But Corey Flintoff? On NPR? He who can speak so clearly and calmly and intelligently on just about any subject? When he talks about baseball, it's like when I talk about yarn. He just loses it, and he is so damn cute. Have you heard that? Do you know what I mean? Usually, when it comes to sports, I'll flip the radio channel when people start babbling. But him.... oh, just so adorable.
And a local item of interest: A new beginning knitting class is registering over at KnitOneOne. It starts on Tuesday Sept 11th---2 hours for 4 weeks (total of 8 hours).
From Sile's description:
In Kate's beginning class, she teaches the basics
(but of course!) and then she gets people
knitting in the round and on DPN's. And of course
Ms Kate makes the class a lot of fun for everyone!
As we tell the students, after Kate's class they
can tackle just about any knitting project. (My
coach Kevin is proof positive of that---he is
signing up for Julie's sweater class and he took
beginning knitting in May!)
Sile's classes are wonderful -- you should do it if you've been thinking about learning. This would be the place and the time.
What else? My weekend which starts tomorrow is jam-packed with fun things to do -- we're seeing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy AND Lucinda Williams tomorrow at the Oakland Art and Soul festival, and Monday is the Ladies' Banjo Society Annual Picnic, and I have Tuesday and Wednesday OFF, which is nice after this rather draining 62-hour work week.
Now you go have fun! Right now!
(Oh, one more bit of miscellaneous stuff: I've been meaning to share this with you for some time. Sil, this is for you. My friends Camilla and Kirk are getting married soon. And they have THE BEST EVER wedding website. You don't have to know them to get the humor. And if you don't get the humor, then it's best you don't know them. Oh, lordy. Sometimes, on a blue day, I'll go to the site, just to cheer myself up. Enjoy, with Camilla's blessing (but don't crash the wedding unless you get them a REALLY super-expensive present).)