Monday, April 14, 2003  

I Banish Thee to the Closet, Winter Coat!!

The weather this weekend was glorious. Beautiful sunny skies, mild temperatures, flowers everywhere. Ahhhh.... spring! The only thing that would have made the weekend better would have been if the stinkin Wizards could have played ANY defence on Saturday night... they lost to Atlanta by 1 point. Not that it mattered much because they're already out of the playoffs, but still... I had given tickets to my dad for his birthday, and it was fun to actually see Michael Jordan play, and almost make the winning shot. :)

On Friday night I saw the directorial debut of one of my bestest friends... she teaches at a middle school, and her girls (all-girls school) put on The Secret Garden. The production was really quite good, and all props to my friend for all her hard work. I must say, however, that the musical itself is TERRIBLE. How someone could turn that lovely book into that travesty is beyond me... but I guess that just shows how well my friend and her girls did with that horrible material. Afterwards we went for drinks...

My other major project for the weekend was getting the first round of herbs planted. I have an oregano, thyme, 2 sages, and a rosemary... I'm hoping they'll tolerate the window rather than being outside. I'm moving to a new apartment sometime in the next few months, and they'll have to be indoor plants there... I guess if it doesn't work, I can always plant them at my parents and go harvest herbs every once in awhile.

Needless to say, I had help... notice the tail??

Hmmmm... can I eat these?

I also continue to make progress on my Mom's vest... the cable is turning out well, and I think it'll give the effect I was looking for. Of course, it's almost impossible to make out in the picture, but you can kind of see it- interlocking diamonds...

The stitch markers are another pair of old earrings... these ones are otters, and are SO cute. :)

Oh, and take a look at QueerJoe's blog (button on the right side!)... he makes, in my opinion, a VERY good point about his blog and the comments. I, too, have become increasingly bored by the various lists, and the comments of my favorite blogs, especially Wendy's. (no criticism of the bloggers intended, since they do not leave the comments!!) So often, the comments are "(project) is so beautiful, you are great" posts- and though 1 or 2 aren't bad, 30 are kinda annoying. Not that I have to read them, and often I don't. But I can definitely respect Joe's decision to moderate his comments, and to encourage real discussion and dialogue.

Oh, and I'm heading off to Vegas NEXT WEEK. So exciting! If anyone has suggestions (NON-KNITTING!!) of things to do on the strip, feel free to drop me a line- we're staying at Treasure Island, and plan to roam around the strip for the few days we're there. No car, so pretty much walking or shuttles only... but it should be a blast, no matter what we do! :)

The Latin quote for the day:
aequinoctium vernum
"the vernal equinox"


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