Wednesday, March 24, 2004  

So Close!

Well, I thought I *might* be wearing Sable this morning, but 2 things intervened- (1) I didn't like the way the v-neck ribbing looked, so I ripped it out in preparation for 'take 2', and (2) I forgot that I needed to sew up both sleeves. But hopefully, I'll be wearing it tomorrow- here's the list:
  1. sew up second sleeve
  2. graft first underarm
  3. graft second underarm
  4. re-knit collar
  5. weave in ends
We'll see how it goes! And I could take a picture, but, well, it's a solid mass of black stockinette, so there's really nothing to see.

I was struck last night (I admit it- I was watching American Idol in order to facilitate sleeve-seaming) at the new Fox show The Swan... the basic premise, as far as I can tell, is to take 'normal' (tv speak for ugly) women and give them a complete overhaul via the miracles of plastic surgery, and then make them compete in a beauty pagent against the other formerly ugly women who have been "fixed". EW. So basically, they take women who don't like the way they look, and reinforce their insecurities by having a bunch of doctors tell them what needs to be "fixed," then, once they are supposedly beautiful, they make them COMPETE in a beauty pagent?!?!? What a great way to make them just as insecure as they were before! "You may have a great new body/face/exterior, but, well, you still suck." Thank you, Fox, for reminding us how screwed up America is when it comes to beauty.

Speaking of beauty, Cricket would like to remind everyone that a sunbeam is all you need:


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