12 May 2009

of cupcakes and cannibals

Not even with the help of my journal could I untangle what's been going on in my life lately. (Next time around, can at least some of my times NOT be interesting? Please??) I started to write a post almost 2 weeks ago, and just - well - didn't, but I did make some notes about things we talked about at our Sunday Ravelry knitting group. I'll share.
  • cupcakes (however, not these particular cupcakes)
  • weaving, and how dangerous it will be if one of us gets a loom, because then all of us will want looms
  • the little "Hazel Rose" loom I just bought
  • how the word "text" derives from "textile"
  • movies that feature cannibalism (including "Eating Raoul," and "The Cook/thief/wife/lover") (but I forgot to mention "Delicatessen," so next time I see Lars, I'll have to add to our list)
  • Italo Calvino's If on a winter's night...
  • Cryptomonicon and Snow Crash
  • a (ssssssssshhhhhh) secret about knitting inspiration from a certain opera
  • new and inventive names for swine flu (my contribution, which has since been seen around the blogosphere, was to combine avian and swine flu to make "when pigs fly flu")
  • the utter gorgeousness of everyone (else's) knitting, etc.
  • "Barton Fink" and "Fargo," including my story of how my DH and I saw it in a theater and were laughing hysterically while the rest of the audience was very, very quiet
  • John Malkovich ("Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich)
  • cupcakes (did I mention cupcakes?)
  • knitted chickens
  • knitted "oh heavens, think of the children" things
  • knitted cupcakes
  • Tudor everything
  • tiny medieval carvings at the Cloisters
  • dinosaurs and gems
  • arrogance
  • cupcakes
(Next time someone asks "what do you all talk about? knitting?" I shall pummel that person with cupcakes.)

16 comments:

KSD said...

I don't know --- it might be more interesting if you pummel them with cannibals.

Carrie K said...

Just to be pummeled with cupcakes would be worth it.

I like Aporkalyspse for the swine flu myself.

The Tudors! Yes! I might've ordered more books about them.

Stephanie said...

Don't forget Consuming Passions - where they add people to the chocolates and they become an instant hit. And Alive where the soccer (rugby?) team crashes in the Andes and then they eat their team mates to survive. And of course the utter classic Soylent Green - it's people!!!! PEEEEPOOOOOLLLLLLEEEEE!!

Okay - now I am disturbed that I was able to think of so many cannibal movies so easily....

Penny said...

hmm... i think i may have contributed to some of those.. especially with the cupcakes.. and i don't like them either! but am knitting them and have bought icing to eat because they made me want them for reasons i don't understand. ;)

and i sent you samples of what a 4" pin loom can do... bwah hah hah.

Amy said...

For many years, my brother was a teacher in a small town in northern MN where the people talked just like the characters in Fargo. And of course they all said, "We don't talk like dat!" When the movie came out on video, my brother couldn't even rent it in the small town, because People Would Talk. So I got him a copy for Christmas that year. It came with a snow globe, with the Frances McDormand characters kneeling in the snow, surrounded by blood. Ah, good times.

Ryan said...

Yep, that about sounds like our group. And you take such fabulous notes. I think you forgot zombies, though. Wasn't that last week?

Denise~ said...

Now that's a great sounding group!

How I wish there were one in the wilds of Oklahoma...

Diane said...

If those aren't the cutest cupcakes.

Beverly said...

I want to knit with your group!

I love everything Calvino. And Tudor. And cupcake, now that I think about it!

Miss D. said...

What fun! I have yet to read Calvino, but I MUST remedy that soon. Sounds like my book club. Only more interesting.

KnitNana said...

Well...I've missed you and thought something was wrong and you were thinking of cupcakes and cannabalism...wait - that's just so wrong on so many levels...
(((hugs)))

Bridget said...

Don't forget the movie "Parents" in your cannibalism list ...

Mmmmmm, cupcakes!

OfTroy said...

you forgot about cadavers...
and our perennial discussions of dead bodies (canablism is just one part of it)

there is also embombing fluid, and creamation (vs dehydrations (ie melting away in a vat of lye) or donating to science...

and all sorts of music (though opera does come up fairly often.)
and free love societies.. (and all sorts of sexual practices--both normal and perverted..

Oh yeah, we talk about yarn and knitting too.. don't we?
(in my word nerd group, we are slightly obsessed with snakes..
especially the kind that come up the sewer pipes and bite you when you use the toilet..)

Donna Lee said...

Sounds like a fairly normal set of subjects! You should eavesdrop on the conversations at my dinner table! There is nothing sacred and someone is just as likely to say "how 'bout that God" as "pass the salt".

Jennifer said...

Cupcakes are always an appreciated topic at my house.

Michelle said...

My friend's name for swine flu:
Bacon's Revenge.