08 July 2009

notes to self



  • Audiobooks are much less befuddling when your player is not set to "shuffle."
  • A close call with his death does not change a bloody freakin' tyrant into a human being.
  • Breath is both precious and fragile.
  • When you have to wear a shirt, a vest, and a blazer at your desk in July, it's too darned cold. However, since no one in thirty years has been able to adjust the sixty-year-old HVAC system, think of shivering as exercise, and move on. (Add fingerless mitts to knitting queue.)
  • You do not need to pack two books, one knitting project, one magazine, stationery, five fountain pens, your MP3 player, and enough tranquilizers to soothe a rampaging herd of elephants for a half-hour stint in a waiting room. Srsly. Lose the magazine.
  • Knitting instructions generally mean what they say, especially when the chart matches. (Thank you, OfTroy.)
  • When I think of the perfect Michael Jackson tribute album, I hope with all my heart that someone plays "Beat it" on panflute.
  • July 3 advice from the Dalai Lama via his insight-a-day calendar: "Genuine compassion is unbiased." Note: try it on myself.

12 comments:

amy said...

Evangeline is my favorite fingerless mitt pattern, except I've tweaked it to suit me even better. Just, you know, in case you needed suggestions. ;)

Gal Friday said...

Too bad Zamfir is dead(I think?)--I like the idea of an all panflute M.J. tribute album. :-)

Carrie K said...

Shuffle? LOL!

But you might need the magazine rolled up to swat something or stave off raindrops. I think you need all of that.

Now I'm dying to hear Beat It on a panflute. Thank you.

Bridget said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one to have been listening to an audiobook, wondering why it didn't make sense, then realizing it was on "shuffle" ...

I hope the tribute album also includes Yanni doing "Billie Jean."

KnitNana said...

Yanni doing "Billie Jean?" I'll vote for that!
:)
Yes, the Dalai Lama's advice is very good focussed on yourself, not just on others.

Be gentle with yourself, my dear! Breath is indeed precious.
(((((hugs)))))

Donna Lee said...

I think you need all of those things. You never know what might happen and half hour waits can sometimes turn into much longer.

Inkslinger said...

This post absolutely made my day! Laughed out loud at the audiobook on shuffle!

KSD said...

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing --- the magazine was FAR too much.

Daphne said...

"..When I think of the perfect Michael Jackson tribute album, I hope with all my heart that someone plays "Beat it" on panflute..."

This totally cracked me up. Great post!

Jeanne said...

LOL - great post! Thanks for the smile - I needed it today!

angi said...

i pack for the waiting room similarily! airplane trips/trips of notable time and distance are REally painful... this list was splendiferously smile-filled :) thanks!

Rebecca :) said...

lol You crack me up! Shuffle! Too funny! You've been hanging out at my blog too much. All my randomness is getting to you. ;)