Saturday, February 28, 2009

maybe I should be one of those people who hate organized religion.

It's really easy to tell when people clearly don't want you around. 
I was briefly involved in this catholic thing for students called cco. every month they do this prayer thing, and the one time i went, it was amazing. i went to toronto for it. i had so much fun, everybody from not vancouver was super welcoming. however, the girl i originally started it with constantly ditched me. 
i wanted to find out where the monthly thing was tonight, and so for the past week i've been calling her and fbing her, but she just hasn't responded. I finally called her tonight- one last chance and she informed me that her and "a bunch of friends are going." did she invite me in with this group of friends? no. she did not. theres nothing that makes you feel crappier than when someone is showing all the signs they don't want you around, it'd just be easier to be "I don't want you coming." it'd hurt less and then at least I wouldn't make excuses for her. Truth is, this would've probably happened all over again next month, but it won't. I get it. it sucks and it hurts, but i get it. 

Monday, February 23, 2009

i don't get it.

Today I realized that I don't ever want to be the girl who sleeps with random people. 
a girl i happen to acquaint with has gotten herself in quite a pickle because she slept with a manager at the restaurant she works at. (and no, i don't feel bad about telling the world, because she told everyone REPEATEDLY!) 
isn't this the stuff people try to hide? i most certainly don't go running around getting drunk on school nights and sleeping with random guys, but if i did you bet your buns i'd shut up about it. 

i just don't understand the people i'm surrounded by. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

a note to bands.

so today i looked at concert listings and what do i see? 
band i like - playing in club
band i like - playing in club
band i hate - playing all ages venue
band i like - playing in club. 
ok, wtf?! how hard is it for bands to just play in normal all ages locations? some of us can't go to clubs ya know! like, they lost money, not only would i have bought the $50 ticket, but i would've bought a t shirt! so like WHY?! 
just thought i'd explode. 

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Magical Main Street Knitting Adventure

We might as well get the most important points out of the way as quickly as possible, and those are my purchases. They are/were as follows:

1 (one) skein of Cascade 220 in a lovely goldenrod yellow that doesn’t appear to have a name…
1 (one) 2.5 mm crochet hook for my leg warmers
1 (one) copy of the Blue Sky Alpaca Scoop Neck Vest

And now, the events of the day.

I started off by going over to the bank machine at lougheed mall to get some cash. Then I got on the skytrain, got off at Commercial station and caught the 99 B-Line to Main St. The #3 Main then took me up to Three Bags Full, where I was supposed to meet with the other knitters/shoppers. Lin (the organizer of the club/trip) happened to be on the same #3 as me, so we chatted and showed up late together, both having underestimated the amount of time it took to get from North East Burnaby to Main Street. Ginny was already in TBF waiting for us, and we three turned out to be the only ones who showed up (which wasn’t entirely unexpected, but was fine/still fun). We toddled about in there for a while, and I got my vest pattern (the store manager person found it for me, I think Emma said her name was Kitty?), Lin and Ginny both got some hemp and a few other skeins of yarn that I didn’t notice the type of. I noticed the cascade 220 in the yellow but couldn’t decide what I would do with it, so I left it.
We then sauntered on down to Birkland Bros. We wandered by my FAVOURITE store in the entire lower mainland, a place called Lazy Susan. It’s essentially an assembly of the coolest vintagey-type accessories and knick-knacks you could ever want. It was closed, however… that was really disappointing. Once we got to Birkland Bros., I got my crochet hook (for the heel slit of the leg warmers I’m working on), even though it was technically .25 mm too small. I couldn’t find 2.75 mm crochet hooks at either place. They must not exist… I’m just going to go a little loose on this, which shouldn’t be too difficult, as I’m a loose knitter/crocheter at the best of times. I still had the yellow cascade 220 on my mind, but we were all getting a little hungry by this time, so we had a lunch type break over at Bean Around the World, the coffee shop across the street. I had a yummy pumpkin spice muffin and steamed milk.
After this, I decided to go back up to Three Bags Full for the yellow cascade 220. I had decided that a slouchy beret would be appropriate in that colour, and that, given my loud personality, I could probably pull it off. Ginny and I went back up, but Lin had to go and return some socks at MEC, so we parted ways at the café.
As Ginny and I headed back up the street, we passed the Regional Assembly of Text (at least I think that’s what it’s called). She made herself a button, which I could definitely do some time… I must look into it. There were five million things in there that I would love to buy, not least of which are the squillions of old type writers lying around. I don’t know that those are on sale, though. Oh well, I’ll find out next time. It was really just a generally wonderful place.
Once we got back into Three Bags Full, we were basically the only ones there. I suppose it was because it was essentially lunch time… In any case, I made a b-line for the yellow cascade. I asked one of the ladies which hat she suggested I make with it, and she showed me a cably beret that I did quite like, but then the manager person (again, kitty?) said I should just look for a free pattern on Ravelry, there are TONS. I have since done this, and she was not wrong. (For those of you who don’t know, Ravelry is a website that is essentially facebook focused entirely on knitting and crocheting). So all I bought was the yarn in the end, but I have a few patterns in mind for it now, thanks to the magic of the Internet.
Ginny and I caught a bus down to the main street skytrain station and headed back to Production. As soon as I got home I started searching for a hat pattern, and now I’m going to work on my leg warmers. Today has been a good day indeed.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

carcinogenic chemicals aren't THAT harmful anyway.

today in textiles (and by today i mean 5 minutes ago), the teacher tried to convince us that dry cleaning was more environmentally friendly than laundry. 
so basically what my $10,000 boutique education said is that despite the fact that dry cleaning seeps carcinogenic chemicals into the ground water and air in large amounts, not to mention the gas spent driving to and from the dry cleaner,  and DESPITE the fact that the chemicals from the cleaning leech into your skin and cause many harmful health defects, including but not limited too cancer, it's really not that bad for us or the environment. 
i mean, cancer doesn't really kill us does it?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

i need a job.

have you ever just sat and thought "wow, i need to get a job now" 
thats my life right now. i like to shop, it's my favorite. i also like to eat out a lot. 
i have one client lined up, and then my shop (for those of you who don't know, www.sandymariesmith.etsy.com check it out and fund my life.) but i mean, how good am i doing REALLY?! 
not so well, to be perfectly honest. i mean, i spend wayyy more than i bring in. 
the point, good lord i need a job.