Ooh. I finally got my applications done. You know how I was talking all big about getting them out tomorrow? Well, best laid plans, and all that. I just dropped them off this AM at Cooper for transcript insertion and mailing. Boy! It could have been a disaster, b/c even though I stopped by last week to make sure that the way I was planning to send out my applications would be OK with them, when I spoke to them yesterday they were saying it wasnâ€™t going to be ok, and they needed more time. No! but I worked it out. Itâ€™ll be all right now. It better be.
So, that was my kick in the pants yesterday. And I missed the alleged sex scene from Joe Millionaire last night, too. Damn! I really wanted to watch that. Not because itâ€™s titillating, because Iâ€™m sure it wasnâ€™t, but because I wanted to form my own opinion on what happened. That trash TV is so insidious. Someone I know referenced a Simpsons episode set in the future where Marge â€œYou know, Fox turned into a hardcore sex channel so gradually, I didn’t even notice.â€ Yeah, thatâ€™s how I feel too. Even if Fox did refrain from continuing on with Temptation Island, thereâ€™s really no way they can avoid their destiny as a hard-core sex station. Whatâ€™s really funny is how conservative the news coverage on Fox is â€“ itâ€™s interesting that they can flip from being utterly â€œimmoralâ€ and salacious, to conservative and straight-laced. Sometimes, during the same newscast!
Oh, hereâ€™s another kick in the pants. I was making this beautiful hat but I was in such a guilty hurry (still havenâ€™t finished Christmas presents! Aaah!) that I didnâ€™t check my gauge, and therefore, the hat is very much too big (the way it should be is in the middle). So instead Iâ€™m wearing it flipped up, like the swiss miss. Iâ€™m going to try to felt it down tonight. Boy, I hope it works. I love the hat, and the argentinian raw wool yarn I used was fantastic, bits and pieces of vegetable matter not-with-standing. The moral? Always, always check your gauge. I knew that, and still I was somehow mildly surprised when it came out so large! And I always have to go down in needle-size, too. Dummy!
Another kick in the pants: I found I had not given one of my reccommenders the form for one of my schools. Ah! I had to ask someone here early in the AM to do one for me as fast as possible. He did, and I owe him a big old favor. And some beer, I think.
I did have a super fantastic morning despite having to get the last minute recommendation done. I went down to cooper, dropped everything off, and got a chai latte from the Mudtruck. They make them so good there. And then I read one of my new books on the way back up to work. It was all together splendid to sit on the train with my yum drink and a good book.
And this weekend, Gabulo is having a margarita party! So thatâ€™ll be fun too, except for the part where I donâ€™t know what to wear to a margarita party. Hm. I have some fake flowers, I guess thatâ€™s always appropriate.
The weather last night was dee-vine. Really. It was cool, but not cold (maybe it was 35 degrees. Balmy). And, it was kind of damp out. It was how I imagine winters in the pacific northwest are, all cool and not quite foggy, but the air feels heavy and wet. It was really very nice.