October 20th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

I had visitors on Friday. Which pretty much made it the best day ever. Nevin and proud Mama Megan were in town. The kid is quite exceptional, he likes good art, and at only 8 weeks old! What a sweet boy. I lurrrves him.

October 14th, 2008 | 2 Comments »

I met the man that was almost my grandfather today. I’d heard that Mr. Joiner and his lovely wife moved to “The Home” (a swanky retirement community where my grandmother lives) sometime last year. Apparently, she “dated” him for a time way, way, way back in the day while attending North Fulton High School in Atlanta. Apparently that romance was nipped in the bud by a one James Aaren McAllister (my late grandfather, who was quite handsome and insistent that she no longer date any other) and this was a good thing too because my mother would have probably been named Gladys Agnes Joiner instead of Rebecca McAllister. (I think she is very lucky for that twist of fate) Not to mention, who knows what I would have ended up looking like. I might of actually been born someone else, or a boy (shudders.)

The Joiners came into my place of business today and I totally had to resist the urge to throw my arms around him and screech “Pappy!” because although I would get it (and find endless humor for the rest of the day) it might be a slight bit inappropriate.

I need to post a photo of my grandpa. Wait, here’s one!

I’ll look for some more to scan. I sure miss him.

September 9th, 2008 | 5 Comments »

Lucky for me, “Ike” is heading west. Not so much with the lucky are the Texans. But they grow them butch and rough-and-tumble (and armed) in Texas, so I have no worries about their fortitude to survive such a storm. Thank you Margaret for being our “Hurricane Central” and head cheerleader for operation beach blast off 2008. I’m so out of here next week. This will be my first vacation this year and I’m leaving in three short days. And I will be HERE.

I think it is the understatement of the century to say that I need this trip. I don’t just need this trip, I’m solely surviving presently because this excursion is so eminent. I finished the shawl. I packed three books, a large bottle of vodka and four swimsuits that are all too big in the boobs and the butt. I got my car serviced and washed. I finished painting the main part of my apartment and have all my crap put away. I have someone looking after the kitties and strict instructions at the office to call me at the beach only if someone or something is ON FIRE. I am all set.

All. Set.

Except for this T-shirt. I really need this t-shirt from snorgtees.com but I just don’t think I have the time to ship it for the trip. Oh, well. The vodka will have to be comfort enough.

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August 7th, 2007 | 4 Comments »

So, there is a new start-up local newspaper my place of employment is to be featured in. We received a copy of our article yesterday and to put it delicately, it totally reeked. Full of grammatical errors, tense issues and worse- typos- made my skin crawl. It didn’t even read well from a linear perspective, jumping around in time enough to make you motion sick. So, naturally, I fixed rewrote it.

Well, the editor just asked me if I’d be interested in proofing articles in my spare (snort) time. Only 10-12 short articles every 2 weeks or so.

I told him I would have to think about it, my ‘spare’ time is crucial knitting time, however, with the new computer at home it certainly would be convenient, not to mention the fact that any extra money could potentially enhance my future fiber acquisitions.

Hmmm. I could be a hero of sorts- helping to rid the world of bad grammar and punctuation errors one small newspaper at a time.

I think I’ve made my decision, however, I don’t want him to think I’m ‘easy’. I’ll call him tomorrow with my response.

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July 25th, 2007 | 1 Comment »

My computer arrived in the mail today, I’m going to fetch it after work.

Now, this is my very FIRST home computer.

Ever.

I know what you are thinking- How???!!! Whaaa???!!! (stunned silence.) Well, I managed to get through school using a roommate’s computer or the library or the computer lab, etc. As far as this blog, I write on several posts at a time for a few minutes here and there, on my lunch break, after work, so I’m not taking up any WORK time. I’ve gotten away with not having a home computer for so long because I just have. I go home and am truly ‘unplugged’ from the rest of the world.

I was the last person on the planet to get a cell phone too- back in 2000 or so I think it was. It didn’t bother me not having a phone strapped to my hip everywhere I went, I could just “go” and “be.” It drove everyone else in my universe absolutely batshit not being able to get in touch with me, but I didn’t mind so much, it was a simpler, more peaceful time. Alas, I succumbed. As I am now. The only difference is, I’m excited this time, I’m not being dragged kicking and screaming into the technological revolution.

Now, as I have no land line at home (tee hee- I know) I need an internet provider probably through my cable company. Preferably wireless since my new, slick computer is a laptop and all. It is a Dell something or other. I don’t know which one, ask Ole.

I’m going to knit it a felted case to carry it in, because, naturally, I’m already thinking of an outfit for my new computer.

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