wahlee: (Kronk)
I passed! No qualifications!

All I have to do is turn in my final thesis to the library and I am DONE with my MA.

I almost can't believe it.

*does a happy dance of joy*
wahlee: (Nothing ever fatigues me)
My defense is at 12:00 on Friday.

I'm starting to freak out.

One hour of the defense is focused on the thesis, and considering how much time I've spent thinking about all the issues surround that blasted thing, I'm not too awfully scared about that part.

But the other hour is about my coursework. You know, those classes that I took anywhere from 3-5 years ago? Yeah.

I've been trying to review the literature I read, but there's simply no way to do 3 years worth of courses in two weeks (especially when some of it consists of 1400-page out-of-print novels :P). So I'll do the best I can, then cross my fingers and hope for the best.


Especially since I want to get my graduation present. :D
wahlee: (Nothing ever fatigues me)
My defense is at 12:00 on Friday.

I'm starting to freak out.

One hour of the defense is focused on the thesis, and considering how much time I've spent thinking about all the issues surround that blasted thing, I'm not too awfully scared about that part.

But the other hour is about my coursework. You know, those classes that I took anywhere from 3-5 years ago? Yeah.

I've been trying to review the literature I read, but there's simply no way to do 3 years worth of courses in two weeks (especially when some of it consists of 1400-page out-of-print novels :P). So I'll do the best I can, then cross my fingers and hope for the best.


Especially since I want to get my graduation present. :D
wahlee: (Ten is Love)
In addition to our new addition (yay!) there are actual things going on in my life.

1) I've had to ask for another week on Chapter 4. Life got in the way. So now I have until next Thursday (had to go down for a mandatory meeting anyway, so we're doing it Thursday instead of Tuesday), hopefully with Chapter 4 in hand and a bit of Chapter 3 done too.

2) Last week I went to 4 job interviews (one was a second interview) and none ended up with an actual offer. Although one of the places said I was in their top 3, and another asked if they could keep my resume on file. Feels a bit like damning with faint praise. *sigh* Another interview tomorrow, at a dermatologist's office.

3) I got to play with [livejournal.com profile] cuteculturechic last week, though. Outlet shopping and Hires Big H. That was good.

4) I went to my doctor one last time to make sure everything's okay before I lose my benefits (today). He did a cholesterol and blood sugar test. Both are higher than he wants them to be. Not diabetes yet, not anything that medication would help yet, but diet and exercise, he tells me, and lose some of that weight, too. So I'm heading full-throttle into Intuitive Eating. I've dabbled with it before, but haven't ever done the whole program. So far, it's good. Very good.

5) My fannish interests have changed slightly. This was brought home to me when, the other night, my sister and I put in the DVD of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire solely for the purpose of watching any and all scenes in which Barty Crouch, Jr. appeared. We're also planning on having t-shirts made with the phrase "The angels have the phone box" and wearing them to Disneyland. Yup. We're that far gone.
wahlee: (Ten is Love)
In addition to our new addition (yay!) there are actual things going on in my life.

1) I've had to ask for another week on Chapter 4. Life got in the way. So now I have until next Thursday (had to go down for a mandatory meeting anyway, so we're doing it Thursday instead of Tuesday), hopefully with Chapter 4 in hand and a bit of Chapter 3 done too.

2) Last week I went to 4 job interviews (one was a second interview) and none ended up with an actual offer. Although one of the places said I was in their top 3, and another asked if they could keep my resume on file. Feels a bit like damning with faint praise. *sigh* Another interview tomorrow, at a dermatologist's office.

3) I got to play with [livejournal.com profile] cuteculturechic last week, though. Outlet shopping and Hires Big H. That was good.

4) I went to my doctor one last time to make sure everything's okay before I lose my benefits (today). He did a cholesterol and blood sugar test. Both are higher than he wants them to be. Not diabetes yet, not anything that medication would help yet, but diet and exercise, he tells me, and lose some of that weight, too. So I'm heading full-throttle into Intuitive Eating. I've dabbled with it before, but haven't ever done the whole program. So far, it's good. Very good.

5) My fannish interests have changed slightly. This was brought home to me when, the other night, my sister and I put in the DVD of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire solely for the purpose of watching any and all scenes in which Barty Crouch, Jr. appeared. We're also planning on having t-shirts made with the phrase "The angels have the phone box" and wearing them to Disneyland. Yup. We're that far gone.
wahlee: (Nothing ever fatigues me)
1) I got my hair cut. Really cut. As in, it hasn't been this short since I was in 2nd grade. I also put in highlights and lowlights. I'll take a decent picture of it soon. I'm getting no end of compliments on it.

2) The new carpet is going in my bedroom tomorrow. Yayness! This means I have to move the remainder of my stuff (my bed, computer desk, bedside bookshelf, and deskside bookshelf) out of my room tonight, and will be sleeping on the futon. Boo. And then I get to put my room back together. More boo. It'll be nice to have all my books available and on my bookshelves again, though. I've been living off only those I could fit on my bedside shelf, which is only about 25/30 books. Eek! At least this included all my Austens. :P

3) My dad has gout. Seriously. It seems to be somewhat of a side effect of his kidney disease (as it's caused by uric acid, which is of course found in higher levels when the kidney isn't functioning properly) rather than because he drinks a lot of wine and eats a lot of red meat (because he doesn't :P), and it hurts. A lot. But we've all been joking about going to Bath to take the waters and having great big white bandages and needing crutches from the missionary barrels but getting a doll instead (who recognizes THAT convoluted movie reference, huh?). My niece also had a very mild case of the croup over the weekend, so my family's all up with Victorian diseases recently. What's next, I wonder? Cholera? Ague? Consumption? Or maybe we can get away with just an attack of the vapours.

4) Due to the painting and general room renovation, work on the thesis has slowed rather. I expect it to pick up shortly.
wahlee: (Nothing ever fatigues me)
1) I got my hair cut. Really cut. As in, it hasn't been this short since I was in 2nd grade. I also put in highlights and lowlights. I'll take a decent picture of it soon. I'm getting no end of compliments on it.

2) The new carpet is going in my bedroom tomorrow. Yayness! This means I have to move the remainder of my stuff (my bed, computer desk, bedside bookshelf, and deskside bookshelf) out of my room tonight, and will be sleeping on the futon. Boo. And then I get to put my room back together. More boo. It'll be nice to have all my books available and on my bookshelves again, though. I've been living off only those I could fit on my bedside shelf, which is only about 25/30 books. Eek! At least this included all my Austens. :P

3) My dad has gout. Seriously. It seems to be somewhat of a side effect of his kidney disease (as it's caused by uric acid, which is of course found in higher levels when the kidney isn't functioning properly) rather than because he drinks a lot of wine and eats a lot of red meat (because he doesn't :P), and it hurts. A lot. But we've all been joking about going to Bath to take the waters and having great big white bandages and needing crutches from the missionary barrels but getting a doll instead (who recognizes THAT convoluted movie reference, huh?). My niece also had a very mild case of the croup over the weekend, so my family's all up with Victorian diseases recently. What's next, I wonder? Cholera? Ague? Consumption? Or maybe we can get away with just an attack of the vapours.

4) Due to the painting and general room renovation, work on the thesis has slowed rather. I expect it to pick up shortly.
wahlee: (Itches!)
I woke up this morning to at least 6" of snow. Driving to work was a nightmare, as none of the roads I usually take had been plowed. At all. Now, I'm pretty good at driving in the snow, but the Prius was sliding around at 12 miles an hour. It was kinda freaky. Got to work okay, though. It did make me miss Lizzy that much more. Lizzy is better in the snow than the Prius.

It's okay, though, 'cause Lizzy is coming home tomorrow! They painted her yesterday, and were re-assembling her today. Apparently her new trunk lid was originally champagne-colored, and her new bumper was dark blue. And they couldn't find a DX model trunk for her, so the back insert was going to be the standard gray kind instead of the spiffy-used-for-that-model-year-only red one. Buying a brand-new one was going to cost $400. But then dad talked to the body shop guy today, and he said that the original one wasn't really that damaged. So he's putting Lizzy's back on, until we can find a completely undamaged one. It also means that Lizzy will be missing the "DX" sticker-thingy on the trunk, but dad found one on eBay for $6. :P

Can you tell I'm excited about getting my car back? :P

I changed my layout, because I'm determined to look at my thesis with an "I can do it" attitude instead of a "I can't do it" attitude (more on that later, maybe). So, no more writer's block. Fountain pen instead, oh yes. I love fountain pens. I cleaned my room the other day (gasp! My carpet is, indeed, still pink) and found mine. I thought about bringing it to work, but with my luck, it'd probably get stolen. My black Pilot G2 .07 pens tend to disappear unless I put a "FRONT DESK--DO NOT REMOVE" flag on them. I guess I could hide it.

I'm going to Disneyland in April! Whoot! With my sister ([livejournal.com profile] thelittletwin) and her BFF Sarah, right after Lisa's finals end. And I mean RIGHT after. 'Cause Disneyland is doing a deal where, if you go to the park on April 24 or before, you can get a 5-day Park Hopper pass for the price of a 3-day. And Lisa's last final is April 23rd, at 1:00 pm. So, we're flying out that night at about 8, and going to Disney the next day. Staying until Monday, and flying home again at 8:00 that night. I've never been to Disneyland over multiple days before. I wonder how many times I'll manage to squeeze in Pirates? *ponders*

Watched Northanger Abbey last night. Really enjoyed it, although, of course, there were a few things that bugged. I was prepared to hate it, because Mags of Austenblog hated it, and my taste tends to be similar to hers. But I liked it. Quite a lot. It was better than Persuasion, anyway. I'm looking forward to Mansfield Park in a this-is-going-to-be-a-trainwreck kind of way. I have no particular attachment to the novel, you see, so I think I'll be able to enjoy it as Le Bad Cinema (as our local movie guy dubs really really bad flicks), since it's rather obvious I won't be able to enjoy it as Good Cinema. Since they cast Billie Piper as Fanny Price and all. I love Billie Piper, but she simply isn't Fanny Price.

Of course, the small things that they didn't get right in Northanger Abbey have me reading the novel again, even though I reread it only a month or so ago. Not that there's anything wrong with rereading Austen, ever. But I just can't let all of Henry's snarky lines go unappreciated. I lent one of my copies (yes, I have several) to [livejournal.com profile] thelittletwin, too, so soon she too will be reveling in the sexiness that is Henry Tilney.

Oh, and new icon. I love that scene.
wahlee: (Itches!)
I woke up this morning to at least 6" of snow. Driving to work was a nightmare, as none of the roads I usually take had been plowed. At all. Now, I'm pretty good at driving in the snow, but the Prius was sliding around at 12 miles an hour. It was kinda freaky. Got to work okay, though. It did make me miss Lizzy that much more. Lizzy is better in the snow than the Prius.

It's okay, though, 'cause Lizzy is coming home tomorrow! They painted her yesterday, and were re-assembling her today. Apparently her new trunk lid was originally champagne-colored, and her new bumper was dark blue. And they couldn't find a DX model trunk for her, so the back insert was going to be the standard gray kind instead of the spiffy-used-for-that-model-year-only red one. Buying a brand-new one was going to cost $400. But then dad talked to the body shop guy today, and he said that the original one wasn't really that damaged. So he's putting Lizzy's back on, until we can find a completely undamaged one. It also means that Lizzy will be missing the "DX" sticker-thingy on the trunk, but dad found one on eBay for $6. :P

Can you tell I'm excited about getting my car back? :P

I changed my layout, because I'm determined to look at my thesis with an "I can do it" attitude instead of a "I can't do it" attitude (more on that later, maybe). So, no more writer's block. Fountain pen instead, oh yes. I love fountain pens. I cleaned my room the other day (gasp! My carpet is, indeed, still pink) and found mine. I thought about bringing it to work, but with my luck, it'd probably get stolen. My black Pilot G2 .07 pens tend to disappear unless I put a "FRONT DESK--DO NOT REMOVE" flag on them. I guess I could hide it.

I'm going to Disneyland in April! Whoot! With my sister ([livejournal.com profile] thelittletwin) and her BFF Sarah, right after Lisa's finals end. And I mean RIGHT after. 'Cause Disneyland is doing a deal where, if you go to the park on April 24 or before, you can get a 5-day Park Hopper pass for the price of a 3-day. And Lisa's last final is April 23rd, at 1:00 pm. So, we're flying out that night at about 8, and going to Disney the next day. Staying until Monday, and flying home again at 8:00 that night. I've never been to Disneyland over multiple days before. I wonder how many times I'll manage to squeeze in Pirates? *ponders*

Watched Northanger Abbey last night. Really enjoyed it, although, of course, there were a few things that bugged. I was prepared to hate it, because Mags of Austenblog hated it, and my taste tends to be similar to hers. But I liked it. Quite a lot. It was better than Persuasion, anyway. I'm looking forward to Mansfield Park in a this-is-going-to-be-a-trainwreck kind of way. I have no particular attachment to the novel, you see, so I think I'll be able to enjoy it as Le Bad Cinema (as our local movie guy dubs really really bad flicks), since it's rather obvious I won't be able to enjoy it as Good Cinema. Since they cast Billie Piper as Fanny Price and all. I love Billie Piper, but she simply isn't Fanny Price.

Of course, the small things that they didn't get right in Northanger Abbey have me reading the novel again, even though I reread it only a month or so ago. Not that there's anything wrong with rereading Austen, ever. But I just can't let all of Henry's snarky lines go unappreciated. I lent one of my copies (yes, I have several) to [livejournal.com profile] thelittletwin, too, so soon she too will be reveling in the sexiness that is Henry Tilney.

Oh, and new icon. I love that scene.
wahlee: (Itches!)
I woke up this morning to at least 6" of snow. Driving to work was a nightmare, as none of the roads I usually take had been plowed. At all. Now, I'm pretty good at driving in the snow, but the Prius was sliding around at 12 miles an hour. It was kinda freaky. Got to work okay, though. It did make me miss Lizzy that much more. Lizzy is better in the snow than the Prius.

It's okay, though, 'cause Lizzy is coming home tomorrow! They painted her yesterday, and were re-assembling her today. Apparently her new trunk lid was originally champagne-colored, and her new bumper was dark blue. And they couldn't find a DX model trunk for her, so the back insert was going to be the standard gray kind instead of the spiffy-used-for-that-model-year-only red one. Buying a brand-new one was going to cost $400. But then dad talked to the body shop guy today, and he said that the original one wasn't really that damaged. So he's putting Lizzy's back on, until we can find a completely undamaged one. It also means that Lizzy will be missing the "DX" sticker-thingy on the trunk, but dad found one on eBay for $6. :P

Can you tell I'm excited about getting my car back? :P

I changed my layout, because I'm determined to look at my thesis with an "I can do it" attitude instead of a "I can't do it" attitude (more on that later, maybe). So, no more writer's block. Fountain pen instead, oh yes. I love fountain pens. I cleaned my room the other day (gasp! My carpet is, indeed, still pink) and found mine. I thought about bringing it to work, but with my luck, it'd probably get stolen. My black Pilot G2 .07 pens tend to disappear unless I put a "FRONT DESK--DO NOT REMOVE" flag on them. I guess I could hide it.

I'm going to Disneyland in April! Whoot! With my sister ([livejournal.com profile] thelittletwin) and her BFF Sarah, right after Lisa's finals end. And I mean RIGHT after. 'Cause Disneyland is doing a deal where, if you go to the park on April 24 or before, you can get a 5-day Park Hopper pass for the price of a 3-day. And Lisa's last final is April 23rd, at 1:00 pm. So, we're flying out that night at about 8, and going to Disney the next day. Staying until Monday, and flying home again at 8:00 that night. I've never been to Disneyland over multiple days before. I wonder how many times I'll manage to squeeze in Pirates? *ponders*

Watched Northanger Abbey last night. Really enjoyed it, although, of course, there were a few things that bugged. I was prepared to hate it, because Mags of Austenblog hated it, and my taste tends to be similar to hers. But I liked it. Quite a lot. It was better than Persuasion, anyway. I'm looking forward to Mansfield Park in a this-is-going-to-be-a-trainwreck kind of way. I have no particular attachment to the novel, you see, so I think I'll be able to enjoy it as Le Bad Cinema (as our local movie guy dubs really really bad flicks), since it's rather obvious I won't be able to enjoy it as Good Cinema. Since they cast Billie Piper as Fanny Price and all. I love Billie Piper, but she simply isn't Fanny Price.

Of course, the small things that they didn't get right in Northanger Abbey have me reading the novel again, even though I reread it only a month or so ago. Not that there's anything wrong with rereading Austen, ever. But I just can't let all of Henry's snarky lines go unappreciated. I lent one of my copies (yes, I have several) to [livejournal.com profile] thelittletwin, too, so soon she too will be reveling in the sexiness that is Henry Tilney.

Oh, and new icon. I love that scene.
wahlee: (I Will Not Allow Books to Prove Anything)
So, a couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about genres and how the academy pretty much dismisses genre fiction out of hand. In it, I mentioned that I have Issues with Critical Theory, but that that was a whole nother post. Well. Here it is.

Why I Hate Critical Theory )


So, what does this mean? It means that after I finish my MA thesis, I'm done. No applying to PhD programs. No retaking the GRE lit exam. It's taken me 3 years to realize it, but it's not for me. Maybe it could have been. I don't know. When I started thinking of doing an MA in English, it felt very right. Maybe that was because of the lessons I needed to learn, not because of the career path. But I've met with nothing but uncertainty, failure, and panic attacks since starting grad school, and I don't think it's a good idea to keep going.

So what am I going to do instead? I'm going to get my MLS. I want to be a Youth Services librarian in a public library. Librarians are semi-in-demand here in Utah, because there are no MLS programs in the state. It will mean two more years of school and a bucketload of student loans, because I'll have to pay out-of-state tuition. But it feels right. My front-runner program is an online one at the University of Arizona. You see I've done my research.

And it's amazing. I made this decision a few weeks ago. And since then, I've felt the most amazing sense of peace. And drive. I've been doing meaningful research on my thesis. I should be able to write again soon (although I haven't tried it, but I have high hopes). It's like this enormous weight of personal expectations has been lifted off my shoulders. To paraphrase Lois McMaster Bujold, maybe I just needed to free my brain.
wahlee: (I Will Not Allow Books to Prove Anything)
So, a couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about genres and how the academy pretty much dismisses genre fiction out of hand. In it, I mentioned that I have Issues with Critical Theory, but that that was a whole nother post. Well. Here it is.

Why I Hate Critical Theory )


So, what does this mean? It means that after I finish my MA thesis, I'm done. No applying to PhD programs. No retaking the GRE lit exam. It's taken me 3 years to realize it, but it's not for me. Maybe it could have been. I don't know. When I started thinking of doing an MA in English, it felt very right. Maybe that was because of the lessons I needed to learn, not because of the career path. But I've met with nothing but uncertainty, failure, and panic attacks since starting grad school, and I don't think it's a good idea to keep going.

So what am I going to do instead? I'm going to get my MLS. I want to be a Youth Services librarian in a public library. Librarians are semi-in-demand here in Utah, because there are no MLS programs in the state. It will mean two more years of school and a bucketload of student loans, because I'll have to pay out-of-state tuition. But it feels right. My front-runner program is an online one at the University of Arizona. You see I've done my research.

And it's amazing. I made this decision a few weeks ago. And since then, I've felt the most amazing sense of peace. And drive. I've been doing meaningful research on my thesis. I should be able to write again soon (although I haven't tried it, but I have high hopes). It's like this enormous weight of personal expectations has been lifted off my shoulders. To paraphrase Lois McMaster Bujold, maybe I just needed to free my brain.
wahlee: (Intolerably Stupid)
Note: Many thanks and respect to [livejournal.com profile] robinmckinley, whose recent post and encouragement got me to finally type this out.

I've been thinking. About the kind of reading I do, and what that means to my chosen profession.

And I just wrote almost 2000 words on this, but I can't write 10 of my thesis. *sigh* )

No wonder I can't write my thesis. I don't even know if that's what I want to be when I grow up.
wahlee: (Intolerably Stupid)
Note: Many thanks and respect to [livejournal.com profile] robinmckinley, whose recent post and encouragement got me to finally type this out.

I've been thinking. About the kind of reading I do, and what that means to my chosen profession.

And I just wrote almost 2000 words on this, but I can't write 10 of my thesis. *sigh* )

No wonder I can't write my thesis. I don't even know if that's what I want to be when I grow up.
wahlee: (King)
Or, you know, anyone familiar with Catholic doctrine and dogma.

As you may or may not know, my thesis topic is J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It posits that one of the ways in which the novel is "fundamentally Catholic" is in the way Tolkien depicts the relationship between master and servant. I argue (well, I will) that the various master/servant relationships illustrate the many ways in which men interact with God, and sometimes also how God's servants interact with each other.

Now, no one has written on this topic before-- at least, not that I've been able to find. This in not necessarily a bad thing, as it makes it easier to write the two chapters in which I analyze the books themselves. I'm basically going to be doing a close reading. But it does make it harder for me to base my arguments in context. And I desperately want to make sure I'm understanding where Tolkien would have been coming from with this.

My second chapter, then, explores the precedent that Tolkien might be playing with. I'm looking at the historical feudal relationship (as it was understood at the time; newer research has changed our understanding, apparently), and the way that such relationships were depicted in the literature Tolkien loved and was familiar with, like Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and other medieval literature. And then I want to look at the religious precedent.

The problem is, my knowledge of Catholic doctrine and dogma on this subject is practically nonexistent, and I'm unsure how to research it. I know, though, that there are quite a few Catholics on my flist, and so I'm asking for your help.

What English translation of the Bible do Catholics usually read? Has it changed since the early 20th century? I know Tolkien knew Latin and could therefore rely on the Vulgate (which is the official Latin Bible, right?) but I can't read Latin, and therefore need to rely on an English translation. But the only one I've ever used is the King James Version, which I know Catholics decidedly don't use.

Beyond that, I'm trying to find anywhere in Catholic thought that might describe the relationship between God and Man using the master/servant metaphor. Does the Catholic church have an official catechism? And again, is it the same as it was in Tolkien's day? What about early church fathers, or official edicts, or some such thing? If Tolkien were a Mormon, I'd know exactly where to go to find such things, but since he was a Catholic, I'm stumped. I really don't even know where to start.

And I'm sure I just showed my complete and utter ignorance concerning Catholicism. I knew I should have taken that Comparative Religion class as an undergrad. . .
wahlee: (King)
Or, you know, anyone familiar with Catholic doctrine and dogma.

As you may or may not know, my thesis topic is J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It posits that one of the ways in which the novel is "fundamentally Catholic" is in the way Tolkien depicts the relationship between master and servant. I argue (well, I will) that the various master/servant relationships illustrate the many ways in which men interact with God, and sometimes also how God's servants interact with each other.

Now, no one has written on this topic before-- at least, not that I've been able to find. This in not necessarily a bad thing, as it makes it easier to write the two chapters in which I analyze the books themselves. I'm basically going to be doing a close reading. But it does make it harder for me to base my arguments in context. And I desperately want to make sure I'm understanding where Tolkien would have been coming from with this.

My second chapter, then, explores the precedent that Tolkien might be playing with. I'm looking at the historical feudal relationship (as it was understood at the time; newer research has changed our understanding, apparently), and the way that such relationships were depicted in the literature Tolkien loved and was familiar with, like Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and other medieval literature. And then I want to look at the religious precedent.

The problem is, my knowledge of Catholic doctrine and dogma on this subject is practically nonexistent, and I'm unsure how to research it. I know, though, that there are quite a few Catholics on my flist, and so I'm asking for your help.

What English translation of the Bible do Catholics usually read? Has it changed since the early 20th century? I know Tolkien knew Latin and could therefore rely on the Vulgate (which is the official Latin Bible, right?) but I can't read Latin, and therefore need to rely on an English translation. But the only one I've ever used is the King James Version, which I know Catholics decidedly don't use.

Beyond that, I'm trying to find anywhere in Catholic thought that might describe the relationship between God and Man using the master/servant metaphor. Does the Catholic church have an official catechism? And again, is it the same as it was in Tolkien's day? What about early church fathers, or official edicts, or some such thing? If Tolkien were a Mormon, I'd know exactly where to go to find such things, but since he was a Catholic, I'm stumped. I really don't even know where to start.

And I'm sure I just showed my complete and utter ignorance concerning Catholicism. I knew I should have taken that Comparative Religion class as an undergrad. . .
wahlee: (Lizzy)
([livejournal.com profile] divinemum nudged me. So, here I am. :P)

Anyway. A tangled mess. That is what I have managed to make out of my 100% hemp yarn. That's what I get for thinking that I could wind it into a ball without the aid of a swift or even a chair back. It will probably take an hour to untangle. Joy. It's a pretty color, though. A very nice blue. And the gray skein looks really nice with it. Will make some nice dishcloths.

If I ever get it untangled, that is. :P

My title also feels like a good metaphor for how I feel about my life at the moment, but I don't want to go into that.

cut because I've just realized how long this is )

In much, much happier news-- BYU Football officially begins a week from Saturday. I've been haunting fanboards. I've been eagerly gobbling up practice reports. I attended the Women's Football Clinic and the Big Blue Bash. I nearly kissed our season tickets. I've changed my cell ringtone to "Rise and Shout," and I get giddy every time I hear it. I ADORE football.
wahlee: (Lizzy)
([livejournal.com profile] divinemum nudged me. So, here I am. :P)

Anyway. A tangled mess. That is what I have managed to make out of my 100% hemp yarn. That's what I get for thinking that I could wind it into a ball without the aid of a swift or even a chair back. It will probably take an hour to untangle. Joy. It's a pretty color, though. A very nice blue. And the gray skein looks really nice with it. Will make some nice dishcloths.

If I ever get it untangled, that is. :P

My title also feels like a good metaphor for how I feel about my life at the moment, but I don't want to go into that.

cut because I've just realized how long this is )

In much, much happier news-- BYU Football officially begins a week from Saturday. I've been haunting fanboards. I've been eagerly gobbling up practice reports. I attended the Women's Football Clinic and the Big Blue Bash. I nearly kissed our season tickets. I've changed my cell ringtone to "Rise and Shout," and I get giddy every time I hear it. I ADORE football.
wahlee: (Lizzy)
([livejournal.com profile] divinemum nudged me. So, here I am. :P)

Anyway. A tangled mess. That is what I have managed to make out of my 100% hemp yarn. That's what I get for thinking that I could wind it into a ball without the aid of a swift or even a chair back. It will probably take an hour to untangle. Joy. It's a pretty color, though. A very nice blue. And the gray skein looks really nice with it. Will make some nice dishcloths.

If I ever get it untangled, that is. :P

My title also feels like a good metaphor for how I feel about my life at the moment, but I don't want to go into that.

cut because I've just realized how long this is )

In much, much happier news-- BYU Football officially begins a week from Saturday. I've been haunting fanboards. I've been eagerly gobbling up practice reports. I attended the Women's Football Clinic and the Big Blue Bash. I nearly kissed our season tickets. I've changed my cell ringtone to "Rise and Shout," and I get giddy every time I hear it. I ADORE football.
wahlee: (Whimsical)
I've been meaning to writeup my California trip, but I haven't yet uploaded my pictures (can't find my cord again, dangit), so I'm still putting it off. In the meantime, here's a few random thoughts that have filtered through my mind lately:

No, seriously. This is really completely random. )

I think I'm going to get a salad for lunch. After the hot chocolate and the pudding pie, I'm feeling a bit heavy. Now, to get it from Wendy's, or Rumbi? *ponders*

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