Friday, October 15, 2004

Enough Whinging and Bitching On This Blog.

Here are the things I am grateful for: Great knitting blogger buddies! You are all absolutely phenomenal. You have made me smile and warm me to the bottom of my knitting soul. And you know who you are, each and every one of you!!! My credit union people- I am no longer the psychotic jumping off Pont Neuf lady. I am broke (builds a grad student's character right??) thanks to the fees but all is reinstituted with my account. Broke, check; psychotic, check; jumping off ¨Pont Neuf- not today :) Have you joined a credit union yet? SOOOO Worth it Y'All!!! This blog for making me laugh my ass off. Go Stitchy Mc. Yarn Pants! Ben and Jerry’s Icecream. I caved and treated myself to Oatmeal Cookie Dough. Divinity has been found! Cinnamon Icecream, Oatmeal Cookie Dough and bits of Chocolate (caramel would have been better), in the cold. Put a spring in my step. Voting. I always thought it was a big deal, but being an “expat” in today’s world, my vote means that much more. Sitting down to read the pamphlet, looking up information on both sides and making my decisions; all make me feel like I am a citizen. Marion Winik’s book Rules for the Unruly: Living an Unconventional Life. It is my bible. French Macaroons- F*CK being broke, I am getting me a La Duree cookie today. I am worth it damnit! Walking daily from the Pantheon to rue St. Michel and having a straight view of the Luxembourg Gardens and Eiffel Tower. Even better when I need a break at night and go to watch the Tower sparkle! The very nice university security men who let me stay in the computer lab last night (waiting desperately for the email from my bank) well after it is supposed to shut. He said I could stay till they shut the building (5 hours later!). I have hot water in the shower and water pressure. It's not perfect but infinitely better. The power of a pissed landlord, the power of a SHOWER!! Jumping my own ass to accomplish some of the little things; like sending posties and my SP3 gift, damn I have been meaning to do that for a while! For having knit this three years ago. I LOVE that scarf (pictures to come soon). It's pretty, I feel all fashionable wearing it, it is fuzzy softness incarnate and warm. Music, I love dancing and bouncing around the apartment. No one is looking and I don’t care if they are. I am dancing because I cannot control my body around music, and I feel better having danced a bit. I got my first Interweave Knits Mag from Jenanne today- you made my day for walking in the rain. I smiled when opening the post box By the time I hit send on this post I will have finished the applications from hell and passed two deadlines. There may be more of em this month, but I am going to savour this evening before I think about tomorrow.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on having the shower fixed! French plumbers sound just as bad as the Dutch! ;) My heart went out to you! Your blog makes me laugh - A Knitter with Attitude Yes! :) (Greetings from Amsterdam Netherlands - not so far away from you!) ~Lydia~

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad things are looking up!!! hopefully you'll get the package that I sent you really soon :) Then you'll have a smile on your face for sure!!
Your Secret Pal ;-)

7:55 PM  
Blogger Stinkerbell said...

thanks SP
looking forward to it!

7:59 PM  
Blogger FaerieLady said...

Aww. bitch and whine as much as you want. I bitch and whine too! Sometimes it's good for ya. You ARE worth that cookie and the ice cream... treat yourself!

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay, things are looking up!

have a great weekend!

11:52 PM  
Blogger Adele said...


I'm started my cardigan. You can check it all out on my blog -

I'm going with Zara by Filatura di Crosa. 100% Merino Wool.

Sorry to hear you're not loving the cecilia yarn. Hopefully it will turn out to your liking regardless. It's a beauty of a garment.

Btw, if you need any help with the pattern - ask. I have the English version.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

Okay, totally jealous about the Oatmeal Cookie Dough Ice Cream. I haven't seen any in St. Louis yet. Have some more for me...

5:09 AM  

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