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Blathering to take my mind of the blergy.

With many thanks to vimsig for the delightfully appropriate new icon.

Crashing very badly. Feel like death warmed up, body heavy, arms and legs floppy. Noises are getting too loud. Although I am, in fact, listening to the radio. Very quietly. Right now it's the Ramones. I love the Ramones, to the point that I even like End Of The Century, the documentary about The Ramones (and for me to like a doco about any band or muso is remarkable. Let's face it, even the good ones usually make lousy subjects).

But I must be the only Ramones fan in the world who keeps them at 'barely audible'.

Did I mention that I knitted a Joey Ramone doll for my friend Ecks last year? I think he liked it. Well it made him giggle, which was very much the intention.

Have bailed out of a social occasion I would really like to have been at (someone's birthday) and at the moment I feel like I'll be doing well to make it out on New Year's, and that's just to the do round the corner.

Well I had been a bit of a doing-bear for a while. Now I am not. Alas.

Last two nights sleep has not occurred until commencement of birdsong. One night of that is okay, two is a bit much and starts to fuck up the ME/CFS symptoms. CPAP went out the window at 4:30AM this morning because if you're lying there for hours not sleeping the noise just feels louder and louder and all the little shift and tweakes of the mask start to bug you. Oh and then (entirely unrelated)the bloody legs started twitching - although at least this means I know some of it can probably be attributed to premenstrual stuff and not a total meltdown.

Eventually I got up and had a nice warm shower, which I think helped. As did far more valium than I usually need on bad nights.


Oh and after recent chatter, I'm now totally sold on having a menopause party when it finally happens. Bugger the angst, I'm going to fucking party and see how far I have to go to get arrested for disturbing the peace. I'm going to be an old slapper.


Hee. 3PBS right now is nice - it's nostalgia for people who listened to PBS when they were in their late teens, which was... me. Yep, Ramones, The Cramps, and a bunch of other people like that. Bugger all those golden oldies stations doing 'Dock Of The Bay' for the fifth time in an hour, interspersed with Huey Lewis and The News or Dragon. Fucking hated it then, still fucking hate it now.

And bugger trying (right now) to actually enjoy anything I don't already know.


Am fantasising about having enough money to buy beautiful things.


Good craftspeople should be paid good money. I was looking at some silk scarves I own. Not artistically innovative I guess(I always feel I need to apologise for the stuff I like that isn't cutting edge), but handpainted with extraordinary skill and good artistic vision. (Well that's what I reckon, anyway). Botanical - one of bottlebrush and one of Sturt Desert Pea. I bought them in the early 90's, down in Tasmania, pre-internet, and am now trying to trace the artist via google (name of Els Hayward) but I can only find references to this name with regard to birdwatching.

Mind you, the birdwatcher in question is also in Tasmania, so I guess I could get in touch and find out if this is her, and if she still has work available. Although if she's kept working, I wouldn't be surprised if she's moved way out of my price range. Hopefully she won't think I'm a creepy stalker.

Not scarves I'd ever wear, but to my mind, really good silk paintings that I'd be having framed so I can gawp at them every day.

Um. Given my recent spendthrift ways, this is probably not really the time to be buying art for art's sake. But kind of interesting that's what I want to do now that I've determined I'm to buy no new books, yarn or techno-toys for a while.

At least I'm being honest! I'm not pretending I'd be doing anything more than looking and admiring. But I do own some beautiful things already. Maybe I should do a photo project with that wizzy new camera (that I still don't know how to use properly).


No doubt I have blathered enough. Happy to say it's taken my mind of my sticky, stiff and gluey feeling body, but I think these arms will be slipping right off the keyboard if I don't stop soon.

There is takeaway food in my future, I can feel it. Probably from a local Vietnames place that home delivers and does pho with really *nice* tripe, as opposed to the chewy thin strips you usually get.


Oooh, now it's Tom Waits. Is it just me or is his music kind of sexy?


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Dec. 29th, 2008 08:50 am (UTC)
I don't think there's likely to be many Els Haywards in Tasmania. A message would probably be flattering, not stalkerish. Go for it :).
Dec. 29th, 2008 09:21 am (UTC)
A crone party is definitely a good idea. I'll certainly be celebrating.
Going out on NYE? wow.
Dec. 29th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
I love the new icon. Also the concept of a menopause party. I'd say that would be definitely cause for celebration. Surely fertility could be organised in a better way?
Dec. 29th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
You knitted a Ramone! You are my hero!

And no, I don't turn them up much these days myself.
Dec. 29th, 2008 10:19 am (UTC)
Why thankyou.

Here he is, on the flickr site I use for Ravelry, because I don't think I can link you directly there.

The pattern was from one of the Stitch'n'Bitch books.
Dec. 29th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)
really like the pattern for the lilac beanie - is it made with short rows?
Dec. 30th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
No, it's a rib pattern...I'll look it up and get back to you.

You so should get a Ravelry account.
Dec. 29th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
Your knitting prowess amazes me.
That doll is great!

Can I come to the menopause party even though I've been done for a while? I'll be the crone supreme!
Dec. 30th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
You shall be Mistress Of Ceremonies!

And thankyou.
Dec. 29th, 2008 12:32 pm (UTC)
Methinks the design of CPAP machines is lacking a very, very long connecting tube, so that the noise generating device can be in a different room entirely.

Sadly, I don't know anyone who makes CPAP machines, nor for that matter, any makers of very long tubes.
Dec. 30th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
Or we could use a rocket and parking the damn thing on the moon.
Dec. 29th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
Yep I agree! 3PBS was hitting it's straps last night at that time. I was out in the shed cleaning and I really dug it too.

Also you have a pretty weird set of photos.... To me, it pretty much qualifies as knitting and/or yarn pron.

I liked the Joey Doll.
Dec. 30th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's a bit random - that's where photos go to be uploaded to Ravelry, unfortunately I can't link directly.
Dec. 30th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
stalking can be good. i met another seller in etsy chat whose photographs i loved, and i especially obsessed over one in particular. i wrote about her on my etsy blog, and msged her to let her know that she was featured:


and then featured her in a collection of listings that i curated. i wrote to her and apologized for stalking.

my etsy blog is on wordpress, which has blog stats. i've probably had 10 hits from her in the past two weeks. so the stalking is going both ways!

also, love the icon.
Jan. 4th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
I've had a couple of weeks recently where the birdsong send off to sleep has featured. And I'm buggered. Insomnia is a cruel, cruel mistress.

And unless Tom Waits is actually singing (which, yes, is hella sexy), I generally feel he sounds like somebody's attached a lobster to his nuts. ;P
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