Monday, November 10, 2008

Let it snow

Awful awful news dear readers! I have been unable to attend knitting for the last two weeks due to my terrible school/life issues. I had a major school crisis earlier this week, which had me ranting to my mom on the phone for more than an hour. I almost wanted to quit school with only one semester left ahead of me. I am only sticking with it because it would be foolish of me to quit with only a semester left. This does not mean that I agree with everything my program is doing. It's too bad that I can't make a radical stand and just quit to prove a point. My solution to make me feel better about selling my soul to post-secondary school was to meet with Gary, my program guy. He was very reassuring, and he made us feel better about next semester. I'm still annoyed with having to be in school for something that really and truly doesn't need a real education. I best be getting a sweet salary when I get into the real world.

In other terrible news, I have just learned that Michael Crichton died of cancer on November 4, 2008. This makes me unbelievably sad. Say what you will about his skewed views of global warming (Dan), but I loved that man. He is my favourite author of all time, and his non-fiction book Travels is the only book I've ever read more than once. Now I am sad.

Holiday meeting last night. I'm excited to be involved with all the changes at the bux. In the next few years, there are some big things shaking down in the company. I'm also excited that I will be more involved with management decisions when all of this happens. Also, holiday makes me excited. Are you ready for red?



Saturday, November 1, 2008

Scientific literature doesn't make for a real page-turner

Behold! Halloween awesome adventures with me and Fuzzy-head! The pumpkin carving adventures took place on October 30, as I had to work on Halloween night. We watched Sweeny Todd and Hocus Pocus. I tried real hard to rent Hocus Pocus, but my local Blockbuster thinks they are too good to carry the best Halloween movie ever. I also hate Blockbuster because they literally carry a wall full of every HORRIBLE new release, but one copy of each of the classic, awesome movies I actually wanted to watch. AND, the girl at the counter didn't even know what Hocus Pocus was when I asked if they had it. ???! I bet she wasn't even alive in 1993 when that gem of a movie was made.

My delicious Yoda pumpkin. Please don't give me all the credit, I used a pattern I found on the interweb.

Orc and Yoda! Together at last!