One of my good friends recently observed that I haven't blogged in a while. It's safe to make such observations from one's sick bed. The flu can't last forever, unless it kills you.
So, I'm a cranky mood, so I thought, what a perfect time to visit Hijinks! I haven't really been up to much lately, so I haven't done any posts in ages and ages. Over a month. Tonight, a local grocery store chain to be unnamed for fear of libel accusations really irked me by having no check out lanes open. That's right, the store was open and there was no one working the registers. What is this world coming to? Instead, they had the self-check lanes open, which are kind of jetsons-y, but really just a big headache inducing mess. Then, I discover that I can't update my antivirus software and have to reinstall it, find correct key, and reregister it, which took ages and ages. I don't want to work FOR my computer. It should work for ME.
Hmmm... What's new. I've got a cat. He's a grey tabby, getting bigger and stripeyer every day. Very feisty compared to the elderly cats I had before. No sign of the mouse lately, though I am sure that I would know if he had caught it.
Knitting less these days, as the darling new cat does not understand that knitting is not a toy. Must wait until he is asleep or otherwise occupied before picking up the needles to work on current project. I am glad that I had the foresight to make a new hat, with big 90s alternative rocker earflaps, before the current cold spell/snow aplenty. Also made nifty wristwarmers from Stitch n Bitch Nation book, very similar to the gloves hobos wear in cartoons. They leave the tips of my fingers exposed, so I think I'll have to pair them with supercheap thin gloves while digging my car out tomorrow. Sigh.
I joined Netflix, after many months of growing disgust at local video rental place. They never had what I wanted in, or just didn't have it. So now, I get my foreign films and BBC comedies over the internet. The only drawback to this plan is the post office. The postal service around here is very slow, possibly involving a donkey. I must remember to ask my mom to mail the DVDs back from the Loop instead.
I've got loads of new music, accumulated over the past few months. Here are a few things I really like:
the new album from Pink Martini. Very popular with the NPR set.
Gwen Stefani's solo album, as my roommate Ashley predicted
and some other stuff too, which I can't think of at the moment.
The new Bjork is really haunting. It is very reminiscent of the work of her artist boyfriend. I caught one of his pieces at Tate Modern. It makes sense that they are together.
More later.

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