Saturday, February 18, 2006

Butterflies in Formation



We have, at our disposal, a captive audience of schoolchildren. Some of them don't go to the blackboard or raise their hand 'cause they're think they're gonna be wrong. I think you should say to these kids, 'You think you get it wrong sometimes? You should come down here and see how the big boys do it.' I think you should tell them you haven't given up hope and that it may turn up, but in the meantime, you want NASA to put its best people in a room and start building Galileo VI. Some of them will laugh, and most of them won't care, but for some, they might honestly see that it's about going to the blackboard and raising your hand. And that's the broader theme. -CJ Cregg


So now I sit, ready to post, while my totebag is in my washing machine. I have done a first check. The two colors of yarn are felting at the same rate, so it all looks good. I am still nervous. I will be nervous until it's done and dried. I'm serious about the Jacobellis curse. I could totally jinx myself(I shouldn't pick on that poor girl).

We all need to back off Cheney about this shooting incident. It was a hunting accident. It didn't happen because he's an evil nazi bent on ruining the world. While I'm not sure he's not an evil nazi bent on ruining the world, this was a total accident. I happen to believe that there's nothing wrong with responsible hunting. It is not only a nod to our past as Americans, it's a nod to our past as human beings. And as always when guns are involved, accidents can happen. It was a relatively mild incident. Someone whom I respect a great deal used this to sustain an already great hatred toward the man. I share that hatred, but it doesn't serve us to dwell on this.

And as I write this, the bag has gone through the felting process! It looks great and it's in the rinse now. I am feeling better about how this process is going and about doing this in the future. So, people, working on your projects. Keep going, no matter how daunting.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Six Things said...

So...let us see it!

10:40 AM  
Blogger angela said...

No, Cheney's not a "nazi" per se (since that would have required being a German Socialist Party member of, oh...the '30's and '40's)...
But evil? Yeah, I could easily call him evil.
Okay, okay--just "insidious." Is that better?
;D

6:52 PM  

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