Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Random interests and some WIP pics

Today I:

  • had a bowl of cereal with soy milk and unknown tea for breakfast
  • am having two bean and rice burritos for lunch
  • am harassing innocent advisors at colleges about their foreign language programs
  • am taking a moment to consider the disparate nature of my interests

When I was still in school I called myself an Architecture Major with a Minor in Mandarin. I could see that some might find this an odd combo, but those were the subjects that interested me. The funny thing is that now I am not in school the subject I miss the most is Chinese. (This isn't because I work in architecture and am getting my architecture fix that way, mind you. The intellectual experience of school has very little to do with the intellectual experience of architectural practice. For example, today I am in love with a binder called United States Gypsum Company Architectural Reference Library 1999 CSI Division 9 (also Divisions 7 & 11). This binder is the most exciting thing to happen to me in months. Hardly debating the merits of Post-Modernism, is it? )

So. Chinese. Chinese is fun. I suspect Japanese is also fun. Because I am sick like that. I've been having this not-so-secret fantasy all week about moving back to California (where I can actually afford higher education) to major in Japanese with a Mandarin minor, or possibly Mandarin with a Japanese minor. Very pragmatic, yes indeed.

That or sanitation engineering. Love those septic systems.

Fiber Stuff

This is the red alpaca scarf I've been working on when I can't be bothered to count or to read charts.
And here we have two sewn together crocheted squares for... I don't know what. I was thinking "skirt" (See: Rowan #36) but then the yarn was so bulky I did a redesign that left me with two fairly useless squares. The yarn is some single-ply yellow/ecru fingering weight wool I have that is harsh as hell and pink mohair. I like the effect.

Last night, I:

  • ate an eclair in Paul Revere Mall
  • had miso soup for dinner with salad
  • drank a lot of water
  • went to bed fairly early
  • knit

6 comments:

Jeanette said...

That is a very nice effect. The major question is where did you get the eclair, Modern, Mikes, or someplace else?

bitterknitter said...

The scarf is growing rather quickly for being 1x1 rib.

wenders said...

What is unknown tea? And an eclair sounds just lovely.

Christine said...

It means I was half awake and I didn't make it- so not only do I not know what it was called, I don't remember whta it tasted like.

Kelly said...

That is a nice effect. Scarfs, I just never knit them. Yours is coming along nicely though.

Lissy said...

I dig those squares. Also, it makes me happy to see you getting juiced about something regarding your job. It makes life so much nicer. And I also love that you have fantasies about life. I'm at the point in my life where I'm already pretty much settled, and i have to confess that I don't fantasize at all anymore. Maybe I need to do that more!