Dixie Peach: Rumpled Dots

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rumpled Dots

Events are all scattered so the reporting of them will be all dotty.
  • Happy day. Package delivery lady was by here this morning. I think she's sweet on me because she brought me two books (The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb and When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson) and a small package from Apple. My new iPod has arrived. Introduction to him and his christening will be done on Friday.

  • Goodness knows I love sock knitting but dang do I need a break from it. I'm not sick of sock knitting as much as I'm sick of knitting socks under a time pressure. I don't like having to knit something because I've said I'll do it by a certain date. And if I want to knit a scarf or blanket instead I can't do it because I have a stupid sock knit-along with penalties attached that makes me knuckle under.

  • I just complained about sock knitting as though it were something of some real significance. Can you feature how I'd bitch if I had a real job with actual deadlines?

  • I often think that if I lived on one of those remote islands in the North Sea or along the coast of England that I'd be fine with it. One of those places where you're a couple miles from some little town that's not as big as a spot in the road. One of those places where it's stormy fairly often and you don't see folks for maybe a couple weeks at a stretch. If I had DVDs and yarn and my laptop I believe I'd be okay not seeing anyone for a while. I feel a little anti-social saying that but honestly I think I could be one of those crazy-ass lighthouse keepers.

  • Shit. I just remembered that I've got stuff in the washer than needs to be hung up. Should be nice and wrinkly by now.

  • I just added ironing to my to-do list for tomorrow. Later, taters!



Blogger Mahala said...

I read Wally Lamb's first book and loved it.

As for the wrinkles, if you toss a damp washcloth in the dryer and turn in back on just a few minutes, the clothes will be good as new. I know.. not eccologically conscious, but it works.

I own an iron, but I haven't seen it in a few years.

1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got one for Christmas after stalking them since they came out. I'm a professional product stalker, or professional procrastinator, take your pick. Anyhoo, which one did you decide on and what color? Will there be pics?

I don't think mine's been long out of my hand since I got it. One of the best purchases my hubby ever made.


1:29 PM  
Blogger Cristina said...

Right now lighthouse keeper sounds like a humdinger of a job. Where do I sign up.

Can't wait to see what you've named the new iPod....

9:01 PM  
Blogger Dixie said...

Naming, pics and first shuffle of the new iPod on Friday!

Mahala - She's Come Undone is one of my all-time favorite books. Honestly, I couldn't believe a man could write about a woman so well.

11:26 PM  
Blogger sari said...

Australia is advertising for someone to "run" a little island on the great barrier reef and live in a 3 br fab house for free. Oh and make about $100K for 6 months worth of "checking on the fish, cleaning up a bit and blogging about how fabulous the island is".

I think their website crashed, so many people applied.

9:43 PM  

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