I had such a crap day at work, and I was just rubbish - couldn't seem to get anything I wanted to done, that kind of thing. And at about 5:07, that sound that you heard all the way in [insert your location here] was my head hitting the desk when I read this. I was online, hitting refresh, ready to Get. My. Sundara. Yarn. Dammit. And....no go on the update. Boo. (I understand the reasoning, I totally think it's cool what she's doing. But that doesn't make it any easier!)
So I came home and had some macaroni and cheese (mood clue: I always want macaroni and cheese when I need comfort. Stouffer's frozen if I'm sick, and the cruddy Kraft-in-a-box powdered crap if I'm sad or down.) Travis is on his way to pick up some frozen custard, and I'm watching Grey Gardens. (I tell you, after a rough day, there is nothing like watching two batshit-crazy old ladies in floppy hats run off at the mouth about some of the nuttiest stuff you've never heard anyone talk about in your whole life.)
New stuff I love: The Arcade Fire. Ohhhhh the new album Neon Bible is just Uh-Huh-MAAAzing. If you're interested, NPR has an article, where there's also a concert download and some streaming audio of some live cuts. I first heard them on NPR's All Songs Considered - which is a fantastic podcast if you're one of those people who can never decide what kind of music to listen to. I like almost everything and have been way out of the loop on what the kids are listening to these days, so I use it to catch up on what doesn't suck. I used to be so in touch - my ex-fiance was a rock musician, and I always knew what was hot, what was coming up, and I could recognize and turn my nose up at all the right sucky things. (Hint: Emo. See also: Evanescence.)
Awesome sidenote about my ex's band - they got to play at THE CBGB in New York last year, right before the eviction. It was pretty amazing that they had the chance. He's a cool guy - he deserves to have that story to tell his kids someday, even though they won't know what the hell CBGB is - isn't that sad?
Watching the batshit ladies did give me the downtime I needed to turn the heel on the Friday Harbor socks. Lookit:
Happy bright colors to cheer me up...hurray for the healing qualities of knitting and Socks that Rock!
And, of course, all hail the Nancy Bush!
Renewal! Tomorrow is another day!