Dancin’ on a pony keg

Things with which I am currently totally obsessed:

Wasabi & soy sauce almonds
“Jackson,” sung by June Carter & Johnny Cash
Making things. No, seriously, more than before. I’m inventing things now instead of just creating them. I sit at work all day and eat almonds and listen to “Jackson” on repeat and invent things to sew and [...]

She’d had no idea

Oh good, it’s still here!
Several smallish stories piled up over the last … month.
Mentally composed on Monday, September 19: I am cranky because last night I organized my life: figured out hours at my new job (which is the same as my old job), blocked out homework time during every day so I can try [...]

Drink it by the pitcher and not by the glass

I have just turned in my last paper of the summer — well, my last real paper — almost twenty minutes early! Woo!
I have also: been in Shelby’s wedding (cried); got in more arguments with my mother, who is not so good at rationality sometimes (did not cry); cried about a puppy I fell in [...]

I’m in the same place that you left me

O, the writers’ block! truly it will be the death of me!

Yea verily!

There’s a paper due at midnight — well, at 11:59pm. I emailed the last one in at 11:54 and was proud of myself for being early. I don’t know if this one will make it by the witching hour, though. If I knew [...]

Maybe you should plug it with a beer

Oh, also:

Figure out WTF is going on with comments (Priority!)
Make archives work
Make categories work (why don’t they display over there in the sidebar?)
Write something on the about page!
Import old Laurenisms & Knitblog entries
Figure out how to import Kitchenisms

… etc.

Until I can get comments going, I’d appreciate emailed feedback about the new site, if you’ve got [...]

Snaking its way through the memory of

I don’t know why it always surprises me that I am most likely to run into folks I know when I’m at the library on campus …
I’ve been sad because of a lack of being on campus and randomly running into people — it’s weird that I got so used to being able to do [...]

of late, i’ve had some thought

FINISHED, half-assedly: XML and JavaScript.

FINISHED, about three-quarters-assedly: PHP and MySQL.

ATTENDED: Spring Fling, complete with hay bales, face painting, and bluegrass music. And beer, but not enough.

FINALLY DRAGGED SHAN TO: Christy McWilson show

TO DRESS FOR: Heath‘s fancy party tonight, of which I can only stay for an hour.

TO START I mean FINISH because of course I’ve [...]

tongue can get sharp

a list of mostly unrelated things.

i seem to have entered one of shannon’s peanut butter phases. i have never had peanut butter phases before – in fact, most of my food phases are brought on by finances, like the beans-and-rice phase or the ramen phase – but the other morning i was dreaming about peanut [...]

i guess i will, every day

this spring break, i have learned that i am not good at being bored. waking up with nothing to accomplish in a day makes me cranky. i need a goal of some sort, either something that must be done by the end of the day or someplace to be at a certain time. finishing books [...]

from where you think you’ll end up

i had a very pleasant weekend of playing homemaker/subsistence farmer. friday and saturday i started cutting and pinning for my pal skip’s curtains, but i didn’t do much else. yesterday, though, i made crock-pot apple butter (crock pots are fun! you just leave it overnight!), bread that did not actuallly rise and so did not [...]