Prostitution is the New Skydiving
Since when did the thrill of getting caught at an illegal activity become the new thing for the man who has experienced every other thrill?
I guess there is the possibility of great excitement when there's a chance that someone might find out you're having illegal sex with prostitutes. I guess the ongoing avoidance of a sexually transmitted disease could help a man justify that it's okay to continue. Perhaps the thrill of leading a completely segmented and secret life, especially when a life is so public can have an appeal.
But when an entire home and professional life are put in danger, not to mention the health of both the man and his spouse, doesn't that verge on the compulsive/addictive?
I have to believe this man at one point crossed the line from thrill-seeker to uncontrolled free-fall into an activity that was so compelling, that he had little ability to stop. Even worse, if the guy had been found out to be doing crystal meth or even drinking alcoholically, I think folks would have been able to forgive him...but this ruination of lives will not be easily forgotten and doubtfully ever forgiven.
I've completed a mere 2 rounds on the lace project. A progress picture would be less than useful.
Over vacation I was able to finish two books.
The first book is The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards.
I found this to be a book that appeals to many women, but I don't think most men would enjoy it that much. It's a very romanticized version of child bearing and duty that I find is not only not very realistic, but perpetuates an fantasy world that most folks would be better off staying away from.
I also finished A Thousand Splendid Suns by Koleini.
Much better edited than the Kite Runner by the same author, I found this book to be a wonderful read, and I'd highly recommend it. This author has always been able to tell a wonderful story, but with the success of his first book, it appears the publishers have invested a few dollars into getting this guy a decent editor.
Regarding the Ichida lace project, Ted writes (and Marilyn agrees), "Well, not that this helps you now, but I think it would have been better on larger needles -- maybe 2 sizes larger."
With the added experience of this project, I would most definitely agree. I will definitely be upping my needle size on my next Niebling-like lace project.
LaceFreak/Jane (my lace inspiration) asks, "I think you are doing great on your lace pattern! I was wondering what size needle are you using and what yarn you picked?"
I'm using Skacel Laceweight Merino on US1 needles. I also love how it's coming out, and I may even re-knit this design in a heavier weight yarn using bigger needles. We'll see...it's been good practice.