Monday, October 06, 2008

Crap Crap Crap


Just got into work this morning and realized I left my camera at home with a bunch of pictures! I repeat...crap crap crap.

Remembering Everything
In addition to the necessities of being away during the week (laptop, suitcase with clothes and toiletries, wallet, work id, cell phone and money), there are also a number of things I always need with me. My knitting project (duh!), vitamins, lip balm, CAMERA and jacket/sweater/coat (as necessary). There are some additional things I need to remember on an occasional basis, like my absentee ballot application this week and my expense account information.

Sometimes it's just a bit too much to remember everything, and damnit, this week the camera fell through the cracks.

Current Knitting
Sometimes, even when I've left my camera at home, I am fortunate enough to have downloaded all the pictures to my laptop. This isn't one of those times.

I did end up sewing all the 20 squares together for the niece's afghan, and I realized I needed a border, so I knit and sewed on a border to one side of the afghan. Just two more borders to knit and sew and then I can wash, block and send this gift.

--edited after the fact to add the picture of the sewn together afghan--




Which would you prefer:

1. That I insert pictures into the correct place in the blog when I get home?
2. Insert pictures all in one place in a blog entry on Friday for the entire week?

Readers' Comments/Questions
I love what GeekKnitter wrote about hate and bigotry, "I've come to believe that one of the reasons people hate is just sheer laziness. It's so much easier to hate someone than to have compassion for them, because you don't have to try putting yourself in their shoes to see why they might be who they are."

I think this is very true...that same laziness is why many folks in this country are obese, and why we don't vote in such ridiculous numbers and partially why we're so polluted because folks don't walk anywhere...it goes on and on, but I think GK is onto something with this.

12 comments:

Seanna Lea said...

I'd prefer that you do then all on Friday, but that is mostly just because it seems like it would be easier for you. I mean, it is your blog and if it is going to be annoying for you go back and edit your post to add the pictures later then don't bother. It won't kill us to wait a few days to see the afghan.

I would never think I'm a nice person, but when I see all of the hatemongering and bigotry (and sheer stupidity) I realize that I'm not as bad as I think I am.

Laziness is really a huge part of the nation's problems (maybe the world's) as a whole. When I lost a fairly hefty amount of weight, people asked me what I did. No one ever wanted to believe that I did it by eating chocolate every day (my treat), lowering my average food intake and exercising. It just wasn't glamorous or easy enough!

Cynthia said...

Hi Joe--

Hate biz travel--I always leave something home that gives me comfort and/or fun on the road...

I have been meaning to ask you--when you did the Manos squares, why did you do them one at a time? I seem to remember a few years ago you doing one where you knit them all together. At the time, I thought it was so smart, since I was doing each square and would have so much to sew (which I am not so good at, but getting better). Did the all at once become a problem or work less well than you had hoped?

Geek Knitter said...

I will now commence blushing furiously... Hmmm, I'd better write a blog post at lunch.

FiberQat said...

In the short term, putting them all in one entry on Friday would be convenient, but as a longer term archive it would make better sense to put the pics with the blog entries.

JellyDonut said...

Put 'em where you want 'em, Joe!

I used to stress about what I left behind when I travel, but somehow it all ends up where it needs to be, once you get home. I'm in Halifax right now, spending WAY too much money on yarn. It's a corporate thing and they are stingy on the food, but the restaurants and yarn shops are fabulous here, so I'm not sweating the stuff I forgot.

In Halifax, everything is uphill. We've not rented a car, so walking is compulsory. You miss so much when you don't have a chance to look people in the eye and say hello. You're point about walking is well taken.

The New Girl in NYC said...

I moved to nyc about a year and a half ago. I take the bus for now then walk like 6 blocks daily twice.

in the midwest this was a crazy idea. we drove everywhere. even a block.

I like this walking better.

also, I have noticed less fat ppl here in ny than in the midwest. of course.

here most fast foods are illegal in the towns.

that should spread...

Marilyn said...

One thing that I am very sick of doing--the travel checklist. Yours is like mine, almost identical, down to the lip balm. When you travel for work, it's so often just a bit too much to remember anything.

GK is definitely right. People these days are always looking for the easy way out. If you want change, if you want what's good, you gotta put some elbow grease into your actions. And have actions, for God's sake. I've had the right to vote since 1972 and I have always exercised that right by walking to my polling location. (Pardon the bad pun.) My kids vote, my sibs vote, my friends vote, my 85-year-old mother walks to her polling place. No excuse, people. None.

anne marie in philly said...

number 2 (heh heh heh, my juvenile mind)

strangelingpie said...

...that same laziness is why many folks in this country are obese

This statement is, in itself, lazy, as well as inaccurate.

Dee said...

I love what GeekKnitter wrote about hate and bigotry, "I've come to believe that one of the reasons people hate is just sheer laziness. It's so much easier to hate someone than to have compassion for them, because you don't have to try putting yourself in their shoes to see why they might be who they are."

I think this is very true...that same laziness is why many folks in this country are obese


Well that means that you're just as lazy, since you can't be bothered to summon up any compassion for people who aren't in shape. Don't you even see how your comment completely cancels out what GeekKnitter said? Why don't YOU try a little compassion?

Vtknitboy said...

i don't think it's laziness. i think it's education and exposure. i've been in the natural foods industry for a long time and have done outreach to many various groups: low-income, seniors, etc. and the bottom line is lack of education about healthy eating--it's NOT always more expensive, just takes education, more time and energy, and the commitment to better ones life. i've gained 40 pounds in sobriety, and i now have a different perspective on being overweight than i did when i weighed 145!

Tricia said...

I would prefer the pictures to be with the subject they go to. I was on a site where someone put them all in one place and it was totally confusing trying to figure out which picture went with what. ~Tricia