Invisible Mold Spores – and More Knitting
Posted by thedarwinexception on June 17, 2009
So – let me tell you about ANOTHER thing that pisses me off – because surely you don’t hear enough about what pisses me off, right?
Paul. Paul pisses me off.
Because he has these “things”. These little habits and peccadilloes that are enough to drive me right outside my fucking mind.
Like the fridge.
See, I can’t buy milk around here that lasts more than 3 or 4 days. Goes bad after that. I buy the small (quart?) sizes of milk, because I don’t really use a lot of milk, but invariably, when I go to use it 4 days after I bought it, it’s spoiled. Something about the milk round here.
BUT – if PAUL sees the spoiled milk in the fridge before I do, oh fuck. He takes everything in the fridge, EVERYTHING – and throws it out. EVERYTHING. Eggs, jars of mayo, relish, tin cans of maple syrup, salad dressing, plastic bowls of butter – everything – and throws it out.
WHY???? Because now everything in the fridge is contaminated. Contaminated by the spoiled milk spores.
It’s fucking aggravating to have to replace shit like maple syrup and relish every month because the last shit got contaminated by the invisible spoiled milk spores.
I’ve just stopped buying milk – I don’t even bother anymore. Milk is too fucking expensive for me.
Is that enough to drive anyone mad?
And no, I still don’t have a bedroom. Paul actually got the bed set up – but now he’s “thinking about” the headboard. He took the headboard that came with the bed and made that a footboard, and now he’s “thinking about” the headboard he’s going to make. Someday.
But we do still have water pipes strewn all over the ceiling and walls. And attached to the ceilings and walls. And mounted to the ceilings and walls.
What the hell ever.
I promise to get a picture of the water pipes in all their goofy fucking glory. As soon as the masterpiece is complete.
In the meantime, when I’m not out buying more maple syrup and relish or dodging water pipes in the bedroom, I continue to kit.
For the last 5 years or so I’ve been a member of e-rewards. They have you fill out surveys and you get “e-bucks”. Which are good for things like subscriptions to magazines and discounts at FTD.com and shit like that that you’ll never actually use. Then they started offering “Border Bucks” on your “Border Reward card.” Free books? Now this I could use. But we don’t have a Borders around here – so I couldn’t get the Border Rewards membership card you needed to have to have your e-reward Bucks transferred to your Borders Rewards account. So my good, dear friend V sent me the card she went and picked up for me at Borders. Love V!!!
So, once I had the Borders Reward card in my hot little hands, I transferred my e-rewards bucks to my new Border rewards account – and I got $100 worth of free books! Woo Hoo! So, I ordered a bunch of new knitting books.
They finally came last Friday – and my favorite of all of them was “Itty Bitty Hats”. ****SOOOOOO***** cute!!!!
I immediately cast on the “Upside Down Daisy” hat. And how fast was *this* to make???” I got the book on Friday, cast it on Friday night and was done the thing Saturday morning:
I think Val’s little girl is going to have to have one of these this winter.
And yes, I finished another square for the afghan. That’s 4 done. Ugh. I need to get my ass in gear on this, right? And I also am making a pair of mittens for the fair – that’s’ another category down – along with :”baby hats”, because that Daisy hat is going to have to go in the fair, too. Right? Is it cute enough to go in the fair?