Monday, January 31, 2005

Not Much to Say Monday

I'm really tired today, I was barely functional at work, headachy, crabby. I realized that I have tried to be a Good Little South Beacher and eschew caffeine as much as possible. Sorry Dr. A, I need my leaded Starbucks. Tomorrow I will be fully caffeinated and buzzing around like the Energizer Bunny. And I'll have enough energy to make it to the gym. I was going to go tonight, but I literally did not have the strength to contemplate putting on the sports bra. Sounded like too much work. It was that bad.

The funny thing is, while I was dragging ass around the office, hating everything and everyone in my path, all I really wanted to do was sit down and knit. I wanted my sweater. I wanted to finish the sleeve. It was like a physical craving. The power of the Comfort Sweater.

Just go read James Wolcott. Especially the second entry, "Radioactive Afterglow." Then, if you aren't a regular, go to Knitters Review and scroll to the bottom, and read the thread about how we must Unite! And take a moment to feel sorry for the Iraqis, because we've just got this (liberal- HAR!) media-created construct, the "red and blue" shit, but they have a whole color spectrum of political groups who are going to be told to "JUST UNITE!" under whoever wins the election. Damn, the fun's just beginning for them.


Geogrrl said...

*Sigh* I read James Wolcott, but I didn't have the patience to wade through KR. I'm looking at this as an outsider, but I have to admit that all of this is very worrying. He echoed what I thought--that this election's coming off, no matter how, will embolden the neoconservative types. This is not good.

Speaking of the craving for knitting, I know what you mean. Especially when I'm heavily stressed, I NEED to knit--it's almost like my fingers itch.

Anonymous said...

Ack. Feel better soon, girlie. and screw south beach, suck up that caff..have you BEEN there lately, btw? it's not getting any better...
aka fibertribe

Catherine said...

I woke up at 4:30 with a blinding caffeine withdrawal headache and have a big mug of Starbucks in front of me even as I type. Actually, we have a construction case on South Beach, not the fashionable part but the trying to become fashionable end, so I go there fairly often. It's... interesting. I don't get the appeal, but it's interesting.

The KR thread was interesting only in that the idea of UNITING, to the conservatives, came down to, "Why won't you nasty evil LIBS shut up and agree with us?" And don't criticize the government. That's freedom these days.

Amie said...

You know you and I agree on the whole "shut up and unite with me" thing. I read the blog of one of those folks, who said basically that everyone who didn't think that the elections were pure bliss was just afraid of Christianity. Hm. Yeah.

It makes my head ache to think of how they have to warp reality to make their terrible ideals work.

Catherine said...

Warped reality - yep, that's what it is. I read their perspective and just marvel - it's like we don't live on the same planet, let alone the same country.