I've somewhat resisted the idea of posting on a weblog for a while now, but my current infatuation with ravelry.com seems to be swaying me toward more time at the electric hearth, as well as the renewed vigor with which I have begun tackling a new and challenging knitting project. Cathy has an old, yucky, polyester and polar fleece jacket that I have decided must be replaced by a nice, new, wool, knitted-by-me sweater. Cables! Hoody! Sleeves and a body! (My previous most complicated endeavor was the knitted ammonite, prior to that, glovey mittens, and a metric shitload of socks.)
I've just attended my first graduation ceremony and have come away with a sunburn and a BA. Also, Bill made me a cool copper mortarboard that turned my forehead green on top of the sunburn. Super sexy. I'm doing the Master in Teaching program next year, and am currently playing the paperwork game. (Yes, I *have* graduated. Yes, I *do* in fact want you to give me financial aid. No, I *don't* know when my teachers will finish my final evaluations...)
I participated in the annual Mud Run insofar that I plunged into the mud, but I did not in fact make it all the way across. Beautifully decked out as I was in my duct tape, shoes, goggles and green latex swim cap, I still managed to find a hidden hole in the mud and was sucked in up to my tender girly parts. My wonderful housemate, who was also graduating, stopped on the return leg of the race with a couple of other folks and hauled me out with a schlorpf and a plop, and then he went on to win the race anyhow. I still owe him a beer for that one. I'm a bit amused by the fact that I have hickeys from the mud all up and down my legs. There was nothing in the mud to bruise me, (that's why it was so hollow, after all,) it's all from suction. I've never been so glad to get a shower from a cold hose.
Aaaaand, I have given myself a lovely new tattoo as a present for making it through all of that school: I now have a crow in flight on my left wrist.
I'm going to need to get it touched up a bit, as I managed to catch it on something at a crucial stage while healing, and it currently has a very faint, hooded crow sort of marking.
Also, thanks to young_raven for reminding me that I do in fact have a livejournal page.