Random Roundup

It’s one of those days. There’s stuff to be done, but I’m not doing it. Well, I did some of it.  I cleaned the catbox and did the dishes and marked all the book reports. I made a list of things to do.  I didn’t add ‘paint my toenails’ because they are still okay, at least from far away.

I’m making a new purse, because, again, purse manufacturers  do not share my vision. Or the purses cost too much. Or don’t have enough pockets. Or scream, “I am a rampant hippie and I knit my own yoghurt!”  Or they’re adorable, not too expensive, and I will totally wreck them in a week because I am hard on purses.

Making the new purse is not going very fast because Baxter keeps sleeping on it. But if I wake him up to work on it, he attacks the boxes I put on the shelf under the coffee table that are going to be my clutter-out-of-sight boxes. He scratches the lids off and then takes the stuff out. So in the name of peace, I am letting him sleep until he goes somewhere else to sleep.

On Friday a homeless man helped me change a tire on a car. I gave him all my change because, although I can change a tire myself, it involves me standing on the lug nut wrench lever thingie (I ought to know what that is called) and jumping in a sort of crouching hop, while trying not to fall off, in order to loosen the lug nuts. I just didn’t feel very hoppy that day.

Also on Friday I had to explain racism to a biracial child. It felt surreal. But it was also very cool that the kid has apparently not experienced any racism in his life. I like that.

Yesterday’s marathon thunderstorm was really spectacular. Thanks, Mother Nature! But when E came in from Virginfest (dumbest name for a concert event ever, methinks) he was still very damp. Also, full of frustration, because you can’t put a stadium-sized show on in a smaller venue without screwing everything up. Like having stuff fall off the stage, because the stage is too small for all the backline some of the acts have.

I was stupidly excited because I am almost caught up in Season Two of True Blood and could watch the episode tonight and be au courant. Then I remembered we don’t get HBO. Boo.

I am not looking forward to being the first out of the yard tomorrow morning, because it means I will have to do the spider run. Those little orange, striped garden spiders LOVE our yard because there are so many places to put webs. Including across the paths, and then I have to creep out with a stick and undo all their hard work because otherwise I am festooned in spiders and webs. Good thing that kind of spider doesn’t yuck me out as much as the house spiders.

Okay. I think that’s it for now. I am going to go get Baxter some new cat grass, wich may bestir him to get off my purse. Or not.  You never know.

4 Comments to “Random Roundup”

  1. By cheesefairy, July 26, 2009 @ 9:23 pm

    “I am a rampant hippie and I knit my own yoghurt!”
    ...oh holy hell I am laughing so hard. a million thanks.

  2. By Liz, July 26, 2009 @ 9:39 pm

    You’re welcome, but that’s not even mine. I stole it because I liked it so much.

  3. By Beth, July 28, 2009 @ 8:23 pm

    You have to check out Arwen’s new purse that I made. I have the pattern if you like it a bunch. It’s a big lug everything around bag. Like, it you pick up a couple things for supper on the way home, you don’t need a plastic bag kind of big.
    And it’s just called a “tire wrench” although you don’t actually wrench the tire, just the lug nuts, but what the hey, who would know what you meant if you said a lug wrench, right?

  4. By Liz, July 28, 2009 @ 9:23 pm

    Durr! Of course it is called a tire wrench! Some part of me totally knew that. Also, I look forward to seeing Arwen’s new purse. I’m a fan of the big purse.

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