Summer Bussing

Busses make me sick. I mean that literally. Especially the ones with annoying impatient drivers in Waterloo who wait until the last minute to stop and then slam on the brakes as fast as they possibly can. Sheesh. It’s hot, there’s not a lot of air in the packed busses. The last thing we need is driving like that to upset people’s stomachs more. I’m not the only one that thought so. I heard some others complaining and had the person next to me ask if they’d been driving like that the entire time. Yes, they had been.

The driver of the Ainslie Street bus was grumpy and didn’t want to renew my transfer, though he did it anyway. What is with the drivers lately? It can’t just be the weather. I ride the bus more in the summer than any other time and it’s usually pretty nice. They have a/c and usually are pretty cool unless there’s too many people in them. It can’t just be that.

This time I didn’t have any creepy people gravitating towards me, which was nice. One person smiled at me and another said hello, but just in passing and nothing weird. I guess it’s either weird passengers or strange drivers for me. I can’t seem to have an uneventful time of it.

I bought a bunch of bus tickets on a “duh” moment today, since I got 15 and there’s no way I’d end up using more than 5 all summer. By Septermber I’ll have a bus pass so what the hell was I thinking?! Ah well. There’s a person that is willing to buy the extras off me, which is nice. I’d hate for them to go to waste just because of my absentmindedness.

Cut Your Teeth Socks

Today has been productive. In a relaxing way, which is good. I finally finished the worsted-weight blue cotton socks for my mom, and am making some real progress on the Cut Your Teeth socks from Knitty. The first one has been done for a while, and a few of the squares for the second one, but I’ve been caught up with school and cross-stitch and website stuff and haven’t really finished them.

I’m pretty sure I’m making them for my sister. They seem to be something she would like, unless she’s getting to the point where she cares if people think negatively of what she wears. The mostly-orange colour scheme would go really well with THE REJECTS shirts that we have. I’d make more for all of us, but I don’t really care for most of the other people that have them. Kyle is decent, he can have some if he wants. Though I doubt he would, seeing as they are a bit on the “girly” side. I guess me and Steph shall be the only ones to get reject socks to go with our shirts.

Sometimes, I don’t know. I know she likes the aqua colour yarn that I have, and the variegated stuff that matches it. I’ve been teasing the idea of making her these socks out of that. Maybe I’ll make both, and let her choose. The matching idea is just my fancy and isn’t really grounded on anything concrete. Giving her socks that she would actually like and wear would be much better.

It’s really hot out. It doesn’t bother me too much but I do have the A/C on. Bones is getting all lightheaded and weird from the heat and it’s bothering me. Especially since I know he has air in his car. Maybe that’s why he’s not really going to work much lately. Too much heat. Though if that is part of the reason I am pretty sure that it’s not the only reason. He drinks entirely too much. He doesn’t really give a reason other than that he likes the buzz. He said he prefers it to being high. Alcohol is his drug of choice.

People wonder why I don’t drink, why I don’t smoke, why I refuse to try any kind of drug. Did it ever occur to any of you that I have watched these things completely destroy people’s lives around me? That I have lived with rampant substance abuse around me pretty much my entire life until I moved to Waterloo? Maybe I’ve seen what can happen and would rather avoid that kind of thing for myself.


I’ve been playing quite a lot of DDR lately. It’s a difficult and addictive game, for all it looks silly. Kitty keeps getting mad at me for playing it and ignoring him. He decided to get my attention today by laying down right in the middle of the dance pad, which didn’t go over too well since I didn’t see him at first and he got his tail squished a few times. He’s a very silly cat. He went and tattled on me to Dean after that.

I keep getting sleepy pretty early (by that I mean 9ish) and refusing to sleep until around 11-12. I don’t tend to sleep past 9:30 in the mornings, so I suppose I really should go to bed earlier if I am tired, since the majority of the time I am up around 8 and can’t get back to sleep. It seems like such an old-lady thing to do, going to bed at 9pm. Which is why I don’t. Come to think of it, when I was on a schedule where I went to sleep that early, I was out and about all perky and whatnot at 6am! I much prefer sleeping through those hours, even though it is kinda nice when people aren’t around and it’s still all nice and cool from the night. Okay, there’s obviously too much indecision over something as silly as sleep time. Enough of that.

I’m trying to figure out how to make a theme for this thing, rather than just trying to find ones that others have made that I actually like. Most of them that have an interesting design usually have appalling colour-schemes or code that doesn’t quite work. I found a theme with colours that aren’t too bad which could probably be modified [rather than having me start from scratch] but I’d have to go through and find the mistakes that are making it break up and look like crap in Firefox. Really, if it’s only made for IE it’s something I surely don’t need.

I’m really happy with the way this whole having-my-own-site idea is panning out. It seems to be working nicely, and is complicated enough that I can be happy tweaking it and making things work. On that note, there are now archives! Apparently I’d set up the permalinks and site URL in such a way that I managed to crash the archives and posts. I’m not sure if the comments and stuff are working, and I’d like to learn to set those up as pop-ups (if they aren’t already) but that will have to wait. I’m more interested in getting an overall theme at this point. It shall be fun.

My Fears Have Worn Me Out

I’ve been listening to a lot of Switchfoot and Korn lately. I think it’s a good thing. They make some good points in their songs, and still manage to keep the serious stuff fun. It helps with perspective. There’s a lot of opportunity to think about who I’d like to be, and work towards that. People think you need to plan your life, but you can’t really. The only thing you can do is improve yourself and let life take its course.


Majora's Mask cross-stitch

I’ve finally gotten brave enough to start knitting some lace patterns. The first is a simple gauge swatch with lace on the front to turn it into a useful bag. The others are a bit fancier. Some sock patterns and a skirt that I may get up the courage to wear sometime.

I’m also planning on making the hooded sweatshirt from Stitch ‘n’ Bitch since I want to try making something other than tubes and squares. I never really make anything with seams. This way I get to try using mohair and experimenting with new techniques. Learning is never a bad thing.

The Majora’s Mask cross-stitch is coming along nicely, though I am still making a few pairs of socks at the same time. Dean’s mom asked me to make baby socks as a gift for someone in Portugal, and I’m making a few extras since babies grow so darn fast. I doubt the first pair will fit for long.

I seem to have lost my only crochet hook. I shall have to find that.