Vinyl Kitties Kick Ass!

I got my huge kitty purse from Erin at Anatomy of a Skirt today. It’s amazing and totally is my new favourite thing. I know I sound like a teenage fangirl, but Erin makes really awesome stuff. Take a look, and if you’re admiring any of it I suggest you go for it and buy it. You’ll be glad you did.

I’ve been thinking of getting a laptop backpack for my MacBook Pro when I get it, but this bag is so nice and so functional I’m seriously considering using it with a protective sleeve instead. I brought it with me everywhere today. All my stuff fit: my clipboard, Dean’s laptop, books for class, my current sock project, keys, wallet, phone, pens, pencils, snack. Basically everything that usually involves carrying my huge purse and laptop bag around.

Bow to the awesomeness of Erin’s creations!

P.S. Erin, if you’ve still got the picture of it can I post it up here?

Just a Quick Note

I’m alive, really. I just haven’t been posting because I don’t have time. I’ve got non-stop essays and exams due one-after-another until the 18th. Chances are I’ll be pretty scarce until things lighten up, but I’m not sick anymore and things are going well.

What a Week!

It’s been one hell of a week. I’ve been sick, first with an ear infection and then a touch of the flu. I’ve been all queasy and gross feeling all week, and still am a bit. I had toast for dinner today which helps.

My computer died again. I spent a good 6 hours between Monday and yesteday on the phone with Dell. On Monday they decided my hard drive was busted, and sent me a new one yesterday. It was still busted (which I could have told them) so I called them back and spent some time explaining and trying to get them to listen to me. Eventually they caught on that I have a piece of crap with lots of stuff wrong with it so they told me to send it in with most of the peripherals and they are going to check it all. It’s about damn time. I stole Dean’s iBook for the next week while they fix it so I can still do school stuff.

Tudor visited on Tuesday and delivered a copy of his book, which is amazingly wonderful. Go buy it. I was feeling icky and out of it and forgot about the offer of tea. Bribes work best when you deliver on them.

I crammed like mad in order to finish the WTC quilt squares before Wednesday, but they are done and mailed now. I’m so glad that I’m done. I never should have volunteered for the second one. It was really making my carpal tunnel act up. Oh well. Hindsight.

I got some Koigu KPPPM in the mail that I ordered a few weeks ago. It’s beautiful and amazingly soft. I’m going to love the socks I’m making out of it. It bugs me that it’s made in Ontario but you pretty much have to buy it from the US. *grumble* It’s worth it though.

My amusement for the day: Rocky talked about truthiness and the Colbert Report. Philosophy classes kick serious ass.

MacBook Nerd…Me

While playing with Google to see what people thought about the new MacBook Pros I stumbled across JErm’s blog and the funniest quote I’ve read in a while:

Now my iBook seems like an old fussy girlfriend who doesn’t do anything cuz she’s fat and lazy. I don’t need this temptation.

A really nerdy thing for me to be amused about, I know. Want something even more nerdy?

There’s a t-shirt that Bert wears a lot that I think it hilarious. It says:

“God is Dead” – Nietzsche, 1882
“Nietzsche is Dead” – God, 1900

It certainly makes the point. Not to mention it brings up lots of fun metaphysical questions.

Comment with other nerdy pearls of wisdom. It might be fun.

Boring Health Stuff Mostly

It’s been an interesting week. I missed specialist appointment on Monday though I’m not really bothered by it. I’ve managed to get an ear infection again but it doesn’t hurt this time and it seems to only be one ear so it’s alright too. I had to see the on-call doctor at Health Services about it on Friday to be sure. Much better than last year. I was only with the doctor for maybe a minute. One look and she knew it was infected and gave me a prescription. Now the only problem will be if the eardrops don’t work. I can’t really say how many times I’ve gotten them before, since I know I had a lot of infections as a child. If they don’t, it will probably mean another harsher kind of antibotics. My purse positively rattles now. It’s sorta disturbing. There’s something like five presciptions in there, and three other things that I need to take over-the-counter.

My pill-timer died on me in class. That was fun. It made this really loud disturbing beep and reset to defaults. I tried recharging the batteries and giving it another go, but it did it again the next day so I tossed it. I’m not sure what I’m going to do about that. Most likely use the alarm on my cell phone now that I have one. Hopefully it inherits the vibrate settings of whatever mode it’s on. The last thing I need is my Zelda ringtone blaring out in class. I doubt many people would be impressed. I could also get a new watch, but I really like plain analog watches and would rather not. I’m up for suggestions from people.

My carpal tunnel seems to be under control for now. It mostly involves many breaks and not overly using my hands if I don’t need to. It gets difficult, especially latey. I’m trying really hard to finish my quilt square on time but I just can’t cross-stitch as much or as fast as I would like to. It’s a good three names behind now and I’m going to have to catch that up sometime. I’m making damn good progress on the socks in class (and at FR!NGE yesterday) since I’m stressing about all my essays and presentations (6 and 2 remaining, respectively) that need to be done before the end of the month. It’s a lot to do and there just doesn’t seem to be the time.

I’m longing for the summer. From then on I’ll only have three classes per term until I’m done, and will have much more time to myself. School is suffocating me at this point and I just need a break. Of course, give it six or seven months and I’ll probably be bitching extensively about grad school applications. There’s always something to unload on the blogosphere. 😉