nightime talk


T’s computer is sick. I mean really, really sick. Sick as in we had to reformat it and now have to add all the drivers. It’s going to be a long haul to get everything reinstalled, but I’ll give it one hell of a try.

I was able to get two movies recorded to dvd, both were very old movies from the sixties, but both were totally funny. One was Boy,Did I Get A Wrong Number and the other one was How To Save a Marriage And Ruin A Life. The former had Bob Hope in it and the latter had Dean Martin in it. I so loved those movies when I was a kid and it’s nice to get them to re-watch.

I think tomorrow I’m going to make a “footwarmer”. Ashley over at doggedknits. She’s positively brilliant and oh so very creative. Plus, I have a couple of other projects that I have been wanting to get knocked out of the way. Mainly a yoga mat bag for the yoga mat. It’s been a couple of weeks since I saw one I liked but could definitely not afford. So, I will make my own tomorrow.

Plus, tomorrow has a bit of homework scheduled for it. Yummy, it’s math…I LOVE math! Yes, I’m a huge geek…if you guys only really knew how much of a geek!

I spent a good two hours tonight in Statistics.  I figure I got about 15 minutes of actual learning out of the whole two hours, the rest was reiteration of those 15 minutes.  Maybe it’s because I have spent so much time in previous math classes that this stuff is total repetition for me?

On the good side, the snow is almost gone in our area and the pavement is actually drying out!  Yes, I saw dry pavement today…what a concept?

I’m wondering what is on tv, although tonight there are tons of people online…yay!  I felt quite lonely last night, but tonight everyone is making up for it! hehehe…I have a ton of people to chat with online.

Tonight’s big discussion is all about Men In Trees!  We are all disgusted with Jack’s behavior and his backpedaling in his relationship with Marin.  Men, I swear!  The second most popular topic is Star Trek and the fact that all the Star Trek’s are in syndication right now.  You can literally watch: Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise!!!!!  I tell you if your a Trekkie, this is pure heaven!  Let’s see, I’m also chatting about physics and if reality is really reality as we see it.  Also on the discussion table is knitting (always popular), the new 8 megajule rail gun the Navy just test fired and last but not least global warming.  What is funny….I’m carrying on all the conversations at the same time in different windows.  Yes, I talk alot and can do it about many subjects at the same time!  I have six chat windows and chat channels open.  You just HAVE TO LOVE BROADBAND! It’s the greatest thing!

I received a post today from Lion Brand Yarn touting their newest creation, an organic cotton. I actually like to knit with cotton and I like to eat organic vegetables. I never really got that involved so that my yarn needed to be organic as well.

To me organic means, “not grown with any chemical additions”. Why would my fiber need to be organic? I’ve been thinking about this and the only explanation I can come up with is that it would less chemicals in the atmosphere.

Having lived in the south and having spent late summer one year actually picking the stuff, I’m open to suggestion on the cotton operation. I know that some pesticides are needed in order to prevent little tiny bugs from devouring an entire crop. I’m not a huge advocate for poisons, but sometimes they are needed…as in those little bugs that get into the cotton such as the boll weevil (which where I grew up was pronouned “bo-weevil”. I never knew it actually had the two LL’s in it? Hey, we learn something new everyday!

What I do remember is it’s hot, sticky, gross work. Those cotton plants are really vicious on the skin, as in they are very prickly after they have opened up and exposed the little cotton ball inside.

So, I’m back to pondering how organic cotton would be a superior product to the regular cotton?