Air your own grievances, proclaim a crush, express an opinon at Bureau of Communication. It's a wee bit addicting.
I'm not whining about jury duty. I've NEVER gotten on a jury before and they call me with repititious monotony. So yay! After two days of jury selection, I got on a jury! I'm way too jazzed about this, aren't I? It's so cool! At last.
I'm way behind on blog reading,
What, there's no cut and paste on the "rich text" part of TypePad? Geez. They are so lucky that there has been no seaming or much knitting or reading this week.
The sweater fronts and back have made it as far as the desktop for said seaming, but no actual seaming has taken place. It turns out that when one has gotten used to dragging oneself into work by say, 10am, driving twice as far by the ungodly hour of 8:30am causes one to want to sleep all the time. I know, I know. You pity me my grueling work hours. They're just nice now.
There is also a partially knit sock and what I hope is the FINAL incarnation of my mother's shawl/stole/scarf, but honestly, I've been too brain dead to do anything but lay around and read. I do get to "craft" in the downtime during court, the Judge said. Let's see if the cops downstairs let me in with a sock on the needles.
Still reading The Hollow Crown by Miri Rubin. It's described as a "magical introduction to the late Middle ages" but I'm uncertain how helpful it is as an introduction. It's confusing enough being somewhat familiar with the timelines. She tells of Henry VI's infant ascension without stating that Henry V was married other than in a throwaway sentence relating to another marriage, much less that he sired any progeny or dropped dead, in something like half a page. Way too much information, very organized, completely unintelligible.
Well no, that's harsh. It's pretty fascinating really, all the tidbits of facts and figures, towns, jobs, literature, land, food and more but it's not that comprehensible as a whole. Maybe that's why it's a good introduction? Something that catches your interest leads to more research.