Friday, August 27, 2004

Reason #324 why old people are useful

I was at my Nana's house today and I cut some of her pills for her, because she said it was difficult for her (tiny pills, I can understand why).
I told her her pill cutter was nifty and I should really pick one up, since my pills need to be cut, and they don't even have the little score line.
She said "Oh, I have an extra one."

Now I have my very own pill cutter. Yay!

Thursday, August 26, 2004

It's a bit too early to think about Christmas...

But none of my extended family ever wants me to buy them presents, so I spend a lot of time figuring out things I can make instead.
This year I have decided to donate blankets in their names to Project Linus.
(Mika, want to go on in on this with me?)
Project Linus collects and distributes blankets to children from birth to 18 who are in the hospital. It's a kick ass organization who have been around for years.
Just imagine being 3, and having to stay in the hospital for months on end and someone giving you a blanket.
I have had this thought before, and Squee and I seriously talked about it last year, but then we ran out of time.
I am doing it this year. At least a few. Really, as many as I can crank out. I've already started one.
Does anyone want to do this with me? We can have a blanket making Craft Day or two. All styles of blankets are welcome, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans, and receiving blankets in child-friendly colors.
If you don't want to do this, but can think of someone who would, please pass this on. I think I've decided this is my new pet charity.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

So recently I have noticed that people thank me a lot for pulling my own weight and trying to get things done quickly.
This means either
a) I do not do enough normally
or
b) Most people are lazy and horrible.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

I love this idea

From tonight's All Things Considered.

Even though it's an idea from the Religious Right. I've always wanted to just pick the channels I want because for heavens sack, I don't need 20 ESPN channels.

'Cable A La Carte' TV Picks Up Steam

With studies saying most U.S. households watch less than 20 of the sometimes hundreds of available channels, a movement is building for "cable a la carte." Some of its backers are those offended by cable channels they find bundled with channels they do want. Some observers say such a system would just wind up costing consumers more and cut down on content diversity.

Thursday, August 5, 2004

I like to think it is a big healthy step for me that now, when faced with the question "Will you be okay tonight?" When I'm angry, I am able to say "Probably."