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Bits and Pieces - Qualified Perceptions
Bits and Pieces
  • Having finished watching the full run of the West Wing DVDs at mjperson's, we've started on the (even longer) full run of Stargate. I saw some of it when I lived with twe, but mostly noticed the Big Arc plots; the beginning is full of extreme noodleheadedness kind of like Original Star Trek or even old Doctor Who. The fact that everyone speaks English with no hand-waving explanation - well, I can accept that you don't want to spend the first half hour of every episode having Daniel Jackson learn the language, though I would have appreciated Goa'uld Babel Fish. But - the dark side of the planet, which is on the other side of the meadow from the light side of the planet? Hee hee hee.
  • On the way home today, mjperson and I stopped by the grocery store. I got groceries for cassoulet; he found Pear Juice. It came with a warning label that said he shouldn't be permitted to drink it unless he is able to sit independently, to pick up and hold small objects in his hands, and to reach for food or a spoon when he is hungry. He demonstrated that he could pick up and hold objects, and reach for food, but we did not actually test his sitting competence in the grocery store. None of my drinks come with such careful caveats, except for the alcoholic ones, which come with more.
  • Two recent quick projects, one for greyautumnrain's little boy in progress, and one for harrock. Both are from yarn I picked up on my Yarn Crawl in California, which is nice in that I don't have to feel too silly about buying more yarn there. It was particularly gratifying to make something useful for Jerry, who does not wear sweaters or really wear crazy socks. He's always patient and comes with me for my eternal wandering through new yarn stores, but the one in Sebastopol actually had a sample of the hat that he pointed at and said "ooooh! I want one like this!" It's a thick alpaca (so very soft and warm), with scarves that come off on either side - a better picture of how it works is here.

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dpolicar From: dpolicar Date: January 29th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)
There's an episode late in the series where they meet the cast of a TV series inspired by them. At one point one of the actors complains about something in the series that it doesn't make sense, and the writer says "And it makes sense that all the alien races in the Galaxy speak English? Dude, it's television!"
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: January 29th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank You!

I love the sweater.
jaedian From: jaedian Date: January 29th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC) (Link)
The hat is cool. Kudos for finding something to make him. I haven't really managed to get treptoplax to wear any jewelry I make. All he really wears is his wedding band and his brass rat, not sure I can make something like that!

the sweater is adorable. Love the yarn and the buttons are super cute.

I may have to poke you again and see if you want to make something for me in the queue. I was very jealous of Margaret's beaded hat and lace shawl, both of which greyautumnrain adapted from adult patterns! She is so well dressed! There was something extra cute about a very little girl with a shawl.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: January 29th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I may have to poke you again and see if you want to make something for me in the queue.
sure! Now that I have an actual pattern tracking site, I'm better at remembering stuff I said I'd make, though I have been sadly neglecting the finger puppet Bob for twe after it defeated me once.)
jaedian From: jaedian Date: January 29th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Defeated? Sounds interesting!

I really need to learn to knit! But yeah, if I can get things on the queue that would be neat.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: January 31st, 2010 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Should I pick random dinosaurs off your queue to make? Or you can send me suggestions. :)

(Right now my queue tagged "real" is things I'm actually intending to make for someone, as opposed to the million socks in the normal queue)
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