Nobody likes you
Everyone left you
They're all out without you
--Green Day, Letterbomb
Ah, how the mighty fall.
So much for my cool factor from the Green Day concert. It's gone, baby. Gone. And here's why:
- There is nothing cool about the stomach flu and sinus infections.
- I got a postcard from my garbage service that said they will have single-source recycling next year, which means I won't have to separate my recycling, and that made me so joyful I wasted precious moments of my life surfing their website to see exactly when this blessed event will take place.
- Someone visited this blog by Googling "Billie Joe Armstrong in a thong." I can well imagine how cool they thought I was when they got here.
- I cried--again--while watching Animal Cops.
- I bought a bunch of acrylic yarn. Well, OK, it wasn't my fault, I'm making a Christmas gift for my brother, who's severely wool allergic. And I don't like knitting with cotton. What's a girl to do?
- I couldn't get the tv to work the other night because I was Tivo-ing too many shows.
- I no longer give a rip (pun intended) about knitting mistakes. They add character, I tell you.
- And I'm inordinately proud of having knit this:
Knitters in the know will understand: this is the Jayne Cobb hat from Firefly (ha, Batgirl! You didn't think I'd do it, did you!). Knit, of course, to wear to the Serenity movie this weekend. See--here's big macho Jayne Cobb wearing the hat his mama made him to take into space:
For some reason, oldest son does not consider this cool and is very, very worried about appearing in public with his mother if she's wearing this hat. Excerpt from conversation:
Oldest son: Mom, you're not really going to wear that, are you?
Mom: Why, yes, son, I am. I made it especially to wear to the movie.
Oldest son: But, Mom...
Mom: Honey, you saw the episode where Jayne gets the hat. It's so SWEET. You want your mom to be SWEET, don't you?
But gosh, look how cool Teddy looks while wearing it:
Really, now--how cool is that?
9. Teddy just drooled all over my Jayne Cobb hat.