Lest you all think I've gone M.I.A. again, I have not. Instead, I've been sick with a rather nasty sinus infection. I wish I could unscrew my head, vacuum it out and put it in the fridge for a bit to reduce swelling. Just sayin'.
Interesting Tidbit Which Explains The Relationship Between My Mother and Me (or is it "I"?)
My Mother has recently discovered the gym and all of it's social aspects. By social, I mean that I remain skeptical about her motives for joining since every few days she relays all of the conversations she's had with random strangers and a few "social regulars" (this is my term for those like her, whose motives for joining I also question), and one has to wonder when she actually EXCERCISES.
The other day, she approached me with the excitement of someone who has just stumbled onto The Next Big Thing. Of course, this is information she is relaying from one of the many conversations she has daily with these social regulars. (I'm currently unemployed, and I'm fairly certain that this is one of the many topics discussed).
MOM: So, I was talking to this guy at the gym and he was telling me about this place on the internet where you can make some extra money.
MOM: He said there's this thing called eBay? Do you know what that is? He said it's a place on the internet where you can sell your stuff (she might've actually used the word "junk," but I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt).
ME: Yes. It's been around for a VERY long time. I used to be a Web Design Director remember? I know about these things.
MOM: Well, I don't know what that means, but maybe you could finally get rid of all this stuff and make money.
ME: I don't really have anything that I'm not using right now, or that would be worth the cut as far as money I'd make versus money I spent. Plus, there's no guarantee things will sell anyway.
MOM: What about all that yarn?
Do I even need to explain? Suffice it to say, the following things might've been said in a very loud, irritated manner:
1. "Of COURSE you go RIGHT for the yarn! OF COURSE! Yes, let me take the ONE thing that gives me PLEASURE and GET RID OF IT." (That might've been a tad melodramatic, but whatever...).
2. "See? This is a PERFECT example of why we have "issues."
3. "YOU DON'T GET IT."
4. "I am 40! (Not sure what this means, but it feels good using it as some form of credibility).
Suddenly it was high school all over again, with me trying to explain my need for these things (back then it was the comfort of books – AND REALLY, WHAT PARENT ISN'T THRILLED THAT THEIR KID IS INTO BOOKS and not, let's say, DRUGS?), and her not getting it.
Can you believe that shit?
Anyway, I am sick and I am tired and therefore there are no knitting/crochet updates or pics at this time. Instead, I leave you with this: