Posts Tagged ‘eddie izzard’

Sixteen Thousand Three Hundred And Fifty One

November 16, 2008

My current NaNo count. The most I have gotten so far. Possibly as far as I am going to get this year. Last year I think I got to about 14k, so another 2k this year.

Reasons:

I got a 45/100 on my history midterm. Yikes. That gave me a bit of stress.

I am going to be quitting my job. I have never quit a job before, and I hate confrontation. It’s kind of complicated.

I have applied at another place, so I have the whole “Oh, are they going to hire me or not” stress.

It’s mostly the job thing. Killed my creativity, and my MC’s are at a party. I can’t write that while I’m in this kind of mood.

Um, yeah, that’s about it for today. I am actually a pretty happy person, contrary to what this blog may seem.

So, here is a gratuitous Eddie Izzard video (again, he does swear a fair amount, so if you have virgin ears or don’t like swearing, or there are virgin ears about, do not watch):

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Things that lie…

October 10, 2008

First off, watch Eddie Izzard’s “Machines That Lie” (note: he does swear, so if there are any impressionable children about, or you are sensitive about that sort of thing, or at work, can’t say I didn’t warn ya):

Gauge lies to us. It does not tell the truth, for when getting 5.5 stitches to the inch, and for a 34 inch bust, 187 stitches should be used. However, when using 170 stitches, the bust is 4 inches too big. This gauge was measured on the garment, not on the itty bitty postage stamp sized swatch that is knit flat as opposed to in the round.

Sleep also lies. It lies in bed, tempting you. The medical community lies, too. It states that a person needs about 8 hours of sleep every night, yet my ASL teacher in high school claimed to need only 3 each night and could function just fine. I can get 8-10 depending on when I have to get up, and I am tired.

Short update, something a bit more cheery than my previous post, hopefully.