Monday, March 19, 2007

There Is No Blogging Quite So Sweet...

as that which is ill-advised. "Forbidden Blogging," I like to say. In light of the fact that I really should be using this time before the keyboard to fling about a little of the poo and craft myself something vaguely resembling a paper for Wednesday night's class, I shall be brief. I probably shouldn't be here at all.

But who am I to resist the sweet call of the on-line chit chat? Besides, I didn't actually do the teacher observation upon which I am supposed to be basing this paper so I'm sort of screwed anyway. But I really should try to get something on paper. Winking at the professor, pointing to my noggin and muttering sagely, "It's all up here, baby" is not likely to impress her. I think she is looking for something a bit more concrete...

So, in light of the time constraints and the need for me to put my brain power towards inventing an observation that will pass for something that happened in the real world, I give you:

A List Of Things I Have:

*A truck that is not working particularly well. It did not like the last bout of weather and is determined to make me understand this. I may have pushed it too far with my "tough love" approach to vehicle maintenance. I think this one is going to cost me more than the value of a bottle of dry gas.

*The ghostly impression of a pair of fellows known as Bob and Larry on the back of my left hand in fluorescent pink marker. I did not want Bob and Larry on my left hand. Nor on my right. Nor anywhere else on my person. But the sixth grade girl who drew them there was nothing if not persistent in her arguments on why I should be open to the idea. I had work to do. It was submit to the artwork or listen to another ten minutes of her wheedling. Now it won't come off.

*The deep and disturbing impression that the principal (who is scarily eagle-eyed) caught me accepting a piece of gum from the same artistic student. Gum is bad. Gum is forbidden. I am not supposed to chew the gum. I am supposed to confiscate it and punish the little smuggler to the fullest extent of the school code of conduct. But I like gum. And I'm a grown-up. I'm pretty sure I can be responsible with it. Well...the last time she gave me gum I put it in my pocket, forgot about it and washed it with my jacket. But I don't see how this affects the principal.

*A list of upcoming meetings as long as my arm. None of which I am really prepared for. Maybe the truck will follow through on its threats and just die on me. That might buy me some time...

*But all of the above mean nothing. Nothing at all. For I, Spinning Sheep Extraordinaire, have this:






And all is right with the world.
I shall keep it by my side tonight for periodic petting and inspiration as I use all my Sheepie wiles to somehow make an observation that never happened a reality. It will stand as silent testimony to that which is possible from my brain and my hands. It will inspire me with its beauty and its very existence. It will speak to that deep, dark part of me that knows I am capable of greatness...
See? Sheep shovel wicked good!
SA

17 comments:

Teri S. said...

Tsk, tsk, Sheepie! Of course, I'm doing the same thing. I've got a doc deadline that is rapidly approaching and I'm off in Blogland, instead of doing what I need to do and try to bend Microsoft Word to my will (it's having none of it). The worst? I'm the manager; I should be setting an example for my employees. (Well, I am on a dinner break). Good luck with all the work and may that absolutely gorgeous yarn provide inspiration!

trek said...

Wicked good spinning, Sheep!!

JJ said...

Bob and Larry? Perhaps a cucumber and a tomato? You've been veggie taled.

It pales before the sub class of hell I was in last week with the dead rat in the heating system.

Beth said...

Beautiful yarn, SA!

knitseashore said...

Thank you for the laugh but also the comfort that you can still be an adult and not do homework. Some days I'm organized, others I just want to visit Blogland and knit and be oblivious to the dreaded tasks.

I hope that BFK can give you some good ideas for that paper!

Mel said...

For Bob & Larry, try rubbing alcohol. It helps with a lot of inky type products. Nail polish remover might help, too, but OSHA frowns on using it on skin, I believe. On the other hand, if you're in the sanctity of your own domicile, I believe you can use whatever carcinogen your little heart desires.

Brenda said...

Beautiful yarn, Sheepie! I hope your truck stops sulking.

April said...

Oh Sheepie, that yarn is so so so gorgeous. I'll forsake the Big Fluffy Kitty and just take the yarn instead, deal?

B. said...

Hey Sheepie!

You did such a beautiful job spinning! The results are gorgeous!!!!

Becky

Anonymous said...

You have spun the most beautiful yarn! What shall you knit?
Do you think your truck would like to retire to some place warm?
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

CursingMama said...

Oh Sheepie - don't you observe just about every day? I would think going through the old archives and remembering the day of The Fart would be the best observation to document. he he he he he

Lorraine said...

Does your teacher accept handspun yarn in lieu of papers? Gorgeous yarn!

debsnm said...

Didja ever think that maybe your teacher reads knitting blogs in her spare time? Hmmmm? Just sayin'.

Mia said...

Amen sistah!

And why, pray tell, did we not get a PICTURE of Bob and Larry????

::laughing::

Jeanne said...

Count me in amongst those with deadlines who are instead procrastinating by reading knitblogs. I need to catch up in Econ (five chapters), finish embellishing and sewing my quilted piece for Surface Design, and attempt to read for another class for Thursday. No time to do any work tomorrow—four classes, a project meeting and a field trip. Never mind laundry, litterbox and showering. Oh yeah, that. Personal hygiene, who needs it?

Sheepie, your yarn is just gorgeous!

Annie said...

What can I add to the previous comments.
Bribery of your professor is obviously not an option - how could you possibly give away such beautiful yarn?

C said...

Since I read ahead and see you finished the paper - I can say, lovely yarn! without suggesting bribery.