Wednesday, January 25, 2006

I passed 8th Grade Math

You Passed 8th Grade Math
Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!
Could You Pass 8th Grade Math?

Thanks to Peg for pointing me there.

Sunday, January 22, 2006


The Steelers are going to the Super Bowl!

I know that I'm late on the blogging front for this, but it just occurred to me to show my happiness in a form other than saying, in my living room, to my roommate and her boyfriend (who are both Broncos fans), "Yay! The Steelers are going to the Super Bowl!"

My little sister goes to school at the University of Denver, so she watched the game and cheered for the Broncos, because, in her words, "I don't want to die." She did promise to cheer for the Steelers as well, even if it was to herself. I appreciated that.

I would have enjoyed a Bears v. Steelers Super Bowl, but this way I have no conflict in my cheering. Steelers all the way, baby!

Yay! The Steelers are going to the Super Bowl!

Good Night.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Valerie Rae Light

I found her again! Thank you to the anonymous commenter who left her email address. That is the one that I tried about a year ago with no response, but I figured that since it was a fresh tip, I'd try again.

Now, I need to finish the never-ending Robots Carts so that I can leave work for the weekend and go to the yarn store with my fantastic roommate, but I wanted Val to always have something pop up when she Googles her own name.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Something I'm looking into

My friend Lacey who knits and knew Anne first is a Baha'i. I am fascinated by other religions so I am looking into it. I think that I like the Episcopalians enough to not switch, though I'm not much for religious practice anyway. (note that I don't exactly attend church regularly)

I give my mother credit for my religious curiousity. When I was in the depths of insanity that is preteen puberty I was very angry about going to church/Sunday School. My mom thought that it was important to be reminded that there is a god and that you need to be a good person. In elementary school she told me that I could be Jewish if I wanted, but I had to go to Sunday school and Hebrew school and services, or I could go to church and sunday school with her. From my point of view, 2 hours on Sunday morning was more than enough religion in a week, so I stuck with her, since I couldn't find a lower-commitment religion anyway.

When we moved to Minnesota, Eckankar's Temple of ECK was right there in Chanhassen, and if you want a weird religion, that's it. I'm not super familiar with it, but the ECKs that I've met are definitely a little different.

My father is from Salt Lake City, Utah, but as far as I know, he is not and was not raised in the Mormon Church. But he doesn't talk about it. Which makes me curious about Mormons, especially because Mormon Fundamentalists are nutty and sometimes violent.

Which brings me to my curiousity about the Baha'i faith. I will be asking Lacey lots more questions, and reading, but I think in the end I won't switch because it is a non-ritualistic religion. I like pomp and circumstance and stained glass and ritualized cannibalism and fancy vestments. What can I say, I was raised in a fairly High Church Episcopal congregation.

Do you have any further reading reccommendations? Your own story of religious curiosity or nuttiness? Leave comments.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Spinning Yarn - Knitting - Meditation - New York Times

I may be a blog slacker, but look at this cool article about spinning yarn.
Spinning Yarn - Knitting - Meditation - New York Times

I'm not just a blog slacker, but I'm also a knitting and spinning slacker. I finished Andrea's Mom's yarn, its a pretty green color with lots of depth from the color blending. That's about all I've finished though.

I'm going to go to bed and try to sleep off the exhaustion.