*This is the sound you make when you try to hold in your excitement and mushiness at receiving a very touching email/phone call/note/whatever but then you can't quite hold it in because you are the type of person who, in the words of my friend Meadow, cries at puppies.

This is at leas the fourth Saturday in about six weeks that I'm going in to work and I'm so tired but I have so much to do and I'm so worried - and at the same time I can't figure out how to integrate the other things I want to do today, like going to the video store, getting a latte, and stopping by two different Indian cultural shindigs. Even as I write this out I realize that these are tiny problems and that I just need to calm down. But my brain...it's tired. I feel like this:
natalie dee

And then I get one of those "buh" thingies and everything is better - even if I don't schedule myself perfectly today, as long as I get my work done well and am careful with the people I care about, life is pretty good. But I still wish I could take my dog to work and didn't have to leave him on his own again (or just had disposable income that I could earmark for buying my own copy of InDesign for Mrs. Peel).


(That's fun to say!)

The Schmap guide to York includes three photos I took on my visit there last March (St. Mary's Abbey, St. Helen's, and St. Martin's Church). Neato!

In other news, the weather continues to be fabulous, and it's inspiring me to knit. Outside. Wearing a scarf. I found a pattern I like, Green Jeans from the current Knitty, to go with some yarn I've had for almost a year (instead of buying new yarn - what restraint) - and now I just have to figure out if I have circular needles that will work. Where are my circulars, anyway? I haven't done anything in the round in years, so fingers crossed. I haven't read the pattern all the way through yet, but it seems to avoid setting arms into arm holes, which is where my projects go most wrong


It's 73 and crisp and sunny. It's perfect. I wore a jacket and scarf when I walked Leroy this morning, and I could see my breath. Huzzah! And as my new favorite person whom I don't actually know Natalie Dee says, it's cardigan weather!

I rambled about other stuff too. Wanna see?

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projects, friends, etc.

  • I love Bollywood so much that I made a separate blog for it.
  • remember when I went to Australia?
  • when you take grad school too much to heart re: literature
  • when you take grad school too much to heart re: travels
  • The Trophy Wife
  • rock and roll lifestyle
  • Why God Why
  • Technically not a friend, as not a human, but still a place I love very much, so it counts: Massey College
  • credits

  • Blog design is based largely on Not That Ugly with some ideas from Firdamatic with some additional tweaking
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