July 15th, 2007

Calvin: Faces

Wow.....

I got interviewed yesterday by the local paper. The reporter was here for a bit over an hour; we talked about knitting, spinning, weaving, tatting, sheep, alpacas......and she took pictures. LOTS of pictures - her favorite was of me, inside my loom (aka Sharon Alderman in her old Interweave photos :grin:)with FO's scattered over the front beam. One of the spinning photos is supposed to be on the Front Page :ack:!

Because of her impending visit, I decided I should probably start the warping process....so I have 1/3 of a dishtowel warp measured and draped over the shafts. The warping mill (LOVE it!) is in the Family Room with the start of the next chain (she was totally flabbergasted at the amount of work and time needed to dress a loom - and even more so when she found out how quickly you weave it off. :grin:) Looks like I'll have some new dishtowels soon.....

I'm thinking my next big project will be a cotlin tablecloth....someone talk me out of it! :grin: I'd have to :gasp: BUY the yarn for it......:faints:

Got the TNG dvds in yesterday...from HONG KONG (No mention of it in the listing - he's from MN, supposedly.) :grrrr:. Needless to say, they don't play (I tried them in *4* dvd players, and, no dice - they wouldn't play at all on 3 of 'em; they started in the portable, but after about 15 minutes froze up and wouldn't do *anything* :sigh:) The seller said he'd send me another set so we could see if it was just this one...if the new set won't play, I'll get a refund. (I don't WANT a refund - I want to watch the dvds!!!) Ahhh, well......

Gotta get breakfast ready...
Disney: L&S Stitch bonking head

Sermon Notes...

Y'know, I'm glad I started doing this - I found out that I'm not the only one frustrated. :sigh: It's a very sad thing...but, anyway.

Today's Gospel was "The Good Samaritan". *Everyone* knows the story, and everyone knows the moral "help everyone, even (especially) if they are NOT like you". So, I thought that hey - this is ONE sermon I won't get disgusted over.

Yeah....Right.

First off, he describes a painting by Rembrant (and we have a bit of a digression over Rembrandt's full name...WTF.) :yawn: Painting....hmmm, maybe he'll tie it in sooner or later. Then he brings up the fact that, in the lower right (left? Whatever) corner there is a dog....doing his business. ???????????!!!!!!!!???????????

The rest of the sermon? Focused ON THE DAMN DOG. :blink: Oh, he tried to claim that it was bringing the ordinary into the divine....but it didn't work. I guess it never occurred to him that maybe the dog was just...filler. There because maybe Rembrandt had some spare space.......

The point is, Pastor didn't mention the *story* at all, except in the description of the painting. He tried to tie in Luke 13 (quick synopsis: 3 year old fig tree, no fruit. Owner wants to chop it down and replant, worker says no, let me care tenderly for it for another year, and we'll see. I'll even fertilize it!)...but, no dice, unless it was the "put manure on it for a year" part he was referring to.

:sigh: I dunno what's gonna happen......but things, they will be a'changing, methinks. (Manure = Good Samaritan. THAT went over well.....)