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random blather

There is neither lighter burden, nor more agreeable, than a pen

I’m pretty sure I was given a fountain pen by one of my parents when I started first grade—they’re supposed to help with your handwriting, make it tidier and nicer. It didn’t really work out for me that way, and I stopped using a fountain pen in favor of pencils or ballpoint pens. There were times when I picked one up, but I never stuck with it. Just before I moved to Poland, I decided to buy myself a “nice” fountain pen and try it out again. It wasn’t  ...

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domestic virtues, knitting, random blather

omg where is the coffee?

I blocked another shawl yesterday! I’ve got an Ishbel to photograph and write up, and I’ve taken the pins out of a Bridgewater this morning, so I may do both at the same time. I miss my blocking wires terribly, because blocking lace with waste yarn threaded through (waste yarn that’s kinda thin and not very strong and at risk of breaking) isn’t very convenient, especially since it stretches and then the tension goes all to hell. Marta helped me pin this one out, and  ...

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random blather

wherein I freak the fuck out

When I was in New York for the first time a few years back, I went to a bunch of museums (mostly because it was too damn hot to do anything outside). I bought a book of tickets to various museums and attractions (ah, Empire State Building, where you stand in line to stand in line to get into the building and stand in line, and then about four more lines before you get to the terrace and have to fight your way through all the crowds NEVER AGAIN OMG), and one of them was the Guggenheim. I’m  ...

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movies, random blather

I’m so bored even Tumblr isn’t helping

My computer is slowly but surely nearing a forced retirement, I think. Mostly it’s the browser acting up, and maybe I could streamline things a bit, get rid of a few of the extensions I’m not using, but I’ve cut it down already and it’s still glitching. AdBlock keeps giving me “unresponsive script” errors, and if I run pages like Tumblr or god forbid, play Glitch, I end up having to force quit and restart things because it’s just lagging so much. IDK. I’m using Firefox, Safari and Chrome  ...

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