Sunday, June 26, 2005

Not much to report

I've had a busy weekend, but not a very exciting one. I got a few more rows done on the tofu sweater and emailed about getting more yarn. Unfortunately, the wrappers I have don't have a lot number on them which may lead to issues...

I did a little on the felted rose bag. I was hoping this could be my out in public project, but it's two stranded and a little too complicated for mindless work.

The rest of the weekend has been spent doing school work. I need to work ahead a bit because I won't be able to do much at my parents. The Blackboard system apparently doesn't work on dial-up and that's all my parents have. I'm planning on going to the library to use their computers, but I won't have a car and I don't want to be too much of a PITA.

Did finish another school book.
SB6. The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary - Simon Winchester. 70 years in the making, 12 volumes, 15,490 pages and out of date the instant it was finished. It's a fascinating story and reminded me that The Professor and the Madman has been on my list for a while. Ordinary average citizens did the bulk of the reading and quote collection for the dictionary and one of them happened to be a schizophrenic murderer locked in an asylum. The whole story of the OED is remarkable.

Back to work - Access lab and reading (always more reading) call to me.

1 comment:

Sara said...

Let's make a deal: If you read The Professor and the Madman first, you'll let me know how it is. If I read it first, I'll do the same. It's been on my "To Read" list for a while now.