Archive for August, 2003

Happy Birthday Me

Posted by jackie blue on August 20th, 2003

Thanks for your nice wishes in comments and email, everyone. I am fine, just supremely bummed. Today will be a low key birthday, spending the day shopping with my mother and we’ll have a really nice dinner. After that I will meet a friend for a late movie. I have plans tomorrow night with a couple of friends too so the mini-celebration will be extended. Maybe I’ll get some knitting done too! I’ve been way too distracted lately.

Maybe the birthday fairy will send me the man of my dreams.

Oh, and Happy Anniversary to my cute dog, Ty. One year together, baby. We made it.

What a few days

Posted by jackie blue on August 17th, 2003

Well, I wish I had happy things to report, but it’s been a little rough around here. I’m sure everyone knows about the Blackout of 2003. Well, when it hit, I was spending most of the day home in bed, since my boyfriend and I had a conversation on the phone (he was away on business) the night before that was leading to us breaking up. I was depressed and lonely on Thursday, and we were supposed to talk again that night. Then all the lights went out. Thinking it was just my apt. again (I lost my power a few weeks ago due to a short), I went into the hall and all was out, so then I thought it was just my building. I went back to bed and slept an hour or so. Then I got the dog and went out to the dog run when I found out that it was not only the whole city, but 9 cities. Wow. You know, the next few days everyone talked about suspecting terrorism again and that never even occured to me – I just thought what kind of fire caused this?

I spent the next 24 hours in misery. It was 90+ degrees, my building has no generator, and my flashlight was weak. I didn’t have enough candles but a friend gave me 3 more. My phones were all dead (cordless, and my cell phone battery was very low) so I had to use all my laundry quarters to call people. I was anxious about my relationship. I didn’t call friends and get together with anyone other than people at the dog run that I knew. I spent A LOT of time there, as it was cooler than my apt. and my dog had a hard time on the dark stairs so I didn’t want to go home too often.

On Friday, most people I knew were getting power back. Not me. I spent the whole day out in the run, and was pretty miserable. This should have been fun but it wasn’t. Then I was going to go to a friends but I found out my mother had power at 1 p.m. Finally, at 6:15, still without power in my place, I took a $40 cab ride to my mother’s.

On Saturday all was back to normal. Except in my life – since my boyfriend and I were finally able to talk, we called it quits. On the phone. Truth is, after 5 months together and having mostly great times together, we still knew it wasn’t meant to be. We were too different and although opposites attract, I think it’s hard to maintain a relationship when you have different views on so many things.

So, I am very sad. It’s my birthday this week and our plans together have now been squashed. I have not knit at all. I should, just to keep busy. Maybe I will today.

Ouch

Posted by jackie blue on August 12th, 2003

Just what is is with the shoe industry that they can’t make shoes that are stylish AND comfortable? Or, is it just my rotten feet? For the umpteenth time, I put on an adorable pair of spring green mules that I bought last spring. Very low kitten heel, so they should be pretty comfortable. But no. These shoes rip up the tops of my toes every single time, and I keep stretching them, hoping the next time won’t be so bad. I’m hobbling around barefoot at work again. And a perfectly cute, not so cheap pair of shoes will end up in the garbage. It infuriates me. (And before you ask, yes, they seemed very comfortable in the store).

Bored, and knitting. 7.5 squares to go.

Same old

Posted by jackie blue on August 11th, 2003

Nothing really new to report on the knitting front. I’m still plugging away at the same project, new projects dancing in my head but little time to devote to them.

Saturday we went to the Whitney specifically for the American Effect exhibit but we wandered the rest of the museum as well, then took a very long walk home. The rest of the weekend was mostly about relaxation and hanging with my dog. Yes, a perfect time for knitting too, and yet…

My nerves are a little shattered as I lost a client last week and this week I have my first interview for a full time job in a VERY long time. I like being a freelancer but this sounds like a good position and it’s close to home and a steady paycheck would be a wondrous thing. So my mind is not much on knitting lately.