Because one can never have enough neuroses, along with my new tuteurphobia, I recently developed a sudden, rabid, deep, and all-consuming jealousy of Hercules, in particular of his cleaning of the Augean stables. The mythophiles among you will remember that Labour #5 was to clean the vast stables in one day, so, being All About the Shortcuts, Herkie altered the route of two rivers so that they would sweep through the stables, scouring them clean. Voila! Done, with enough time left over to enjoy a double-tall latte, a biscotti, and a leisurely perusal of the sports pages.
In comparison, when I was cleaning my house last night, I vacuumed my area rug.......and developed blisters. A scant three minutes of pushing and pulling, and I develop blisters. What a total unHerculean cleaning-weenie! So now, the lazy princess in me has decided to go the more direct route, has opened all the doors and windows, and is busily trying to find a local river to divert through the house, although the only thing nearby is a pathetic little creek, half of which struggles lamely along under a mall parking lot. That, and, to my surprise, I seem to be encountering great resistance from the EPA along the way. I’ll bet if Hercules had to deal with the EPA, the dude'd still be shoveling giant-cow poop and wouldn’t be quite the he-man he is considered to be today.
Because this is apparently going to be a “smokescreen” day where I ramble on about neuroses, Greek gods, and governmental agencies, and nothing I write about has anything to do with knitting, here, an article about the ten most annoying alarm clocks.
And, here, the web site of an artist who creates wooden goblets using your profile for the base.
Oh, wait, watch! I can squeeze out one small mention of something knitting-related! I discovered yesterday that the Dulaan "Suggested Patterns" Web site was sorely out-of-date and many of the URLs were obsolete, so I've deleted old links, updated whatever URLs I could update, and have added new patterns (the Danny Sweater I (smaller sizes), the Danny Sweater II (larger sizes), the Ski Hat, the Quick Knit Ribbed Hat & Reversible Rib Scarf, and the Cross-Country Chullo).
Happy weekend, everyone!