firstfallenpanda: (cheatknit)
Hmm, long time no post. I just don't seem to be in the mood for posting lately, I'll often start typing a post and then think "meh, no one wants to read this arb crap". But here's an updatey post anyway :).

My lovely husband bought me a spinning wheel for my birthday! It's a second-hand Ashford Traditional Double-drive (if that means anything to you :P). I'm very excited, I can't wait to start spinning my lovely alpaca and merino rovings that I have. Also, there's a large demand for second-hand wheels so if I don't take to it I can sell it on. P is always surprised by the market for knitting stuff :). My cats are enjoying the wheel, of course anything I bring into the house is a cat toy. Also, Scroob sent me some delicious Camelspin! It's the best yarn ever.

Tickets to Germany are booked and paid for. We're also staying a night in Amsterdam, I'm really keen to see the van Gogh museum. Thank you to all those who contributed to the Honeymoon Fund, I think P sent out thank you emails last night. If you didn't get one and should've then please let us know. It was so hectic that I wouldn't be surprised if some of the cards got misplaced.  There are some wedding pics up at my Flickr stream, we have more that we need to upload.

Now that I'm married I think my biological clock has started to tick. Obviously it was just waiting for the wedding since for the past few years I've been non-committal on the having babies issue. Yes, they're cute and sweet and cuddly but they take up time and money that could be spent on other things like travel and knitting. Also, you don't get any sleep or time to read and there's screaming and tantrums and vomit and then they hit teenagerdom and it's a whole new batch of horrors. Having spent time with P's mum recently I'm beginning to see the reason for having kids. She said that she'd always wanted kids so that she wouldn't be alone when she was old and I think that now that she's a widow it's even more true. I know that statistically I will outlive P and I don't want to be the lonely widow aunt with 39 cats (well, the cat part isn't so bad). At any rate, babies are beginning to not look so bad. The cuteness of Scroob's baby isn't helping at all :P. I think I need to babysit more to reawaken me to the horrors of babies/small children. I think a few good tantrums and vomits will help me see reason and tell my clock to stfu :).

I'm dying of hayfever at the moment too, which is making me a very grumpy panda. I'm not looking forward to the weekend away SCA event next month, the venue is full of flowers and grass and I usually spend the entire time sniffling in the hall. I need a bubble. I also need to finish sewing all my new garb (Saxon, v boring but easy and comfortable until I know what I want to do).

See, a very boring post :P.
firstfallenpanda: (Default)
Bleh. I am still full of snot, but no longer coughing up aliens. I'm a bit cross that I had to miss the outing to Monkeytown* yesterday, but it's probably for the best.

I know I still need to do a big "what we did on our holiday" post, but I'm waiting till I get a paid Flickr account** first so I can upload all photos and link them in the entry.

* won't you take me to...

** *hint* *hint*
firstfallenpanda: (firstfallen)
I suppose it was my own fault for googling "i eat babies livejournal icon". I got this result (NSFW and definitely NSF people with children or squeams).

While on the one hand I support freedom of speech and find many bizarre things hilarious, I really do fail to see the humour in pictures of abortions and actual dead babies. The fact that there's a whole LJ community devoted to this kinda freaks me out a bit. Not only do they find these things funny, some of them are actively against having children and make fun of people who are offended by their humour. Now, I've ridiculed my fair share of comment-wankers on stupid forums and silly topics, but I think this one goes a bit Too Far.

Is there a line that has been crossed here? Just what in the world of humour is Too Far? I read an article a while back about a comedian who groped a woman on stage as part of his "act" and many of the audience seemed to think that was too far. How much can be justified in the name of humour? I don't think I'm speaking from a bunny-and-baby-hugger POV here. Do people who don't like babies as much as me also feel really grossed out and offended by this? There's a difference (in my mind) between those 90's "dead baby jokes" and _actual_ pictures of dead babies with LOLs written on them. What's next, LOLabortions*?

I have not read the community posts, nor have I read the Something Awful article mentioned in my first link. If I feel any differently afterwards, I'll update.


* I can see it now, an aborted foetus with "Life, you're doing it wrong" on it. Sadly, that wasn't the only Lol-caption that sprang to mind. Do I need help because I could think of at least 5 captions for a picture of an aborted foetus?

Celery!

Nov. 26th, 2007 05:24 pm
firstfallenpanda: (rollpanda)
Hah!! Seeee, it's not just me. While mine's not that strong (thankfully) it's still pretty bad. Nausea, hives, headaches. Urgh. And you all thought I was making it up.

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