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Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Bi-Monthly Update

The pace continues unchecked over here at Chez Insanity. I have a part time job starting on Tuesday for a company up in the City (also known as San Francisco). Twenty hours a week, not including my choo choo ride up there and back. However, they have an "office dog" and a jeans and t-shirt dress code so it's all good. The job itself ... well ... well basically I'm updating a porn star database. No, I'm not kidding. Really, this should come as no surprise to anyone that reads my blog on a regular basis. Normal is not in my vocabulary. It's a perfectly ordinary office, it's not like THEY FILM RIGHT THERE. And besides, it makes me giggle. I am 12.

So in between interviewing for bizarre jobs there has been some knitting.

Charity Hat #3 is done. Feel free to tell me you think it's ugly, as the kind lady at Knit Night on Friday did. Or as she so eloquently put it, "You know, this doesn't do anything for me at all." I happen to like pink, orange and red together. And she had an ugly haircut so she's hardly in a position to criticize.

More knitting ...

The Tofutsies Store Sample. What can we say about this sock? Well nothing really. It's pink, it's purple and I've about had my fill of plain stockinette socks for now. So I cast on for Aija's "RPM" socks using Universal Yarn's Ditto. Yet another store sample. Although I'm not sure about copyright infringement. If I knit a sock from a published pattern and it is put on display in a yarn store with a tag that states where the pattern comes from, is that bad? Aija, are you out there? Does anyone else know? I'd hate for my porn star career to be interrupted by a stint in jail.


  • At 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tofutsie hasn't worked for me yet either. Cookie suggested holding it double. Maybe when I 'm not angry at it anymore. I'm going to try weaving with some and we'll see how that goes.
    I'm actually up for a job at a porn company... I love the environment after working for the government for 3 years.

  • At 4:51 PM, Blogger aija said…

    Dude, are you going to work for! My kid and I were at the SF Armory a few wks ago for a craft show-- I just wanted to go to see how awesome that old bldg is inside.

    I don't care about the copyright stuff for rpm. :) I don't think knitty does either-- but you can't print out the pattern and give it away, you can direct the customer to knitty so they can dl it themselves. (Advertising impressions and all that jazz).

    I'm knitting it too (laughing at the selfimportance of that), but was given a tip-- cast on 1 st less and just go p3, k6 around. Since it (multiple of 9) - 1, the pattern always switches on its own instead of needing to change on the new rounds.

  • At 5:13 PM, Blogger Sheepish Annie said…

    I am not ashamed to admit it. I've always wanted to be able to say that I know someone in the Porn Industry. I prefer to think of them as 'art films.'

    I also like the hat. That is art, too. Bad haircut lady is just jealous.

  • At 5:31 PM, Blogger Cookie said…

    It's shrimp yarn, there isn't much to say.

    You find the best gigs. *L*

  • At 11:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Will you look good in black and white
    stripes, or is it orange you must wear
    in prison now?

  • At 6:18 AM, Blogger Alwen said…

    Thanks for giving me my morning giggle!

  • At 7:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Leave it to you, my dear, to snag a job like that. What a hoot!! I think the hat looks pretty and I am sure it will be definitely loved by someone.

  • At 12:39 PM, Blogger sheep#100 said…

    Well, I am sure that they won't include "walk on actor" in the office staffs' job descriptions.




  • At 7:15 AM, Blogger Valerie Polichar said…

    A friend of mine worked at a receptionist in a phone sex place in Phoenix for a long time. She'd take the incoming calls and hook people up with the (supposed) person they wanted to talk to, who was usually some single mom who was trying to get some laundry folded and make a little money at the same time. You can't make up jobs like these. Whatever its past content, your resume will never be boring again!

    Sadly, the most exciting thing on mine was being fired from being a telephone salesperson for hanging up on the customers. (I really, really hated that job. I think I lasted 5 days.)

    Personally, I love that hat -- think it looks warm and toasty and cheerful. I suppose tastes vary, but I think whomever gets it will be quite excited to wear it.

  • At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What a great job you've got; I want it cuz I'm also 12!

    You know I love that hat so it must be good; the b*tch from your knit night needs to be smacked! Oops, did I just say that?

  • At 4:13 PM, Blogger the Lady said…

    Lady from knit night should take a lesson from Bambi and Co. I'm sure the recipient will be damn happy to have your hat. Cool job.

  • At 5:17 AM, Blogger catsmum said…

    that hat will certainly make the recipient feel a whole lot more cheerful than they were before ... and pffft to knit nite lady.

    and btw I may not have an exciting new job but as of a few hours ago I have a new goat house... goat pics tomorrow I promise !!!!

  • At 3:52 PM, Blogger Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said…

    I've met a few of those knit-night ladies. Now I just laugh at them and think comfortably what a wretched life they lead.

    I'm on to join in on your new job. If you need help that is, although you strike me as the kind of gal who will be able to handle it with both hands tied behind her back..NO, I didn't mean that! And I hate Tofutsies too, although I hadn't found a good reason until now - thanks!

  • At 7:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Don't listen to those knit night "ladies". Your hat is fantastic and the colour is great. That woman needs a life. Also, I envy you your job. I could use a good laugh at my job once in awhile. Cheers!


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