i did get a few things done yesterday- i updated 100 contacts in our database at work, did everything else on my work to-do list (minus one thing that i have to wait for a coworker's input on), and went and got q-tips and tokens ! i didn't have any time to go pick up my yarn, but i have a doctor's appointment later today and i might swing over and grab it then. buttttt i also feel cruddy so i may just go and come right home.
yesterday i met up with mouse and we went to green line, where i got a vegan chicken salad sandwich on a bagel and an iced coffee for dinner (i don't like coffee? but if i put like 53949034 sugars in an iced coffee it tastes like coffee ice cream ! i'm an adult !) and um, mostly talked about stephen king? i'm not sure why i brought it up, i think because my friend mentioned the dark tower and i remember mouse finishing the last books when they came out (since he started them at 14).
before i start talking about this, let's acknowledge that we all know stephen king is an awful writer. basically his books are like 2000 page dr. seuss books and are perfect for around age 11-12 when you have the stamina to read a long book but you don't yet understand adult language and themes. he comes up with stories that would make a good wikipedia entry and instead makes them thousands and thousands of pages.
anyway, mouse explained the plot of several stephen king books to me and they all sounded super interesting, and i know they aren't, so i'm actually going to read their wikis sometime soon ! i also found out that the stand is about everyone dying of the flu and since christina used to work in pandemic flu preparedness i have decided to bug her by asking her stuff about the stand like it is a real life thing ! she's going to love it !
look how scary stephen king is ! a coincidence since he writes horror novels.
after that, i came home and we raided. the icecrown buff is up to 10% now and everything was easier than usual- we downed putricide in 3 attempts and also killed the princes. it was our most successful night so far... exceppppppptttttttttt that i got in a fight with a normally cool dude who was ardently defending his right to use the word 'bitch' and another guy made a rape joke ! the second guy is just some random recruit so i wasn't surprised, but the first dude is normally a nice person who got realllllllllly hostile and weird when i tried to talk to him about it. i wonder why dudes think it is their place to tell women that misogyny isn't offensive?
or why some dudes are so adamant about using misogynistic language/terms as if it is a god-given right? i will never understand it. like, it's already a guild rule, how is it not even possible to reign it in for 4-8 hours a week? after the past week, it is a bummer that i have to put up with misogyny in a video game i play to have fun, but it was nice that there are some dudes (paul, gavin, jeff, ibrahim) who will speak up to other dudes about it rather than supporting you in private and not wanting to rock the boat publicly. our guild leader said he would talk to the dude but whatever.
annnnnnnnnnywayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy last night i was looking for masculine sock patterns on ravelry so i could make mouse a pair of socks, and i found these:
holy shit ! i want to make them ! they're pretty advanced for me because i haven't really done much colorwork or even made a sock yet but i'm pretty confident that i can teach myself to make them. the pattern won't be on sale til april 10 but i'm excited ! i don't wear socks and jeanne isn't like, a precious bird sock person, so i'm not sure what to DO with them, but i really want to try making them.
so, yeah, i had a dark spot in there and i don't feel well, but stephen king and complicated socks are balancing it out a little. i'm going to do some work from home before my appointment (and maybe burst out of my room right now to scare christina before she goes to work, since she probably thinks i already left for work ! why does this entry have two things about hassling christina? i'm turning into a problem child).
p.s. jeanne is getting vaccinations today for her trip to colombia and she thinks needles suck, so wish her luck !
p.p.s. tomorrow is vinegar the cat's cat birthday and i'm going to see if i can make it ! i'm scared of walking in some parts of south philly at night because it's so teenagery.