Friday, December 24, 2004

Day 2, the stupidining

As I watched the Butcher's tiny car slide back down the hill for third time, I knew I was going to be carless once again. The Butcher's car sits at the end of our dead end, pointing towards freedom, but too light to take anyone there. My car, though, model of German/American ingenuity (and Dodge's genius for developing a body style that reminds all us thirty-somethings of the 80s Cameros we wanted so desperately to get laid in) can get up the hill. And so, there it goes without me, on its way to a day that does not include another 14 hours of tv. How much do I regret leaving the manuscripts I was planning on reading in the airport on Sunday in my car? Oh, a hell of a lot. How much TV can one girl watch? Yesterday, I crocheted a hat for my mom and got about 2/3 of the way done on one for me. Today, sunny though it is, will see the completion of that hat and the start, I predict, of another one. It's weird. If I had a car, I'd have no problem with staying in all day. But without my car, I'm utterly unable to come up with things for me to do. On the upside, at least the Butcher will have to buy me a tank of gas.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Corporate Shill said...

It's the whole independence thing from your Girls With Cards post? With the car, you choose to be at home. Without the car, you're trapped.

But you can crochet a hat for me anytime.

I am working on knitting scarves for everyone. I found this yarn called "Sinsation" and it's so soft and luxurious it makes you want to rip off your clothes and roll around on it.

1/04/2005 03:58:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

I'm making a hat for the boy with runes tattooed on his back that lives up the street. We'll see if he likes it and if the weather drops down cold enough for him to need it.

It's funny to me that before I left for Philly, I was iced in and today it's pushing 70. The 4th day of January and I didn't bother to wear a coat.

1/04/2005 04:09:00 PM  

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