There’s a lot of stuff I don’t get.
(No kidding, really?)
Today’s “Hmmmmmm” is about public transportation. I’ve been reading the London Underground Tube Diary a lot lately, and a couple of days ago delved more deeply into the site.
On the one hand while it gratifies me to know that Washington DC doesn’t have exclusive rights to the drooling morons who are trying to pass for thinking humans, I do find it disturbing to note that self-absorbed, inconsiderate hogs on the subway seem to be universal. Even if one is unused to taking public transportation, one can look around and see how others are going with the flow (like standing to the right and walking to the left on escalators). Sigh.
Yesterday morning there was an annoying incident on the train. A man (who incidentally was hogging two seats by piling his crap on the seat next to him while people were standing) came out of his reverie to note that the train was at his stop and the doors were about to close. In his haste to get off the train he was tripping over his briefcase and an insulated case that presumably contained his lunch. He dropped the insulated bag.
A young man picked it up to hand it to him and Mr. Moron actually pushed the young man out of the way as he rushed past him. The young man ran after him to give him the bag and Mr. Moron once again shoved him as he got off the train, just as the doors were closing. The young man stood by the train doors and held up the bag as the train pulled out of the station so the idiot could see he’d left his lunch.
My first thought was “He deserves to lose his lunch.” Then I started thinking about terrorism. Maybe there was a bomb in the bag and this was a carefully orchestrated plot to leave it on the train.
I really really hate that we have to think like that.
Lucy would like to thank everyone who left a comment about her pretty, fluffy tail. I can tell she is vain about her tail because she invariably walks around with said tail straight up in the air. Sometimes her nose is in the air too.
Having such a long tail can be quite handy, she says. When she curls up to take a nap, she can use it as a pillow!
Lucy’s tail, by the way, is 14 inches long. That’s 35.56 centimeters.
Here’s what I’m gonna knit my CritterKnitter blankies from — Plymouth Encore Chunky. Now I just have to get it in gear and actually knit them.
But I had a thought. I maybe be adept at knitting, but I’m one heckuva lousy crocheter. (Is crocheter a word?) I did crochet an afghan once and it came out really pretty. But I’ve not done a thing since then, and that was over 20 years ago. So I’m thinking about attempting to crochet at least one blanket. Hopefully the critters won’t laugh at my attempts.
Stand back everyone! This may get ugly.
Flora! Flora! Flora!
Time for an update pic! Not a lot of progress because I had to wind more yarn into balls and perform various household tasks last night.