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Nov. 12th, 2014 | 11:51 am

It just got cold here. Polar vortex, whatever the hell it is. It's here. 34 degrees right now. I'm just depressing myself, so i'll move on to other topics.

This weekend I am super-duper excited to be attending a two-day workshop on spinning yarns for knitting projects. It's sponsored by the weaver's guild and is being taught by Kate Larson. I just ordered 500g of fiber for another sweater project, so I'm looking forward to discussing plans with her for that fiber. It will also be good to see the weaver's guild folks since I've really pulled out of that organization the past couple years.

The past week or so has been crazy. I was in New Orleans at a conference that had me in an exhibit hall trying to talk to strangers from 6:45 am to 7:00pm each day, then i was expected to do shit like team dinners on top of that. It was almost torture. The one plus is I really do like the team I work with for these. They're really super people.

I got home Wednesday evening, then tried to participate in an ingress thing over near Waterloo IL. There was a big competition where it actually meant something to win the cycle, compared to normal when we pretty much always win. We had tried to do a big field to secure the win but it didn't end up working out. With some encouragement after that, I tried to plan my own big field. It did work out. We threw it on Sunday and won the competition. There were 15 layers of green over St. Louis, from Pittsfield, IL to Greenville, IL to Centerville, MO.

In between all that ingressing was a extraordinarily fun time in the central west end, celebrating Robin's birthday. Yayyyy. We ate such amazing food and had a delightful time in each other's company. A+++ Would hang out with those girls anytime. Note to douchebags all over the world: Do NOT show up at a nice brunch with a bathrobe over your clothes, then play music over your iphone speakers at the table. NEVER. NO. NO. NO.

Back to normal non-travel work this week. It has been a couple days of catch up, and yesterday I had my class at Craft Alliance. They're doing fantastic. Everyone made honey dippers, and it was really great to see how creative they all were.

Time to huddle under an afghan with cat and laptop for warmth now.

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Robin

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from: beebers
date: Nov. 12th, 2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
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God, those douchebags were SUCH DOUCHEBAGS. What special snowflakes.

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