Monday, July 23, 2007

So much for that...

...I borrowed Colleen's copy of the seventh Harry Potter book last night, and in between paroxysms of delight, I didn't really find any time for knitting. I'm a shamefully bad knitter. But I am a really kick-ass reader. Also a really tired one, as I stayed up til almost three this morning enjoying the wizardy goodness.

The manger from hell was actually pretty pleasant today, I was more than a little suprpised. Business was slow, so I ended up doing ont very much all day. I found out that "my" obscene phone caller is back, which was rather an unpleasant surprise. He knows where I work, what I look like, and where to reach me. Meanwhile, all I know about this dude is that he's creepy, has a terrible cell phone, and watches some really shitty porn, assuming that's where he gets his material. I'd sort of hoped that when I switched stores, he'd go away. Apparently, he hasn't. It's a little scary to know he figured out where I'd gone in a matter of weeks. Granted, the new store's not exactly far from the old one, butI didn't publicize the move. Anyway, I'm feeling all freaked out and vulnerable and pissed by a guy who's semi-stalking me that could be virtually anyone. Grr!

Sunday, July 22, 2007


It's been well over a week, I think, since I last posted. Whoops! So much for staying on top of keeping this thing current! Still, it's my blog and I can update it when I have time.

Not much to report, really. Progress on my blanket for the knitalong is quite slow still, I'm going to have to spend all tonight and all this week knitting like a fiend. Not that I mind that so much, really. Knitting's so therapeutic, when you don't find a mistake six or seven rows back and have to frog the poor piece. I'm running out of yarn! This scares me more than a little, I really prefer to have too much rather than finding out that I have to go buy more. That's especially the case here, because the blanket is for somebody else, and becuase this yarn has a dyelot. I'm using Plymouth Yarn's Encore Colorspun. The ball band doesn't say what the color's called, but it's a bunch of bright, happy yellows and reds and pinks mixed in with white. I figure since it's variegated, I won't have to worry about the dye lot as much.

Kate's got the last Harry Potter book, and I can't hardly wait to read it when she's done, though I'll be sad to see the series ending. I'd considered waiting til Jim and I went on vacation, since I read these books in marathon mode (i don't move from the spot i'm reading in except for absolute necessities), and that's the first stretch of time I'll really have off from work, but it doesn't seem fair to Jim somehow.

I have to open my store with my evil manager tomorrow, and I'm really hoping he's in a decent mood. He gave himself the weekend off (again), and we ended up getting swamped, plus we got our stock shipment (henceforth referred to as "truck," just like at every other retail establishment) on Friday. The new guy and I managed to put everything away and even straighten up a little, but nothing we do is ever enough for our manager. He's really terrible.

Time to go knit til my fingers fall off!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

This is so much less creepy than myspace....

...which is why I've picked up a blog over here. Myspace is still an interesting way to keep track of what few friends I have left there who blog, but this is so much less creepy than saying I have a myspace page.

So, this is me. I'm Emily, and I live in southern New Jersey. I went to college for a year at Albright, and I loved it. I ran out of money after my third semester, and now I'm back at home, working full time as a parts-sales manager at one of my local Autozones and hating every minute of it. Evenutally, I will have enough money to put myself through the rest of college and law school, and then look out, world.

I'm a recent convert to knitting, and I'm learning a lot about patience, and why it's not okay to swear when you're knitting something for a newborn. I joined the Tour de France knitalong, and am using it as a kick in the rear to finish a blanket for a friend who's having a baby. It's a fun project, and I managed to get about four rows (perhaps two inches) done last night before bed. I didn't have to close my store today, so I'm hoping to get quite a bit more done, assuming I don't run out of yarn. I may not have enough to finish this lovely blanket, which would probably cause me to cry. Darn it, I knew i should've knitted a swatch.