22 April 2010

Greetings Earthlings!

Happy Earth Day!

(or as a neighborhood kid told me on the way to work this morning, "Today is Earthling Day!")

So ... Happy Earthling Day, too!

BTW, did you know that Al Gore has a yarn named for him?!?!  It's true.  I first learned this when looking through a new book, Knitting GreenThis has to be true, because Ann Budd was in charge of this book, and she wouldn't lie to me.  (We are close friends, actually.  Well - in my mind.)  Will this man stop at NOTHING???  I mean, an Oscar, a Grammy, and now a YARN?  Next thing you know, someone will say he should have been president ...

Seems like a slippery slope, naming yarn for individuals.  Not at all like naming patterns for people.  That makes perfect sense, even if that person doesn't know the technique required to knit said pattern.  Details, details.  I least I know how to knit, you know??? (In your face, Al!)

In other news, I am now almost 100% certain that I will not be jumping off a bridge anytime soon.  Though I've gotta tell you, I'm not sure I would have said that earlier this week.  Nothing in and of itself terrible, just a whole lot of little things that were making me feel overwhelmed and somewhat incapable of coping.  But I realized that giving up would mean that the terrorists have won, and I didn't want to be forever known for letting that happen ...

9 comments:

Lisa said...

I am glad to hear you will not be jumping off a bridge anytime soon!

mary said...

Gosh Bridget, please don't jump off any bridges. I know I'm not the most consistent commentor (commenter?) but I would miss you terribly!

Marie said...

No bridge jumping, Earthling!

Channon said...

I'm with you. The little things pile up and swamp me, and I don't know why. But no bridge-jumping, please?

Quilting Mama said...

So happy you won't be jumping - many of us here would have a deep void in our lives without all the uniqueness that is The Bridget.

Brigitte said...

What? Earthlings have their own day?! Wow, we just get everything, don't we?!! No wonder Mother Nature is so mad at us. ;)

No! Don't jump off the bridge!! The kitties may be a little miffed if their dinner is late. And we'd miss you, and stuff. Just sayin'.

knitseashore said...

I am glad you are feeling a little better. I know that feeling of overwhelmingness, and it is so not good.

I'm going to read the Highly Sensitive Person soon. I don't know if you necessarily identify with that personality trait, but the book looks like a good tool to help with the overwhelmingness that is sometimes life.

handeyecrafts said...

Yeah --- been meaning to tell you thanks for moving off the bridge. I need to step up there for a while.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Just so you know, the precedent is there. Schaeffer yarns does that ~ but as I recall they name woman from history. Don't get me wrong, I'll never buy a yarn named for Al Gore. I don't care how nice it is.

Sorry you are going through a tough spell. Ups and downs - life is full of them. Mine dramatically improved as of yesterday because I filed the last of a series of huge contentious briefs/motions and now I'll have a bit of a breather. All that with a puppy biting at me - LOL Calgon take me away.......