Monday, July 27, 2009

It wasn't superwash afterall

Another date.....god help me

When someone describes themselves as giving, tolerant, deep and complex, one would think, being the gambler that I am ...that they may be two out of the four.

So, I met a gentleman for lunch. Apparently he decided the minute he laid eyes upon me that I wasn't the "one". We talked, laughed and generally carried on for 6...yes 6...hours. I wasn't sure about the chemistry, wasn't sure about him. He kept regaling me with stories about bis friends, his business people and how he was misunderstood. We laughed at each others stories.

He complained about the foam on the tea water, about the fact he got potatoes instead of tmoatoes ( he didn't tell the young woman his preference, in spite of the fact he went on and on about it to me before he ordered) When an elderly man was yelling into a cellphone, he stared at him with daggers in his eyes. He told me he searched the town for the cheapest breakfast ( and expects the waitresses to have ESP about the potato/egg thing )

We parted ways. He emailed me telling me he knew I wasn't for him, but found me interesting and wanted to keep in touch. I told him I based my decision to see someone based on their treatment of waitresses and their tolerance of old men on cellphones. Apparently he can tell me I am judgemental and mean for saying that , but him telling me my appearance made me a non-contender was perfectly polite.

Like buying wool labelled superwash and then finding it shrinks in the wash

NEVER believe a label that the person selling the yarn writes.....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What's your real gauge?

I am a trusting soul. When a yarn label says " 18 stitches and 24 rows " I assume, um, 18 stitches and 24 rows. I also assume when someone says, I am not married, or I am 53.....that they really aren't married, and are pretty close to 53. A change of needles and mood can take the 18/24 gauge and maybe add a stitch or two in each direction.
No matter the dating site, whether the symbol is a fish, some hearts or a big 'e', 7 years older is just that years older. Were he near to my age, it would be a moot point, but when this 'gauge swatch variability ' means he is closer to my mom's age than mine, I decide to switch projects all together. Like knitting a tank top in Eco wool.....thinking it may just have the gauge of a fine silk DK, eventually you have to wash it, see it naked and perhaps want to have sex without doing CPR before your orgasm.

just sayin'

Monday, July 20, 2009


Meet Leonard Cohen. He is perfect, and I am in love.