Saturday, October 21, 2006

Mr. Miyagi where are you!!



I need some Mr. Miyagi kung fu training for patience. I need to wax on and wax off to learn that rushing to the finish line is not the goal, but to enjoy the journey as well. Signs that I need help:

1) My Pomatomus Sock/Glove: working on size 1's was not the best idea for me. Given, I can do it and I AM doing it but second glove syndrome may be right around the corner.



But who can resist the calming waves of the Pomatomus Sock/Glove? BTW, I have not been able to say the name since I started always coming out Pomitomus or PomUtomuses or PAmotomus. Finally I decided to figure out what the Hell this was. On my way to finding the phoentic spelling of Pometonmuses. I found this picture:



With such a pretty pattern I imagined this to be a much prettier fish. Oh well, at least my sock/gloves look better than that fish.



2) Battlestar Galactica: I have fallen in love with this show ever since adnor got me hooked. Now the third season has started and I am without cable (have been for 2.5 years which is the first and longest period I have been without it). I am reliant on either my mom's TiVO or iTunes. Instead of waiting a week to see the episode, I instead paid $1.99 because I just couldn't wait!!

4) My sewing: I say this as though I have taken more than one class. I started the class on Monday. As the teacher was describing the various aprons we could make and their various skill levels. I picked one of the hardest ones, of the easy skill level that is, to try and do. Then she asked how much sewing I had done. Ummmm....

So after swallowing my overachiever nature, I settle for one of the two she had mentioned for my skill level (read: no sewing skill at all). But I vowed to myself that I would get the apron done AND make the potholder DAMN IT!!

3) My driving: I probably drive too fast. Given I do have good reflexes and can anticipate the stupid moves of other drivers (this comes from years of video game play). But sometimes I find myself yelling at people in my car because they are driving the speed limit when no one else is. I can't believe that I am yelling at them for obeying the law. Makes me sad to think this as I speed past them leaving them in the dust.

So patience is a virtue that I do not possess and if Mr. Miyagi was here I would be waxing cars for quite some time. But until then I expect that age will temper my impatience.

Now when is that sock/glove going to be done....ERRRR!!!

5 Comments:

Cookie said...

Your pomatomus glove/sock is coming along nicely! I'm with you on speeding past people who are ONLY going the speed limit. And I have a lot of fun yelling at other drivers. My DH thinks I'm crazy for doing it, but it's cathartic.

crafty chica said...

i love battlestar galactica! thanks god they show it on national channel in here.. i love how pomatomus looks great! and yeah, give my blog adress to Mr. Miyagi, i would love to have his service also, i have alot of temper to get under control... :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, that sock is really nice...I am very impressed with your skill for this being a first sock! Do you drink coffee or tea? Your SP

Nora (Black Dog Knits) said...

Your FIRST socks??? WOW! I love the colour and your skills are amazing!
PS: I'm having a sock competition - come on over and make a suggestion (but Pomatomus is already taken). x

Pennie said...

that is so pretty, love the pattern . . . enjoyed reading your blog too