Monday, February 06, 2006

Knitting Olympics: I'm in

Not only that, I'm on Team Canada, thanks to the generosity and inclusiveness (would you expect anything else from a Canadian?) of team captain Kelly. Here is the e-mail exchange we had to determine my eligibility:

"On 1/23/06, doulicia wrote:
I am a Candianphile or whatever you call someone who loves Canada. I sing my kids to sleep with the Canadian National Anthem, I observe Canadian Thanksgiving, and I know today is election day. I even know your top 3 candidates (Harper, Martin, Layton). The U.S.'s politics are completely embarassing and I'd love to affiliate with Canada instead. For the knitting olympics that is. May I?

From: Kelly
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 12:11 PM
To: doulicia
Subject: Re: Can I join Team Canada if I'm American?

Hi doulicia! Of course you can :) Once the CAL blog is set up, I'll be sending out a mass email with directions on how to rego for it. That way you can show off your project.
ps -- I know Canadians you know less about our country than you seem to. You should move here! :)"

Do I need more invitation than that?

Mind you I began knitting in January and have yet to finish a project (though the scarf I started for my son is nearly done). In typical bite-off-more-than-you-can-chew fashion, I have decided to try this for my first real, i.e. with directions and a gauge, project:

Am I inviting a nervous breakdown, or what?



Blogger I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

Remember why you started this (in part to knit at births while holding the space...) and remember that it's all "pain with a purpose." (Birth and learning to knit...right?) :)

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Blogger Latin's Lady said...

Video slots on the web has a fan club of there own, people just can’t get enough. Even when news slots are launched by the different software developers they get a standing ovation and are attacked with an intensity of a wolf mother protecting her cubs. It is like the New Years sale in Bond street where the entire population of crazy housewife’s fight over every garment and will draw blood if need be.

Lucky us the since the slots are online there is no such thing as a queue and you can play when you want. You don’t even have to get dressed.

Not that this has any relevance to who plays slots and who don’t. There is clearly according to the latest polls more women playing slots then men. Men seem to drift towards the poker and table games. But here is something us men have to watch out for, they are coming. And they are also coming in swarms.

And since we men can not do more then one thing at a time (at least that is what the women say) we are in trouble. Take Blackjack, they should be better at handling two and three hands then us. Texas Hold’em is up for grabs because of the pace and many factors in the game. So when you are playing against a women you might want to hold on to your chips (and maybe your hart as well) she could end up owning both of them. Women know we are simple beings, and do have this factor over us when playing face to face. All men are suckers to a nice smile, so in all fairness any poker game that has both men and women in it should be played online.

At least you will not be distracted by that nice perfume drifting in from the women next to you. It is so faint but a man has certain instincts and will try to get a good sniff. So leaning in (ever so careful) I still get booted from a game for trying to look at other peoples cards. And I had a straight lined up. Even the big smile I got from the women next to me did not really soften the blow of getting booted. At least the dealer understood me and just told me to take a break for a while. That is my 2 cents worth on the topic of women and gambling.

Signing off for now and heading towards the slots, someone told me there is a good chance of meeting women there. At least that is what they tell me on

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