October 2011


This week just seems to be MY WEEK.   Friday night, Nikolai called me out on being mean to him without cause or good reason.  I guess Some People don’t like dead legs when I disagree with them.  Who knew?  thought I was expressing my opinion, but he thinks I was being needlessly cruel.  Potayto, potahto.  All I’m saying is, when he says something I don’t like, he might get punched in the thigh.  OR not, now.  Because he doesn’t like it and gets sad or whatever.  Pshhhhhh.
Nextly, at work having a discussion with a friend brought up my tendency to play devil’s advocate and argue sides of conversation I don’t even agree with, just because I can.  I do it because I think so many people write off all sides of an issue once they decide which they agree with, and decree that side to be right.  When that is done, everyone who disagrees becomes the enemy instead of another rational being who believes their view is valid, and also the right side.  Then nothing gets done between the factions because everyone’s too busy fighting the enemy.
I would let this friend start telling her side, and then I’d save time later by defending the opposing side right away.  I’m all about efficiency in communication, you see.  It would seem that she does not appreciate my efficiency, instead preferring me to hear her out, and let her allow the other view some validity in her own time.  BUT IT TAKES SO LONG AND I’M FASTER AT IT AND STUFF.  It seems that she feels condescended to whenever I do that. Well too bad, Senorita Sensitive!  I have things to do and communication to facilitate.  I can’t sit here all day and listen to my friends finish sentences.  I have things to do.  Good grief.
ed. note:  Please realize this was all tongue in cheek.  I don’t like learning unpleasant things about myself, so I trivialize them and adjust blame so I can deal.
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I found a lovely knit sweater pattern which I knew would not fit me.  I made it anyhow because clearly I am smarter than a vintage sweater pattern.  I don’t even need to make sleeves.  I can make it a sweater-vest thing.  I can even add in extra panels on the sides and stitch them in at the end.  It won’t mess up the fit, it will make it perfect for me.  I won’t measure, I don’t even need to do that.

 

On an unrelated note, does anyone want a nice lavender sweater-vest?