Works in Progress
Wavy scarf for Christmas present in Manos del Uruguay (mostly on the shuttle, so it's slow going)

Current Obsession

Last Google Search
Airline prices from Sacramento to Memphis - my parents have both sold their houses!

We have tickets for the Old 97's on October 16! Happy anniversary, honey!

My Netflix queue, which saves me from real TV

Burritos with home-cooked pintos, sharp cheddar and spinach

Roasted peppers with crumbled queso fresco

Garden stuff
My poor garden - totally neglected and dry.

April 2003
May 2003
June 2003
July 2003
August 2003
September 2003
October 2003
November 2003
December 2003
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004

You talkin' to me?
Amazon Wish List

Many thanks to:
Artwork © Lian Quan Zhen


i got a new attitude - September 24, 2004

- - September 22, 2004

- - September 20, 2004

Is this thing on? - September 20, 2004

- - September 15, 2004

December 30, 2003

December 30, 2003 - 4:33 p.m.

Oh sweet jeebus, y'all, I have the worst headache of my life. Please make it stop. How am I going to drive home?

In other, oddly unrelated news, once I finish up a leftover Christmas project, I can finally start knitting Nicole.

The yarn and pattern have been languishing since July. I'm a little worried about the sizing, but guess I'll just be really careful with gauge. It's been a while since I've taken on something so complicated.

I know, it's stupid to post this the same day as my lingerie questions. But this is so pretty!

December 30, 2003 - 1:33 p.m.

Warning! I'm medicated and not making much sense. Read at your own risk.

I am capable of zipzerozilch today, Madame Employer, and you can bite my left boob if you really think it will motivate me in any way to get off my ass and work. I am supposed to be writing a guide to executive recruitment, but after the twelve single-spaced pages put together yesterday, my brain is applesauce.

Mmm, applesauce.

To take my mind off having a headache that feels like it's in a vice-grip (or maybe a C-clamp)*, let's discuss my current dumb working theory:

Men who date women like me don't like lingerie.

What do I mean by women like me? Well, two things really; first, I'm no little girl. My size 14s fit just fine, and everybody keeps telling me that there's no way these are B-cups.** (Weird, yes.) Don't get me wrong; I like my body. It's very bendy (lots of yoga, thank you) and it orgasms easily. And men seem to like it, especially in the last few years. But nobody will ever mistake me with those itsy-bitsy women on TV. Second, I call things like they are. If you want the truth, I'll tell you - carefully and kindly, but still. I'm an honest, moderately bright woman who doesn't like game-playing or pretending that I'm stupid.

Now, taking those two bits of info into consideration, I present to you that none of the men I've dated have been into lingerie. Not a one. I've tried teddies and corsets and waist cinchers, garters and robes and platform bras. Leather and lace, black and soft pastels, cotton and lycra. None of the men were much interested. No, what they want is nekkid, willing woman. Which is cool and all - no complaints.

It does make me wonder, though. Who are the men buying and looking at women in this stuff? Is it that they're attracted to a different kind of woman - slimmer, more obviously sexy? The bf thinks it's men who have a different idea of sex - that it's forbidden, somehow, or that women who like it are a little bit dirty. Frankly, I've never dated anybody who expected me to be shy about sex or wanted me to treat it as forbidden. Is it me - admittedly without the perfect body to wear the stuff? And is the Victoria's Secret catalog really whack-it-up material the way men say? Why do some men like it and some men not care at all?

I also wanna know: do you all like lingerie? Do you like wearing it or seeing it? I don't give a rat's ass about your gender - women have eyes, too. Don't try to tell me that straight women don't check each other out. Pffft. We're all looking at each other pretty much all the time. Now you know what I think - what's your call?

*Gee, aren't I all mechanical today? Scratcher's been teaching me about motorcycles. Go ahead, ask me about rear sets. Or you could ask me about sexy greasy men in tight 501's, which I know considerably more about.
**No kidding - twice during the holidays, another woman has stuck her hand down my bra, squeezed, and said, "Those are C's!" Ain't alcohol great?

Comments: Speak your piece!

former / latter

Attack of the Blogs
Adrift in Japan
All Guinness
Ator's Ramblings
Dating God
Everyday Stranger
Going Jesus
I Don’t Think
Jessica Lovejoy
Kat's Paws
Maison Pants
Mimi Smartypants
No Regrets
Real Live Preacher
The Dillhole Spotter
tremble dot com
Was I Screaming?

Talents 'n' Tempters
Anna Chambers
David Goines
Keri Smith
Loose Tooth
Peach Berserk
Rob Dario
S. Britt
The Bird Machine
Tim Biskup
Toothpaste for Dinner

Brain or Bust!
The Atlantic
Found Magazine
How Stuff Works
Knot Mag
The Morning News
OED Word of the Day
Project Gutenberg
Salon - Sex
Something Positive
Tomato Nation

Bonkers Fiber
Grey Eyes
In Sheep’s Clothing
Interweave Knits
Lorna's Laces
Perfect Touch
Red Lipstick
Stitch Guide
Sweater Project
The Yarn Co.
White Lies Designs

She's Crafty!
(thx, Beasties)
American Science and Surplus
crafty chica
Darma Trading
Feria Urbana
Fine Art Store
Get Crafty
Glitter Boards
Not Martha
Readymade Mag