Monday, February 25, 2008

Things, other than blogs, that keep me entertained

Yes, Virginia, I do have non-internet related hobbies.

For starters, I read. A lot. Most of my recent reading adventures have been documented over at the UBC. Now, I know I just said I was going to talk about my non-internet hobbies. And I am. See, not all books I read are appropriate for the UBC. Another book I read recently: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Quilting.

See, children, my mother bought me a sewing maching as a graduation present. So instead of letting it gather dust, I've actually been putting it to use by learning to quilt. So far I've only made a few quilt squares, but I'm hoping I'll be able to make a complete quilt by this summer. Go here to check out some of the stuff I've done so far. I was going to put the pictures in the post but there are some technical difficulties.

I've also been cooking a lot more recently. I'm not really "good" at it yet, but I've been making dinner a couple times a week. I haven't killed a family member yet. But tomorrow's dinner is going to be more complicated, so I'll let you know if there are any fatalities.

Along with my growing obsession with ER reruns, I've been trying to catch up on General Hospital. It's not really working out. I've been taping it every day, but I also tape 2 hours of ER everyday, and it's kinda hard to go from such quality-soap-opera-hospital-shenanigans to such half-assed-soap-opera-hospital-shenanigans. And since there are only a handful of characters about whom I actually give a shit (the Spencers, Dr. Robin and Dr. Patrick, and Maxie), it's not really worth it. But it is the end of Feb sweeps so soon we'll know who's been killing all the Port Charles ladies. Or we may already know, I haven't watched Friday's episode or today's yet.

Hey, remember last year (I think it was May sweeps) when Lucky was [sexily] addicted to pills and having an affair with Maxie and Liz was going to leave him because she's a whore who was pregnant with Jason's babay, meanwhile Lulu had slept with her step-brother Dillon Quartermain and was pregnant and had made the extremely difficult decision [JMB was robbed at the Emmys!] to have an abortion despite the fact that the Q's had done everything they could think of to make her have the baby, and Luke showed up and supported Lulu and then, after dropping Lulu off at the clinic, goes to see Laura and right at 7 (the time of Lulu's abortion), he takes Laura's hand and looks at her with so much sadness... you can't tell me there are no good actors on soaps! Just watch the clip below, this is the type of thing I wish they would do more often. Had they submitted this episode to the Emmys, they would have won Best Drama for sure.

Anyway, the point I was trying to make was that I do things besides play online. And, according to my own list, I like to read, sew, cook, and watch soap operas. Moral of the story? I'm like a housewife, but with less sex.


Abby-Wan Kenobi said...

I read the news today. We are so worldly, what with the hobbies and reading and stuff.

I wish I cooked. I just study a lot. And read. And blog...

Abby-Wan Kenobi said...


I tried to comment on your flikr about your quilting. I had really funny material lined up.

But bastard flikr wouldn't let me. I signed in and the comment box refused to appear. I'm furious.

Why is technology failing me?!?!?!

miranda. said...

You had really funny "material" lined up! For a comment about quilting! Ha!

Thanks, I'll be here all week. And then some.