Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Stupid flickr

I'm back at Kitt Peak Observatory. Which means, plenty of time to post on my blog, but too tired to have it make sense. Especially because it is a short run, so I won't really adjust to the 4pm-5am work schedule. And my plan has been foiled by flicker not wanting to post my pictures.
I mentioned before that I went to Hawaii for a job interview, had very little time for sight seeing so I made the best of it. And to document it, I went through the trouble of looking very silly and having my socks pose in several picture. (It looked silly, because I was still wearing them. I got to practice my balance, though.) But I guess I can't show anyone right now, because flickr aparently thought my idea was stupid and refuses to show the pics.

Well, as for my interview, it went ok. But I don't think I want to live there. It is a gorgeous place to visit, but the big island is a very boring place after a few days. I've come to realize that I need big freeways and buildings and shopping malls (preferably discount). I need infrastructure. Or I need to be -at the most- a 1-hour drive away from it.
And on my way back to LA, my fligth got cancelled. They mention this to us after having us sit on the plane for 3 hours, making us watch stupid movie (Failure to launch, it was so bad) and of course, not feeding us. So because this was the last flight out, they had to put us up in hotels. And there were all these positive people around me, saying stuff like "better this then crashing". (we had mechanical issues) The rational side of me would have agreed with this philosophy, but I had no rational side. There was only my kranky, hungry, tired b*tch side that wanted to smack the positive people. However, this changed when I walked into my hotel room at the Hilton Hawaiian Beach Resort and Spa and looked out my window and saw the beautiful blue ocean. (mind you, it is 3am but the colors still looked gorgeous to me) Flat screen tv, huge size super comfy bed, ...this was indeed better than crashing. Oh yeah, I had no luggage, didn't care anymore.
At first they wanted to fly me back to LA at 7am, fat chance. I changed to 3pm and enjoyed my free (normally $329 a night) room, took advantage of my $7 discount off my way more expensive breakfast buffet and walked along the beach, put my toes in the warm, beautiful blue water.
Mind you, this was all in Honolulu in a place I could never afford, this is not where my interview was, different islands. But it did make me think about selling my soul and just making an insane amount of money with a heartless coperation, putting more effort into winning the lottery or finding myself a sugar daddy. Either way, I want to go back to room R1805. I want to go back there.

Enough rambeling. Must go look at stars again.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Scary cat

just add water
Originally uploaded by kittensmittens.
So sweet and yet so ... scary. What can turn such a sweet kitty like Ophie into this? Water, hahaha. She needed a shower. She was a bit dirty and I had some allergic relatives coming over for a visit. She's still a bit mad here, but she got over it.


Originally uploaded by kittensmittens.
Flickr has been giving me some issues about posting, but here is a picture of my recently finished socks. They went to Hawaii with me, I'll show pics later. They are super comfy. Michelle gave me the yarn for my birthday. As usual, it took me super long, but I finished them. I love them. I gotta admit, I am a sock junkie, but the small needles ... I need a break from them sometimes. But I do like making socks.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Been busy (somewhat)

I had all these plans for writing the most fanatastic post ever in the history of bloggin. I can safely say that, because it ain't gonna happen. For some reason flickr is not letting me upload pictures right now. And I can't write the most fantastic blog entry ever without pictures.
So I'll give you just a quick update of what I have been doing. My parents are in town. Can be crazy at times, but this was a good visit. I went to my graduation ceremony and walked and got hooded for my masters. Now I gotta tell you, I didn't really graduate yet. Still need to write that crappy thesis. I won't bore you with the topic, but it's astronomy related.
I finished my first pair of socks. And I love them. I have to admit I do like to knit socks. When I finish one, I get super excited and can't wait to cast on. I love looking at sock yarn with a multitude of colours and watching as they form a pattern while you knit. Excited about what colour will be next. But the small needles, I hate them. And I tend to have a small gauge, makes me hate that even more. So I always gotta go over to a project with bigger needles. But then I go back to the socks and I love it. (Pictures as soon as flickr lets me) These socks are gonna keep me warm on my trip to Hawaii, because I have a job interview there. But it is warm and summer I hear you say... well, I'm going there for astronomy, and they like to put telescopes close to the middle of nowhere on top of high mountains. And it's always cold there. I'll let you know how that goes.

And that is what I've been doing. Oh yeah, lots of progress on my chocolate mocha sweater.