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13 April 2006 @ 11:07 am
Wow.  
Wow. I totally killed the yeast in this batch of bread. It didn't rise at *all*. I've never done that before. Go team Kit. :P Guess I get to start /that/ over. :P

I'm supposed to be editing PHOENIX. Instead I'm writing an introduction for ursulav's new art book that ellenmillion is working on. This has, among other things, FORCED me (forced, I tell you) to go tripping merrily through metalandmagic giggling over Ursula's weird mind. :) O, What Hardship. :)

On another topic entirely, I had a small epiphany yesterday. debela explained to me that a hobby is not something you pursue full-bore all the time. That, she said, is a *job*. A hobby is something you do a bit of here and there to enjoy and relax and it was *okay* to not put yourself into it a hundred and ninety percent. Doing six or seven drawings a year constitutes a hobby, for example.

I'm pretty sure that's basically the dictionary definition of a hobby, but somewhere in the last several years I'd gotten the idea that a hobby was something you really dedicated a lot of time to. This may be because my major 'hobby' was writing, and look what happened there. :)

I feel like much less of a loser now. I have plenty of hobbies! Photography! Art! Baking! I could, like, get back into macrame or something! (Don't look at me like that. For some reason I really like macrame. Maybe it's my 1960s reincarnation cropping up. I don't know. I just like it. Of course, there's only so many plant holders you can make.) If I could find a fabric store, I could have sewing as a hobby! (Why does Ireland not have fabric stores? The mind, she boggles.) Who knew there were such freedoms in the world!

You all think I'm a lunatic now, don't you.

Oh well.

miles to Mount Doom: 465.5
 
 
 
madmiss on April 13th, 2006 10:45 am (UTC)
but we 'do' have fabric stores... Maybe not as big as the american versions but i can point you to two in the city centre. And there are some great Art and Hobby stores. So you could, like, take up Jewellery Making, Embrodery or Knitting etc. (i just adore the wool shop in the english market, it really makes me wish i could crocet better!)

You just have to 'ask'!
madmiss on April 13th, 2006 10:48 am (UTC)
**crochet.
Dude, I wish I could spell!
kitmizkit on April 13th, 2006 11:18 am (UTC)
Well, the problem has been that the fabric stores we've found have been mostly for curtain and drapery material, with a little stuff for formal wear and a *very* little stuff like cotton or wool. We've found very very little that a person might want to actually make clothes with. But perhaps your stores are better, 'cause you know where things are! :)
madmiss on April 13th, 2006 11:27 am (UTC)
hum...
Weaving is a good hobby.
You could settle down, get a few sheep, a few fields of cotten and flax.
And don't forget the goats.

kitmizkit on April 13th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
For the GOAT ICE CREAM!
Lauraskeagsidhe on April 13th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC)
No worries, I thought you were a lunatic before. ;)
kitmizkit on April 13th, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks. :)
Lauraskeagsidhe on April 13th, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
Welcome! What else are friends for? ;-)
UrsulaVursulav on April 13th, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC)
And I'm delighted that you're writing the intro, too!
kit: thinksmizkit on April 13th, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
Oh good. *beam* I was ridiculously pleased at the prospect. :)
R. Scott Shanks, Jr.mnarra on April 13th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
"debela explained to me that a hobby is not something you pursue full-bore all the time."

*jaw drops*

I have just been stricken by the clue-hammer.

As for the macrame...you could knot some clothing, I suppose, although it might be a bit drafty for Ireland.
kitmizkit on April 13th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
*jaw drops* I have just been stricken by the clue-hammer.

That was sort of how I felt, too. :)

God, no. Macrame clothing really is 1960s, and it was ugly then. I'm not that desperate.
R. Scott Shanks, Jr.mnarra on April 13th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
We of the Fashion Police are pleased to hear it.
Genistagenitiggie on April 18th, 2006 09:26 am (UTC)
Fabric
What kind of fabric did you want? I have fabric under the spare room bed. I have *lots* of fabric under the spare room bed. I have ... you get the idea.