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I have spent the last several evenings working my way through every Harry Potter movie and stitching away on the monster blanket. I've decided that's its name. The Monster. An hour and a half per row. What the hell was I thinking when I made it so freakin' huge? Someone please tell me. Then slip some antipsychotics into my coffee. I obviously need them.
Despite the endless hooking (I can't say that without sounding like a streetwalker) and the carpal tunnel I now have, it's actually going fairly well. I've mainly been using this tutorial at Attic 24. So far I've only had to rip out maybe a third of a row, when I missed a dc in a cluster way far back. It was traumatizing, so now I'm being more careful about checking as I go along.
Had a delicious evening with the man at Naan Kabab, a wonderful Pakistani restaurant in Augusta. I had this amazing vegetarian platter with falafels, hummus, baba ganoush, dolmas, yogurt salad, and fresh baked naan:
And the man had this lamb dish with decadent scented rice. Can't remember what it's called, but the lamb was so tender it fell off the bone. I'm mostly vegetarian, but I admit I couldn't resist several bites.
We also ordered veggie pakoras with a sweet/sour/savory chutney that was probably the most wonderful thing on the table. I kept harrassing the lovely waitress to tell me what it was, but she couldn't think of what it was called in English; hopefully the transliterated version will help me track it down. Still, it was wonderful. Always a treat to visit this place.
Oh, and the elderly couple sitting in the corner were laughing at me. Apparently they're not used to adults making fools of themselves and taking pictures:
|Let's see how embarrassing I can be in public!|
|Hey that elderly dude thinks I'm an idiot. Awesome!|
It's finally raining! Gonna be a nice lazy day. I'm pretty tired; I had to keep getting up last night because our fireplace backed up in the middle of the night and pumped smoke through the house. Nothing like standing on the front lawn in a bathrobe at 3:00 AM while fans blow smoke out your front door! Sigh.
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