Basically, I follow the Quixotic approach to life and try to not let reality bring me down too much. I've found myself to be very idealistic.
Maybe I've watched too many movies, read too many books, crocheted too many granny squares. Maybe I know too much trivia, enjoy too many subjects, or become too easily distracted.
So basically, I think this will just be a collection of things I think, enjoy, obsess over, consider, reconsider, and find ridiculous. I love words and playing with words. Puns, alliteration, and oxymoron are my favorites. I love creating titles for things as well.
Literature! Oh sweet literature! I use literature to guide my thinking. I use literature to process things. Donne gets me through grief, Shakespeare gets me through anything, Keats reminds me life is too short to waste, Stevenson pushes me to examine my true nature.
I love to make lists of things. I love it when the topic is just right and the ideas flow so easily. I make fun little projects like Hipster Bingo boards, inappropriate playlists, quick knitting projects, videos about the water cycle, bulletin boards (but only because I have to for a job).
I believe that it's true that the simplest things in life are what make it so enjoyable. So I'm making this tumblr to share these things with others.
Be warned, I am obsessive. I get obsessed with one thing and that's all I'll go on about. This is why I'm a Whovian, Sherlockian, Pimpernelian, Austen fan, I.T. Crowder, Fry and Laurie fan, Kids in the Hall fan, Shakespeare lover, Spanish speaker (sort of), Beatle lover, Flight of the Concords groupie (not really), comedian listener, Slings and Arrows fan, Pythonian, classic rocker, christian rocker, and Quixotic follower.
I was looking at my knitting pattern and realized how much it looks like lines of code. It got me thinking.
If knitters ran the world, the way we encode and decode messages would be different. We could create patterns that would spell out messages once knit out. I have this great image in my head of ladies sitting in rocking chairs frantically knitting with a supervisor going “Have you found the location of the bomb yet?” “Hold on a second, I’ve got 12 more rows to go…” It would certainly slow down the process of war.
Why not? The Inca empire sometimes used to use ropes with knots tied in them to communicate. (Look it up, they’re called Quipus) Why not knitters?
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