college life

Shake, Rattle and Roll (or not)

Ohio gets several tornadoes per year (about 16), and many, many violent thunderstorms. From the time I was little, I usually slept through them. It takes a pretty bad storm to wake me up. I've slept straight through a tornado watch in which my mom was gathering everything to go down to the basement to… Continue reading Shake, Rattle and Roll (or not)

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crafts

The End is Near

The end of the semester, that is. I won't bore you will all of the gory details, but here are some of the crafty/arty things I've been working on: 1. I had to buy wool for a class project. I only needed a little out of the 1 lb package, so the rest has been… Continue reading The End is Near

events

Ooh, shiney!

Mom, Dad and I went to the Good Guys car show in Columbus today. 4,000+ classic cars. Squee! A lot of people think I'm pretty girly, because I like to knit and crochet and make frothy, foamy girly dresses, but I'm also a bit of a tomboy. I love cars, especially Chevys from 1958-73. The… Continue reading Ooh, shiney!

knitting

Strange things happen at 3am

Remember that cold that I had back in Edinburgh? The one I thought I’d left behind? Well, I guess it got lonely. It started with a runny nose, then a sore throat, and then this morning around 2am my right ear decided to join the party. I don’t know why I have such bad travel… Continue reading Strange things happen at 3am

art history

More Art History (sans Pizza)

I actually forgot to post another funny story from my art history class yesterday. Michelangelo was commissioned to do a larger than lifesize bronze statue of Pope Julius II to put on top of a church in Bologna, which had just been conquered by the Church. Now, this particular building was a great source of… Continue reading More Art History (sans Pizza)

198 countries peace project

Let There be Peace on Earth (and Let it Begin with Me)

A few weeks ago, I was on Ravelry in the Knitting our Way to Peace group. In this thread, I brought up a project I would like to do for my senior thesis show this fall. The other Ravelrers were enthusiastic, and now that things have temporarily settled down a little, I'd like to get… Continue reading Let There be Peace on Earth (and Let it Begin with Me)

college life

My Ticket Out of Dodge

Yesterday afternoon, I recieved my acceptance letter to the Studio Art Centers Italy. Starting January 9, I'll be studying fine art in Florence, Italy. I can't wait! I called my parents to let them know; I've never heard a Congratulations sound angry before. Neither of them want me to go. The last time I left… Continue reading My Ticket Out of Dodge