So, after several weeks fighting with my Tivo, it's finally decided to talk to my wireless network! YEAH!! And as if that wasn't happy enough news, my new laptop is also talking to the network. I really thought I was going to lose my mind but I got all of my electronic toys to speak the same language and life is good.
The down side is that due to this recent development, I've been watching tv, clearing off Tivo shows and looking around at stuff online all day today. I was such a shut in that I picked up a 10-year-old cross stitch and started it up again. It's oddly calming and mesmerizing. I've tried hopping on the knitting bandwagon but I'm just not a knitter. I am, apparently, a cross-stitcher. The only problem with this is the disturbing themes fellow cross stitchers seem to be obsessed with. I looked around online for future patterns and found an alarming array of cat, wolf, angel, bear, flag (American...of course) dragon and baby patterns. None of which I can get too excited about. Take a look for yourself: http://www.123stitch.com/cats.html
Seriously, that's freaky right?!
I found a "Subversive Cross Stitch" site that sold patterns for charming sayings such as "Babies Suck" and "Happy Fucking Holidays". Those are a little more angry than I am so I'll stick with the more abstract patterns. I've no idea what I'll do with them when they're finished but I guess that's not really the point. The point is to relax and not become a crazy cat lady with 800 cat theamed cross sticthed pillows.