Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Knitting + Beer

I was just thinking I needed a beer-related post. Check out the following article about a knitting group that meets in a pub. What a great idea! Goodbye, cruel job. I'm getting on a plane right now. I'm sure this idea would have been a hit in the old Gettysburg Brewing Company. *sigh... mope mope mope*

On a related note, Dogfish Head Alehouse now has a restaurant in
Gaithersburg Maryland. Yeah Baby! No more driving to Delaware for fresh Raison D'Etre!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Nerd, Geek or Dork?

Another fun little online test.

Modern, Cool Nerd
86 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 21% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

Apparently I scored higher than 96% of test takers on nerdiness, higher than 89% on geekosity (is that really a word?), and higher than 28% on dorkiness. I wonder if I get points just for taking the test. Am I another victim of the Hawthorne effect?

Friday, October 07, 2005

Dancing Sharks

That's what I think the design on this hat looks like, but that name is a little scary for a baby hat. I love the addition of the crab stitch border on the bottom. I made this one for a friend at work. You know the best thing about a baby shower? No, not the silly games. It's the way everyone goes "oooo!" when the baby clothes are opened. There's a collective mind that takes hold, forcing all within viewing distance to coo over teeny onesies.

"Oh look! It has bunnies!"

Resistance is futile.