Ask Hot Chicks Dig Smart Men Edition the Tenth

Thursday, July 7, 2011
Today's question comes from new blogger and fellow library supporter filelalaine, who asks,
Ahhh so many questions for such an interesting lady and since some were already asked, here's the rest: why knitting, how did that come about? what are the best and worst parts of a marriage? what do you like better, a son or a daughter, and why? if you could meet anyone in the world and ask them one question, who/what would it be?
I swear, these compound questions are going to be the death of me. Did you and Anne conspire, or something?
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I became interested in knitting when my Hot Daughter took a knitting class in high school and learned how to knit in the traditional way, i.e., with needles. She's pretty good, although she doesn't have much time for it these days. I, however, am not good. Knitting needles are a complete mystery to me, and although I've tried a number of times to learn how to knit or crochet with the appropriate implements, I just SUCK.

But there was hope - while at the local craft store, I discovered a new product - the knitting loom. Here was something I could do! So I bought all of the looms available, and learned how to use them. Knitting on a loom is not particular mentally challenging - there's not much counting, and I can do it while simultaneously doing any number of other things. It's also very quick - I can complete a hat in under two hours. This means, of course, that I'm very prolific, and that I go through a lot of yarn. Luckily the Longmont Senior Center's Knit and Purl Club donates yarn to me, and I donate finished pieces back to them. So it's all good.
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The best part of marriage is that I always have someone on my side, someone who knows me well and loves me anyway, and doesn't expect me to be other than what I am to suit his own purposes.

The worst part of marriage is that you can't always suit yourself. Because taking someone else's needs and desires into account is the price you have to pay for the best parts. And now that I've finally learned to make good decisions in this area, I can say unequivocally, it's totally worth it.
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You expect me to answer that question about what I like better, a son or a daughter? When I have one of each? Really? I gotta tell you, that'll happen right around the time monkeys fly out of my ass.
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As for meeting people and asking them questions, I think my musings have more to do with the nature of universe than with any specific individual. After all, public people typically leave some sort of written record of their lives and ideas, whether they're scientists, politicians, or artists. The universe, however, stubbornly refuses to leave a record that doesn't require interpretation by the best minds our species has to offer. So I guess my question is, "Does the Multiverse really exist?" Because really, how fucking awesome would it be if 1) the Multiverse does exist, and 2) we could move between universes? FUCKING AWESOME. WITH AWESOME SAUCE.
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Thanks for your questions, filelalaine.

6 comments:

filelalaine said...

that's me, that's me! yay, you didn't throw my questions in the trash!

Carol Elaine said...

Unfortunately, it's not only the best minds that we have to offer who attempt to interpret the reticent universe. There are also the people who insist that Earth is only 6,000 years old.

Normally that wouldn't be a big deal - believe what you want to believe. Except that these also tend to be the people who want to insert their scientifically unsupported beliefs into public school curriculum. Gah.

As for the existence of a multiverse and our ability to move amongst it being cool, well, the existence of a multiverse would be cool, but I don't know if I'd want to easily move amongst it. I've seen DOCTOR WHO. That way lies badness.

Anne C. said...

The intention of the multiple questions (at least on my part) was to give you a variety to CHOOSE from. If you had made it clear you were going to answer every single one, I would have restrained myself. :)

Janiece said...

Filelalaine, I would not do such a thing.

CE, I said it required interpretation by the best minds our species had to offer. Unfortunately, there's always also-rans, crackpots, and looney-tunes who also try and put their two cents in. Fuckers. And where's your sense of adventure? TO THE TARDIS!

Janiece said...

Anne, restraint is for suckers.

filelalaine said...

And as any psychologist worth their salt would tell you: what you don't say/answer is often far more revealing than what you do choose to disclose.

T'was fun reading your answers though I have to admit I'm a bit disappointed with the cheating at knitting part, I had visions of you sitting amidst a pool of yarn crochet-ing your little butt off.