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Post Thanksgiving blahs. And knitting.

This past weekend, I was determined - and fully expected - to get all sorts of important and/or creative things done. I even had time roughed out in my busy, busy days during which I could have tackled either. Of course, I accomplished nothing, or close to that, because my brain insisted on shutting down on everything except the next game of computer Solitude. Why that happens is probably not a mystery on par with where we go when we die, or where the fuck hyenas come from (they don't come from Earth, I'm convinced about that) but it *is* a puzzlement.

On the other hand, I did actually take up my knitting needles again. I'd started learning the craft (ooo, listen to her...the "Craft"....) a few months ago, and generally got myself into a frazzle after three or six rows of basic knitting because I'd consistently drop a stitch, or double-stitch, or some other such tyro mistake. But last night, after having morosely measured my " done" list against my "to do" list, and found the outcome somewhat bleak, I espied my Readers' Digest "How to Knit" pack, sent to me by my wonderful Mother. Self, I said...Self, it's time to try knitting again. So Self did. And Self actually got past her first mistake. Instead of basically throwing the whole thing at the wall when my inevitable first dropped stitch occured, I very carefully figured out how to back track and do a proper do-over.

All of which I'm blathering on about, I suppose, to say (and remind myself) that it always pays to get back on the bicycle. No, not the horse. Horses are weird. Have you ever looked at their eyes? They have horizontal pupils.

*Horizontal*, people. Like octopi. I don't care about Black Beauty, of My Friend Flicka, or whatever the next My Little Pony name might be.

Horizontal pupils.

Not of this earth.

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maruad
Nov. 27th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Horses may have horizontal pupils but they usually are not given feeds made with dead animals in it which makes them healthy and they are tasty and low fat!
kaffyr
Nov. 27th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, I don't mind eating these equine extra-terrestrials...but you never find horsemeat on the menu, or on the shelves here in the great midwest. It's big in France, or used to be. The problem with eating horses around here is linked to human arrogance, and is related to why we don't eat puppies or kittie; if we have one use for an animal, we won't use it for food, because the first use - as companion animal, as load carrier, as bearer of humans - makes them more "important" than food. I have no idea why Europeans broke that taboo more easily than we did.
dameruth
Nov. 27th, 2007 07:36 am (UTC)
I don't care about Black Beauty, of My Friend Flicka, or whatever the next My Little Pony name might be.

Have you seen the Apocalypse Ponies on Robot Chicken yet?
kaffyr
Nov. 27th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Heh. Robot Chicken is sporadically brilliant, isn't it? But no, I haven't seen Apocalypse Ponies. I did see the skit in which the little kid kidnaps a winged horse for her very own, and tears off the horse's wings, whips it, dyes it pink...oh, the horror, the horror....
dameruth
Nov. 27th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Here's a link to the clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uBY9vHoWlw

Robot Chicken kinda reminds me of Monty Python -- some "meh" stuff mixed in with sheer and utter genius.

Apocalypse Ponies is totally surreal, but for some reason it's also hilariously funny.
maruad
Nov. 27th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
That is sick and funny! I wonder if the boys will like it? I can only try it on them.
dameruth
Nov. 28th, 2007 09:59 am (UTC)
Goodness knows it's become wildly popular with all my friends (20 - 40 age group) . . .
dameruth
Nov. 28th, 2007 10:01 am (UTC)
Oh, BTW, here's a link to a non-Russian version . . . that's what I get for not checking which version of the clip I'm linking to . . . :P
kaffyr
Nov. 28th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
That is surreal. I don't know whether the Russian is original, but it adds a certain je ne sais wtf? Heh.
dameruth
Nov. 28th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC)
Huh, wha'? Russian . . .? (*checks link*)

Whoops. Heheheh. Um. Well, that's what I get for typing keywords into YouTube and linking the first clip that pops up without actually checking it. No, the Russian is not original (though you're right, it's pretty entertaining that way -- and Powers only know what the Russian-language audience thinks of this thing). For a straight-up English version, here's another link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGGLENEEVYc

Sorry 'bout the *extra* surrealism. It's not like this clip needs it!! XD
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