I've randomly chosen from over 100 reponses to the New Years contest, and the winner is Sandy, who says:
I have lots of resolutions that I know I won't keep, so I'll just list the ones I do intend to keep.
1. Buy more yarn
2. Knit more socks
3. Spin more yarn, including finishing spinning the yarn for a sweater for my husband.
4. Enjoy the coming year and stop stressing myself so much
Sandy, e-mail me at email@example.com with your mailing address and I'll ship you our your prize! Congrats!
So last night, my mom and I fully intended to see The Queen. I checked the theater's website early in the day to see what time it showed, and the one-screen theater listed the time as 6:15. So we walk in, get ourselves some popcorn and a $2 bottle of water, sit down, and watch the previews. Then the movie starts. I see Annette Bening, and I realize that the movie we are actually seeing is Running with Scissors, not The Queen, as intended. WTF?! I wouldn't have minded seeing the movie, but my mom wasn't into it, so we left and got our money back. The lady at the front desk was very nice, but didn't seem at all suprised that the website times were incorrect. I'm so sick of getting incorrect information off movie websites. Is it really that difficult to get your information correct? And the sad thing is that I really like this small, independent theater, but it's never busy and I wouldn't be surprised if it closed. Especially if they keep angering the customers.
Because of the extra-long weekend, and the fact that the Post Office wasn't shipping until Wednesday (New Years and then the former President's funeral) I was able to do a bit of knitting and get a package together for my Secret Pal 9 pal- I had to find some way to ignore the fact that I had a pile of boxes (that literally reached the ceiling) that wasn't going out b/c of the PO's closing. I thought that the pair of socks I knit for her would be better given when it's cool out, so I filled a package with the socks (a feather and fan pattern with Claudia's Story Days yarn), a cute tape measure, a cool flowered CD case, and some other goodies. The knitting I did was on the last pair of socks that I've been working on for Chrismas presents. Yeah, I know that Christmas was 10 days ago, but since we haven't exchanged gifts with Joe's side of the family yet, it's all good. Joe's family is coming up here this weekend, so we have kept the tree up so we can celebrate again. Should be good times.