Thursday, May 17, 2007

Its a small world

I have wasted the entire afternoon messing around on another one of these stupid networking sites. I have only found three people I know to make connections with so even more reason to call it a waste of time. This site claims to be very exclusive and have info for scoring invites to great parties/events. I don't know how true that claim is. I did manage to find out about a group of amateur art collectors that sounds like it might be fun. I contacted them and they sent me an invite for a party next week. Depending how next week shakes out, I might try going. Right now, all I want to do is spend a few nights laying on the sofa watching movies. If only the movie channels would cooperate and play something that I am interested in seeing. This afternoon, I stumbled across the movie Alexander and thought it might be fun to watch while I was pottering around the house. OMG, that was the worst movie I've seen in a long time. In all fairness, I only watched it for a few minutes every 20 minutes or so, but it never seemed to improve much. We have got to find away to get better movies on TV. We don't have a pay-per-view option on our cable, which is a shame. There aren't any video stores around here and there are so many films that I want to see but never get a chance, due to the baby/babysitter thing. I was so jealous when my girlfriend from Hong Kong was telling me about how nice it is to have full-time live-in help. Can you imagine? No advance planning necessary for a night out, you could just pick up your keys and walk out of the house, whenever the fancy took you. Spent a fruitless hour last night over dinner trying to convince B to move to Asia. He is a true Frenchman, however, and could only point to the lack of good bread as a insurmountable stumbling block.

So, off to knitting group tonight. I don't think that I have touched my knitting in the last 3 weeks. It sits there, on the side table in the living room, glowering at me. I really really really want to finish that stupid sweater for Ella, and I purposely didn't buy her a pink sweater in my last shopping spree for the very reason that I am knitting her one. But its so hard! I was fine, so long as all I had to do was back and forths of the same stitch. Now, I have to start counting and reading patterns and blah blah blah- its too hard. I need a resident knitting grandma to give me realtime advice. OR better yet, to bossily grab it out of my hands when I start going wrong and knit all the hard parts for me. Do you think it would be worth putting up an ad on Craigslist?

4 comments:

Young Werther said...

Living the life of an expat in Asia is great, that is if you can take the crowds, the miniscule apartment, the pollution and of course, Asian food. The grass always seems greener on the other side...

Discovered your blog thru Anna Amourette's link. Love it. Will include a link my blog too.

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aminah said...

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Alexandra said...

hi Nicole

where are you - missing reading about your life in Paris!

Alix