Um. Where to start.
- Last weekend I went to Jordan to see Alan and John, and met up with Linda on the Saturday. Linda is an accomplished knitter, spinner, artist, bookbinder and wine connoisseur; we've known each other for about 15 years through online communities. She was coming to Ontario for family businesses, and emailed to ask if I wanted to meet at the local Tim Hortons and knit for a couple of hours. "Howzabout we meet in Jordan at John and Alan's place, and fondle fibre and sample wine?" I wrote back. So we did. We had a splendid time with much conversation and much laughter. John got this picture of Linda and me, and Linda caught me knitting. (Wowsa: I need a haircut.)
- Men's Spring Knitting Retreat is next week. I have my show'n'tell item(s) nearly finished. I'm now trying to get something cast-on so I have some travel knitting. I'm flying to Newark next Monday and will stay with Jack and Judy, who graciously hosted me last January. I'll have some days before and after the retreat to hang out in NYC. Maybe there will be a trip to NY Botanic Gardens, and to the Cathedral of John the Divine to see the fountain in action and go to the little cafe across the street for pastries. A half dozen people have insisted that I go to Habu to look at weird yarns. Mar and I both want to go to the Cloisters. I'm sure I won't be bored. Wave if you see me wandering the streets.
- During the retreat, Joe, Mike and I will be radio stars. We'll be interviewed on Friday May 20th about men and knitting, and men's knitting retreats by Harry Faddis, who does a weekly radio program called "Quest of Life". Broadcast from a studio at WRPI-Troy (that's 91.5 on the FM dial), QoL runs noon - 2pmEST on Fridays. Harry focuses on LGBTQ-related issues, although if you listen to past programs you'll recognize that much relates to you str8 folk as well. If you can't reach the signal on your FM dial, you can listen online at the same time. And if you simply can't arrange your life to listen to us then, the interview will be archived here. And I think you can find it on iTunes, as well. It takes a couple of of days for interviews to be archived to both locations, so please be patient. (You've seen me; you might as well hear me. Friday May 20, noon EST.)
- I bought an iPad 2. I think you have to forget about files and folders and directories to use it or you'll go crazy. Given that I shilly-shallied for about 5 years about moving from WIN to Mac, the fact that I bought the iPad a year after getting the MacBook is quite something. (I'm pretty much on the trailing edge of technology.)
I think this is all. See you later.