Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'm not rude!

I've been -not ignoring- but putting off answering some emails and responding to comments lately. Please don't think I'm trying to be rude! There are some things going on and all will be explained shortly when I am ready to indulge in some good old fashioned cathartic blogging. But for now, just don't think that I am intentionally blowing anyone off.

I think I'll be back soon. Give me a couple days.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Overheard in the library today:

Apparently, according to the students in the library today, the use of nuclear weapons would signal a cold war. Nuclear = Cold is what this particular student said.

So... that whole nuclear fusion thing is apparently a frigid process...

Good thing they're not MY history students!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bad hole.

First of all, I want to thank everyone for their righteous indignation on my part regarding the FRG. There's a bit more to the story, but I don't have the energy to regale it all here, nor do I feel like drawing more attention to the train wreck. So, for the time being I want to say thank you- I'm okay and not livid or sobbing- and let's leave it at that.

But, how about some (almost) pretties for distraction? The knitting is my coping mechanism, and it will be depicted thusly on my blog. Ready for the distraction?

One of these holes is not like the others...


Do you see the problem? This shetland triangle shawl is going to have to be frogged because of the gigantic hole. The gigantic hole that I didn't notice until after I'd woven in the ends, soaked and pinned the shawl out. Bad hole. This shawl is in time out.

Off to the frog pond.

Here's a closer look, without the bad hole:


Sigh. It was so pretty!

Those of you on Ravelry probably noticed that I updated my knitting projects today: Theoretically that means that I will have something to blog about for a little while!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Not Good Enough, redux

I thought that my FRG battles were done- I was laying low and not creating any waves, not making problems for anyone... until Friday.

I was in the archives, so I didn't have my phone with me, and when I finally surfaced I had about 8 missed calls from the same, Georgia, number. That's strange, because no one here calls me.

It's the FRG person (a different one than I'd talked to before) saying that she needs clarification on what my relation is to Ranger Man, because if I'm his girlfriend, they'll have to remove me from the FRG list.

So- impending deployment aside (his orders to not shave are coming any day)- I'm not good enough again. Humiliation, much? She'd also emailed- so I had 8 missed calls, one voicemail and one email from this woman. Apparently it was urgent that she humiliate me right then. I sent an email back this morning that was remarkably un-snarky for the way that I feel. There was a tad bit of snark- but really, considering how strongly I felt and what I really *wanted* to say to her, I was restrained.

I understand OPSEC, I do. I don't want it to sound like I'm trying to get around OPSEC and ferret out information.All I need is for someone to tell me when he's coming home so I can pick him up! But to tell me it's okay, and then to take it away? I was on the 'list' for the end of his last deployment, and for the last 6 months! Have I really been that much of a security risk?