Thank you for all the kind words about my computer crash. I guess I learned a lesson in backing up my data. 🙂 I’ve found most of the blogs that I read on a regular basis, so that is no problem. The thing that stings the most is the loss of my ‘To-do’ list and all its links to patterns and tutorials. I’ve managed to rebuild just under half of it. I’ll keep searching…
Ok, got to share this, I laughed until I cried when Gorgeous Man told me this yesterday.
Gorgeous Man works as a professor at a small college. He runs an academic blog on his subject area, but from the front page of the blog it’s not apparent who the author is (you need to go to the profile page for that). On the blog is a list of resources and some of them are annotated. Anyway, Gorgeous Man gave his students an assignment and asked them to provide an annotated bibliography (just in case you haven’t studied for a while this is where you comment on the book and it’s usefulness/topic). So Gorgeous Man gets a bibliography from the student and none of the books listed have been annotated except the last two – the annotation was copied directly from his own blog. Student is still mystified as to how Gorgeous Man knew that the work was plagiarised!
Sorry, the thought of someone handing in your own work to you and passing it off as their own really just tickled my funny bone.
I think my time as a committee member on the quilting guild may be over. I got a phone call from the guild president this evening asking if I would be at the committee meeting tomorrow. When I confirmed that I would be she told me that ‘some of the ladies had complained that the baby was distracting last time.’ I told her that I didn’t have a nanny (nannies are very common here among some sections of the community) and that since Gorgeous Girl was breast-fed I can’t leave her for long periods of time. So it was either bring the baby or not at all.
I really don’t get it. Gorgeous Girl was fine at the last guild meeting. She cried for less than five minutes while I was setting up to breast feed, she sat on my lap and had a short feed and then slept in her pram. And let’s be brutally honest here, we were sitting around talking about cutting up bits of fabric and sewing them together again. Hardly stuff that’s going to wreck the world if we take our minds off the task! So at the moment I’m leaning towards fulfilling the tasks assigned to me for this month and at the next guild meeting and then tendering my resignation after the guild meeting in April (we meet monthly). If she’d cried and screamed I’d understand. Personally I think the five cell phones that rang during the meeting were a lot more disruptive than Gorgeous Girl was. Oh well, that’ll teach me to try and play with the ladies who lunch…
On to other things in the wake of Friday’s great computer crash I reached for junk to console myself. But instead of reaching for junk food, I reached for junk reading. So the latest addition to the
2008 Book List is (and I’m embarrassed to admit this)
12. Seduction of his wife Janet Johnson – the plot had holes so wide you could drive a truck through them, but it was good escapism for an hour or so, and it didn’t contribute to my waist-line at all. Well I can’t just record the books that make me look good can I, got to have some honesty here.
And because this is a craft blog, in crafting news, I’m still chugging away at the African animals quilt – I think I’m going to call it the never ending story. I’ve finished a sleeve on the cardigan for the local public hospital – only one more to go (also a never-ending story) and I’m down to the toe decreases on the first of the crayon-vomit socks for my mother.