Friday, September 26, 2008

DRT & All The Rest...

In the beginning, there was dial-up - and people were happy and made internet social connections and visited many websites...and e-mailed all their friends...and it was good. Then there was DSL and the promise of Broadband for faster internet connections - and people bought iPods to download music and cameras upload photos using these faster connections and workplaces went to high-speed, thus spoiling the people....and it was oh so good, especially at work! Then the people decided that DSL could be a work-related deduction for a spouse....and the spouse was happy....and the offspring were happy...and the mommy was happy - except when the wind blew...or it got too hot...or it rained.... then DSL didn't (and doesn't) work - especially if the people lived in the middle of the woods....and the people were sad because they had to blog-post with no photos...and had to use only words to describe the amazing photo-finish of the Dish Rag Tag race...because it's raining and I'm using dial-up and can't upload photos and that REALLY STINKS!

It's here! .....picking up THE BOX

Treats! goodies from Kathy in MA

Anyway, here's my part in the second place finish for the Rag Taggers in Dish Rag Tag - sans photos. You see - I was last. The last knitter to knit out a dish rag in under two stuff it in a box along with lots of goodies, wrap the box in tape and stickers and drive it to the post office - sending it off to Emily-the Dish Rag Tag Mom- hoping that we might still be able to win! Well, we didn't - we came in second. The box seemed to fall into a void after I mailed it - there were no shipping updates between when I dropped it off here in Virginia and just before it was delivered to Emily in Alabama. For all our team knew, the box was in a ditch somewhere in South Carolina. I was SO relieved when Emily posted on our team's forum that she had received the box! Whew. Being last was a nerve-wracking experience. It was fun, but I'm not sure I'll do it again...once school starts, my time is no longer flexible!

Goign to Emily's the box on its way to Emily and a second place finish!

Other updates - I love spindle spinning, but have not fallen in love with spinning on a wheel. Friend Catspaw (plurk) Catspawlace (ravelry) let me borrow her wheel while she was away. Maybe I'll feel differently after lessons - right now, I'm relying on what I remember from what Janice told me before she left for her visit.

Other plurk related news: I mailed my package to my plurk exchange partner and she has not picked it up from the post office. The notice says that they will return it if they can't deliver it. I hope she gets it soon...otherwise a couple of things might get a little too soft! Hmmmmm?!?


Will put up photos as soon as it stops raining :~}

P.S: Please click my dragon eggs


Daniele said...

I feel your pain. I also have dial-up. I didn't go the DSL route, but am waiting until satellite is more affordable (like THATs ever gonna happen!)

Keep up with the wheel, it may grow on you. :)

MsKnottyKnits said...

Package received! Thank you!! What I find amazing is that not only are we plurkers, we are DRTers too!!

I have DSL, and it's not all its cracked up to be, and mine's not quite as finicky as yours. I hope yours gets back to normal soon!