Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Who knew?

I'm a rabid NPR listener. It's quite the wide variety of things that they talk about on NPR. Today, for instance, on Fresh Air, there was a substantial review of Britney Spears' new album, Blackout, complete with samples of many of the tracks from said album. So, thanks to my NPR habit, I've now heard many of Britney's new songs. Go figure! There's probably no other way I would've listened to that much Britney. I'm not rushing out to buy my own copy, but it was quite interesting to listen to the reviewer interpret her lyrics. Who knew that Britney had such depth? never know what you're going to learn about on public radio. It's funny - I'm baking bread and listening to public radio, I've given up on wearing makeup or doing much of anything with my hair, and I'm on a serious natural food and anti-consumerist kick. I'm turning into my mother. Or rather, my mother twenty years ago. Mom was the ultimate hippy when I was growing up, when I wanted nothing more than to be left alone to Aqua Net my hair, read Seventeen magazine, and save my pennies for a new pair of Guess jeans. When I went to college, Mom went to graduate school and now she's the one buying convenience foods and dressing for success. I find it a bit fascinating how we've switched places.

I'm almost done with my first pair of socks (remember me complaining about the two pairs of socks and sweater I have to finish by the end of the year?) and waiting for the yarn for the second. The sweater is yet-to-be-started (but I'm not worried, since I should be able to get 'er done in about two weeks). In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out how I can knit some toys for the kids for Christmas. For Owen, I'd like to make some Dinosaurs. For Sydney, I've been meaning forever to make a doll or two out of the fabulous book Dream Toys. In all of my spare time.

(PS - the reason I don't do affiliate links to Amazon and instead link books to Powell's is that Powell's is our local independent bookstore and I'd much rather direct people to them than to Amazon!)


Blogger greetingarts said...

I *love* the Dream Toys book. All of her books, actually. Funny, I have two daughters who love fairies and princesses and horses, but yet I've only knit the pirate ship and two pirates (well, okay, one. The other is still in a couple of dozen pieces. Did I mention I *hate* seaming?) to give as gifts. So fun and surprisingly fast to knit.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Lia said...

Wow, sounds just like my mom and I.

The allure of the Guess jeans. The strain of having hippy parents in the 80's.

12:47 AM  
Blogger Connie said...

It is funny how we switch roles with our parents sometimes.

Public radio is great while you're doing other things. What great multitasking! I should listen to NPR more...

5:18 AM  
Blogger Betty said...

I listened to that NPR segment too! LOVE NPR. I feel so informed on a wide range of topics.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE NPR, too, although I missed the program you mentioned. So glad you like the Prehistoric Pals, Chrissy. They knit up very fast! Promise!

Knitting At KNoon Designs, LLC
Member, Association of Knitwear Designers, Inc.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chrissy! It's Erica from Bikini Elf. I was just checking in and reading your latest posts when I noticed you wrote that you are a rabid NPR listener. Does that mean you are foaming at the mouth? Or maybe just kind of drooling in anticipation of each episode? Because I heard that rabid dogs do that...
NPR rocks.

6:27 PM  

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