Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Why Hello There!

Oh my goodness! I can't believe I haven't posted since August! I will, of course, summarily blame school. Normally I wouldn't because I usually use class time to catch up on things like e-mail, blogging and ravelry. This year however, I've been shockingly engaged in my classes. Leave it to me, last year of law school and I'm finally taking classes that are engaging.

First things first, there's this young woman in one of my classes, she's well spoken, very pretty and as cute as a basket full of kittens. One day we were discussing a case involving arbitrary discrimination against women as corrections officers in jails and prisons. It was an arbitrary limitation not narrowly tailored for the particular business purpose. (Still following me? It gets better, I swear.) So this little Kitten speaks up and says that she feels the regulation is fine, and that she doesn’t believe that women should be corrections officers anyway. (WHAT!?!?!) When pressed why she thought that she stated it was because women are nton intimidating enough, nor are physically or emotionally equipped to handle the job. (Yeah, I know what you're thinking. I was thinking it too.) So when one of us suggested that perhaps, the state correctional facilities in question could impose rigorous strength and fitness tests, just as the fire department does, she said "I don't think women should be firefighters either." My school is very liberal and many of the women that teach and that attend are all subscribers to varying levels of feminism, but one of the mainstays is that nearly all of them believe at least, in equal pay for equal work and the right of a woman to have any job she can handle, regardless of her gender. So to come across someone that has had so much education and has even gotten to law school that feels that way is a bit, well, shocking. I'm not saying I would expect her to be a crazy left-wing feminist. I'm just saying that I would expect more from her than that.

Moving right along, Ry and I celebrated his 30-something birthday last week and one of his requests was a homemade yellow cake with berries, something light and summery. So I scrounged the internet and found a Strawberry meringue cake (I used a boxed yellow cake mix for the base. It was just a bit easier for me, this time.)
with homemade whipped cream frosting. Wow! What an endeavor, but I am happy to say that the meringue turned out and the whipped cream frosting was pretty easy to make. It was just a delightful cake.

I finished my Belle Cardigan, and I have to block it before I decide if I like it or not. I knit it in Rowan Spray, in a mottled red color way and it is very cute, but I need to see how it fits after blocking before I make my final decision. I'm still plugging away on the February Lady Sweater, although I'm a bit disenchanted with it at the moment. (Totally me and my yarn, not the pattern in the least.) I have to cast on for 3 pairs of mittens this weekend and I have a BSJ in the works as well. Whew! A lot of knitting to work on, it seems.

This weekend Ry and I are taking a trip up to Woodstock, VT for a special little outing and will be staying at a quaint little B&B. We are both very excited about this trip, and Ry's sister K will be looking after the dogs, so it'll be just us. It'll be a nice change to sleep in a bed that isn't full of dogs for a night!


Steph Domino said...

I can't say I'm quite as shocked by Barbie's oppinion as you are. What part of the country she is originally from could have a lot to do with her outlook. Many southern "ladies" feel the same way she does. I think though that against someone with such a black and white view, the best argument is to throw the gray at them. IE. What about woman's prisons? Shouldn't they have the right to be gaurded by woman? I know, prisoner's loose their rights, but on the other hand I would think our society would balk at the idea of incarerated woman having to shower in front of only men. Can we say "porn movie?" All in all though, if it weren't for those types, you wouldn't have anyone to make the discussions rousing and blood stirring. :)

Have fun on your B&B dog free trip. Meanwhile, i'll be dog sitting 3 of them for my aunt this weekend. ;)

Deb said...

ahem...congrats on the trip to the quaint B&B in Vermont. ahem

I just bought the yarn for my February Lady's Jacket a few minutes ago. I guess Lexie inspired me. I bought Dream in Color - Happy Forest. Typical GREEN!! LOL (and seems to be the color EVERYONE is doing it in too. But I LOVE IT!

your cute-as-kittens classmate is a little over the top. But, that's just my Miltary Police opinion ;0). Intelligence has nothing to do with common sense, remember.

I miss you so much chickadee! Lt's get together at my house one night this week if you can swing some time after work. We have soccer games on Wednesday and Thursday (o crap - open house at Molly's school is Tuesday - oh what a shitter of a week!!!) Monday? Will you make it to kniting on Friday? CRAP! Another whole week without you?

I went to Lowe's today and bought the paint for my kitchen. I have a snippet of the wallpaper on my blog. It's a lime green and white 1970ish pattern. That will be on one wall, the other walls will be painted in a similar shade of green. I am going to cut my 'cupboards' so they look like just shelves on the wall (which they practially are already anyway). I am going to paint that white (again) along with the trim around the doors and windows, and 'inside' the shelves AND the CEILING is going to be Turquoise!!! It's going to look so good. I can't wait to get it done!