FireSpinner and all her Obsessions

knitting, spinning, obsessing…

I could kill him January 28, 2009

Filed under: bad decisions,ranting,spirituality — firespinner526 @ 1:11 am

So, there’s this cute little metaphysical bookstore about an hour away that my mom and I found.  I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it before cause I have a huge crush on the younger guy that works there.  However, the other guy I’ve met, presumably the owner, has been rude and very curt on every occasion I’ve met him.  But despite this man’s attitude we have continued to make the hour long drive every couple of weeks or so for herbs and general poking around the shop and for Jamie-staring-at-the-cute-nerdy-pagan-boy Time.  Once we even got all the way out there and they were closed for no reason and we still continued to make the trek and shop there.  Today was the final straw.  I have written up the following review to put on Google.  My mom doesn’t want me too, understandably so.  However, I need to vent.  So I’m putting it up over here until I decide whether it makes me as bad a person as him to post it.  What I really want to do is drive down there and give him a good shouting.  Another reason my mother doesn’t want me to do anything is that she believes he is dark and might do something negative against us (read: hex us).

“An it harm none, do what ye will”? (this is my major problem right here, won’t my publishing this review (with names) be harming as well?)

I have had both good experiences and bad ones in this store.  They have an amazing collection of herbs and a good selection of books for the size of the store, and most of the staff is very pleasant.  However, there is one member of the staff (the owner, I believe) that has repeatedly been rude to my mother and me.  Today was the final straw.  For the first time, he actually seemed kind of friendly and then he did a “free reading” for my mother for no reason.  He told her my father was having an affair.  I don’t care whether it is true or not, but no professional “psychic” should ever tell a client such bad news so directly, even if every card in the reading indicates such.  It is rude and mean-spirited.

The title is a general form of the Wiccan Rede: as long as it ain’t hurting anyone, do what you want.  The general philosophy of most forms of paganism, specifically Wicca (which I don’t practice, however I do respect the Rede).  In my opinion this man greatly broke the one major rule of his religion, however wouldn’t my posting the very negative review for potential customers of his and potentially harming his business and him be breaking the Rede as well?

And the second worst part of this (the first obvious part would be how my mom is feeling tonight) is that I’ll never find out if me and cute-nerdy-pagan-boy would have hit it off.  Damn.


A real post March 30, 2008

Filed under: bad decisions,boys,lists,rambling — firespinner526 @ 1:54 am

Coldplay is making me cry.  Beat them up please?  No, fine.  I’m being emotional for some reason.  Grrr…

So, this is the wonderful beginning of my totally lame “vacation.”  You see, I have tons of vacation time and little-to-no vacation money.  So, my “vacation” is me sitting around the house for a week.  Honestly though, a week away from MCU makes me ecstatic even if I’m not going anywhere.  The plans for this week include:

  • painting my bedroom light blue or white (may or may not happen, we’ll see)
  • cleaning the house a bit
  • deep thorough clean in my bedroom
  • organizing all my photos on my computer and in my flickr account
  • watching Firefly
  • going to Webs and the Yankee Candle Factory store with my mom on her day off
  • visiting a couple of yarn stores I haven’t made it to yet
  • knit
  • read

Lame, huh?  Meh, well, what can you do.

There is a certain ex that I mentioned to that I had the week off and now he won’t stop pestering me about visiting him.  Um, no.  You cheat on your girlfriend who is across the country.  I don’t want to be “that girl.”  We did that once and it was awful.  I felt like the worst person in the world.  I will never do that to somebody again.  And really, it’s made me lose a lot of respect for him.  He’s a bad person.

Ok, we’re done talking about that.  I need to go to sleep.  I’ve been listening to music all night.  It’s great.  Sometimes I forget how good music is.


bad decisions March 25, 2008

Filed under: bad decisions — firespinner526 @ 12:36 am

and not the fun kind!

So, my sewing machine bit the big one and needed to be replaced.  More like my mom’s sewing machine that nobody’s used is 15+ years wouldn’t work when I decided I wanted to try my hand at it.  So, I had to replace it.  Its not something that could wait until my funds were a little better cause I have to line the baby blanket I made.  Ok, maybe I don’t have to, but it would look so… messy, unprofessional, ugly if I didn’t.  So, I’ve been practicing all day.  I’m almost ready to sew the lining.  It’s really nerve wracking though.

And then I renewed my Knit Me Up sock club membership.

Seriously, I’ve been so good about money, then BOOM!  Geez…

Ok, I’m watching Voyager with my brother before I go to sleep.


Please ignore my blatent profanity March 10, 2008

Filed under: bad decisions,school — firespinner526 @ 9:34 pm

holy fuck.  I just got my first “real” college loan bills.  I will be paying $90,000 dollars to one company.  holy fuck.  I mean I can have them deferred if I go back to school in the fall, but seriously, how am I going to pay for that?  I don’t have any money saved up.  I did, but then my car broke in three places and I needed lots of dental work, so I used up the little bit of savings I had on that.  Why the fell did I ever go to Roger Williams instead of a cheap school.  I said “real” college loan bill, because these are the heavy duty ones, but I’ve been paying a little bit to my Stafford loans for a couple of months now.  I’m thinking its time to have them all consolidated.  But that scares me too, cause I know there are all sorts of scams out there and I’m pretty sure you can only consolidate student loans once and if I go back in the fall I will probably have to take out more loans.

Nothing like getting a bill for $90,000 AND you’re first rejection letter in the same day.


yay for bad choices June 28, 2007

Filed under: bad decisions,lists — firespinner526 @ 3:15 am

See, I’m a bad blogger! I forget about this thing very easily. But hey, whatever, its not like anybody reads it.

So, I’m taking a long weekend this weekend and visiting a friend in Syracuse. He just happens to be my ex, but that doesn’t matter cause he’s one of my best friends… This could either be great or a disaster. I haven’t decided which yet, and really now, I will have very little say in the matter. The disaster part could happen on so many different levels and in so many different ways. List time.
Why things could go badly.
1. He’s my ex. ‘Nuff said.
2. He has a girlfriend.
3. He doesn’t treat me like he has a girlfriend
4. and I usually take his flirtations way too seriously.
5. We haven’t spent more than a couple of hours together since we broke up
6. and I’m staying from Friday night to sometime on Monday.
7. He tends to annoy me sometimes cause he’s very over-the-top.
8. and egocentric.
9. and cocky.
10. and arrogant.
11. and when I’m drunk he may look all too sexy.
12. I’ll be drunk this weekend.
13. Very drunk.
14. He is not going to respect my personal space issues and that might piss me off.
15. or worse yet, it might not.
16. I bought really cute new panties.
17. just in case.
18. and cute new shorts to sleep in.

Despite spending money on pretty things, I don’t have any expectations for this weekend. I’m hoping nothing happens cause he does have a girlfriend and I am finally over him. He’s wanted me to come visit for forever and I miss my friend. He knows I’ve been stressed out a lot lately with work and family and just offered his place as a mini-vacation from everything.

If I can, either on the way there or on the way home, I’m going to try to stop at Webs!! Oh, thats #19. He doesn’t know about my knitting addiction and 20. He will definitely be one to laugh at me for it. That will be one of the things that annoys me.

Ok, work in the AM. Its the hottest night of the year and sleep will not be coming easy tonight.