FireSpinner and all her Obsessions

knitting, spinning, obsessing…

Facebook needs some freaking warning labels September 20, 2008

Filed under: friends — firespinner526 @ 11:08 pm

I just found out some very sad news today via Facebook.  Also some very happy news.  I’ll start with that because I will probably start to ramble when I get to my sad news.

Some people hate websites like MySpace and Facebook.  I am not one of those people.  Well, yes and no.  I don’t particularly care for MySpace, but have an account anyway and check now and then.  I have much more respect for Facebook.  Granted, I don’t particularly care for the new layout and that it has become open to anyone, I do like the general idea behind it.  Facebook is a great place where we can find friends and reestablish lost relationships.  For somebody who moved across the country between middle school and high school, it can be especially helpful.  Ever since February 2004, when the Roger Williams network was brought into Facebook, I have been finding current friends from college and high school and much furthur back to my friends from when I lived in Florida.

Today I was playing around and checking on some of my elementary school friends.  I found out that Amanda, my best friend in Kindergarten got married this summer!  I am very happy for her.  She is a huge environmental activist and had a green wedding.  She and her wedding party bought second-hand dresses and encouraged the guests to do the same.  She asked for donations to charities instead of wedding gifts.  The meal was organic and vegan.  They didn’t go above and beyond with the decorations and what they did use was eco-friendly.  I looked at the pictures today and it was beautiful.  She was gorgeous and I wish them all the happiness in the world.

Now to my more sad news.  After a bit more clicking around, I came across some very sad wall postings on one of my old friends from elementary school.  I wasn’t great friends with Alicen, we were never in the same class, but I spent the night at her house a bunch of times because I was best friends with her twin sister, Ashley.  So, you can imagine my shock when I read “Sorry for the loss of your sister” posted to her multiple times.  With a little more clicking and googling I came across her obituary.  My dear friend Ashley died in early August from cancer.

I cannot stop crying.  Once I manage to stop, I think of her family, specifically her twin sister, and start up again.  I made the mistake of reading Alicen’s facebook page back to when it happened and what started me sobbing again was when she wrote “I miss Fred Weasley.”  I feel so bad for not reconnecting with her when I had the chance.

Ok, I’ve stopped crying now.  I guess I’ll go to sleep or something.

RIP Ashley.  You and your family are in my thoughts.


procrastinating sleep August 30, 2008

Filed under: boys,friends,rambling,spirituality,work — firespinner526 @ 2:17 am
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Hi!  This is me procrastinating sleep.  I know I need to and I really want to, but my mind is running a million miles an hour right now.  I’m going to pop an anxiety pill and hope that when I’m done with this massive update I will be sleepy…

Back and medicated.  FYI, if you want to skip my rambling and get to the story of the day, skip down to the Romance part.



Dear so-and-so… April 16, 2008

Filed under: friends,twilight — firespinner526 @ 12:35 am
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Dear KimmyDahling,
Re: Robert Pattinson

Um, honey. I’ve been on the Ravelry Twilight group for months now and drooling over Rob for ages. You have been with us for a week. Sorry, I win, he’s mine.

Best of luck,
Love, Jamie

I figured it would be better to write that here rather than on the board itself… Thats how snarky interweb fights start and I’ve been desperately trying to avoid those.

I found old pictures today and have been trying to organize them all, but here’s some from prom that made me smile:

prom 2003

prom 2003


Hitchcockian? FH @ RWU? WTF? April 9, 2008

Filed under: friends,issues,twilight — firespinner526 @ 11:24 pm
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I wanted to ramble about how a cameo can’t be Hitchcockian if it is a speaking part. With the exception of The Wrong Man, where Alfred Hitchcock narrates the film’s prologue, he doesn’t say anything in any of his cameos. So, if Stephenie Meyer’s cameo has a line, how can it be considered Hitchcockian? Which is (obviously) how I wanted it to be. I tell ya, I can barely keep up with all of the Twilight interviews and articles, but I did read this one. It kind of annoyed me. They all have been lately. It is all just too much information, there is going to be no surprise, but I can’t stop reading them… Obsession is difficult. I will say that I’m wicked excited that SM let Rob read Midnight Sun, the novel that explains Twilight in Edward’s POV. Rob reading that will do wonders for his development of the character.

Geez… Isn’t it bad enough that I spend all of my free time on the Twilight group message boards on Ravelry? Actually it’s probably better otherwise I would be having one-way book discussions all the time in this blog about it. At least over there we get into some deep stuff. It started with whose side you’re on, progressed into what will Bella’s power be and now we’re discussing SM’s use of gender roles. It’s pretty amazing.

Now for some non-Twilight related venting. Tomorrow night I’m going down to RWU for a Forest Henderson concert. I’m more than a little stressed… I’m totally freaking out!! Now, one may ask “Why is this girl freaking out over a concert?” I’ll tell you why. These are my two very different worlds, neither of which I belong to anymore, meshing together and getting me confused. Forest Henderson is a bunch of guys I went to high school with. They were the garage band of my school. They always played at the dances and won the Battle of the Bands competition. The frontman was also my high school boyfriend. We’re still friends obviously, but we have an interesting relationship. I barely see him or the other guys anymore. The other day I got an email from Billy, the ex, telling me about the show at RWU and asking me to come. Now, Roger Williams University, RWU, is where I did my first two years of college. It’s a completely different group of friends. A completely different type of people. When I left, I fell off the face of the earth to all my classmates (seniors this year). I talk to two people who still go there. Two. I see them once a month, if I’m lucky.

Now, see, when I see the guys in FH its usually at one of their concerts cause they get a lot of gigs around Boston. I’m usually surrounded by other high school friends. All of us who stayed local make an effort to meet up at their shows. I’m also usually drinking, which helps with my anti-social tendencies. Tomorrow night, there will be no high school friends. Just Rachel. And possible other former-college-former-friends. I have no idea. Thank God Rachel is coming with me otherwise I never would have gone, but still. Rachel is very different from my high school friends. We usually do quiet things like dinner or a movie or shopping. The show is on campus, so there won’t be any drinking, so I’ll be very nervous.

I have to stop. I’m making myself even more nervous by overthinking everything. No worries, I’ll report on all the weirdness on Friday.


I can spend money with the best of them… AND Thursday night recap March 9, 2008

Filed under: boys,debauchery,friends — firespinner526 @ 9:45 pm
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Last night I dropped $40 on iTunes. It also rejected my credit card and I’m a little worried. I’ll have to check on it at work Tuesday. So, lets see what did I spend my money on:

  • Foo Fighters iTunes Essentials
  • Incubus iTunes Essentials
  • Fake It by Seether
  • Say by Ryan Cabrera (seriously)
  • Dream Girl and Steady As We Go by DMB to complete Stand Up, somehow I lost Dream Girl the last time my hard drive crashed
  • 3 Third Eye Blind songs
  • 2 Gin Blossoms songs

Oh, and just a couple of days ago I bought the new Jimmy Eat World cd. They are playing with Paramore in a month and I really want to see them, but I don’t know who will come see them with me. My brother likes Paramore, but I really don’t want to go with a show with him. I’m already taking him to see Panic! At The Disco with me in May. And I’m never going to see the money for that ticket. Maybe Lynne will go with me, but she’s going to Panic! too. So, I don’t know. See, I should be saving my money for a) getting my car fixed and b) moving and c) going back to school. But I’m too selfish. I’m far too self-indulgent.

So, Thursday night I went to a FSC party. Lynne and Jackie invited me. Lynne and Jackie are plotters. On Wednesday when we were discussing possible wardrobe choices, I thought nothing of it when Lynne kept saying I was going to get some. I just blew her off, laughing. I thought she was being silly. See, the party was “Bedtime Magic” themed, so there were going to be drunk, half-naked skanks running around in lingerie. I decided to wear jeans and a pink lingerie-style shirt. I looked cute, but really thought I wouldn’t be getting any play since the skanks would be wearing much much much less. Not to mention, I’m really not one for making out with strangers, no matter how drunk I am.

Well… the night started really early for us at Lynne and Jackie’s apartment. It had been a really crappy couple of days at work and me and Lynne had really been looking forward to this, so we hit the packy right after work and went back to her place to start pre-gaming. The roommates were all there and so was Jackie’s boyfriend, Pup, and his friend, David. We were introduced and really hit it off. A bunch of people came by before the party that was starting at 10 at a bar nearby. But, I pretty much stayed with the other outsiders, Pup and David in Jackie’s room. David’s arm was around me while we were at the house, we danced at the bar, and then we were left alone to crash in the living room… And, well, we got pretty nice, lol.

Ok, I guess I’m done rambling about my night of debauchery!! (That’s a fun word, totally a new category title)


Holy New Year, Batman! January 2, 2008

Filed under: adventures,knitting — firespinner526 @ 1:08 am

So, I started out the new year in a big new way. I went snowboarding with my dad. Direct quote from the journal I kept when the Ski Incident of ’04 happened: “yep, so im am very bruised and burned out today. im dead from yesterday. i went skiing, or more appropriatly, falling. i hurt so much.” You know the term “snowballing out of control”? You know what the were talking about then? Me and the Ski Incident of ’04. Today went much better, I just can’t get into it. Not to mention, I am so out of shape, that I had no endurance and was sore and tired after the first 15 minutes. Oh, and I met another knitter while I sat around waiting for my dad to do a few runs by himself. I was working on my Monkey socks and another knitter sat at my table and whipped out her sock! It was fun, we talked for a while and looked at each other’s knitting.

Oh! I thought of another resolution: Limit my computer usage to an hour a day.


Lynne’s apartment June 9, 2007

Filed under: friends — firespinner526 @ 4:02 pm

So, I saw the apartment I might move into today. Actually I’m here right now. My favorite coworker, Lynne, just moved into a house with some friends recently. She had to work today, I technically didn’t, so she asked me to do her a favor and wait around for the Comcast guy from 11-1. So, I’m here, he’s not. Hopefully he’ll get her soon, cause its wierd being in somebody else’s house. As I use her computer… Hey, she said make myself comfortable and do whatever I wanted.

What would be my room if I move is really neat. Its in the back of the building and very large, but oddly shaped. There’s a lot of potential though. Really, I’m already trying to arrange furniture in my head. (I wish I had my tape measure with me.) The room is L-shaped. When you first walk in, you’re like “Wow, this is tiny,” like barely enough room for a twin bed, but then you see there is another section to the left thats about the size of a full or queen bed. Its really neat.

Ok, I’m gonna get off her computer now. I brought knitting. Hopefully, this guy gets here soon. Oh, and if there are any typos, sorry, I’m not used to this computer.