Thursday, September 21, 2017

Zero Week

The week prior to the start of classes is known as 'Zero Week" here, and I think it is because faculty have zero time. Most of the week is taken up with meetings to discuss either ideas that some admin got over the summer about extra stuff that the faculty should be doing, or stuff that could be probably better handled in an email. But whatever. Blah blah blah. I managed a quick visit to the farm yesterday to see the growing boy--he is eating grass and hay and is probably ready for pellets but hasn't tried any yet. We may try to start halter training tomorrow. It takes a bit of time for them to get used to the halter, but it comes in handing during shearing and breeding and vet visits.

I haven't shown you this for a while: it is a scarf that is made with blue sparkly yarn from STR:

It is a bit of a floppy yarn that needs a good blocking. It is a mock cable, which is the same thing that Nutkin is. So yay mock cables.

We've been watching "Top of the Lake: China Girl" on Sundance. It is one messed up plot (a good plot, just messed up). If you like flawed characters and messed up plots, this is one for you.

OH and we went to a special symphony concert with soprano Renee Fleming on Tuesday night. It was great--neither of us are big opera people but she did probably ten short arias (two or three minutes each) plus "I Could Have Danced All Night" and a Bjork song (there was other non-singing stuff by the symphony as well).  Really a treat to have a famous singer in Eugene.


Caffeine Girl said...

That is going to be a gorgeous scarf!
I love Top of the Lake, but we don't have cable. I hope it will stream before too long.

kathy b said...

Your knitting is gorgeous as usual. Im sorry about the meetings. Ugh. Time you could be with that adorable Hunk of Calypso

fillyjonk said...

I'm laughing because we have the exact same kind of meetings here (except ours were in August, right before our semester started). There's always that person who has a great idea, but who thinks someone else - usually the faculty - should be the ones to do 100% of the work while the person who thought it up gets 100% of the credit.