Saturday, March 14, 2009

Insomnia Much?

For the past two weeks, I have suffered an extreme case of insomnia due to a variety of reasons. Nothing has really helped, which is why I am wide awake at 3:00 AM, despite having worked all day. I am idiotically excited about attending my first Antique Science & Retro-Tech Show tomorrow and yet, sleep does not come. Missing the slide rule competition is not an option. To further fan the flames of nerdiness, a coworker organized a pie day. She brought in a breakfast pie filled with ham, egg and broccoli, covered in cheese. I cheated on my diet partially due to the amazing Pi Dish she used. It was also quite lovely to walk into the office and discover mathematical charts you would normally see in schools taped to people's doors. As if what we actually do for a living is not nerdy enough!

I have been absolutely dying to take photos of new projects, but sunlight has continued to be elusive. The temperature decided to drop exponentially and the rain continues to pelt my dead lawn. The one bit of cheer is the happiness that comes from stretching the knitted winter wardrobe out a little longer this year. Men in the office have commented on my fetching gloves and several have asked for a pair. This makes me giggle endlessly. I think I will secretly switch some of the presents to the dashing version in order for them to avoid mockery. Or maybe I won't.


blueyed wench said...

I forgot about pi day. Sadness!

Anonymous said...

Oh, those are stunning gloves. I haven't quite gotten the courage up to knit cables yet, but give me time. In the meantime, I'm trying to find a pretty, somewhat simple wrap or shawl pattern to make with two lovely skeins of baby alpaca. I'd love to start as soon as I cast off and block the baby blanket I'm making for a coworker.

And yes, the Pi dish is fabulously geeky and fills me with all sorts of glee.

Anonymous said...

I (and my baby belly) will be seeing you in a few weeks! Will you have more free time on Saturday or on Sunday? Let me know, either of those days is cool by me. :)

Cuckoo Armadillo said...

An item in a coworker's office went missing and then turned up. Battlestar obsession is so high that speculation as to whether the object was a Cylon spy sent to infiltrate the office was bandied about. Math charts would be an improvement, but I love geeky work environs.