Wednesday, January 12, 2011


So, I've recently reconnected with one of my old friends on that wonder of internet networking/great time-sucks known as Facebook. After the usual recapping of 20 odd years in 3-4 sentences, my old pal asked me this:

"Lynn, what is a girl who graduated with degree in economics from a rather prestigious school doing on the side of a mountain KNITTING?"

Well, Tommy (that's not really his name, by the way) here's the answer:

I'm working on this *

while I listen to this.**

*For you knitter/crocheters: if you aren't into animal hats, or maybe develop an involuntary nervous twitch to anything Martha, Lois (from comments fame) has this great project -- a perfect quick one for working on whilst listening to a radio play.

**For you non-knitter/non-economists: this is a very enjoyable explanation for the terrible state of the world's economy. And if you don't think you have the 45 minutes to listen to it, just don't get on Facebook tonight. Grab a glass or mug of your favorite beverage and settle in.


  1. Anonymous5:17 AM

    What is it with economists and hands; either invisible or as in "on the other hand this could happen...". Also, does an Irishman usually play the role of the idiot in BBC humor? Just wondering. Paolo

  2. oneofthedanes9:22 AM

    You have to explain to Tommy that IT TAKES a degree in economy what you have done and succeeded with. On top of that you also have to be innovative in your way of thinking about economy.

  3. Oh, your current Martha project is gorgeous! I look forward to seeing it as you progress and finished, too! ;))

    It's so nice to be able to log in today. The connection is actually pretty decent. Maybe I shouldn't have typed that so early in the day, huh!