Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Procrastinatory Confession

This time of year always gets me digging out everything that will make me warmer while I work: the space heater, the rubber-soled slippers, the hot water bottle that has its own fleece jacket, all my teapots, and the knit fingerless gloves that my friend Kat gave me for my birthday one year (she told me that they'd prove to be useful when my hands got cold while I was typing).


I've found that these fingerless gloves has many side effects: a.) feeling like a hobo, b.) continually punching the air while singing "Eye of the Tiger," c.) jazz hands, and d.) weird self-portraits using my webcam.

Further confession: did you notice that I absolutely can't stand wearing my wedding ring when I'm typing? I also can't stand wearing a watch while I'm working. But, for some reason, fingerless gloves and hats are a-okay.

10 comments:

LynnieC said...

I want those gloves SO BADLY. I almost bought a pair in Berlin, but they were all wool and I think the rash would so not have been worth the awesomeness. Kat, where did you get them??? I want those exact ones. Watch your back, former Cotcher. Watch your back.

PS. I don't like the new comment thing. I'm confused.

LynnieC said...

Oh, I get it now.

C said...

see, my fingers get cold, but my hands get all sweaty, i figured hand-less gloves would be good, but that has too many design flaws. hmmm, maybe if laptops fans blew across the keyboard in the winter, instead of out the back! anyway, i think the gloves are cool, but you can't possibly be having cold weather yet! not like here. i started my cousin's car this morning and it didn't give me a temperature, it just said "ice". of course i was up in the backwoods of muskoka, but it was bloody freezing!

Anastasia said...

I WANT THOSE. I love feeling like a hobo.

you're adorable, by the way. Really, this made me smile. :)

Queen of West Procrastination said...

C: you need the reverse of my gloves. Like ten little finger socks. (And that's what you get for moving away from the West Coast! Cold weather! And...uh gorgeous backwoods Muskoka and Goldie Hawn as a neighbour.)

Lynnie: I think Kat found them in a little shop around here. And they're acrylic, which is how I can wear them! And they came in a little knitted drawstring bag that matches! Make Ky figure out how to knit them.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Anastasia: I'm glad that you appreciate my crazy today. I'm all about the first picture: it's DRAMATIC!

Ky said...

LynnieC, I totally think I can figure those suckers out. Christmas present!!

LynnieC said...

Christmas Present!! YES!

ncsteph said...

Firstly, I am a nutcase & just posted my comment on my own blog. I think it's gone now. Secondly, here is my comment:

I think the gloves are cool & all, but I just wanted to comment and tell you how thankful I am that someone else in the world habitually takes off their rings/watch when typing. I also do this when I am eating. I have quite the reputation around Stoon. Of course that's b/c I leave them behind -- glad you don't do that with your wedding band!

This was a really long comment. sorry.

C said...

ok, in case anyone is still reading these comments, you can likely find an awesome pattern and even cooler wool for the hand warmers at the beehive knitting store on the corner of pandora and douglas in victoria.