My Latest Nemesis
The busy multi-tasker. I ask you, when will folks realize that multi-tasking only lets you do a lot of things very badly.
Women Are Much Better Multi-Taskers Than Men
Neither men, nor women can do multiple tasks very well. Take the suburban driver who thinks she can look for toll money, check the grocery list and listen to her 3 year old son in the back seat, all while trying to negotiate a left-hand turn at the four-way stop sign at the local supermarket parking lot.
She can’t possibly have enough hands to use a turn signal, so the driver across from her assumes she’s going straight and can’t make a left turn until she’s through the intersection. She hasn’t enough attention to monitor her pace, so her turn comes at a glacial speed (and that’s glacial prior to global warming), making the other drivers wait all that much longer for her. Using only one hand to turn the steering wheel, while the other searches for purse change, she has to cut off the corner of the turn, making any vehicles coming from her left hand side screech to a halt, or swerve to avoid being hit by her.
All this, so she can have a half-hearted conversation with her son that will have no impact whatso-fucking-ever, read through a list of grocery items that she won’t recall, and will have to re-read whilst she navigates a shopping cart, and getting her fingernails filled with purse lint, because her husband has already snagged every coin from her purse to pay for his drive-through coffee at Starbucks the prior weekend.
Please people…realize that multi-tasking is a myth…there is nothing better than focusing on a task at hand until it’s done, and done well. And the way most of you drive, you should clearly give driving your highest priority anyway.
For lack of any new ideas that excite me, I’ve continued to work on the kid alpaca bed spread.
Talk about moving at a glacial pace. But it does continue to grow…it just doesn’t make for very interesting blog material.
I picked up the latest issue of Spin-Off at the grocery store today, and as usual, I read it from cover to cover.
There are some interesting articles, that I found very enjoyable to read. I only casually glanced through the article on creating self-striping yarns (the cover story), and it requires a much more detailed read to understand the concept.
Speaking of spinning, I started working on the Corriedale roving. This is the fiber from the Corriedale fleece I bought at Rhinebeck last year, and had processed by Fingerlakes Woolen Mill.
I’m purposefully spinning this very loosely and very unevenly with a lot of thick and thin spots. I’m hoping to end up with an interesting two-ply yarn, although I have no idea what I’ll do with all the resulting yarn.
Sandra asks, “Were you able to bring your needles on the plane out of Zurich?”
I flew from Philadelphia to Frankfurt and then to Zurich. Then from Zurich to Munich and back to Philadelphia. The entire time, including in the waiting areas at the various airports, I knit, and no one mentioned anything about it.