I JUST NAMED MYSELF F-I-B-E-R , Fiber just plain fiber. I stifle a scream. My students look up started, I say
This is my story and I'm sticking to it!
So how many months did I wait feeling like the last chubby girl to get picked for the team??? How many Tuesday Night Knitting groups did I endure where everyone else exchanged inside jokes and prattled on about all the "projects, stash, needles, and more." How I ached with envy when everyone compared little wallet sized cards recording all their needle sizes and strategized as to how best to laminate them.
Finally, Finally, my moment had come. I GOT MY RAVELRY INVITE. Unfortunately I was in the middle of teaching High Schoolers something about Gerunds...so I did what any REAL knitter would do in this situation... I immediately gave them seatwork so I could sign-up for the hottest ticket in cyber knitting history...There I was
The PICK YOUR SCREENAME box right in front me with a Highlighted warning :BE SURE YOU LIKE YOUR SCREEN NAME YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE IT
OMG, I so want to be cool. Let's see what about "Roving Around" - since I do like spinning. Or "Fiber Freek", or "Fiber Fanatic", " Fiber Friendly" or "Roving around the Whirled" or a 1000 very cool things I could be... mmmm I really do like Fiber Freek- It has the word Free in it and lord knows, I love free stuff. It's a fun play on spelling, It's memorable, its plucky.
Suddenly I am interrupted by, can you believe it, one of my students.
"What's that, what are you asking me...can't you tell I'm busy, please sit down and do your grammar work. I'm sorry if you don't understand gerunds. Can't you see I am doing something important here? I can't be bothered right now. I mean really, I have some important...(to self) sh%t the screen just went dead, must wake it up, hit a key or too, OMG, did I just, submit, OMG I can't believe I am seeing this...
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