Jul 26, 2009


Well, this is the last day of the Tour d' Fleece, and I've definitely bitten off more than I could chew. I managed to complete the Cabaret yarn, and filed a spindle with Rough Cut Diamonds, but only one, and I've got a private English lesson coming at 11, and a correspondence course on the puter that I've got to work on. Wah. I need to learn to stop over-committing and pace myself. I'm a non-finisher. But at least I've got 900 yards of really pretty sparkly yarn for a shawl and matching socks, probably...and the Rough Cut Diamonds is going to be nice, too. I should probably do some housework and laundry, too, before the lessons show up in a couple of hours. This apartment smells like STINKY DOG FEET.

And, I've been reading the Yarn Harlot's blog. She has a troll. Terrible. You may remember that I had a troll of my own a while back. I have sympathy for her, but Steph is lucky in that her troll doesn't personally know her, so cannot personalize her nastiness to the extent that mine did. I think, though, that she will be able to get past the ugliness by not responding to it. Delte all the ugly comments without posting a one, and not responding in any way to the comments or e-mails. I wonder what moves people to be so ugly on line. I wonder why they always feel so justified in their written attacks on others. I've had a lot of time to think about it, and I know that it has to be some kind of mental imbalance. After doing some research, I have learned a lot about Borderline Personality Disorder, and I feel like this fits my previous troll to a T. If you Google this, you will find a wealth of information on it. I can't think about this anymore - it still bothers me - so I'm moving on to another topic.

I went to see Harry Potter and The Half-blood Prince last yesterday afternoon. I loved it! I went kind of apprehensive, because all those child actors are growing up and I wondered how good it might be. I hoped the movie would still have all the charm that the first couple did. And it did. The ending is left open for the continuation, so I imagine that another one will be on the way in the next year or two. No spoilers here. I'll just say thank goodness there was no extended quiddich game. Just a short, quick match to prove the power of the mind.


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I've been reading Stephanie's blog, too, and was saddened to learn of the extent of her harassment. The other day I think I left a comment right after that venomous person. I thought, "What?" but hoped it was some inside joke. Now I realize that it was one of those poison darts before Steph had a chance to delete it. So sorry to hear you've had to deal with this, too.

Rani said...

Haven't seen it yet. Harry Potter, but can't wait!

I can't believe someone would waste any of their precious time being ugly and obnoxious. I certainly wouldn't want them wasting my time. But how frightening. I feel so much support from my bloggy friends. It must have felt horrible to not know what nasty thing would be said next. Ugh.

Just remember. For every troll, there are hundreds of us!

marit said...

I'm so glad you didn't give up your blog when you had your troll! I just don't understand why some people have to be so nasty to others! If I disliked a blog, I would just stop reading it!!!
The kids and I went to see Harry Potter on Friday night, and loved it too. I've read all the books a couple of times, and look forward to the last movie(s).
Take care.

wildtomato said...

Whoa! I just ventured over to the Yarn Harlot's blog so I could take a look for myself. What craziness! I'm sorry that you had to go through something similar.