We live on Avenue Q!

I’m feeling very dissatisfied today, but I’m not sure why. I know part of me is frustrated with the new game we’re doing – I’m stuck on the second level, and a bug is keeping me from advancing. Grrrrrr. Also, I hate the project I’m working on right now, and it makes me dread coming into work, which I haven’t felt in a long time. I’m hoping to get the bulk of it done next week while everyone’s on vacation.

In other, less depressing news, on Wednesday I got an email inviting me to audition for Jeopardy. How cool! I’d filled out their online form just last week on a whim, thinking I’d never actually hear anything, but voila! I now have an appointment in just two and a half weeks. I doubt I’ll make it past the 50 question test, but at least it’ll be a fun story, and an excuse to leave work early. I just hope I don’t fail too miserably. Too bad there’s no way to study for a trivia test.

Moving on to yarn, I started a new scarf last night, for a Christmas present, and I’m wondering if I’m wasting my yarn. It’s a beautiful grayish blue wool/alpaca blend, so soft and perfect, and of course, discontinued by the manufacturer. I’m wondering if I’m wasting it on a scarf — maybe I should make my first sweater with it? But then I run the risk of not having enough of it, and not being able to restock. It’s silly, I know, but I just love this yarn, it’s been my favorite since I used it to make my mom’s blanket for her birthday. Were I to win the lottery tomorrow, I’d buy up all the bags that are currently selling on Ebay, in every color. And in that vein, if you happen to run into any Cascade Lana D’Oro yarn in your travels, do me a favor and pick some up for me? Thanks ever so. 😀

My other obsession this week, outside of yarn and the Buffy Xbox game, is the soundtrack to Avenue Q, the Broadway musical that won three Tonys this year. It’s hysterical and I highly recommend it. (Unless you find a song title like “The Internet is for Porn” offensive, in which case, you might want to avoid it instead.) I had to take it out of the car cd player this morning, though – the songs are invading my dreams (along with the Buffy game, which is a very odd mix), and my daily thoughts, so it’s time for a good mental scrubbing before going back. But don’t let that stop you, it’s well worth the ten bucks at iTunes for lyrics like, “The more you love someone, the more you want to kill him” and, “Is there anyone here it doesn’t suck to be?”

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