Saturday, February 19, 2005

Just Some Pics...

No real knitting news today. I messed around with some patterns from Knitting on the Edge last night, but didn't really knit anything worth mentioning. Andrew took me out for sushi last night, which was really fun. It must've been fraternity prom night or something, because there were multiple groups of under-age undergrads slamming back Sake (of all things) while in their J-Crew finery. Really, what's the point of going to a sushi bar to get trashed? Sure, it's great if you're looking for a nice restaurant for a special evening, but if your whole goal is just to see how much Sake you can drink before getting carded, wouldn't you just be better off with Bud Light? Especially considering that sushi (and Sake) are not cheap. Andrew and I spent $50 for the two of us, which included only a $5 half-bottle of Sake. A four-top of undergrads near us went through at least 3 or 4 ten-dollar bottles of Sake. What a waste.

Anyway, enough about the annoying undergrads. On to the pictures!

This is the needleholder Andrew gave me for Valentine's Day. It's been a great help in neatening up my knitting table, which could use all the help it can get. :)

Lots of moving and shaking is going on at UVa these days:

This is Varsity hall. It was built back in the late 1800's, and is now resting solely on some cinderblock pylons (or something like that). Part of the new Master Plan involves moving this building down the hill it's on, and renovating and expanding it for administrative and classroom space. I guess supporting beams are inserted throughout the building, and then it's lifted off its foundation, which is then demolished. A new foundation for the the building is constructed at its new home, and then the building is veerrryy sloowwwly moved to the new location, all the while being monitered by a computer connected to the stabilizing beams to check for structural instability and possible problems. Basically, it's like watching grass grow.

Speaking of grass, Spring seems to be well on its way here. This is the cute plant in my office, which was a gift from one of my co-workers:

The buds just started blooming about a week ago. It looks like I'll have one more set of buds in a few weeks on a different part of the plant.

Finally, the flowers in the Garden's are finally starting to bloom. I took some shots of these purple pretties on Wednesday:

Of course, I'm still holding out for more snow.


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