Don’t mind me

I thought this might be an easy place to remember to store my crochet patterns in progress.

Monster foot 

7 single crochet in a magic loop

14

28

Single crochet n half double crochet in first Stitch 2 half double crochet in next 5 stitches half and single crochet in 7th Stitch single crochet in the rest of the 28 other stitches 

Single crochet in back Loop only all the way around

Single crochet then decrease 5 x

Single crochet four. decrease and single crochet 5 times

Single crochet 2 times half double crochet decrease 6 times 

Single crochet four

Single crochet decrease two times

Single crochet 5

 half double decrease and half double 2 times

Single crochet around 2 times . I count fifteen stitches around now. 

Now make a leg

Single crochet around 10 times

A teacher’s assistant in a college poetry class, I later failed for plagiarism (the final paper was a BOOK REPORT. I was merely highlighting the irony), once called me the most enigmatic student he ever had. I wonder what he meant to this day. Maybe he saw that, like Frost, I was a traveler at a crossroads. I got lost, shortly thereafter.

Robert Frost: “The Road Not Taken”

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;


Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,


And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.


I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Dear hacker,

I’m a girl on a mission. Now I know the who, what AND the where and how I was hacked, just not the #why. Why do you get a kick out of annoying someone you hardly know with #stupid, mildly destructive, nagging little tricks? Why don’t you put your time and effort into something gainful? I pose this #question not just to you but to all the online mischief makers who put so much if not all of their free time into pestering strangers with perniferous, prying, pointless #pranks.

Why not find a job or independently contract in the tech field if you enjoy it that much? Those #skills could potentially pay the bills. I’m sure you can use the money, since you obviously don’t have a job if you have this much time on your hands.

You may believe you are outwitting all of your victims, but the fact of the matter is that the average joe doesn’t have the time to go learn Ruby or research every little #tech vulnerability you might be #exploiting. Wouldn’t it be more #fun to play on an even playing field, perhaps working in ethical hacking or whatever niche you like. Then you won’t be the only person who can appreciate your exploits, aside from others like you, who are picking on people with a different skill-set. If anything, your MO is indicative, not of intelligence but of #cowardice.

Even in the unlikely event that I fail to meaningfully hinder or #destroy you, you are going to cross the wrong person eventually if you fail to heed my advice, and continue to waste everyone’s time. If nothing else, stick to wasting your own.

If you’re hacked, file a report  with the FBI at http://www.ic3.gov. If you’re a hacker, Cut it out #cyberbully #hacker. Pick on someone your own size. Get #paid. #stopbullying