Thursday, I don’t care about you…

Today, I anticipate more disruption to my finely-honed schedule for the week.

Now, normally, I would be joking about such a thing, having nothing resembling a schedule barring a couple of medical appointments. However, this week and next week are actually kind of frenetic for me. Which generally makes this whole tooth debacle to be an actual debacle for which I have no time.

And yet, here we are.

Today, I shall probably be trying to get in to see my dentist, as I have developed a lump in my jaw, and the right side of my face is warm, neither of which can be good things. There will likely be medicating. And, despite the well-reasoned wishes of some of my friends, I will be attempting to do at least some of the things I was supposed to be doing today, instead of simply plopping myself down on the couch and watching reruns as I drift in and out of a narcotics-induced sleep.

How about you? Please tell me you’re going to have a better day than I am, so that I may live vicariously through your good day.

Having a knitting stupid day.

I’m attempting to knit a pattern (more on the whole block-atorium in a second), and I am completely unable to wrap my head around a key transition in the pattern. I admit that I’m test-knitting an as-yet-unpublished pattern, but I’m confident that the designer is quite talented, and she’s tried to help me through the transition in three different ways. It seems that I’m just not meant to knit this pattern.

In the past, there have been patterns that I’ve consistently screwed up on while trying to work it, but this is the first one I’ve encountered that I just couldn’t manage to knit at all, and it’s bumming me out.

About that whole, “I’m not supposed to be knitting because I’m supposed to be blocking” thing, well. Blocking requires standing and kneeling, neither of which have really been possible for the last couple of days, thanks to my latest malady: my knees are doing their best to not work. I never really realized how much one uses one’s knees, until every movement started to hurt.

This is me, shaking my fist…

A while back, Amazon had all the Harry Potter movies on sale for 3.99 each (streaming delivery). That is to say, all the Harry Potter movies except Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. For some reason, that wasn’t part of the sale. Strange, but whatever. I picked up the rest of them, and had them all lurking on the TiVo until I finished reading all the books. Having done that a while ago, I finally got around to working my way through the movies. Well, I have just finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and so now I’m ready for the elusive HP7.1.

Except I can’t find it to rent anywhere. Not on Amazon, or Netflix (streaming), or RedBox, or iTunes. It seems I am required to acquire physical media in order to continue my visual journey. As someone who has actively been working not to add more items to the house, this annoys me.

Does anyone know what the deal is with this particular movie, and why it can’t be had via rental, when part 2 doesn’t seem to be a problem? The only thing that springs to mind is some piece of music got slipped in that wasn’t supposed to, and there’s now a kerfluffle about copyright and use rights.