Friday, August 14, 2009

Logical Ranting and Library Bunnies

I am trying to calm down!!!....apart from wanting to personally throw my computer off a 120 story building (luckily there are not any of those around here..). It always amazes me why people think that machines are logical. Okay, I know the saying: GIGO (garbage in , garbage out!) but sometimes -for no apparent reason , something that is not garbage can magically transform something in the ultimate sesspool when combined with other programs. what happened to me this morning when trying to do my update. Somehow, somewhere deep in the dungeons of my computer grey matter there was something blocked and however hard I tried, however many commands I gave the damn thing to act logically, it did not listen and remained beeping and saying to me: "I do not care, I will do this my way and although you allow this...I still won't do what you ask me to..just because I can! there !' I then started acting like a three year old not getting their new toy and Jazz ran up to me in a frenzy because, I have to tell you this, I normally do not act like a three year old and scream at inanimate objects. No, I lie...... Jazz knows I have a love-hate relationship with my printer as soon as the thing beeps, she leaps off her couch and starts ooh'ing to me "mummy,mummy, it's okay, do not get upset...look! play with me! not listen to the with me.." looking at me with puppy dog eyes raised up and immediately all aggressiveness in me melts away......... If Hitler would have had Jazz, the world would not have had WW2......(this will probably be misquoted somewhere, but my bet is he did not like jazz either..the music that is..) . The point is, the computers and printers of this world do not know this...yet...., but Jazz our dog, is their saviour! Without Jazz they would have been de-comissioned and fed to the possums...Anyway, enough of this intro rant. I did not even in the slightest way wanted to tell you all this, but I had to get it off my chest.... there! quote Monty Python....for something completely different.....
It was a very exciting week ....again. Apart from the usual dyeing and spinning and carding experiments, I did haircuts : Popcorn (our gold buck with enormous quantity of gorgeous fluff!), Topping (our chocolate Bunny Mum of the year AFTER her wonderful performance on Wednesday-more about that later), Gandalf (the sweetest gentlest bunny dad) and last but not least Gorby (our young silver grey buck, who is so sweet that when asked he gently pushes out his hind leg so I can clip it easier, all the while looking at the scenery and the King Parrots hopping around their food bowl nearby). Now you all will be wondering about the performance bit of Topping. Well, Topping and all of her babies had a huge day out at the Yarra Junction Library where they were the star attraction at a bunny talk I was asked to do on Wednesday August 12th.
They were all there hopping around happily and eating away in their little pen. I have to thank Maria Mithen of the Yarra Junction Library profusely for being such good "bunny protector" and protecting they needed I can tell you! There were lots of people there and a lot of kids ofcourse could not stay in their seats for too long at all: I call it the "bunny magnet effect". The little ones and their mum were safe and sound but got a bit panicky when too many little fingers tried to touch them through the wire of the big pen. Maria kept an eye on everything so the little paparazzi would leave the bunny stars in their pen: she did a wonderful job. I am sure she was exhausted after that and from now on will never ever consider a job in security
In the meantime I tried to do a monologue about our little fibre farm, bunny management, the wonder of angoras, their fibres and most of all how to take care of them. I prepared a slide show in the background with some cute photos so people would not fall asleep listening to my chaotic I think it was chaotic, at least it seemed that way to me. But then again I am not a wonderfully organised and eloquent speaker like Stephen Fry, although a friend told me that I did crack some jokes..I must have missed them... Anyway, it was great exhaustingly good fun and I got a yummy bottle of wine from the Yarra Junction Library for my effort: Thank you again so much! And for all of you brave enough to come to the bunny talk last Wednesday: thank you , thank you ! I especially loved to see some of you Ravelers (you know who you are eh Spinaddict and Meagan eh eh!lol) and my good friend Veronica, without whom I would possibly still have been at the library if she hadn't had helped me pack
I would like to mention one beautiful girl Jessie, who in my humble opinion is a very good bunny handler. She named (not all of them have names yet you see)one of the baby bunnies that she cuddled "SKYE" (I just added the "e" to make it look more Jessie, call me anytime to see how Skye is doing okay? I will try and take some photos of all the babies again soon, because , oh boy are they growing fast! Well, I will not keep you from the update any longer, email me, stalk me, pm me on RAV. You know the drill. Oh and before I forget: I have added myself to the countless twitterers now flying around in the ether ! You can follow my chaotic babblings (under a 140 characters) on where I am ...ixchelbunny. Seeing that I normally love to use lots of words I consider myself a writer of novels rather than ZEN poetry, twittering is harder than I thought ! But that is another story...Here is the update for this week!!!!!

Hand dyed Navajo Churro Tops (150grams AU$20 !! special Spring price !!)

Ya teh eh SOLD
Copper sun

Turtle Sky *SOLD*Mountain Storm *sold*

Fire Bird

Fire Dance *sold*

Hand spun and hand dyed Peace silk 8ply (+/- 250meters per 100grams, $50grams/AU$14)

Musk 1 LEFT

Mossy Forest

Luna Park





Hand dyed Mulberry peace silk Laceweight (+/- 1250meters/100grams)

Raspberry wine (111grams/AU$40)

Autumn (112grams/AU$40) *SOLD*

Autumn Leaves (112grams/AU$40) *SOLD*

Hand spun and Dyed Mulberry Peace silk Bling yarn (AU$32/50grams/AU$ - +/-60-70 meters per 50grams)

Sensuous *SOLD*Mystic *SOLD*Goldfields *SOLD*

Diamond sky *SOLD*

Thank you for looking ! Have a fabulous week! and remember: I am at the Arts Centre Market every Sunday from 10-4:30 (Southbank, stall nr 34). So if you want to cuddle some fibres and yarns in person, come and visit me.


HelenR said...

Hi Charley

Just take a deep breath and say 'it's a computer', that's sufficient excuse for all the weird and wonderful things computers do when we're expecting them to do something eles

Meagan said...

Hi Hi! I often swear at my 'puter.. Andrew thinks it's hilarious! Your talk at teh YJ library was not chaotic from where I sat, very interesting & informative chat; I'm sorry I couldn't help pack up, had a kinder pick up to do! If you're interested at all the Healesville Spinners & Weavers are next meeting on Sat 5th Sept and are doing a 'dyeing with food dye/jelly etc' session :) I meant to mention it on Wednesday but it fell out of my head.. cheers, Meagan