I gave my last speech yesterday, and I think I did well. What was even more fun was that I had taken my audience analysis surveys which I filled out for the other speech givers very seriously. I wrote at length why I thought gas prices would continue to climb. I asked the speech giver questions about his subject even beyond the answers I gave. I really wanted him to think and delve deep into his speech, and he did! He incorporated all that I had written on his survey. There was another guy in class who modified his speech for me, adding something in that I knew was specifically directed at me since I had made my beliefs clear in a previous speech that I gave. I caught up with him and asked him after class if he had added that statement for me, and he said that he did, though he believed similarly himself.
I also learned a little about net neutrality, which I had never really heard of before. And to be honest I was quite alarmed! I went home and asked J about it, he seemed to know what was going on. If you want to know more, and this really is concerning, go here. If the ISP’s get their way, this blog will no longer exist. And for me that would be a terrible thing.
So two more class periods to go and I am done with this class. I am thinking about contacting the teacher and asking if she would consider teaching argumentation and debate next semester, in which case I would gladly take her class.
Let’s talk knitting for a moment. I got reinspired about my Kauni and was rocking away on it, when I noticed the yarn snagging on the knitpicks needle. I pulled the needle out and took a look, noticing that the wood was splintering. I thought perhaps I could file it down a bit with a nail file while I waited for knitpicks to send a replacement. After all, I really wanted to work on my Kauni. I filed it down a bit yesterday, but each time I filed it down it would start to catch again on another piece of wood. So I decided I would just deal with it. Last evening as I sat down to knit after class, the needle completely snapped in two at the place where it had been splintering. Now, I love my knitpicks needles, I really do! But I really am tired of them breaking for no apparent reason, or finding flaws in the needles as they are sent. I have always said that their price was right so as long as they get the new needle out to me right away, I will continue to use their needles. Unfortunately, even that isn’t happening, as there is now a high volume of customer service issues, so it takes them 2-5 days to get back to you to begin with. Once they do, they send a new needle, no questions asked, but I am wishing to work on my Kauni now! Ah well, I worked 2 rows on mystic waters and will have the final clue of mystic light coming out today, so I will be well occupied in the upcoming week.
I know there was more I wanted to write about, specifically some Bug story, but for the life of me I cannot remember, I am afraid you will have to wait until my memory serves me better.