December 06, 2006


I'm with Lileks on this one: I like hearing about people's jobs. I guess soldiers must have massive experience with wives not being interested in their shop talk, because they always apologize for talking about it. But I love it. I want to know what people do, especially if it's something I know nothing about. My father has been in heating and cooling since college, and only recently have I started to understand what he does. I had the good fortune of being home on vacation on the night he taught a class on load estimating. He thought I was doodling the whole time; I was actually taking notes. And asking him questions in the car on the way home.

In fact, this desire to learn about other people's jobs was the source of my latest knitting project. One of my friends in Germany taught me binary code, which prompted me to make this:


With light blue being 1 and dark blue being 0, the bag says 01101101 01111001 00100000 01100010 01100001 01100111, or "my bag". Oh, and the handle says 01001001 00100000 01110010 01110101 01101100 01100101, or "I rule".

Binary is awesome. I'm so glad my friend taught me.

Posted by Sarah at December 6, 2006 10:24 AM | TrackBack

)) Your so kind post made me smile!

Posted by: Jess at December 7, 2006 09:30 AM

For geeks like me, that bag Rocks! Too Cool!

Posted by: Vonn at December 7, 2006 09:57 PM

As my brother's shirt says,

"There are 10 kinds of people in the world; those who understand binary, and those who don't."

Posted by: piercello at December 7, 2006 10:09 PM

and my favorite t-shirt says "Cat and husband lost. Reward for cat"

Posted by: Nan at December 12, 2006 01:22 AM

I think some people don't like their jobs and then they don't like to talk about their jobs.

Posted by: Amy at December 13, 2006 05:21 PM

That is one cool bag you've got there. :)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 18, 2006 06:40 AM