Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wrong Place, Wrong Time...Again

Once again, I seem to be living in the wrong place at the wrong time. (Although I guess you could argue that near the end of January, the right place to live is anywhere other than the Midwest. Or Canada. And speaking of Canada, The Brain was a little tweaked about the post in which I mentioned that large Asian food markets were not something either of us is used to, since he is from Canada and I am from Minnesota. He didn't ask me to say this, but I think he would like you all to know that he is from Montreal and that Montreal has everything, including Asian food markets, certainly. In fact, their Chinatown is so large that they built themselves their own hospital. Actually, you could probably say that if you can't find something in Montreal, there's a good chance that it doesn't exist. I did point out to him, however, that they do not have large Asian food markets sitting in a strip mall next to the Staples office supply store. He had to agree with that. In fact, Minneapolis does have several specialty food stores and world bazaars and so on, but also not in such a conspicuous location. I can think of meat processing shops (you know, so you can bring in your hunted goods and have them made into sausage and so on) more readily than I can think of an Asian foods market. But I digress.)

Wow! A whole paragraph of digressions! Fun!

To get back to my point...the American Swedish Institute opened their Bohus Exhibit yesterday, and I can't help but feel a little wistful about the fact that I spent most of my life trying to get out of Minneapolis (because of the weather only--otherwise it is quite an ideal city in which to live), and now that I am about as far away as I can get and still be in the continental United States, they have this exhibit and I can't get to it. It's probably just as well though, because I've been wanting a Forest Darkness (black) sweater kit for a while now and I might not be able to resist picking one up if I were there and given the current state of my employment situtation...I'll have to content myself with knitting up my stash.

Speaking of which, I just finished the 3rd repeat of my Autumn Arbor stole and I loooooove it!!!


Ariel said...

I just had the same feeling realizing I'm going to be moving to the west coast right before fall in New England, which is my favorite time of year and also WOOL FESTIVAL time. Is there such a things as CA Sheep and Wool??

Hilary said...

Oh, that's so frustrating. I'd love to go to that Bohus exhibit, too!