Sunday, February 6, 2011

Soooo useless!

Good afternoon guys! :)

This is Lexi coming live to you from e-learning...
So after searching for twenty-two minutes for a computer that:
a) switches on
b) has a mouse   AND
c) is connected to the Internet
.....I can finally sit down and write my final blog for the week. I know I'm cutting it fine but better late than never right?

Anyway so I started thinking about school a.k.a the good ol' days and realised that we had quite a few subjects that in my opinion were pretty useless. Although I hated Maths and Science, I have to admit that I'm glad I did it. I mean everyone needs to know how to count and I'm sure that the structure of DNA and quantum machanics will come in use at some point in your life.

Needless to say, I didn't have to think hard at all about this one...the worst subject I had in school was definitely, without a doubt, scientifically proven to be..."dromroll please"....drrrrrrrrrrr....bang! NEEDLEWORK!  Urgh! The very thought of it sends shivers through my fingers. Knitting teddies, crocheting, embroidery,'s all very pretty but oh how I hate anything to do with a needle, thread, wool, lace and so on.

I despise having to do things that are of no interest to me, so I had to ask my needlework teacher why it was important we learn all the different kinds of stitching and what not. Her reply to my question : "What are you going to do when your husband gets a hole in his sock or when a button pops off his work shirt?" I can't remember what my response was but I think it was something like: "Oh no you di'ent!"
All I know is that it was right there and then that the thought of me being married was dropped like a hot potato.

Here are my questions in response to her question that she responded with to my first question:

#1: Why can't my future husband you speak of, buy himself a new pair of socks?
#2: Or better yet, why can't he learn how to mend his own socks and shirt buttons?
#3: Is the highlight of my days going to be when this husband of mine comes home and announces that his toes are sticking out of his socks?
#4: Why are there only girls in the needlework class? What are you people actually trying to say?
#5: Errmmm...I ran outta questions

So the moral of my story is that I will never do anything just because society or any other person for that matter, expects me to. I am my own person and I won't let my gender determine what my interests should or should not be. To all of you out there that love needlework (and are married) and even the single ladies that love needlework, I think that it's great! For real. No disrespect - to each her own right? :)

Please tell me about a school subject that you thought was useless or that you just didn't enjoy. I know that we all have at least one..I'd love to hear from you.

Peace, love and happiness



  1. Very cute and funky blog!:) It definitely made me smile. I hated needle work too, I could never do it. I love how open-minded you are. You always inspire me with your open-mindedness. Truly someone I can learn from...:)

  2. I guess fortunately for me I didn't do needle work. Honestly, I don't think I had a subject that didn't enjoy. Now if you were talking teachers, I think my list would be endless.

  3. Thank you for posting your list of questions on the world wide web. Lets hope you get some of those needlework teachers thinking beyond knitting a teddy bear and mending their husband's socks.