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About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.


Full disclosure: this post is not going to be about downward dog or the sun salutation, so if you’re here to read that, I’m sorry to disappoint. I do a sort of Westernized hatha yoga with my husband to keep … Continue reading

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During the holidays, I like to remind myself that they’re all less about the things we get and more about the people we’re connected to. And by extension, we’re connected to a lot of people, and are part of a … Continue reading

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Diwali Bonus!

The Atlantic‘s InFocus, my favorite photojournal, has posted their yearly collection of Diwali photos from around the world: Diwali: The Festival of Lights (Some of the captions are a little… off. For example, I don’t know anyone who worships account … Continue reading

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Happy Diwali!

(Diwali decorations in Trafalgar Square, London, by flickr user Paul Carvill) The more I celebrate this holiday, the more excited I get about it. Really. This year I couldn’t sleep for all the excitement. I bought many little clay diyas … Continue reading

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Mysterious, but spot-on.

Yesterday I was frustrated with myself because I have been a total and complete slacker in both my sadhana and all other aspects of my practice, except for japa, which I find to be the most convenient thing to do. … Continue reading

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Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

(Image from elycefeliz‘s flickr photostream) Life is crazy on my end (slowing down, but still crazy), and hence not a lot of blogging from me, but happy Ganesh Chaturthi, everybody! May Ganesha bless you and remove all obstacles that lie … Continue reading

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Any altruists out there?

I follow a number of folks on tumblr who live in India, and this post showed up in my feed today: Help the Uttarkashi ashram The short story is that there has been flooding recently in northern India, and much … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

(Photo by flickr user cajie) EDIT: It is not that I am a day late, in fact, I am quite on time! However, I am, as it would seem, rather horrible at reading calendars. So Happy Independence Day, India! Main … Continue reading

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Sorry for the lack of regular posting, but I’m in another of my deep contemplation periods, so there’s not really much to talk about on my end. I’ve been reading and thinking and meditating and trying to figure out where … Continue reading

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Ram Navami

I am terrible at making posts on time these days. On the other hand, I’m getting better at remembering japa and other useful spiritual practices, so I guess it’s a fair tradeoff, no? Anyway, I started this post a while … Continue reading

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