Author Archives: HappyGoth

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.

(a late) Happy Holi!

(Image by flickr user rudresh_calls, used under a Creative Commons license.) It is decidedly spring-like here in the South U.S., and so is a fitting day to celebrate Holi! Sadly, I will not personally be celebrating until the weekend, but … Continue reading

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A happy peace

Surprisingly, mostly to me, I seem to have found a happy peace with my path, which is probably the reason that posts here have been sporadic. I’m really okay with that. I visited a local saree shop, run by a … Continue reading

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Born Hindu?

I will preface this by saying that I realize this is a hot topic. So keep the conversation civil, folks. Anyway. As somebody who was not raised in a Hindu family, I’ve encountered the “you have to be born Hindu … Continue reading

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Jai Hanuman ji ki!

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Firstly, sorry for the extended hiatus. My job has become extremely demanding, time-wise, which leaves little room for other things, like blogging. I’ve chosen to devote my spare time to things outside the internet, such as errands, house cleaning, a … Continue reading

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Applies to me, too, I guess.

Several months back, a fellow blogger, Aamba, whose blog I looked forward to announced that she was going to retire her blog from regular posting, as she had accomplished all she had intended to accomplish with it. At the time, … Continue reading

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Three things

1. a happy belated Diwali to everybody! I hope yours was lovely; mine started out frustrating but ended up awesome, complete with dosai, kids with sparklers, a pandit chanting Ramanama, and a grumpy older gent scolding people for shooting off … Continue reading

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[Note: This should have been posted before the Diwali post, but somehow it got lost in the ether. Here you go! New post! Entirely not timely! Fun to read anyway!] Sorry for that unsolicited Charlie Sheen reference. I admit that … Continue reading

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Detachment and diet

As a Westerner, detachment has been something very difficult to grasp. In fact, a lot of Hindu philosophy has been difficult. I took one day of a Hindu philosophy class in college, before realizing that it was way over my … Continue reading

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Another great blog

It’s not a secret at this point that I’m seriously into tumblr. If i was a rock, I’d be all smooth and shiny by now! Not a great joke, I know, but you get the idea. Anyway, the tumblr is … Continue reading

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