Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Episode #11: Scotch-Flavoured Condom Filled Christmas (Show Notes)

A tad late than intended. Ms. B was enjoying her vacation too much that she didn't get around editing our Christmas episode. But hey, it's Boxing Day after it still counts as Christmas, eh?

Opening done by Ms. B's son. Isn't he just cute???! (Here's what I can make out of what he said: "Welcome to Knitters Uncensored episode 11 with Elemm, Cashyie and Ms. B. Merry Christmas! Tchüss!")

Cashyie tries to welcome you in German with an Italian accent. We launched right into....

What's on/off our needles?
  • Cashyie:
    • Off her sewing needles: 35 Advent Calendars! (Yup, she sews now! She even thrashed her sewing machine trying to fix it. She ended up having to go over to Ms. B's and use her sewing machine.)
    • Sewn Faux-Tarp Plastic bag (FO)
    • Another My So-Called Scarf in Alpaca (WIP. This also started the story about how Climbing Wife has fallen from grace for Ms. B.)
    • Crochet Fish Christmas Tree Ornament for her Schlecker Lady ("Schlecker" is a chain of drug-store here in Germany.)
  • Ms. B:
    • "Striped Lily the Pink" (in the mean time almost an FO)
    • 7 hats: Mission Fall Chullo hat for her kid, Rock-Star Husband and Amanda Hat and Coronet hats for her kids' Kindergarten teachers (digressions about the time when Ms. B went to Ecuador)
We then digressed about Cashyie's Scotch-flavoured condoms story and how she unintentionally got better treatments at a club because of them....and also how Climbing Wife "tried" it on and it fit perfectly!!! :-p
Apart from that, I've been busy with my university work: Handing in my seminar papers, registering for my Diploma thesis and exams.

Cashyie has Christmas presents for us! I got a some Glühwein (mulled-wine) lollies and a ball of GGH-Vision.....and we had a great laugh over Cashyie's pronunciation of the GGH-yarn! Ms. B got also grappa lollies and a hank of Trekking Hand-dyed. Rock-Star Husband gets a small bottle of "Bärenfang" mead.

Life in Germany: The Christmas Markets in Germany. Cashyie went to the Nuremberg Christmas Market. I didn't make it to any of the markets at all. Ms. B didn't either, but she went to the Home and Hand Work show.

There are several small Christkindlmärkte in a city....pretty much one in each suburb. In Munich, the tourist hub would have a Christkindlmarkt that are full of imported stuff, but not made-in-Germany stuff. We also talked a bit about Tollwood which is a kind of seasonal festival here in Munich.

Wollmeise Colourways:
  • Rittersporn = delphinium, larkspur
  • Veilchen = violet
  • Gewitterhimmel = stormy sky
  • Sultan (and OMG, Ms. B didn't know what a "Sultan" is!)
  • Regenbogen = rainbow
  • Raku-Regenbogen = "Raku" rainbow
Please send the Wollmeise your well-wishes, she had been a bit unwell. Ms. B talked about how she was talking to Shannon from the SSK Podcast about the Wollmeise Moebius, which in the mean time also is offered as a kit in her shop (pretty new, because at the time of our recording there wasn't any kits yet).

Contest: Photoshop Wollmeise Yarns in some kind of funny settings and send it to us! We'll pick the winner and you' something, I guess. :-p

Cashyie's Freak-of-the-Week: We will now feature Cashyie's dating life over the internet...but she ended up getting some very weird "winks". Listen and have a good laugh! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Contest 2: Help Cashyie write up her headline and her internet profile! The best one will be picked by Cashyie and get a prize she got from the Christmas Market.

Sex-Ed 101 with the KU: And then they turned the conversation around to me and the fact that I was kind of off-the-market (in the mean time I'm officially off-the-market you'll be hearing a lot more about my Dr. D from now on). Cashyie then started talking about "exclusivity"in regards to "Ahem"....yeah, okay, in regards to sex and whether you ask your partner prior to your first sexual intercourse whether they've been tested for "various things" yet. This sparked off a whole long discussion. Up to that point I never talked to Dr. D about this issue, because for me, it wasn't up to the *serious* point of a relationship yet. However, this is just not how we do it...or at least not how I do it.

Cashyie was absolutely appalled about my reactions to this issue. It wasn't resolved when we were recording the episode. However, for the record I need to say that it was Dr. D himself who brought up the subject (which surprised and amused me), and I would like to state here that in the mean time, I got tested and have got my negative result back (and yes, Dr. D also got tested, but he gets his results back after the New Year). I'll report more on this in the next episode. ;-)

So, what's your view on this? Do you ask your potential partner about tests? Do you ask them right early on, or when it's about to get more serious? Do you think that in doing so, is it just going too far or is it just being safe? Share your opinions with us!

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Until the next time, have a Happy Holiday and knit hard! And get tested!!!! :-p



pamudom said...

I just want to support Cashyie's views on safe "Ahem" -- it's totally a reasonable thing to ask, and I'm glad Dr. D brought it up. (Can't wait to hear more about him. Is he a medical doctor or an academic doctor?) I think you should always look out for yourself first, and getting tested protects both partners. Talking about it earlier is better, because you never know when the mood will be right for "Ahem.." and you want to be ready, right?

Roxanne said...

you definitely should require a partner to be tested. You have only your life to lose. Gee whiz. A listener in North Carolina

Auntly H said...

While I can totally relate to it being an extremely uncomfortable conversation, I'm with Cashiye. You gotta ask and you gotta get tested so you know for sure. We want you happily and healthily podcasting for many years to come.

Um, when did Cashyie start blogging and where I can I find it?

caruba said...

I had to share some of this :P
(Plus a little plug for the awesome podcast!)

>> Quoted!

Courtney said...

LOve this episode :-)I just started listening and I really like your podcast, VERY funny

Anonymous said...

Just listened to your 'cast this morning during my workout, which ended before I could finish listening to the whole thing! However, had to say, most enjoyable to listen to, laugh along with. Got a major kick out of the letters (winks), particularly the "Borat letter"! Too funny!

Courtney said...

The mystic waters shawl is beautiful...I cant wait to see it finished.

Anonymous said...

Hey, this was the first episode I ever heard and I LOVED it! Thanks for the entertainment! I am writing to say that I always talk to my partners about testing and safe sex, etc. To me this is the norm, and the only way to go. Yes, people can lie, but if you don't ask it encourages a culture of dishonesty and keeping things to yourself.