Even spending half and hour undoing knots in your yarn is carthartic. It's like a super drug that saps sappable things I didn't even know existed out of sappy places! I'm sure my Japanese teacher wonders how the hell I'm learning anything when I'm sitting there going at it in the middle of class, but hey, I have an A and I'm paying for the class. I figure if I can say 'Excuse me, but could you show me where the chili sauce is? I'm making Mexican for my mother's birthday dinner party.' on automatic pilot, I'm doing fine.