Sunday, June 28, 2009

This Week's Agenda

Because I will likely not have time for daily updates (Dear Coworker, please get well soon and come back...please...), we're going for the week-to-come:

Monday: Work, Post Office to mail a box from my partner to his Platonic Dear Hubby, Gym, Knitting (where I will unweave the project on my loom and start over, because one should not weave on sleep-deprivation and a low-leel sleeping pill), work on Altered Book Project

Tuesday: Work, Bank, Phone Call Secret Shops, Gym, home to cook dinner and finish Altered Book Project

Wednesday: Work, Walk, Gym, knitting (weaving) at Starbucks with one-or-more friends, try to finish orange patterned scarf.

Thursday: Work (and theoretically get off early), Gym, Kill Time, Beth

Friday: Leave Beth's, come home and work on ATCs and weaving until my eyes cross.

Saturday: Putter around the house, cook indoor BBQ (chicken with homemade BBQ sauce, banana puddin', beans, chips), sit out on back deck and watch fireworks to the east, north, and west without having to deal with drunk people, stupid drivers, or teenagers who think it is funny to shoot off bottle rockets and roman each other.

Sunday...everyone say it with me...MOM!

Ok, yeah, so it's been a while

More or less mundane week, so let's just fast forward to the weekend-in-review:

After dinner and ice cream, go home and play with paint (water color and acrylic), and create mini-art-pieces that I don't hate.

1. Go into town to hand out fliers for our missing office cat.
2. Eat barbeque.
3. Go to craft store and spend 30 minutes trying to find the EXACT right yarn for a project.
4. Succeed at finding yarn.
5. Get home, hold breath and try it works...sign in relief

Sunday, aka MOM day:
1. Lunch at Shoney's, like Denny's with a buffet, but tastes good all day, not just in the wee hours of the morning after a night of hard clubbing.
2. 50th Anniversary Party for friend of Mom's....

Ok, so this one warrants some explanation, by the numbers:
# of men in dress overalls: 1, with neatly pressed blue and white button down under it.
# of men who did not admit to being gay but had a male roommate for 25 years and are considered the "other son" by the anniversary honorant: 1
#of little kids with southern accents: 5...and really, there is nothing cuter than a little kid with a heavy, like from-the-middle-of nowhere-alabama southern accent.
#of strikingly beautiful women taking pictures: 1
# of decadent desserts: 5 + cake
#of stains on my neatly pressed beige cargo shorts from eating chocolate covered strawberries: 8
# of small children capable of eating chocolate covered strawberries without covering their sunday clothes in them: 5

...and because this was a Good Southern Party catered by the "not gay" Southen man, there were nuts and mints. These were missing at a recently attended baby shower, and I'm sure we were not the only people scandalized by the omission.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June 17, 2009

Today's Agenda:

1. Work
2. Deposit checks
3. AT&T Store to figure out new phone deal
4. Starbucks for knitting

Today's Music:

Miranda Lambert, Kris Kristofferson, Classic Country Duets (Brenda Lee, Krist Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson)

Today's Quote:
Regarding this worksafe photo of a local church
"It says, 'I'm holy, but I like omelettes'." ~ Wil Elrick

Today's Bonus Feature:
World's Easiest Dip
Sour Cream
Sun-dried Tomatoes in Oil (Costco Big Jar is STILL the best).
Open sour cream. Mix in tomoatoes to taste. Serve.


Well, since I have been lax-to say the least-in posting, I give you an update, and will attempt to be more consistent in the future, since I really do use this to keep track of my life.

Rewind-June 8-tasted Bacon Chocolate from a snooty chocolatier. Yeah, I'd not recommend it. Just didn't work, which I guess is proof that not everything is better with bacon.
June 10 - BOOKED MY TICKET TO COMIC-CON! WOOHOO! 10 days in San Diego!
June 11 - nothing of note
June 12 - Party at my partner's bosses house. Brought spinach dip and veggie skewers. Was most surprised that no one got drunk, although they were sipping on "Sweet Tea Vodka" (this is a real product-I swear I am not making it up), which smelled like cough syrup, and not the kid-friendly sort. Great cards, also not of the kid-friendly sort.
June 13 - World Wide Knit in Public Day Finished 1.5 scarves. Spent the morning at Barnes & Noble knitting, chatting, being stared at, and dodging the news crew that came to film it. This is a huge international event where people, well, get together to knit in public. The only unfortunate side effect (for some locals) may be that they'll come to our Monday Night Group, and discover that we are not their gramma's knitters, and that we are a bunch of potty-mouths. Spent the afternoon at local mall for gathering #2, which was poorly attended but fun nonetheless. Spent the evening at home warping the loom and test driving yarns on it, only to discover that I have hundreds of balls and skeins of yarn and NOTHING that works for this project.
June 14 - Mom day, finished remaining .5 scarf, listened to and watched race. Oh, and found several bottles of my favorite shower gel at TJ Maxx, and cleaned them out of it.
June 15 - back to work, back to the gym, back to knitting and having an angel named Amanda come up with yarn (I hope!) for the new project, ordered dad's father's day gift.
June 16 - work, gym, clean TJ Maxx #2 out of aforementioned shower gel, got father's day cards, made dinner, worked on Sun-themed ATCs that I HAVE to mail out tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June 10, 2009

Due to circumstances beyond my control, aka WORK, I have been unable to daily agenda. So let's quickly dispense with what was (Sunday Mom, Mon Work + Knitting, Tue Free Chik-fil-a Breakfast x2 and Work + Finish scarf on loom. So...

Today's Agenda

1. Work
2. Mall walk at lunch
3. Gym
4. BUY PLANE TICKET TO COMIC-COM WOOHOO (and get bonus days in San Diego!)
5. Make dinner (Salmon Burgers and Veggies) with blueberries with fresh vanilla whipped cream for desert.


Friday, June 5, 2009

June 7, 2009

Today's Agenda:

Gay Day!

1. Sidewalk Sale at favorite gay bookstore: shopping list: gay flag and bear stickers for car, elbow grease, used books, December Diamonds
2. Yarn Shop #1
3. Lunch
4. Yarn Shop #2
5. Trader Joe's: shopping list: Spicy Bean Dip, peanut butter, gift chocolate, dried fruit and nuts, whatever else catches my eye, whatever Beth wants
6. Back to gay bookstore for seminar that interest us. Yeah.

Today's Music:
Dan Savage and BGSS podcasts, country music

Today's Bonus Feature:
Christmas ornaments unlike any you have ever seen...unless you are us...

Today's Quote: Actually, a passage from a movie I love:
Maude: I should like to change into a sunflower most of all. They're so tall and simple. What flower would you like to be?
Harold: I don't know. One of these, maybe.
Maude: Why do you say that?
Harold: Because they're all alike.
Maude: Oooh, but they're *not*. Look. See, some are smaller, some are fatter, some grow to the left, some to the right, some even have lost some petals. All *kinds* of observable differences. You see, Harold, I feel that much of the world's sorrow comes from people who are *this*, [she points to a daisy]
Maude: yet allow themselves be treated as *that*. [she gestures to a field of daisies]

June 5, 2009

Today's Agenda:

1. Get hot chocolate from Barista
2. Work until ???
3. Gym - maybe
4. Home to plot and plan for the weekend

Today's Music:
Kris Kristoffersen, Judy Collins, Twilight Soundtrack

Today's Bonus Feature:
In honor of the "Let's See What Other Classic TV Show We Can Utterly Ruin" movie version of Land of the Lost, I give you the original, in all its cheezy goodness.

Today's Quote:
"Make it so." ~ Jean Luc Picard
"Bite me." ~Richer

Monday, June 1, 2009

June 1, 2009

Today's Agenda:

1. Work
2. Produce Store
3. Library
4. Gym (if not working late)
5. Knitting

Today's Music:
Sin City Social Club, Rockabilly Compilation

Bonus Feature and Quote will return tomorrow.