Monday, July 27, 2009

OWIM! (Oh well, it's Monday)

Had a nice weekend. Finished a pair of socks, that I'm wearing today. Went on a nice long walk with Sam, and enjoyed BBQing with the neighbors yesterday.

I've been re-reading the Harry Potter series, this time as an audiobook. I'm up to book four, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The books translate really well into audio. I've also just started reading the last book in Maggie's Southern Reading Challenge, the Help.

Got the AC fixed on my car, last week, which is a welcome relief!

I'm going to be adopting two baby Green Rump parrotlet brothers in about a month. So far, the most likely names are Calvin and Hobbes, or Stanley and Charlie.

Any suggestions?

What are you up to these days?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hola amigos!

How has everyone been? Last week was the pits, but hoping this week will be better.

Monday - horrible work project, completed.

Tuesday - went to DDS for cleaning, left with appointment for wisdom tooth extraction next week

Wednesday - Freddy the parrotlet got sick and died within 15 hours

Thursday - Woke up at 4 am, took advantage by watching live British Open coverage. Kept up this trend for next 3 days, too. Found someone with worse week than me - the guy who jumped off the building next door, and lived.

Friday was fun - went to Stitch and Pitch at Dodger Stadium. We travelled there on a bus with a bunch of other knitters. Yes, you really do knit at the game. Drank beer, ate a hot dog and nachos, and realized that LA Raider fans are still around, they are just dressed now in Dodger blue.

Saturday - went to see Harry Potter. I liked it!

Sunday - took Sam to dog beach! it was a lovely day.

.She likes to sniff other dogs, and meet the people, but doesn't play a lot, and won't go near the water. She did find a nice Dalmatian to chase around the beach, though!

Fingers crossed that this week will be better!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I hope everyone had a fantastic fourth! Noodles and I did. We got up early so we could beat the heat, and walked five miles down Bolsa Chica way.

(Bolsa Chica is a state park that brought in thousands of dollars in income to the state just this past weekend. Nevertheless, our esteemed governator plans to close state parks to save the minute part of the budget they represent (not to mention that they also generate income).)

But I digress. We had so much fun, and it was such a gorgeous day, so I loaded up Sam into the bike basket and we rode five miles along the beach. (That is the good news. The bad news is that I woke up at 2 am with my both quads so cramped up I could not move my legs.)

Hung out with the neighbors and ate and drank way too much!

Oh, and I also went and saw Public Enemies over the weekend. Loved the movie, and loved the soundtrack so much that I downloaded it last night on iTunes and on to my iPod. That's the good news. The bad news is that some electrical leprechaun snuck into my house again and discombobulated my iPod overnight, so now it will no longer charge or recognizes any outlet for charging it.

This is on the heels of my HP Notebook coming down last Thursday with a Windows Vista glitch - I get an endless loop message "configuring updates 3 of 3 0% do not turn off your computer."

Apparently, this is not uncommon, but I've been unable to fix it with any proposed solutions I've found on the web. Right now, "open window, toss out computer" seems like the best advice.

Work is slower, but boring.

The dog and I are getting fat.

The bird is good.

The mice and rats are winning the war.

And this is my current knitting project - Birdwalk Sock in progress

How was your 4th?

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Had a FANTASTIC time in NYC!

Saw the frog exhibition at the Museum of Natural History

Drank wine and ate cheese at the Boathouse

Enjoyed Blithe Spirit

Finally got to try the Magnolia Bakery's cupcakes

Saw Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge

Went to the zoo (sleeping red panda)

Drank and ate too much

And toured the museums.

And that is only the tip of the iceberg! There are so many great things to do and see, and I truly had a wonderful time!