my husband is bananas when he buys presents. he always goes waaaay over the top and loves to surprise me. this isn't a complaint...
for my birthday, i got:
an ipod docking station
a purse from roots
a kenneth cole watch
... hello kitty items, and tickets to see hawksley workman in november!!!!
i liked turning 30 a lot.
my mom sent me a generous cheque, so i picked up a necklace i have had my eye on for a while:
now i just need a pair of brown blundstones to go with the purse, and we're all set.
*thanks mister - you really know how to make a girl feel special and spoiled rotten
jason is gone camping, and i had the urge to hunt. on my hunt, i gathered a few items that i am peachy-pleased about.
Of course I went and fell in love with a deliciously gorgeous necklace at Ten Thousand Villages... which is more than the combined total of all of my purchases. This picture doesn't do it justice, it is stunning in person. Of course, I showed great restraint. But I am still thinking about it.
i can't believe i found jewelry at Zellers. i was there a while back when i got my new watch... and while waiting for jason to finish up in the dvd section i puttered arround the jewelry and saw the teardrop earrings. i didn't buy anything (other than the watch) at that time... but since i kept thinking about what a bargain they were, i went back. and everything rang in under the regular price, which i was not anticipating.
i'm pretty pleased with myself. excited for value village with mel tomorrow. we'll see what comes if it.
pattern: basic sock recipe
yarn: Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM)
(you can tell this list comes from entertainment weekly...)
1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)
3. Titanic (1997)
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
9. Die Hard (1988)
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. The Matrix (1999)
13. GoodFellas (1990)
14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
16. Boogie Nights (1997)
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)
18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006)
20. The Lion King (1994)
21. Schindler's List (1993)
22. Rushmore (1998)
23. Memento (2001)
24. A Room With a View (1986)
25. Shrek (2001)
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
27. Aliens (1986)
28. Wings of Desire (1988)
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
30. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club (1999)
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)
34. Fargo (1996)
35. The Incredibles (2004)
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
37. Pretty Woman (1990)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)
40. Speed (1994)
41. Dazed and Confused (1993)
42. Clueless (1995)
43. Gladiator (2000)
44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988)
46. Children of Men (2006)
47. Men in Black (1997)
48. Scarface (1983)
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
53. The Truman Show (1998)
54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983)
56. The Lives of Others (2006)
57. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
58. Ghostbusters (1984)
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)
60. Scream (1996)
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
63. Big (1988)
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)
65. Dirty Dancing (1987)
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985)
69. All About My Mother (1999)
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992)
72. Thelma & Louise (1991)
73. Office Space (1999)
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985)
76. The Departed (2006)
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
80. Michael Clayton (2007)
81. Moonstruck (1987)
82. Lost in Translation (2003)
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
84. Sideways (2004)
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)
86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
87. Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. Back to the Future (1985)
92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)
97. Glory (1989)
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)
the challenge: 100m swim, 11.4k bike, 2k run
the goal: under 1 hour
the reality: 1:03:59
the result: satisfied, yet more determined than ever to up my game. i can train harder and do better.
it was such a happy day for me. jason was there cheering me on when i finished each task... at the end i was just so elated... that i'd finished very strongly and that he was there for me. definitely one of the highlights in my life so far. now if i am have a crappy day - i just have to remind myself that i've finished a triathlon. boo-yah.
here it is.
my fellow east-coaster.... who enjoys the same degenerated humour as i do. i'm pretty happy i know you. there's less of me now than there was before i met you... you know what i mean. and it's all your fault.
I promised myself that I would not start any new projects until it was finished, so I wouldn't miss the deadline (this June). So, boy was I excited to start a new project. And guess what I started? Socks!
It was such a beautiful day yesterday... I took an early afternoon and headed to the Glebe and hung around in various places (Glebe Trotters, Miss Tiggy Winkles, Second Cup, The Sassy Bead Company) until my dinner date for my first stitch & bitch at the Arrow & Loon.
I was really excited to get invited by SquishyBlue to the knit club... and the pub was so happy to have us. The ladies were all so friendly and interesting... I can't wait for the next one.
Here are some shots of squishyblue's hands in action - look at the speed!
my new project... koigu socks (yarn courtesy of the ever generous squishyblue).
i've been busy loading new music to i-tunes... lately, i've added:
city & colour
tegan & sara
i've also signed up at twitter (see sideboard for my twitterpations).
well... i have a whole day off... so i am off to knit and read.... out for lunch with jason and our friends.... and perhaps even watch jason play some pick-up hockey. it really doesn't get much nicer.
but... i was lucky enough to have nabbed myself a new (to me) namaste messenger knitting bag.
i met squishyblue (whom i found through ravelry) from whom i've adopted my lovely new blue bag... and who so, so generously threw in a little present for me - of koigu!!! oh, i cannot wait to start my new pair of socks!
i'm so extcited, because the lovely teal colour of my bag feels like a harbinger of spring... she's also invited me to join her knitnite, which i cannot wait to attend.
i am so glad to have met a fellow ottawa knitter. squishy is amazing - she had the most beautiful entrelac shawl. and she is a knitting teacher! what more handy knitting pal to have then a teacher?
i love the interweb.
the drift up to the door is about shoulder height on me. (husband for scale):
do you see the bank of snow that goes right up to the second floor deck? insane!
i feel really badly for these people - the driveway hadn't been touched the entire weekend:
look closely - he's shovelling his car off...
my neighbours enjoying a lovely stroll in their snowshoes
a little before & after
here's what the deck looked like saturday around one p.m. - after i'd shovelled a good metre or snow off:
and, here's the after... you'd never know i'd shovelled - another metre!
the barbeque is a lovely reminder that spring / summer / fall actually do exist.....