Friday, January 04, 2008

8 More Random Things

Captain's Log, Stardate 01.04.2008

(Hannah won The Restorer by Sharon Hinck! Congratulations!)

Myra tagged me. I could point to my old 8 Random Things, but thought I’d come up with something new.

1. Don’t laugh, but I’ve just started the Ultimate Tea Diet (I got it on ebook from Fictionwise.com for less than $10 club price). I’m pretty stoked because I love tea and this diet encourages you to drink as much as you like. You’re also supposed to resteep the loose tea leaves so there’s no caffeine in successive cups of tea, which is great. So far, it’s been neat because I haven’t been as hungry at night.

2. I finished knitting all my (late) Christmas gifts, and now I’m working on a couple graduation presents (for two teen girls in my youth group) that are about half a year overdue.

3. I like looking at complicated lace knitting patterns, but so far I’ve only done two lace shawls, both in the same pattern. One was for my agent, the other was for my husband’s Christmas gift exchange at work. It brought him a few kudos/brownie points with his female coworkers.

4. I’m listening to the audiobook of Cesar Millan’s Cesar’s Way in hopes of learning how to discipline my dog better. I think it’s helping, because she’s been better behaved since I’ve started projecting “calm assertive” energy on our walks.

5. I’ve started walking the dog more! Captain Caffeine has always been very responsible and taken her for a walk in the morning, but I would often let her run in the backyard for her afternoon potty break. But after listening to Cesar’s audiobook, I’ve been taking her for a long walk in the afternoon in addition to letting her run in the backyard. This has been good for both her and me!

6. For Christmas, Captain Caffeine and I made a batch of cards for our sister-in-law. She loves pigs, so I bought a bunch of pig stamps and we made 5 different designs, ranging from thank you cards to Happy Birthday to blank cards. Captain Caffeine did almost all the coloring, and I assembled the cards together. I was very proud of ourselves.

7. I just stopped reading an old Regency romance novel that had truly cardboard characters, illogical character actions, and instant (a bit unrealistic) sexual attraction between the hero and heroine. It’s a 2000 reprint of a 1993 book, so I expected better writing (I mean, why would anyone reprint a bad book?) and was terribly disappointed.

8. I’ve been wearing the few pairs of wool socks I knit for myself because it’s been very cold here in California, and I don’t want to put the thermostat too high because gas is expensive. The wool socks are great! My feet tend to be colder than the rest of my body, and the wool keeps my feet warmer than with two layers of cotton socks.

Your turn: list a random fact about you!

7 comments :

  1. I guess saying my brain is fried from the heat doesn't count so lets see.
    Im going to Adelaide to see my cricket team play in a 20/20 game but im more excited that it will be 40 or about 105ish on Thursday and i will still be in Adelaide and i will have Air Conditioning!
    we dont have it in our house so days like today and worse still nights like tonight are hard to take. (I am looking forward to the cricket and hopefully this time they will win)

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  2. Our family is heading back to Alaska for our daughter's high school graduation trip. (hiking, not cruising) When we were there two years ago for our son's trip, we crossed paths w/ a mama bear and her cubs while hiking in Wragell-St. Elias National Park. Very cool.

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  3. I love the cold weather!

    You need to knit some neon green socks! I think they would be so cute, hee.

    You made some really cool looking socks, btw.

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  4. something random about me? I have an obsession with making lists.. I am nto sure if I ever really use them, but I end up making a list for almost everything, whether it be grocerie, books I want to read, reasons to get organized, or just pretty names for my "future" children :)

    Happy New Year!

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  5. I've heard Cesar's way works well with husbands too. ; )

    Love the socks! No, really, I love those socks!!!

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  6. Yea, another Cesar fan! I LOVE The Dog Whisperer! I have also tried the calm-assertive thing on grandkids, but they are too smart for it. Thanks for playing the 8 Random Things game again, Camster. It's always fun to learn more about you!

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  7. Random fact - I have no sense of smell. Never have. So I have no clue what anything smells like. I didn't know chocolate had a scent until I was trying to sneak some and out of nowhere my 2 year old comes running into the room. "How did she know?" I asked my husband. "She could smell it", he replied. That's when I found out chocolate had a scent.

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