Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Random Wednesday

First, I want to apologize to my friend Janelle, who is doing a series of posts about saving money on groceries on her blog At Home With My Monkeys. I replied to her post about looking for groceries in places other than the grocery store by suggesting she check out the Asian grocery store at our city's large open-air market. I found my favorite Lipton loose leaf tea there for 50% less than Wal-Mart; I think it's a great place to find bargains.

How was I to know she would almost lose her lunch by going in there? Really, I hardly even notice the dead-fish smell myself.

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All is quiet here today; my daughter Jeanne went back to work today (still on crutches) and Kat is at her second-to-last day of summer school. I've been able to catch up on housework and bill-paying. Getting things in order, which is something I require to feel calm and peaceful.

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Tell me, what do you think of this afghan?


Jeanne and her husband have asked me to make it for them for a wedding gift. At her request, I'll be replacing the red yarn with a deep plum, but otherwise it will remain the same. We bought the yarn yesterday afternoon and I'm looking forward to getting started on it. If you want to make it, too, the pattern can be found here.

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Remember the motorized bike we bought in May? We've been having fun with it on our camping trips and cruising around town a little, but we have to take turns with it. Well, guess what? We bought another one. We got another great deal, this time from a craigslist ad. This one has a nicer ride in my opinion, so it's probably going to be the one I ride most.

The problem is that it's almost identical in appearance, and it's confusing to say "the old one" and "the new one", since the one we just bought is actually older than the one we already had (see what I mean?)

We think we should name them to be able to distinguish between the two. We've thought of several names already: Itchy and Scratchy, Beenie and Weenie, Phineas and Ferb, and even Mary-Kate and Ashley. Of course, Beavis and Butthead, but neither of us wants to ride Butthead.

Any ideas?

8 comments:

Janelle said...

I can't believe you posted that!!!!! Really - you should get your nose checked!!!! :-P~~~~

Frances said...

LOL! About the Asian market! I have been to some that smelled like that.

The afghan is beautiful! I cannot wait to see a pic of the one you make.

A.Marie said...

That afghan is gorgeous! I think it will look better with the plum color; tell her Great Color Choice!

I have never been to an open-air market; it sounds fascinating...except for the smell, that is! :)

Annie Jones said...

Janelle: LOL! At least I gave you some linky love. Trying to make amends, you know. ;)

Frances: I've been to a couple of regular grocery stores that smelled like that! LOL!

I'll be sure to post some afghan pictures.

A. Marie: Ours is like a huge farmers' market. On the weekend, local and not so local farmers come and set up stalls in the middle. Around the outside are permanent "stores" where produce vendors and importers have their wares all week long. Sometimes there are other events going on there, too, like crafts, street performers, live music, etc. It's a lot of fun!

Leanne said...

Pinky and the Brain, Ren and Stimpy, Duck and Cover:)

The Afghan is beautiful BTW.

Annie Jones said...

Leanne - LOL at Duck and Cover, but if we pick Pinky and the Brain, we can take over the world!

SonyaAnn said...

You are funny. How about Guido and Nuzio? Do you ever read Robert Aspirin?

Annie Jones said...

SonyaAnn: I may have read one of his books a long time ago. I've heard of him anyway. :) I take it Guido and Nuzio are his characters?