Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tired tiredness...

Just finished our One Day pledge drive for the public radio station...whew! I've been up since 3 am and working since 5:40, but the WOUB listeners really stepped up and raised $35,000+ in one day. I'm still amazed...and also tired ;) John's conked out on the couch right next to me...he's been up since midnight and got so much stuff done today...including a 6:30 am grocery store trip (wow!!). I'm thinking that he's out for the night...I'm actually going to a friend's house to climb (well...really, I'm just going to hang out while everyone else climbs...not exerting any more effort than I have to this evening ;) )

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Another word contest...

Edit: Looking for "another word for contest?"

How about...competition, game, match, meet, tournament, trial, challenge, event, bout, or row? Or you can check out a thesaurus for more ideas.

Now, back to the actual blog post...

So yep, this is pretty much what I've been doing all evening (and paying no mind to the mountain of dishes and the mountain of laundry)...I'm hoping that I'll win. I've somehow gotten myself into a t-shirt shortage, and I think the "easy as 3.1415..." shirt is adorable.

Anyway, not a whole lot of news here. I went on a Big Lots shopping spree this morning (where I go when I feel like shopping but don't want to spend much money at all) an hour and $10 later, I ended up with the cutest rug for my kitchen, a valance for one of our many bare windows (well, they have blinds but no curtains...I haven't decided yet which window it's going on) and two boxes of granola bars...went to the climbing wall with friends after that...came home and gave the dog a bath...really need to do a lot of house cleaning but I'm putting it off...

Friday, January 18, 2008

Or something like that...

Okay, turns out I don't have enough friends/readers/anyone who has a blog and wants some cool homemade type, no worries about the blog thing...the next two people to comment can get some sweet homemade thing from me (Brenna's already commented so she's already on the list)...ready, set, go comment!

Hmm...what else is going knitting projects are at a stand still. I divided wrong when I figured how long my dad's scarf was...actually it's about 7 1/2 feet so I still have some to go on it...I read The Goose Girl this week and liked it a lot (enough to not stop reading at midnight like I told myself I would, and stay up until 1:30 when I finished it...which led to general crankiness the next day ;) ). I got the idea to read it from Christina and from my sister, Erin...good picking ladies! ;) Next on my list is Stardust, and then I'm going to track down the Sisters Grimm books that Erin suggested.

I've been climbing again, too (yay!). I finally got a student center membership and have been 4 times already, with another trip planned for tomorrow (after I sleep in, of course....sleeping in three days in a row is my big plan for the weekend ;) )

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pay it forward...

I got this from my friend Christina's blog...I think it'll be really fun...and I hope some of you have blogs and can play, too!

So here's how it works. "I will send a handmade gift, treat, etc. to the first three (3) people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange." The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. **So, you must have a blog to participate.**

To join, just cut and paste this on your blog and comment away. So get posting!


Not a whole lot new is going on with me...On Monday, I got a student fitness center membership this quarter. So, I've already been climbing twice (!!) and am doing better than I thought I would (and will be doing great if I keep going a couple times a week).

I'm still knitting on my Dad's scarf (a Christmas present) wasn't quite done on Christmas so I asked him how long he'd like it to be...he says, "Have you ever seen Dr. Who?" I actually haven't but apparently, it meant that he wanted a SUPER long scarf...I told him he'd have to settle for 9-10 feet. I think I'm around the 9 ft range now...I'll post a picture when I decide I'm done (10 ft? maybe?). I'm also still working on my first pair of adult-sized socks...all I have left is the toe on the second sock and then they'll be done and up on my blog, too...and then, I think I'm making wristwarmers next....or maybe some toddler socks again...hmm...


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Heck yeah!

A few weeks ago, I entered Lisa Yee's 2nd Annual Bodacious Book Title Contest (a contest that involved changing one word in a book title to a rhyming word and then writing a sentence about the resulting book).

I entered a ton of different titles, and I found out today that one of my submissions was named a highly commended title!!!!!!

Unfortunately, I don't win anything, but it is the most exciting thing that's happened ALL year (way more exciting than feeding the dog, letting her outside, and making tea).

You can read the winning titles and my commended title here, and if you'd like to read all of my non-commended titles (I'm partial to the one about the lepers), they're in the comment section of this post (on pages 3 and 4).

So, I'm having a pretty happy year so far! Hope that you are, too!