Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Coming To You From The Surface Of The Sun...

It's the Wednesday Night Bullet Post! Let's hear it for life in shorthand form! There is no air here, so it's all I could have done anyway.

*I'm no meteorologist. But I know from weather. I've lived on Planet Earth for over four decades now and I have what I consider to be a working knowledge of how things are supposed to function in my corner of the big, blue marble. I know what the calendar says and I know it is Fall because I have my Fall Cold. I know what Fall looks like, sounds like, smells like and feels like. I'm a very educated consumer of weather.

*I, therefore, consider it to be nothing less than a breach of contract to be experiencing temperatures hovering around ninety degrees today (on the Fahrenheit scale, that is) and humidity that has taken my hair to new lows. This is an unconscionable act on the part of Weather and Weather will be hearing from my lawyer.

*Fall Cold Update: Things are improving. I still have a miserable cough and have to periodically stop all activities in order that I might expel large amounts of unwanted matter from my nostrils. I may have to resort to an antibiotic if things don't cease and desist sometime soon. But I'll take any of this over the Fall Cold Symptoms Proper. The sinuses don't ache and the eyeballs have stopped itching. I'm fine with a cough. I'd be better if it came with that cool raspy voice that I had last week, but you can't have everything.

*I played a truly awe-inspiring game of Jenga today. It was a pitched battle of skill 'n will that raged for the better part of twenty-five minutes. There was much gasping and lurching back from the table as the precariously balanced tower of wooden blocks swayed with each successive turn. The game was so intense and my opponent and I so fully engaged in this clash of the Titans, that we refused to stop despite the fact that we were supposed to be starting math class. It is with great pride that I claim victory. I clasp my hands (my steady, steady hands) above my head in the universal sign of The Champion!!!!!




That's my challenger's elbow in the picture, there. The fact that he is not quite twelve does not diminish my savoring the sweet, sweet taste of victory in the least.
*Did I mention the heat? And the humidity? Those wooden blocks were all swollen and trying to stick together...yeah, that's right. I play Extreme Jenga!!!!
*When Ravelry decided that I was worthy enough to enter its hallowed halls, (I think they got wind of my Jenga skills) I made the decision to upgrade my Flickr account to a Pro version. I've been using it more and more for storing photos and the cost isn't so bad, really. Plus, you get ten free mini Moo Cards! I got mine today!! They're just about the cutest little things, ever! I may order a bunch to use as gift tags...
*There was also some yarn in that there mail box! To say that The Loopy Ewe ships efficiently would be an understatement. I think I placed this order on Sunday...
Seriously...how was I to resist?????
*Yes, Noolie. I bought yarn. I do that sometimes...honest!!
*Also in my mailbox today was my brand new Teaching Certificate. You remember...the one for which I put off finishing the application and only managed to get everything into the state mere days before the deadline that they give you after you miss the "real" deadline? No sweat.
*That breeze you just felt was Mommy Sheep breathing a sigh of relief at learning that I am now officially certifiable and will remain employed. I probably shouldn't have mentioned to her how lax I'd been in this endeavor. I am a trial to that poor woman. She honest to goodness deserves better...
*Tomorrow promises cooler temperatures. Which is good because I have a dentist appointment on Friday as well as my Pertussis booster shot. I'm going to be sweating enough without having all that heat and humidity going on.
Happiest of Wednesdays to you all! May your day be filled with sunny skies, mailboxes overflowing with yarn, Moo Cards and the promise of a continued career. And may your air to moisture ratio be bearable. That one is very, very important.
If you don't believe me, just take a look at my hair...
SA

13 comments:

G and the Mitz said...

Congrats on receiving your certificate Sheep...well deserved. I am sorry to hear you are still not feeling great but certainly appear to be on the mend.

The Mitz sends best Meoooows to D and P and reminds them to keep you warm as only cats can....The 'herd' of 4 (in the good old days)liked to sit on Meowmie, all at the same time, while she was napping...LOL, she couldnt figure out why she couldnt move anything when she woke up.

trek said...

Glad the itchy has left your eyes. We must have more pollen here than in the air of the great state of Maine.

We all knew you were "certifiable", Sheepie: we read your blog! ;o)

Beth said...

You've got some sweet Jenga skills there, SA! And that yarn is beautiful! (I was also very happy with The Loopy Ewe when I ordered from them.)

Beth said...

You've got some sweet Jenga skills there, SA! And that yarn is beautiful! (I was also very happy with The Loopy Ewe when I ordered from them.)

Donna Lee said...

The humidity was awful today and I am wishing real hard for rain tomorrow to take it all away. This is indeed not September weather and I was having a hard time getting dressed for my over air conditioned work place and my over humidified living place. We were walking through Phila. after a lecture at the Planetarium (don't I sound intellectual?) and we were sweating. And to think, I almost brought a sweater because I thought I might be cold.
I am envious of your mad Jenga skills. I always manage to bump into the tower.

Leigh said...

Can't say I ever mastered Jenga. Or any other game because I don't have a competitive bone in my body. Glad to hear your cold is somewhat better (?). And congrats on your official certificate!

Julie said...

Pretty yarn you PURCHASED; check out my blog and see what was in my mailbox when I got home yesterday :-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely yarn!
"Certifiable". Yup, my keyboard is soaked...
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Cursing Mama said...

You have to see the dentist & get a shot; I shudder for you.

Debbie said...

So your mom is relieved you're certifiable? ;)

B. said...

I'm totally jealous that you got accepted to Ravelry!!!! There are still almost 13,000 people ahead of me!!! :( ...so sad...) But I AM very glad for you. I hope it's everything I'm dreaming it will be. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

M.S. is very glad to know you can continue to support yourself in" the style you have become accustomed." The elder sheep have filled all the spaces here on the ranch, so not much room left if you needed a place to stay. P. and D. would not be happy here.
Congratulations on the certificate that is good for 5 years - I think. Mine has expired!!
Mommy Sheep

Denise said...

I bow to your superior Jenga skills!

Congratulations on being certifiable!

Hope your Fall cold clears up soon. I have one starting in right now. blech. Have you tried Cold FX? My Canadian friends swear by it and I have a big bottle now. I took it before/during the long plane trip to Ireland and never got sick (a first for me!). It doesn't actually treat the cold - it's supposed to boost your immune system. Mine seems to be non-existant so I figured anything would help.

I'd love to help you out by borrowing some of your heat. It's a bit chilly in WA right now.