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Archive for November, 2009

That worked

Posted by episode81 on November 25, 2009

He appears about once every 20 years ...

There are times when I think – go on, fall off … skateboarders on the sidewalk.  Or, shoot me now … people telling me about their UK trip.  You get the picture.  Never usually happens,  good thing in the latter case!

Frequently while I am driving, I mutter “Where are the police when you need them?”.  The second most muttered phrase is “I hope your wheels fall off!”.  I got the last one courtesy of my mum.  Many years ago, she was running for a bus, the driver saw her, but drove off anyway.  The best insult she could come up with in that instant was “I hope your wheels fall off!”.  Inspired.  I have never forgotten the injustice perpetrated on my mum and have recently adopted the phrase whenever I pass the offices of a particular Bay Area company.  Nuff said.

Anywho, I digress …

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At last!

Posted by episode81 on November 21, 2009

Sinus pain makes you crazy

I get a lot of sinus headaches and sinus infections.  I used to take decongestants until I realized that they don’t work.  That only took 20 years!

Recently, I had to go to the ENT specialist to get a prescription for a sinus infection that just wouldn’t quit.  He suggested Mucinex – you have probably seen the ads …. ugly green guy that lives in your lungs making life miserable.  I was unconvinced as the pain was in my head not my lungs, but I was ready to try anything to kill the pain.

If you haven’t had a sinus infection (lucky you!) let me describe it for you.  Imagine the worst toothache you have ever had in your life.  Now imagine that in all the teeth on the LHS of your mouth.  Add being punched in the nose and regularly cracked over the head with a hammer, and there you have it.  Not good.

Anywho, I digress …

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Business and coffee – not the perfect team

Posted by episode81 on November 18, 2009


Ah, Morning Bun. How I love you.

I walked into Palo Alto this afternoon to get a cup of coffee and a Morning Bun at Starbucks.  I like to sit and do my knitting.  I am often disappointed on the Morning Bun front – they stopped stocking them for a while and they have only recently returned.  I asked the store manager why and he said that they like to “Change it up to keep it fresh and sales moving”.  Perhaps they should call them “Afternoon Buns” after midday to encourage sales?


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Oh look! A brown fly!

Posted by episode81 on November 12, 2009

Most Wednesday evenings I go out for dinner.  Recently, I booked a table at a popular Italian restaurant in Palo Alto.  They have a seasonal menu that I like.  Plus they give you a “special” gift if you have their passport.  I have four out of six passport stamps so far, so I was motivated to eat there.

It was super busy when I arrived, but as I had a reservation, they had a table.  I took a step from the hostess podium only to be cut off by a Grumpy Old Lady With Helmet Hair.

GOLWHH: “Hey! Wait!”

Hostess: “I’ll be right back”  <Smiles sweetly>

GOLWHH: “No! Where am I on the list?  Where is my table?”

Hostess: <To me> “I am so sorry.”  <To the GOLWHH> “You are next on the list”

GOLWHH: “Why are they being seated”  <Glares in my direction>

Hostess:They have a reservation.  You, do not.”  <Smiles sweetly>

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Never seen this before

Posted by episode81 on November 9, 2009

There is such a thing as a nice tangle, and this is it.

I visited a friend this morning to use her knitting equipment.  She has a swift and winder – used to convert a wool skein into a ball.  If you start knitting from a skein, it gets tangled and you spend more time untangling than knitting.  Not good.  It does beg the question, why sell tangly  skeins?  You need to wind it into a ball, preferably with a swift.  The alternative is to either put the skein on your feet (or a friend’s hands) and wind manually.  Also not good.

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Uncommonly rude

Posted by episode81 on November 4, 2009

Not a picture of me ...

I love knitting, but not this much ...

I have lots of hobbies that I pick up and drop as the fancy takes me.  I have many boxes labeled “Lisa’s Forgotten Hobbies”, although I like to think of them as hibernating rather than forgotten.  In addition to gardening, I have rediscovered my love of knitting.  It is odd that my knitting stuff never made it into one of the aforementioned boxes – I wish it had.  I have “lost” my knitting bag that contains my most recent (started 6 years ago!) project.

I have been looking around for a new knitting project to get started.  In addition to the “lost” project, I have found 4 others that I could resurrect, but I like choosing the wool and starting a new project.  Notice a theme here?

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