Thursday, July 05, 2007

Progress on Mystery Stole 3 and other musings

Here is the progress on my Mystery Stole 3 KAL that I am doing. I finished clue #1 just in time for clue #2 to be released tomorrow am. WHEE! I love working on this stole, it is a lot of fun! I have frogged this puppy a bunch of times (an additional 3 times since my last entry, usually around row 50 something) until I discovered that Lifelines are not a sign of weakness. Now, I have my lifeline in at row 100 so I am ready for the next clue! My lifeline is mint flavored dental floss so my stole won't get a case of gingivitis while I am knitting on it, LOL!!! Someday, I will be able to spin frog hair to knit up into another stole! I'll post my list of "things I have learned from my first lace knitting experience" over the weekend.

Yesterday was July 4th and the temperature got to a balmy 116F. So, being the geeks that we are, we made sun tea and decided to see if we could fry an egg on our front patio. We dehydrated the egg and cooked it a bit. I think the next time we try this lovely experiment we will set a pan out first thing in the am and fry the egg in that to see if it works. What does 116F feel like? Go in your bathroom, turn your blow dryer on the high heat and high fan setting and run the blow dryer up and down your body. This is a pretty close approximation. One word of caution, riding a motorcycle in 116F heat is not a really brilliant idea and the seat on the bike gets REALLY REALLY toasty! We were going to go to the fireworks in Chandler last night. We got up there, paid our 5 bucks for parking, walked around a bit, decided we didn't want to wait until 9:30 for the fireworks to start (it gets dark at 8pm in these parts since we don't observe Daylight Savings Time) and decided to drive back towards where we live and watch the local fireworks. The town and the local casino both put on a fireworks display. Since they started while we were on our way back, we just pulled over to the side of the road and watched them both. The ones that the town put on were quite impressive for their first try at fireworks. The casino fireworks must have hit a glitch because there was no finale. NO FINALE? No Happy Ending? Nope. Nada... But all in all, they were pretty awesome.

Today, the tape player gave out in my car. Since I got my XM radio way way back when the cassette tape option was the only option to get a signal, this killed off my XM radio. I stopped out at Best Buy and got one with one of them radios with that newfangled FM modulator and now we have tunes again. Once you go to music without commercials, it's hard to go back to listening to the local wacky DJ commercial filled stuff that goes over most of the commercial airwaves. With a 1 hour commute each way to work, I don't want to listen to 45 minutes worth of commercials... BLEH!

The temp is currently a nice 112F. The weather people in their infinite wisdom have predicted that it might just rain this weekend. Our highs are only supposed to get up to 109F or so. WHEE! It's a cold front! I might have to wear jeans to work since it will be cooling down so much!

Since the stole is caught up, I have time for spinning tonight. I only got 4 hours of sleep last night because of the fireworks so I may not get too much done...