Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A little harbor break from knitting

I have been so wrapped up in speed knitting lately, trying to get as much possible done on time-sensitive projects that I've been neglecting exercising my poor dogs. So today, I didn't even LOOK at my knitting, packed up the pooches and headed on down to the Dana Point Harbor.  This has always been my favorite place for walking, dogs or no, contemplating, brooding, or just reveling in a bright, sunny day.  Today was definitely a bright sunny day, and we all had a fabulous time.

Mini story: When we started our walk, I had a whole roll of doggy-poop bags in my pocket. Of course, one of the first things Loki does when we reach a grassy patch is poop. Reach into my pocket, no bags. Great. I looked around to see if there were any of those bag dispensers nearby, but no joy.  I left the poop where it was and turned around to backtrack to my car, in case the roll had fallen out of my pocket along the way.  Nope, didn't see it. Dammit! Then, right there on the sidewalk, Rowan decides to poop too. Faaaantastic. If I leave it there to go back to my car, people are going to yell at me. I'm a VERY conscientious pet owner, and I will go out of my way to clean up after my dogs. So I'm looking and looking, AHA! A sword-leafed plant. I can grab it with one of the long, wide leaves! It wouldn't tear. Awwesome. I was right next to the ship the Pilgrim, and finally came up with the idea of taking one of the pamphlets they have and making a makeshift poop scoop. Yay. Moral of the story: Always keep your poop bags where they won't fall out and disappear.

So I plugged in my earphones and cued up an episode of This American Life and had a grand old time walking, smiling at people who smiled at me or the dogs (but no chatting! Look, earphones!)

It's always such a treat when I have the time to sit and have a breakfast bagel and smoothie from Blaz'n Blenders, and I love adding bee pollen to my smoothies.  It's a FABULOUS energy boost. Almost as good as a Monster. Almost.
Please, mom? Pleeeeaaaassse can I have some ham?
It was such a beautiful day. But now, I have to run to work, so I'll leave you with a few more pictures.

What are they staring so intently at?
This interesting bird. Anyone know what this is? Rowan and Loki wanted it SO BADLY.

The Spirit of Dana Point


My favorite place on a beautiful day


Don't forget to vote for my boogie earbuds! Diaper Cake is cheating way ahead, so go vote for #33!!

11 comments:

  1. I don't know anyone here and stumbled upon Craft Critique and the contest. I just felt I needed to say that someone in a losing position should not point fingers when they themselves are trying to scrounge their votes from Twitter instead of merit based. "Knitters stick together"? LOL Maybe the Diaper Cake is truly a better product. Its not right to accuse others. The way it looks is that this is a three horse race. Best of luck to all that remain. My vote goes out to plate painting.

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  2. Oh, for goodness sake. It's all in good fun, and I was joking when I wrote the crossed out "cheating". I don't honestly think anyone is being dishonest, and I wish everyone entered the best of luck. Everything I write is done with a wink and a grin, and there's no malice intended. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. "Maybe the Diaper Cake is truly a better product. Its not right to accuse others"

    The Diaper Cake shouldn't even be considered a craft or skill. It's disposable diapers being held together by scotch tape and ribbons. Here's $5.00 that you've never won anything based on merit. $10.00 says that you're the person with the plate painting project.

    Learning how to interpret sarcasm online might be a skill that you want to invest time in. The author here was nicer then she needed to be.
    Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

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  4. Oh boy. Thanks for the backup hon, but the last thing I want is a flame war here. I really was just kidding, and no offense was meant anywhere. It takes time and effort to create a tutorial of anything at all, so all the tutorials up for votes have my respect. :)

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  5. Eh, don't worry. I doubt they'll be back. You're obviously a person of low morals who would use Social Networking to advertise her projects on a crafting website. * note my shock and scorn *

    *wink*

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  6. Ah, my best friend. A force of nature to be reckoned with to balance out my "I hate confrontation" agreeable personality. Care to lend me some of that backbone? :D

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  7. Uh oh...looks like I touched a nerve! Was just making an observation. Since I don't know any of you, how easy is it to detect sarcasm from the written word? Take a chill pill. "Learning how to interpret sarcasm online might be a skill that you want to invest time in." Yeah, you are absolutely right. Instead of getting an engineering degree, this is what I should have been studying in school. What a waste of my time and my parent's money. What was I thinking? (did your sarcasm meter go off the chart there?) Enjoy having the last word, because no doubt you will be responding obsidian.

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  8. Nope, it's done. Over. No more arguing. I never meant any offense in the first place, and I don't want this to devolve into an all out fight. Anonymous, I'm sorry you took my joke the wrong way, and I hope we can all leave it at that. I hate HATE confrontation, and would do anything I can to avoid it. I wish you the best with everything, and thank you again for checking out my blog. Have a wonderful night.

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  9. You look like pure happy in that photo, and OH MAN you're gorgeous. To have your cheekbones! Lovely.

    Dog beach days are the remedy for so many ills.
    xoxox
    laurie

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  10. Aww, thanks Laurie! Those cheekbones were hard fought and won. I've struggled with weight my whole life. It's still a constant struggle. A few years ago I started a program with a doctor I work with and managed to lose almost 50 pounds. It'll come back in the blink of an eye, and I'm always trying to re-learn how to eat "normal" food. I've spent so much time trying to lose weight my entire life, I don't know how to eat normally anymore without gaining. Whew! I should probably write a whole entry about it to save the comment section here. :) Okay, back away fro the keyboard, Bonnie. You're showing your crazy.

    I guess this was a verbose way of saying thank you! LOL

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  11. Bonnie, as far as I am concerend, it is over and done with and the hatchets are already buried. There really wasn't a conflict between you and I to begin with...I was just posting an observation on things from the persepective of an outsider. Your friend really set me off with her/his comments. You cannot detect joking/sarcasm from the written word alone without knowing the person authoring the post. Letting me know you were only joking was all that was called for. Offering me $5 or $10 was not and was a flat out attack. Sorry for hijacking your comment thread. Luckily I was able to avoid the door on the way out because my @ss feels fine. Best of luck and keep crafting!

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