Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Here's why I don't drive an SUV.

Somedays I'm just so glad I have a camera with me.

The gas pump when I got to it.

The gas pump when I was done with it. I just saved $50.

And I found THIS at my local grocery store.


Evan the Stock Boy busted me taking the pic. I figured if they tried to escort me out, I'd just show them the sign and then they'd feel really stupid.

While at the grocery store, I had a great idea for a prank. Ask the bagger if they'll walk out to the car with you, and when you open your trunk, have a fake dead body in there, maybe wrapped in a sheet with a hand or a foot sticking out. It'd be like Goodfellas.

Today is day two of VBS and Chess Camp. Beeb's chess camp teacher looks exactly like what you would expect a chess camp teacher would look like. Seriously, close your eyes and envision a Chess Teacher. Did you think of some slight mutation of the Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons? Yeah, that's him. I walked in with her to check her in, he found her name on the class list, I asked if there if I needed to do anything else, and he said,

"You do not."

Totally in the Comic Book Guy's voice. I about pissed myself.

Yarn news: I won some beeyooteeful Tiny Toes yarn from the Sock Pr0n blog! God, do I need a swift and ball winder. It took me about 4 hours to wind both hanks up by hand. I'm hoping that the Unclaimed Property amount I get is enough to get myself one.

Oh wait, I didn't tell you guys about that! A few weeks ago, Mrs. Aldi, in doing a search for herself on the state's Unclaimed Property website, found that I had money comin' to ME, my only clue to the amount was "over $50" (incidentally, they didn't have anything comin' to THEM). So she called to let me know, and I sent my info to the State Capitol and I'm waiting to hear back. Can ya believe? I'm tingling with antici - say it... say it... PATION. I'll let ya know.

AND, as if my cousin Amy wasn't cool enough already (seriously, she's one of the coolest people you'll ever meet, and the fact that she has her own yarn store is just a bonus), she sent me an awesome yarn treat! I'm keeping it under wraps until I use it (i.e. get off my ass and crank out some socks). Recently everything that has touched my needles has sucked most profoundly. I don't even wanna talk about it. Oh wait, I did whip out a garter stitch scarf on size 19 needles in that rainbow-colored Lion Brand Jiffy Thick and Quick for my sister, and she dug it. I've found that my work is best appreciated by people who are amazed at my garter stitch scarf-making skillz.

Oh, and I'm making Pie the Crown from the New Knits on the Block book by the Knitty Gritty chick whose name eludes me at the moment. That's a fun pattern, I'm enjoying it, but I'm probably doing it wrong.

I'm doing awesome with the no soda thing. I'm so proud of myself. I'm not ready to step on the scale yet, though.

I'm getting Pie a bike from a Freecycler tonight. A Schwinn!

In the immortal words of Paris Hilton, It's hot. Outside, I mean.

The Inlaws are coming by on Saturday to take Beeb shopping for her birthday. This has been a tradition for the last couple of years. Beeb loves it. They take her shopping for school clothes and out to lunch. Tomorrow is Massive Cleaning Day.

Celebrate accordingly.


ZantiMissKnit said...

OMG, "Fruit Bowels"! I love it!

What a great band name, huh?

Jenn said...

All Hail King Pie!

Bezzie said...

Happy Birthday to my Peep!!! Tell her to let her curlers down and go wild!

I'm jealous. I did that unclaimed property thing and all I got was $25. But better than a kick in the butt I suppose.

Penny Karma said...

I'll kick your butt for $25.

amylovie said...

Yea! I'm glad you got it.


SuzannaBanana said...

Good for you for sticking to the no-soda plan. I usually crack after a day and a half.

Sounds like you're having one of those days where everything's clicking into place. Gotta love days like that. :-)

DomesticOverlord said...

I see your Comic Book Guy and raise you the anesthesiologist that looks and sounds JUST like Dr. Nick Riviera. He actually walked into the room and said, "Hi Ev'rybodee!"

Did I mention he did the epidural for my first labor?

Ali said...

I quit soda a long time ago. Once you get past the 1st month or so, it's pretty easy.

How cool is it that you and Amy are cousins?

Don't you LVOE those impressed by garter-stitch scarves. That would be my whole family. Gawd love 'em.

Oh, I almost forgot, the sign in the store. I wish you lived here, we would drive around together.:)

OldLadyPenPal said...

i was certain that someone else would beat me to it, so i'm delighted to see no one did- i volunteer to be the fake dead body in the trunk of your car!

Elspeth said...

My SUV is about $50 to fill in California, but if I had one of those huge ones, I'd be really sad! Have you seen "Over the Hedge"? I love that they guess that the amount of people that an SUV can carry is 1!

Really bad typo, by the way. All I ever see is misplaced apostrophes and quotation marks.

Stacie said...

Fruit bowels...heeeee heee heeee!!

buttercup said...

Awesome sign!!!! ROTFLOL! I MUST share that with my Mom - she will PIHP.

Yeah - crown from NKotB... Let me know how that works out. The viking costumes - let's just say they are not stellar and I got gauge and followed directions perfectly. I even sent an e-mail to Vickie Howell (aka Knitty Gritty chick) and I didn't even get a reply. The hat part - after felting - looks like a yarmulke gone wrong. Let me know how you make out with the crown, which I suspect will either look like a necklace or a tiara when done.

cpurl17 said...

Yum...fruit bowels--what all the health conscious cannibals are eating these days.

Hope the AC is doing well. Every time they mention St. Louis on the News I think about ya.

Jen said...

That is a really unfortunate typo...and crazy gas prices!