To borrow a term from the knitting world… SQUEEE!! On my 3 miler this morning with Leonardo, we had a bit of our run with flip flop man. We lost him for a bit when we stopped for water, but when we started back up, he had turned around & was coming back towards us. He paused long enough to explain that he was moving slow because he was at the end of his run, having gone 22 miles already this morning (which is one of his SHORT runs, for those of you new to my blog). He looked at me and then he asked me… “You look really strong – do you do Ironman competitions?” *blink* My perfect squeee moment. I floated the rest of my run (when I wasn’t walking & cursing the fact that I wore shorts instead of pants).
* Flip flop man – for those of you new to my blog – is a gentleman well known in the Tampa Bay area. He runs just about every day – and as I mentioned, his short runs are 20 miles. He runs between 20 & 50 miles every single day. In flip flops & shorts. Occasionally with a hat. No matter the weather. I have had the wonderful fortune of running alongside him several times now and he is truly inspirational to talk to! I have come to totally LOVE my flip flop man moments, but today was totally the best one evah!
I decided last night to go ahead & clear out a bit more stash instead of working on the cursed lace scarf. What a shocker. he he he So, I actually pulled out one skein & began a crochet scarf. I absolutely LOVE this pattern and I love the colorway. The yarn has absolutely awful reviews of it on Ravelry, but so far, I’ve really not had an issue with it all. I mainly bought it because the colors are simply out of this world! This scarf will be another gift for the holidays, I expect. Aren’t the colors just gorgeous?!
Today’s Ravelry Search
So naturally, I was sorely tempted to do my search today for flip flop, in honor of the flip flop man… but really, most of the results were dishcloths with flip flops on them or they were socks to wear with flip flops. Living in Florida, you see just way too many people doing exactly that, so I really have no intention of voluntarily posting pictures of it. LOL So, instead, I give you this today!
* Free Pattern
Happy Saturday, all!
Me, I’m heading for the shower, then off to see “He’s Just Not That Into You” with the IRL BFF. Will let you all know what I think of it, I’m sure. Read the book, while I have a bit of twinginess over a bit of it, I have to admit – there is some seriously painful truth in much of it. Seriously. :)
Oh – and I totally LOVED Bundle of Joy, for any other HP fan fiction readers out there. As are all my fave fan fics, it is an SS/HG read. So go read it if you can! It’s only 11 chapters – I was so hoping it would be longer! :)