Happy 2011!

I had quite the eventful run the other day on my 5 mile run.  As I was heading in to a busy intersection on the Trail, a gentleman I’ve waved to many times as we’ve passed each other running was heading into it from the opposite side.  It was a “balmy” 50ºF outside & we were both booking it pretty good to get through the intersection before traffic came upon us again.  I looked up to see that he was wearing a long sleeved sweatshirt & typical running shorts.  Just as I was thinking his shorts must have been a little nippy, I noticed something…  odd was happening with them.  About the time I pulled even with him, I realized that the elastic in the liner must have broken/stretched out, because all his manly bits were merrily bouncing & waving at me as we passed each other.  *blink*  The sight kept me rather entertained for the rest of my run & the remaining 3.5 miles went by in a flash.  ROFL!

So, for the male runners out there…  am I totally wrong in thinking that he surely had to know what had happened?  I mean, he HAD to have felt that nippy breeze, right?

Happy 2011!
I actually had a very mellow ringing in of the New Year.  It was the first time that I rang it in without the manlets, as their schedule worked out this year that they were with their father instead of me.  I hung out with friends for the early evening, returning home before 10pm.  I had a Black Chocolate Stout & watched Doctor Who – besides missing my manlets, it was a terrific way to welcome 2011!  ;)

New Year’s Day, I started up the Kinect & got in 30 minutes of Boxing for my workout – it was pretty decent, really.  Got my heartrate moving, though nothing like a good run will do.  Then I headed off to Florida Blood Services to donate platelets.  Rounded out the day by hanging out with friends again in the evening at a really lovely party where the food was excellent!

Yes, I’ve been reading!  :)

  • The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferris
    *blink*  It reads like a cobbled together set of blog posts – utter bullshit blog posts at that.  The final straw for me was when he talked about weighing his excrement to “scientifically” determine how much of the food he was eating was being retained by his body (or something of that far fetched vein, anyway).  This guy is a marketing genius to have been able to sucker so many gullible folks into buying his book.  I didn’t even attempt reading his sections on incredible sex – given that he’s the douchiest douche I’ve ever come across, I know it will only piss me off.  Happily some have seen the light of day, though.
  • Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay
    Another *blink*.  What an utterly bizarre story – was Mr. Lindsay experimenting with drugs or something??  Because, while the writing is the same, the storyline is just so weird.  I hated Dreary Deprecating Dexter.  I hated the idea that his “Dark Passenger” was actually a physical entity possessing him.  C’mon, seriously?!  A bastard child of Moloch?  WTF?!  I’m not even sure why I even finished this story, to be honest.  I see the ratings for the next book are right up in the 4-5 stars again, so I’m hoping the next one is back to his usual awesome standard.

I’ve struggled through a few more mittens for the manlets’ Smitten garlands.  Just not feeling the knitting urge still.  But…  a fellow Rubbernecker from Ravelry posted a new idea/KAL.  She said that she always casts on a project for herself on January 1st for “good luck”.  I decided, why not?  I’ll join in, maybe it will help the mojo come back!  So I cast on today for my own February Lady Sweater.  I’ve not made this one before, so we’ll see how it goes!

Today’s Ravelry Search
None of these are mine, of course – just click the picture to go right to the Ravelry pattern page.  Those marked with an asterisk are free patterns, so enjoy!  :)

* Part of a 12 block project to crochet a square a month for 2011.

* Tessellated cowl! Cute!

* I know someone who would love this bag! It's so cute!

* This little shawl is so pretty, plus it would be a fantastic first lace project for someone!

If I were to make this one for myself, I'd probably eliminate the lacy part. I think the rest of it is adorable!

* I do love this cardigan. An excellent use for all that Wollmeise one has lying about (giggle).

Peace, Love & Happiness! I love these pillows! Must fave them for the nieces...

WOW! Seriously gorgeous.

This wrap looks very interesting & promising! I wish there were better pictures of it, though.

* Gorgeous! A fantastic pattern to challenge you with cables!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

About H3Dakota

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10 Responses to Happy 2011!

  1. peony67 says:

    Can’t wait to see how your FLS will turn out! The pattern selection is cool as always.


  2. Archergal says:

    “The sight kept me rather entertained for the rest of my run & the remaining 3.5 miles went by in a flash. ROFL!”

    I see what you did there, LOL!


    • H3Dakota says:

      Hee! I actually hadn’t done it intentionally, but immediately after typing it, I reread it & started giggling. LOL


  3. AmyP says:

    Lol at the story – that really must have been a double-take moment!

    Thank you for donating platelets. As someone who is BANNED from doing so my the national blood service over here, I really appreciate those who can.


    • H3Dakota says:

      {{{hugs}}} I’ve mentioned it before, I wasn’t allowed to donate for YEARS because the ex is a hemophiliac. I’m trying to make up for lost time now. LOL!


  4. Joe says:

    No. No.

    “…able to sucker so many gullible folks into buying his book.” Book review. Marketing genius. Nah, she didn’t buy it; probably borrowed it from someone. Yeah, that’s it.


    • H3Dakota says:

      ROFL – thank heavens, I so did NOT buy it. :D

      p.s. Is your “No. No.” referring to the bit about knowing if your shorts had “sprung a leak”? he he he


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