Saturday, July 19, 2008

Some awesome things today:

1. I made a gin & tonic last night which including the following items: lime, cilantro, mint, and lime-basil. The herbs were from our garden, and it was a super fabulous concoction. I love lime basil. It's my new favorite thing. Up next, mojito!
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2. I went on a bike ride today! This is amazing! I seriously don't think I've been on a bike ride since before I got my driver's license. Turns out, riding a bike is like riding a bike. I hadn't forgotten how, but I'm definitely not as confident as I once was. I remember riding my skinny-tired 10 speed on poorly made gravel roads and/or down highway 101 w/ hardly any shoulder as I was growing up. Shorts, tank tops, flipflops/barefeet and no helmet of any kind. My sister and I were fearless, even after she broke her wrist riding on the highway. I am now older, anti-fearless, and greatly out of shape. Also, I didn't grow up in a city, so we really didn't have things like intersections and cross streets and pavement and sidewalks. So, it's rather a different experience. nerdygirl was very patient with me. Even walking our bikes a ways after we discovered that the seat on my bike is crap, and should be replaced. Anyhow.... I rode my bike!

3. We biked to Bar Carlo for breakfast, which is very tasty and only about 3 blocks from my house. That was a good start. Bar Carlo has very yummy food. I recommend it.

4. Then we biked from Bar Carlo to YARNIA! Yarnia is absolutely amazing. It's a wee little shop, wherein you create your own yarn. She has cones of strands sorted by textile type and color. You pick up to 6 different strands, and then combine them to make your very own personalized yarn. She has seats and spare knitting or crotcheting needles to make swatches, and didn't even give me a second glance when I made a huge tangled mess out of some cones while swatching. It's a super fun process, and even better.... it's amazingly cheap. Nerdygirl bought enough yarn (6 stranded even) to make a sweatervest for only $32! She said that having priced it out at other places, she would have paid up to $80. I will be getting (as soon as more of the bamboo color I want come in) a 1 lb cone of 6 strand (30% cotton, 53% rayon, 17% bamboo) that will only be $29. So incredible. I again, highly recommend yarnia to everyone. Go there today. Don't let this place go out of business. It's the only place I'm going to go for yarn from now on. (photo stolen straight from yarnia's online store.)

4 comments:

Ms. Angie said...

Cilantro in your G & T? That sounds interesting. So, I take it it was good?

kungfuramone said...

Nerdygirl is doing the right thing to make a sweatervest. You should make, like, six of them.

Beetlegirl said...

Pretty please, when I am in town, can we recreate activities one and four? Although, I tend to confuse people at yarn shops, because I don't knit or crochet, I just use the yarns for wire-wrapping...

Turtle Lady said...

I would like to repeat activities 3 and 4. Although activity 4 may make me mad because I just bought a TON of yarn elsewhere to finish that blanket and it was not cheap... hmph!