~My car - I should be getting my car back this week :) [hopefully]... they had to have a new quarter panel shipped over direct from Japan. I miss my car; I don't even remember what it looks like, smells like, or drives like. I think this new car is making my back sore. I miss my damn car!
~Subway Boy! On Saturday I had my work holiday party (a month late). Shannon has worked at Matrix several times over the past year, so she was invited to be there as well. Towards the end of the evening (when Subway Boy got off work) he sent her a text asking if she was still at work. Well, long story short, we [Shannon, Michelle, Steve, and I] ended up meeting him at Bennigan's for a drink. Shannon and Charlie (Subway Boy's real name) ended up hitting it off pretty well and ended the night with a hug. We'll see what the future holds for Shannon and Charlie :)
~Bikini - I started knitting my bikini last night, I'm actually going to do this! I spent a good part of my Sunday afternoon (4 hours at least) reading patterns and researching yarn material. I ended up buying Cascade Fixation, which is 98.3% cotton/1.7% elastic. If you follow the link and scroll down a bit, I bought color #9080 (almost half way down the page). The elastic in it will allow it to hold shape better and be more water friendly should I decided it's actually good enough to wear out! I think I'm most likely going to have to line it with something, but we'll see when it's finished. I'm kind of making my own pattern as I go using all the knowledge I absorbed this weekend. The ladies at the yarn store told me I have to bring it in when I'm finished so they can see it... they were more excited about it than I am!
I'm taking pictures as I go and writing down my pattern as well... I'll post all of it on here when I'm done (not that any of you care about the pattern)!
~Charity - I know times are tough for many of you right now but I have to at least post the link in effort to help. My friend Terri walks for MANY different Breast Cancer walks in Phoenix; she's done the 3-day twice now and walks many smaller [distance] walks throughout the year. She needs support for an upcoming walk - please donate - any amount you can, even if it's just $5-$10... it all helps and is for a great cause. We all have women in our lives, that hopefully won't be affected by Cancer, but it's a real possibility. Wouldn't you like to say you were part of finding the cure?
~Facebook - I'm obsessed with Facebook!
~Google Texting - Let me explain how to text Google; first, compose your text however your phone allows you to do it and send it to 466453 [GOOGLE spelt out on most phones], you will generally get a reply within seconds. You can do this for weather [text 'weather' or 'w' and your zip code], phone numbers [text the name of the business and the city state], definitions [text 'define' and the word you want defined], etc. Last night I shot a text to google looking for the number to the yarn shop, it returned my results as per normal and I went on my merry way. Roughly 20 minutes later it sent another text with my same results... roughly 20 minutes later again... and it kept happening. I text'd 'STOP' and it sent one saying Google wouldn't text me anymore unless I asked for information.... 20 minutes later it sent that same message... over and over about every 20 minutes. I went online from my phone and found a message board with tons of people having the same issue... several hours and many texts later... it finally stopped. I'm a huge fan of the service, but I'm questioning if I should continue to use it in the future. Quite frustrating to say the least!
~IRA - I have a SIMPLE IRA at work... here is me finding the positive [or something like that]: Rather than looking at my quarterly statements and thinking damn, I'm loosing so much money, I'm looking at them and thinking damn, I just bought XX amount of shares for super cheap and when this economy turns around I'm going to be RICH! Might be stupid of me, but it's better than being depressed about it!
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**ADDED 10:28am** Oh joy... my hours just got cut.