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Old 07-08-2010, 04:53 PM   #81
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Hi friends,
For some reason KH hasn't been sending me updates to our KAL like they usually do, so I thought no one was posting. Stupid me!
Maybe you aren't subscribed to the new ASKAL?
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:23 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by jess_hawk View Post
Maybe you aren't subscribed to the new ASKAL?
No, I am...It logged me out altogether and quit sending notices for anything. I logged back in and it's fine now.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:56 AM   #83
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Wierd. Gotta love computers.

So I'm not going to be able to move on Saturday for the wedding (when I will be waking up at 5:30 am so that I can drive to the QC by 7:30 to get my hair done... Teenie's lucky; I wouldn't wake up that early on a SATURDAY for just anyone, especially since recently I've been having trouble getting to sleep and usually finally drift off about 4:00 am)
Tonight I went to TKD before driving home, and one of the blackbelts was teaching class. Not usually a big deal, except this particular blackbelt's teaching style is... energetic. He's really, really good. He holds everyone else to the highest standards. And he forgoes stretching for what he refers to as 'warm-ups.'

You know how normally, a 'warm-up' starts kind of slow to warm up muscles before going on to more strenuous activities? Nope. "Jump. Higher. Faster. Don't let your heels touch the ground! Knees above your belt. FASTER! What are you slowing down for? What do you mean, 'I'm out of shape?' I'm old and I can do it. Come on! Forward backward right left right right forward left back back forward left right HIGHER!" (I don't think it's considered polite to point out that yes, he's twice my age and can do it, but he's also been doing this stuff for as long as I've been alive, while I've only been subjected to his methods a couple of times in the past couple of months; yes I did dance until I was 18 but it required a different type of athleticism)

Yes, it's good for me (except the lack of a regular stretching and warming-up routine), and normally I have a love-hate relationship with the pain of overworked muscles. It hurts, but I know it means I'm getting stronger, and next time it will hurt less. Dance sucked, but it taught me how to push my body.

But limping through the day of my best friend's wedding was not my original plan, and the muscles that are going to hurt are the ones I need to keep from killing myself in heels. And my abs, too.

Oh well, if I fall off my heels and break my neck, the guy can have a ticked-off bride hunt him down for ruining her wedding. I'm not sure even a black belt wants to deal with that kind of fury.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:52 AM   #84
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Jess, I hope you didn't fall off your heels!

So I've had a fun weekend. I was supposed to be going away with my boyfriend. We got about 20mins from home and the car packed up on a major road (fortunately it was quiet enough that we could pull over without incident). The car itself does not have breakdown cover, its Dave's Dad's car and the cover is for Dave's Dad rather than the car (so if he is in someone else's car they can use his membership to get help). This meant waiting for him to arrive and call the breakdown people. Two hours after the car had died we were back at Dave's house. My legs still haven't recovered from spending over an hour standing on a grass verge at a very awkward angle. Not to mention the loss of the trip!

Now I'm having shawl issues. I don't want to go into it! Its all on my blog anyway. I'll tell you all about it once the problem is fixed and I'm less annoyed with it.

Just waiting for the third thing now...
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The wedding was awesome. There were a few minor disasters in the morning, but the day was beautiful and things only got better as time went on. If, when I someday get married, I have a dress half as lovely as Teenie's, I will be happy.

At the reception, we all ditched our heels for either flip-flops or bare feet, and danced for four hours. These are people who really do receptions right: when the music comes on, the tables are empty and the dance floor is full. The young crowd wasn't ready to turn in when the reception hall closed down - we went back to the groom's parent's place and the guys played beer pong while the twins and I watched Big Bang Theory for a while. It was a ridiculously long day, and I still have hairspray in my hair after washing it three times. But it was a great time and Teenie is very, very, very happy.
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Jess, glad you had a good time at the wedding. Sounds like it was fun.

Chris: I have a question for you but it's not one I want to put on here. Call me please? Or tell me when I can call you???

I was knitting on the shrug today at a knitting group I found online. I only have 14" of the lace left to knit and then 4" of 1x1 ribbing and I can mail it to my friend.

Her surgery was 7 weeks ago on Thursday and I have not heard from her since. I phone and leave uplifting (I hope) messages but have heard nothing back from her at all. I hope she is ok.

I will try to finish this thing and get it to her so she can wear it.

Hi everyone else. I am still here and alive.

Physio tomorrow and then I have to go get my glasses adjusted again because they are so tight they are giving me headaches.

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Emily, the wedding sounds great! How are you feeling? Still sore?

Christine, have fun at Phisio! I hope your friend is okay. Maybe send a note?

Chris, I agree! The RIGHT man comes first! I kind of get the feeling that DD isn't ready to tie the knot. She hasn't looked at dresses at all or done any planning. (Whew!)

I've been doing a little knitting. I have the back of my sweater almost half done. I'm slow!

How have the rest of you been?
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Women? Shouldn't the concern be that the guy is the right one and not be concerned about the dress. If the guy is right does the clothing really matter??????????????????????
Well if the guy isn't perfect, I won't be getting married at all. So since we can assume he'll be perfect, I want a dress that makes me feel pretty.
I don't normally feel pretty (on my everyday priorities list, it's somewhere below washing the cat that I don't have and can't get because I'm allergic), so I fully intend on my wedding day to make people do double takes and wonder who the girl in the white dress is, and where in the world I got off to.

Of course, white-dress Catholic church wedding notwithstanding, I do actually have some creative ideas for the day.

Gina - I'm not sore anymore, but I was on Sunday after dancing all night long... but it was a good, happy sore.

Now I'm in hot, humid Louisiana. I'm working in the basement of the university museum, sub-sampling frozen bird tissues (ie, cutting up tiny bits of frozen liver) and running a set of eight samples through to sequencing the DNA. I was hoping to get to drive down to New Orleans today, but instead I ran a PCR (and I got up early so I could do it first thing, but the guy who was helping me out didn't show up until after noon). But the science part (actually running the samples) is kind of interesting. It's a lot more fun when I don't really have to worry about WHY each and every reagent is added.

And, by the way, the further you go in a science education, the smaller your test tubes get. In grade school, we got 'big test tubes.' In high school we had a selection between 'big test tubes' and 'little test tubes' - volumes around thirty to fifty mL. In undergrad, we had big test tubes, little test tubes, and microcentrifuge tubes, and eventually the bigs and littles got mostly phased out. The microcentrifuge tubes are two to three mL or so (there are actually a couple of sizes).

Now, I've got sets of these tiny little tubes, maybe half a milliliter or less, and I'm running reactions as small as seven microliters. Seven microliters is infinitesimally bigger than a large pin head. You could fit the whole volume on this guy:.
OK, so it's not flashy or really exciting, but you have to admit, it's kind of fascinating to think about.

I now want to get that a T-shirt with that "Stand Back! I'm doing Science!" logo printed on it, very, very small.
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Well if the guy isn't perfect, I won't be getting married at all. So since we can assume he'll be perfect, I want a dress that makes me feel pretty.
Well said!

I've been messing about trying to make a blog button - not sure I've succeeded but it was worth a try.

My shawl is growing steadily now, after the ripping out a whole pattern repeat incident that is still a little painful to discuss since it took hours and hours to redo all those stitches. I don't think I'll be finished by my self imposed 25th July deadline but never mind - I guess I'll just have to work on it after work (I start on the 26th).

I'm trying to decide what to get 20 kids for an end of term/thanks for everything/goodbye present, they are around 8 years old. I was leaning towards sweets but its a healthy eating school so I'm not sure. Any suggestions?
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Got my glasses adjusted on Thursday and they are better now, not hurting me at all anymore.

Did not go to hydrotherapy because the chlorine has rotted my bathing suit, so now I have to buy another one before I can continue with my therapy. I will go do that Tuesday, according to the boss man here.

The depression is weird, one minute I am fine and the next I am in tears, and I don't know what is going on. This morning I did not
wake up in a positive mood. My hands were shaking. Hubby made pancakes and I could only eat one, but I did eat!!! Then this afternoon I got dressed and we went to a petting farm and I PET A HORSE!!! I was uncomfortable, but I was not scared. It might take a few more tries before I am comfortable, I think.

Anyways, we are home and it is almost bedtime. Hubby is just walking the dog and then we are going to watch Red Skelton DVD's because I am having trouble finding funny things to watch. Hopefully this will work!.

Cheers to all! Hugs
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