Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Mishmash

We go to the same place for breakfast pretty much every Saturday after our long run.  I always order the same thing - two bagels with cream cheese for Jeff and I, side order of bacon (to split), and a cinnamon twist (to split).  Plus two coffees.  I thought it was pretty obvious that this was for two people, but the new guy plated everything up in an interesting way last week, and I couldn't help wondering, did he really think all of this was just for me?
Why yes, I WILL have a plateful of bagels and a side of bacon, please.  With a pastry for dessert.  Two coffees because I'll be too full to get up and refill a single cup, bwhahaha!

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A new sno cone place opened up in our town - Bahama Bucks.  As with any new eatery, it was packed, but we were hot enough on Sunday to brave both the crowds and the wait.  It was good, I'll give them that, but I think we'll wait until the excitement dies down to brave that craziness again.  They write your name on the cup when they take your order.  I could tell that they were making ours (based on the blue bottle of flavoring), so when they called out "Shelby, your order is ready" I went up to get it (yes, I answer to Shelby, Sally, Sherry...I really should give out Paco as the name as it's less likely to be messed up).  Another girl, apparently really named Shelby, came up and tried to claim our sno cones, but looked confused because she didn't order anything blue.  Two Shelbys in the same place...who would have guessed?
Old what's-her-face and a refreshing sno cone.
This was cool - color-changing spoons that turned from blue to purple when they got cold!

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Sit and Knit update:  Last week I made two hats for my mom - one was a Mother's Day present and one was for her birthday, which was Wednesday.  I forgot how satisfying it is to knit a hat - they come together so quickly!  The first one is made with Madelinetosh yarn, which I LOVE to knit with.  Color is Steam Age and the pattern is Fisher Cable Hat:
 
Please excuse the bags under my eyes - I'd been up since 3:11 am on the day these pictures were taken.  Cute hat though, right?
This pattern had some cable work on it, which I really enjoy doing.  

I used Malabrigo Rasta yarn for the second hat.  I love that yarn, but it does show wear by way of massive fuzziness (I'm constantly pulling off fuzz from the throw that I made with Rasta), so I'm hoping that in hat form, that issue will be minimized.  Color is Arco Iris and the pattern is Sugar Pine Hat:
 
Now this hat ought to keep my mom warm in the winter - she goes on walks year-round (except for icy days), so a warm head (and ears) is a must!
 
Chunky yarn looks so cool to me - I love how you can see every stitch!  Including top view just because I think it looks cool.

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Big day in store for tomorrow - we have 4 and 7 miles on tap, which is new long distances for many of our runners.  Plus we're bringing in breakfast tacos for a post-run reward...gee, I wonder if my bagel guy will miss me? 

Have a great weekend!

21 comments:

  1. Love the pics and stories! Too funny about the humongo breakfast assumption, but the way people eat nowadays...

    And I get "Pam" for "Jan" all the time. Perhaps I should just start using "Crabby?"

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  2. Blue Raspberry is the only flavor I order whenever I come across sno cones. It's been a while. The hats are so pretty and shows how talented you are. Hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. I should try blue raspberry - yes, I am a sucker for blue sno cones, what can I say?!

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  3. That is FUNNY about your breakfast. When I saw the pic (before I read) I thought "Huh?"

    LOVE the hats. And I do love the top shot of the Rasta hat. So pretty where the stitches all join in the middle. The cable hat looks really fun to make. I'll have to check that pattern out.

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    1. I know, I loved how the top of the Rasta hat looked - it amazes me when knitting comes together like that. :)

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  4. Nice to meet you Shelby. :-)

    I guess you just looked REALLLLLLY hungry! Or maybe they were running short on plates!

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    1. I think I always look realllly hungry, lol!

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  5. Poor Jeff, all he gets is one measly cinnamon twist!! :)

    Love the hats, but I really like that second one!! I like chunky yarn too - it's too fun!!

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    1. I think Madelinetosh makes a chunky yarn - haven't laid eyes on it yet, but I want to make a hat with it. Yes, chunky yarn is great fun to knit with, I agree! :)

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  6. LOVE the hats, Shelby! Wow-Ma Is lucky..maybe we'll be lucky enough to see future pics of Ma sportin her hats.

    "Old what's her face" hahaha!

    I better go look again--I can't believe Paco or even a Paco part isn't in any of the pics?!

    Chrissy

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    1. LOL on the Shelby!

      And I can't believe I forgot to put Paco in this post! Bad dog mama...

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  7. I love the top of the hat on the last picture - so cute! I may have to buy one for you this winter! :D My favorite colors are blue and yellow, fyi! :D

    Good luck tomorrow on your run, hope its not too hot - and post run breakfast tacos?! #winning!

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    1. You would probably get a lot of use from one of these hats with your winters! I'll keep an eye out for blue and yellow yarn. :)

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  8. Those hats are gorgeous Shelby! :) And true confession...I've never had a snow cone. Good luck tomorrow on the run!!!!

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    1. NEVER HAD A SNO CONE?!?!?!!! We must remedy that!!!

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  9. My name is Sondra and I get called lots of interesting things :) Sonora is my favorite lately, I even got that on my Starbucks cup
    I think Shelby is young and trendy, so he was giving you a compliment

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  10. Post run breakfast is the best!

    I use the name Natasha when ordering pizza to go these days. More than once, my Kim pizza was taken before I got to the restaurant.

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  11. You should be on the cover of Knitter's World (that has to be a real magazine, if not - patented!!). You are so artfully posed in your knits!

    It's funny how when we order out and they ask for a name, if John is ordering, he always says "Lori" because he hates how there are always a dozen Johns around. That always confuses the cashiers, Maury? Larry? Ori? - which did end up on a ticket :D

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  12. The "trough o'breakfast" cracks me up!

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  13. Yesterday we had been out for the day and Bella had a sleepover at my Mom. When we went to pick her up, we passed an icecream shop in the town where I grew up (it wasn't there when I was young) and the place was completely packed. Lines up to the street. I could have had an ice cream at that point but the waiting wasn't worth it.

    Love the hats Shelley, bet your Mom was very happy with them.

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