Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Mishmash

Without going into too much detail, let's just say that I became aware that it was time to replace my sports bras - beyond time, in fact.  I really need to employ the date system like my dad used to do (and for all I know, he might still do this) with his work pants...he'd write the date he bought them on the waistband.  We would crack up because they would "expire" and he'd pass them onto Jeff, who'd wear them for another few years.  Anyway, I ordered several sports bras and the first one came in time for me to wear it on Saturday's run.  I liked it (and especially liked the instant weight loss that comes with a new bra - I always forget about that until it happens, and then I'm all happy), and I ran with it again on Tuesday, and then I washed it with all of my other running gear - I like to wash everything together because none of that goes in the dryer, so it's an easy load to remove and hang dry.  Well, I was doing just that, hanging everything to dry, when I pulled out my new bra and saw this:
It looks like it was run over by a car! 
It was shredded on both sides, but way worse on one.

I have a front loader, so there's no agitator, and as you can see in the picture, I even hooked the band together before I washed it (full disclosure, I don't always do that, but I made sure to since this was a new bra).  I called Nordstrom right away and their customer service was wonderful (which is why I ordered from them in the first place) and a new one is on the way before I've even sent it back.  I'm stumped as to why this happened and I sure hope it was just a fluke.  I don't need to have this kind of heart attack while doing laundry!

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Last Saturday morning, we were at the park, waiting for everyone to arrive for our usual run.  We heard the most awesome car engine approaching, and it instantly brought me back to my childhood.  An older car came around the bend, and as we all stared in awe, it pulled into the driveway of the park - turns out, it was Karen and her husband Jimmy, in their 1963 Buick Riviera!  They were going to the car show after we ran, so they drove into town in that beauty.  It was fun to check out the car, but what impressed me most was the sweet sounding engine - you don't hear that kind of rumble anymore.  
 
After we ran, ate breakfast, and showered, Jeff and I headed over to the car show.  We found my friend Rosalie and she let me sit inside of her car:
 I would have loved to cruise the El Camino Real in this baby back in my high school days!
Rosalie with "Miss Molly" - a 1969 Camaro SS.
Jeff found his birth year car - a restored 1957 Chevy 210.
I had to pose with my birth year car, the 1963 Riviera!

It was really warm, and I only lasted about an hour before having to leave because I was just frying in the sun.  I might think about entering the Duchess next year - this show accepts all year vehicles, not just classics...and the Duchess is so pretty, she might even win a prize (not that I'm biased or anything, haha).

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I finally forced myself to set aside knitting on my sweater to finish a pair of socks - I think it only took me about 30 minutes, but I've been on such a roll with the sweater that it was hard to make time for anything else.  I cast on this pair just after midnight on January 1st of this year - in that time, I knitted a whole other pair of socks, plus two separate socks, a hat, and of course a good portion of a cardigan.  
Yarn is Knit Picks Felici, colorway is Surf's Up, pattern is my own.  I made these a little longer than I usually do, just to see if I could use up all of the yarn.  Nope - still had quite a bit leftover!

We are just about finished with sock-wearing weather for oh, six months at least, but hey, at least I'll be prepared when the weather turns cool again:
All of the socks I've knitted, minus the two pair I gave to my mom.

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Tomorrow, my fellow renegades and I are going on an epic running adventure.  I'll have a recap on Wednesday; for now, here's a hint:

Have a great weekend!

26 comments:

  1. That is really fast with that bra and disappointing. At least you got great customer service and a new one. Let's hope it was indeed just a 1 time thing.

    Now you are making curious about your running adventure tomorrow :)

    Already letting you know that I will be on vacation from May 3 till May 10 and won't be reading your blog during this week (nor will I be blogging myself). Will catch up when I get back. Will do some updates on FB while I am away so you will see those.

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    1. Yeah, I'm hoping this was just a fluke with the bra, as I really liked it. Time will tell when the new one arrives.

      Have a great vacation!

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  2. That is very disappointing what happened to that bra. I'm glad you were able to get it replaced.
    I like your socks you finished and your sock drawer hope to have a sock drawer myself some day soon.
    Have a great weekend!

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  3. What in the world with the bra?? That is crazy it tore like that. When I first saw the pic, before I read the story, I thought Paco liked the new bra too!
    The car show was a bit warm. We were camped out under a tree. I was kind of disappointed in the turn out. I thought for sure it would be more cars since the weather was nice. I love Rosalie's car. I've always wanted a 69 Camaro. They are hard to come by & a bit pricey when you do find one for sale.
    See you Saturday --- Shake & Bake!!

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    1. Maybe the turnout was low because it was two-days? I heard a Mini came on Sunday and won a prize.

      Shake & Bake, Karen!!

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  4. WOW....bad bra!! Good car show thought!! LOVE the socks! Have a wonderful weekend Shelley! PS: THis is Roz

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    1. LOL, Roz - I can usually figure out who is posting despite all of your aliases. :)

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  5. That's a strange spot for a bra to wear. Mine have issues with the straps on top of my shoulders as the first place of wear. Then the elastic band around my chest.

    My dad is a car nut. His dream car is a Road Runner. He had one when I was very young and I remember the horn made a Meep-meep sound, which we loved as kids :D

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    1. Haha, I didn't know the Road Runner car horns made that sound - that is awesome!!

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  6. The bra almost looks like it was burned. Like there was something weird on the inside. Hopefully it was only that bra. That's really good to know about Nordstrom's customer service. I really value good service these days!

    I am mystified as to what Ricky Bobby has to do with your run tomorrow. Is Will Farrell going to be in town and join you on your run? Are you meeting him for breakfast at BB after your run?

    I don't know much about old cars, but one time I worked next door to a woman who had a Redbird Firebird. Oh, I wanted that car. That was over 30 years ago, but see, I have never forgotten it!

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    1. I would DIE if my future second husband joined me on a run (he IS a runner, you know). If you don't hear from me after this weekend, you'll know that it did happen and I did, in fact, die. ;)

      I know what you mean about longing for the old cars...I love my MINI, but seeing the cars of my teenage years brought back a lot of nostalgia!

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  7. Your dad is too funny! I never heard of anyone putting dates on their clothes! That sounds like something sheldon Cooper (from big bang theory) would do !

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    1. I haven't watched much of Big Bang Theory, but yes - I think my Dad and Sheldon Cooper have some similarities...it's the engineer in them.

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  8. Love, love, love Debby's comment! Love Will Ferrell and Talladega Nights! I know he's a runner and I'd absolutely die if he ran with me (probably literally as well as figuratively)! Can't wait to hear about your adventure, Shelley!

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    1. Oh how funny, I was just responding to comments and wrote almost the same thing to Debby!

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  9. Make sure you don't overload your front washer. I had a couple shirts and shorts come out that looked like they had been burned or slashed. A google search came up with that if you load a front load too full (which I had been known to do with loads of my boys clothes) that some items can get stuck somehow and the friction burns the clothes. Since I stopped doing giant loads, I've not had it happen since. Or? You got a mutant bra! ;)

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    1. You know, I don't think I overloaded the washer, but I will definitely take that into account next go-round. It does look like a friction burn, though...hmmm. Now I wonder.

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  10. love love those socks. I need to start a pair. I'm sick of my scarf.

    Looking forward to that race recap!!! GL.

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    1. Definitely start some socks - I hate knitting on something that I'm tired of.

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  11. My washing machine eats my clothes--or at least tries to. I've never had a washing machine that did that before. It's like a wrestling match trying to get the clothes out to put in the dryer!

    I so admire your knitting skills! Those socks are adorable. I wish I had the patience to knit.

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  12. A laundry net for underwear and other delicate items might be a good way to prevent another mishap. Underwired bras can be a bit tricky in the washer (I speak from experience... duh...). Just an idea. But hopefully, it was just a fluke! - Your socks look great... I wish I had the patience for that sort of thing!

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    1. I did order a set of laundry bags and have washed my new set of sports bras in it already - success! :)

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    2. Oh, good :-) So, hopefully this was a one-off experience then!

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    3. Fingers crossed - I'll do my part to make it not happen again!

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  13. Yikes to the sports bra! Thank heavens they were awesome about replacing it! I was just thinking about replacing my 'well past expiration date' sports bras this morning while I was showering after my run!

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