In honor of the Olympics
August 18, 2008

This weekend, Barbie and I participated in the old lady Olympics. We competed in the triathalon event. In case you’re confused about our age (not old – fabulous!) or our athletic ability (don’t worry we’ve got that covered), this was an entirely different type of endurance event!

By 8:30am on Saturday, we were drinking mimosas, knitting, and hosting a yard sale! Nothing screams sexy like drunkenly trying to get people to buy your crap while playing with sticks and string!

   Here’s our stuff we don’t want…and Barbie’s foot. We didn’t sell that.

 

 

 

I mixed our drinks…in our convenient FREE cups from last weekend…Then proceeded to knit away in the sunshine.

Sally sippin' with her sock at the 'sale!

Sally sippin' with her sock at the 'sale.

Barbie

Barbie's bundle, boobs, and brew.

I dare ya to try to say those five times fast! It was a fabulous time, and we each made some money. Once it was all over we made a huge haul to Goodwill. Then we met Barbie’s Ken at one of my favorite Mexican joints in town that I affectionately call “The SONbrero” due to its initially misspelled carved wooden booths. They are corrected now, but I’ll get a photo soon.

 
All in all, I think we both scored gold medals in this Olympics!

Coming up for air
July 31, 2008

I have been trapped deep in the dark recesses of work-hell. Yes, Sally is the princess locked away in the dark law dungeon! But a princess has to eventually come up for air and see the light, and more importantly eat(!) and sleep(!). Work has been particularly hellish the past few weeks, and while I catch my breath, let me share some of the good in addition to the bad and ugly.

I started going to these new work-out classes. I enjoyed the first one so much I joined the gym, well it’s actually not a traditional gym as you can tell from the website. But I save money on going to the classes, can learn a new skill, and meet cute, outdoorsy people at the same time. Lil’ E told me about the class and we usually go together. It’s early in the morning (great so I can get it in before work), really close to my neighborhood (great because I like my sleep and don’t like to commute), and it is b-r-u-t-a-l (great because I like pain and tight abs)! This class takes “no pain, no gain” to an entirely new level. Think Pilates meets circuit training meets strength training meets boot camp meets early in the morning. I feel great (even through the soreness and trembling) and hope it’ll make me look even better. Princesses need to look good and feel good.

I finally bought a new bed (and dresser and chest)! I’ve been looking for a long time. It’s time for the princess to lay her head down on a new (queen size) bed. I was at a special event for a local charity at furniture store I never even considered browsing. A girl can’t turn down a little free wine and cheese while helping out a great organization. I even found something that seemed to suit my needs. And the best part…saved an additional 15% on the purchase because of the special event and proceeds go to the charity. I don’t know when it will be delivered, they have to get it in stock, but once it comes I’ll take pictures. (sorry the online photos don’t do it justice) However, this also means I need find a new mattress. That’s what happens when you upgrade your bed, the mattress gets an upgrade too. I also need to look into new linens, etc. I’m improving the look and energy in my bedroom (although the energy has been fairly good lately). Princesses need a fabulous place to get their beauty sleep.

This weekend is Sales Tax Holiday weekend. That means I get to go do some shopping. I need some new pens (hate the cheapos at work). And who couldn’t use some new clothes and shoes (minus the nearly 10% sales tax)? Princesses love new clothes and SHOES and don’t like to pay high taxes. I’m getting my hair cut on Saturday (yay for princess pampering) and then I’ll meet up with Barbie and hit some stores. Later, we’ll chill out knitting and eating some kind of decadent dessert at her house.

Phew, this princess is pooped. She needs to store up the beauty sleep for this weekend.

eyes & ears
July 9, 2008

This will be a frequent posting. Just another bite of my virtual world. See if you can figure it out.

What I’m currently reading…

Things I Learned from Knitting…Whether I Wanted to or Not  (by: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee a.k.a. Yarn Harlot)
Thanks to Barbie for loaning this one to me.

What I’m currently listening to…

Hole: Live Through This
(got an angry rocker chick streak going through me now…well more so than usual) But I just ordered some new CDs from Amazon today, so stay tuned!