Deadlines, Books, and another Contest!

Posted on 29, August 2006 by


A new blogger has been created: Jeffrey “The Best Man” now has his own website! I guess it does pay for Jamie and Rich’s little company to have their own server. 😉 Please visit this super nice guy and drop a “hello and how do you do” message. I think he would be floored.

The heat is on to create birthday gifts for Gabby and Anita, both whose big day is tomorrow, August 30th. Also, another intern who experienced her first summer with us is leaving, and I have been knitting a scarf for her to wear out in UMass Dartmouth. I seem to be a stress crafter, flourishing under the pressure of time. Thursday night I cast-on for a pair of booties, and hoped to have all 3 projects ready to send by this past weekend. Alas, I will have to re-knit them due to user error; I neglected about 8 rows of stockingette! I guess this post would be a good time to list out what will be made for the autumn season. Hmm… Scratch that, because the list will take to long to organize.

On the keeping fit note, I am trying to eat salads during lunch. The exercise has been slowly increasing, but I need to figure out a new schedule now that Rich has started a server technical position at a regional pharmacy chain. It is so ironic when I finally get a rhythym that works, life changes it. I now wake at 6-ish instead of the 7-ish I was used to. Oy! But since I have been working odd hours, I may just come in later at 9:30AM.

As for packages, I received the book I won in Veronica’s contest! Vicki Howell’s New Knits on the Block, and I now know what I can make for my niece! Woo-hoo! Her book inspired me on a meme I found on another blog, but I cannot remember for the life of me which one of the 200+ ones it was! Here goes…
The rule. Find the nearest book, turn to page 123 and head to the fifth (I understood full) sentence. Enter the 3 sentences after it.

  • It was not this book, which I am trying to read for work. It was in my worksack area.
  • This 1/2-inch book was the closest, but did not have page numbers. Darned if I was going to try to figure out how to find page 123 and those sentences. Shoot, I am not sure if there are even 123 pages. You will understand when you click on the photo below.
  • Finally, the book that was beat out by 1/4 of an inch of being closest to me:
    The information targeted in this guide is relevant for lifetime weight control. Keeping an eye on these nutrients can have a hugely significant impact on your weight and on your overall health of your body. Here is an explanation of each piece of nutrient information and why it is important.

Now the Contest part of this post. First, Karen is having a raffle for anyone who contributes toward her Diabetes Walk in October. Please help out with what you can, even if it is only the minimum. My Mother also has diabetes, so her plea really hit home for me. My family members are always on the guard for me since my eating habits were not exactly healthy a few years ago. The second part? The first person who can email me what book the above 3 sentences are from will get a little surprise! Good luck! =:8