Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September

The weather was great today, not a cloud in the sky and perfectly warm. I took my 2 hour walk/tiny bit of running and worked up a hell of a sweat. Granted, I live on top of a 90 degree hill. That alone may be the reason my pants are now dangling off my ass. You can just call me Ms. No Booty. I'm not sure what the official weight loss is, but I know I lost 3.3 pounds between last Monday and Saturday. Perhaps I'll weigh again later in the week.

I've been drinking tea again this week. I've never been someone that could make a big pot of tea and drink 8 cups before it gets cold, but 1-2 a day is pretty good for me. I'm finishing up some vanilla black that a friend sent me. The internet has been my main tea source - it's easy enough to post on the Random Acts of Kindness board on Ravelry and someone will send you samples. I've been working through those for a while, and recently bought some chocolate mint black tea at Teavana. That store can eat a dick, though. They were pushing me to buy this $7 tin I have no place for because otherwise my tea would somehow be ruined. It was even to the point of saying they wouldn't let me leave without it. What the fuck ever. I'd never really heard anything good about them, anyways, but I was so excited that our mall actually had a tea store. Little did I know all the tea was kept hidden behind the counter and it was staffed by jackasses. No thanks, I don't need an $80 teapot in the shape of an elephant, anyway.

I started a new sweater today. It's a pattern called Toni, from a Mirasol pattern book. I'm using Cascade Venezia Worsted, a yarn that I got on sale from The Knitting Experience during their Summer sale. So far I've made pocket liners (that's a first) and a bit over an inch of the back. I opted not to do the back and 2 fronts at the same time because I was having a hard time conceptualizing the different stitch patterns they have and the whole pocket thing. Let's see how bad my sewing turns out when I have to put this thing together. Ugh.

I'm going to the Y tomorrow. I'll use the machines there for a couple hours, since I have a free pass. I do like it there, but I'm not sure I could get there often enough to buy a monthly/yearly membership. It's a change from the UNH gym in a few ways - it sucks having to actually pay to work out, but it's awesome that I'm not standing around awkwardly waiting for a treadmill or a bike. And I'm not surrounded by frat boys and Barbie dolls when I'm trying to figure out how to adjust the seat height.

Now I'm googling for tea. I guess fall's here.

2 comments:

Goes by the name of Anna said...

Tea! Yay for tea! I would die without it...

Those tea shop people sound like wankers though - yay for the internet making dealing with wankers optional at least some of the time...

Sarayu said...

Reminds me next time you visit I have made friends with the Teavana staff at my mall, and they are all the cute nerdy kind of boy you would like ;)