I may have made the most amazing discovery of the 21st century. I have discovered something to make exercise fly by in the blink of an eye. It is called the Internet. My little bike was previously parked in front of some windows by a table. I worked my Sudoku or crossword puzzle while I pedaled away. But it got hot. And my neck got sore from looking to the side to solve the puzzle. And it was boring after a while. Not anymore! Yesterday I pulled my bike in front of the computer. I checked my email. I read my Bloglines feeds. I did Sudoku and the crossword puzzle. That was in 30 minutes and I hadn't even looked around Ravelry yet. Should I pedal for 45 minutes? Sure, why not? So I checked Ravelry and bought a vest pattern (Fad-Classic). I was going to go for an hour, but I wanted to be able to walk when I stood up.
Many of our friends have Guitar Hero and we've been wanting to try it. S and E decided they couldn't resist getting it, so they bought it this weekend. It's a pretty fun game and I'm hoping it may help my rhythm and syncopation. (I just wish some of the songs had better lyrics and the female characters wore more clothes.) After playing for a while, I decided to practice "for real." If the game has this side effect, it will definitely be worth it. Soon we'll need Rock Band. :)
On an entirely different note, have you been watching the Jane Austen movies on Masterpiece? This weeked they aired Mansfield Park. I hadn't read that for so long that I'd forgotten what it was about. I actually may have never finished reading it. This made the movie more enjoyable because I wasn't comparing it to the book. I guess I'm a romantic because I just love it when the right two people get together - finally!
I'm almost done with my second Retro Chain Bag. This one is purple and black. I took it with me to the hair salon this morning. My stylist gave me a deep conditioning treatment. When I made the appointment on Saturday, he told me I could knit while I sit under the dryer. I guess he knows how to motivate me. :)
I've received an award from Pooch! Thank you, Pooch! :)
I'm supposed to give this award to other lovable bloggers, but I can't single anybody out. So this award goes to all of you! Truly, you are all lovable, wonderful friends. You celebrate with me when I'm up and you comfort me when I'm down. Thank you.