plum texan: adventures in being me.

May 19, 2008

What I’ve been doing, part 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — by plumtexan @ 9:53 pm

(Warning: pic heavy! Can you believe it?)

– Working, as usual. For the last few weeks, on the second-biggest annual trade show* we do – this one in Europe.

– Adding new family members.
This is six-year-old Snoopy. Before she came to our house, her fetch-playing, counter-jumping, tee-tiny self spent a few years at my pal Cindy’s (who rescued her as a kitten off the side of 610!). She and Fuzz are still getting used to each other…but it feels better to have two cats around again.
This is Corey, a youngster Schnauzer/poodle mix. My parents have been without a dog for about six years, which was far too long by about 90%. At long last they picked out this little guy, who fits the bill beautifully – funny, playful, tv-watching, a bit incorrigible.

– Knitting on this.
That’s the Ribbons Scarf by Heatherly. Not too fab a photo, but you get the gist. I heart YO SKP.

– “Helping” Amy move back to Galveston, again.
I didn’t share this here, but Amy added color commentary (not family-friendly! but funny!) to my boxes when I moved back in November. I had to return the favor. A couple of them were like this one: punch lines to silly jokes. See flickr for the rest (and a whole lot of other stuff).

– Almost buying crazy stuff at Target.
Do not adjust your screen…that *is* a bacon-and-eggs face on a red-and-pink gingham tote. I’m still thinking about going back for it. (Only $10 for that much obnoxious awesomeness…why not?)

– Knitting something semi-secret, in a color I usually would not use. In the serendipity department, I found myself working away on it as I sat waiting in the vet’s office. Then, I got to looking at the wall border. Then at my work. Then at Bryan, my work, the wall…why?
Look closer:
The *exact color of yarn* I was using, right next to a cat that looked very much like Snoopy. I laughed so hard I couldn’t knit anymore.

– Plus a couple of other things. Stay tuned for part 2!

* I may not have been clear about this before: I work in the creative (marketing) services department at a mid-sized corporation as a senior-level writer/editor. We do web, print, booth graphics, and and and, both for trade shows and standard marketing initiatives.

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3 Comments »

  1. Hey now, I helped Amy make your boxes obscene!! And we were far, far worse than the couple of samples you put up of your handiwork here.

    Comment by fwtallgirl — May 21, 2008 @ 12:23 pm |Reply

  2. Ah, yes, my dear – but if you’d looked at flickr more closely you’d understand: she begged me to be “cleaner” because her folks and younger brothers were helping her move. (There are some *slightly* more risque ones at the photostream.)Sorry not to give credit where credit was due. TEA!!!

    Comment by Plum Texan — May 21, 2008 @ 2:35 pm |Reply

  3. Aww, hello Snoopy! So cute. And that bag is pretty darn scary. Almost worth buying just for the creepiness!

    Comment by Meredith — May 21, 2008 @ 8:56 pm |Reply


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