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Monday, December 12, 2005

Weekend Recap - Knitting, Malibu and Meeting New People

First of all, I think I had my first knitting "injury" this weekend. I knitted almost the whole night on Friday and when I woke up on Saturday morning, I decided to do a couple more sets. As soon as I started stitching, my right hand started becoming numb and I had to shake it out several times before I could finish my two sets. I didn't think it was at all possible, but my hand couldn't take all the knitting I had been doing. I had to stop and leave my work until that night. But it's coming along really well, and I'm very excited. At the rate I'm going, I think I may be able to wear this scarf when I go to New York. And when I get back, I can get started on my next project - possibly a hat, and then a really complicated scarf pattern that Angela will be helping me with.

I haven't posted pictures in awhile, and that's to come. I still have the pictures we took at Echo Cliffs sitting in Marc's computer. But I've actually stopped being so obsessive about taking pictures when we're climbing because, well, we go to the same places anyway (we went to Malibu this weekend). Now when I actually get better at climbing and we take trips to new places, then I can be obsessive again.

Marc introduced me to his English friend Bas (whose last name is Pot, which I found funny, especially when told the story of him flying from Amsterdam to Australia, which is supposedly one of the stricter countries in terms of drug trafficking). This guy is a walking adventure novel. Since he works for The Amazing Race, he's been everywhere and has had so many unique experiences, it's hard to keep track of all his stories.

Bas has invited us to go on a yearly climbing trip that next year will involve climbing 23 pitches in a span of ten days, and I'm really excited about that. Of course if it's anywhere outside the US, I won't be able to go just yet, but the thought is still intriguing, and I can't wait. 23 pitches! It's like dying and going to heaven. I have to keep practicing crack climbing now, and I've actually started doing short laps on the cracks at the gym.

Marc and I watched a little bit of Shall We Dance? last night, and picked out the dance that we're going to learn on Saturday, during the lesson that Angela has booked for us. We've picked the easiest, slowest ballroom dance, so hopefully it will go well. We did a little bit of practice after the movie, but as expected, we both need a lot of coaching. Haha!

1 comment(s):

merry Christmas!!!
i know it's a long shot, but i've always wanted to work for Amazing Race...any chance at all bas can help me???
meantime, hope NYC was great! m wearing my i (heart) NY shirt as i type this.

By Anonymous Mari-An, at December 27, 2005 6:17 PM  

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