Sunday, November 2, 2008

Jury Duty, Winning and the Art of Procrastination

Well, I'm still tinkering, as you can tell by the still-pepto blog, but I've learned quite a bit so far about this whole blogging thing, so maybe I'll have it done by this weekend (fingers crossed!) So I decided to take a break from how this thing looks and focus a little more on updates, at least for today.

I have had one of those surreal type months so far, and it's only the second! I put off a lot of things lately, but I suppose that I've always been a pretty bad procrastinator. Nothing major, luckily, just little stuff like finishing up nearly-done knitting works, cleaning out the closets and Halloween.

Yeah, Halloween was awesome. My little guy had a blast, but mommy was carving pumpkins at 6 pm ON Halloween, and was barely putting the last candle in them and stringing the last set of lights while draping the last fake spiderweb when the first candy-seeker knocked on the door. I'll post a photo as soon as I can of the pumpkins. I think you all will get a kick out of seeing how my carving abilities slowly disintegrated as hurried from one pumpkin to the next (that will teach me to let the kid talk me into getting 9 pumpkins!)

So then there's this- I've got jury duty coming up. It's my first time, so I'm absolutely, entirely, and completely clueless on how it all will work out. I figure I'll just show up and wing it from there! I'm sure it's not nearly as frightening as it sounds, but man, now I completely understand on a whole new level why some people avoid it. I'm actually sort of excited about it in a weird way and almost hope I get picked for the jury, but man it's nerve-wracking! Even just the thought of a couple lawyers bickering about whether or not I'm 'suitable' (yeah, I watch too many crime shows- I'm sure it doesn't work that way usually :P) makes my skin crawl.

In other, slightly happier news though, I've had quite a run of luck lately in the online world. A few months back I won some candy from Candy Addict (the link is in my 'favorite sites', over there -----> ) and I highly suggest you all go take a look. It's a fabulous site, and if you can't afford the calories wasted on bad candy, you can check out all their great reviews and find the perfect treat that's actually worth the extra time on the treadmill for. The candy I received was delicious and fun, and I figured that it would basically be my best winning for the year. Oh contrare! I won another box o' fun just the other day (and this one is CHOCOLATE! Woohoo!!!) and I'm happily awaiting that in the mail. Then yesterday, I won a $15 Amazon gift card from another site! Talk about making me a happy girl :D. So now I'm waiting on chocolate, my new knitting book from Amazon, and oh yeah, PAJAMAS!! Yeah, that's right... follow up the chocolate and the money for my new knitting book with my winning pajamas from another site. So very soon, I will be cuddled up in my jammies, munching on chocolate, and reading a fantastic book.

But here's the best part of the day! I just entered yet ANOTHER contest, and you should enter too! Head on over to Knitting Scholar and post a comment on their very first contest post, and you can take a crack at winning an awesome knitting book! Check out their site for reviews on all sorts of knitting books, and I'm sure you'll be as impressed as I am. They aren't stating which of the books they've reviewed that they're giving away (I love surprises!), but they say there will be two or maybe even more winners, so the odds of winning a book sure beat the odds of winning the lottery, and the odds of finding a helpful review on a knitting book you're interested in are pretty good, too.

Now if I could just find a contest where you win some slippers and some champagne, and I would be set!

So I'll post more about some exciting (for me!) knitting news soon too. Here's a sneak peek though- it involves knitting, and one of my suggestions actually being sort of helpful to one of my knitting heroes at the moment! Other than that, I'll continue tinkering and hopefully you'll continue reading!

Is it sad that this pepto-pink is starting to grow on me though?


The Chocolistas said...

The name you submitted for Name That Chocolate Dessert Contest - Seventh Edition made it to the Top Ten. Now it's up to you to send your friends, family, and bloggy readers over to vote for you! Voting ends midnight November 15!

The Chocolistas
Colleen & Deborah

ButterflyKyss said...

Awesome! Thank you so much Colleen, and you too Deborah! Your site is FANTASTIC, and I hope you all continue to do well!