there is no question that i fit the name chatty cathy. i love to talk!
i never had one of these dolls, but i did have a cathy paper doll…
anyway! blogging is like talking, to me. my favourite part about having a blog is doing the writing – that’s why i’ve never done a “wordless wednesday” or photo-only entry, before. i usually add in pictures solely as enhancements to the written words – i’m no photography pro, and really have minimal interest in setting up *artistic* or high-quality snapshots.
so, yesterday’s post was an exercise in restraint. [it was also completely coincidental that i did the photo-only post on a wednesday – “wordless wednesday” was honestly not my intent!] i really wanted to add in commentary to explain the featured photos! today, then, i’m going to show you yesterday’s photos again, and add in what i wanted to say. see, we need two days for this new experience because to make a completely and genuinely wordless post, i couldn’t even put in a written title yesterday, right?! [the other option for a blog-related new experience was to post three times in one day, but i didn’t want y’all to disown me, so i ditched that idea].
the photo series was shot on sunday of this past weekend – it was a good day to capture a variety of scenes.
the condo building mystery garage sale-wanna-be was at it again! i first saw the magnets and the virgin mary statue very early sunday morning, then i came back later with my camera. the dichotomy between the pro-gay magnets and the statue was not lost on me. also: these items are not books!!! the lending library is not the spot to ditch tacky memorabilia!! stop it, people!
this is the tide-me-over project until the knitter’s fair in…two sleeps! i’m using the leftover yarn from april’s sweater and the rainbow yarn from finland, via sil ana. don’t worry if you’re thinking déjà vu – yes, i tried to whip up a little sweater back in the spring, and it just didn’t come together. now, i’m trying again and it is coming together! i think i have enough wool to make matching sweaters for two year old twins!
i got the latest grand magazine this week (it’s delivered free to our building), and read it during lulls at the store on sunday. one article, in particular, really intrigued me: it’s a profile on k-w independent retailers/entrepreneurs, and features a number of store owners whom i either know or know of. the business side of retail really intrigues me, and i enjoyed this feature.
b completed his first 10 km run ever on sunday! here he is with my manager, paul, and michael. they all ran the 10 k together. now, this is the funny part of this story: michael’s mom reads the blog (hi, brenda!) so we all thought it would be a hoot that she wouldn’t know about the photo. then – surprise! – there’s michael on my blog!
i am absolutely addicted to my jersey shore tshirt. seriously, it’s a situation. and it’s befitting that for some reason, i can’t put down tori spelling’s autobiography. it’s not that well written, but very gossip-y, and i am ashamed to admit that the girl with the dragon tattoo will have to wait until i finish my visit with tori.
we have two universities in waterloo, just down the avenue from each other, separated by only a couple of kilometres. labour day weekend = move-in weekend, and the city is absolutely flooded with wide-eyed frosh and helicopter parents. on labour day itself, you do not want to go anywhere near university avenue as it’s a serious traffic jam, with cops directing traffic and everything.
i drank perrier – not coffee!! – in the afternoon when i met up with…
…mom and dad at the mall!
the condo casa got some badly-needed deep cleaning. we set up the big ladder, and wiped off the upper ledges and tall windows; i vacuumed the fan blades, and the appliances got moved for the first time in seven years. so now you know what seven years of dust accumulation looks like – ick!
i know it appears that i have an obsession with cats!
that’s why cat paraphernalia makes me giggle – because i don’t like cats so much. so, yes, i swiped the cat magnet from the “lending library” magnet collection, and it now is magnetizing away on the side of my fridge.
i chose the cat magnet as the final photo in my series because you always want to end your day with a smile on your face!
how often do you clean the hard-to-reach places in your abode? i’m pretty lax on doing jobs that require ladders, standing and reaching to awkward places, and which take more than 5 minutes to do!
bloggers: do you prefer to take photos or write? give me words to play with, thank you!