Sunday, January 21, 2007

Oh the suspense

I love this part of school! The part when a winter storm is coming through the area and I might not have class tomorrow! Woo hoo! It's just like the night before Christmas. Yes it has snowed and sleeted all day, now the challenge to mother earth is to freeze it. Ha ha ha, Gaia and I are already working as one. Our minds have combined to force Virginia Tech to cancel classes. Well, I hope anyway. Ya, ya, ya class just started and I should be pumped about it. If you were me, a senior, and facing an incredibly boring paper for evolutionary genetics about introns, wouldn't you hope for the same thing? I thought so.


The not so fun part of my day was being sick. However, being sick does have its advantages. For instance, when one is sick and one is confined to bed, it is absolutely necessary to order Chinese and knit all day. O yes, Mimi beware. While you were searching Blacksburg for Nintendo Wii, I was knitting lizard ridge squares and bringing myself back into the lead! I'm working on my 14th square and have 12 put together. It just occurred to me that one of the Wii games should be competitive knitting. I can just picture knitters from all over the world logging on to knit a pair of socks the fastest. I'd totally play.

Browsing through my pics, I've decided it would be fun to share a few photos of my trip this summer to Alaska. The first of which is one of my favorites. I was hiking through the woods and came upon a clearing. I was by myself, but was following all hiking precautions icluding my bear bell and singing to myself. I saw about 100 yards away two Grizzlies. I remember thinking, "ok what is it I'm supposed to do? Run away screaming, no that's not it; stop, drop, and roll, nope different emergency." I just stood there and waved my arms sheepishly saying hey bear, hey bear. Well of course it worked. I mean what could two 5 or 6 hundred pound animals do to me? Anyway, I took a picture after this encounter and here it is. I suspect I'll have a similar expression when I'm named "Lizard Ridge Champion"!
The last two are of Denali, aka Mt McKinley. That's about as close as I got, but one day I'll climb her. The last is of a Dall Sheep, brilliantly taken through my binoculars. Pretty, isn't he?

3 comments:

Mimi said...

You really think you can beat me? OK, maybe you can... I did just finish number 15.. but you have more sewed together! I cant wait till we are both done. My problem now is i have run out of colors. Have you bought online? You might win now cause i might have to order.... boo....

Gina said...

Ok. You guys are competitive freaks.(as I frantically knit away on the Lizard). Did you go hunting in Alaska and bring back some carcasses and skins?

Loren said...

You know I didn't hunt! I'm an animal-loving, tree-hugging, vegetarian. I did bring back rocks though! Oooh, I'll bring you some cool rocks from Kansas to the store. I know you're siked!