Thursday, February 16, 2006

I'm Leavin On A Jet Plane...

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go...

Off tomorrow to Tokyo! I am so excited. We have a lot of cool stuff planned and a lot of time to just fill in cool stuff to do while we're there.
We're probably taking a day trip to Kamakura to see the Great Buddha statue:

We're staying close to the well known Tsukiji Fish Market, which looks really cool:

(Photos borrowed from Lonely Planet's website.)
We also plan on visiting a public bath, and of course, a huge craft/yarn store.
Thanks, Bridzie, for your help with that!

On the crochet front, I FINISHED MY 63 SQUARES!!!!!
Just the squares, still have to join them and do the border, but I'm so close! I'll have to finish it when I get back.

Ooh, I caught the tail end of a Smiley's sale last night and ordered Lion Brand Chenille Thick & Quick for $1.99 a skein!! Couldn't believe that, I think normal retail is $7.99 and I've had an eye out for it for a cool blanket Sue did around Christmas posted here on her blog from 48 Hour Afghans. It's made with an N hook too, hopefully it will go pretty quickly. The color selection was minimal so I went with Eucalyptus.

So it's final, I'm not taking any yarn work with me. But at least that way I'll do some reading.
I'm taking Hypocrite in a Poufy White Dress, Bell Jar, and Memoirs of a Geisha. Hopefully I can knock them all out and get to cross a few off my 50 books list, as I've not done as well as anticipated on that.

I'll leave you with this hilarious work story I heard today as I've laughed about it everytime it crossed my mind today.
Oh, in darker news, the Smart Guy who works Downstairs is leaving. We'll miss his smartness. He seriously knows about everything.
So I was talking to him this morning and he shared this story about a former Downstairs employee, who we'll call Don: Apparently, on Don's second day of the job there, he was apparently playing his music pretty loud and singing along (small space, everybody close together) so Smart Guy listened closer to what Don was blaring and it was Xanadu! Yes, Olivia Newton John's Xanadu. Another funny side note, for extra income, Don worked as a DJ!!! This is a, I don't know, 40-ish man! Jammin out to Xanadu at the office in front of everyone. Smart guy said he even had the imaginary mic action going on when he thought no one was really paying attention.
Okay, it was funnier in person and I think the humor totally didn't translate when I wrote it out.

I just have to leave you with this precious knitted gem from You Knit What?, one of my favorite blogs I look forward to checking every day. I haven't felt the urge to share until now...

Because nothing says I love you like a red-eyed
TV Static bear!

Hope everyone has a great week!


Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Tandi, have a wonderful and safe trip!

11:09 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

Have a safe and fun trip Tandi!

5:44 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

It sounds like you have a fantastic trip planned and some great reading as well!! Have fun!

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The afghan was quite easy to do once I got the gauge correct, that took a bit of trial and error. Also, I cut the number of fringe in half, I'm not a huge fringe-fan. :)

Eat lots of sushi and sing karaoke loudly! (with a real microphone!) :D Have a wonderful trip!

10:30 AM  
Blogger defiant goddess said...

My goodness, Tokyo? Wow! Have a great time!

8:03 AM  
Blogger Yasmin said...

Tandi, have a great and safe trip. Looks like we'll be hearing a lot of new things about Japan !!! Do take lots and lots of pictures.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Shaylen said...

Have a safe and fun trip Tandi,lucky you and thanks for the comments on my vest.Can i add you as a link on blogger??

4:13 PM  
Blogger ladylinoleum said...

Tandi, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Sorry for the delay in my response!

Hope you're have a splendid time in Tokyo!

3:53 PM  
Blogger bridzy said...

You are now really enjoying staying Japan I guess!!! Hope you could reach big yarn shop in Tokyo!
I am very glad that people are interested in my country! I wish I could be there and guide you.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to hear from you after coming back!

6:14 PM  
Blogger Vik said...

Dear Tandi, I wish you a wonderful time! What an amazing experience this trip! Enjoy it!!!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Jenny Moore said...

Wow, I'm jealous! Hope you have a great trip! And enjoy Memoirs of a Geisha - it is one of my favorites!

And thank you for stopping by my blog and posting a comment!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Jenny Moore said...

By the way - Thanks also for getting Peter Paul and Mary (well, actually John Denver) now stuck in my head. Lol.

6:53 PM  

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