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Episode 50 — turbogal, AKA Lisa

In which we celebrate the milestone that is episode 50, discuss NYC trips, trip ups with deer, podcaster visits and prank calls, Wilson’s continuing mastery of the chess world, precision dancing viewed at Radio City Music Hall with Jenny and light up swizzle sticks (!), pulling it together when your gauge is all over the place and a special outtake for your holiday merriment….oh, and turbogal.

6 Random Things

Przewalski Horse at Prague ZooDear Ellen,

Katie has tagged me, so here we go — 6 random things about me (deliberately not addressing Dale and the kids…this is about me).

1) Like all good Sailors, I have tattoos. (Three…numbers 4 and 5 already planned. Maybe next time we’re together?)

2) I count bunnies on my morning walks with the dogs. (Record high of 31!)

3) I greatly dislike coconut. (I can eat it to be polite, so I won’t say I hate it — but talk about a way to ruin a chocolate cake!)

4) When I was a small child, I was sure I could levitate if I concentrated hard enough. (I still have dreams of this…in my sleep, that is. It’s not actually an aspiration!)

5) I am very impatient — including with myself. (I’m trying to work on it.)

6) I can’t knead dough without excessive quantities of it sticking to my hands. (And I turn gold-tone jewelry green at an amazing speed.)

The photo isn’t part of the random things…but Katie threw in a random shot, so I did too.

teosinte.jpgteosinte-sock-detail.jpgThese photos are of my one completed Teosinte sock. I have another in the works and am leaving on a trip to DC, so expect that it will be finished by the weekend. I still have the “gentleman’s socks” in the works, so I have a back-up project. When I return I intend to finally block and stitch my lace tunic and then force myself to finish the sweater that’s been in the works for a year and a half. I don’t think it will really fit now, but I’ve seem to have stabilized and maybe even lost a little weight. I’m hoping by fall it will work — certainly by winter!

river-walk-ducklings-2.jpgriver-walk-1.jpgriver-walk-mama-and-babies.jpgjan-at-alamo.jpgAnd here are a few photos of one part of my last set of travels. I went to Tyndall AFB to visit with our component there, Air Forces North — but no pictures there…probably because it looks so much like the rest of Florida and having spent 1/10 of my life there, did not find it so remarkable. These are from the second leg of the trip — to Army North in San Antonio. We (I traveled with our Communications Operations Planner) finished up around 3 PM and that gave us time to visit the Alamo and hang out on the River Walk. The Alamo is a lovely Spanish-styled rustic church…and not really much more. The River Walk is fun with many restaurants, shops and tour boat opportunities. Nonetheless, I liked the ducks the best.

Love, Jan