Saturday, June 28, 2008

Tony needs to qualify better

Ok, so Tony qualified 28th. Ugghh. I really think the team needs to spend more time on their qualifying setups. Granted, they are locked in to each race, but they still tinker with the car every pit stop all race, and they usually get it pretty good by the end. What's killing them is having to fight their way up through the field and being in the back where it's easier to get caught up in the wrecks. Of course, last week he was spun around when he was 2nd. I don't really know what they are going to have to do to turn their luck. i think I'm gettng an ulcer here!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Garden Update

My bush cucumber is doing really well in it's upside down basket. I had given up on cucumbers because I had never actually harvested one. I have a bunch of flowers, one cucumber is about 2-1/2 inches long.
Here you can see the cucumber I referred to before. I have some net trellising that I am going to hang between the deck railing and the fascia board under the roof to give the plant something to "grab" otherwise I'm afraid it will start vining over to the oak tree, which has a branch about 2 - 3 feet away from the deck. Then I wouldn't be able to get to my cucumbers!!
This is the first tomato which showed up. According to the size on the tag, it has about another inch to go before it starts to (hopefully) ripen. My husband has been eying it, becuase it's a bush goliath tomato, which I got for his sandwiches!

One side of my deck, my herb pot, tomatoes and peppers.

Grape tomatoes in the topsy turvy. I am going to hang some net trellising for it too, 0therwise my downstairs neighbors will get all my tomatoes!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Need to Catch Up!

Ok, So now someone has mailed in an afghan and Carl Edwards has 85 points! I have to get a move on, but it's just so hard to motivate when it's hot out. I have a handful of squares 4 my red/white and blue, a few blue and purple, my colorful block one is a block and a half away from finishing and my ripple will be a while. I am going to make a concerted effort tomorrow and saturday to finish the colorful block ghan and hopefully crochet the seams during the race on Sunday.

I'm only on the ankle gusset of my foot mitten, I am only 5 inches away from being able to seam and felt my fisherman's wool tote. I really don't know why I'm being so lethargic so we'll blame the heat.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Ok, finally cooled off enough to mention this past weekend. It was SOOOOO hot I can't even describe it other than maybe try sitting in bleachers on the surface of the sun! If you look at the picture above my seats are all the way on top just not under the roof for the box seats, all the way to the left, about as close to turn one as you can get without being in an rv in the infield. Best thing about those seats this year?? Juan Pablo Montoya's car on fire parked at the end of pit lane. Took a really cool pic. Need to find my camera cable to get the pic in my computer. I think I may make it my wallpaper for a while. Tony got "caught" speeding on pit road near the end of the race. (quotes because to my non transponder eye, it seemed like other cars were going faster, but c'est la vie! The only luck Tony seems to have this year is bad) So he went a lap down and there wasn't enough race left to make it up. This was the first June race in recent memory when it was hot. Usually I'm freezing my ass off, wearing every piece of #20 orange clothing I own simultaneously. This time, when we had the red flag for "rain" (all 75 drops of it) the rain felt like ice, just before it sizzled off of my skin. Felt great. I didn't think I would ever say this, but I was starting to agree with the Pocono 400 theory. it had to be agonizing in those cars, especially since many drivers say the new car of today is way hotter than the old car. Maybe it's about time NASCAR realizes that 1) almost all "stock" cars you buy at the dealers come with air conditioners and 2) if they are so worried about safety one of these guys passing out in 150 degree cockpit temps will cause a very unsafe crash condition.

Pics as soon as I find that damn cable!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

What Kind of Coffee are you!

You Are an Espresso

At your best, you are: straight shooting, ambitious, and energetic

At your worst, you are: anxious and high strung

You drink coffee when: anytime you're not sleeping

Your caffeine addiction level: high