Archive for December, 2005

Being Elite-ist

So I’ve often wondered how much better it is to have the premium membership on the airlines. Are the benefits worth trying being a mileage hog? I’ve decided that since I’ve got a few trips planned for ‘06, that I’m going to try to hit the 25,000 mile mark. This will be a long-time experiment, but should be cool if it works out.Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Travel Notes

The best things about going on a vacation to some exotic destination are as follows:
1) Being somewhere new, exploring the streets, and eating the food.
2) Getting away from your daily routine.
3) Seeing your photos after you’ve returned home (or on your laptop after a day’s adventures!).

I don’t know about you, but I take A LOT of photos when I travel. The thing is, a day or two after you’ve returned, the names of places that you’ve visted will probably still remain fresh in your head. Well, what happens after a month? You remember a few names here and there, but several months after that, you don’t remember squat.

So take heed of my words. I know this may seem tedious and pointless, but during your trip, if you don’t plan on writing in a journal, I’d highly recommend making a note of where you’ve visited and on what day. Also noteworthy are places where you dined. Afterall, you certainly would want to be able to recommend the place where you had that awesome dessert.

Happy vacationing, and happy photo-sorting.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Climbing Climbing

So I went climbing yesterday and completed 4 routes. This time I managed to finish them all but not without a lot of time and a couple of rests on more strength-based climbs. I think I’m getting weaker! 5.8, 10c, 10a, 10d.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Blogger Stinks

Boo.. my blogger doesn’t work. *frown*

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Blogger Works?

Yay, my blogger works now!

SG, signing off.

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Not Blogging?

Oh when oh when will my blog upload again???

SG, signing off.

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Fix it / Make it

So I have a sense than when men (or any self-proclaimed or actual handy person) walk into Home Depot, they get this, “I want to build stuff” mentality. I mean, you’ve got all those “Do it yourself” books along with the raw materials…who wouldn’t want to make their home nicer?Well, the other day, I think I discovered the female (or self-proclaimed crafty person) equivalent of a man’s Home Depot. Yep. You guessed it…JoAnn’s Fabrics or other equivalent fabric/crafts store. I walked in to buy some yarn for a friend’s xmas present and I just felt like I want to sew and knit. It SEEMS easy with all those “teach yourself to knit” booklets that they have. So, in the spirit of SATs, GREs and other standardized tests, here is my analogy problem:

Men:Home Depot :: Women:JoAnn Fabrics

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Slapping Block

*SLAP* That’s the sound that you hear when a butt gets slapped. Why does a butt get slapped? Because an athlete is excited that the team just made a really good play. What makes a guy slap another guy’s butt? I see that happen all the time in football. And just when you thought hi-fives were enough.So if you don’t want your butt slapped by an overly excited teammate, how do you “block” it? Well, one way is to never turn your back to your teammate. Secondly, after a really good play where you suspect the butt-slapper might do the deed, immediately raise your hand upwards indicating that you want a hi-five. HOWEVER, chances are, your teammate has two hands, so you may want to go up for a hi-ten instead and then quickly walk away.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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