Thursday, September 27, 2012

Really Random Thursday, 9/27/12

Let's start with a comment I heard on the radio. My favorite morning DJ, Valentine in the Morning, who is syndicated out of Los Angeles, was talking about how new technology had made several things obsolete. For example, sewing machines. "My wife has a sewing machine out in the garage. Who even sews any more?? Do they still even make sewing machines?" Um...huh?

So I took a picture of my machine and my sewing room.
And sent it to him via Instagram. He even "liked" it. I then told him he should sign his wife up for sewing lessons, and get that machine out of the garage and into the house!

Deborah and I picked up her sister, who lives in Pleasanton, and went to  Quilting in the Garden (there are two videos in case you want to see more...) It was a very fun day. Lots of quilts hanging among the 300-year-old oak trees.
  You can't beat a sunny day, good friends, and beautiful quilts
Mark and I went to the coast the next day to spend some time with friends from Calgary, who spend a week in Carmel every September. While the weather in Fresno is still hotter than Hades is still quite warm for this time of year, in Carmel is was jacket weather. Hooray!
We spent some time on the Monterey Wharf.
Did a little window shopping.  I think a lot of people could use this set of plates:

Toured some art galleries. Don't even try to tell me you don't want this for your coffee table in the family room. It's interactive--you can move all the pieces around.
and did a lot of eating. We always go to Chart House and have a fabulous fresh fish dinner. The other three always go to the salad bar. And Ingrid always has caviar.
I always have the fresh spinach salad, which is brought to the table and "presented" before they toss it.
  Seriously. The best.spinach.salad.ever.

And the next morning we go to the same place for breakfast. Yes, we are creatures of habit. We like what we like.
No room for anything more on this table!

 A great weekend with great friends.

And some miscellaneous random things I forgot last week.

Seen in line at the Jamie Lee Curtis booking signing:
First visit to Grandpa's office:
Appropriately attired for visiting with Grandpa in a Minnesota onesie that says "duck duck moose" on the front.
And I had the best bagel and bookstore date with this one yesterday:
Alrighty. I think I'm all caught up. What's been going on with you?


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Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Oh HOW MUCH do I need one of those t-shirts!!? I love the instagram pic, how funny! Looks like you are having loads of fun, I would love one of those breakfasts!! Also those are brilliant plates!

Linda said... #

I seriously need those plates. I have a nephew who is always correcting people's grammar. He would love these!
It looks like you've been having way too much fun!!!

Susan said... #

Thanks for standing up for sewers! Of course women know how to sew! Well, all the clever ones do! I visited an art gallery too! Lots of fun all round!

Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane said... #

Love that you sent him a picture of your sewing room and that salad looks delish. :)

Katy Cameron said... #

Bwahaha, love the instagram reality check! And who wouldn't want an interactive coffee table like that... ;o)

Unknown said... #

I love that Tshirt, good you had sent the picture, I have a sewing machine and I love to sew since I was little and still enjoy it :)

Needled Mom said... #

So much wonderful randomness!!! I need a set of those plates for my teacher/mom!!! She was always on our case about those words.

It looks like Carmel was a oerfect retreat from the heat. Great looking food too.

Such cute little ones. The duck, duck, moose feet across the onesie is darling.

I wonder if that sewing machine will come out of the garage after the picture you posted.

Sara said... #

That radio guy was under a rock I guess! Good for you sending in a pic:)

Love that you are creatures of know what you like indeed!!

Paulette said... #

Good for you for setting the DJ straight! Yes, I would love that interactive coffee table display (just need a coffee table, lol). Fun plates, and that food looks fabulous.

Toni said... #

Great plates! I know plenty of people who could use those. And all those quilts hanging in the gardens look wonderful!

felicity said... #

I love those plates. A lot of people could benefit from them. Was there an its/it's version too?

I love that you sent that out-of-touch DJ a photo of your sewing room. Nobody sews anymore? Whut?

I just finished eating my lunch but I totally want that salad.

Terriaw said... #

How fun to explore Carmel with great friends! I love that idea of serving a salad the way it's layered, and then mixing it at the table. Looks so delicious. Good times are always better with good friends and good foo (and wine too).

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

Err...I don't want that coffee table! Wouldn't give it house room *wink* Love the plates though!!

Heidi Grohs said... #

I love that you sent the photo! My husband has been scoffing at me about my sewing for years...until he went to his first quilt show with me here in Houston last year. His jaw was on the ground, his marketing mind was running two forty (he is in the commercial printing business)...and I came home with a long arm!

Mama Pea said... #

Sorry I missed really random this week. I had the beginnings of a post worked up but then I got so busy, I didn't finish. Maybe next week.

I am so jealous you get to go to quilting in the garden. I love the fiestaware on the table!

Sewing machines obsolete???!!!! LOL!