Soduku Saturday

by Lesley on September 15, 2007 · 4 comments

in books,marriage

Today is Saturday and so I painted my nails dark brown, went for a long run with Jonathan and walked to Big Spoon for a mid-afternoon treat. I also got to talk to Katie Hardeman on gmail, which made me very, very happy! Did you know it’s football season and that during football season there are games on almost every moment of every waking hour? I learned this when I got married and it’s the one part of Jonathan that I still don’t understand. How does he have every player on every team practically memorized down to their t-shirt size?

So, I’ve really been wanting a dog– specifically, a black lab puppy or a white colored golden retriever. Sadly, our apartment and our lifestyle doesn’t really allow for this right now. So, I was reading about this new toy robot called Pleo. He’s a dinosaur that can learn commands and behaviors. Cool? Yeah. Totally. Anyway, I don’t think he’ll fit the hole in my heart for my future dog, but it would be a fun thing to have. Check him out at http://www.ugobe.com/pleo/index.html.

I just finished my Hawaii books, including a financial book by Suze Orman that Jonathan made me read so that I will understand money. I’d compain but I actually found it helpful so I won’t. At this risk of flat out soliciting a comment from my father, I’m about ready to start reading a few books to prepare for the upcoming elections. Obama’s will be first, mostly because I know nothing about him and Jeremiah let me borrow it. Thoughts, anyone?

Right now we’re trying to decide what to do for dinner… will it be barbecue, Chinese food at the park or Crepeville downtown? I’m sure you really care about such exciting decisions… so on that note, I’m going to go play Soduku. Ta Ta!
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Ann Sebek
Ann Sebek

Okay, it's 4:00 in the morning and I can't sleep. Katie, I am thoroughly enjoying your emails and laugh out loud every time I read them. For some reason, I felt the need tonight to look up your "Shu-win" question, because I didn't know the answer either. I found the following info from good ole' google, about your spelling question. I would have spelled in "shoe-in", but I'm not correct either."Shoo in" was originally a racetrack term, and was is applied to a horse expected to easily win a race, and, by extension, to any contestant expected to win an easy victory. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first use of the term in print dates back to 1928. A "shoo in" was originally a horse that was expected to win a race, not by virtue of its speed or endurance, but because the race was fixed. The sardonic "subtext" of the original usage, now lost, was that the designated horse would win even if it were so lackadaisical in its performance that it simply wandered somehow up to the finish line and had to be "shooed in" to victory.Anyway, maybe I can go back to bed, now that we've solved this question. Lesley, you didn't know you were providing such a forum for discussion, huh?X0X0Mom

Katie
Katie

I was so excited to you as well! Lesley, I'm not going to lie, I think it's weird that you want to get a robot. I haven't looked into this at all but some missionaries here were claiming they thought Obama would not be favorable to Christians. I'll let you do the research and then let me know if it's true k? I feel like I should read about Hillary since all my politically aware friends here claim that right now she's a "shu-win" I have no idea how to spell that expression and just revealed my ignorance to everyone who reads your blog. Oh well. Miss you!

Jenny
Jenny

Way to read up on the candidates...I've heard Obama was born Muslim - is that true Les??

Sarah
Sarah

awwwww i just got home from a manicure...you guessed it: dark brown/burgundy nails too! (i just wanted to comment before your dad freaks over suze orman..which by the way, i only recently learned is pronounced "suzie").