Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's a Puzzle

"It is one of man's curious idiosyncracies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them." - Joseph de Maistre

Yesterday was COLD again(though we did walk a few miles...brrr), but today looks like it might be nice enough to get outside and rake the lawn. I just put the feeders out, and although it's cold, there isn't the wind so it's more than bearable. They're talking about weather in the 60's again next weekend. YAY.

DD and I finished our 1000 piece puzzle yesterday, and started a new one. DD loves puzzles, and the funniest thing is this: I never liked doing the kiddie puzzles, so even when she was pretty small (like four y.o.), if she wanted to do puzzles with me, she had to do grown-up ones. I didn't toss her into 1000 piece puzzles right off, usually did 300 - 500 piece ones, but they had the little pieces and tough pictures. It took her a little while to get the hang of it, but now she's AWESOME at doing puzzles. And I didn't have to suffer through 25 piece Barney puzzles.

Our favorite puzzles are the Hometown Collection from MegaBrands and created by Harry Wysocki. DD loves them because there is always a black cat somewhere in the picture. His website discusses that here. We're doing "Winner's Circle" right now, which has the 1924 Kentucky Derby winner, Black Gold, in it. It makes THIS song stick in my head:

As an aside, I only just learned that Dan Fogelberg died of cancer in 2007. Very sad.

In between my walk, doing a puzzle with DD and a few other things, I built the LASR/WC/Aurora website for next week and did some writing.

Tomorrow is Monday. YAY.


Your Shopping Stereotype is Traditional

You tend to be a very down to earth shopper. You go for function and quality.

Price matters to you, but you also want to get the most bang for your buck. You never buy junk.

If you find a brand or store you like, you tend to stick with it over the years. You are a loyal shopper.

You don't buy the latest thing right away. You prefer to purchase things that have stood the test of time.

That's all very true... scares me when these quizzes are correct.



Ceri Hebert said...

I remember when that song came out I thought for sure they'd play it at the Kentucky Derby and was very disappointed it wasn't. Its on my iPod. I love Dan Fogelberg.

And now the song is stuck in my head.

Dru said...

I had to drag out the big winter coat yesterday and the gloves, hat and scarf. I don't like it at all.

I use to do puzzles when I was younger and I loved the 3-D versions.

Your Shopping Stereotype is Balanced

Unlike most people, you don't really obsess over shopping. It's a chore, just like any other.

You crave a simple, stress free experience when you go shopping. Convenience is very important to you.

You tend to know what you want, and you're willing to pay to get it quickly. You probably enjoy shopping online.

You enjoy taking time to pick out what you want, but once you're ready to buy, you don't want to drag out the process.

This is so true.

Have a great Sunday.

MomJane said...

Yep, this is me.

Your Shopping Stereotype is Economical
Cheap. Thrifty. Frugal. These are all word that you can (and likely do) use to describe your shopping style.
Why pay top dollar when you can get a bargain? You love to save money, and you're really quite good at it too.

You're most likely to be found shopping in discount stores, but you also know how to rock the clearance rack at top end places.
People are always complementing you on your finds, and they can't believe how cheaply you get everything.

We are expecting rain all this coming week. Darn.

Tori Lennox said...

That song always says "Kentucky Derby" to me even if they won't play it at Churchill Downs. :)

Brandy said...

I get the feeling I'm the only one who has never hear this song before. *g*
With so many kitties we don't do puzzles at home. (We've tried, pieces mysteriously disappear.)
My Shopping Stereotype is: Balanced. Which is pretty accurate.

I hope you have a good day!

Maria Zannini said...

I love this song. It has such a bittersweet sentiment to it.