Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Jochibi is the Best (not so) Secret Pal!

Let me tell you, I had the day from hell. I worked overtime yesterday trying to get this new fangled set of numbers all done for the period report at work that was due today. We met at 10am to discuss the report TODAY - yeah, the day it's due. How clever! Nearly every number I spent working on yesterday for 9 and a half hours had to be reworked from a different source. Thanks boss. So I worked through my normal lunch time today, ate at my desk at 1:30 (finally) and got the report out at 2:30. THANK GOD. It was due at noon though. Oh well. It's OVER! At least for a few more weeks, then I can update it! Yay? So, after work, I head on over to The Yarn Shop because I knew they'd be open until 7pm. I wanted to buy my mom some yarn to go with a project in The Happy Hooker that I'd gotten for her. I treated myself to a skein of Cascade 220 Quatro, and a skein of Plymouth Fantasy Natural 100% Cotton for a facecloth. I also treated myself to a couple sizes of Bryspuns (I love using them for cotton.) ANYWAY, I sat for a bit and started on a Mock Cable Rib pattern (March 11 on this) and then I headed over to Michaels to find some crochet hooks with the padded handle that Trillian recommended for my mom's osteo-arthritis. I found some! Then, I finally head home. And we get to the point of this post. My next package from my SP is here! Yay! Lemme tell you, Jochibi is WONDERFUL as a (not so) Secret Pal. I kinda feel bad for guessing it was her back on February 16th in the Knitty thread for the SP6 guessing game. I officially busted her back here, on the 18th. Jo, it was the Japan hint you had given me from my first package, and knowing it was shipped from Delaware. The two hints were put together on your questionnaire. But hey, I busted another SP by looking at her avatar photo code, so it was only a matter of time. (I know who funfuristhedevil is!) So, I see Jo's beautiful daughter, Willow has customized the package with some very fun turtles. Image hosting by Photobucket She's a budding ar-teest is she not? And then lo, behold the knitty goodness: Image hosting by Photobucket What's all that in there you ask? Lemme show you. First, the non-yarn: Image hosting by Photobucket That's some Trader Joe's Gourmet Peanut Brittle (I haven't had peanut brittle in YEARS! And Trader Joe's Soy & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips. She says they're her favorite snacks. I'll take your word on the tortilla chips, Jo. Um, hmm. I'm in for an adventure I think. Fortunately, not like the taste adventure Domestic Overlord is about to embark on. Oh, and see that on the left? A "Limited Edition Hershey's White Chocolate Confetti" bar! Yay! Why have I not seen this anywhere? I so need to stalk the candy aisle of Harris Teeter. And those candles, to die for! One is scented "fresh cut roses" and the other "lotus blossom" and wow. Do they smell good! Anyway, lookee what else: Image hosting by Photobucket Yes, I'm sitting in front of the door because I couldn't wait to open it. Like the carpet? Heh. That's 3 skeins of Berroco Cotton Twist in my favorite Fall Foliage colors. Jochibi suggested perhaps a new Odessa, for me (!), out of it. I see she's been paying attention since I mused that perhaps I need to try cotton to combat the itchiness. You bet I will! The next step is to figure out how to make the colors swirl. And the other skein, this shows how psychic my SP is, is Knitpicks Shadow in the color Jewels - THAT I BOUGHT 2 HANKS OF TODAY to knit an Adamas Shawl! That's some psychic powers that is. The same color? How the? What? Wow. I bow to you, Jochibi, for you are far more gifted than me in psychic powers. Wow. And that wasn't all. She sent me a wonderful housewarming gift too. Before I opened it, I read her note, stating that her sister had gotten her one of these, and she uses it all the time. Image hosting by Photobucket I laughed my ass off when I opened it. Because of course I see that it's a shotglass when I opened it. Then I saw the detail. My, I bet that is useful. Now I'll know just how many tablespoons of Jagermeister is in a shot. Heh. But seriously, I do see how useful it'll be when I cook. So, everyone, go give Jochibi a visit and tell her what a wonderful SP she's been to me. THANK YOU,JO! And finally, for Zibbibbo, some yarn pr0n: Image hosting by Photobucket Image hosting by Photobucket Image hosting by Photobucket

12 comments:

Jo said...

I'm so happy you like all the stuff in there! Trust me - the chips are good - I've converted so many people from Doritoes to this stuff!

Happy eating, smelling, and knitting :)

Jo

Aspiring Crazy Cat Lady said...

I just commented on your March 7 entry because I somehow missed it the other day when I was here and forgot it wasn't today's. So. Yeah, go read my other comment now. :)

Zonda said...

Awesome stuff there girl! What a way to brighten up the day huh! :)

Pyewacket said...

I think your new Odessa is going to be gorgeous. What fun!

Rain said...

What a great parcel.

I can definitnely see that shot glass coming in useful.

Areli said...

What a fun package to open! Thanks for sharing.

jeanmarie said...

Hey Christie...
I just love your blog...It reminds me of my fun filled single days.
Jeanmarie

turtlegirl76 said...

heh, thanks jeanmarie. I hope to see you at tonights SnB!

Jo, ok, you've got me. I sat and snacked on those chips forEVER last night. They are good! The only thing they lack is a bit of salt. But I guess that totally counteracts the whole "healthy" point of the snack. Hmm...maybe I can get them to make these here at work? That'd be sweet. I could buy them in employee sales for a buck.

Jo said...

Cristi,

What's a bit weird about the chips is that some batches are saltier than others - it's a little hard to predict. the salty ones I will eat by themselves, the less salty ones get accompanied by salsa :)

I'm so glad you liked everything in there - and Willow was so happy to see her turtles on the computer.

Jo

Jo said...

Oh yeah - and they are only $1.99 retail, so they are even cheaper than Doritoes!

Jo

turtlegirl76 said...

But - do I have to shop at a special place for them? I'm not sure I've seen Trader Joe's down here.

Jo said...

Hmm... yes, they are only available at Trader Joe's. I just looked at their website and the closest ones to you are either in Virginia or Missouri... neither of which are particularly close. That seems a little ridiculous when there are about 10 of them in California alone.