Monday, March 09, 2009

Not Me! Monday

I stumbled upon a new blog a month back when a friend joined the Not Me! Monday experiment. The goal is to pretend you didn't do what you did indeed do, even confess something by claiming you didn't.

So here are the things I certainly did not do this past week.

I did not get the nerve to travel Washington, D.C. on my own for a couple days while Eric was in a conference, and I certainly didn't use the Metro multiple times, exploring several museums and a yarn shop.

I was not in awe of "Ghost Clock" at the Renwick Gallery, since carving wood to look like a sheet draped over a grandfather clock is not all that impressive.

Since I grabbed a map when I entered Arlington, I didn't get lost when trying to catch the changing of the guard, because I wouldn't cut such a somber event so close.

I did not go to the top of the Washington Monument and take numerous photos from every direction.

And since I mailed a quick note to my mom before we left town, I certainly wouldn't see the need to mail her two postcards and a card while in DC.

And now that I'm home, I don't have achy joints after wandering around for two days in a row for about fourteen hours total.

And for the 72 hours I was gone, I did not feel guilty for leaving my cat alone, stocked with food, water, and a clean litter box. Because there was no guilt, I absolutely did not call our home -- twice -- to talk to her through the answering machine.

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.


Carly said...

Glad you had a nice trip. You cat is so pretty, would feel guilty, too (if I wasn't allergic).

Snot Head said...

Wow! That looks like a very nice weekend, or few days. My memory has already escaped me as to which it was. Anyway, I love that you found a yarn store! I recently visited my very first ever Local Yarn Store, and I was amazed by the quality of yarns, but also amazed at the high end prices. I think it is best for my beginner self to stick with Hobby Lobby and Michael's for awhile. ;o) I really enjoyed the sort of sarcastic humor in blogging this way. Have fun!

Dr. aWoW said...

You are so cute calling your cat over the answering machine!!!! That picture of her is just adorable...

So, speaking of travels, when are we going to rid the Twin Cities of all its yarn?

Faith said...

Snot Head, what LYS did you check out? I've been to a couple in the area (Red Purl, Erica's). I lived on cheap acrylic for years, but I'll admit that I enjoy sock yarn. That was my gateway drug to wool for my first sweater.

Dr. aWow, I don't have any dates set yet. I'll probably do a long weekend (Thursday/Friday through Sunday). Possibly mid to late April? I checked, and a flight from Chicago is cheaper compared to an Amtrak ticked right now. I'll see if I can get some time off, then check Eric's schedule -- unless I'm wandering alone, which is dangerous when it comes to yarn!

madalyn said...

Sounds like had (or didn't have!) a great time in DC!!!