Seven Quick Takes (vol. 2)

October 16, 2009 at 12:58 PM 6 comments

It’s Friday! Hooray! I’d much rather be curled up in bed with some hot cocoa and a book today, but alas, I have been out doing the work thing, going to lunch and running errands. The next thing on my list today is writing up my “Seven Quick Takes” for y’all. I really enjoyed it last week, and since I gave up my regular “Not Me! Monday” post (for various reasons — but it may make an appearance here and there in the future), I wanted to still have at least one weekly feature.


  1. It’s a nasty day out. It was in the low 30s when I went to work, and soon after I got to work, it started raining. Brr! I’m just glad I wore my hair wavy today. Since my hair naturally has a slight wave, it’s always a relief when I haven’t gone to the trouble of straightening my hair on a rainy day. Besides, I can’t really straighten my hair right now. My CHI smells like burning wires when I plug it in. I’m scared to use it, and we can’t really afford another $100 straightener right now.

2. Béni eats his food way too fast. This morning he gagged and spit up 7 or 8 pieces of kibble. We already water down his food in an attempt to get him to eat slower. Does anyone else have any suggestions in helping our puppy slow his eating down so he doesn’t choke?

3. I am taking a sewing class this weekend. The last time I tried to sew was in middle school under my mom’s tutelage. I made a tan spaghetti-strapped dress and a sleeveless shirt that buttoned up the black. The dress was cute, and in theory, the shirt was as well. However, the print choices I made were tragic – the shirt especially so. It looked like a dish towel. Hopefully, I won’t make such horrid choices this time around.

4. I walk to work. I wear nice shoes to work. I do not wear nice shoes to walk to work. My feet will hurt if I walk in most of my nice shoes, and I can walk faster in flip flops or sneakers. I am sick and tired of seeing people judge me for wearing flip flops or sneakers in my work outfit. I am walking to work, people. I change when I get to my office. Stop judging me. John thought I was being paranoid, but a couple weeks ago, when one of the post security guards told me I needed to change my shoes, John realized people really have been judging my for my walk-to-work footwear selections. Don’t people have anything better to do?

5. Um, I know I’ve already mentioned that it’s cold today. But, it’s COLD TODAY. It’s been cold all week. It’s mid-October. In Texas, it’s still in the upper 80s and maybe even hitting 90 a few days. That’s the other extreme, I guess, but I much prefer it. This is too ridiculously cold too early. I don’t think it was this cold this time last year. In fact, I know it wasn’t this cold at this time last year. I have pictures from the end of October last year, and I wasn’t shivering in fur-lined boots with a wool peacoat on. I was wearing a light long-sleeved shirt.

6. Béni is the sweetest dog ever. He always sleeps on his little doggie bed on the floor next to John’s side of our bed. Last night, however, he insisted on falling asleep next to my side of the bed. I am fairly certain this is because he knew I was not feeling good at all. In fact, I was writhing in pain and had a heating pad on my tummy. Yeah, yeah, being a girl has it’s downs.

7. It’s 1:52 PM in Germany and OU STILL SUCKS!
I’m so excited about the game this weekend! We’ll be watching it live at one of John’s co-worker’s homes. Hook ’em!


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. purejoy  |  October 16, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    i’ve missed, you sarah. i’ve been swamped (still am) but thought i’d say hi. if it’s any consolation, october, usually the driest month of the year, is a complete washout in tennessee and the temps are unseasonably cool. boo on cold weather.
    keep your head high as you walk to work. they’re all just jealous because they lack style and panache.

    • 2. osarah  |  October 19, 2009 at 9:30 PM

      Aw, thanks 🙂 I’ve missed you and your posts as well!

  • 3. Chelsea Hurst  |  October 16, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    So jealous about your sewing class. I want to learn!!

    • 4. osarah  |  October 19, 2009 at 9:31 PM

      Don’t be too jealous. I ended up frustrated and bored.

  • 5. Cat  |  October 16, 2009 at 8:27 PM Don’t know if it’ll ship to you, but worth a try. 🙂
    Yes, OU still sucks!!!! GO TEXAS!!
    miss you.

    • 6. osarah  |  October 19, 2009 at 9:32 PM

      Thanks, we might do that. Today I posted a video of him eating.

      Hook ’em 🙂
      Miss you too! Call me this week if you can.


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