Yes, folks, it's time for another 7 Quick Takes Friday - the part of the show where I share my
fascinating interesting amusing thoughts on the week. So, without further, adieu, here are this week's quick takes:
When is it going to hit 100 degrees in Phoenix? I'm not asking in a wistful way, like "When am I going to win the lottery?" I'm wondering because the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) is sponsoring a contest to see who can guess correctly guess the date that the temperature at Sky Harbor Airport will take off into triple digits. Think you know? The prize is a weekend at a Scottsdale resort.
Since the weather is still gorgeous, the Hubs and I took a spontaneous little hike at South Mountain last weekend, where I decided I needed to photograph trail markers and signs for today's post*. And in the spirit of quick takes (and because it was starting to get dark), they were taken quickly. (Sorry they're a bit shaky. But makes you feel like you're hiking right along with us, doesn't it?)
Our freesia bulbs came back this year. And this week, they bloomed! The pics are on Flickr. Yes, our plants have their own photo set now.
Kinda tested the limits this week with stuffing more bedding, etc. in our small stack washer-and-dryer unit at one time than I probably should have. I was afraid it would overflow. (Remember Freaky Friday? No, the old one.) So I kept an eye on it. And refrained from chewing gum or listening to groovy music on my headphones until I was sure insane amounts of bubbles would not come pouring out the top. I lucked out. That thing sure beats the laundromat!
Also, we are busy, busy here in Phoenix this weekend! There's a lot going on, but here are my top event picks:
- Art Detour - walk through art galleries in downtown Phoenix (if you're into abstract photography, check out "3" at Jordre Studio). | Sat. (3/7) 10a-6p, Sun. (3/8) 12p-6p | free
- Arts & Flowers exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum - innovative floral designs created to complement works of art | Thr. - Sun. (3/5-3/8) 10a-5p | included with admission, free Fri. 6p-10p
- Heard Museum Indian Market - American Indian crafts, music and dance (most kid-friendly event) | Sat. + Sun. (3/7-8) 9:30a-5p | adults: $15, children under 16: free
The Hubs got his braces adjusted Tuesday, and, much to our relief, he has been able to eat without putting anything unusual in the blender or food processor.
Our neighbors a few doors down got broken into this week. So I've been that special kind of paranoid that results from those kind of events. Yesterday, I kept hearing noises. No, really. I jumped up and went to the window ten or twenty times. Every time, it was my next door neighbor unloading his car.
His method went something like this: throw open door, throw open creaky gate (which slams shut), rummage around in the car (preferably slamming trunk and/or doors), dog whines, open gate (preferably hard enough that it slams against the fence), fling open door, bang around inside of house, repeat. At some point in the process, I would think, "What was that?! I don't think that was the neighbor." But it was. Every time.
P.S. If see numbers and not photos, you probably are blocking images or reading this through a feed that doesn't allow images. Don't worry. You're not missing much.
Photos by me. But you knew that. ;)