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Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Missy Right Front meets Mr. Left Front

It appears everything I’m making lately is in the Red Zone – a dark burgundy cabled cardi; a cordovan Ribby; a scarlet poncho – WHO has the Christmas Spirit over here in ChicLand? FALAh lala la…

I’ve heard that we use Red & Green at Christmas because the English used to “deck the halls” with boughs of holly – a dark green glossy leafed plant with RED berries. OR, that we use so much RED because of the Coca Cola ads from around the 40’s or thereabouts.

I can’t wear true RED but am quite happy to wear any of her sister colors. I can’t wait to get this burgundy number done – the weather has turned frosty and we even got a few inches of snow last night. I wore my black down vest to work yesterday with a turtleneck and heavy grey wool cardi and it was just right when sealed off with a wool cap and gloves. The Shazam would be even better – it is dense and I’ll bet, almost windproof.

Yesterday, it poured and poured icy rain before it snowed. I threw on a rain Parka (what else?!!!) over the whole thing to work outside and even when I was soaked, I was still warm. While waiting 20 minutes for the #66, I was standing in the rainy wind, dreaming I was on a boat deck somewhere on the North Seas, and realized, YES, it could be done – you could be wet and still untroubled. FREEDOM! WHew… Pass me the Fish & CHips matey…

Yeah, LoTech rules but HiTech amuses!

I’ve been carrying my notes for Shazam around on a ripped piece of paper – just general laziness and chronic lateness. When I got home last night, I pulled out my Palm Pilot and resurrected and searched its apps and VOILA! I found I had a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader on it! My little buddy could carry my notes in style:

Now I’ve got the Bucket Hat right when I need it!

Here’s the Shazam Pattern – no more scrambling in the bag for soggy paper…


Adobe has it for you HERE

It’s a free download. Then, after you install it to your big computer, you just drag and drop all your files onto it’s icon and it makes a list that will transfer the next time you HotSync.

OK – Geeks Who’ve been Doing This for Years – MOCK ME Now!!! :)

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