Sick and Splash

On Thursday I had the worst headache in the world. One of those lingering aches and it lasted for four to five hours. I finally just went to bed. Then on Friday I woke up to the beginnings of a sore throat and I still feel achy and odd. I have been drawing like crazy and it feels great. I have been looking for a photo printer so yesterday I bought a HP 8450. The prints from it were not excellent like the print samples and prints on the box so it went back. (Any suggestions for stellar home printers are appreciated.)

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These past few days have been blazing hot. Ninety degrees today! Even though I wasn't feeling great, I went to Brandi's summer fashion event, Splash. I've been a part of the past two, Snow and Bloom, but this time around I had to sit on the sidelines. Knitted items in the heat aren't a big sell. So I went with my camera in tow to see the event. It gets better every time and everyone has awesome style and skills. Too bad I was broke or I would have gone a little shopping spree. When I was messing around with the new printer, my laptop stopped charging. Tried different outlets and no light would come on, no charging either. So after I stuck around for the first fashion show at Splash, I headed to the Apple store. Brandi likes to twirl in her skirts just like me. The photography section has been updated.

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On the way there I flagged down a guy walking his ice cream cart downtown. So tempting and I couldn't resist. I'm glad I did because I got to eat the BEST pina colada ice cream bar in the world. So yummy and took away some of the pain in my throat.

Long story short, I went to Apple and the charger magically worked when they plugged it in. I talked them into exchanging my charger and hopefully this will not be an issue again. So now I sit with my laptop on my lap, charging away. I'm about to watch Pieces of April on cable, sew, draw, and knit. I read the directions wrong on Martha and didn't decrease every sixth row on the cables. The lady at the shop said I can just keep going and decrease the correct way from now on but I want to rip it. Because I have a need to have a perfect sweater. Or as close to perfect as I can get. Plus, that purl stitch that was supposed to be knit would be ripped out as well.