2/25/2006 08:31:00 AM|W|P|Melissa|W|P|So here's the first installment from our vacation. Manos del Uruguay has stores all over the country. I think I went to 1 in Punta del Este, 1 in Montevideo, and 1 in the World Hertiage city of Colonia, where this photo was taken. Unfortunately, none of the stores actually sold their yarns. But they had beautiful garments, from scarfs and hats to ponchos, sweaters, and wraps, as well as other handmade items for sale. I bought some really cool knitting needles and a pretty pink scarf. Doug was happy to enlist in my pursuit to track down every Manos store I could find for yarn. When I had time, I worked on the Branching Out Scarf for Lolly's Project Spectrum in March. I'm using pink GGH soft kid, and it's turning out nice. I even got a few complements from people in our hotel in Punta del Este as they passed me in what became known as my knitting chair. I'll leave you with a really beautiful shot. This was taken at the Iguazu Falls at the Argentina/Brasil border. It was breathtaking. |W|P|114087890064405974|W|P||W|P|2/22/2006 03:29:00 PM|W|P|Melissa|W|P|I'm too tired today to deal with photo managment (damn insomnia!), so instead of photos from our trip and the knitting I did on said trip, here's this (via GirlReaction). It put a smile on my face.

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Melissa!

  1. Owls cannot move their eyes, because their eyeballs are shaped like melissa.
  2. About 100 people choke to death on melissa each year!
  3. Pacman was originally called melissaman!
  4. Melissa is the world's smallest mammal.
  5. Ancient Chinese artists would never paint pictures of melissa.
  6. Melissa was invented in China in the eleventh century, but was only used for fireworks, never for weapons.
  7. In 1982 Time Magazine named melissa its 'Man of the Year'!
  8. Only one person in two billion will live to be melissa!
  9. Melissa was originally called Cheerioats!
  10. Devoid of her cells and proteins, melissa has the same chemical makeup as sea water.
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|W|P|114064390157449870|W|P||W|P|2/21/2006 01:28:00 PM|W|P|Melissa|W|P|...and we had a fantastic vacation! Pictures and details to come as soon as I dig out of my piles of work. I have much blog-reading catching up to do too...you all are were busy while I was gone! It's good to be back!|W|P|114055023984471917|W|P|We're Back!|W|P|2/01/2006 08:54:00 AM|W|P|Melissa|W|P|This was me 30 years ago today (I'm the one on the left - twin "B").

I promise this is the last birthday-related post.

I'm off on Friday to the Southern Hemisphere...blogging sans pictures may be possible on our trip. Stay tuned!