Yesterday while I was walking to Starbucks I was asked if I wanted to participate in a short, risk-free survey by one of the local universities. I said sure, why not. The survey went something like this (and I paraphrase):
You will be given a cup with a die in it. If you roll an even number, you’ll win $100. On a scale of 1-7, how happy would you be if you rolled an even number? (7 being extremely happy).
Next question: Ok, we lied. If you roll an even number you’ll win a bottle of water. Now how happy would you be? (1-7 again).
After reading the first question, I was pretty sure that there was no chance they’d really be giving out $100, so getting a free bottle of water sounded okay. I mean, surely not as good as $100, but hey, I was thirsty. So I rolled the die, it came up 6 and I got my free water. End of story? Not quite. After I left I remembered, the day before while I was running to my Zumba class I overheard the same students asking people if they would like to take this survey and they would get $3 for participating, not a bottle of water. Hmmm, so where’s my $3! You know, $3 can buy two short coffees at Starbucks…
In knitting news, let’s see… As you know, I received a bag of yarn from JCA/Reynolds and I’ve been swatching like crazy. I have a few good (and bad and ugly) design ideas in my head. My husband, who calls himself a “theoretical knitter”, suggested some of the strange ones. He always has some wacky and downright hilarious ideas when it comes to knitting. Like the “triple pointed needle” (as opposed to the double pointed needle). Hmmm… His latest idea is the “Sconcho”, which is a cross between a scarf and a poncho. I think that idea is so bad it’s good. FYI, I’m not now, nor am I ever planning to knit a sconcho. Please feel free to knit one yourself, though. The swatch pictured above is the wrong side of a lace swatch in progress, not a sconcho.
And tomorrow is my birthday! I plan on knitting and eating a piece of cake. Last year I didn’t get any cake.