Saturday, February 6, 2010


Ok, so I'm not so up on my blogging as I should be. January has been a busy month...I can't believe we are already at SPEEDWEEKS in Daytona! That means next weekend is my birthday. This year of 2010 seems to be flying by already.....WOW!
This is the first time in a long time the Daytona 500 is being run on my birthday. Don't worry, folks, I already have my tickets. Got them the first week of January! We are sitting in the Superstretch....aka the backstretch.....usually a point where a lot of the wrecks start. Bob and I went to walk the Daytona 5K and Fun Walk at the speedway last Saturday. It is the kickoff for the day of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. We always have the intention of staying for the race, but not in the pouring rain that ensued. (Walking in the walk, we are given tickets to the race). I did, however, attain my goal of being first in line to meet Mr. Patrick Dempsey. Yes, for all of you who don't know, he is the same Mr. Dempsey of "McDreamy" status on Grey's anatomy. I swear, I am the only female in America that doesn't follow his acting, just his racing. He owns a team in Seattle that races 2 Mazda RX8's. He's also participated in LeMans (another grueling 24 hour race in France...remember the Steve McQueen movie?)
Bob thought I was nuts, arriving at his garage spot to stand and wait at 8:43 am for a 12:15 pm autograph signing. I only budged when I had to use the bathroom; I then had Bob stand in my place. Bob kept trying to coax me out to see other happenings around the track. No way, I wanted to be #1. At about 10 am, others started to line up behind me.
I realize this is primarily a craft blog; please do not think I was completely devoid of crafting that day:

Yes, I was KNITTING fun fur scarves. The girls love them, I love the Fun Fur Stripes, but knitting is still not my favorite. I love the material knitting produces, but my crocheting is so much FASTER!!!! The scarves are a big hit...I have folks at work wanting a few......The book is the Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. It's a dog's point of view of his owner's life. The dog's owner, Denny Swift, is an up and coming racer. Enzo is the dog that loves TV and racing. Really cute, heartwarming and soon to be a motion picture starring who......yes, ladies, McDreamy himself. I had wanted Mr. Dempsey to sign the book for me, just for kicks; I even had it in my hand. I was soo busy looking into those steel blue eyes and asking for a picture,(which is now my screen saver on my phone!!), I forgot about the damned book. Oh well, guess I'll just have to go back next year! The book is a relatively quick read and well worth it. I recommend it to everyone.
Here is another pic of all the stuff, including our unused Rolex 24 tickets and my race number....
I did manage to get Patrick to sign a Rolex 24 poster that we are going to frame and place in our game room. Oh, and for those of you who have been waiting patiently, here it is:
Ah yes, well worth the 3 1/2 hour wait..Patrick Dempsey is as nice and accommodating to his fans as everyone says he is. McDreamy indeed! He now has a new fan; and yes, I have ordered (and received) the first two seasons of Grey's Anatomy, thanks to the suggestions of my nieces Kristen and Rachel (who were very jealous that I got to meet Mr. Dempsey....don't worry, I sent them his picture and posted it to my facebook page, too)!!!!!

Oh, and I do have new button on the side of my blog: it's the DIY DISH button. If you visit the site, publish the button to your blog, you will be entered to win one of two souped up sewing machines......good luck!!!!


Mary said...


to increase speed of knitting give the continental style a try if you are not using it already. once you make the switch you will probably never go back.

Lupie said...

I don't know I would spend that much time waiting to see McDreamy but he is very Dreamy!!!!!