Posted on December 2, 2004 at 10:10 am
Are you tired of this yet, bloggers filling up your valuable time with trivia from their lives?
Actually, I enjoyed reading Annie’s and Norma‘s
so much, that I though maybe mine could be at least half as interesting
an exercise, for me at least. You know how much I love to talk about
me. So here, in no particular order, are 100 things (plus one) that I think that I
haven’t let you in on yet.
- I originally learned to knit from my Mom, but a Danish teenager
got me excited about knitting when I was 9, because she was so
- I am a combination knitter.
- Therefore, I prefer to purl than to knit.
- Seed stitch and ribbing is absolutely effortless in combination
knitting and I tell this to people every chance I get because, just as
the knitting far-right suspects, I am trying to convert people.
- I am a swift knitter.
- I’ve never entered a fast needle competition because I prefer to fantasize than to be beaten.
- If it weren’t for Kaffe Fasset’s first book, I probably wouldn’t have cared much about knitting.
- I don’t tell my non-knitting friends about my blog.
- I am mildly anxious that my non-knitting friends know about it anyway.
- Several people from my life so far that I can’t bring myself to
talk to anymore have blogs and I’ve read them once or twice, because I
am still curious about them.
- I am not in the habit of Googling people, but it’s interesting every once in a great while.
- My mom raised national champion German Shepherds for awhile when I was young.
- I rode horses passionately until I was 11.
- I don’t know why I stopped.
- I have a secret hope that my son will discover a great love for
horses and we will have to let him ride. Then I can ride again too.
- I have a curio cabinet of a brain with lots of abandoned hobbies
and skills my mother paid good money for cluttering the place up:
French, Spanish, piano, dance.
- I never finish anything except my knitting.
- I lose interest.
- I wish I had more discipline.
- I’d use it to get and stay fit, to write the novel I’ve been threatening to write since I was 16, and to be a fundraiser for Sustainable Harvest International. In that order.
- My husband was my first real romantic relationship.
- I met him when I was 32.
- My mother can say that she told me so. She told me all my life
that I wouldn’t meet anyone who would appreciate me until I was older.
She started telling me that when I was bawling my eyes out over a boy
who blew me off hurtfully when I was 12.
- I’ve always thought it was one of her many ways of telling me that I’m "too serious".
- I am serious. That doesn’t mean I’m no fun, it just means that I
think things in a world where people buy $5000 shower curtains while
people don’t have clean water things are seriously messed up..
- I always wanted to go into comedy or theater, but I’m not good enough at either, and I know it.
- I love writing my blog, but I wish more people read it.
- I hate that I wish that.
- I am knee-bucklingly grateful to everyone who does read it. I fall
all over myself in gratitude whenever I meet anyone who’s read it,
especially if they’re not one of my non-knitting friends.
- My favorite colour is Green.
- My favorite blog is Yarn Harlot.
- I used to live in Toronto, near Bloor on Palmerston.
- I think O.J. did it.
- I don’t believe in the death penalty, even for monsters.
- I am not at peace with that.
- I was the kid everyone picked on.
- I have a 1948 Willy’s Jeepster in the garage.
- I can’t drive it because it’s a shift on the column and that intimidates me.
- I drive a baby blue mini van.
- I love it, even though my 28 year old self is embarrassed to be seen in this body.
- I love to drive, especially long distances.
- When I was 25, my sister and I drove across country in my Honda Accord.
- I like yoga, but I hardly ever practice.
- I like to lift weights.
- I hate running.
- I have a sweet tooth.
- My favorite food is garlic lemon roast chicken from a Boston restaurant called Hamersley’s.
- My last meal would be that, schupfnudeln,a bottle of Chambolle Musigny, and my mother’s chocolate mousse for dessert.
- The best meal I ever ate in my life was in Venice at a restaurant called Antiquo Martini.
- I will not eat anything with four legs.
- I eat everything else.
- I’ve eaten rattlesnake.
- I’ve eaten kangaroo, but it was a long time ago.
- I’ve scuba dived on the Great Barrier Reef.
- I fell for my dive instructor.
- I never told him.
- My husband happens to be the lead singer of a band I worshiped in college.
- They were called the Sex Execs.
- I still idolize him.
- It’s mutual, most days.
- His first wife’s name was Julia too.
- She’s cool.
- I LOVE their kids.
- (I think they should have more of them.).
- I have brown eyes. Really dark brown eyes.
- I had a great great grandmother who was probably Native American.
- I have pierced ears.
- I colour my hair. I call the colour "Remembrance of Things Past".
- I have read the first volume of Proust. (see I told you I never finish anything).
- I think making this list is hard.
- I am a Taurus, Gemini rising, Cancer Moon.
- I am a Meyers Briggs ENTP.
- I am a type B personality
- I am O positive
- I am an Autumn
- I am a mesomorph
- I am progressive girl
- I am a grammar god.
- I always take those quizilla tests but I never post the results on my blog.
- I think of such evaluations as interesting lenses to look at things through, but not as any great truth.
- I believe we have souls, but I think we borrow our part and give it back to the big soup when we die.
was raised as a hell-fearing Episcopalian, but I left the church
because I grew tired of all the patriarchal dogmatic fear-mongering.
- I go to Unitarian Universalist church, and I love it.
- I was a delegate to the General Assembly the year it was in Salt Lake City.
- Mormons freak me out.
- Any adherent to some great "truth" freaks me out.
- I think Walmart is to blame for a lot of what’s wrong with this country.
- I seriously love McDonald’s french fries, even though I won’t buy them.
- The most satisfying thing I ever did was take my church youth group to Homestead Florida to build houses for Habitat for Humanity.
- My secret fantasy is to adopt four AIDS orphans from Africa.
- I was bitten by a neighbor’s dog I was trying to stop from running away when I was 12.
- I still have the scar.
- I broke my arm playing tag in the sixth grade.
- I had a cesarean section.
- I have a reconstructed right foot.
- I still have all my other parts: appendix, tonsils, adenoids.
- I almost drowned in a river rafting accident.
- I wasn’t scared until after they hauled me out.
- I don’t read as much as I used to because I knit instead.
- I suspect that this, too, will pass.
- I have reached the heel flap on the Green River socks.