Sunday, May 20, 2007

Meme...and more me!

Sheepie has been tagged. And tagged again. And then some! It seems that there is a great deal of interest out there in any random pieces of information about my rather mundane life that I'm willing to share. And since "I" happen to be one of my favorite topics, I'm ready to rock 'n roll. Apparently I am supposed to do the following:

"Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog.You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog."

At least that's what the first one told me to do. It seems that there are some variations on the theme of this particular meme. Hysterical Mind spent more time than was prudent researching just how many things we were supposed to be putting on this list and is now breathing into a paper bag over the fact that we have to choose between 7 and 8. Rational Mind is also in something of a twitter at the moment as it has occurred to her that we haven't put a great deal of planning into this and may end up blurting out certain facts about ourself that are best left shrouded in mystery. I am of the opinion that there will be either 7 or 8 things on the list when all is said and done and any sharing of the "too much information" variety can be handily blamed on the ingestion of prescription cough syrup. (yup...still taking that little doctor approved cocktail. ) So, before one or the other halves of my mind freezes up to the point where we can't find the "t" on the keyboard, let's get this show on the road, shall we?

This Meme-palooza is brought to you by the following bloggers in no particular order:

Emma, Lilith and Jeanne.

This Meme-palooza is partially brought to you by the following bloggers who attempted to pounce and then realized that I had already been snared:

Julie, Kmkat

And now...a random number of random things about me:

1. Despite being a teacher, I rarely take a class in order to learn more about my hobbies. When I wanted to learn crochet, I bought a book. When I wanted to re-learn how to knit, I bought another book. And ended up teaching myself Continental Knitting...thankfully! Spinning? Bought a wheel and hoped for the best. The Internet was my only teacher at that time.

2. I rarely cook...but I'm rather good at it. I can make pasta from scratch and bake my own bread. I use recipes more as references rather than as hard and fast rules for cooking.

3. My favorite color is blue. My second favorite color is pink. I am moderately embarrassed by this. Whenever I wear pink, people always comment on it. Mostly they say, " don't really strike me as a 'pink' sort of person." So I make do with a pink cell phone.

4. I have never watched "Survivor". Not ever. I think I may have once caught a few minutes of a few dirty, hungry-looking people scrambling across a beach for some reason, but that could have been the news. I don't watch the news either so I can't really be sure.

5. I have been an avid reader since before I can remember. If I'm super-busy then I read a book a week. During school vacations, I can usually go through at least three. I often read even more than that. If there are no new books around, I will re-read one that I liked. Those usually go pretty fast for me.

6. I never get rid of books. I keep them all. I have run out of places to put them and now just stack them on the bedroom floor until I can come up with a better plan. Which I've been saying I will do during the last five summer vacations.

7. Until recently, my entire education, kindergarten through Master's Degree, was provided by the state of Maine. The Wednesday Night Class that I just finished was through The University of New Hampshire. I sort of feel like an adulterer.

Well, it seems that 7 is the magic number! I can't come up with anything else. If I do, I will be sure to edit as I know that you all live for those little tid-bits that represent my day-to-day existence! Now...who to tag??? Hmmmmm...

Just kidding! You can all stop hiding. I can still see you anyway. I waited so darned long to get to this that it seems everyone has already done it. If you haven't and would like to, drop me a comment and I'll make a list so that everyone can go read about your random awesome-ness.

And, lest you all think that I have been sitting around all day trying to edit down my endless list of Fascinating Facts About Me, I give you a little peek at my latest spindling project:

Yes. It is that shiny. And it is that soft. And it is that pretty!

Details to follow. I must get back to it before the weekend runs out!



Mouse said...

I've also never watched Survivor or taken a class about something I wanted to learn. I find it much easier to read a book about it and learn from the photos.

--Deb said...

My philosophy? It's not possible to have too many books, just too little storage space. And, as a person who owns 2,887 books, I know whereof I speak!

catsmum said...

okay everything on your list goes double for me except number 7 of course [ given that I live on the other side of the planet ]... and the pink thing ... MY second favourite colour after blue is purple ... or teal ... or green ... oh forget I said anything.
btw I couldn't find a quilt meme as per request so I've made one up. Won't post it till later today though.

Cathy said...

I probably should take a class but my mind tends to wander when I am in a group setting. Like where the heck is the door - let me outta here. Obviously teaching was crossed off my list of possible careers. So books and on-line tutorials are my best friends.

Love the spindling. And the meme.

And I periodically get sucked into watching Fantasy Island... errr... Survivor. It makes for great spinning time and the next day some bloggers and I can compare notes.

kmkat said...

I have never watched Survivor either. And I like blue a lot. Pink is only good when it is red. Other than that you and I are separated at birth ;-)

Anonymous said...

Damn, that's some pretty stuff!

Anonymous said...

I seem to remember being told by you not too long ago, I think it was in December, that you didn't like the spindle spinning. You definitely seem to have changed your mind on that one! You are cranking out so much gorgeous spindle spun yarn, it's making my head spin!

I used to read a lot and I never used to get rid of books either. Now I can't find time to read; I haven't mastered the reading while knitting skill yet. I'm thinking audio books are in my future.

Sheila said...

I read how-to books constantly. I carry 2 to 3 of them around the house with me, from room to room, in case I get a minute to read. When I'm on the computer, they sit beside me, waiting to be opened.
Your yarn is breath-taking!!

April said...

That yarn is stunning. Stunning, I say.

Jeanne said...

Hate Survivor, love books. (Thanks for playing along!) You have a great wit. I loved the part about not finding the "t" on the keyboard and HM breathing into a paper bag. :-)

Anonymous said...

It's always interesting to know more about the Sheep. I'm with you on the book thing. I don't know how people can just get rid of them. What if they want to read them again??

Cursing Mama said...

mmmm books - I love books maybe as much as yarn... thats a tough call.

Mia said...

very nice spindling there sheepie.. :)

but maybe I should take some of that nice cough medicine off your hands before um... well.. just cuz.

spin on sistah.