Friday, June 25, 2010


After the last post's questionnaire, I thought I should catch up on the other lovely awards I've been tagged for recently! left-handed knitter navigating the world tagged me for the sunshine award! thank you so much! :) and a girl in winter tagged me for the beautiful blogger award (thank you, thank you!), for which i need to list 10 completely random things you probably don't know about me... so here it goes!

1. I usually don't change my wall calendar until the month is halfway over.

2. Every time I plan to be driving more than 30 minutes, I must have what I refer to as a "road soda" - a lemonade, coffee, slushie drink, whatever. And by the way, a road soda is never actually soda.

3. My favorite thing about my apartment is the ceiling fan in my bedroom.

4. I am obsessed with journals, paper, pens, and various other school supplies.

5. I have never done a cartwheel in my life. I possess zero upper-body strength whatsoever.

6. I love the soundtracks from all Wes Anderson and Sofia Coppola films.

7. On the topic of movies, I often watch the same one over and over again for weeks at a time.

8. I can be terribly awkward when people compliment me.

9. Aside from crafty blogs, I adore fashion bloggers who inspire me to keep on thrift shopping.

10. I love having super-short hair, but I am trying to grow it out into to a chin-length cut.

I must thank those two lovely ladies, g-girl and a girl in winter, again for tagging me! Visit their blogs - they are some of my favorites. I'm supposed to tag some bloggers for each of these awards - but I'm breaking the rules - I think all of my readers are beautiful bloggers who bring lots of sunshine, so consider yourself tagged! And if you'd like, tell me something fun about yourself in the comments because I'd love to get to know you better, too.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

#40 - TAG, I'M IT!

I am not dead. I'm simply a baaad blogger who has been knitting intermittently while taking some hardcore evening classes. I have a blog post in the works, I promise, but in the meantime, I had to share this with you! Then lovely @Voolenvine tagged me in this little 8 question quiz, so I figured I had to get this one up asap! (Psst, check out K's blog, too - it's fantastic.)

1. What's your staple meal (ie. what meal do you cook most often when you can't be bothered to be adventurous) ?
My automatic fall back dinners - stir fry frozen mixed veggies and tofu/tempeh with teriyaki and toss over soba noodles; or breakfast for dinner, which includes Fakin' Bacon and a fried egg on wheat toast.

2. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I think I should say "librarian," since that's what I'm getting this little master's degree for... but really, the dream would be knitwear designer or yarn shop owner. @Voolenvine, maybe we should get in business together! ;-)

3. What book are you reading at the moment (if any)
I'm audiobooking Sarah Vowell's Assassination Vacation and am halfway through Yarn Harlot: Secret Life of a Knitter, but really I'm mostly reading for classes. As for class readings, though, I'll admit that The Great Cat Massacre by Robert Darnton is amusing for anyone interested in French history.

4. How do you relax?
Usually it involves yarn, good friends, bad television, and strong drinks.

5. What color are the interior walls of your home?
A strange yellow-beige that I'm not allow to change per my landlord. Ugh.

6. What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Real Housewives of NYC reruns and apple pie a'la mode from Paper Moon Diner in Baltimore

7. What time is bedtime and getting up time?
Sleep - somewhere between 12-1am
Wake up - for work, 7am; on days off, 9am or even later :-P

8. How long do you spend reading blogs (per day or per week)?
It depends on my schedule. If school isn't overwhelming me, I'll read/skim blogs a few hours a week. Then again, I subscribe to way too many (Thanks, Google Reader!) to keep up with. As of this moment, I haven't read any blogs in at least a week. I need to catch up with all of my bloggy friends!

And now, a few friends from Twitter and blog-land that I'd like to tag!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


If you know me, you're well aware that I have all the ridiculousness, the inability to manage life, the lack of concern for my social status, and the affinity for food of one Liz Lemon. I run blindly into overwhelming situations with the outward appearance of someone without a care in the world, while inside my neuroses are usually getting the best of me. I'm pretty sure this is how I've turned summer, typically a season of relaxation and fun, into the most stressful month of my life. So bear with me as I rattle off a list of all this month's goings-on - and note that a lot of these things are of my own doing...

1. I joined the Fiona Twitalong (a little late) with some fabulous knitters - @CheekyTart @KillerLashes @knittyornice @Voolenvine. I'll be knitting up the Fiona All Grown-Up in KnitPicks Comfy Fingering in Whisker grey and Sea Foam blue... as soon as the yarn arrives on my doorstep. Oh, and this is my first KnitPicks yarn, so I'm looking forward to trying it out!

2. I'm still busy at work on my mom's Drops Jacket. Ravel it! This is fantastically relaxing knitting... swathes of stockinette in bulky weight. It's a breeze (so far).

3. I'm in the process of getting my knitty business plans off the ground. A few people in my life have urged me to start putting some of my own designs out into the ether, so I'm in the midst of designing new patterns, making up business cards, setting up an etsy shop, and applying for some craft fairs. It's incredibly exciting and scary all at once, but I'm looking forward to seeing where things go.

4. I'm joining in on the Creativity Boot Camp, a free e-course designed to get those creative juices flowing. Considering the big projects I have underway, I hope this will get me thinking in different and inspiring ways. I've never participated in a project like this, so I'm intrigued to see how it goes, but by the looks of things, this will be the kick in the pants I need to get my crafty ideas on the fast track.

5. Meanwhile, I'm auditing my last class that ends in July, my contract with my job ends in July so I'm on the hunt for something new, and my lease on my place ends in July too! Yikes.

Okay... deep breaths. Time to get some reading done on my balcony before I head to the office. And in the style of Liz Lemon, maybe a snack.