Friday, May 23, 2008

Everybody's tagging at me, I don't hear a word they're sayin'

Kathe and Corrina tagged me. I guess that means I'm it. So now it's time for a meeeeeeeeeme.

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themself. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 or 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves a comment letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago??
Ten year ago I was finishing my sophomore year of high school. I may have been on or preparing for an EYO (Etowah Youth Orchestra) trip to NYC. I popped a lung on that trip running through the ATL airport with a cello strapped to my back. I didn't know that's what happened at the time, but I figured it out later. Also, I got food poisoning from the McDonalds by Madison Square Garden. We got to see Les Miserables, though. That was fun.

2. What are five things on my to do list for today?
Eh, my days aren't that exciting, so here's stuff I want to do this weekend -
  1. Paint my toenails
  2. Clean the bathroom and bedroom
  3. Clean out the litter boxes
  4. Go to the beach
  5. Finish my baby gift for the Scuderis.

3. What are snacks I enjoy?
  • Land o Lakes Co-jack cheese squares. Well, they're more like rectangles.
  • Oreos
  • Those little after dinner mints? I love those.

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
  • The obvious boring stuff like paying off student loans and credit card debt.
  • Give boatloads of money to my favorite poor-assed Charleston-based musicians (Jump, Cary Ann Hearst, the Films). Get them all tour busses. Give the Bivins brothers lots of money to make beautiful things.
  • Buy a marimba and xylophone and vibraphone and glockenspiel. Also a piano.
  • Open a kickass music venue/record store/coffeshop/comic book store. Some combination of those, anyways.
5. Places I have lived:
  • Gadsden, AL
  • Glencoe, AL (a "suburb" of Gadsden)
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Birmingham, AL (actually Vestavia Hills, but same difference)
  • Jacksonville, FL
6. Jobs I have had:
  • Second-worst candy store employee ever
  • Cellist in a string quartet
  • Music librarian
  • Office assistant at an apartment complex
  • Know-it-all Intern at a concert venue
  • Data entry for a stroke study
  • Front office at an OB/GYN office
  • Queen of medical records
  • Community Literacy Coordinator
  • Oh and I worked at PetSmart for one day. Once.
7. Peeps I’d like to know more about:
Um, most of the people that read this have been tagged already. So if you haven't done it yet, I tag you. J'accuse! Or, um, you know. Not.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Long time no blog

So I've decided to resurrect the ole blogarooni. I was letting it die out because Ravelry was filling most of its duties, but now that I'm counting down the days until I leave for the other side of the world, I thought this would be helpful for keeping touch in the future. Since I won't be seeing most of you guys every week. I still mostly have my Livejournal, but most of you reading this don't have LJ accounts. Also, you might be scared, scarred, or bored by my LJ. Hard to say.

So. Stuff going on with me? Well, we found an apartment in Portland! It's a 2-story loft in the Pearl District. Two bathrooms (one with a whirlpool tub!). A gigantic (280 square feet!) balcony facing south overlooking the park. Less than half a mile from Powell's Books. Right on the streetcar line. It's perfect.

Only downside is that it could be pretty temporary. They're only doing month-to-month leases because one of these days they're going to kick everyone out and remodel the building. But we'll stay there as long as we can, and then when we need to find a new place it'll be easier because we'll already be there.

But. But! There are 3 yarn stores within half a mile. And there are at least 10 Thai restaurants within a mile. At least! Yarn and thai food are two of my favorite things to spend money on!

As for knittish things, I started my Mrs. Darcy Cardigan last week. I'm using Peace Fleece in Georgia Rose, a pretty tweeded pink.

So far it's going well, though I'm feeling iffy about my gauge. It comes and goes. And I'm feeling way too lazy to rip out and start over with a new needle, so it's onwards and upwards!

I'll try to keep up with the blog regularly now, I promise!