Reading While Knitting

Nothing complicated; nothing too exciting, but yes, I do knit while I read. As well as during many other domestic activities.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Those Eight Random Things

Well, because Kate asked, and because I'm still not done with all six pieces of the Pearl Buck Swing Jacket (although I have recovered some knitting momentum), here's that meme.

Eight Random Things About Me

1. I've grown increasingly particular about the state of my morning newspaper. If I get to it first, I sort it in sections of "must-read" down to "maybe," aligning all edges and folds. If someone else gets to it first, I prefer that they leave it looking as though they hadn't.

2. When confronted with a new problem or project, from rearing four incredibly active children to knocking walls out of a house and repositioning them, my first response is almost always, "How hard can it be?" Upon finding out that it can be, in fact, very hard indeed, I am again, almost always surprised.

3. Each of my children was born at home in planned homebirths. (See item #2, and in these cases, it wasn't all that hard.)

4. I desperately miss writing letters to people who also wrote back. Email is great, but it destroyed letter-writing; and I have two friends to whom I write -- and one wrote back last month! Have I returned the favor? I have not (yet).

5. The longest I've ever lived without a pet was six months.

6. I have an environmentally indefensible longing for a VW Eurovan Weekender.

7. To my astonishment, I was a cheerleader for one year at my (Southern Baptist in Southern California) high school.

8. I have vivid, weirdly plotted, detailed, often very amusing dreams in color almost every night. And I remember them fairly well. I wonder why my sleep is not more restorative.

Oh, apparently there are rules:

1: Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.

2: People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.

3: At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names.

4: Don't forget to leave them a comment and tell them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

I'm probably not going to do that, as I think everyone has already done this. Please don't tell the Meme Police.


At 5:55 AM, Anonymous Helen said...

Whenever I have vivid dreams, especially ones with plot twists, I think I should write them down. There are great novels in my dreams... if only I could really remember them so that I could actually record them.
Have you considered doing that?

At 6:51 AM, Blogger bfmomma said...

OMG, I am *so* with you on #1. And with a DH who NEVER puts it back... omg...

At 7:56 AM, Blogger Charity said...

Sometimes I debate myself on how we get to know people... I love reading what you write all the time, but I love these random things memes. You learn so much. :0)

I have a deep and insatiable desire for a VW Westfalia. I don't know why, but it will never go away (and I'll likely never quench this one, which is why it's insatiable...). Candy Apple Red. Mmmm.

So, what's your address? :0)

At 1:24 AM, Anonymous amanda j said...

I think we all develop idiosyncracies as we get older. Mine relate particularly to cereal and chewing gum packets!

At 3:52 PM, Blogger cpurl17 said...

I have a deep insatiable desire for a Subaru Outback. I don't know why.

At 4:37 PM, Anonymous amy said...

I am dying for a dishwasher.

At 8:39 PM, Blogger Stefaneener said...

Amy, don't you have THREE dishwashers?

A friend of mine said his father would always volunteer them as dishwashers at dinner parties, "No! I have three healthy boys!"

At 4:42 PM, Blogger Kate said...

Hooray for randomness!

I am painfully familiar, especially after the past week, with the "how hard can it be" philosophy. But it's DONE. The kitchen and office are as organized and clean as they'll ever be in my lifetime.

Well, not true. But they're good enough for now.

At 9:24 PM, Blogger suzee said...

You already know everything random about me...and I knew almost all 8 about you. How cool is that?

At 12:51 PM, Blogger Rain said...

I miss letter writing too. Nothing beats curling up on the sofa with a letter from a friend. I'm terrible I start writing and then put them down and forget all about them.

At 6:58 AM, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Hahaha! I am so #2, too! That's how I almost drove myself nuts at my first job..."Design props for a christmas play in a 450-seat theater? How hard can it be?" Ditto on balancing the budget, writing a stage adaptation of The Hobbit, designing playbills... When my husband hears me say "How hard can it be?" he says, "REALLY hard! Don't you remember *insert dumb thing I volunteered for*

I wish I'd done #3, but I got talked out of it...

At 9:54 PM, Blogger z's momma said...

I like your random things. very cool stuff--#3, yikes. I had 2 emergency c-sections...

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Charity said...

You've probably already seen this, but just in case, when I looked at this page, I thought of you:


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