Thursday, May 17, 2007


Apparently, I'm it. I got triple-tagged by Ann, Kris, and 5elementknitr to do the 7 or 8 Random Things thing. Triple-tagged? How is that even possible? Conspiracy, I say! Y'all must know how terrible of a sharer I am. When I was notified of the first tag, I was already conspiring on how to get out of it. Then the second and third came. Clearly, I am just going to have to do some sharing.

It isn't clear to me whether I am supposed to share 7 or 8 random things about myself, and if I'm tagged thrice, do I have to share 21 or 24 random things? I'm going to stick with the least amount of sharing possible and go with 7. So, 7 random things about myself:

1 :: I am a huge slob. I leave piles of my stuff laying around everywhere. Books, papers, knitting, shoes. My worst habit is the anomaly known as "Clothes Mountain," a big pile of discarded clothes (not necessarily dirty, just discarded) next to my bed. It drives M crazy. There is nothing feng shui about my slobbery.
2 :: My favorite part of speech is the adverb. In my humble opinion, describing the ways things are done is by far more fun than describing things themselves.
3 :: I'm a vegetarian. And while I avoid confrontations about vegetarianism and rarely feel compunction to spend any amount of time trying to convince others to be one, I cringe when I hear, "I'm a vegetarian. I mean, I eat chicken on occasion, but only if it is free range."
4 :: Sarcasm makes my world go 'round.
5 :: I have a strong aversion to white walls and white socks. And, really, most everything white. (I am sensing Nora cringing).
6 :: I am a happy heathen, as well. If I were to believe in a god, it would be Camus.
7 :: I am supremely indecisive. I can't make a decision to save my life. It took every bit of decisiveness I have in me to choose what 7 things I'd reveal about myself, the whole time asking M, "What are 7 things about myself? What should I write about myself? Do YOU know 7 good things for me to say about myself? 7 things? Do you have any ideas?"

Speaking of being tagged, I was recently tagged (see it there, in the above photo?) in another way. A most fabulous way. The fantastically talented Pamela Wynne agreed to swap soap for a beautiful handmade blouse of my fabric choice. And I've never properly thanked her for this great swap and beautiful, beautiful blouse.

So thank you, Pam. I love the blouse. And I promise I'll get some modeled, action shots of it soon. And should you need any more soapy goodness, you know where I'm at.

And now I'm supposed to tag 7 other people? I say that if you want to share, you should share, and consider yourself tagged. But there are 7 people that I would like to know 7 random things about, so if I had to suffer, so do they: Brooke, Beth, iSeL, Brenda, Christy, Specs, and Stacy, prepare to share. Or to send me some yarn. Your choice.



Blogger uberstrickenfrau said...

Good list. I loooove sarcasm, it is a dying art.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Ann K. said...

Aaaaahhh.. A grumpy, sloppy, indecisive and sarcastic soap peddler... Great list!

I too asked DH about what I should put into my random things list... He was like, "Huh?" DH doesn't understand the whole blogging thing in general and believes I'm getting even "more strange"? in the process. I believe strange is a good thing.

I have to be honest, I was secretly thinking you wouldn't do it and would send me yarn or soap instead.. LOL! I was all ready with my home address and ready for my selection.

Seriously, thank you for joining in on the fun! It really was fun... right? Right? Right?


11:27 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

I'm with you on 4, 5 and 7.... :)

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Ruth said...

I'm a non-preaching vegetarian, too, but I also cringe at the chicken remarks -- or when I say "I'm a vegetarian," and people reply, "Do you eat fish?" Uh, no.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous jennie.noakes said...

great list (i, too, have clothes mountain, which is surely what i'm going to call it from now on). wonderful blouse.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Sarcasm & a clothes mountain! I think you may be a long lost relative!

Scrumptious blouse & your last post with all the queued knits & socks! Swoon worthy!! ;)

11:53 AM  
Blogger Stef said...

#1 and 3 hit pretty close to home, haha.

That blouse is amazing. I can't stop staring at its precious little buttons.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Want. Blouse. Now. Clearly, I need to start up a competing soap business so taht people will start sending me awesome stuff instead of you. I mean really, isn't it just going to end up in the Clothes Mountain? I would give it a much better home--in MY Clothes Mountain!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Boyfriend "M" here. Sometimes I like to scale clothes mountain just as a mid-century mountaineer would scale the Matterhorn. It's very adventurous, with constant dangers of clothes-alanches and shirt-slides. From the summit, I can survey our entire domain... and by domain I mean apartment. I keep sending the Philistine posts from (a great site, btw), but I don't think she takes the hints.

12:10 PM  
Blogger pamela wynne said...

Ah, we have much in common, Philistine. Minus Camus, maybe. Not that I'm not a heathen -- I'd probably just pick another idol to go down with. :)

Awesome pictures of the blouse! I'm so, so glad you like it!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Specs said...

Oh, we agree on so many things! Ok, well, numbers 1, 3, 6, and 7. I LOVE me some sarcasm, but it's the kind of humor I'm afraid to use on the blog because it doesn't always come across well and I'm afraid I'll have to explain it to someone, which just kills the humor.

Also with you on the quiet vegetarianism. I was at a party last night at which our hostess was surprised to find I was one. I keep it on the DL since everyone seems to have had run-ins with abrasive, snobby veggies. Also, I really don't care what you eat. Honest. I had to get used to explaining when R and I were in Japan though. Turns out that most Japanese don't understand the concept and don't consider fish to be an animal. Sigh. Now I can't remember how to tell time in Japanese but I can say "please don't put any meat in this."

12:37 PM  
Blogger Laura B said...

You really know how to parlay all that soap making into some interesting trades. You need to take a picture with everything you've gotten from the soap-trading. It'll be like the house that soap built.

2:05 PM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

Oooooh, I should have done the share or send yarn option! That blouse is delicious!

2:23 PM  
Anonymous bockstark.knits said...

wow, triple tagged! you are mighty popular! we have a lot in common, especially #1, 5 and 6. the blouse that pamela made for you is so pretty!!! lucky you!

2:25 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Wow, even more things we have in common! I'm also 1, 5, 6, and my boyfriend is 3.

That's a lovely blouse! It looks like you made a great trade :)

2:28 PM  
Blogger christine (threedogknits) said...

Frick! I got tagged, too and I was going to tag you. Can we just say I tagged you so I can use you as one of my seven?

2:41 PM  
Anonymous nova said...

What? You, sarcastic? I think your sarcastic flair is what makes your blog and comments so enjoyable. To a certain extent, sarcasm makes my world go 'round to.

2:43 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

You are so damn funny--that clothes mountain has me laughing so hard, esp. the part about them not being dirty, just discarded!

The blouse is so beautiful, Pam is quite a gal!

2:58 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Okay, seriously. I am glad you did not tag me, because every thing you wrote is EXACTLY me. All seven. We are two peas in a pod.

Except I don't have a pretty new blouse...

3:07 PM  
Blogger iSeL said...

Son of a bitch! :D
Love that shirt, you are soooo lucky. And hi, adverb-lover (if only English were my first language I could stick to this part better), indecisive, sarcastic heathen with a pile of clothes everywhere. Wait, did I just say hi to myself?
The path to my bed gets narrower and narrower by the day.

I'm thinking...but wait, my stash over at Ravelry is calling. ;)

3:25 PM  
Blogger femiknitter said...

I love that blouse--what a wonderful swap!

I'm 100% with you on the sarcasm, the clothes mountain, and the adverbs! What's life without these 3 wonderful things??

4:08 PM  
Blogger Desiknitter said...

What a beautiful blouse and what a lovely way to weave it into your post. I kept thinking as I read the seven things: but what about the blouse??? Seeing Pamela's tag was a sudden a-ha! moment.
Slob, check. Heathen, check. Sarcasm, check. Alas, I was vegetarian for a long time, but I occasionally eat fish now!

4:25 PM  
Blogger JulieFrick said...

Ah, HA! I knew I'd find the chink in your armor of perfection.

I hate adverbs.

"You must love Swifties!" she exclaimed swiftly.

Tee hee.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Elinor said...

I'm with you on the veggie bit. My biggest veg pet peeve is when meateaters that I know to have horrible diets ask me how I get ANY protein. When I respond, I must restrain myself from asking them how they get all of their veggies. Veg living is so much healthier, imho. :-)

5:07 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

I had a friend who was vegetarian except for -- are you ready?? -- BACON. I mean, BACON?

Cool blouse, too. It'll look great on top of the mountain!

6:05 PM  
Blogger tentenknits said...

beautiful blouse!! and great list... i'm loving the adverb thing... basically any word should in my mind should be able to end in a -ly. knitting philistinely fabulous.

6:30 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

love the blouse - soooo cute and the colour and pattern are gorgeous.

and i'm totally with you on points #1 and #7. it drove my roommates *c-r-a-z-y*

7:35 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Except for the heathen thing, I think I'm the opposite of you - well maybe the sarcasm thing too!

I hated doing this meme. Argh.

Was wondering if you ever got the pdf files I sent you of the patterns you wanted? Just checkin'.

7:50 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

i have thought about posting one of these lists for awhile, but i was a little afraid because i couldn't seem to narrow the weird things down to a small number.

my bedroom also contains a "clothes mountain",and i'll bet mine is bigger than yours.

i'm with you on the sarcasm, i wouldn't know how to communicate without it.

8:14 PM  
Blogger maritza said...

Ahhhhhhh, Camus...
I LOVE that blouse - that Pamela is pretty super-talented!
And I hear you on clothes mountain - we have a clothes mountain range that has formed on a certain person's side of the bed, and I am leaving it there and calling it art.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Mintyfresh said...

oh my god, I am currently sitting here on my couch desperately trying to think of MY 7 things, because I too got tagged. I have been putting things on the list and taking them off again, but I also have the slob quality and the heathen quality in my list! I once wrote a paper on the adverb (but I wouldn't have put it in my random thing slist). I'm a proud carnivore, so we differ there, but I'm with you on the sarcasm! (She says totally earnestly. Damn, I just lost all my sarcastic cred.)

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

Gosh we're a lot alike. I tried to pick some things to distinguish us!

Lovely blouse - let's see it on!

11:34 PM  
Anonymous kelp! said...

Awesome blouse, that flint lady is quite the seamstress! I'm totally with you on 4 and 7.

12:33 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

Whoopie for sarcasm.

Amazing I'm plotting what I can trade her.

2:02 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

rofl Hugh mountain of clothes???? I do that too!!!! Moose cringes when he sees it muhahahahahah

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Nora said...

1. Eh, what can you do?
2. YAY!
3. YAY!
4. Eh, what can you do?
6. YAY!
7. YAY!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I got tagged for this meme, and I was going to tag YOU! Ah well...

Nice blouse!

5:36 PM  
Blogger Lone Knitter said...

The blouse is too cute! I'm with you on the piles of stuff and the indecisiveness. Sometimes I make myself sick, terribly sick, with my decision-making or non-decision making.

10:16 PM  
Blogger misean said...

Michael! Thanks to you, I am now a devotee of

7:19 PM  
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