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Friday, October 14, 2005

Happy Halloween!!!!

Yup. Two weeks early. But that's okay, I'm wishing you Happy Halloween anyway.

Why? Because what else would you do when you teach knitting part-time and the store that pays you says for the Fall Festival everyone is required to wear a costume?

After you grumbled for a bit, you would shout Happy Halloween and make this:
front

(and from another angle:
back)

That's right - I'm going as a knitting basket! Donning my trusty "Life's a Stitch" tee from the Knitter's Review Boutique (which I thought was exactly the sort of shirt a Knitting Basket would pick) with my little spinning wheel pin at the front of the basket, I think it will be clear what I teach at the store, don't you think? (Yes, automechanics. What else?) So if you happen to come by the AC Moore and see a knitting basket sitting there knitting, say hi!

(there may or may not be additional modifications to the costume as I ponder and play for the next few hours. If there are, I'll try to capture them on film for Monday)

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KC tagged me, and those are my husband's initials, so I can't let her down!

10 YEARS AGO
I was a junior in college with a double major in Theatre and Music and a minor in Education, taking double the normal courseload and involved in four choirs and several theatre productions on top of that. I participated in a January course of experimental theatre (a production which quickly became an annual tradition and was known as "Budget: Zero"). During this time there was a blizzard that shut down the entire town, and the dining hall refused to believe I was authorized to be on campus at the time, so they wouldn't let me in the dining hall. After living out of a vending machine for a solid week I hallucinated a flaming bush outside my dorm room window - on the second floor.

5 YEARS AGO
I started my first full-time on-air job on the afternoon shift of a station on the Eastern Shore of Delaware on September 11, 2000. I met Todd the first day, Sharon the second, and they are the first people ever that I kept in contact with after moving away. They were both in my wedding, I was in both of theirs. It took me a few weeks to find an apartment, so in the meantime I stayed with a friend of my father's mother's best friend's daughter. Honest. At the radio station I quickly learned that I am very popular on the air and very unpopular with management when I'm on the air. This is a trend that has continued through my radio career. I lived with my very precious calico Misha and my very precocious grey tabby kitten Trevor.

1 YEAR AGO
A newlywed of ten months, I lived with my husband, that precocious grey tabby Trevor, an eerily mature Norwegian Forest cat named Aslan and a class-clown pitbull named Oscar, near Baltimore. GB's son came to stay with us most weekends and we get along brilliantly. I was unhappy with my job and my home, but hoping something better will come along.

FIVE SNACKS
Green (or black) Olives, Klaussen pickles (yes, it's VERY brand specific), cheese, ice cream

FIVE SONGS I KNOW ALL THE WORDS TO (I am at a very unfair advantage, working in radio. I'm putting five - of many -favorites instead)
1.Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
(GB and I actually walked up the aisle to this instead of Ode to Joy)
2.Let Me Entertain You - from "Gypsy"
3.Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
4.Hit Me With a Hot Note
5.Take Me or Leave Me - from "Rent"

FIVE THINGS I WOULD DO WITH $100 MILLION
1.Pay off all debts of mine and my husband's
2.Buy land and build a home on it
3.Pay back my parents for college and then the thousands of other dollars they've given me
4.Pay off my brother's mortgage, school loans, and other miscellaneous financial needs
5.Bank the rest

FIVE PLACES TO RUN AWAY TO
1. Scotland. Hands down. It's the only place I've ever really longed to visit. It probably takes up all five slots, but I'll give you others.
2. Bermuda. GB and I honeymooned there and I would love to go back for a longer time.
3. Italy
4. England & Ireland
5. Anyplace quiet and peaceful where I can be with my animals

FIVE THINGS I WOULD NEVER WEAR
1. a short-sleeved tee-shirt over a long-sleeved shirt
2. cargo pants (I don't need my legs to look fatter and lumpier)
3. real fur
4. leather underwear
5. anything edible

FIVE FAVORITE TV SHOWS
1. Sports Night (the sitcom)
2. Mad About You
3. M*A*S*H
4. Grey's Anatomy
5. Monk

FIVE BIGGEST JOYS
1. My animals
2. My husband
3. My friends
4. My private time
5. Synthroid

FIVE FAVORITE TOYS
1. My spinning wheel and fiber stash
2. My knitting and my yarn stash
3. My computer and the internet (without which I wouldn't have my most cherished friends)
4. My digital camera
5. My books

FIVE PEOPLE TO PASS THIS ON TO
David-poo
Bess
Anj
Jane
Jen

6 Comments:

Blogger Kim said...

Darling, you've been tagged. :-) Questions are on my blog...

8:25 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Okay, but it will have to wait until Monday. I have to go and get some sleepy sheepy people now! See what time it is as I wrote this? Well, really, it's 4:16, but... Cofffffeeeeeee....

4:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey #1,

Nice hat! Get some photo's of you in it. Ken's World will be out later today. I love you!

#2

5:06 AM  
Blogger Bess said...

Oh - cute - thank you for the tag. Hugs.

9:21 AM  
Blogger GAndyS said...

Love the hat! Where did you find the spinning pin?

6:21 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

i love the costume! i actually own that t-shirt myself, but it's been well worn, lol. in fact, i wore it to sit & knit thursday night, and they all loved it.

as for the meme, i did that about a month ago.

hmmm living out of vending machines for a week, eh? did they ever apologize for that?

and as for the 5 things you'll never wear, no edible undies? not even the ones in last summer's knitty made from red licorice? ah come on, give it a shot!

11:35 PM  

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