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beeker121
That was intense.  I watched most of the Packer game pacing behind the couch, and did wait until noon to crack my beer.  Luckily the game starts at noon next week; Seattle here we come!

I've seen this meme around my flist and decided to play along, hopefully to jumpstart myself into posting.

Ten Day Challenge
Day 1 - Ten random facts about yourself
Day 2 - Nine things you do everyday
Day 3 - Eight things that annoy you
Day 4 - Seven fears/phobias
Day 5 - Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 6 - Five things you can’t live without
Day 7 - Four memories you won’t forget
Day 8 - Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 9 - Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 - One person you can trust

Day 1 - Ten random facts about yourself
1. I broke my right arm when I was ten falling off a playground slide.
2. I have my seven year 4-H pin, and won a blue ribbon at the WI state fair.
3. I light designed two shows in college.
4. I put on makeup (usually just concealer, mascara, maybe eyeliner) when I arrive at the office, to save myself a few extra minutes in the morning.
5. I have seen every movie nominated for the best picture Oscar since 1977.
6. Grandma R taught me to crochet when I was seven, and to knit a few years later.
7. I can spell schadenfreude only because of Avenue Q.
8. I first moved to CA following my at the time boyfriend who was a grad student at Stanford.  That relationship didn't last, but the other connections I made brought me back.
9. I still keep a paper monthly calendar that goes with me most places for scheduling and to do lists.  Mmmm, lists.
10. I worked third shift in a pickle factory.


Last weekend we were cleaning the bedroom and I actually looked in one of the bins that has been tucked in a corner forever.  In it was a knitting project that I'm guessing I started at least 13 years ago, maybe longer.  Forever ago I was going to knit an afghan for my brother and his wife as a wedding present, but it was on size 6 needles and I realized it would take forever.  I ended up crocheting them an afghan (for their first anniversary - heh) but was going to make a pillow with the double tree knit pattern that had attracted me to trying to knit an afghan in the first place.  At some point I had knit the tree, and the edging and had one backing piece done and the other nearly done, and then I stopped.  So this week I finished the 2nd back piece with it's buttonhole, put all the pieces together, attached the edging, and went to the new Michaels by my apartment to get a pillow form.

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How's your weekend?

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That pillow is beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous! I could never quite grasp what my foster Aunt, who was a prolific crochet-er, was trying to show me when I was young.

I covet your pillow, hehehe. ;)

Aw, thank you! I still love that pattern of the two trees intertwining.

Having taught taught people to crochet a few times over the years I can verify that there are some folks who have brains that just don't seem to work that way, for whatever reason.

that is a nice-looking pillow! thirteen years later. :D

what did you win the blue ribbon for?

Thank you. For my next trick - to finish the poncho I bought yarn for in 2005. All the knitting is done, it's the boring weave in the ends, block and seam steps I have left.

The blue ribbon was for crocheting a christening dress and bonnet. I still have them somewhere in a box in my parent's attic, no one has ever worn them.

Haha, that made me sing the spelling of Schadenfreude to myself! Spelling Oklahoma also makes me sing. And thanks to the musical of Mary Poppins - supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ;)

I worked on a community theater production of Oklahoma one summer as the light board op, and the stage manager had put up letters spelling Oklahoma in the booth window, facing the stage, because apparently one of the actors needed them. The crew was disbelieving and one night someone swapped the letters so it spelled 'okalhoma', and sure enough, that's what one of the chorus members (with a huge tenor voice) sang. It was corrected immediately after the show.

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