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Friday, August 03, 2007

Tagged

Kat tagged me for the 8 random things meme. And given my lack of knitting posts these days, I'm happy to oblige...

Inspired by her post, I'm going to put up an old picture of myself and my brother, Brian. Unlike Kat, however, it doesn't really have anything to do with my random facts, but it's one of my favorite pictures of my brother and me. Isn't he an adorable little dumpling here?


OK, here we go...

1) My favorite ice cream flavor is Baskin Robbin's Mint Chocolate Chip - green, florescent dye and all. I prefer it over all of the other, more gourmet versions of the flavor. I think it's the chocolate "chips". They're thinner, almost gone before they hit your tongue.

2) In my first year of grad school, I was able to say that I had been to 5 schools in 6 years. Three for undergrad (although to be fair, one was only for 2 weeks) and 2 for grad school. Needless to say, I was a wee bit indecisive back then.

3) I cry without fail every time I watch the Fox and the Hound, especially the scene where Widow Tweed leaves Todd in the forest and Todd doesn't quite understand what's happening.

4) I never learned how to swim. In fact, in high school I joined the badminton team in order to get out of the swimming section of gym class. And I didn't apply to MIT because they have a swimming requirement.

5) I knit in the English style. My grandmother first taught me how when I was 6 or 7. Despite some people's best efforts to get me to change to continental, I just can't do it. It feels really weird to me and I can't maintain an even tension. Still, I need to get to it someday, it really seems to be the better way (speed-wise, etc) to knit.

6) As a kid, I loved the House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder - especially her detailed descriptions of family feasts. Whenever I had a McDonald's Caramel sundae, I would pretend the caramel sauce was maple syrup and the soft serve ice cream was snow. Laura Ingalls Wilder fans will know what I mean...

7) A Wrinkle in Time made me want to be a physicist. I read it when I was 8.

8) I hate celery cooked, but like it okay raw (especially if peanut butter is involved).

Hmmm, so who to tag? If they haven't done it yet and want to, I'll tag Iris, Angela, Stephanie, Veronique, Lisa, Melissa, Gryphon, and Stephanie.

8 Comments:

Blogger Iris G said...

Screaming at the photo--how adorable you both were! And your list is so impressive, 5 schools in 6 years? You just have to try swimming--it's so much fun and we human beings are not able to sink when relaxed:-).

5:52 PM  
Blogger kat coyle said...

So cute! Both of you are so so cute.
I agree about the Mint Chocolate Chip, it is yummy. I went to a friend's birtday party last week and she served it. It took me back to my childhood.
I remember loving A Wrinkle in Time too, how great that it had such a big effect on you.

12:11 AM  
Blogger EDNA HART said...

More than CUTE--I love the MIT thing, that sounds like something I would do.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Hickory said...

I don't want you to switch to continental, just to know how to do both! Especially for Fair Isle knitting, that will go much faster. That picture is adorable! You look so proud of your little brother, so sweet!

6:14 AM  
Blogger YarnB said...

Am I supposed to write 8 random things?? Can you tell I am tired?? Hey by the way , you still don't have the correct URL link to One Planet. Email me and I'll give you the correct one!!

10:58 PM  
Blogger stephanie said...

Whoa, I completely know what you mean about the Laura Ingalls Wilder maple syrup/snow combo, but I thought I was the only one who had these weird pretending issues!

Cute photo!! You look exactly the same (well, you've aged a bit in the last 20+ years, but only slightly).

7:08 AM  
Blogger fleegle said...

My favorite ice cream flavor too!

9:40 AM  
Blogger The Sanguine Gryphon said...

A meme! I've never been tagged for one before! Thank you!
Only 3 weeks later that I'm noticing... I'm so behind. But you posted this on my birthday, so clearly it's meant to be.

9:23 AM  

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