Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 Blog Year in Review

It's time for my annual blog year in review. I've blogged so much less this year and knit so much less as well. My focus has been scattered due to the chaos of everyday life but nothing horrible happened. My family is basically in the same place we were in the beginning of the year and that is so much more than many families at this particular moment in time.

The first sentence of each first post of the month for 2006, each sentence is a link to the actual post:

January - Oddly enough I only bested last year by 1 item.

February - I have gone out, a possessed witch,

March - I finished something!!!

April - The Spinning Goth tagged me for the six word memoir meme that's going around:

May - My GH buddy Glo has tagged me and you know I love when someone helps me with fodder for the blog:

June - June is the month of my birth as such it usually is also the time I get the birthday blues.

July - I forgot one more gift that arrived on my birthday (do you see how spoiled I am?).

August - I had no idea that today was my blogversary until Teena in Toronto left me a comment this morning.

September - I'm sure you'll find that hard to believe.

October - I have no idea where all my time goes.

November - I miss blogging.

December - Stealing another meme from Dr Girlfriend:

I would be remiss if I didn't say that I suspect I have found other outlets that have pushed the blog to the side. Between Plurk, Facebook and Ravelry I've found yet another social circle of fiber lovers and geeks whose company I enjoy. I didn't start blogging for the social aspect though that just ended up as a happy byproduct. I do love blogging and there are plenty of my blog friends who don't hang out in my other virtual social enclaves. I'm not giving up the blog. As long as there are thoughts in my head I'll share them with the two or three of you who still care to listen.

Thank you for hanging around my friends.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Nikki

When I was 13 I fell in love with this guy:

Today the great love of my adolescent life turns 50:

Nikki and his girlfriend Kat Von D

I still love him...

Monday, December 08, 2008

Radical Knitting

I have a lot to say but tonight I'm feeling too lazy to say it. The sadly blogless Regina sent me this link to a Colbert Report segment about a knitter stopped at the Canadian border. It's hysterical. Enjoy:

Monday, December 01, 2008

Monday Meme

Stealing another meme from Dr Girlfriend:

* Name: Nancy
* Birthday: June 27th
* Birthplace: Bronx, NY
* Current location: Bronx, NY
* Eye color: Hazel
* Hair color: Dark Blond
* Height: 5'7
* Righty or lefty: righty
* Zodiac sign: cancer

* Your heritage: Irish, Polish and a bunch of other stuff, Dad said I was a mutt
* The shoes you wore today: sneakers
* Your weakness: food
* Your fears: failure
* Your perfect pizza: pepperoni, not too greasy
* Goals you’d like to achieve: I'd like to actually get out of retail at some point. I'd love to have some of my writing published.

* Your most overused phrase on AIM: "Outside of the box is where I live".
* Your first waking thoughts: damn I have to get up
* Your most missed memory: memories of my grandfather, they're just flashes.

* Pepsi or Coke: coke
* McDonald’s or Burger King: Burger King
* Single or group dates: single (not that I date anymore)
* Adidas or Nike: Sketchers.
* Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Lipton
* Chocolate or vanilla: chocolate
* Cappuccino or coffee: chai tea

* Smoke: nope
* Cuss: yup
* Sing: as often as I can
* Take a shower everyday: nope
* Do you think you’ve been in love: yes
* Want to go to college: still trying to finish at my advanced age
* Liked high school: hated with a passion
* Want to get married: I didn't ever want to, yet here I am, married.
* Believe in yourself: yes
* Get motion sickness: only when knitting or reading in a car or bus
* Think you’re attractive: as long as I don't look in mirror
* Think you’re a health freak: ha ha ha
* Get along with your parent(s): I always got along with my dad, my mother and I got along later in life
* Like thunderstorms: love them
* Play an instrument: no

LAYER SIX: In the past month…
* Drank alcohol: yes
* Smoked: no
* Done a drug: no
* Made out: sadly no
* Gone on a date: no
* Gone to the mall: far too much
* Eaten an entire box of Oreos: yes but thankfully not in one sitting
* Eaten sushi: not in a million years
* Been on stage: no
* Been dumped: no
* Gone skating: no
* Made homemade cookies: no
* Gone skinny dipping: no
* Dyed your hair: yes
* Stolen Anything: no

* Played a game that required removal of clothing: yes
* Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: yes
* Been caught “doing something”: I can't think of what exactly but I'm sure I must have at some point.
* Been called a tease: no
* Gotten beaten up: no
* Shoplifted: yes
* Changed who you were to fit in: no

* Age you hoped to be married: never wanted to be
* Numbers and names of children: Ian- 7 and Avery - 13.
* Describe your dream wedding:I didn't want a wedding. We ended up going to the city clerk's office
* How do you want to die: in my sleep, very old
* Where you want to go to college: little late for that question
* What do you want to be when you grow up: a writer
* What country would you most like to visit: Egypt

* Number of drugs taken illegally: I think it's 5 but it's a bit hazy, lol!
* Number of people I could trust with my life: at least 3 probably 5 or 6.
* Number of CDs that I own: I stopped counting at 500.
* Number of piercings: 3
* Number of tattoos: 1
* Number of scars on my body: no idea
* Number of things in my past that I regret: tough to regret anything since they all played a part getting me to where I am today.