20 May 2008

Meme! Knitting! Pictures!


Brigitte recently tagged me for a meme that is going around - her way of putting it was that she wanted to know more about me. And frankly, who doesn't ... ?

The rules: Posted at the beginning. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answer. Play nice, children.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago? Let's see, that would be 1998. I was working at the Biomedical Library at the University of Pennsylvania, and planning a trip to Arizona in July for my nephew's wedding.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today - in no particular order? Since it's evening, and there is nothing on my to-do list except go to bed, I'll choose 5 things on my to-do list for Wednesday. Those would be: exercise before work, go to work and not kill anyone (sounds like two things, but it really is just one. Trust me), go to Sebastian's choral concert, go with The Tim, Seb, and Karen for dessert and tea afterwards (we always go to the same place, it's a tradition), come home and go to bed.

3. Snacks I enjoy - Yes. Oh, some examples - chocolate, M&Ms, and this time of year, Rita's water ice or a gelati. Mmmmm, Rita's ...

4. Places I've lived - Wheeling, West Virginia; Teaneck, New Jersey; Chicago, Illinois; Notre Dame, Indiana; Washington, DC.

5. Things I would do if I were a billionaire - The very first thing I would do is write a big old resignation letter for my current job. Then I would likely give some of the money away, to some special charities and to family, travel, and put enough in the bank so that I don't have to live in a discarded refrigerator box under the overpass when I'm old(er).

6. Peeps I want to know more about - Well, practically everyone I know who would be likely to play along has already done this (I really need to get on the ball faster with these things!), so I'll tag the following people:

One of my new acquaintances in blog land, Marji; Carol in Florida (and I can't remember if you already did this one or not, sorry - but if not, now you HAVE to!); Kathleen, because she has recently moved, so I know she'll have something at least for question #4; Claudia, because I think her answers would be really interesting (and who knows, she may convince Mr Puffy to respond as well); and two others who shall not be named because I can't think of two more at the moment. If you realize you are one of the two others, please do your part! (Please. Think of the children, won't you?)


For those of you who are members of Ravelry, you can see one half of yet another mystery gift project for Christmas 2008 here.

If you are not a member of Ravelry, and would still like to see something knitting-related, be my guest ...


This past Mother's Day, The Tim, Karen, Seb and I did the 5K walk in the Race for the Cure, as we have for the past three years. We lucked out with perfect weather, and at the end of the race, decided this year's course was our favorite one.

Left: Philadelphia City Hall

Right: Shot of the crowd in front of us

At the end of the race, we allowed one of the papparazzi to take our picture (OK, so we found a guy leaning on the fence at the end, waiting for someone, and asked him. Potatoes, potahtoes.)

Left to right: Me, The Tim, Karen, Seb

After the race, on our walk home, we saw these two having a great time - you can't really see it here, but they each have an end of the same stick - such hilarity!

Then I forced Seb to pose with Jetsam. Because I could, and he would ...


Chris said...

Jetsam is a big kitty!! :) Hee hee - I can totally relate to "go to work and not kill anyone."

Anonymous said...

OK. I'm done with my part.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Oh, that looks like a fun one - I'll have to give that some thought! Love the pictures - very nice.

Carol said...

Ah, this makes me homesick! Good on you guys and girls! I can't believe how fast they grow! Not Jetsam ;-) Is he a snuggler?

Maureen said...

I'm certainly glad you noted that those two dogs were chewing on the same stick because at first glance I was thinking they were doing something else.....something not 'G' rated ;)

Anonymous said...

Jetsam and Seb are such cuties.

That Christmas gift is cute! I'm much more fond of that type of yarn myself.

Anne said...

Hmmm, now I'm craving a Rita's gelati!

Quilting Mama said...

Even without the tag - I played your meme.

Love the shot of Seb and Jet.

Anonymous said...

My god, Seb got tall! That kid is going to seriously break some hearts one day. :)

Jetsam, of course, will just break laps.

mary said...

Ah, wait, I think I did go to work today and kill somebody...um, no, it was just that I thought about it a few times.

Congrats on completing the 5K. What a handsome young man Seb is.

Brigitte said...


Jetsam, you are a big boy. Much like Atticus, you're "big-boned", right?!? :D

Carol said...

I can't believe you would take a photograph of two dogs having sex. Geez. And to call the dog's private parts a "stick"?

You're one sick puppy.
No pun intended.

Anonymous said...

no fishnets??...quelle disappointed
*sad face*...i can't get over how grown up seb is now!!

great photos b. :)

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Jetsam, like my Kitten-Chow is a he-man.

Or would that be he-cat?

knitseashore said...

Congratulations on doing the 5K! I hope I didn't miss a call for donations, because if I did, I'm going to feel like a big dork. In the meantime, I will feel less guilty by telling you the happy news that you have won a skein of Charlie's yarn in tonight's drawing!

Kathleen Dames said...

I meme-ed :)

And I think Riley and Jetsam were separated at birth, down to being big-boned and having the same markings.