Friday, June 11, 2010

Ten Things I Didn't Know about Myself

Wait . . . Have I got that title right? Close enough.

1. I am a perfectionist.
2. I don't like to take off the shrink wrap that comes on new appliances and other items. One day down the road I will be able to take it off and have the washer or other object look great even though I didn't actually keep it nice.

3. I shared a bedroom with my grandma while I was in sixth through twelfth grade. It was there I learned how to sew and how to put on a bra.

4. Grandma taught me also that you should use clean rags for kotex and if you want to get rid of a tapeworm you begin by sitting on a bucket. I did for a time do the first, but have never had occasion to try the second.

5. My other grandma taught me how to iron. I don't iron my clothes anymore. I go to work with them wrinkled. It's a look. It's interesting that neither grandma taught me that ironing is the one thing that really makes your sewing look professional.
6. I gained 15 pounds every time I seriously tried to quit smoking, but failed. It didn't go away when I started again.

7. I don't smoke anymore now. I only managed to quit by doing it gradually. It took more than two years.

8. I love vests. I have several batches of stash yarn that I bought to make myself a vest.
9. I can't figure out how to knit a Clapotis. It strains my tiny, little pea-sized brain.

10. I like wearing plaid, especially shorts.

11. I don't wear sweaters much. They are too hot to wear except at home.

12. The last time I wrote 10 things about myself I could only think of seven, so now you have to suffer through 13.
13. I'm a joy to have around. Ask anybody.

I will now pass on the award that prompted the list to 10 other beautiful bloggers to perhaps tell us 10 things about themselves. No obligations.


Bezzie said...

Oh thank goodness! I don't iron either. I just don't care! Clothes get wrinkly anyway throughout the day!

Caffeine Girl said...

You had such amazing grandmothers!

I totally believe No. 13, though I like to see for myself! Perhaps I'll make a pilgrimage to Milwaukee this summer?

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I will be appearing at Alt Knitting Camp at Devil's Lake State Park from July 12-14, 2010. I believe that's a little closer for all the Madisonians. There is no cover charge for daytrippers.

MollyBeees said...

Awww! Thanks Kathy! I'll definitely work on this!

Elizabeth said...

Did someone actually say, "I'm not important enough to be quoted on your shitty blog." ? and here I've been quoted twice? And I've been tagged for a 10 Things meme? You must think I'm way more interesting than I am.

Now that the current illness is moving on, I'll try to tackle this soon.

Batty said...

I'm also a vest fanatic. So great for a chilly office. I've knit 2 in the past year alone and have tons of them in my rav queue.

So glad you didn't get to try out the tape worm cure. Sounds... ick. Best not to think about it.

fleegle said...

What's am iron? Like for golf?

And no, not selling on Etsy.

Clarice said...

Aww. You really didn't know that, huh! Haha! Well done, with that smoking thing. Yes! You do gain weight when you quit smoking. It's normal because, your body's just catching up with the nutrients that were lost when were still smoking. Well, it took me five years before I stopped smoking. It's hard you know, but it's worth it.