Thursday, May 17, 2007

I been taggeded.

It's Friday! And I'm sick, but not with mono! And I may have to pay for part of the sewer repair on the new house out of pocket! This calls for a meme.

Specs tagged me for the 7 or 8 random things:

1. Although you can't really tell from the outside, one of my nostrils is several times larger than the other. It's from a freak gymnastics accident when I was 14 in which I walloped myself in the face with my own knee.

2. I pronounce the word 'only' as 'onling'. I got it from my mom; blame her.

3. I have a deep affection for semicolons.

4. I knit continental and combined. I once converted a woman (a relatively new knitter) to this side of the force during a conversation on the bus.

5. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science and cognitive studies, and graduated assuming I'd eventually go on to grad school in the same, but in the meantime (working as a research assistant in an Alzheimer's center) I've done a bit of an academic about face, and I'm now taking prereqs for nursing school. I still have dreams about the life of a CS professor, and wake up feeling sad and conflicted, but overall I'm thrilled with my change of plans. Working directly with people who need my help RIGHT THEN, having a flexible schedule, not sitting at a desk all day, never having to write a research grant again? I'll take it.

6. I once made a brief attempt at keeping a political blog, and that's actually where this blog's title originally came from -- something about a feeling that the time for change is well past due. Which is how I feel about the ways handcrafting has changed my life, too, as well as my career switch.

7. I have a few memories of being a baby (learning to walk, learning to rhyme sounds), and many, many very clear memories of age 2-4. Apparently this is unusual. When I ask people roughly what age their earliest memory is from, the average answer is around 5. I know a woman who literally remembers nothing before middle school.

8. I can hum and whistle at the same time.

Hokay... tagging Macoco, Courtney, Gail, and Gray La Gran.


Macoco said...

I love learning these interesting facts about people. You're the 2nd person to tag me in 2 days! funny. ;) Give me a few days to come up with some stuff.

pamela wynne said...

So interesting, you are! :)

knittingphilistine said...

Glad to know a few more things about ya! :)

Nora said...

Stella, I couldn't find your email to thank you for your kind words about my brother, so I'm thanking you here. It means a lot when people care enough to comment.

Courtney said...

I am working on getting a wireless modem so I can blog more comfortably on my couch. I will do this soon though I promise.

satsumabug said...

I loved reading these! Especially the "only" pronunciation. My sister says "vanyilla" for "vanilla" and "quaters" for "quarters," while Erik says "stuv" instead of "stove" and "shupposed" instead of "supposed," and no one knows where any of these come from.

Kristy said...

hey, i found your blog through Ravelry, and it looks like we have a lot in common knitwise and otherwise :)

i have a BA and MS in Computer Science, and i'm about to go back to school to get a degree in Art Therapy! i find it comforting that you're making a similar choice.