Friday, January 13, 2006

B is for...

Bad Blogger! Look at those eyes, there is no remorse for the lengthy absence. There is no repentence for her lack of blogging. Her smile sparkles, she knows that she has done wrong and she DOES NOT CARE! For shame, she will have to be severely flogged with some baby alpaca. Mmm, baby, hey, there goes the tea kettle!

B is also for Betta socks. My dear betta fish of 2 and a half years passed away while I was gone on vacation. He was always a social guy, loved to greet me, but then he started getting too old to even support himself. I wasn't there to see him die and for that I'm grateful because now I remember him better as he once was, hale and whole, flitting through the water, always happy to see me, it seemed. And in his memory, I'm turning a pair of Lorna's Laces into a feather and fan type sock that I've named the Betta socks. The colors really do resemble his coloring, at least on the fins and tail. Thanks for being a friend and fish of extraordinary spirit and character, I won't forget you, Shigure.

Bonus! It looks like I got tagged (I never was good at that game, I liked Red Rover better, hurtling through fragile chains of small children is always good fun) by Jessimuhka. *doffs a cap*

Select 5 people to tag: Hmm, well, I'd really like to get to know all of you who read this, so if you want to answer, please do! :)

What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was finishing up high school with some really nasty senior-itis. I was getting college letters from all over though I wanted to just stay in town so I ended up going to KU.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
Feeling a great burning hatred for the tutor school that was NOT helping me get through Excelsior U to get my nursing degree. Grr!

What were you doing one hour ago?
Praying that the ceiling would not collapse on my head as I showered because those kids upstairs run with the force of three horses stomping Very Hard.

List five creative things you want to achieve this year:
I want to finish the rewrite of my story, a little fantasy I've had in my head since Junior High. I want to save up to make another sweater (yeah, I can't always spend lots of money on yarn, sadly). I want to get halfway through the fanart100 list, drawing all sorts of fan art for my story. I want to make myself six pairs of socks. I want to sing in choir every Sunday since I love to sing and I'm told I'm not half bad.

List five snacks you enjoy:
Hershey's Strawberry'n'Creme kisses (also the Cherry-centered ones they had out for Christmas and the vanilla'n'chocolate ones that I have merrily dubbed the Gryffindor kisses because of the red and gold wrapping), Fuji apples, marzipan, mozarella sticks (not the fried sort, the ones you can peel apart and eat, mmm), and boxed-mix brownies.

List five things you would do if money were no object:
I would pay back my parents for all the wonderful things they've gotten me or at least guarantee that if they ever need the money, I won't hesitate to give them what I've got. I would start up a series of apartment complexes for the homeless attempting to recover from homelessness and it would have a built in kitchen with staff and large storage area of professional clothes so that they can get started on a real career. I would start up a research center for disease research but concentrating on the diseases that are overlooked because they aren't made popular by Hollywood or overlooked because they're specific to women and honestly, aren't researched because of that (this is one instance where I really resent the male population, most diseases are treated as if there is no distinction between the workings of the male body and the female body when obviously there's a whole LOT of distinction). Hmm, that's three...okay, selfish time! I'd move to a modest home with a private airport in my backyard with helicopter pad so that I could visit all my friends any time I wanted. And I can't decide if I'd rather knit all day or read all day so I'll just leave it open. Heh.

List five bad habits:
Blow things off in favor of things I'd prefer to do. Be persistently late for things. Rationalize bad behavior, my own and others (though in the 'others' case, I tend to call it Forgiving instead of Rationalizing, but only up to a certain extent). Not brush my teeth at night because I'm too tired (ew). Irritate people on purpose.

List five things you like doing:
Knit, of course. And play with my friends (last night I had bunches of gals over and we played a fighting video game and then a card game after and it was awesome!). I like draw, too. And read blogs of knitters and nurses, very interesting. And I like to write stories, my own and ones with my closest friend, Briana. Always fun.

List five favorite gadgets:
My Olympus m:robe, which is like an iPod only better, mwahaha. Hermes, my new laptop that my mom gave to me. My ball winder, whee! And the swift, it's fun to have it out with company over, they always kind of poke and play with it until I explain what it does. And my new camera that takes movies with sound, yay!

Name one thing you like about yourself:
There's no power in the 'verse that can make me stop being cheerful (for long).

And Daisy ses:

"Zzzzzz...mmm, rabbit."


  1. It's amazing how much personality a little fish can have. Sorry for your loss, but your socks in memory of him are beautiful!

  2. I love Bettas! You are a glasses chica like me, eh? Sneaky contacts wearer! ;)

  3. I love that you knit socks in memoriam of your fish. And I had a dog named Daisy when I was in highschool.