I wrote out a little something yesterday and then all hell broke loose. So I'll attempt this again and hit ctrl-a, ctrl-c so that if it does fall into the annals of internetdom, at least I can just paste and try again.
I've not been utterly absent. Several things have been keeping me busy such as studying, playing Gwenog Jones and Fenrir Greyback on a delightful Harry Potter Roleplay over on GreatestJournal.com, spinning, knitting, swimming, sleeping, eating, breathing, voiding, indulging in a 10-day trial of World of Warcrack *ahem*, you know, life. Life gets in the way like an old geezer driving 30 on a one lane highway where the speed limit is 70. And all you can do is pop in some soothing Enya and hope that she and the scenery can keep you from having an aneurysm.
Anyways, for starters, I found a fun little survey over on JenLa's blog. A little bit more that you may or may not know about me (I'll spare you the 48-question survey going around, heaven only knows you don't need to know THAT much about me).
1. Where is your favorite knitting spot?
I'm sure I've already blogged about this. It's a particular desk in front of a computer with everything in arm's reach. And not just knitting! Obviously.
2. If you suddenly could never knit again (shudder) - what would you do instead?
Goodness, I don't know what would happen but I'm hoping I would still have the use of my hands and it would be some sort of alter-Midas touch where everything knitting I touch turns into chocolate which would be wonderful and heartbreaking all at the same time. But I think what I would do is go into online gaming again. I was on Final Fantasy XI for a little but that got so terribly dull very quickly (I knitted my first Rogue in between waiting for parties to get together just so I could NOT level up yet another day). But just recently, my dearest friend Briana sent me an offer for a free 10 day trial on World of Warcraft. So, figuring that my evenings, at least, are free from too much interference, I have decided to give it a try.
And so, allow me to introduce the Night Elf Malackar. He's as sharp as a bag of bricks, fond of harrassing Briana's character, Wynne, sitting in bodies of water as if they were hot tubs, and chasing after 'HORSEYS' otherwise known as the delicate and fiery horses that the human warlock characters can ride if at a high enough level. Funny how sometimes these characters just communicate what and who they are to you. Anyways, I won't actually subscribe to World of Warcraft until I have a job and a bit more time but for now it's pretty fun to play with Briana as she shows me around.
3. If you could travel anywhere in the world - where would you go and why?
Venice, Italy before it turns into another Atlanta. After all, what's cooler than a city where the streets need to be navigated by canoe or gondolla? And, of course, it's Italy. I have a special little spot in my heart for Italy since my family and I used to spend summers there when we lived in Germany, camping at the military base and going to the beach almost every day.
For those who thought I'd say Japan...it's cold there now. I'll wait for the spring before going and go during the cherry blossom festival, if I can avoid the drunken masses.
4. When you were little - What did you want to do “when you grew up?” Are you doing it?
It seems that I knew I would always be a nurse somehow. I've always wanted to be one.
5. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I adore Bluebell's Homemade Vanilla. If my sister's reading, she'll understand what I mean when I say it tastes like the dutch Fla. It's a very rich, smooth vanilla and if you wanted to, I suppose you could dress it up with syrups and fruits and nuts and whipped cream but I like it straight. It's good just as it is.
:::ctrl-a, ctrl-c...just in case, y'know:::
So, anyways, I thought I should mention that I have also been knitting. Honestly I have, I promise. Don't believe me? Take a look:
I'm sure you recognize the pattern as being the same as the Swedish Fish socks. It's knit with Gedifra's Sportivo sock yarn that I bought on sale over at WEBS. I love it, it's very squishy and there is a sock-ton of yarn. I'm getting tired of knitting this (shh! don't tell it so!) and the idea of having to knit its mate is giving me grey hairs. So I may have to knit me some Christmas presents once this guy is done just so I don't end up doing something drastic like chewing on my aluminum DPNs.
And that's about it for now. Everyone have a lovely week, I'm going to go...kill spiders and goblins and things now.
ctrl-a, ctrl-c, take THAT, Blogspot!