Nate helped me pull the winners out of a hat last night. I was worried if I didn’t let him help he’d never believe it if he didn’t win. (Ok there wasn’t really a hat but there were scraps of paper with names on them, no random number generators for me!) I decided to do two drawings, one for the knitters and one for the non-knitters. Robin – you were drawn for the knitters! Bevvy – you were the non-knitters! Ladies if you’ll email me with your addresses please. Now for what I know you’ve really been waiting for – the answers to your questions! 🙂
Kate: favorite ice cream
I don’t really have one, something with chocolate nuts and carmel is always good. At Coldstone I always get Cheesecake ice cream with cherries
coke or pepsi :
Diet Pepsi, but I’ll drink Diet Coke too.
Liz : What is your proudest moment?
this is a hard one, at different points in my life I would have given different answers to this, maybe my master degree or buying my house, but now, I’m not so sure.
Tab : What keeps you motivated?
Some days, not much! 🙂 My friends and family mostly (about 50% of that is antagonizing Nathan, it brings me great joy)
Sheepish Annie : what is the most you’ve ever spent on a pair of shoes?
I’m not really sure. I think that my most expensive pair was not the ones I paid the most for. For some reason I think the ones I paid the most for were Borns and totally worth is.
what is the best shoe bargain that you have ever come across?
I’m the Queen of bargain shoe shopping I have no what the best deal was I get great ones all the time.
Lara : Who is your biggest inspiration?
Hmmm, it would be hard to pick, definitely my parents for a lot of reasons.
Tiffany : What is the book that most changed the way you viewed the world or yourself?
Probably The Female Brain or the The Science of Happiness. I read them both in the last year and I find it incredibly interesting to learn about the physiological changes in my (and other peoples) brains
Bevvy : Do you like salt and vinegar potato chips?
Yes! They are my favorite!
What do you put in your coffee (since I’ve dreamed about you sipping coffee at Barnes and Noble)?
nothing, I take it black.
Do you feel any sympathy at all for Sally Field’s friend who has to “set aside” 0.0003 seconds to swallow a pill for her osteoporosis each week? (Gawd, how I hate that stupid commercial!)
oh hell no! I hate that commercial! Every time i see it I think how ridiculous it is.
Do you think Sarah Jessica Parker, Heather Locklear, and Andie McDowell actually color their own hair? At home? From a box?
no way jose! also hate these commercials! I love my Tivo.
Nate : I have three questions for you: (1) Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks? (2) Who is the man that would risk his neck for his brother man? (3) Who’s the cat that won’t cop out when there’s danger all about?
I’m not going to dignify this with a response. Yes I know the answer. And yes, Nate you’re in the drawing.
Carol : Who is your favorite author?
There is no way I can pick just one Marlena De Blasi, Laurie Notaro, Jane Austen, Alexandre Dumas. I used to really like Anne Rice but not since she found God. oh and old Stephen King, nothing after Misery.
Jenstr : If you could fly or read mines, which would you choose?
If you could go back in time or move into the future, which would you choose?
future, I have to know!
Do think blondes really have more fun? I don’t think so, unless peroxide release endorphens
You’re asking a redhead? Redheads clearly have more fun!
Julie McC. : What book did you so love when you were little, that you can still recite it today?
nothing comes to mind, but I read Gone with the Wind like 5 times in Junior High.
Jupiter Jessica : What made you want to be a librarian and are you a specific kind of librarian?
Truthfully – whim. My bachelors is in history and I spent some time working in the semi-conductor industry as an Engineer Change Coordinator. I was considering going back to school and one of my friends said – why don’t you be a librarian, so I did.
Do you like sweet tea and corn nuggets?
yes! and yes! I’m from Iowa!
What yarn do you covet the most?
I don’t think I have enough yarn experience to answer this. I know I really love the silk I got last weekend.
Why do you like the Yarn Harlot?
Hell I like almost anyone who can write books about something they love and make money, I can only wish I were so lucky.
Would you rather choose to see your future (without being able to change it) -OR- know everyone else’s future and not be able to tell them?
oh! Love this question in fact debated it over beer with friends this weekend. I went with everyone’s else future. I like the idea that I have free will.
Robin : What is your favorite book of all time?
Angelarae : What kind of chips do you like with your sandwiches. I like kettle chips!
yep! Kettle chips, either salt and vinegar or dill pickle.
Nicole : Can you roll your tongue?
yes! I forgot other people couldn’t, it’s been a long time since science class. LOL
Helen :How do you choose which blogs to list in your blogrolls? And which to keep reading.
I probably do this like everyone else. But a longer answer and probably more than you ever wanted to know is that a couple of months ago I belonged to a lot of blog rings and had almost 300 blogs in my Bloglines account. I was feeling a lot of stress in my life and part of it was blogging, and something had to give. Lots of changes were made and some of them were blogging. I’m down to about 150 blogs in my Bloglines account and it was HARD let me tell you.
If you could change ONE thing from the past (a small thing, perhaps, not necessarily a huge life-altering thing — or that too) what would it be?
Getting my library Science degree, I owe a lot of money and barely make enough for a pot to piss in. I could have made this much without a Master’s degree and not get treated like crap by the public on a regular basis.
What have you done that’s given you the greatest sense of accomplishment? What things to you do that repeatedly give you a sense of accomplishment, even though you’re no longer doing/achieving them for the first time?
Definitely knitting. I love it. I love making stuff. I’ve always been a crafter of some sort ( cross-stitch, decoupage, jewelry, wine charms, sewing, crochet etc.)
If you could design a knitting retreat weekend around YOUR preferences, which three teachers would you study with?
Honestly I don’t know, I guess I’m not an advanced enough knitter to have an opinion. Also I’m an orphan knitter (no LYS or other knitters around all my education comes from the web.)
Monika : I’d like to know whether you are a spinner as well as a knitter?
Nope, although I just saw someone spin for the first time last week and it was like magic! btw – I totally stalk your blog, I just haven’t commented until this week. 🙂
Katie : If you were the fastest knitter in the west and time was not an issue, what project(s) would you want to complete?
oh, hmmm, probably this, I’m amazed by it (another blog I stalk). Or Lace stuff, I love lace and shawls but have no idea where I’d wear them.
Melissa : What was the first thing you knit (successful or not)?
Scarves, lots of scarves
Jen : Where would you go on your dream vacation?
Italy for sure