Monday, February 18, 2008

Beware the "Power of Seven"

Hmmmm...while I was happily knitting away on my new Swallowtail Shawl with my twice frogged Art Yarn called Alfabeto, I was tagged by the mysterious "Power of 7." Unfortunately I have to pass along this curse to other bloggers who'll be named shortly. It was very sneaky BadCatDesign who got me. Go take a look at her blog, where you'll be happily lost in lace knitting for many hours!

Here are the rules for us 'taggees:'

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.

The evil spirit who got me is BadCat, who is extremely interesting and I suggest you go read about her!

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

Here are 7 things you may not know about me:
1) In what feels like another lifetime entirely, I studied both ancient Greek and classical Latin. I got degrees in both. I also learned to weave was the mid 70s.
2) I love to sing. I'd rather sing than talk any day. I've had the good fortune to sing with some great conductors in some great halls, like Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher, and even NYState Theatre where I sang while the Mark Morris Dance Co. danced!
3) Someday I'm going to learn bobbin lace. Really, I am. When I do I will weave a lovely linen square and surround it with bobbin lace for a handkerchief.
4) Not so surprisingly, I am a cat person. All my cats have had Greek names, which has been the greatest use of my many years of Greek studies. Also, I give boats Greek names.
5)I am very right brained. It's hard for me to figure out a sequence to accomplish anything, but I somehow manage to finish a few things every now and then by what seems like magic.
6) I'm a terrible housekeeper, perhaps because I'm right brained (I can't figure out the order in which to accomplish good housekeeping). However, most people don't realize this weakness in me because I hide things whenever people come over. These hidden items are often lost for years.
7) And almost no one knows this about me: I was born in Texas. I come from a lllloooonnnggg line of Texans on both sides of my family. I moved away just before starting school, but was back in Texas for a few years during middle school which was in the late 60s, so I was part of the first attempts at desegregation. I was bused from the "good" part of town into the less desirable part. There were no school buses for this, so at the tender age of 12, my friends and I braved riding the city bus across town until our mothers panicked and formed a carpool. In hindsight I realize we were too young to be afraid of the situation, and too young to understand how our parents felt. There was a lot of violence in the beginning, and I think most of us knew to keep it under wraps or our parents might die of anxiety. In the long run I found it a valuable experience.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

Hmmm....Like my tagger, BadCat, I might opt for less than seven. Here are the unfortunate chosen:

Cally Booker

Kathy Spoering

Jennifer Lovallo

Rob Osborn (the amazing homebrew guy!...and my son!)

4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Okay, I'm off to warn the taggees of their taggedness.


BadCatDesigns said...

Wow. That was a cool way to learn more about you! Thanks for playing along. I never knew you were from Texas...and we shared some common ground in the 60s,

Rob said...

Thanks for tagging me!!! Now I have to come up with something to add to my blog.