Thursday, November 02, 2006

It's all about ME!

It's my birthday tomorrow! This seems like an excellent time to write "100 Things About Me" except I'm only going to do 37, one for each year.
  1. I was born on November 3, 1969, at Victoria Hospital in London Ontario Canada. However, my birth certificate says I was born on November 2. Either the government is wrong or my mother is.

  2. I have lived in London all my life and I have only traveled outside of Canada once.
  3. If I ever have the time and money, I intend to tour the rest of Canada before I travel abroad.
  4. I am a very sensitive person.
  5. I am an artistic person.
  6. I am a creative person.
  7. It's taken me a long time to come to terms with these parts of my personality.
  8. I have one brother who is 11 months younger than me.

  9. I loved rollerskating when I was a kid. I used to rollerskate on the street with strap on skates.
  10. I tried to learn to rollerblade as an adult, but gave it up when I fell and fractured my elbow.
  11. I have a wicked sense of humor but I don't always show it. I think it's because I have to feel very comfortable and safe before I can take the risks involved in being that kind of crazy funny.
  12. I have played the violin, the flute, the saxophone, the penny whistle and I sang in choirs and plays.

  13. I reached Conservatory of Music Grade 6 in flute and was paid to play at weddings.
  14. My favorite writers are those who explore the human condition with compassion: Shakespeare, Ursula K. Le Guin, Orson Scott Card, Frank Herbert. I hope to one day attain that level of understanding and compassion.
  15. I have a Combined Honours Degree in Sociology and English from the University of Western Ontario, through King's College.
  16. I was a stay at home mother for 5 years.
  17. I taught myself to program computers during the last couple of those stay at home years.
  18. I am agnostic, but more than that, I am a humanist and a feminist.
  19. I have been poor for almost all of my life. When my children were small, we were extremely poor.
  20. It is a big adjustment to learn how to live with a disposable income. You wouldn't think so.
  21. The issues I have in my life are often played out in my knitting. Hence the blog title.
  22. I often have close contact with wild animals. I rescued a bird from fish line and it chirped its thanks to me as it flew a way.
  23. At our previous home, I used to walk the neighbor's dog regularly. He was a boxer named Monster and I still miss him very much.
  24. Besides knitting, I know how to crochet, embroider, cross stitch, and sew. I just can't be bothered to do the others.
  25. When I was sixteen, I knit an entire sweater set for my music teacher's baby. It was the first time I had knit with such fine yarn.
  26. I have knit multiple boyfriend sweaters, including one for my husband before we were engaged to be married. I had never heard of the sweater curse at that time.
  27. One fellow liked the sweater I knit him so much, he wore it on every date we went on. I finally got sick of it and told him he should try wearing something else sometimes. I never saw it on him again and shortly after that, we broke up.

  28. My favorite movies are by Hayao Miyazaki
    and Spirited Away tops that list.
  29. I am a fantastic cook. My husband says to tell you he says so. Actually, my kids says so too.
  30. I'm pretty weird sometimes, especially with my children. I think they like it. I know I do.
  31. I have a big loud voice. I have had to work at modulating it at work, but it comes in handy when there's a crowd.
  32. I don't like to drink much. I've never been falling down drunk.
  33. I am a non-smoker. Can't stand the smell.
  34. I used to write on a computer bulletin board system (BBS) that was one long, continuous story. This was before the internet, when people would just phone each other's computers.
  35. The BBS was where I met my husband.
  36. When we got married, I had a male friend stand up for me and my husband had a female friend stand up for him.
  37. I have known my husband since I was 17 and he has helped me grow into the woman I am today. I look forward to growing old with him.


  1. Well, happy birthday! And it's on a Friday, no less. Hope it's a great one.

  2. Sounds like you get two birthdays! I hope they are both joyous.

  3. Anonymous12:07 am

    Hey! Happy Birthday - I hope you get spoiled and have a fabulous day!!

  4. What a really nice post! So nice to know more about you! And such great pictures! :-)

    I've been working on a "100 things" list, but it's hard to come up with 100, isn't it?!

    Happy Birthday! :-)

  5. Happy Birthday for today.

    I have a nephew and niece who also live in London Ontario. One day I will get over to visit them.

  6. mary jane7:05 am

    Have a great day today. I think birthdays are wonderful so enjoy your day. Happy birthday.

  7. It's Friday so Happy Birthday!!! From everything I read on your list, I believe you to be a most charming woman/human being...not to mention the fabulous knitting! Great photos. I have also lived most of my life with very little money raising 3, it was hard but really didn't bother me so much, life was very simple and it actually still is...I just get to knit with much nicer fibre now,eh? Again, Happy Birthday, enjoy the day, hope it's grand, and many many more to come.

  8. Happy birthday! You're a lovely person who deserves a great day so enjoy!

  9. Happy birthday! I hope you got to enjoy it.

  10. Happy Belated Birthday!