ten years ago: I was 16, just entering my junior year of high school and itching to learn how to drive. I grew up in NJ, so I couldn't get my learner's permit until I was 16 and a half and couldn't get my license until I was 17. But, I was young for my year, so some of my friends were already driving. That was my first real year of adulthood, I suppose, since I was more independent than ever before.
five years ago: I was 21, and was entering my senior year at Penn State. That year, I moved into an apartment with 5 other people, 2 girls and 3 guys. I only knew two of the guys, and not all that well, but I had a huge crush on one of them. He's now my boyfriend of four years and we live together.
one year ago: I had graduated from law school and had taken the bar exam but was still waiting for the results. I was unemployed (and I still don't have a "real job") and pretty bitter about that fact.
- jalapeno poppers
- banana and peanut butter
- black and white cookie
five songs I know all the words to: (there's a lot more than five, but here are the first ones that pop into my head)
- "Only the Good Die Young," Billy Joel
- "Desperado," the Eagles
- "I Will Survive," Gloria Gaynor
- "Let it Be," the Beatles
- "Freya, Shakti," Gaia Consort
five things I would do with $100 million:
- pay off my loans
- buy a house
- buy a horse
- invest a few million so that I can stop working
- give the rest away to charity
five places to run away to:
- the beach
- the mall
- Central Park
- the zoo
- my parents' house
five things I would never wear:
- hotpants (unless I lost about 40 pounds)
- a micromini (unless I lost about 40 pounds)
- wool underwear
- anything with the Boston Red Sox logo
five favorite tv shows:
- The O.C. (guilty pleasure #1)
- Laguna Beach (guilty pleasure #2)
- Will and Grace
five biggest joys:
- snuggling into the covers on a snowy day when I don't have to be anywhere
- kitties, puppies, birdies, and anything else you can think of that isn't an insect
- horseback riding
- Disney World
- the first day of vacation
- my two Blythe dolls, Lirienne and Sedona
- the computer (complete with high speed internet and City of Heroes)
- my iPod
- my sewing machine (even though it doesn't work half the time)
- my digital camera
five people to pass this on to:
- yarnyogi, because she was my downstream SP for SP4
- sparkli, because she's my age and she seems really cool
- cBear, mostly because I like the name of her blog
- A Knitter in Queens, because New Yorkers are the best
- Linz, because she's a Penn Stater!
And, on to knitting content. No pics today because I'm lazy. Oh, okay. I'm making Branching Out in this:
It's so soft and pink and snuggly! If only I had more patience with lace. Actually, it's my first lace project. It's going fairly quickly, but I know I've made some mistakes. It really is impossible to undo mistakes in lace without a lifeline, but for something this small I can't be bothered to do the lifeline thing. Luckily, I'm not one of those perfectionists who can't stand to have a little mistake here and there in her knitting. If I was, I'd never finish anything.
ChildHood is almost finished. I just have to seam it up and sew on the buttons and snaps. I'm hoping the snaps I got are an appropriate size. Never take a boyfriend to the fabric store, for you will be rushed into decisions that should not be rushed. Sigh...
Toe-up socks are finished, except for weaving-in-of-ends. I finished them at my parents' house this weekend, and only narrowly managed to wrestle them away from my sock-loving mother. She admitted they were a tad too small for her, and I managed to add that they were mostly wool, so they might itch her delicate tootsies. Heh. Mine, they're all mine! I will make my mother some socks for Christmas that she can wear without itch and that she can toss in the washing machine.
Okay, this whole meme thing has taken way too much time, so I'm off to bed.