Getting motivated to do the zero thing; it needs some quickie research first (zero was invented four times; can I remember where? Hell no). So for now, the meme that's been going around. I'm so out of it I don't know if I've been tagged or not, and it looks kinda fun.
What is your current obsession?
Spinning. It comes and goes in phases and generally I don't fight it. For several months now I've been spinning every spare minute. I think it's the satisfaction of making yarn from a ball of fuzz.
What are you wearing today?
Oh boy. Tie-dyed sweat pants, ratty socks, a tee shirt that says "books, cats, life is good", and a denim shirt with holes in it. It's been a lousy couple days. Good thing I don't have to discuss my hair.
What's for dinner?
Dunno. We've got an actual menu system (posted on the refrigerator, no less), but this week I've been ignoring it because my medication makes me wanna puke. Maybe I'll do pasta. That sounds okay.
What did you eat for your last meal?
I haven't been eating meals, but small snacks. Heavy on the granola bars. (Nature Valley, cinnamon flavor. They're almost good.)
What's the last thing you bought?
Snaps and thimbles, to finish the lavender cotton cardi with.
What are you listening to right now?
My daughter telling me about how she's in a jungle and something flew out of a tree at her and is 'flinging all my stuff'. Now the giant bird stole her lunch. My usual response to these statements is 'oh, heavens'.
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
The Victoria and Albert Museum. Why think small? I'll chain myself to a toilet in the loo and refuse to leave.
Which language do you want to learn?
Mandarin. I haven't learned an Asian language yet, and the whole tonal thing sounds interesting.
What do you love most about where you currently live?
The biscuits. They make good biscuits in the south.
What is your favorite colour?
I'm not really able to narrow it down to one. I love all colors, especially clear, super-saturated ones.
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
I suppose that's got to be my good old Levi's jeans. Though I'm also fond of my collection of 'long floaty dresses' in silk and rayon that I wear in hot weather.
What were you doing ten years ago?
Trying to hold down a part time job and fly back and forth between Hawaii and Ohio to deal with a couple major family illnesses. Glad that's over. I think 1999 was the year I logged enough air miles to go around the world twice. And did I get to go somewhere cool? No. I went to Ohio. Isn't that always the way?
Describe your personal style?
Usually I go for comfort, but when I dress up or start spending big bucks on clothing, I go for classic. My last clothing purchase was at Brooks Brothers.
If you had $300 now, what would you spend it on?
Fiber. It's an obsession. Or perhaps I'd kick in some of my own cash and buy a drum carder. That's the newest, latest I-want-that.
What are you going to do after this?
More of the same, I imagine. Possibly knit, read some books. Try not to puke. It's a barrel of laughs at the moment - see why I'm talking about numbers?
What are your favorite films?
Lord of the Rings. Sorry, it's a cliche, but they're awesome. Um. The movies I watch over and over... Bull Durham, Triple X, The Italian Job (remake with Marky Mark), Mulan, Aladin. I like humor. Obviously.
What inspires you?
As a person? Generosity of spirit. Kindness (so simple, so underrated, so difficult sometimes). Cleverness. Smart is all well and good, but those people who take old ideas and twist them around into something new and useful, wow. That's cool.
As a fiberhead? Sort of the same thing - new takes on old ideas. I think everything's already been done, in terms of clothing, so at this stage it's a matter of making old ideas seem new.
Whose work/designs are you inspired by?
Terry Pratchett. Meg Swansen. Stephen Hawking. Vincent VanGough. Jesse James (the mechanic, not the outlaw). Martin Luther King. Boudica. Hannibal of Carthage. Um...
Your favourite books?
Geez. All of them? At the moment, I'm reading the "in Death" series by J D Robb (again). For reference I'm using "The Universal History of Numbers", "The Cartoon Book of Chemistry", and "Mad Science". Knitting books I return to over and over are "Unexpected Knitting" by Debbie New, everything by EZ and Meg, and "Knitting in the Old Way".
Do you collect anything?
Yarn and fiber, of course. Tea pots. Books.
What makes you follow a blog?
Good writing, humor, and an entertaining take on things. I'll read just about anything if it's written in an entertaining, humorous style. But of course I like to learn stuff, so new information is a plus. Doesn't really matter what topic.
What was the most enjoyable thing you did today?
So far? Lay in the recliner with my kitty. She's nice and warm. And purrs.