Lori of Thrums was kind enough to include me in her list of bloggers to receive the Beautiful Blogger award. Thank you so, so much, Lori! It makes feel really good to join the excellent blogs which have received this award over the course of time.
There are two things which recipients of this award do. Pass on the award to others (see below) and tell everyone ten obscure facts about themselves. Neither is a trivial task, but here is my list of things about me that you probably don’t know.
1. I have lived in the US all my life, but have three times been lucky enough to spend three months in Europe. Those are among my most treasured memories.
2. On each of my European trips, I visited France. The first time I made it through OK, but the second time, a tooth crumbled and I had to have my first crown. The next trip, I ended up having my appendix removed. And yes, I would love to go back to France!
3. When I was in high school, the favorite hangout for my (very small) group of friends was Niagara Falls. Such a great place to live!
4. I got my BA with first class honours from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I loved living in Canada for four years.
5. I met my husband in graduate school at Yale. He was studying celestial mechanics and I was studying linguistics. We both ended up with careers in the computer field.
6. My father was born in Thailand, then Siam, descendant of several generations of Presbyterian missionaries. You know how the king in The King and I spoke English? That’s because my great-great grandfather taught him how.
7. I have been working and playing with computers for over 40 years now. When I consider how fortunate I am to have been born into the time I was and not earlier in history, that’s one of the reasons I feel that way.
8. My daughter and I both have the same favorite character, Miles Vorkosigan, the hero of a series of science fiction books by Lois McMaster Bujold. Once when Meg and I were talking about Miles, my husband asked in a puzzled way, “Where do you two know this guy from?” (I tell you, that author’s characters really do come to life!)
9. My favorite spectator sport is ice hockey. When I was in high school, we had season tickets to the Niagara Falls (Ontario) Flyers, a Junior A hockey team. We had seats in the second row, and there was no glass, so we were really part of the action! This remains a treasured memory for my two younger brothers as well.
10. I’m one of the few people I know whose natural and usual background noise is silence. I keep trying to remember to play music when I’m by myself, and I usually just don’t manage to. I love Pandora radio, but somehow, silence is what I usually go for.
Now for the good stuff. Here are ten blogs that I think you may enjoy.
Angry Chicken Sewing, cooking, crafting, kids …
Brenda Knits This year, Brenda is following Elizabeth Zimmerman down some fascinating knitting byways
Chappysmom Well written and well photographed – knitting with a handsome dog
Confessions of a Graveyard Gypsy Knitting for and with an absolutely enchanting baby
Fridica >> a new skill Knitting and fun with good photographs
Froggie Meanie Life with three adorable and lively kids
Live and Let Knit … and Craft A never-ending stream of crafty creations
Sel et Poivre Knitting and thinking in Canada
Smoking Hot Needles Knitting and spinning with dogs of character
The Art of Tying Holes Together Knitting and life
These are all blogs that I have followed with great interest and pleasure. I hope you will enjoy them too.
(And thanks again, Lori! That was fun!)