Thursday, April 17, 2008

What You Never Cared to Know

Tagged by Hilary over at The Yarniad, I must comply and add my Seven Random Facts to the chorusing multitudes.

Generally, I'm not all too good at these things (and I'll give you that factoid as a bonus to the seven)!

Here's the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

A brush with canary-enlightenment

1. My birthday be on Talk like a Pirate Day, ye scurvy dogs! Avast! and all that business.
You may address me as Mad Bess Bonney.

2. I have several declared mortal enemies. Here's the working list as of this date:

3. The only book I've ever cried at was Les Miserables. I guess it says it all in the name, no?

4. I was a Girl Guide. A very enthusiastic Girl Guide. With a voracious appetite for those damn little badges. I liked making things back then, too.
Here's my Brownie and Guide sashes:


Toadally hard core.
I loved camping, but good god don't take me out there now.
Bugs, ick.
What happened in the ensuing years to turn me from laying on a thin sheet of plastic, waking in a puddle of earth-soaked, semi-defrosted water I'll never know.

5. I have an unusual affinity for bees (despite my "bugs, ick" comment above). If I were to get a tattoo, it would probably be of a bumble. (which is a moot point, because I'm not the tattoo gettin' type.)

6. The first album that I ever had was (get ready for this): a New Kids on the Block tape. I think it was a single, with Tonight Tonight on it (or some such business). Too long ago - can't recall. The first album I ever bought for myself was Gordon by the Barenaked Ladies.

7. For about two years now, I hesitate every time I wear pink (which is no longer very often). Unknowingly, I used to wear it all the time. This embarrassing faux pas was pointed out to me by a co-worker. I'm sure she didn't mean to, for time immemorial, inhibit my pink-wearing.

Let the tagging commence!
1. Foxy
2. Sophia
3. The Vogue Vigilante(s)
4. Kai
5. Pomo Boho
6. Susan
7. Kelly
For all tagees: please feel absolutely no pressure to actually comply with the tagging. I'm just a rule-follower, and had to name names.


Kai said...

Great facts! :D

I've just done mine... definitely not as interesting as yours though!

Carol said...

I am completely with you on the camping=bugs=ick! thing.

And I want to compliment you an the last few posts of fo's. Very nice ones! You are a prolific knitting machine!

Carol said...

I am completely with you on the camping=bugs=ick! thing.

And I want to compliment you an the last few posts of fo's. Very nice ones! You are a prolific knitting machine!

Teresa said...


Can't wait to post more. I have been busy - I think it's the spring getting into my blood :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for the tag, loser!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tag! You know I don't actually know your real name... just the canary girl. I wanted to let you know that I did the survey :)

Your brownie and girl guide sash is incredible. I think I only collected a few in my short years as a brownie. One of my more vivid memories of it was an overnight brownie camp. I was one of the "graduates"(too old) and they gave me a fleece poncho as a parting gift.

I also used to be like you are with pink, but with yellow. Learn to embrace it! I did, I wear yellow all the time now and love it.

-Kelly (10 feet high)


I love your blog-- you're an amazingly talented knitter! Unfortunately I'm far from computer savvy enough to figure out this "Tag" thing (let alone never having enough time on the computer). But thanks for tagging me (us) anyway! By the way, your canaries are adorable. I love the name "Butters". Cheers, Leiza of VV

Team Knit said...

it's funny how a photo can jog memories. Somewhere from the dark recesses of my brain a little voice just sung

"we are known as little people, smart quick and reaaaadyyy helpers"

and then

"my ship sailed from china with a cargo of tea..."



ps. you should have come out last night, I took my spencer with me to PP!