Friday, September 19, 2008

Birthday for Me, Decidedly Mid-Twenty; Or, AVAST YE!

ARRRR me fellow knitting pirateers! Today not only be Talk Like a Pirate Day, but it also be ME BIRTHDAY!
(be assured next Friday the Indie Designer Day will return)


In the past few days, I've received a couple neato internet funnesses. First came a meme, and second, an award!

Here's the meme.

The rules:
1) Link to the person who tagged me: NessaRenee
2) Mention the rules
3) Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about myself
4) Tag 6 other bloggers by linking to them
5) Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they’ve been tagged

I won't be officially tagging anyone; I'd just like to blanket-nominate all who can actually make it through the riveting informational tidbits that I'll be listing about meself below-heres:
1) I've never broken any bones, nor sprained a damn thing. These are the fruits of a life based upon the glorification of inactivity.

2) I hate the maths, and my existence is based on running away from them and being able to prove to my dad that I haven't died and been eaten by ravenous wolves and vicious vultures because I dropped math as soon as I could.

3) I'm not a big fan of cake. Cakey-cake. Cheesecake gets full points for being delicious and heart-stopping. But cake, as in, birthday cake! - is not for me. Ever since my opinion on the subject mattered, I've chosen alterna-cakes for my birthdays (ice cream cake, cheesecake and most recently, simply my favourite sweets).

4) I've recently bought the perfect dress in the universe. Perfect for me, that is. (Pictured Left.) I don't think I've ever had such a "oh sweetness, this is awesome!" experience in a change room before.

5) I feel entirely wrong if I'm not always doing something. For example, I rarely actually watch tv. I'm always knitting something whilst it's droning and/or yelling at me.

6) And, in a nice little summing up: I talk to my tv. Besides my mother, I've never met a single person who employs such frequent and liberal use of the mute button as I. I take it as a personal insult that commercials/shows/etc... try to pawn off imbecillic ideas on me, as though I'll swallow that crap. They rely on you not paying attention to what they're saying. So MUTE the BASTARDS! (I also have a unique talent for getting my own dander up.)

And also, a few days ago the wonderful Team Knit (specifically Julie!) nominated me for this adorable ribbon.

I'm very flattered!
PhotobucketThe ribbon always had such wondrous awe attached to it for me as a child. You got them (if so lucky/talented) in dance and skating. Piano was all about the pretend-frameable certificate of completion; Guides and swimming the badges.
But I digress...

The rules are:
1- Post the award on your blog.
2- Add a link to the person who gave you the award
3- Nominate at least 4 other bloggers and add their links
Nominees, simply in alphabetical order:
Another Shop Girl (because her knits are always so interesting and fashionable)
Green Apples (because I love her wonderful use of colour - in knits and most recently in paints!)
Juicy Knits (because she always chooses the same knits that I've in mind to knit too - and they look so great on her)
Longhorn Diva (because she has fantastic taste and has introduced me to so many knits that are exactly to my taste)
So Knit Picky (because she's always so elegant!)
The Yarniad (because many reasons, but just for today I'll say that it's because it's her birthday too!!)

4- Leave a comment at the recipients’ blogs so they can pass it on.

Merci beaucoup to all. Have an extra of whatever it is you like, and the explanation excuse justification reason is because it's CanarySanctuary's birthday, and she said I could.

Birthdays give you incredible omnipotent powers. I'll have to try climbing walls and leaping a few tall buildings.


Samurai Mom said...

Happy Birthday, mine is tomorrow. Now I can add you to the long list of people I know who have a birthday the day before mine!
Thank you for the pattern. It came the other day and I had forgotten about it and was concerned about the mysterious package from Canada. Turns out it wasn't a bomb just vintage patterns.

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday!!!
The dress looks fantastic on you! :)

ekittie said...

Happy Birthday! :D Hope it's great for you.

Anonymous said...

Bon anniversaire! :-)

Glenna C said...

Happy birthday!

Kim U said...

Happy birthday! And you are spot-on about that dress, it's awesome on you.

Team Knit said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a fantastic day doing all the things you love- and hopefully wearing that gorgeous dress!

- Julie

Kai said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I talk to the TV too and use the Mute button often. :D

Love your dress.

The ribbon is well deserved! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, it's my mother's birthday too and I always like to call her and say, "Avast, happy birthay to you maty, argh......" How lucky are you, two great reasons to celebrate Sept 19th

Emily Scott Banks said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a wonderfully fun post, and thank you so much for the nomination! :) You *made* my day. I hope your day is fabulous.

Also - you are RIGHT! That dress is *totally awesome*! Fit is perfect, and I love all the details.

And finally, thank you for the gift of some lovely new blogs to visit, which is always fun!

Hilary said...

Happy, happy birthday and thank you so much for the award! You're right about that being the perfect dress -- it looks absolutely amazing on you! Oh, and because you said so (and also because I hold special powers today, too) I am drinking a Cream Soda whilst eating Swedish Fish, recovering from a huge lunch, and getting ready for a huge dinner. My mom reminded me at lunch that on ones birthday, one of the special powers is ridding all food of its caloric content. :)

Krafty Like A Fox said...

Happy Birthday! Mine is Sunday. The dress is gorgeous and it was one of the freeing moments of my life when I realized I could use the mute button.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday!

You already leep time to create amazing knit FOs! LOL.

tara said...

Happy Birthday! (to you and me, as we are almost birthday twins!)

A Homely Heroine said...

Very belated but very sincere happy birthday! and congratulations on your ribbon, its throughly deserved!!

Anonymous said...

That is a perfectly sweet and bad ass dress. Wherever did you find it?

Teresa said...

Thanks all!!

(the dress is from the great bastion of hit and miss fashion that is Le Chateau).