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Meme fever

Posted by Miss Knotty on December 24, 2006

Okay, here are 2 memes. Mostly because I’m depressed and thought I’d feel better by answering questions. Easy questions. I’ll answer the obvious question at the end of my post here. Stay tuned.

This is from the Lovely Teanha’s blog. She didn’t tag me, but I lifted her material, because I thought it would be fun. I hope she doesn’t mind. (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?)

Meme #1:
Rules:1.)Each player of this game starts with honesty,answering these questions.

2.)People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own,providing their answers.

3.)At the end you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names.

4.)Don’t forget to leave a comment that say’s “Tag…Your it!” and tell them to read your blog. {It’s a bit long…But it’s worth the fun!..}

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1. Where were you one hour ago? Sitting here and composing a blog entry (and talking on the cellphone)

2. Who will be your next kiss? I don’t know. Non-romantic kiss – probably one of my parents; Romantic kiss – I have no idea. Hopefully my future husband, whoever he may be.

3. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? Yes, an instruction page for some knitting stiches from Simply Knitting Magazine; and a pink bookmark.

4. When is the last time you went to the mall? I don’t know. Months ago – Maybe June/July?

5. Are you wearing socks right now? Nopers, just flippy-floppies. I should mention, however, that I do have a fur coat on my feet – my cat is sleeping on them. Her fur is very silky, and she’s warm, and she’s purring. So no socks are needed. And I’m getting a little bit of a warm fuzzy happy feeling.

6. When was the last time you went out of town? I went to California in March. I don’t really like traveling very much, though, so that would have been the last time.

7. Have you been to see a movie in the last 5 days? Not in the theatre.  But I will likely be watching Casino Royale again in theatres before it goes out.

8. What was the last thing you had to drink? Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte from St*rb*cks.

9. What are you wearing right now? White comfy T-shirt and black pants.

10. Have you been in a car wash? Yes, but not for some time.

11. Last food you ate? Last night, had a WONDERFUL Tuna sammich from S*bw*y.

12. Where were you last week on Saturday? DallasOne!

13. Have you bought any clothes in the last week? Nope.

14. When was the last time you ran? Prestonwood Baptist Church’s Turkey Bowl (weekend before Thanksgiving)

15. What’s the last sporting event you watched? Hockey – Columbus Blue Jackets at Dallas Stars (and I was at AA Center to watch it. Big fun!

16. What is/was your favorite class? That would be WAS – Art class.

17. Your dream vacation? I don’t know. Probably one I could share with someone I love.

18. Last 3 peoples houses you were in? Bobby’s house for Thanksgiving; Stacy & Jamie’s house, for the Christmas party, and My parents’ – for housesitting purposes. But they’re back now.

19. How old are your parents? My mom is (mrmffhrmfph), and my dad has had 13 birthdays. Never tell a lady’s age, and my mom is every bit the lady! :)

20. Who would you like to be with? People. I like to be around people sometimes. I like to be alone sometimes. Right now, I’d like to be around people. I’ll be going out later this evening to meet that goal.

21. Do you miss anyone? Yes. I miss my old roommate. It was nice having someone here to talk to. The cats are nice, but they don’t talk like Roommie and I used to.

22. Last play you saw? Steve Martin’s “The Underpants” at Greer Garson theatre at SMU.

23. What are your plans for today? I’m going to a Salsa Dancing Social later on this evening, should be fun.

24. Who was the last person that commented on your page? Alison Hyde, of Spindyeknit

25. Ever go to camp? I went to Girl Scout camp many years ago. It wasn’t really for me. Although I did enjoy the crafts – they didn’t last long enough.

26. Were you an honor roll student in school? Yes. I was a consistent A-B honor roll student. If I had been more disciplined, I would always have been a straight-A student.

27. What do you want to know about the future? When Jesus will come; when I’ll get to sit with Him in heaven.

28.Are you wearing any perfume or cologne? Nope.

29. Where is your best friend located? They live here in Dallas.

30. Do you have a tan? Nopers. I don’t tan. I burn, then peel, then burn again. Consequently, I don’t go outside with less than an SPF 15-30 on. Not conducive to tanning. But I have pretty good skin as a result. Someone paid me the great compliment of asking my age recently. He said I looked much younger, but he could tell I was older when I talked. I took it as a compliment.

31. How old do you want to be when you have kids? I don’t know if I’m meant to have kids. I think dogs are a hassle; how much more are kids?

32. Do you collect anything? Yes; I collect refrigerator magnets of cities my friends/family/co-workers have been (I always ask them to pick me up a magnet with the city/country name on it. Also: Buttons (that I convert into magnets), yarn (although this isn’t called a ‘collection’, per se); dust.

33. Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over? 2001

34. Have you ever drank a soda from a straw? Of course. Hasn’t everyone?

35. How do you like your drinks? Thirst-quenching.

36. Do you like hot sauce? I like a medium salsa.

37. Last time you took a shower? Friday

38. Who do you have a crush on? Daniel Craig

39. What is your mood? Depressed, but feeling a little better after answering all these inane questions :-D

40. Are you someones best friend? I don’t know, you’d have to ask someone.

41. Are you rich? I do not have a lot of material wealth, by Dallas’ standards, but my needs are met and I have some left over, so I’m doing pretty well, I think.

Meme#2:

1. YOUR REAL NAME

Regina

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first three letters of your name, plus izzle)

Regizzle

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three of your last)

R Bea

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (fav color and one of fav animals)

Black Plover

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, town where you were born)

Suzanne Lubbock

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, first 3 letters of mom’s maiden name)

Bearehad

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (favorite color, alcoholic drink)

Black Kir Royale

8. IRAQI NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, any letter of your middle name, 2nd letter of your moms maiden name, 3rd letter of you dads middle name, 1st letter of a siblings first name, last letter of your moms middle name)

Eazaars

9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/body spray)

Ibiza Hippie

I never tag people for Memes, but if you want to do either one of these, please comment that you’re doing the meme, and I’ll come read your answers!

And now, for what you’ve been waiting for:

The obvious question: Why am I depressed?

I was at PopularCoffeeHouse this afternoon. I wanted to get out of Chez Knotty for a while and do some knitting, and people-watch. PopularCoffeeHouse is a fun place for people watching. Well, I watched people, and knitted. And I knitted and watched people. With my Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte (they still have the syrup, people – have one, they’re really yummy!), I enjoyed about an hour of relaxed knitting on my Circumnavigated Cardigan (I’ve got about 3″ now). Then it happened. I was watching, and the shop had gotten pretty busy. People were coming and leaving, and there was a pretty good-sized line at the counter. A guy came into the shop, stole a coffee mug, and walked out. And I saw him. and he saw me. and he looked me in the eye the whole time. He knew he was stealing, and he knew he was caught (by someone at least), and he did it anyway, and I didn’t stop him. I am partly depressed over my inaction, and partly depressed that he stole. Christmas is a wonderful time. It’s a time of miracles and joy, and love, and goodwill toward men, right? Well, it brings out the best in people – people are the most charitable around this time of year, and it brings out the worst – shoplifting and theft are the most common crimes in Christmastime. It’s like Satan ups the ante. I’m extremely discouraged that this happened. I mean, I know that the bible says, “‘Venegance is mine’, sayeth the Lord,” and I believe that that’s an encouragement to people not to take justice into their own hands, but it also says “thou shalt not steal”. Am I complicit in Mr. Thief’s crime, because I didn’t stop him? Did I abet him by not saying anything until after he left? Should I have made a scene? I mean, it was over a coffee mug. If he was crazy or something, he could have hurt me, and for what? a coffee mug? PopularCoffeeHouse would not have likely done anything for my loss either, except considered me a busybody do-gooder, and still written off the mug. And what if Mr. Thief had stolen the mug and hurt me? What’s my recourse? I’m not a representative of PopularCoffeeHouse in any official capacity(except I buy and drink their coffees), and if I stood up to him on a strict conscience basis, I probably would have been thrown out for being a busybody and making a scene, and then what? I don’t stand to lose anything material by his theft, and PopularCoffeeHouse probably writes off hundreds of such events every year, as loss leaders.

Still, my inactivity to the guy in question rankles me. It bothers me a lot that he looked me square in the eye and walked out the door anyway. It bothers me that I didn’t stand up and say, “The Bible says you shouldn’t steal”. It bothers me that he pinned me to the chair with his look, and I was afraid, for no other reason than because he was looking me in the eye. It bothers me that he stole. It bothers me that I saw it, and it bothers me that I didn’t do anything about it until 20 minutes after he left. What could I have done differently? What should I have done? I reported the theft to the baristas, and said that I didn’t know if he paid or not, but that I didn’t see him approach the counter, so I didn’t think he had. None of the baristas remembered even seeing him in the store.

So that’s why I’m depressed. I’m depressed that I witnessed someone stealing. I talked to a couple people about it, and one person said she thinks I didn’t do anything because I was so shocked at his boldness. I mean, he was looking right at me, and I at him, and he knew, he knew! that I was watching him, and that I saw him steal, and he did it anyway, and even the idea of that really just shakes me to my core. The only shoplifting I’ve ever done was inadvertent – I’ve accidentally taken pens that I used to sign charge slips, and I got a bag of groceries once that I didn’t pay for (they were in the cart, and it was stuff I wouldn’t buy – canned dog food, I think.), but I try to always return it, and I’ve often gotten scatterbrained and almost walked out with something and then realized it at the last second, and returned it. But I just…. it was discouraging, and deeply affecting. Maybe my friends are right, and maybe I am too sensitive over something so immaterial. But this kind of stuff really, really bothers me. It just gets into me, and swims around in my head, and turns my stomach, and lacerates my heart, that people are out there who do this. I don’t know why they do it, and I don’t know why it hurts me that they do, but it does hurt me. I’m grateful that God will judge the wicked, and that it’s not my place to do it, because I would always judge harshly.

I need God more to guard my heart, to steel it against this kind of thing; or maybe to make me bolder in my defense of Him and His right way. Because it’s broken. Broken at the very idea that people would act so malevolently at a time when people should love more.

Edited to add: Okay, I answered the last question (the depression question) first, before I answered the Meme questions, and I’m actually feeling better. I needed something silly and light to take the edge off my mood, I think. I’m going to take a long shower and get ready for my Salsa Dancing Social tonight.

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