What this blog could have been…

New Yarn

What might this yarn become? Ponder, my pretties, ponder…

Michele from Knitsane tagged me for the seven things about me meme. In the spirit of the Freakonomics column, I am going to list seven other possible hobbies I have contemplated adding to my life, besides knitting.

1. Violin playing I played the violin for a long time, yet manage to remain tone- and rhythm-challenged. But I enjoyed playing in an orchestra, even if I played during the rests. (Yes, I suck.)

2. Dancing. “You didn’t have the feet. I didn’t have the heart.” I didn’t have the feet. I wanted to be a ballerina, but after a couple of years of training at the ballet school I was told I didn’t have enough turnout. I make up for it by watching every cheesy dance movie ever, including Center Stage. Everyone who has ever seen this movie quotes that line.

3. Civil War Fanaticism. Sometimes I feel a slight tinge of the Civil War fever, especially last year, when I was doing a lot of Lincoln research at work. Pros: Never run out of things to obsess about. Cons: Fears of becoming the only non-Southern, asian, female reenactor. (Also. Might have to play a slave.)

4. Coin-operated machines. I love coin-operated machines. All of them. Old ones. New ones. Even those that dispense the weird sandwiches. I think that my love of coin-operated machines is actually a subset of a greater love…

5. Cheesy vacation destinations. Corn palace, when will I ever get to visit thee?

6. Printing. I took an intaglio class in college and it was awesome. Cons: Lack of printing press at home. Pros: I could qualify to join the counterfeiting department at the CIA! (wait, maybe that’s a con. I’m not sure.)
Pro or con? You decide: I would have to say, “Hey, want to see my etchings?”
Adam actually has a letterpress at his apartment, so perhaps if I just invest in some acid and metal plates, this could become a reality. Or maybe buy a Gocco printer.

7. Gun shooting. At a range. Not just randomly. This one I keep meaning to do, but haven’t gotten around to, yet. Not hunting, I don’t think. But I’ve never been on a hunt, so I can’t really tell if I’m lured by the hunt or not.

I am not going to tag 7 people, but I am going to tag Sarah. She’s not a knitting blog, but she is my friend, and also the giver of the gift certificate that bought that lovely yarn above, and thus, is my victim for this meme.

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4 Responses to “What this blog could have been…”

  1. June 8th, 2007 at 8:07 am #michele

    well with # 6 there are pros and cons and then you could end up a convict. (sorry couldn’t resist, my husband used to work at a jail)

    this is an amazing list. the violin is impressive as is the ballet. i love all the dance movies too even though i can’t dance.

    the close range shooting is complete fun. i tried it once when i was at a firing range. a couple of guys handed me a serious-looking hand gun and said have a go. expensive hobby though, might even be more expensive than knitting. the freakenomics guys would be all over it. still worth a try if you get a chance.

    amazing yarn photo. has to be one of the most creative i’ve seen.

  2. June 8th, 2007 at 8:28 pm #kim

    i tried shooting once too, it is fun. i borrowed the guns of the guy i was *cough* dating at the time, but apparently you can rent the actual guns at some ranges? i don’t know how much that costs, but i didn’t get the impression it was that expensive.

    also, a non-southern, asian, female civil war reenactor would be awesome! especially if you pretended you were a southern man.

  3. June 11th, 2007 at 10:52 am #CL

    “Cheesy vacation destinations.”

    Really?? You should meet this guy I know who runs a pizza blog.

  4. June 14th, 2007 at 10:02 pm #Claire

    Michelle, thanks for the push to write this list! It was fun.

    Kim, shooting + yoga, clearly a new great combo.

    Caren, who is this guy you know?