Sunday, February 11, 2007

Five secrets

More than a week ago, Kristie tagged me with the 5 Secrets meme. It may seem that I've been stalling on this one, but that's really not the case. The truth is, I'm having a hard time coming up with five things I haven't spilled to you guys already!! Some of these may be lame, but I don't have much to work with.

  1. I've talked about how Pea and I have been taking ballroom dance lessons for about three years. But did I ever mention that we actually did one dance competition? I don't have much of a desire to do another one, but we did have a really great time doing the one competition we did. I've never seen so many sequins or worn so much make-up in my whole life!! Our time on the dance floor went by in a blur. How did we do? We placed first in each event we danced!!! Are you impressed? Don't be! Most student's compete with their teacher as their partner. We chose to compete with each other as our partners, so we were in the Amateur Competitor's class. More specifically, we were THE ONLY AMATEUR COUPLE. I still consider it lucky that they gave us first place. They could have say "Yes, you are competing against no one, but we still don't think you're good enough for a first place medal!"
  2. When I did the Two Truths and a Lie meme, I made up a story of how Pea and I met for my lie. So how did we really meet? At a Singles Group. A friend had been bugging me for months to go to a singles group with her, but I was not interested. For some reason, I just didn't think that sort of thing was for me. Eventually another of our friends agreed to go with her, and they kept telling me what fun it was and that I should go. One week, they were meeting at a restaurant that I really like, and I went just for the nachos. Pea was there and I noticed him right off, but spent the evening talking to a guy that was sitting closer to me. I kept going to the singles group, and over time became more and more interested in Pea. I was too shy to talk to him and he was too shy to talk to me, but eventually the inevitable happened and we got to know each other. And the rest, is history. Side note: Those two friends I went the the group with . . . they are both still single. I'm sure they must hate me for being the one who didn't want to go to the singles group and the one that ended up meeting the love of my life there.
  3. I love my blog and my blog name, but there are times when I wish I had gone for something much shorter. Especially when I participated in Rhinebeck Blogger Bingo and had to walk around saying "I'm Karen from Musings of a (mostly) Self-Taught Knitter" all day long!! I'm sure it was a b!tch to get my blog name in that little bingo square too!! And I also wish I had thought of a snappy user-name, (like MissyJoon, Scout, or Jessalu) instead of just being Karen.
  4. Do you remember me talking about taking web classes some day? Well, my first on-line web design course starts next week!! I'm ridiculously excited about it, and dragged Pea to Target yesterday for a new notebook, binder, pens and highlighters. I probably don't even need them, but I was so excited about the class that I couldn't resist getting back to school supplies!!
  5. Hmmm, I'm having a really hard time thinking of one last secret. Okay, okay, I'm going to bite the bullet and admit to how many miles of yarn I have in my stash. Are you ready??
35.85
(hanging head in shame)

20 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on the web class! Even if you don't need the supplies, it's so fun to have everything new and untouched!

I'm impressed with the sock yarn. You should join the L&V Sock Marathon, where your stash may be just average. I counted mine, and I have about 5.5 miles, which my family thinks is insanely too much. They don't believe me when I say that it's not that much!

Alisha said...

I suck at meme's I have decided. Since I have yet to do the one I was tagged for weeks ago....6 wierd things. Partly it is hard to think of 6 weird things. When I think weird I thing bearded lady at the carnival weird LOL

I enjoyed reading your secrets!! The ballroom dancing competition is cool....I watched Step Up last night. I am such a sucker for any dance movies.

Don't be ashamed of such a good stash!!!!

MissyJoon said...

YOU DANCED IN A COMPETITION?
YOU'RE STARTING A NEW WEB CLASS?
YOU THINK I HAVE A SNAPPY USER NAME?

I know so very little about you!!!!! xoo

Olga said...

I love shopping for school supplies! Or organizational supplies! It really makes you feel like you're getting a fresh start. And then, if you're bored or frustrated a few weeks into it, you still have your cool supplies. They just opened an Anthropologie here in Austin, and they have the prettiest file folders.

Sonya said...

What interesting secrets you have! The dance competition sounds like such fun. I share your love of school supplies. I just picked up a new pack of highlighters and some binder clips!

Jenn said...

Great secrets - and that yardage is nothing to be ashamed of!

Zonda said...

Hehe, I know your secrets! ;) Cool on the ballroom dancing! As for the yardage..not too bad! :)

Jennifer said...

Hey, that's perfectly respectable yardage!

Cute story of how you met your honey.

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

HAve fun with your class. My Aunt dragged me to a singles group once. I never went back, and of course, I'm still very much single. The Ballroom dancing thing is really cool.

christine said...

Oh, I don't really know what to OMG to ...........the first Pea meeting, or the miles of yarn...........????????

~Kristie said...

YEAH! I'm so glad you did the meme. It's so fun to learn more about you all the time. Thanks for sharing your story about you & Pea. I love hearing about how people met for the first time!

Don't hang your head in shame about how much yarn you have. BE PROUD!!

Anonymous said...

You shouldn't be ashamed of that stash. I refuse to even calculate how much I have!

Jessica
http://zarzuelaknitsandcrochets.com/blog

Melissa said...

Great stash! Don't be ashamed. I (like you) wish I had a snappy blogger name and name for my blog, but oh, well....

KnitPastis said...

That's fantastic that you do ballroom dancing!Loved reading this post and all the new secrets.

Kelly said...

The Web class sounds great!

Heide said...

Good luck with your web classes. I love the name of your blog, and I too use my plain old name. The ballroom dancing sounds fabulous. 35 miles is a heck of a lot of yarn. My math skills disallow me from making such calculations... this is a good thing.

flutter said...

You are awesome, so there.

Katt said...

I dont know how many miles I have of wool..I am too afraid to check..I have BOXES of yarn..Its a scary thought really...Might have to check one day..when I am bored and old..and have no one to tell my shameful number to ;-)

You rock! Professional dancing..Web Classes AND beating out your friends in finding a fella at something you didnt want to go to!! lol

Katt

Nancy said...

I'm so with you on #3! Not only is the name of my blog long, but people have to type for hours to access it! Congrats on the Ballroom Dancing; I think that's wonderful

Dipsy said...

Oh, I *so* enjoyed reading through your 5 secrets, what a great way this is getting to know blogger friends better! The story how you and Pea met is so great, and yay for scoring first in the dancing classes - I think this is something both of you can be so very proud of, really! And yay for the web class - I know you're going to enjoy it big time - have fun with it!

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