Friday, December 15, 2006

Rebekah tagged me... six weird things again


At Knitowl and friends


Still working hard on the shop stuff - trying to keep things going, even though there is a lot of stress around here lately.

Knitting:
I have FOs to show sometime this weekend, as well - a pair of socks and the final outcome of the Triangular Theatre Shawl... (at least, I've been wearing it this way, don't think I'm going to change it now) The grey lace rectangular shawl is about 3 inches from culmination. These are the things I do when watching tv with Mr.J in semi-darkness (our comprimise - I keep on the light in the other room and sit in the cast light while we watch).


Meanwhile...


Jess and the Boss work on sticking old parts together
and making them work as a new machine.


I was tagged by Rebekah! I did this meme before, but I'll try to find some other weird things about me. Shouldn't be hard ;o) I'm weirder than most (you were warned)

So here's the "Six Wierd Things About You" Meme Rules:

THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.' People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged' in their comments and tell them to read your blog."

1.) When I was eleven, I was fascinated by the world of conlanging (making your own, unique language from elements of real ones). My language got -complex- I even studied linguistics to make it better. There still might be some of that out on the Net from when I published a little of it (my Babel text was out there up until last year). What can I say - I was a geeky kid with few outlets. Mikelul garanveten edtun sip?

2.) My ink art has been described as 'Look out Picasso, here she comes.' and 'Escher on LSD - after a long fever.' Those are compliments, right?

Example:

A failed drawing from my right-brain day.Kinda scary, huh? - I thought so.
Today's drawing has more promise, as I have a little more focus and mental cooperation going on.


3.) I believe in the healing powers of certain herbs - things my Grandmother told me, that seem to be a bit more than 'folk knowledge.' I've learned some of her 'remedies' are actually medically sound, like willow-bark for a headache, or rosehip tea for a cold.

4.) My mom taught me it is perfectly alright to talk to animals - all animals -- it doesn't matter if they don't seem to understand your words. What is important is they hear your tone of voice and see you trying to communicate with your body language, which we humans do best when we talk as if something understands us.

5.) I have a medical condition called orthostatic hypotension which is very unusual in 'younger' people (not elederly). It's a pain. I had 17 stitches in my head in 1998 which led to the doctor finally admitting my dizzy spells and occasional loss of vision were not just fantasies.

6.) I have a recurring dream I am late for school, don't have my schedule and am running all around some mish-mash of every school building I've ever been in, trying to find out where I'm supposed to be.

OK - but I can't tag anyone. Sorry!

7 comments:

Rebekah said...

Thanks for playing, especially since you've done it before!

Your drawings are amazing, I admire anyone who can draw. I can't draw a stick figure.

I believe in natural remedies to an extent myself, I'm not "natural" although I'm not against it, just have never thought about it much. But the natural remedies obviously have their place in science, afterall medicines are basically derived from plants.


I completely agree with your mom on talking to animals. People think I'm insane, but that's okay the animals like me. :-)

Anonymous said...

I had my own alphabet!

My syncope sistah, I have something similar to orthostatic hypotension... however I don't know which probable misdiagnosis is accurate. lol Mine doesn't necessarily involve standing.

susan said...

I absolutely love your line drawings. I would frame those suckers in a heartbeat.

Lynn said...

Hey cute little fuzzies!

Your drawings are always so lovely.

I was tagged for the first time. So I tag you. Thanks for playing

Lynn said...

you can use this one as your tag
btw

Jennifer said...

I love the drawings too!

Natural remedies do work. My grandmother gave me some type of Chinese medicine when I broke out in hives after eating lobster. It cleared it right up.

Chris said...

I like your drawings! You invented your own language? Wow. I think the closest I got was using the runic alphabet to pass notes in school...

Cute softie!