Sunday, December 31, 2006

Defining the Undefinable

As the new year commences and difficult decisions are being shoved down my throat I find the need to define myself. I am a knitting, motorcycle riding, tree-hugging, animal-loving, reality TV watching, vegetarian, hokie. Ya, that sounds pretty good.




I am most definitely a hokie. For those of you out there who are a bit confused a hokie is a Virginia Tech fan, student, alumni, whatever. Maroon and orange are fabulous color choices in my book, if I ever have twin boys I'll name them Frank and Beamer (that is if the hokies can manage to win a bowl game in the next decade), and I don't eat turkey (blah, blah go ahead and argue the VT mascot isn't a turkey it's a hokie bird, but let's be honest it looks like a turkey and gobbles....it's a turkey).

I've been a vegetarian now for 2 and 1/2 years and going strong. I'm not ready for the jump to vegan, but maybe some day. My tree-hugging ways and a seriously convincing, and may I say very attractive, philosophy professor are responsible for my current convictions which my carnivore-like father disdains. I am however a card carying PETA member, and I believe I'll be a vegetarian for a very long time.

Reality TV is a vice of mine. I now that it's stupid and definitely not reality, but I just can't help myself. My favorite's are Beauty and the Geek, Real World, The Duel, Flavor of Love, Biggest Loser and most recently Man vs. Wild (Bear Gyllis you drive me wild). Really though, I'm just a TV junkie in general. I mean come on knitting and TV are the perfect marriage, so it just fits. And now that I can get online and watch episodes for free whenever my little heart desires, I'm in real trouble!


I definitely love animals. I however don't own any myself expect for some pretty pathetic fish. My roommate does have a very cool cat, Adam. My parents have two cats, Pete and Sophie. Pete a fun-loving, good cat. Sophie on the other hand lacks that agile grace that most cats possess. In fact, one day I saw her run into a wall, seriously I really did. Annie is our dog, a Great Dane. She's 150 pounds of gorgeous. If you've ever read the comic Marmaduke then you sort of know Annie; she's goofy, smart, and takes offense at being told what to do.

I also try to change the world one plastic bag at a time. This is my ultimate pet peeve. I absolutely hate it when I buy chap stick at the supermarket and they try to place it in a huge bag. I mean come on we all know it's going in my purse anyway. If they can't grasp this concept you should see their faces when I have a pile of groceries and say, "oh no I have my own bag". They gawk at me as if I'm insulting their polluting plastic bags and maybe I am; deal with it. Since I work in sales, this is precisely the reason I always ask if the customer wants a bag. Ha ha, I've defeated the system!
Motorcylcing has been in my life since I can remember. I started riding with my dad when I was three. We had a side car. That's right I was a badass even at three. I got my license a couple years ago and now I ride a Honda CX500. My sister just got her license, so now the whole family drives. I made us matching t-shirts too. No it's not dorky, I bet you wish you had one.

And finally, I am most certainly a Knitter with a capitol K. I want to own alpacas and angoras some day and learn to spin so I have an unending amount of fiber in my backyard, just in case those terrorists attack. I'm seriously thinking of becoming a yarn rep too, so yarn will truly be my life!

I'm pretty happy with that description at least for this year. Maybe this time next year I will add; thin, sky diving, and gourmet chef to the list. Hmmm, two of those seem to clash, but oh well. I'll leave you with a picture of my lizard ridge afghan. I have 9 blocks seemed together and 2 more finished that leaves 13 to blocks to go!


8 comments:

Gina said...

Ohmigaud that afghan is so beautiful! Drop dead amazing. Mimi came back from Ca. and has started Lizard Ridge and got some different Kureyon colors over there! Unfortunately, I am only on #4 square... but I will not rest until mine is bigger than yours!

Mumsy said...

who is the gorgeous woman next to that fab yellow scooter....oh wait...

Nancy said...

Well, except for an age difference of about 23 years or so, we have a few similarities. First of course, would be the love of knitting. Second, hiking--although my husband and I are just getting serious about it. Third, motorcycles -- ok, ok, mine's a 49cc Yamaha Vino but I love it AND I grew up in the sidecar of my father's military issue scooter! The only drawback might be that I'm a rabid University of Connecticut Huskies fan and you at VT are alas, a Big East enemy. With everything else in common I won't hold it against you if you agree to the same. Oh! and I LOVE going to NYC but have never hit the yarn stores - my husband can only put up with so much from me.

Nancy said...

OOPS! My bad: VT and UConn aren't in the same conference, I think we just show up for a football game every year and you all kick the crap out of us!

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