... and, no worries, i'm sure ms. scarlet will concur, because that's her special pet name for me !
so, tonight, after moving lots and lots of stuff ... bedroom furniture (meaning, my entire bedroom) and a sewing table (hardest to move because i had to remove the legs to get the table to pass through the narrow hall), and my knitting machine stuff, plus lots and lots of other stuff, i finally sat down to (perhaps watch a movie) (um, not happening, because it's subtitled and i can't knit and read subtitles) catch up on bloglines and flickr. and you know what? i finally subscribed to shannon's blog.
why is this a big deal? well ... because i am a dork !. and i've been following and commenting on shannon's flickr pictures for months ! and it finally occurred to me to perhaps, check out her profile, and subscribe to her blog ... so i can learn more about the pictures !
and i found something fun really quick, besides the fab knitting ... a little birthday meme. and, it's not my birthday. mine isn't until december 24th. ugh. but, in honor of the birthday meme ... and i'm quoting the criteria from shannon ....
"The rules are to go to wikipedia and type in your birthday month and day only. Then post 3 events, 2 births and one holiday that occurred on your birthday."
i found this very interesting, because i feel like my birthday is the day forgotten. because, first, and mainly, to reverse the order of the meme,
3) all the "holidays" revolving around december 24th are all about christmas. (yes, that's very selfish of me, but when you have a "holiday" birthday, good luck having a birthday dinner out on the town ... because everything is closed !) (and i will not apologize for my selfishness !)
2) births :
1922 - ava gardner, American actress (d. 1990) ... i can appreciate that because she's just down the road from me, she's a local gal. and ...
1166 - king john of england (d. 1216)
1) events are the most fun:
1951 - Libya becomes independent from Italy.
1968 - Apollo Program: The crew of Apollo 8 enter into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast, one of the most watched programs in history.
1906 - Radio: Reginald Fessenden transmitted the first radio broadcast. The first program, consisted of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech.
so, how's that for pseudo-knitting-related blogging?!
ps. don't forget to wish shannon a happy birthday on september 7th, and me on december 24th!