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Eight things you may not know about me

Ack, I’ve been attacked by the latest “eight things you may not know about me” meme (thanks, Kevin--and I will make you sorry you asked!). OK, here goes:

1. This fall, I learned how to knit, and before I knew it I became a total knit-wit. I’ve become a regular at the WoolPack, and my entire family got scarves for Christmas, mainly because I’m not good enough at it yet to do anything more complicated (Larc, yours and the boys’ are coming, I promise). By next year, I hope to have graduated to socks.

2. I have a case of severe puppy envy. Every time I see a puppy, I have an overwhelming desire to get one of my own. But I resist the urge for now, wanting to give my Augie dog all our love and attention throughout the rest of his old age (he hates puppies for some reason). Repeat after me: They only stay cute little pups for a couple of months before they turn into teething terrors…

3. When I was little, I wanted to be a cowgirl. I had the boots and the fringed outfit and everything, just waiting for my pony to show up in suburban Connecticut.

4. Alternatively, since the cowpony and accompanying dogies never thundered down our street, I wanted to be the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. It must have been slightly disturbing to my parents to have a little kid who collected racing forms, though.

5. I am an Internet junky. Oh, you already knew that??

6. While I am an Internet junky, I am a neophyte when it comes to cellphones. I have to bring the instruction booklet with me when I’m on the road so I can figure out how to set it to vibration and take a picture, etc. How embarrassing to forget the booklet and have to ask someone at a conference how to turn my phone off!

7. I read all the time, mostly thrillers and mysteries and airport books (I’d like to say I only read business books by Harvard Press, or the literary crème de la creme, but that would be a lie. I love a ripping plot and lots of twists and turns). I read while I brush my teeth, while I walk around, while I watch TV, all the time. If I run out of books, I get the shakes. Really.

8. I would rather do without than settle for less than exactly what I want. Which explains why, 15 years after we bought our house, we still don’t have curtains on our bedroom windows. And why I had to paint our living room five times before hitting on just the right shade of red. And yet, if someone gives me something, even if I hate it I’ll use it/wear it. Humans are nothing if not a bundle of contradictions, eh?

OK, now it’s your turn. I’ll tag

Rob Everton

Jennifer Collins

Anne Taylor-Vaisey

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