Monday, March 3, 2008

A Little of This and a Little of That

I was tagged over the weekend with my first "meme" by the very sweet Rosanne of Firefly Nights.

A meme. As if. Like it's not already all about me me me all the time already! The rules for this meme are that I share six non-important things/habits/quirks about myself and Mr Puffy so, in the spirit of being a good sport, here we go:

1. I like to listen to country music when I'm in my car;

2. Mr Puffy has a criminal past (he was a chicken poacher until he had a close brush with an angry farmer. Since we've had him I've done my best to convince him chicken tastes better roasted);

3. Between Steve, Mr Puffy and myself we represent combined professional experience of a medical doctor, two lawyers, a certified public accountant, a real estate broker, a securities broker; and an ex-poacher.

4. I'm a native Californian and have been known to use the expression "dude" on ocassion;

5. Going to the Farmer's Market on the weekend is my idea of a good time; and

6. I used to play USTA league tennis and played first court doubles.

I now get to tag 6 bloggers of my choice and they are (drum roll please) Monika of Smoking Hot Needles; Bridget of The Ravell'd Sleave; Amanda of Fancie Pants Knits; Silvia of Silverknits; Vicki of Knitting Dragonflies; and Geoff of A Bubbling Cauldron (a non-knitter but a really cool dude).

On a more knitterly note, I splurged over the weekend on the new Debbie Bliss book, Coastlines. I love several of the designs but am going to start with this top (except I'm going to knit it in the color teal). The yarn is Debbie Bliss' Stella and is a blend of 60% silk, 20% rayon, and 20% cotton.


Monika said...

Very interesting! Mr. Puffy is a very interesting dog indeed. Your Coastline link is not working for me. Would have loved to have a look at the designs, not that I'm going to knit a sweater or top any time soon. :o)

Windyridge said...

Hmmmm.... so which one of you three is the doctor?

Knitted Gems said...

Wow, that's quite a list of professions!

Thanks for tagging more blogs. I love to find new ones.

Bridget said...

I'm not sure I can come up with anything as interesting/scandalous as Mr Puffy's chicken poaching, but I'll see what I can do ... ;-)

Who knew he had such an, ahem, "interesting" past ????

chanknits said...

Mr Puffy has quite the history. Love dogs with character...

What a lovely top! I can't wait to see it in teal.

Silvia said...

That's an impressive list of professions! Thanks for the tag. I'll have to think - Mr. P's not as sweet and innocent as he appears, is he?!

amanda said...

Uh oh! I better start thinking....

thanks for the tag!

what type of lawyer were/are you?

Hilary said...

Dang, that's some pretty amazing work experience! Y'all are some accomplished people/dog!

Sherry said...

Very impressive list indeed. Your certainly not slackers.

The Coastline book looks beautiful. Look forward to seeing the creation of your sweater.

fireflynights said...

Oh, Mr. Puffy, my teatime treat loving pal, please tell me that your chicken poaching escapades were in your MUCH younger days. You now seem so wise and sophisticated as you give advice to your Mom and join her at tea.

I know it must be hard to walk the doggie straight and narrow, but you can relive your checkered past through memories whenever you want. Tis better to sit in your regal splendor being waited on hand and foot than to have to forage for food on your own. But, if you must have an occasional fling, leave no feathers behind. And, you do seem to have a family legal connection if you need help getting out of doggie jail.

Tell you Mom that she selected a pretty top for her next project.

knitting dragonfly said...

You have been giving the You make my day award, now don't let Mr. Puffy chew it up.