12 June 2008

Engulfed in Flames

How fitting is it that I attended a David Sedaris reading on his new book titled, "When You Are Engulfed In Flames" while standing in direct sunlight on asphalt at noon during a hundred degree heat wave? It was so worth it though. I've read all of his books, but have never heard him read aloud. He was hilarious, slightly awkward and quite endearing. He even requested to see Lisa's knitting!

David Sedaris

The crocheted Frankenblanket is coming along nicely. I cannot get over how fast crochet is, or addicting. I found it hard to put it down even when the air conditioner was broken. We're okay now though, and at least we have one to begin with!


I was tagged my Miss Hexagon Blanket herself, the lovely Dulle Griet. Since I am a co-founder of her blog-stalking fan club, I must play along.

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?

1998. I had just wrapped up my first year of college, a year of varsity water polo, and was living at home and waitressing. Heaven. My friend, Jay was still alive, and our old gang would spend every night playing Manhunt in the 5th street park, going to the beach, or sneaking into the pool at the Hall of Fame and diving off of the platforms. Awww. I miss living at my parent's house!

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?

Find my dress and finish packing for my trip.
Fly to Chicago tonight.
Finish floorplans in CAD for work.
Finally update my blog.
Charge my phone. STAT!

3) Snacks I enjoy:

Key Lime Pie
Peanut butter ice cream on a sugar cone with chocolate sprinkles
Funnel cake

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

I'd like to think that my goals wouldn't change too much if I had that much loot. But let's play along for a bit, shall we?

After taking friends and family on a trip around the world for a year (totally stealing my best friend Trey's lottery winning idea here), I would buy a house. A house on a bit of land but with neighbors nearby. We could have a barn in the back for Mike's studio, and a woodshop for us to share. I would build and re-furbish furniture as a hobby, and do interior design. I would have (and/or) adopt the grandchildren my mom is jonesing for. I'd buy a letterpress, some new clothes and a hybrid car. Oh, and perhaps I would build a waterslide park a mile from my house for people to use. I would hire a tutor and travel to Spanish speaking countries and learn the language. I would find an inventor or invent a machine that could launch people from far-away places through a chute into my new home. Each of my friends and family would have one in their house, so we could see one another whenever we wanted. Yes, it would be just like at the drive-through teller machine at the bank. And lastly, I'd put aside money for my brother's scholarship, and donate to other causes I support like Heifer.

5) Places I’ve lived:
Philadelphia, PA (almost 4 years)

Bloomington, IN (7 years)
Plantation, FL (18 years + summers)
Las Vegas, NV (a summer)

6) Six people I would like to tag are:
anyone who wants to play!


Lisa said...

Frankenblanket is looking groovy!

Have fun at the wedding, we'll miss you this weekend :(

Nic said...

That hex blanket is very cool. There are multiple projects I have my eye on for Noro knitting, but I have to gain a stash of noro first...

Your blanket is coming along nicely. Do you know the trick to weaving in ends in crochet? Lay the ends along the stitches you are crocheting into, so they are encased by the new row of stitches, then just cut them once enough is secured under the new row!

Nic said...

Oh, and care to explain the message from David Sedaris?! That is so cool that you got to meet him, I love his books (and I rarely read books, lol).

meg said...

Thanks for playing along! Water polo, eh? And David Sedaris liked the hexagon blanket?

I love the frankenblanket. Have a great time in Chicago!

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

I love david sedaris! I heard him read from his book naked and barrel fever. He is hilarious. I will have to get his new book :)

Love your meme :) Always good to find out more about you.

Miss Grace said...

Read it, loved it, and am so jealous that yours is signed!
My Me Talk Pretty One Day is signed, lucky me :)

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I have a could-a,would-a, should-a David Sedaris story that ultimately would have resulted in me having dinner in his midst (at the same table!).

Enjoy Chicago! Hope those 5 must do's were done.

sulu-design said...

I writhe in belated jealousy that you saw David Sedaris in person. So freakin' funny, that guy!

ambika said...

I think he's going to be reading in Seattle soon and I keep meaning to pick up this new book. Fortunately, given that temps here rarely break beyond the 70s, I probably won't experience that kind of irony.