Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ten Things

I saw this meme at On The Needles, and it made me think, so I decided to participate (spurred on, I must admit, by some tough work days that haven't left much time or energy for knitting or blogging). The photo mosaic was my own addition.

The rules? List ten things you can't do without. Tag [pick a number] people and let them know they're tagged. That's it! Easy, huh?

Ten Things I Can't Do Without

Credits (from left to right, top to bottom): 1. My own, 2. My own, 3. The Color of Crema Coffee, 4. My own, 5. Entering Hyperspace, 6. llibreria - bookstore - Amsterdam - HDR, 7. Jaz, 8. Pequeños Placeres / Little Pleasures, 9. Sugar Lips, 10. blessing of nature

1. My family, of course. That's almost cheating, isn't it?
2. Yarn and needles. Yeah, yeah. Still cheating.
3. Coffee. Enough said.
4. Dogs. They are so much easier to relate to than humans. Why, yes, I am antisocial. How did you know?
5. Internet access. How could I ever survive without you all?
6. Books. Yes, I did notice this somehow came in below internet access. This is disturbing to me, particularly since I have a degree in literature, but still true.
7. My alarm clock. I'm not a morning person, but morning comes all the same.
8. Privacy. I am naturally introverted and need time alone every day to recharge.
9. Sugar. There is no chance at all that I will ever do a low-carb diet. Or, well, any diet, actually.
10. Plants. I love the way they look. I love the way they feel. I love their constant, silent, living presence. Emphasis on silent. I did mention my family, did I not? They are not silent. At all.

And despite the mental image I have now created of a fat, sluggish, caffeine- and sugar-addicted, antisocial, knitting bookworm digging in the dirt surrounded by dogs, I'm happy to share my list with you! I won't tag anyone, so no pressure, but I would love to read your lists, too (and see your pictures), so if you're inclined to play, please leave a message to let me know when you post, and I'll come visit.


The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Oh I just love that sugar picture!! Great list...

Unknown said...

7, 8 and 9 I can do without but the rest....choosing which comes first-John or the dogs, is hard. Oh wait a minute, John earns the money....mmmm

TheBlackSheep said...

#1,2,4,5, 6 and 8 would all have to go on my list. 10 would have to be widened into the category Nature. 3 is tea instead of coffee. That leaves me with 2 more. Ipod and my cats. Ipod because of audiobooks which help me retain my sanity and the cats because we have mice and they don't eat my jackets. They are the qin to my dogs yang.

Good list!

Anonymous said...

I don't do meme's, but I love reading others. It is tempting to ponder such a list though...

Anonymous said...

I need my time alone, too. As a matter of fact, I think I'd like to be alone almost all the time. Relationships (at least ongoing, live-in ones) take a lot of time away from my vices of knitting, spinning, weaving, sewing, painting, reading, playing with animals.

All the others are good ones, too. We may be sisters.

Olga said...

I thought that sugar pic meant you loved purple lipstick!!!!HA ha
and I have seen pics of you- you are anything BUT fat and lazy!!!!

sophanne said...

we are can't live without twins- except the plants are so quiet around here that I forget that they need water so I spare them sharing my existence.

Anonymous said...

That's a good list. I think I would have to put books first. I will mull it over and play next week.
Don't be shy to remind me!

marit said...

It's a great list, and I love the matching photos- clever!

Kim said...

Excellent! I think you paint a wonderful picture of yourself. The purple sugar lips photo is cool!