Tag, I’m it!

Posted on | January 24, 2008 | 9 Comments

The other day, Rosemary – she of Ice Queen and Muir fame; and knitwear inspired jewelry artist extraordinare – tagged me for a ‘10 unusual things I’ve done’ meme. First of all, go look at her list. It’s awesome! And it’s made me very insecure about my list. I’m a pretty safe person – lived all of my childhood (other than my first two years which were spent in Texas) in California, went dutifully to school, etc. etc.; so dredging up some interesting and unusual stuff that others might not have done is a little hard. I hope you’ll bear with me. Here is the list:

1) Got a Ph.D. in physics.

2) Went to 5 schools in 6 years because of indecision issues. I know I’ve already mentioned this before in another meme, but I thought it bore repeating; plus I’m running out of stuff already!

3) Got married in Italy (where my husband is from).

4) My husband, in addition to his native Italy, has lived in Greece, Belgium, Singapore (where he completed high school), and London (where he went for undergrad). I know, I know, it’s something unusual about my husband, but I’m getting desperate here!

5) Had a short story (very short – 500 words) published in the San Francisco Chronicle when I was 12 based on Beverly Cleary’s Ramona the Pest series.

6) Have had designs published in Knitter’s, Interweave Knits, One Planet Yarn and Fiber, JCA, Magknits, and two books (contributions).

7) Wrote for the Harvard Crimson when I was an undergrad.

Okay, I’m stumped. If I can think of any more, I’ll edit this post in the future. But for now, 7 unusual things is all you’re getting from me.

I’m supposed to tag a few other people now to do the same, but I feel a little lame requiring other people to do what I couldn’t. So, consider yourself tagged if you’d like to post about 10 things you’ve done that are unique and let me know if you do so I can read about it!


9 Responses to “Tag, I’m it!”

  1. Gudrun Johnston
    January 24th, 2008 @ 12:36 pm

    Well number 1 is mind-boggling to imagine for me!

  2. Anonymous
    January 24th, 2008 @ 1:55 pm

    Connie, You are SO modest!
    8. You actually know what a phonon and a bifullerene are, and probably a bazillion other fantastic-sounding physics terms.
    9. You have not only spoken with Eunny Jang repeatedly but are probably on a first name basis with her.
    10. Your list of colleges include Stanford, Harvard, and Cornell! I’m sure I’d be equally impressed by the others if I could remember them.
    OK, #10 is kind of part of #1 so I’ll add another:
    11. In spite of all your mind-boggling academic and knitting accomplishments, you are incredibly down to earth and friendly.
    Toot your own horn, toots! You deserve it!

  3. Romi
    January 24th, 2008 @ 3:58 pm

    You really are way too modest! Wow! A PhD in physics! You are amazing. And amazingly talented, and obviously very modest. In short, I am incredibly impressed. :)

  4. Krissy
    January 24th, 2008 @ 5:06 pm

    I gave you an award! Check it out on my blog.

  5. Just call me Ruby
    January 25th, 2008 @ 6:32 am

    Its already been said, but you are way too modest. Just what you’ve achieved in the 12 months of your knitting career is incredible. (I don’t even get the submissions into the post most of the time).

    Ruby x

  6. Jessica
    January 29th, 2008 @ 1:24 pm

    Um, with a PhD in physics, you are lucky to have had time to do ANYTHING else at all!!! I think that should count as, like, 5 things at least. ;)

  7. Angela
    January 31st, 2008 @ 5:44 pm

    And now, two more designs for Interweave–congrats! They both look great on the preview, Kathy–I mean Connie (at least they got your name right on the bonus photos page; I suppose there are worse things than being confused with Kathy Zimmerman). I agree with Knitting Daily– the printed silk cardi would suit Laura Linney perfectly.

  8. mel
    February 1st, 2008 @ 6:44 am

    What an awesome list – this would be a Life-list for many people :)

    I gave you a little You Make my Day award :)

    February 4th, 2008 @ 6:36 pm

    Well you are one smart cookie that’s for sure and a wonderfully nice person as well. I just wanted to say THANKS for the kind comments on my blog and let you know I LOVE all of your designs and think you are one fine girl……Edna

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