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New '7 subject' meme..

New meme – Kazzy Cee gave me 7 very interesting subjects to write about.  If you’d like some, drop me a comment and I’ll do the same for you.  :)

Sewing – There’s been a renewed interest in this recently.  I started in school being taught embroidery, but not ‘plain’ sewing.  I wasn’t very good at it, too impatient but found that the enforced symmetry of cross stitch suited me very well.  All you have to do is make the top stitch go the same way.  I went on to make a load of counted thread projects and enjoyed most of it a lot.  My Mum taught me how to use a sewing machine, one of those massive Singer treadle ones way back when.  They didn’t lend themselves to travelling, however, and she wound up with nice little electric table-top ones.  I had a couple of my own down the years but I use Ma’s last one now, also a Singer.

The garden – Never cut out to be a gardener, having black thumbs!  I was the Under-gardener for Mum – dig a hole here, hack that shrub back, mow the grass, tote that bale, that sort of thing.  While watching things grow can be fascinating, I don’t have the knack and I’m very restricted in what I can manage now. I’m fighting to get my front garden leveled at the moment, it’s all uneven with a tree root not taken out properly… 

Music – Unless you’re tone deaf, everyone likes music.  I do have a catholic taste I admit, from Sibelius to Buddy Holly.  I do like some  modern stuff but HATE rap, punk, hip-hop and modern jazz.  Especially ‘Rap’, beloved of every egomaniac who couldn’t put two musical notes together, who jumped on the bandwagon because it doesn’t require actual singing!  Awful, dreadful stuff!  *shudders* I’d drown the lot of them!

Consideration – An interesting choice!  I think it covers what should be taught at an early age; it’s rarely a natural trait.  Children taught to share is a good start and must be taken to the next level.  You have to learn to consider not only other people and their views, etc, but how you look at life, particularly and in general.  To think before you speak and not to jump into things, to learn what needs more reflection and what you can trust to your instincts and ‘gut reaction’.  You need to keep an open mind and stay that way all your life, as you will never stop learning – hopefully! 

Pink – Not a colour I’d pick for anything really, except healthy skin and rare roast beef!  Pale pinks can be pretty but I loathe strong pinks and that muddy ‘rose’, so beloved by designers for ‘the older woman’ or young ones for that matter; ugh!

Getting about – This isn’t something most people think about, unless it is how you explore new places or are on crutches for a broken leg or after surgery.  It becomes very important as you get older however.  When you are restricted – think how you hated being in that plaster cast or having to use a wheelchair for a short period – it does rise to the top of your hate list.  I’m partially disabled, as I’m riddled with arthritis and have had hip and knee replacements, one of each, so far.  I may have to have more done later on, but I will face that when I come to it.  I was lucky and used some of my ‘moving’ money last year to buy a mobility scooter.  I qualify for Mobility help through my DLA benefit now and will definitely look closely at that when my current machine starts to fail maybe.  I must get something that moves a bit faster, 4mph can be Very Irritating!  At the moment, it is a real help going shopping and getting about the city.

Jackets – We all have clothing ones, for different weather.  I have several in different materials, from leather vinyl to light cotton jersey.  I have two padded winter ones and several lined ones that you can use to finish off an outfit or look more ‘professional’. They are endlessly useful, especially if they have pockets, but the lighter ones don’t as they are more ‘inside wear’, not to wear as a top layer or in bad weather.

You can apply ‘jackets’ to potatoes, bullets, mechanical and industrial uses, of course, but that’s another story!



( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 30th, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
What an interesting meme...I'd have been thinking spuds for jackets for sure or even DaddyLongLegs!
Mar. 31st, 2012 10:41 am (UTC)
:) Would you like to play? i could give you blue, telephones, watch, incense, roses, nails & history :D

Edited at 2012-03-31 10:42 am (UTC)
Mar. 31st, 2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
Heavens no, I'm not at all good with words! :D

Blue - moon
Telephones - only for emergencies
Watch - neighbourhood
Incense - Mass
Roses - beautiful
Nails - old (Back in the day 1960s they pulled down a lot of our area and we burnt the wood and found old-fashioned straightsided nails, quite fascinating)
History - fun now (Horrid Histories)
Apr. 5th, 2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
meme me!
this sounds fun, but really random.... when I hear Jackets I start worrying about Yellow Jackets, and what were those terribly stinking wasps in 'Hunger Games'? Oh yeah, Tracker Jackers (*shudder*).

You 'getting about' topic is one that many people find serious, I'm glad you got a mobility scooter... that must be kind of fun (it looks like some fun), in spite of the slow speed!

And I agree 100% about pink!
Apr. 5th, 2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: meme me!
With pleasure, my dear! i love that the selection IS so random, i think that's the point. It can show some interesting things about a person.

Your seven are telephones, gloves, vegetables, feet, tattoos, birds & brown - go mad!

'Hunger Games' is just hitting here and i've ordered the first book on Kindle to see if it interests me. i'll let you know!

Edited at 2012-04-05 03:22 pm (UTC)
Apr. 5th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Re: meme me!
thanks! I did it...
and I hope you like 'Hunger Games' as much as I did, it is intense and darkly funny (dystopian social satire w/lots of violence)

This icon is Elizabeth Banks as a character you might enjoy, w/the fun hair & makeup!
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