The rules are:
- Link to the person who tagged you. -- DONE!
- Post the rules on your blog. -- DONE!
- Write 6 random things about yourself. -- DONE!
- Tag 6 people at the end of your post. -- I can't do that because it feels too much like a chain letter, so consider yourself tagged if you have 6 random things to tell me about yourself! I promise to read and comment on everyone who responds to this tag.
- Let each person know you tagged them by leaving an entry on their blog.
Andrew went for his allergist appointment this morning. Tony took him because we're on vacation this week, and he's never met the allergist. There were no surprises in the results -- he's still allergic to almost all the same things. But there was some good news -- all of his wheals were smaller this time around than last time. He's also pretty much outgrown his egg allergy, but he does seem to have picked up a dandelion allergy. (No dandelion greens for him -- but then again, that's not exactly a regular feature in our diet, so I don't think it'll be a problem.)
Now, onto the 6 things.
- I've had the same work email address since 1991. I was online earlier -- one of my best friends ran a popular BBS in town -- but this was an official Internet address. When I first came online, women were 10-15% of the population. It was a very weird time to be online.
- I'm a knitting addict. Yes, I'm on ravelry -- send me an email if you want me to friend you, or look me up on the allergy forum there. I don't go anywhere without at least a portable sock project in my bag and yes, I can knit without looking at my needles, so I can hold a conversation while I'm knitting.
- We just got a Wii Fit and it's so much fun to do a workout now. I'm looking forward to further games on this platform, especially the dance ones.
- I used to be active in science fiction fandom -- even helped to organize a couple of local conventions, had costumes, the works. That went away when we had kids, but I still try to keep in touch with some of the friends from that lifestyle.
- When I was a teenager, I was in a marching band. This is more impressive in Canada than in the US -- we don't have marching bands in the high schools here, and there were only a couple of marching bands in all of Vancouver. I used to be a music geek too. By the time I finished high school, I'd learned the flute, sax (I played baritone sax, which was bigger than me!) and oboe.
- I now see everything through the eyes of an allergy mom. (As the quote goes, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." -- attributed to Abraham Maslow) One of my best friends brought her baby over today, and he was super-snorky (he seems to have a permanent cold) and I warned her that I was an allergy mom, and that it sounded to me like that allergic sniffle. It didn't help that he'd already had a mystery reaction, possibly to bananas, and still had a bit of the mystery rash left on his face.