I'm taking a little breather at work. Literally. I had to interview a pair of docs today who run the anatomy lab. In their office. In the anatomy lab. They didn't tell me that. So I was riding up the escalator and thinking to myself, "something smells funny." Well, yeah. Then a guy wheels a gurney with a black bag by me. I kept thinking, make sure you're still hearing things; if you stop, you're going to faint. But I didn't. Still an hour of breathing formadelhyde is about fifty minutes too many. I need to breathe.
This month, I will celebrate five years of blogging. I started blogging when it was just coming in to wider use in academia. My boss at the oru wanted to put a blog on the website. I don't know why I resisted; it probably sounded too trendy. I was reading Knitting Curmudgeon, and I started wondering if there were blogging stitchers. I asked my boss and my friend who was then blogging about his heart condition on Live Journal to tell me if they came across any stitching blogs. If there were any, none of us could find them. So I just started writing on August 21, 2003. I don't even know if anyone was reading--no comments back in the dark ages. I just kept writing into the ether. Soon, I started finding more and more stitching bloggers. And what a community it is! Eventually, there got to be so many stitching blogs I no longer felt obliged to read them all, well, not all the time.
Radical Change of Blog Policy
To celebrate this momentous anniversary, for the next year, I will be having a giveaway on the 21st of each month. Prizes will range from things stitched or sewn or crafted by me to things I buy. Because, let's face it...in the last five years I haven't really impressed you with my abilities to finish what I start. To win, comment on the anniversary post; I'll label it. Using a random number generator, I'll draw the winner on the 21st. I'll ship gifts worldwide because now I have stitching friends the world over. It's a good thing.
Thanks for reading!