Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The measure of fame.

What is the coolest way you can think of to be famous? To be mentioned on "Jeopardy" of course! In the winter we love to watch the game show "Jeopardy" on television right after dinner. For those who've never seen it, it's a quiz show in which the answers to a variety of questions are shown on a board. Players select the answer, and then they try to provide the question. Larry is excellent at it, and amazes me with his knowledge. The questions cover every topic you can imagine, and last night one whole row of questions was about Sue Grafton's books. As if she wasn't famous enough!

But something even cooler happened a few days ago. You've heard me mention Stephanie Pearl McPhee, the self proclaimed Yarn Harlot. I visit her blog all the time www.yarnharlot.com and have been inspired to finish my most recent sock in the record time (for me) of five days. The contestants all tell a little something about themselves and the champ from the previous day mentioned that she had participated in the knitting olympics, which was a fun thing the yarn harlot began during the real olympics.

So . . . that is the true measure of fame. I'm quite certain I will never be mentioned on Jeopardy!

6 comments:

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, I always remember the saying " The same crowd that cheers is the same crowd that jeers" That's the same crowd that smiles and then takes your head off :o(

ladydi said...

Ah, so maybe fame isn't all it's cracked up to be?

Suzanne said...

Maybe you will be you never know. I have never heard of the show Jeopardy.

ladydi said...

Suzanne, you can probably see bits of it on YouTube - it seems like you find anything there!

Heckety said...

Well you may not get to be on Jeopardy, but hey! you might be an Olympic Knitter yet? Sure sounds like you are headed that way!

I have to say I managed to get the heel turned on the sock I am knitting about three weeks ago and am working up the courage to do the instep as it requires lots of counting, always my downfall...

ladydi said...

Way to go, Heather! I am on my tenth sock, and have finally gotten to where I can do that part without requiring complete silence and no interruptions. AND!!! I learned how to graft the toe at the library knitting group on Tuesday night. Yay! I just hope I still remember how when I get to that point on this sock. I had read the directions several times, but just needed someone to show me.