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About Rose

I am 26 and knit and work in Northern Kentucky. I’m from this area and when away I miss the hills most and the humidity not at all. My Myers-Briggs personality type is INTP. I gave up having a favorite book by the time I turned 20, but at that time it was Gravity’s Rainbow, which had been preceded by The Satanic Verses, Foucault’s Pendulum, and Notes from Underground. I don’t write much about books here, but I probably should. I’m learning to appreciate movies more and can now differentiate between Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise with no difficulty at all, but I don’t care enough about either to be proud of that.

Sometimes I wish I’d been an ethnographer instead of just a worker bee because I’d rather be learning about people and how they define and discuss themselves than sitting at my desk all day. I just gleefully sent in a little card that will sign me up for The New Yorker, though, so I think it’s time to resign myself to a basic and sedentary life with little outside interaction. I learned to read upside-down at age 4 or so by reading The New Yorker across the table from my mom, but it’s not a skill I’ve actively nurtured (though I can do it easily if the need arises). I barely keep up with any of the languages I’ve studied. Much-beloved pets are a turtle and a cat.

Anything else you’d like to know about me can be found on the blog or asked in direct email, but in case you want deep insights, here are my results for some internet quizzes.

Which Western feminist icon are you?

Simone de BeauvoirYou are Simone de Beauvoir! You spent years with Sarte, who was more famous than you at the time, but came into your own as you got older. Your seminal1 feminist work The Second Sex is a book that is still controversial, but many of us can’t figure out
why. You kicked the early 20th century’s ass, though!

What 20th Century Theorist are you?

Michel FoucaultYou are Michel Foucault! You wrote groundbreaking histories of prisons, hospitals, asylums, and sex. Interestingly, you thought basically the same thing about all of them. Your historical accuracy is a bit dodgy, but that was never really the point. You were very obsessed with power roles - so obsessed that you frequented gay S&M clubs, and died of AIDS in 1984.

What kind of postmodernist are you!?

Theory SlutYou are a Theory Slut. The true elite of the postmodernists, you collect avant-garde Indonesian hiphop compilations and eat journal articles for breakfast. You positively live for theory. It really doesn’t matter what kind, as long as the words are big and the paragraph breaks few and far between

What kind of knitting needle are you?

Addi TurboYou are “turbo” charged. Fast moving and classy, you get things done with power and grace. Your expensive tastes can be deceiving, since what you really value is quality and efficiency. As you’re careening around those corners in life, finishing a dozen knitted objects each month, stop and smell the roses. Don’t miss the beauty of process!

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