A blast from the past

March 20, 2008

Journal, Lauren

Happy Birthday, Keren!

Keren is my sister who lives in Alaska. She is an art professor who works mainly in textiles. I have one of her early pieces, knitted for me when I was still in high school. This won’t make sense to many of you, but allow me this self-indulgent walk through memory lane. When I was young, t.v. was still in its larval stage and only had four channels, one of which was PBS. In my early years I watched Sesame Street (old-school style), Electric Company, and Mister Rogers. In later years, Frugal Gourmet, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Doctor Who!!!! (It’s a British sci-fi show about a Time Lord who has all sorts of well-accented adventures through time and space.) I came in during the Tom Baker years, and later fell in love when he regenerated (‘cuz you can do that when you’re pretend) into Peter Davison. Peter was cute, but Tom had super-style. His signature piece was a 20-foot long scarf, and my loving sister knitted one for me. She’s awesome.

Recently I found out that there is a guy who has a whole website dedicated to Doctor Who’s scarf. I dug mine out of storage and sent him this picture to see if I can join the ranks of Whovian dorks. (Using the most loving form of the word ‘dork’.) That scarf’s old enough to drink, people.

It’s my best impression.

Thanks, Keren! Happy Birthday!

About Lauren

Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “A blast from the past”

  1. Kitt Said on:

    Wow, that is an awesome scarf.


  2. Deanne Said on:

    To think… you actually had to explain Dr. Who! Here’s to hoping you join the ranks of Whovian dorks. (as if just HAVING the scarf didn’t already qualify you!)


  3. Brad Said on:

    Happy Birthday, Keren!

    I like the celery Peter Davison is wearing. Your next picture should be wearing a suit like his and pinning some celery to the lapel.


  4. Kristi Said on:

    Love the look, especially the coat! And just how long is that gorgeous scarf?!!


  5. Beth Said on:

    I think you haven’t been posted on that guy’s site because of your beautiful smile…none of those people are really smiling (except the dork in the middle, but he doesn’t count).


  6. Peggy Said on:

    Geez, you must be much taller than you appear!

    (awesome scarf Keren & Happy Birthday. I’d love to visit Alaska btw)


  7. Lauren's mom Said on:

    I checked the “guy” site. Sorry you aren’t on there yet, but the little girl in the second row on the right, looks like you did when you were her age (before beer).


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