Friday, March 30, 2007

Captain, I must protest. I am not a merry man!


Well, I'm not. That's me right there. I'm neither a man, nor am I particularly merry. In fact, I'm just an average 30 year old Jewish lady whose parents unfortunate foray into child naming creativity resulted in my being branded with a name that is a homophone of the name of this blog and a Christmas carol. Oh, the irony.

But since you're here, I'd like to take a few minutes to enlighten you about a few things.

First of all, did you know that an estimated 178,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the United States during 2007 and 40,460 women will die from breast cancer this year? Pretty depressing, but there's good news. Thanks to medical research, breast cancer is more survivable than ever. That research is expensive, folks. But you can help. Just click over there to the right. Yes, on the "Save Boobs" button and make a donation to the Komen for the Cure breast cancer research foundation in any amount. Seriously. It only takes a minute. And yes, you can donate a buck. After you've donated your $1, $5, or $100, you can come back here and continue reading. I promise you'll find what you're looking for.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Thanks for doing that. Now I'll share something else with you. I bet you didn't know that there are droves of sexy young knitters lurking about in America. Yep. We're young, we're beautiful, we knit, and we're everywhere. The media's been publishing it everywhere lately. In fact, WTTW's Chicago Tonight did a feature on us last week. That's actually what this blog is about. Knitting's not just for your grandma anymore.

And now for why many of you have come here. "The Merry Gentleman," a movie starring and directed by Michael Keaton is filming in Chicago this March and April. The film is Keaton's directorial debut and is described as an "Indie drama." I have no idea what that might mean. There's almost no other information on the Web about the film right now, but I'm hearing that people all over the city are seeing the filming in progress.
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