2008 Had Better Kick 2007's Heiney!
|Hello out there!|
I do not cook anything exciting, new or interesting any more. What is a food blogger to do? She could stop blogging, which she's pretty much accomplished. But she hates not blogging. She misses her lil blog. She could force herself to start cookin' new and exciting recipes! But she is all about comfort right now.. it's fakking cold outside.
Oh!! I know!!!
She can snag a minute or two and read a few of her favorite blogs and STEAL THEIR IDEAS!! WOO HOOOO!!!!! And what's even better? These ideas aren't really food related! I hope I don't get kicked outta the food blogger's club! But I figure, it's my kitchen - at least that's what the title of this lil blog implies, yes? So if it's my kitchen and I wanna make myself comfy at the kitchen table with some books, magazines, writing paper and pens, then I should be able to do that once in a while, yes? :D
So we are starting off with not so much an idea stolen, but with a meme that my lovely friend posted on her blog last summer and DIDN'T tag me with. The nerve! A chance to talk about myself and she didn't pass the opportunity along? Hrmph.
I hope you find this entertaining (below).. I enjoyed filling it out, as it IS all about me. :)
And speaking of me.. If I haven't come off as completely self centered yet, why not kick off the new year by pounding that concept into your gorgeous and sexy lil heads a lil further by telling ya'll about this fantastic opportunity that has arisen! Someone out there actually likes my writing enough to ask me to contribute to their website! AND PAY ME! Hello? Somebody pinch me!
So let me ask your opinions.. if some fantastical website wrote to you and asked you to pretty much do what you already love to do for free.. and then actually pay you, what would you do? After saying yes, of course..
Would you put off your first assignment for a few days.. then start writing it one afternoon.. then get sidetracked and not even think about it again until you get a letter from your new bosses asking if you'll be submitting your article at said time and that said time was like 6 hours earlier?
No? That's just something I'd do? Mmm hmmm...
Talk about wanting to crawl under the nearest slab of concrete. Gah. THANKFULLY, my new bosses did not fire me, but accepted my article which was just 8 hours late! Not only that.. but they LIKED it. Even though it was LONGER than Gone With The Fakkin' Wind. And not only that? But they deposited my paycheck in my Paypal account THE! VERY! NEXT! DAY!
The website? It's called Foodieview - maybe ya'll have heard of it? It's a great source for finding recipes and even restaurants in your area. And they've got a Foodieview blog that is now hosting a newsletter called The Recipe Roundup. The newsletter features your favorite bloggers writing about subjects they love and including recipes that really mean something to them. I'm one of those bloggers! Woot! And so is Andrea, who is a fellow Daring Baker and all around fantabulous writer. =) The Recipe Roundup is still a baby, so there will be many more
awesome bloggers contributing in the future. Check it out here and then go back and visit every Monday, which is when a new Recipe Roundup is posted.
In an upcoming post, I will be reviewing a very important baking "tool", if you will. I'm not going to say what it is right now, but it's something we all use and most likely take for granted. A very nice man from public relations company has asked me to use this product and then, if I'd like, to blog about what I thought. Well, I like. So look for that in the next week or so, because I'm going to be asking ya'll a question about this product. Having absolutely no background in public relations or advertising, I feel completely comfortable enough to pass this info along in hopes that maybe your opinions will help him and his company. =)
And now.. FINALLY.. that meme I mentioned about 38 paragraphs earlier!
Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so: (Okay so this meme was originally done back in the summer, so the original 5 have certainly moved on by now.. and since I’m stealing this meme, I might as well change the rules to suit my fancy, right? Oh and if you are on the first list of 5 you have to do the meme too. Heeee! Or not.. whichever you prefer. I’m so easy.)
1. Technicolor Kitchen - Patricia
2. Taste and Tell - Deborah
3. The Pie Lady - Brittany
4. Feeding My Enthusiasms - Elle
5. Culinary Concoctions by My Gracie.
Next, select five people to tag:
1. Sara – i like to eat
2. Marie – A Year at Oak Cottage
3. Lindsay - Country Girl, City Living
4. Laurie - Quirky Cupcake
5. Kelly – Sass and Veracity
What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was on my 2nd year at my present place of employment and things were not good.
Lots of in-house fighting, lots of back stabbing.. it was horrible. My father had just started becoming ill, so I was helping my mom take care of him as well (I lived with the ‘rents back then!)
What were you doing 1 year ago?
hehee not much. Working, blogging, baking, cooking, planting, marketing, working, playing, cuddling with my kids Nigel & Chloe, working, cooking, baking, creating friendships that I never thought I’d be lucky enough to have.
Five snacks you enjoy:
1. Jif peanut butter on a spoon.
2. Red or black seedless grapes wrapped in prosciutto de parma.
3. Benne wafers!!
4. Popcorn – sometimes buttery, sometimes kettle corny and sometimes peanut buttery.
5. Dark chocolate
Five songs that you know all the lyrics to:
1. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (complete with headbanging)
2. Tesla – Gettin' Better (and every other song they’ve EVER SANG)
3. AC/DC – Highway to Hell (and every other song they’ve EVER SANG)
4. Detroit Rock City – Kiss
5. Sister Christian – Night Ranger
Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1. Make sure my mom, my sister, W’s mom, W's brothers and all of my friends never having to worry about money again.
2. Hire Oprah’s chefs and trainers.
3. Open my own Italian restaurant
4. Move to Italy
Five bad habits:
2. Eating before I go to bed.
3. Swearing like a marine.
4. Letting my desk pile up with pish.
5. Biting my nails.
Five things you like doing:
1. Taking care of my family.
2. Cooking and baking
3. Writing and making myself look like an ass.
4. Watching movies and reading
5. Marketing and/or 1 tank trips
Five things you would never wear again:
1. Headbands.. circa 1989 and Jon Bon Jovi
2. Torn jeans.
3. Spandex shorts underneath the torn jeans.. ugh.
4. High top tennis shoes
Five favorite toys:
1. My PC
2. My brand spankin’ new cast iron dutch oven!!
3. My camera – sometimes.
4. Our outdoor grill.. all metallic and shiny..
5. Nigel & Chloe – ‘kay they aren’t toys but I play with them ALL THE TIME. :D