Celi at thekitchensgarden tagged me to answer ten interesting questions about myself, and I was happy to oblige!
1. Describe yourself in seven words. I definitely bake better than I cook.
2. What keeps you up at night. The incessant replays of ESPN’s Sportscenter.
3. Who would I like to be. Professionally, Johnnie Cochran. Personally, Angelina Jolie but with an appetite, Ina Garten with a little less appetite, or Nigella Lawson with less “sex eyes” looks at food and/or the camera.
4. What am I wearing right now. Pajamas, you perv. Kidding!
5. What scares me. The thought of getting into a car accident. I buckle up every time I’m in a car!
6. The best and worst of blogging. The best: when the photo turns out nicely and bloggers comment as such. The worst: when I feel “required” to post because it’s been three days since my last post.
7. The last website I visited. Ricky Gervais…Obviously.
8. What is the one thing I would change about myself. My automatic need to judge.
9. Slankets yes or no? Yes, because Tina Fey’s character on 30 Rock, Liz Lemon, is caught wearing one in her office. Later in the episode, she’s seen wearing the same slanket in her apartment, eating cheese, and singing “Workin’ on my night cheese!”
10. Tell us something about the person who tagged you! Celi, a New Zealand transplant, is a gifted writer and photographer, though her professional-quality photos far exceed her self-proclaimed “ordinary” photographer status. Her whimsical stories of her life on the prairie make me yearn for country living, if only to have access to all her delicious, fresh food.
1. What, or who inspired you to start a blog? It all started because of my participation in French Fridays with Dorie! Ah, I remember it well.
It was a Friday…
2. Who is your foodie inspiration? Well, I’ve liked Ina Garten forever and a day, but I’ll go even further and say ultimately, it’s Julia Child. Generic, right?
3. Your greasiest, batter–splattered food/drink book is? Nigella Express. I was cooking from that before I even bothered to care what blogging was.
4. Tell us all about the best thing you have ever eaten in another country, where was it, what was it? Well, there’s too many to count, but the juiciest cheeseburger I ever had was from Jollibee in the Philippines. Then again, I was only ten when I ate it, but I still speak of the experience fondly. That, and the mango and coconut ice candy we bought from the lady next door.
5. Another food bloggers table you’d like to eat at is? Linda’s table at Savoring Every Bite!
6. What is the one kitchen gadget you would ask Santa for this year (money no object of course)? Hmm…I already received my previous wish, my boysenberry Kitchen Aid, from my sister (Codename: DSN Engineer). So now, I’d love a countertop proofer. Or, the large, silver, multi-racked commercial version on wheels would do nicely as well!
7. Who taught you how to cook? My mother.
8. I’m coming to you for dinner; what’s your signature dish? Lumpia, lasagna and cream puffs.
9. What is your guilty food pleasure? Tater tots.
10. Reveal something about yourself that others would be surprised to learn. I previously admitted this when I first started blogging, but everyone who read it already knew that I used to be a World of Warcraft junkie. I played somewhat intently for awhile, and when I stopped, I was a raiding level 85 tauren hunter dual spec’d survival and marksman with a beast mastery spec for PvP. Yeah, I said it. If that didn’t make any sense to you, head to your nearest comic book store, say that sentence out loud, and you’ll have about a thousand geeks either applauding your statement or leering at you for choosing the wrong race for playing a hunter. And, yes, I said that as well.
Thanks again to Celi and Betsy for allowing me to completely embarrass myself! Whee!