I would like to thank the hungry irishman for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award! His own ‘seven interesting facts’ were so wildly creative and straight up funny that it has taken me a few days to muster the courage and find my own quasi-interesting blips to share. His blog explores food- and other angles of life- through the eyes of someone who loves all the tiny moments in his world. Seriously, check out his page and read his Kreativ Blogger Award post here. But not until you’ve read mine and think it’s clever first.
Rules of Conduct: Bloggers who win the award must complete the following steps:
1. Thank the blogger who gave you the award and provide a link.
2. List 7 interesting things about yourself that your readers might find interesting
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers, provide links, and let them know!
Some things you may not know about me…
- Roaches terrify me, to an irrational degree. I would rather have a hungry mountain lion sitting on my couch than a roach hiding beneath it.
- Realizing this plants me squarely in the center of nerddom, I love The Big Bang Theory TV show and I love Sheldon Cooper. I had a dream that I was going on a date with Sheldon, and I wasn’t actually very thrilled. But the gift he brought me as a thank you scored him serious points: a miniature village he’d hand-carved entirely from various vegetables- completely contained within a lettuce leaf bowl. The hand on the clock tower was an almost single-cell thin strip of carrot. Smitten!
- After watching the Ironman World Championships in Kona three years ago, I decided to do a triathlon. I could run, but not well. And I’d never ridden a bike or learned to swim as a kid. I took adult lessons: humbling experience. Last summer I raced in eight sprint distance tris with my best finish at Boulder’s Athleta Irongirl event where I finished 32/818.
- A few years ago I experienced a lazy morning spooning in a queen bed with a Great Dane named Max. It was a one night stand. I knew he was moving on, but it was worth it. I actually do volunteer for a Great Dane Rescue and help transport Danes to forever homes. I hope one day to be in a position having the resources and time to own a gentle giant of my own. But in the meantime, the one night stands will have to suffice.
- I used to be a fairly talented alto and tenor saxophone player.
- In my past life, I performed twenty-something complete autopsies. I know exactly what you look like on the inside! And I still like you.
- If I could be anyone in a movie it would be Meg Ryan’s character Kathleen Kelly in You’ve Got Mail. Not that she would ever have won an Oscar for this chic flick, or that she lived in Manhattan or ended up with Tom Hanks… she’s just so darn cute. Kathleen Kelly. “That caviar is a garnish!”
- Malou is a fantastically talented photographer whose page, Going Dutch, is a tribute to all things food, photography, and traveling through the lens of a Filipina who now lives and works in Amsterdam with her husband and daughter. Absolutley breathtaking spring photos here.
- Daughterelle is a blog that somehow masters the oddly charming combination of food and fashion accessories. She has a candid writing style and won me over with her dying wish: to be a judge on Iron Chef. In Jimmy Choos.
- As a fellow culinary student in another program, GirlInAFoodFrenzy posts utterly inspiring food photos- and recipes- from her own kitchen, with humor to boot. She is food photography at its finest. Check out tree-ripened figs here or a succulent Sunday roast here.
- CooktoLove is Laura’s blog dedicated to healthy, soul-satisfying, gluten-free recipes. She provides excellent research and education on eating gluten-free for those who must… and recipes and food photos that are irresistible to the rest of us as well.
- If you have any notions of enjoying wine, Joanie Karapetian’s site Italian Wine Geek is worth its weight in gold. Or Sangiovese. She has extensive training not only in wine studies, but also in business, marketing, Italian art and literature. She’s fluent in Italian and is heading back to Italia in two weeks… can I just be you, Joanie?
- If you don’t think that handmade spinach pasta is easy, then you should visit EmmyCooks. Daily recipes from a Seattle home kitchen and a few laughable moments along the way from a woman who “raises children, chickens, and occasionally a ruckus.”
- My final favorite is a site that is unpronounceable and I have no idea what its premise actually is: Agroekonomija. I don’t know how we exchanged sites, and it’s written in a language that I don’t recognize, but it illustrates that visual spontaneity can trump decipherable words. Today’s photo collection exhibits various, curious coffee or tea cups: the obvious winner is one with a built in lower-level cookie-storage unit. Brilliant!