Friday, May 2, 2008

I'm Catching Back Up. . . .

OK, I'm at least two or three meme's behind, so here is Christina's. She tagged me at least a week or so ago.

The meme:

Link to the person who tagged you
Post the rules on your blog
Write six random things about yourself.
Tag six random people by linking to their blogs.
Let each of the six know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment (on their blogs).
Let your tagger know when your entry is up.

Hell, are there any random things you don't know about me after all this time?

1. I have allergies. In the fall, I am miserable for about 6 weeks. Throughout the rest of the year, if I spend the weekend gardening or otherwise frolicking with grasses and vegetation I will pay for it with itching and swelling and miserableness.

2. I like scotch. My go-to, everyday scotch is Pinch, (throughout the rest of the world it's known as Dimple). If I go to a bar that has a long list of single malts, I'm like a kid in a candy store. That being said, I don't drink it all that often, a bottle lasts me a long time.

3. My mother was not a great cook. She wasn't horrible, but she wasn't very imaginative. One of the things she did do very well was biscuits. I have her recipe, but mine never come out like hers. Not even close. Which makes me wonder if I really have the recipe.

4. I am the black sheep of my family. In fact, I grew up feeling like I was raised by wolves. I have an older sister and a younger brother. I love them, they love me, but we don't see each other or even speak very often. My sister and her husband, who live about 6 hours away, were in town about three weeks ago, but they didn't come by to see me. I don't know which is worse, the fact that she was staying literally down the street for 3 days and didn't come see me, or the fact that it didn't bother me.

5. My cooktop is a 5 burner gas range. When the kids grow up and move on, I plan on moving back to the city, (ANY city), but I never, ever, ever want to go back to an electric cooktop. This worries me, because I'd really like to live in a loft, but I don't think you can have gas in those places. Yes, I really do worry about shit like that.

6. When I was a child, I was scared of dogs. Even though we had them, and I was OK with ours, I was afraid of other people's dogs and I didn't really get over it until I was out of high school.

If you read this and haven't done this one you are tagged!! let me know in comments so I can go read it.


Anonymous said...

Re: gas. I live in a big city and my stove is gas and they were gas in all of the apartments I looked at, too.

Anonymous said...

P.S. I am jealous of your five burner range! I have four burners and the stove is rather small, so when I'm cooking for 2+ people it's a balancing act squishing the frying pan and the pot onto the stove at the same time.

Robin said...

I had to relearn to cook when we bought our house with its electric stove.

Bee said...

Ok, the family thing is a little weird . . . I certainly understand going months without speaking to my sibling, but the fact that they didn't get in touch when they were in town? Family is funny.

Speaking of family, I've finished "The Beauty Queen of Leehane" and WILL be posting on the complicated mother/daughter relationship.

Also, some trivia about my family: we can all pick up things with our (long, you may infer) toes.

You obviously need to add a single malt tour of Scotland to your life list.

I like a gas burner, too.

Finally, I am also a little scared of dogs . . . and I still haven't got over it.

SaoirseDaily2 said...

I too am the black sheep of our family. The family is having a big reunion on the 4th of July in Vermont. I have chosen to go to Portland for my vacation instead. Gas stoves rock and biscuits and pie crust are an art you must perfect over time with much practice. Have a wonderful weekend. I am off to the casino with girlfriends to bet on the Kentucky Derby and enjoy much laughter and gossip, as girlfriends do.

Brave Sir Robin said...

Pizza - That's good to know. My previous apartment experience has always been electric cooktops. I assumed it was an ordinance or something.

And yes, five burners are almost a necessity for the way I cook. (I kid, I know its a luxury not many have, but even a simple meal often finds me using all five.)

Robin -

I have good friends who are electric cooktop people, and I have to be very careful cooking on their stove. You have to pull the pans off burner, because they don't stop cooking when you turn it down. It takes some getting used to.

Bee -

Yeah, I told you, I'm the black sheep.

I'm so glad you finished Beauty Queen! I hoped you liked it. IT is stunning on stage. It strikes me as Hush, hush Sweet Charlotte meets The Glass Menagerie.

Brave Sir Robin said...


Hope you hit a parlay!!

Bitty said...

I'll join in the meme in a few days because I can only hit-and-run blogs today, but why do you think you're the black sheep? Or is that something you're willing to talk about? I mean, are you really or is it just the way the family treats you?

(What I mean is, some people are the black sheep because they deal crack, spend time in prison, marry and divorce 8 times, etc. You don't seem to be any of those things, so is this a perception problem? Yours or theirs?)

You don't have to answer this if you don't want to. ;)

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

I love gas stoves. But FIVE burners--I am evious!!