Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tanna Tagged Me

One of the blessings of a group like the Daring Bakers is that you end up making blogging buddies and finding new blogs that are interesting and beautiful. Tanna of My Kitchen In Half Cups was one of the early members of the Daring Bakers, so I've know her for a while. She has wide ranging interests and is a whiz at baking, especially bread, so it's always fun to visit her blog.

Now she has tagged me for a meme that consists of a series of questions. I learned a lot about her from her answers and hope to learn about the folks I'll be tagging, too.

Most of those I've tagged are relatively new to me, although TadMack who blogs at Wish I Were Baking isn't. I included her partly because I had the pleasure of meeting her in person recently and this gives me an opportunity to plug her new book.

She has written a book for the 11 to 17 year old demographic and it's the perfect book for a food blogger because it's about a young woman who wants to be a TV food personality. It's called A La Carte and you can find it on Amazon. It's a wonderful book and you might enjoy it yourself if you are young at heart and know how to dream.

So here is the meme...enjoy! All peach pies will be gratefully accepted...just e-mail me and I'll send you my address...just kidding!


Elle


1) LAST MOVIE U SAW IN A THEATRE?

Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull. I love most of the Indiana Jones movies, although you can keep the second one. Last movie seen in a theatre before that might have been Titanic…not a regular movie goer to put it mildly

2) WHAT BOOK ARE U READING?

The Purrfect Murder by Rita Mae Brown…who can hate a cat who solves mysteries, plus I grew up in Virginia and know a lot of the customs

Cakes to Dream On by Colette Peters…because I plan on painting fantasy cakes soon

“A” Is For Alibi by Sue Grafton…it’s been so long since I read it the first time that I have totally forgotten everything in the book (so far).

The Brothers Grimm, Popular Folk Tales…because it’s almost time for another tale from the Land of St. Honore’ and I’m looking for inspiration

3) FAVORITE BOARD GAME?

I’ve never cared for board games, but can tolerate Scrabble


4) FAVORITE MAGAZINE?

Bon Appetit and The Family Handyman


5) FAVORITE SMELLS?

Lavender, roses, mint, turkey, brownies or chocolate chip cookies baking, but best of all bread baking


6) FAVORITE SOUNDS?

Morning bird calls, butter sizzling in the pan, hummingbirds whir , waves washing up on the shore at the ocean


7) WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?

An unexpected call in the middle of the night


8) WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN U WAKE?

How the day looks…I live very much in touch with the out of doors, so a very hot or cold or stormy day can color how I approach the rest of the morning


9) FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?

Rarely do fast food, but occasionally will have a latte’ at Peets coffee shop in town


10) FUTURE CHILDS NAME?

Hahahahahahaha…no more children for me!


11) FINISH THIS STATEMENT—’IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I’D......

How much is a lot?

A small ‘a lot’ would mean more travel.
A larger ‘a lot’ would mean being able to live where we live and near my daughter, too.
A larger ‘a lot’ would mean being able to create scholarships for students graduating from high school and needing that money to go on to college
A larger ‘a lot’ would mean new cars and trips for friends and tuition for my nephews and grand nephews and grand nieces and a private plane with a pilot at the ready for those trips and to go see my Mom a lot….
So how much are we talking about??


12) DO U DRIVE FAST?

Probably


13) DO U SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?

No, but sometimes I sleep with my dog


14) STORMS–COOL OR SCARY?

I love storms, but that same dog is frightened of thunder


15) WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?

A company car, no less, which was a white Mercury four door. The first one I paid for myself was a VW bus which I used to get to California way back when


16) FAVORITE DRINK?

Tea tops the list, followed by coffee and then wine. Love lemonade, too


17) FINISH THIS STATEMENT-IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD…

Write more cards and letter to friends and family…it is a dying art


18) DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?

Nope, although sometime I make them into soup


19) IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY OTHER COLOUR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE?

Right now the dye is the same shade as my natural color was as a younger woman, so I look like me. One day in the future I’ll go totally gray, all at once and be done with it


20) NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS U HAVE LIVED IN?

Rocky Mount, NC
Falls Church, VA
Sausalito, CA
Berkeley, CA
My present location in N. CA
I don’t really like moving…can you tell?


21) FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?

Soccer…even grade school level games are fun to watch


22) ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?

Tanna at My Kitchen In Half Cups has a wonderful blog, with great photos and she is a dynamite baker…something that is an inspiration. Plus I suspect that if we lived close we would be friends.


23) WHATS UNDER YOUR BED?

Carpet and dust bunnies


24) WOULD U LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN??

Yes.


25) MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Usually morning


26) OVER EASY OR SUNNY SIDE UP?

Over easy


27) FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX?

In bed…it’s also my favorite place to read


28) FAVORITE PIE?

peach


29) FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?

Peppermint (although not with peach pie…with that I like vanilla )


30) OF ALL THE PEOPLE U HAVE TAGGED, WHO IS THE MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST?

I am tagging 5 people who commented on my last post (hope that won’t scare off future commenters). They come from all over and I don’t know too much about most of them and would love to know more. They also each have great blogs (do check them out)! I hope they don't mind being tagged...even if they just take the time to visit I will be a happy camper!!

Giz from Canada who is blogging at Equal Opportunity Kitchen

Miss Kat from Mississippi who is blogging at All I Wanted Was a Diet Coke

Katie from England who is blogging at Apple and Spice

The beautiful Tadmack from Scotland who is blogging at Wish I Were Baking

Kj from Australia who is blogging at A Cracking Good Egg

7 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Geepers, you really are slow to respond! ;))
These are really good questions even though they are simple ones. A certain amount of easy to answer but still the answers are interesting.
Yes, I think we would/are friends.
I'd best be baking.

Katie said...

Thanks for the tag. Some of these questions are rather unusal so will have to get thinking.
Agree with your favourite smells and sounds.

TadMack said...

All right, Elle, I'll bite! But I warn everyone I'm not that interesting! Thanks for mentioning my book!

Peabody said...

"7) WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?

An unexpected call in the middle of the night"

Isn't that the truth!

giz said...

I think you need to add another 20 questions to this meme :).

Happy to oblige - I'll make a point of doing it next week - sorry for the delay -

You're an interesting lady.

Parker said...

Fun. I can't wait to work on mine. I loved learning more about you. YOU ROCK.
HUGS,
Kat

KJ said...

Hi Elle, I've answered your meme. thanks for the tag.