Thursday, February 7, 2013

Awards and bloggie challenges


I've got a double whammy for you peeps out there today. 

source is unknown on this pic.  Wonderful, but I did not take this. :(

First off, I was nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award by the beautiful and talented feminist embroiderer Brit.  Thanks so much, Brit!  It feels pretty awesome.  You get 7 random facts about moi.  What more could you want?  I'm only going to nominate 1 other blogger for this award.  Because she's a brand new blogger and sent me a super duper sweet email.  Emma, from Listen to the Ocean

Then, came the bloggie challenge from the hilarious and uber-smart prof, Tabetha.  You get 5 random facts about me, but 2 extra!  Huzzah!

Here goes:

1. I'm obsessed with food magazines.  Put ANY food magazine in front of my face and I am engaged, for hours.  Once I actually found myself reading recipes in bed like a book.  Till I looked over and Jared was just grinning from ear to ear.  ha!  It's a bit painful for me to get rid of my old ones, but I force myself to, if it's at least 2 years old.  Ah, addictions.

2. I'm severely allergic to grass.  Severely.  No joke.  When I had my allergy tests done, my entire arm swelled up from the grass shot.  I've got huge inner ear issues that my doc has tried to fix, but tells me it won't go away until I move somewhere without grass.  Um....... shit.

3. My favorite food is Indian food.  Tikka masala paneer to be exact.  I'm salivating.  There is a restaurant next to my apartment that has the best I've ever had, and they sell their tikka masala sauce by the pint.  No wonder I can't shed those pesky pounds!

4. Zooey Deschanel bugs the shit out of me.  Jared does a pretty good Kermit the frog/Zooey Deschanel singing impression that slays me every time.  Although, I want every item of clothing she owns.

5. I can play the piano and the guitar, although today I don't play either.  I took piano lessons when I was 10, but only for a year.  The rest of what I know I learned from a Christmas sheet music book.  I can still play silent night pretty well.  I taught myself guitar when I was a hippie dippie teen.  I can rock pretty any Peter Paul and Mary song.  Yep.  There's that.  AND I tried the nose flute once.  Apparently, I'm a natural.

6. I think Neosporin cures all.  You know the dad on My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Windex?  That's me, with Neosporin.  

7. I've turned my dog into a total pussy.  I went all Elmyra Duff on her ass from the very beginning.  Now she shakes and cries if she hears any noise.  And if I pick her up she wraps her little paws around me till I'm choking.  It's adorable...... and totally repulsive in a "what have I done" kind of way.  I've created a monster.

Well........ that's it!  Enjoy your weekend my friends!  



  1. ok...#2 Palm Springs, #3 mmm Indian and Thai are my absolute favorites! Indian lamb meatballs in a green mint sauce, with some extra mint chutney and tamarind sauce.... #4 THANK YOU!!! How does no one realize how f*****g annoying she is! #7 Sadly, I may have done the same with my boys...ok, maybe not that bad, but lets just say that my kids will never have "street cred" ;)

  2. Move to a place without grass?! Where does he want you to go, the middle east?! lol and yuuum indian food! I just tried it for the first time a couple months ago and I am hooked! So good!

  3. I do love everything Zooey Deschanel wears, if I only I could just magic all her clothes my way, I'd be such a happy girl. Unless you want to live in a desert or a cave, or in an igloo (would be sort of awesome) then I have no idea where there is a place to live that has no grass

    Rhiannon x

  4. Ok, confession time. Obviously Zooey Deschanel is really irritating. The whole kitschy "indie" girl shtick, and really just everything that she ever says ever... uuugggggghhhhh. But that being said, I kind of love New Girl. It's an "everything that isn't her > her" equation. Can't help myself!

  5. Hahaha - you had me rolling with this :-) I NEED some Indian food - like right now & even at 7 in the morning.

  6. Such a cute pic! Congrats on your award and thanks so much for sharing some facts about yourself! Awesome!


  7. Ha, that picture is funny. GRASS!? That's basically like saying sorry you can't go out of your house. I am Indian and I am picky with the food. It has to be the right level of creaminess and spices. Tikka masala is my favorite =)

  8. Hello, I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Liebster Award (double awards today!). All the information on taking part are on my blog, if you choose not to participate that's cool too. Just wanted to let you know I think you're nifty.


    1. Thanks so much, Alli! You ain't so shabby yourself. :)
      I've already done the Liebster, so I'm gonna pass this time.

  9. That's how I am about Pinesol. I use pinesol to clean just about everything. It's in my laundry, my floors, cleans my sink, counter tops, bathroom, everything. I am crazy about it :P So I know the feeling. Also, that first picture makes me happy.

  10. Ok.. no grass? What in the world? That's insane.
    Your puppy sounds exactly like my dog. We've had her since she was very small and she's still super scared of my bf. It's so weird.
    Nothing I can really do about it now. Oh, well.
    I wish I still knew how to play guitar. I took lessons when I was younger and I remember very little. So lame. I know.
    Also, nommmssss Indian food.

  11. Hi there! Found you through Katie's blog (Simply Call Me Sylvia) and saw your comment about Seattle not having a Kohls...I'm not sure exactly where you live, but there is a Kohl's in Alderwood! And last time I checked, a Nordstrom Rack, too. Two birds with one stone! ;)

  12. Hello, hello!

    Found your blog via Tabetha, it's charming!

    Your little woofer sounds like a cutie! I can't believe she gives you cuddles, that's adorable! And I must say I am intrigued by the idea of a nose flute...

    Anyway I'm happy to be following along to read about some more of your adventures :)

    Kate @
    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

  13. I don't know Zooey's music because I cannot hear it (maybe I should be glad lol) but she bothers me anyway...and congrats on your award!

  14. Haha, love the fact about your dog! I'm sure it's not a monster though.. :-)

    Have a fantastic weekend,

  15. Ahahahahaha!!! So with you on mixed Zooey feelings-- her cutesy gets on my last nerve but her wardrobe is covet-worthy!!

  16. Good stuff! It's great that you read cookbooks. I can't even seem to read the recipes well when I a cooking! I miss small details when I bake like baking soda/baking powder and TBSP/tsp!

  17. I love Indian food too! I can't decide if I like Thai better, or Indian. And your Booyah picture is SO Cool!!! Called all my kids round to look at it and got a smile from all. Would love to see pics of your dog clinging...Lynaea @

  18. I'm loving your blog:-) And you've also given me a craving for Indian food. Hmmm vegetable madras. A bit of curry works for breakfast too, right? Anyways, I just dropped by to say hi:-)

    Laters lady,

  19. OMG I'm the same way with food magazines & cookbooks! and your doggie sounds like such a sweatheart!



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