Monday, 9 February 2009

I Paid Twenty-five Cents To Light A Little White Candle

Lindsay tagged me for a meme a while back and then I got tagged for the Facebook 25 this morning. I've decided to combine the two. I'm lazy like that.

1. If I could figure out a way to bring Shawn and the puppies, I would move back to England in a heartbeat.

2. It is my dream to be a judge on Iron Chef America (for either Battle Bacon or Battle Chocolate.)

3. Rome is one of the most beautiful cities I visited while in Europe; I hope to make it back someday.

4. Spinach, beets, walnuts, and mangoes taste like dirt to me.

5. I love my camera. I try to use it every day. I’m hoping that if I take a million photos, I will magically become a fabulous photographer. So far it’s not working.

6. I was named after Sir Edmund Hillary.

7. I would rather read the book than see the movie.

8. I have always loved to cook. I didn’t go to culinary school because I was worried that if cooking was my job, I would hate it.

9. Odd numbers made me uncomfortable. The only exception is the number nine. Don’t ask me why.

10. I do not support the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

11. I worry. All the time. About everything.

12. It is my New Years’ resolution to eat beets once a month in 2009. I have not broken this resolution yet even though I hate beets (see point 4.)

13. My puppies are both named after beer. I named Stella and she loves me best. Shawn named Wolfgang and he loves him best. The puppies are fickle, though, and their love can be easily bought with peanut butter treats.

14. I love seeing live music. My favourite concert was when I saw Willie Nelson with my dad.

15. I have a crippling fear of sharks and snakes. If I see either on tv, I cover my eyes. It’s not enough to just close my eyes; I have to cover them with my hands as well. There may be shrieking involved also.

16. I will not swim in the ocean because of sharks.

17. I will never go to Australia because of the trio of death: sharks, snakes and spiders. Australia can pretty much go to hell, as far as I’m concerned.

18. I really want to have laser eye surgery but I am afraid to smell my eyes burning. I actually went for a consultation and asked the doctor if I would be able to smell it. He said yes. I will not be having laser eye surgery any time soon.

19. My perfect Friday evening involves warm weather, a patio, my favourite people, cold gin, and nachos with extra guacamole.

20. I think that Nigella Lawson is the coolest tv chef. Rachel Ray is the most annoying (and she’s not even a real chef!)

21. It given a choice between cake and pie, I will choose pie every time. Especially if it’s key lime pie. The only exception would be if I was offered red velvet cake or pecan pie – I would choose the red velvet.

22. I want to have kids but not until I’m at least 30 years old. I feel like once I turn 30 I will magically turn into a grownup.

23. I have two tattoos. I want two more but after that I am stopping.

24. The sound of people cracking their knuckles makes me physically gag.

25. Dark chocolate-covered digestive biscuits make my life complete.

I'm not tagging anyone else because it's Monday and I make the rules on Monday.


  1. I can't stand Rachel Ray either. Love Tyler Florence though!

    That's awesome how you named your dogs after beer. :)

  2. PUKE @smell your eyes burning.

    Screw laser eye correction--I refuse to ever use contacts! Nothing should ever touch my eyeballs... except for my own tears.

  3. I'm with you on beets tasting like dirt, but for me it's in a yummy way. And mangoes don't taste like dirt, they taste like pine! Haha, this is something I always try to explain to my family and they don't get it.

    I had to have a blister on my gums removed by a laser and that smell will forever haunt me.

  4. I'm just like you with my camera. One day i'll hopefully be amazing!

  5. Red Velvet Cake is the most divine cake ever! Love it.

  6. I never knew you could smell your eyes burning during lasik surgery. Eww, that is so creepy!

  7. You know, apart from the fact that I took your wedding photos, I know that we would be super IRL friends if we weren't four hours apart.

  8. 17.) Made me Laugh out Loud in the office.

    Nigella is amazing. I bet she makes great Red Velvet cake.

  9. sharks, snake and spiders are my biggest fears too! swimming in the ocean always scares me.

  10. J took me to see Willie Nelson last Valentine's day. It made my whole year.

  11. i wonder if you're OK with 9 because it's a perfect square? are you OK with 25 and 49 as well? :-)

    i will totally deal with my eyeballs burning if it means i'll be able to see. TOTALLY.

  12. Not just snakes, sharks and spiders. Come to my part of Australia and you'll get snakes, sharks, spiders and FIRE. Lots of fire. So much fire that we're pretty much already in hell.

  13. Your 25 meme contribution is awesome - and I laughed, because a spinach salad with warm beets, goat cheese, and candied walnuts is one of my favourite things.

    Candied dirt it is! = )

  14. 2) Have you seen the Bacon Weave floating around the interwebz lately? Iron Chef original or America? (I like the original best).
    9) I like even numbers because they feel symmetrical. That being said my favourite numbers are 4 and 9...
    10) I also do not support the 2010 Olympics, even though I pushed really hard to finish my degree in Tourism a year before they came here. It's all about a job though.
    11) My dad constantly tells me to get m stress level under control.
    22) I don't want my own kids, however, I want my brothers to both father children so I can steal them and spoil them rotten.

  15. I also hold little love for Ms. Ray. Last time I checked, heating up a can of Campbell's and yelling did not make you a chef. At least, nowhere outside of my household.

  16. Oh my gosh I never even considered that you would smell your eyes burning. GROSS and not cool.

    I am not a huge fan of R. Ray either, and I'm glad to see that so many people see through her "cooking!"

  17. "I love my camera. I try to use it every day. I’m hoping that if I take a million photos, I will magically become a fabulous photographer. So far it’s not working." HAHA I hear that!

    Also - I am terrified of sharks and refuse to swim in the ocean. When I do go in I mostly just scream at J that something J touched my leg.

  18. Thanks for the comment. I am defiantly going to the Vatican and I can't wait for Itlay!

    I absolutely love chocolate covered digestives too!

  19. Know what's so funny about this list? I got tagged in FB, too. And since I already had a list of 35 (to reflect my age) on my blog, I just transferred it to FB and said f-you list of 25. =)

    I think you should be judge for Battle of the Chocolate AND Bacon. Now that would be all sorts of awesome!

  20. OMG you can SMELL the laser eye surgery? I guess I never would have thought about it, but makes sense. I, too, will not be doing that anytime soon.

    Oh, and #19 sounds absolutely fantastic right about now...

  21. 25. chocolate covered digestives are my idea of heaven too.

    22. I think kids magically turn you into a grownup