Wednesday, August 22, 2007

8 Random Facts About Me

Seamaiden of Book of Yum recently tagged me to do a meme called 8 Random Facts. And by "recently" I mean "almost a month ago", but we all know what a slacker of a blogger I have been this summer! I don't usually do memes but this one looks fun so here goes.

The rules for this meme are:

1. Let others know who tagged you.
2. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
3. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
4. Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged [I've tagged only 5, because I'm a rule-breaker like that.]

Eight Random Facts About Me

1) I have had a lot of jobs, and they are every bit as varied as my personality and my interests. Among other things I have worked as a prep cook, a soda jerk, a UPS airplane loader, calendar editor for a magazine, a warehouse manager, an adult toy salesperson (ahem), an administrative assistant, a leather-cutter and a railroad conductor.

2) The past few months I've been having a love affair with the area where I grew up and recently returned after my 10 year self-imposed exile.

3) I drive a purple car. I like to call the color "eggplant", and it does look black at first glance, but really it is purple. And kind of sparkly. It is the first car I have ever owned.

4) At any given time I have about 5 different business plans stewing in my brain.

5) I want to have a big Jewish family with a whole slew of kids.

6) I cannot understand why people live with animals. I am allergic to cats and many dogs, and the idea of sharing my living space with a non-human mammal makes me shudder. However, I love farm animals and wildlife.

7) I really love pickles, a whole lot. But only sour pickles - The more sour the better. Sour dills, sour garlics, they are all good to me. Pickled veggies, too. But sweet pickles offend me on every level. When I was in high school, before I had to worry about things like heartburn, when I went out with friends at night it was usually to the diner (the only 24-hour place in town), where I would order a whole plate of pickles and an orange soda. Yes, I have always eaten like a pregnant woman. I also find eating sour and salty foods like pickles and olives helps me with sugar cravings.

8) I have just become an honest-to-goodness college student for the first time in eight years. I am doing the prerequisites to (G-d willing) transfer into a program to become a Registered Dietitian or a Nutrition Educator.

And if I were to be allowed a ninth thing, it would be that I think/hope many of you are going to be pretty excited about the next recipe I'll be posting!

I tag:

Gluten-Free [Etc] Goddess
Please Don't Pass the Nuts
Gluten-Free Gastro-Gnome
My Basement Years

Tag, you're it! [But I promise not to take it personally if you don't want to join in]


Allergic Girl said...

is that a picture of your lovely self, along with 8 great facts! fun! and thanks for the tag. i'm working on it...

ByTheBay said...

Why yes, that is indeed part of my face! :)

Karina Allrich said...

I love seeing a sneak peek of you. And of course, reading your eight random factoids. Especially the sales job (ahem!). I'll be working on mine. Thanks for tagging me, Babycakes!

Karina (etc.) ;)

Melissa said...

Thanks for the welcome! I'm a bit dazed right now, but am thrilled you stopped by my website. I don't have you on my resource list, so I will add your link. I work with people with celiac and gluten issues (I'm a nutrition therapist) and am always looking for good food connections for people. How did I miss you? Your blog is wonderful!
In good health!

Sheltie Girl said...

Hey, I'll play along. Thanks for the email letting me know. We've been trying to enjoy the last of our summer as well.

I'll work on my 8 facts and get them posted...

Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

Karina Allrich said...

Hey Bubela, I'm up. :)

Slacker Mom (aka Mrs. GF) said...

Nice to learn a bit more about you...

(this is so late, but have had barely any time to get online and read, nevermind POST!!!)

Anonymous said...

This is the first time since I went gluten free (40 days ago) that I found a bunch of recipes that conform with my ideas about good food, ingredients I actually have in the house plus the food and recipes really look delicious. Thank you!!!!