Monday, November 17, 2008

I've been tagged!

Meandering along the eastern beaches two weekends ago in Toronto. My Mom and I were treated to a gorgeous sunny day and we took full advantage of the gorgeous morning to walk Bailey. See the lifeguard station in the background? That used to be my summer job office.

And now for my bigger news!!!
Drumroll please!!!

I've been tagged! Thank you to Anne at The City Sage for the nod :)


So here goes my seven things...

1. I have been employed, off and on, and in various capacities since I was 14. My first real part time job was as a table-wiper/ cashier at Lick's. (Yes I had to sing, no I didn't like it.) I was fired (yes, fired!) because one of the managers at the time had a crush on me, much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, the other manager. Within a week of her being transfered to our location she had accused me of stealing. This, of course was a complete fabrication of the truth. I never ever would steal from an employer- besides, anytime a till was short the difference would come off our paychecks anyway. Even though she had zero proof, (and why would she since she was lying) I still got fired. 

2. I am allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Peanuts are in a separate family than tree nuts. They are a legume. I am not allergic to other legumes.

3. Somehow on my dad's side I am related to Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. I am not sure of the exact lineage but I have been told that this is true. 

4. I  am obsessed with cookbooks. I have an entire bookshelf full of them. The entire Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa series. A smattering of Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson and a plethora of books dedicated to every sub category of food one could thing of... summer picnics, coffee drinks, steamed vegetables???? (Not sure what I was thinking with the last one but in case you're wondering it's called Simply Steamed.)

5. I am pretty obsessed with Martha Stewart. I have most of her cookbooks and almost every magazine printed after 1999. I am less devoted to her show (mostly cause I do, on occasion, go to work and it's at 1 in the afternoon,) but it's still a good thing and I watch when I can.

6. I took ballet lessons when I was about 5 and was so terrible. I never got to move up to the next level, but still year after year my mom would sign me up. To this day it's the only physical activity I can recall her not saying a stern "don't do that, you'll hurt yourself." 

7. I've read every John Grisham book he's ever penned. Law School? scoff! I already know how to be a lawyer. 


  1. Simply Steamed? Sounds like it could also be the name of an anger management book ;0