Thursday, January 19, 2006

Seven Meme... At Last

I feel like this week is running away from me. I didn't have time to really think about the Seven Meme until later in the evening when I was too tired to think too long. I finally managed to get up in time to catch the window of time when I can get on the dial-up internet. I can't wait to get on wireless. Hopefully it will be soon! Then I will be able to blog when I want. Ahhh... that will be the life!

Here are some facts about me:

Seven things I say often

1) And listening in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (Hey I’m a teacher)
2) This rain sucks! (I live near one of the rainiest places in Canada)
3) Yes, I’m sure I want to pay _______ for this [insert name of fruit or vegetable that is being given odd looks by the cashier at the band-run store]! (Yet they never blink at the price of the toilet paper or cheese which can be outrageous!!)
4) Did you see the sunrise?
5) Come here _______ [insert name of one of the dogs that roam Waglisla streets]. Wanna treatie?
6) God! I’m such a klutz!
7) What was that!!?? [I get a bit jumpy during winter windstorm season and since I got a nocturnal animal for a pet]

Seven things to do before I die:

1) Go to Egypt and Japan and England (and my provincial capital ;) )
2) Get a tattoo
3) Learn to speak French fluently without heavy reliance on a dictionary
4) Well… have a kid or two
5) Learn to scuba-dive and drive a boat of some kind
6) Own a bookstore or a bed and breakfast (or both?)
7) See Derek Jacobi in a live performance

Seven things I cannot do

1) whistle well
2) ignore chocolate
3) fix a car
4) juggle
5) eat hamburgers
6) manage to go a week without dropping something
7) make jam (I hope to fix this soon)

Seven things that attracted me to (food) blogging

1) It lets me explore different things I love in one place: talking, taking pictures, cooking, writing
2) I no longer feel guilty about eating (really!)
3) Making new friends
4) A chance to improve my writing skills and styles
5) A chance to blog about local indigenous foods
6) Learn about the culinary cultures of the world
7) It kinda lets me believe a bit in idealism again ;-)

Seven Favourite Books

1) Wintercombe by Pamela Bella
2) The Hippopotamus Marsh by Pauline Gedge
3) Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
4) Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
5) Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
6) The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk
7) Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch

Seven Movies I like to watch again and again

1) It’s A Wonderful Life
2) Star Wars: Episode IV
3) Alistair Sim’s Scrooge
4) Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson version)
5) The Fifth Element
6) The Italian Job
7) Anne of Green Gables/Anne of Avonlea movies

As for Seven people to tag... I haven't thought of that yet. I don't even know if I can because I was so long in getting this post moving. Perhaps I will write down seven people I WISH I had tagged. Until later!


sailu said...

Conversations with God,It's a Wonderful Life and Sense and Sensibility are my fav's too,Nerissa.

Melissa CookingDiva said...

Get a tatoo? which design would you choose? I agree with you, it is impossible to ignore chocolate :) Hugs,

michelle said...

Make some jam, girl! It's awesome! Just don't burn the crap out of yourself, like I do! I can't wait to see what you get for your tattoo!

Nerissa said...

sailu: Nice to know a few other things we share besides our love of cooking and good food :D

Melissa: Yes, a tattoo. My hope for over ten years was to get a dragonfly tattoo but I haven't decided on a design and area of the body yet.
Ignore chocolate? That's like ignoring breathing ;-)

Michelle: Yes'M! I will. I find jam a scary prospect. But there are such lovely berries around here. It seems such a waste to just let them live on the palate a few times a year. Um, I promise I'll try to avoid burning myself but now that you've said that I'll probably be thinking of it and do it anyways to my klutzy self.

darlamay said...

i have a little tattoo of a fish, about the size of a dime on the inside of my ankle--- i love it and 5 years later, I of course want one on the other ankle! I like it on the inside because I can easily hide it.

Templar said...

I tried to make apple jelly this summer and I just got apple juice in a sealed jar :( Nice list thou.

michelle said...

Nerissa, I'm going to feel terrible now if you burn yourself - like I jinxed you! Making jam is actually really easy, and it's a great thing to keep in your pantry - and give as gifts! I hope your week calms down!

Nerissa said...

Hi Darla,

Yes, I am afraid of that same temptation once I get one. What kind of fish do you have tattooed? Ankle is an interesting choice. I didn't even consider it. Hmmmm...


Thanks. Better luck next time! I hope that doesn't happen to me :(


Don't feel bad, Michelle. If something happens to me it will have NOTHING to do with you. No doubt something will happen to me during the jam-making episode. I really look forward to making jam. It seems such a waste to not use of the luscious berries around here that way.

Week hasn't calmed yet but sometime soon I'll sleep properly and have a chance to breathe enough to write more.