11 January 2006


Got tagged by both Rorie at Milk & Honey and Jaay at Culinarily Obsessed with the "Seven meme" -- here goes--with absolutely, positively no help from the cats:

7 Things To Do Before I Die
1. Travel to the continents I haven’t visited yet (Antarctica, Australia, South America)
2. Read all the unread books in my study (approx 200)
3. Buy a house
4. Finish writing my novel
5. Live in London, England
6. Find someone to spend the rest of my life with (if I haven’t already)
7. Learn to watercolour

7 Things I Cannot Do
1. Grow to 5’3”
2. Vote for the evil party or any of its evil incarnations
3. Watch any of the Star Wars movies
4. Watch daytime talk shows (Oprah, Dr. Phil etc) or any other type of “reality TV”
5. Stop singing
6. Diet
7. Stop reading

7 Things That Attract Me To Blogging
1. It’s a different kind of writing than what I do day-to-day
2. It forces me to record my kitchen experiments
3. Learning about things from people with similar interests to me
4. Far less stressful than keeping up my website (now defunct)
5. Watching my hit counter go tickatickaticka
6. I love the soapbox it affords me
7. It’s an outlet to express myself in words, pictures and food.

7 Things I Say Most Often
1. Coffee-Coffee?
2. Beanie, it’s not time to eat yet.
3. Ummm…yah…you go do that.
4. But why?
5. Moo.
6. Ummm… I asked for a wedge of lime, not lemon.
7. C’est la vie, c’est la guerre, c’est une pomme de terre.

7 Books I Love
1. Possession by AS Byatt
2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. The Business by Iain Banks
4. The Liar by Stephen Fry
5. The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber
6. Sandy MacKenzie, Why Look So Glum by Gordon Henderson
7. Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre

7 Movies/DVDs I Watch Over & Over Again
1. Pride and Prejudice (BBC TV production with Colin Firth)
2. Peter’s Friends
3. Hear My Song
4. French & Saunders
5. LOTR Trilogy (Peter Jackson)
6. MI-5
7. Anything with a Muppet or Aardman animation

7 Tags
1. Tania at
The Candied Quince
2. Rachel at
Coconut and Lime
3. Paz at The Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz
4. Janet at Janet’s LJ presence
5. Lynne at
Mixed Masala
6. Sarah Lou at One Whole Clove
7. Velochicdunord at Trawna Diaries



Anonymous said...

Oh, wow! LOL! Didn't expect to see myself tagged for a meme, here. ;-)

I like your list. Why can't you watch Star Wars?


jasmine said...

Star Wars


I *have* tried to watch it...several times...but after five minutes I just get bored and flip the channel or start reading or sleeping or leave.

And now they've made it more complicated with the first three not being the first three but the last three.


Star Wars.

Culinarily Obsessed said...

awww u're short like me. I had no idea!! I can't seem to grow to 5'0 lol yup I'm really only 4'11 & 3/4" but I usually fib it..lol

Anonymous said...

My first meme! This will be fun. Love your lists (Colin Firth! Colin Firth!), too, and I can't wait to read your novel!!

Anonymous said...

LOL! That bad for you, huh? ;-) I haven't seen the last three episodes (that are supposed to be the first three.)


jasmine said...

Sigh, I claim 5'1" as my height, but I am a mere 5'0.75"...we are not short, but petite...in the true sense--Kate Moss, Nicole Ritchie etc etc are scrawny.

Re: Star Wars--The Fussy Eater is threatening to have me sit down and watch the trilogy (or whatever). Unless I can bring my knitting or my laptop, I'm not interested...

He also takes issue with my list of things said. According to him, I should have included "No" and "I have no recollection of that." I of course, say "No, I have no recollection of those my frequent phrases."


Anonymous said...

What is it with all us, er, petite foodbloggers? I'm a mere 5'0" myself.
Yay on the BBC Pride & Prejudice ... I Watch it all the time and in no particular order ... its just that good.

K and S said...

love your answers & your blog!

jasmine said...


Absolutley fabulous things come in small packages...I think it's because we don't suffer from breathing thinned oxygen at our altitude :)


Anonymous said...

I have a friend who's 4'9". Now, that's petite! ;-)

I like to watch P&P, too. ;-)

haha to The Fussy Eater's additional comments and your response. ;-)))


Rachel said...

thanks!~ I am going to post this over at Unicycle!