Sunday, July 27, 2008

Random Thoughts and Cooking Awards

I was tagged for this six random thoughts meme from Kathryn at Smoky Mountain Cafe and Pamela at Cookies with Boys.
Here I share six random things about myself (don't I do that everyday?), and pass on the meme to six others.
1. I had over sixty extra units when I got my Bachelor's degree. The problem is that I love so many things: nutrition, Spanish literature, Romance philology, advertising, educational psychology, sociology, English, botany, organizational theory, humanities, world religions, legal research... Those sixty extra units come in handy when you're playing Jeopardy and also for homeschooling.
2. I'm a puzzle lover: crossword, sudoku, cryptograms, Rubik's cube, even jigsaw.
3. I ran a marathon a couple of years ago (ow-ooh-my aching feet) and try to run at least a half marathon yearly. I wake up almost every morning wanting to skip my run, but then I feel on top of the world when I'm done.
4. When someone describes a movie as boring, it's almost a sure bet that I'm going to love it. Stuffy old English drawing room cinema is right up my alley.
5. I have severe wanderlust. If I hadn't had children, I might have become a gypsy. Now I want to be a mother gypsy. I'm always scheming my next trip.
6. I wish I could be more like my husband. He's quiet and noble and admirable and true and unflinching, and never ever puts his foot in his mouth or yells at his children. The amazing thing is that he likes me the way I am, noisy, moody, fickle and hopelessly imperfect.
Now, as for the Blog Awards: I had a lucky week! I'm the proud recipient of three sparkling new awards (see sidebar). There are so many excellent and lovely food blogs out there that I will have no problem sharing the love. Except, I'll do it slowly, over the next few weeks. And in a cruel twist of fate, I'm assigning these newly awarded blogs the random meme assignment from above and the music meme assignment below. Every rose has a thorn, they say. I'll start with the Brilliante Bog Award from Pamela.
1. Shannon at Writing As I Eat: Shannon is a cooking contest buddy and we've been at Pillsbury and National Chicken together. I haven't seen her in a while, which means I should get busy and enter some contests. She's witty and clever and very down to earth, even though she's a superstar in the kitchen.

2. The Hungry Housewife: The name alone one puts me in a good mood. Housework makes me hungry and being a housewife might sound frumpy, but not so with her. She's gorgeous and silly and you could bet you'd never leave her house hungry.

3. Aggie's Kitchen: One of my go to comfy blogs of choice. Aggie makes real people food that is eminently eatable and always beautiful.

4. Cookie Madness: You've probably already been there, but it bears repeating. Anna (another cooking contest buddy that hit the BIG time at Pillsbury) makes a yummy treat just about daily, plus shares tidbits of wisdom and humour. If I had a baking question, I'd probably ask Anna first.

5. Cat's Pajamas: You'll love reading about her lip licking recipes, plus life with her hardworking military husband sounds pretty idyllic, too.

6. Grandma's Kitchen: Kayte could be at the pool all day, watching her athlete sons beat the speedos off all the other kids. When she's done cheering, she comes in and whips up comfy hearty food that could make champs out of all of us.

7. Sophie at Flour Arrangements: Sophie is every bit as sweet as her original recipes. Her spoon full-of-sugar ways make it a literal and figurative treat to visit her blog.

Also, Sophie tagged me for a Music meme, which I'm also passing on to the newly minted award winners above. I'm not savvy (not to mention cool) enough to put on an ipod or youtube link on here, but I bet you've already heard all my summer favorites anyway.

1. Bob Marley-Stir It Up

2. The Beatles-Here Comes the Sun

3. Dean Martin- Good Morning Life

4. Jimmy Durante-As Time Goes By (in honor of my summer anniversary)

5. Van Morrison-Brown Eyed Girl

6. Go Gos- Vacation

Coming Tomorrow:

My 100th Post-Prudy's Greatest Hits


Lisa said...

Just back from a computer free vacation and I missed all these food blogs (especially yours).
I know what you mean about running...have been a runner all my life. Good luck in your next race!I have been in the same boat with contests...not a lot of entering but hope we will meet sometime!

Leslie said...

Oh thank you thank you thank you!
That is very sweet of you to think of my litle blog for an award!!!I will post it in a few days!!! Thanks again!!

Anonymous said...

I loved reading your five random things, eventhough none of them came as a surprise! =D I love your top 5 summer songs, too! And I can't believe you are already doing your 100th post!

Marie said...

I'm finally back from my hols and I've just spent some time drooling ...err I mean catching up on all of your posts! I loved reading these random things about you and also your top summer songs! You are one of my favourite peeps you know, and not just because of the wonderful food porn either . . .

Mary Ann said...

How fun to find out a little bit more about you. I did my first half this spring and I hope to do a full marathon sometime next year. we will see!

Debinhawaii said...

Great song choices and run to read more about you. Congrats on the awards they are well deserved!

Emiline said...

Congrats on your awards!

That's so cool that you have learned so much. You really should go on Jeopardy.

Aggie said...

Thank you so much Prudy! You are too sweet. I always love when you stop by my blog!!

Lubna Karim said...

You are song playing on the blog remind me of my school days where our school people leader used to have similar voice. it was really soothing to hear and browse. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so honored! I've been MIA all weekend and what a great surprise!
~The Cat's Pajamas

Sara said...

Congrats on the awards and the 100th post! I love reading your blog. You have so much spunk and such a fun personality. Thanks for sharing!

Sophie said...

Thanks so much for the award, Prudy :)! You're too kind! You have quite a noteworthy blog yourself, congrats on receiving the award!

Jaime said...

it's fun to read more about you :)

i meant to also say on your next post - happy 100! but i hit enter before i could finish typing and didn't want you to think i was trying to earn an extra entry so i'll write it here instead :)