Sunday, March 29, 2009

7 Things You May Not Know About Me

1. I don't eat gluten. That means no wheat, barley or rye. People feel sorry for me when they hear of it, but I don't feel sorry for myself because I eat really well. I think that being on this restricted diet has made me a better cook. The only things I really miss are croissants and beer.

2. I have spent a lot of time worrying about "being efficient" and "conserving energy" when it comes to personal projects and work routines. Recently I realized that I was so worried about being efficient that I was often paralyzed with indecision, and I was so concerned with conserving energy that I never started anything.

3. I've spent most of my life sitting down and reading. When I read I become addicted to to a novel like it's crack cocaine. I think about it all the time and don't want to do anything else. If I didn't have a job I would probably never go out except for food while I'm in the middle of a novel. The only remedy is to finish it.

4. Since I (finally) got internet in my home a few months ago my worst fears have been realized: I am now addicted to the internet and haven't read a book in three weeks. I have, however, gotten several projects done that I've been sitting on for years. Still, I am not proud of how much time I spend online.

5. I really like wine, but I am not a snob. I am a gourmand - I just like what tastes good, and plenty of it. That being said, I am a lightweight when it comes to drinking.

6. I am very accommodating to my friends' and boyfriends' foibles, sometimes to a fault. However, I can on extraordinary occasions hit a point of no return. I become like Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice; my good opinion, once lost, is lost forever.

7. I can remember whole conversations almost verbatim. This talent does me absolutely no good. Invariably, when I bring up something that has been said to me the speaker has either forgotten that we had the conversation at all or they didn't really mean it in the first place. I am very literal-minded. It took me about 25 years of my life to understand the importance of idle chitchat as a tool for social interaction, and that literal truth is often overrated outside the realm of journalism.

The rules are simple. Link to your original tagger and list these rules in your post. Simply share seven facts about yourself in the post. Tag seven people at the end of your post and let them know they’ve been tagged. And have fun!

Thanks to Linda the Gluten-free Homemaker for tagging me. Here are the seven people I'm tagging:

1. Jessie at Blog Schmog
2. Rebecca or Joy at The Green Baby Guide
3. Brian at Fire and Salt
4. Ben at Gluten-free PDX
5. Dave or Siena at Gluten-free Portland dot Org
6. Liz at The Good Eatah
7. Emilia at A Gluten-free Day


lindsay said...

hey gina! i saw this brand of gluten free pasta i've never seen before. i took a picture and i'll e-mail it to you. it looked like a good mix of flours, including soy and rice and stuff.

Emilia said...

Thanks for tagging me, I'll see if I can think of 7 things about me.

I am much like you with the reading, and I am also totally hooked on the net, now that I spend only some hours online every week I have managed to read one book every day. I love reading, nothing is more relaxing!

Rebecca said...

There were two things on this list I didn't know about you: 1. I didn't know you were gluten-free! 2. I didn't know you were a gourmand! Finally the name of this blog is making sense!

Sorry. I have been recovering from a violent illness, which explains this lackluster humor. Thanks for tagging me! I am not sure when we'll be able to get to it, but we do appreciate the recognition.

Linda said...

I'm like you when it comes to a good novel. I don't even start one unless I'm on vacation or know my schedule will be slow for a few days.

Cheryl said...

You should start a book review blog!! :)

I'm SO with you on #7!! How nice to meet someone like-minded. I've learned to let go of that "ability" a little and I sometimes lose it completely depending how frenzied of a Mommy-mode I'm in; but I can usually do it.

It used to drive me crazy when people would relay a conversation in their own words. I would always so "No, his words were__________" People thought I was nuts LOL!

Thanks for playing!