Saturday, December 20, 2008

7 (More) Random Things!

My favorite East Coast blogger, Heather of Diary of a Fanatic Foodie recently tagged me to reveal 7 random things about myself. I'm not sure if the world can take any more of my randomness, but given that we are in the thick of the season of overindulgence and excess, I'm going to take a chance that "the world" can handle another dose of my crazy. Just consider it an early Christmas/Hanukkah present... ;)

1. I cannot do a somersault. Partly due to fear of breaking my neck, and partly due to my ridiculously uncoordinated limbs.

2. One year for Christmas my dad gave my brothers and I toilet seats for each of the three bathrooms in our house. Worst present EVER. Even beats out the wooden boards he gave me when I was five years old for the dollhouse he planned to make me. Twenty years later, I'm still waiting for the dollhouse. (I'm not sure what happened to the boards...)

3. I own a Christian rock CD that I did not receive for free (or as a bad Christmas gift), and actually enjoy listening to it. (Especially when sitting in LA traffic.)

4. If given the choice between a cupcake and a bowl of fruit for a snack, I would choose the fruit. Not because I don't like cupcakes, but because I really really love fruit. (And apples don't make my stomach hurt.)

5. When I moved to LA I sincerely believed that someone big and important would "discover" me and cast me as the star and his/her movie/TV pilot.

6. Someday I want to move back to Orange County, California (with my exceedingly attractive husband who more or less resembles Eric Bana), get paid for my writing, and work part-time as an assistant High School cross-country/track couch or physical trainer.

7. I am newly obsessed with my roommate's immersion blender. It makes me want to blend everything.

As far as who I am tagging, I'm going to go ahead and skip that step. :) Instead, I'm going to reveal one last random thing...

8. The past few months of blogging about all things food-related has brought me more joy than anything the jolly fat man could wrap and put under Charlie, my roommate and my Christmas tree. I truly appreciate all the support (and kind comments) I have received from my friends, family and new blogger friends like Heather, Esi, Meg, Kirby, Mike, etc. Thank you for giving me a reason to run to my computer every morning.


Futile Sniffer said...

I TOO felt like I should be "found" and discovered in Los Angeles... sigh. I guess that's what everyone thinks. So funny though :P

I totally meant to do this and had a little list forming in my mind, but forgot all about it... ooopsies. ;P

Esi said...

I ALSO thought I would be discovered. I guess that's why people move here :)

I am so glad I have gotten to know people like you through blogging. It's so much fun!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Heather said...

i love your list! i'm glad we "met" too :)

i LOVE my immersion blender, too. so many possibilities, huh?

merry christmas :)

oh and man i don't know which is worse. a pile of wood or a toilet seat. hope you get something better this year ;)

The Blonde Duck said...

Wonderful 7 things! I've never tried an immersion blender.

Erica said...

hahahhaa toilet seats? That is the funniest gift! BTW- sorry for taking forever to get back to you- I used the regular Thomas English Muffins for my pizza's ;)

The Blonde Duck said...

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas! What a shame you didn't get discovered (yet.)

Diana said...

Esi, Meg - I've met so many people in LA who thought the same thing! Stupid LA... fills our lungs with smog/pollution and fills our heads with pipe dreams! Ah well, I think both of you are pretty gosh darn special regardless of your lack of IMDB resume!

Heather - Merry Christmas to you too! I hope you get something special under your tree that in no way resembles a toilet seat or pile of wood boards!

Erica - I should have known! Thomas is the best. :)

Blonde Duck - Merry Merry Christmas! I'm so glad I've discovered your blog... it's been so enjoyable to read these past couple weeks!

Kirby! said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOL toilet seats for Christmas sound like an incredible present, what are you talking about???

And I sincerely believe that everyone in L.A. thinks that they're going to get discovered. I know I do. I heard that Quentin Tarantino cast one of the female leads in his next movie with some non-model-or-actress chick he saw in a coffee shop. That's why I'm working on looking more brooding/mysterious. HEY it could STILL HAPPEN.

And I really dig your blog; I don't even remember how I stumbled across it, but I'm glad I did, because it really cracks me up!

Happy holidays!