Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Food and Other Random Stuff – Tag, I’m it!

You know, if I got this tag in an email (how old school is that???), I would roll my eyes and <delete>.  But I seriously enjoy these posts in bloggy world!  I was tagged by the completely awesome Track Coach and Adorable Wife – thanks Tressa!!

1.If you could eat anything without any health repercussions or guilt, what would your meal be?  I’m afraid I am terribly unoriginal with this answer, but I gotta go with PIZZA.  As far as I am concerned, there is no better food in the world and I could literally eat pizza every day.  I’m a Chicago-style girl, gimme that great big, deep-dish crust and I am in heaven!  

2. If you could meet anyone living or dead who would it be and why? This question sort of stumped me.  There are plenty of people that I would love to get to know or be friends with, but just meeting somebody one time?  That’s always sort of awkward.  I would have really liked to meet The Hubs’ grandparents, though.  They both passed before I met The Hubs and he has such wonderful memories of them.

3. Why did you start blogging and what did you expect when you started? I started blogging because I felt like all I ever talked about on FB was running/triathlon training and I knew my friends were getting tired of hearing about it (but I still had so much more to say)!  I didn’t tell anybody about my blog for a long time – in fact, I actively hid it from The Hubs for about three weeks before I couldn’t take it anymore.  I thought he would laugh, but he thinks it’s pretty cool.  When I started writing, I only read two or three other blogs, so I didn’t have any idea how much I would love bloggy world and all the great people I’ve “met.”  I had zero expectations about followers or giveaways or virtual races, because I didn’t even know what those things were!  I just wanted a place where I could talk about my thoughts on running with an audience who would understand.  I’m so glad I did!!!

4. What is the one book you could read over and over again? Go ahead and laugh, but I am a total Harry Potter nerd.  I love those books SO much and have read the whole series about a dozen times.

5. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be? I’m not a big traveller - flying makes me nervous.  But if I could teleport places, I would love to see the whole world.  I really enjoy being someplace, but I hate getting there.  Do I have to pick one place?  Then that would be a tropical beach somewhere.  It doesn’t matter where, just give me the sand, the surf and the sunshine and I’m good.

6. If you could have a TV show on the Food Network, what would it be? Ha, ha, ha, ha!!!  They would never put me on TV because I’m an awful and completely uninspired cook.  My show would be called “Microwaving with P!”

7. What was the best meal you ever had?  The birthday dinners my Grandma made me when I was a kid:  roast beef pinwheels with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and a German chocolate cake for dessert.  Nom nom nom!

8. Who has been the greatest influence on your love for food and learning to cook?  My Grandma.  It’s cheesy, but she cooked everything with love.  I think of her often when I’m baking, and remember her patiently teaching me.  I miss her!

Okey-doke, it’s tagging time!  I will pick a few names, but even if I didn’t pick you, please feel free to play along – I love reading these posts!


Patrick @ The Road [A Multi-Sport Blog]


Michelle @ The Running Diva

Johann @ Run Tall, Walk Tall

Happy Tuesday, Friends!


Laurie said...

I would totally watch "Microwaving with P"! I too am glad you started blogging, I love your blog. :)

Rad Runner said...

#6 haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha haha... I dont own a microwave, but Im sure I'd be your sidekick, thank GOD my husband can cook!

Emz said...

YAY for grandma's. I loved cooking with my grandma.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Tough to get a microwave on a tropical beach.

misszippy said...

Pizza! Yes!

I hid my blog for ages too!

Jogging with Fiction said...

love it! I had this fantastic white pizza this weekend pesto, tomato, garlic, and mozz!

Jason said...

I am with you on pizza but New York is the only way to go. I live in Dallas now and there is not a single, not one good pizza joint down here. Mexican there is tons of that but not a good pizza place.

Char said...

My Grandma was a big influence on all my domestic teaching. She was a great baker and she taught me to sew and I now have her old treadle sewing machine.

Teamarcia said...

Microwaving with P! You slay me.

ajh said...

Thanks for the tag. This will give me something to blog about in my non running time!

Julie said...

Did you say German chocolate cake:) I love posts like this. I started blogging for the same reasons. My family and friends were so sick of hearing about my running, running and running:) Finally people who get it!!!! Take care P!

Aimee said...

Yay! I love your answers! Yum...pizza! I liked the Harry Potter books too. I started reading them when I taught 5th grade so I could have conversations with my kids about the books, but ended up reading the entire series b/c I liked it so much!
Love the "microwaving with P" idea! :)

Johann said...

Lovely post with great answers. "Microwaving with P" is the best! Thanks for the tag, I'll have to think about this for a while.

Chris K said...

I got tagged on this one too. I'm just gonna steal all your witty answers :-) Actually, I'm a foodie.

Tortuga_Runner said...

Fantastic, I love hearing why you started blogging. I am totally with you on that one.