8 Things Meme
May 29, 2007
Here's a meme for y'all, sent to me by Big A, little a, Wild Rose Reader, and Scholar's Blog. (Two years ago I had no idea what a meme was. Ah, how time flies.)
For this meme, each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
1. I am always seeing shop-lifters at the Gap. Maybe I should have been a store detective.
2. Like Kelly H. at Big A, little a, I love Indian food. During my years in Manhattan, a very small restaurant on 6th St. called Prince of India used to be a hang-out for Mississippi expatriates.
3. For my final paper in high school, I wrote about the separatist movement in Quebec. Said paper began, "'Where is Quebec?' one may ask."
4. I tape-recorded myself singing "The Way We Were," and if I could ever lay my hands on it again, I'd podcast it because it's so incredibly bad. I cried with laughter when I found it years later.
5. One of my favorite books as a kid was The Secret Garden. Another was Harriet the Spy.
6. I like all Southern food like black-eyed peas, grits, pimiento-cheese sandwiches, squash casserole, and fried okra. Pierogi, too, but that's not Southern.
7. I saw the Rolling Stones at Shea Stadium, and experienced the free Paul Simon concert in Central Park with 1 million of my closest friends. I liked the Stones much better.
8. My favorite bicycle was a yellow Sting Ray.
I am tagging these blogs:
Shaken & Stirred
A Wrung Sponge
Here in the Bonny Glen
Kat's Eye Journal
I make homemade pierogi. I learned how from my mother who learned from her mother who was born in Poland. I even created my own recipe for mushroom pierogi, which I make with mascarpone cheese. They're delicious. You can ask Grace Lin!
Posted by: Elaine Magliaro | May 29, 2007 at 05:46 PM
that sounds wonderful, Elaine. I also love borscht, too. And gefilte fish with horseradish.
Posted by: Susan | May 29, 2007 at 07:57 PM
Now that was just fun to read. I hope to meet you one day (in person, of course) and have a big 'ol Southern meal with you.
Posted by: jules | May 29, 2007 at 08:05 PM
Thanks for the tag Susan. Loved your list!
Posted by: Nancy | May 29, 2007 at 08:44 PM
Jules, we'll get the vegetable plate at the Elliston Place Soda Shoppe, okay? Love that place!
Nancy, thank you for playing along!
Posted by: Susan | May 29, 2007 at 08:59 PM
I loved The Secret Garden as a child too. It was so magical to me and just came alive. I have tried to get my daughter into it but it doesn't interest her. However, Harriet the Spy is one of her favorites!
Posted by: Kelly | May 29, 2007 at 09:43 PM
Kelly, yes, magical. That's the word to describe The Secret Garden. I want every book to be like that...
Posted by: Susan | May 29, 2007 at 10:04 PM
I love children books. So where have you been...I just need to read a blog like yours. Thank you!!! Stop by and see me some time. I write about more grown up matters but I read books that my grandchildren recommend. They know what they are talking about!!!
Oh I love the meme idea. May have to do it myself.
Posted by: Barbara Torris | May 29, 2007 at 10:26 PM
Go, Indian! I also loved "The Secret Garden." Wish I could hear the tape :)
Posted by: Kelly | May 29, 2007 at 10:32 PM
Susan thanks for participating - those are interesting "things" about you - I feel I know you a little better now...
Posted by: Michele | May 30, 2007 at 12:11 AM
Oh my gosh, I've never seen anyone shoplift in my life!! I always see people's bare bums, though. It's bizarre - but three times (THREE!) I've seen people bend wearing short skirts or their baggy plumber's pants slip down further than I really needed to see. And I keep thinking, "Why am I so blessed!?"
How do you make pimento cheese? My mother used to make a weird spread... but then, she made it with cashews and pimentos, and I'm sure that hippie San Francisco version isn't what you mean...
Posted by: TadMack | May 30, 2007 at 12:34 AM
Mmm, I also love southern food AND Indian food. And you just made me homesick for squash casserole.
And I loved The Secret Garden too. We could have no end of things to talk about, if we ever meet in person.
Posted by: eisha | May 30, 2007 at 10:36 AM
My mother made borscht--two different kinds. One borscht was served hot; the other was thickened with sour cream and served cold in summertime...and sometimes she added a garnish of sliced cucumbers.
Posted by: Elaine Magliaro | May 30, 2007 at 02:12 PM
TadMack, for the easiest pimiento cheese, grate some cheddar cheese, chop up some jarred pimientos (drained) into very small pieces, add a little pepper and a tiny bit of sugar, scoop in some mayonnaise, and mash with the back of a fork. It should be the consistency of a spread--good for crackers and sandwiches. (For sandwiches, you'll still need a little mayo on the bread, unless the spread is really gloppy.) The effect should be mostly cheese with bits of pimiento. A glass of iced tea is always nice with pimiento cheese sandwiches.
Eisha, now I'll have to go digging for a squash casserole recipe! For those of you who haven't had it, squash casserole is made with yellow summer squash and often uses cracker crumbs and cheese. (I'm seeing a cheese theme...)
Wow, Elaine. Those soups sound great! As you can probably tell, I love to eat! I'm not such a great cook, but that doesn't stop me.
Posted by: Susan | June 01, 2007 at 08:47 AM
Thanks for the tag ... I just posted the meme.
I can't identify with the southern food ... I do love Secret Garden ... the closest I've come to seeing a shoplifter in action is via a friend: her daughter worked at a shoe store, and actually chased a shoplifter down and got a black eye in the process. Yikes.
Posted by: Karen E. | June 03, 2007 at 05:50 PM
I have fulfilled my Meme duty with 8 of the books I brought back from England this week...thanks for the tag!
Posted by: Charlotte | June 06, 2007 at 11:12 AM
Thanks for playing along, Karen and Charlotte.
Posted by: Susan | June 06, 2007 at 05:50 PM