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getting around

I am finally getting to that ubiquitous meme that has been floating about the fblogosphere. I was tagged by the very popular Jaime of Good Eats ‘n Sweet Treats, and I do mean popular, because she was tagged five times. There are actual rules to this meme:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Okay, five things about me… Let’s get on it:

1) I have an engagement mountain bike. I don’t own an engagement ring, nor do I ever want to. My mountain bike is faster, better, AND cheaper! Jeremy has an engagement mountaineering expedition pack.

2) I will take cold weather over warm weather. You may have figured that out from the ski whore photos, but you probably don’t know that I can’t stand the beach. There’s all that *sand* everywhere and it’s hot and there’s no shade. In case you think me a close-minded grump, I spent nearly every waking moment of my youth on the water or the waterfront. Warm weather puts me in a foul mood of sorts, especially if it is humid. Give me a snow-mantled mountain any day.

3) I think men look ridiculous naked.

4) I can’t stand relaxing – you can relax when you’re dead.

5) When I see a shooting star, I like to imagine my sister is saying she loves me.

Now for the fun part *rubbing hands together*. It wasn’t easy, but I decided to tag the following folks because I want to learn a little more about them:

Christine at Hot.Sour.Salty.Sweet. And Umami, aka HolyBasil. She maintains one gorgeous food blog and has demystified one of my favorite ethnic cuisines that I was too scared to explore until now.

Chuck at Sunday Nite Dinner because I fancy young men who cook beautiful food!

Cindy at Figs, Lavender, and Cheese. I just discovered her blog and the woman is friggin’ hilarious to read.

Kathryn at the beautiful diabetic. She is beautiful and incredible and inspiring.

Susan at StickyGooeyCreamyChewy. An absolute sweetheart of a woman who cranks out first rate treats as easily as she doles out the good vibes.

It’s snowing outside. That’s good news. Pup and I went out onto the deck to survey the flakes. Nice and fluffy.


the storm track is just getting started

watching little birdies in the yard

did u sed treetz?!


14 nibbles at “getting around”

  1. manggy says:

    Hmm.. I want an engagement Playstation 3… But that would more likely result in the dissolution of the engagement, hahaha!
    Jen?! It’s soo important to relax!!
    Given my luck I’m sure to hear #3 again, hahaha :p

  2. Susan at StickyGooeyCreamyChewy says:

    Engagement mountain bike! That’s great. I think I would have loved an engagement baby grand piano, or maybe an engagement Viking gas stove.

    Thanks for the tag! I’m going to have to dig deep to find something interesting to tell about myself! ;)

  3. Christine says:

    Jen – I’ve mentioned this on WhiteonRice’s blog – I didn’t know what a meme was until today. Ultimate dorkster over here.

    Thank you for the tag — How honored I am! Your blog rocks my cerebral-and-belly world, Jen :)

  4. peabody says:

    I too hate the warm weather….and I hate how sand gets everywhere!
    Look at your cute pup!

  5. Woolly says:

    I too and a winter person… I might complain from time to time, but deep down I love winter. I just don’t like the 8 feet of snow we’ve had this month!
    I would rather have cool crisp mornings that hot humid days!

  6. Tartelette says:

    Your answers could be mine…so freaky: B. gave me an engagement ring made out of the wire of the bottle of Champagne we shared on our first date. My father gave me his mother’s when we got married. Same to all the others, except it is my brother saying he loves me. I live 10 minutes away from the beach and I never go because I’d rather ne hiking for hours in the mountains!!
    I’ll never get enough pictures of your outdoors or your dog for that matter!

  7. Gretchen Noelle says:

    So nice to get to know you! :)

  8. cindy says:

    Thanks the tag! My five are up, but I now realize I tagged someone who offers criticism and commentary on imaginary porn movies. He’s KIDDING. He just does that. All the time.

  9. kathryn says:

    oh. my. goodness.

    i am just GIDDY that you tagged me!!! I don’t even know what meme stands for, but I don’t care!!!!

    I too LOATHE hot weather! I grew up in Houston and the humidity KILLS me!

    I too would love to think that everytime I see a shooting star that it is my sister saying she loves me. I miss her.

    I’m getting my five in order…
    thanks again, jen!

  10. Ashley says:

    I love your dog! He’s so adorable. I used to prefer the snow and cold weather but now I like both. I really do hate when it’s humid though yuck.

  11. jenyu says:

    Mark – my dear, I *do* relax, when I’m *doing* stuff :) No, no, no – that’s the kind of thing that comes up in discussion when you talk about locker rooms ;)

    Susan – Oooh, I would have lurved a baby grand too!!

    Christine – isn’t that what your friends are for? To help you learn about these inane activities? ;)

    Peabody – we should start our own country!

    Woolly – send me those 8 feet of snow, I know *exactly* what to do with it.

    Tartelette – I love that! B is a creative one, no? Perhaps one day you should come hiking in our mountains? :) xxoo

    Gretchen – ha ha, thanks!

    Cindy – you’re welcome and thanks for making me snort beverages through my nose when I read your posts :)

    Kathryn – don’t thank me sweetie, you got tagged because you’re awesome. xxoo

    Ashley – oh, my pup is a she. a crazy she :) adorable and bad… yeah, the humidity kills me ;)

  12. Nicisme says:

    Thanks for introducing me to some new blogs!

  13. Jaime says:

    thanks for playing along! :) it was so fun to read more about you! your dog is so cute! i am SO not a cold weather person… lived in new england for 4 yrs and that was enough for a lifetime! i DO hate the humidity though,… that’s why i want to live in CA where it is warm and dry ;)

  14. jenyu says:

    Nicisme – absolutely!

    Jaime – awww, thanks for tagging me. I have to say aside from the never-ending summer/spring in So Cal, I really loved living there (oh wait, the traffic, the crowds, the smog, the outrageous housing prices… but I still loved it).

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