Thursday, July 19, 2007

Not in the club

There is a food blogging community. I'm not in it, but I know it exists. Other food bloggers send each other food and cookbooks from other countries, they participate in blogger activities like Sugar High Fridays and Weekend Herb Blogging, and they tag each other with memes. Now, here is a link the the Wikipedia definition of what a meme is.
My blogging is a little more haphazard. I don't tend to participate in blogging events and I don't spend hours taking pretty pictures of the food that I make and/or eat. It's more of a fly by the seat of your pants thing with me. Sometimes I blog a lot, and sometimes I don't blog at all. I'm sort of a food bloggin' outsider if you will. Just call me Pony Girl. I'm like Olivia Newton John at the end of Grease, wearing tight pants and stomping out my cigarette. "You can't make me blog today, cause I don't feel like it." Yeah, I'm pretty bad-ass.
Well, mostly.
I was reading Once Upon a Tart this morning and saw that she got tagged for a meme by Other People's Food. Well, I've never been tagged for a meme, so I'm officially tagging myself.

Here are the rules:
"I have been tagged to post 8 random facts. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts: Each participant posts eight random facts about themselves. Tagees should write a blogpost of eight random facts about themselves. At the end of the post, eight more bloggers are tagged. Go to their blog and leave a comment telling them they're tagged."

Maybe after I tag 8 other bloggers, they will know who I am...or maybe not. That's cool too.

Fact #1. I just pre-ordered Monster Squad on DVD. I don't think I've seen this film since I was 12, but I love it. It's taken forever to come out on DVD, and I'm so excited that I can't contain myself.

Fact #2. I'm really not that good of a cook. I just really like food. Most of the things I make aren't worthy of being served to other people...but my friends eat my food anyway, because they know how much I like to cook. It's like the friend who's a really bad singer, but you let her sing along with the radio anyway, because she's your friend, and really, what are you going to say? (Gosh, I hope I'm not that friend too)

Fact #3. I have never left the country, other than a quick trip the the Bahamas and one to Mexico...but neither of those required a passport, and growing up in Southern California you don't really think of Mexico as a different country anyway. I just got my passport a couple of weeks ago and can't wait to go somewhere.

Fact #4. Don't tell my mom, but I secretly love musicals...even the super-cheesy one, which I guess is all of them.

Fact #5. I think I am the funniest person alive. There, I said it, and it made me laugh.

Fact #6. If I could choose my last meal in this world, it would be pancakes from Katie's Kitchen in Carmel, CA.

Fact #7. My first word was broccoli...and thus began my love of food.

Fact #8. I moved to NY for the food. People think I'm kidding when I say that, but I'm really not. That's really why.

Okay, here are the people I'm tagging:
-Big City, Little Kitchen
-Food Lover's Journey
-A Chicken in Every Granny Cart
-Tasting Menu
-Fresh Approach Cooking
-Cook and Eat
-The Passionate Cook
-For the Love of Food


Nicole said...

Hi Arianne, thanks for tagging me!!! I've never been tagged before - I think this is so awesome! I'm right about to go on a short vacation, so I'll get to it when I get back...sometime next week!....Wow, you just made my day, and I don't even know you.

Oh, and I've never been to NYC, but I would be one of those people to move someplace just for I know you're not kidding :)

Arianne said...


Rachael said...

I remembered I got tagged for this and have been looking for your site/this post for WEEKS. I am SUPER excited you tagged me, and I fully intend on participating, now that I found you! Bless.

Sorry Im a space case slacker. I just am. :-)

And you can join my club any time you like...Pony Girl.

Marcie said...

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