Thursday, December 20, 2007

8 random things about me

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Me, in december 2007

I was tagged by Helena (who's SO talented, she makes the most beautiful sketches and keeps a great blog!) for this fun little meme. So - eight random things? Shouldn't be so hard. But it is! I feel like I talk so much about myself that you all know me by now - but I realise that no, you probably don't. At least not all of you. So, well, here are a few little tidbits to get to know me a bit better.

-My interest in cooking didn't really grow until, say, 2000 or so. I wasn't really interested when I was younger, and it wasn't until I met Per and we moved in together that I really got into it. I think my biggest inspiration was actually Nigella Lawson's first two books, "How to Eat" and "How to be a Domestic Goddess". These are the first cookbooks I remember actually reading, like books, and not just like cookbooks. I loved her writing, her passionate way about food... and I still do.

-I hate getting my hands dirty. No sticky cookie dough for me! Thankfully, there's a very simple solution, that surprisingly didn't occur to me until fairly recently: plastic gloves. A lifesaver, indeed! (A fun thing here is that Per is just the same - his mom is fond of telling a story where he was asked to fingerpaint, in daycare many years ago, and he went to get a brush instead. So maybe *that's* why we're meant to be together?)

-I am not very adventurous. At all. Not in life in general, and not with food either. I am not one of those who will seek out strange things to try - no, not at all. In fact, when food shopping and asked to sample things, I frequently say no. Foodie, yes, food nerd, no.

-I love movies and tv shows. And I watch a lot. My favorite, all time favorite, is Buffy. Which I actually just watched last year. And I fell for it straight away. Lovely, lovely show. But I also enjoy Dexter, Heroes, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Prison Break, The Shield and MANY more.

-Very few of you know this, but I've actually worked really hard this past fall to lose weight. And I have, for the first time in my life, been successful! To date, I've lost 20 pounds. My secret? I wish it was simple. Truthfully, it's hard work. It's eating less, exercising more. And a LOT of walking. Both Per and I have bought pedometers, and we now aim for at least 12.000 steps every day. I'm not very comfortable talking about this, but as long as we're sharing...

-I have three sisters and a brother, and all of them are quite a bit older than me. I also have two nieces, and four nephews. And one of my nieces have two boys of her own.

-One of my very favorite pastimes is shopping. Meeting a girlfriend for lunch, coffee and shopping is really one of the best ways to spend an afternoon. The very best shopping? Handbags. Oh, handbags...

-I don't listen to music. At all. Sure, the radio is on when I'm driving, but that's pretty much it.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

You look very lovely and I enjoyed your sincere opening up. The weight loss stuff is so important. Even though it is so private, I wish you could give us some tips. It is so difficult to lose weight and I hate, just hate exercising. I would rather just eat less. But, 'tis not the season. That's why people plan it for January, including me.

Anna

Maria - ragazze.se said...

Jättefin bild på dig! Och grattis till viktminskningen!

selena said...

i love my pedometer. i try for 10,000 a day, and i feel that it keeps me healthy since i'm not really a gym person.

www.walkertracker.com

Mrs. W said...

What a great post--thank you for sharing of yourself like this.

I love that you admit to being rather unadventurous with food. I guess I'm a food nerd... what a funny term! Although I don't taste samples at the grocery either (because I don't know what's in it).

Merry Christmas.

Pille said...

That's a lovely picture, Anne! And thanks for reminding me about pedometers - I used to have one, but could so do with it again!

littlesketches said...

Hej, Anne

Thank you so much for sharing in the meme! Especially when work and the Christmas holidays demand so much attention (I understand that meme can be quite challenging). Cheers on your weight loss too! It takes great willpower when one loves good food so much. :)

God Jul & Gott Nytt År!

Helena

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

Great photo, Anne! Congratulations on the weight loss, well done. I just bought a swimming card, but I'm still too lazy :-)

Féline said...

Vilken söt bild! :) Men hur kan man inte lyssna på musik? :-o Tänk att vi är så olika, du och jag. ;D

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Beautiful photo Anne! You look terrific! Congrats on the weight loss. I, too, am trying to drop a few pounds and I know how difficult it is. I was figuring it out the other day and determined that I have biked close to 3300 km this year on my stationary - now if I could only stop eating the pies, cakes, and cookies I make!

We wish you and Per a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2008!

Baci,

Jeff & Brad

Anonymous said...

Lovely entry, thank you for your very interesting blog. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Jessika said...

Du ser fantastisk ut :)

karlsfoodie said...

Thats a pretty good introduction of yourself =) and a pretty photo too

Merry Xmas to u and ur Family

God Jul

Honeybee said...

That was fun to read! Well done for the weight loss, that's impressive! You look great in that picture. Merry Christmas!

Isle Dance said...

Fantastic!