Thursday, May 17, 2007

8 Things Meme

I've been tagged by at least 4 people for this meme, so I thought I'd better participate.
Thanks to Kalbzayn, Bonnie Staring, Becca Furrow, and Lady Tess (if I've missed you, I'm sorry).

8 Things About Me

  1. Like Bonnie, but unlike Mike, I like salted licorice – love it actually. It may have been my first solid food. (I’m Dutch)
  2. In fact, I’m not a sweets or chocolate person, and will go for savory every time. I also love cottage cheese with salt and pepper added. Or with fruit. Or with lettuce on a sandwich. (The Dutch also put everything on sandwiches)
  3. Two years ago, I lost 40 pounds and it’s all back on. My doctor says I’m lucky I didn’t go over my original weight because that usually happens with fad diets. Perhaps I should give up the savories and the sandwiches. In all fairness, I should mention I didn't stick to the 'maintenance program.' If you follow a diet, take my advice, stick to the maintenance program.
  4. I have no children, just three furry babies – 2 cats and 1 doggie.
  5. I was obsessed with Marilyn Monroe for years and years. I have a large collection of coffee table books and a few original magazines with her on the cover. (Looking for a buyer for this collection, btw)
  6. I have a hot tub on my rooftop deck.
  7. I started several novels while in elementary school and managed several hundred pages (in total – I haven't finished a manuscript yet *sigh*).
  8. I once produced a song (that I wrote and sang called ‘Inundation’) with Brent Bodrug (I paid him) – who has worked with artists such as Oscar Peterson and Alanis Morissette. But, don’t let that fool you into thinking it was any good… I wince when I hear it now (because unfortunately some family members got a hold of some cassette tapes).

I'm not going to tag anyone specifically. If you read this and want to do it, consider yourself tagged. Let us know about it in comments.

Happy Thursday all!

14 comments:

Mike said...

I wonder if the salted licorice thing is a Canada thing.

You must get a copy of that song posted on the internet so we can all enjoy it. After all, you paid to make the song...it shouldn't just sit around unheard.

Jason said...

Already been tagged. If you want to read it:

http://www.freewebs.com/jason_rayburn/myjournal.htm?blogentryid=1490814

Anyway, that's cool! A hot tub on your roof deck, that must be neat to look up and see the stars at night. I have a friend who's obsessed with Elvis, and she buys up anything with is face on it, ha ha.

Tess said...

Cool about the song :)

We too have furry babies. No university tuition to pay *g*.

Nienke said...

Mike - bite your tongue! I shudder to think of sharing it.
Jason - LOVE the stars. And movie stars, obviously.
Tess - Especially since if I have kids now, their tuition would conflict with my retirement. Not gonna happen.

lady macleod said...

now we know all your secrets..

Nienke said...

LM - you're giving me shivers. But know that the REAL 'secrets' were not divulged. Mwahahahahahah

pepektheassassin said...

nienke, I left you a comment on my blog because I couldn't make this work--my bad. (Hope this does). I am so glad you stopped by!

Mike said...

I might need to start the new meme called "Let us listen to any songs you paid to make meme."

Nienke said...

Mike - don't forget there's a 'delete blog' option in blogger dashboard...
As for the song, think Madonna meets the chipmunks.

Nienke said...

(it was the 80s)

Bonnie said...

I've always been an Alvin fan. ;) I'll have to pass on the cottage cheese though.

Hugs to the furry ones.

Jack W. Orf said...

I never thought of eating salted licorice. The last time that I ate that sort of thing was when I had some jujubes at the Movies and it pulled out a filling. Bummer.

As you get older, you can eat fewer and fewer things.

Tai said...

Nienke, I share your salted licorice obsession, and I'm not even Dutch. I also like my licorice hard, not soft. Hard, salty licorice. Yum! And not a single person I know likes it, so I don't have to share at the movies.

Nienke said...

But Tai, they don't sell it at the movies! At least not where I live...