Sunday, February 4

Me Meme

I have been tagged by both Melting Wok and Wandering Chopsticks for a "5 things people don't know about me" meme. Here goes:

1. While in college, I played the "screaming-chick-who-gets-axed" in a horror flick with the words "Night" and "Dead" in the title (no, it wasn't Night of the Living Dead). I'm sure you can find it on someone's Top 100 Worst Movies ever made meme.

2. I have an affinity for all things Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra.

3. I have never eaten a PB & J sandwich. Ever.

4. I have seen "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" every year of my life.

5. I once stood up in a banquet hall full of people and bellowed, "Up your nose with a rubber hose!" I was 5 years old, and I loved Vinnie Barbarino.

I've been in Washington, DC this week, where the outside temp was 32 degrees and my body temp was 102 degrees. But, don't feel bad for me. Feel bad for the poor guy who was seated next to a hacking and sneezing me for the 5 and 1/2-hour-long flight across the continent.

So, if you have not been tagged and wish to tell us about you, then you're it. I'll be back posting this week.


Linda said...

you've simply got to try a pb&j! are you allergic to peanuts or something? it's funny --- i hated peanut butter growing up and would only have jelly sandwiches, now i can't get enough of the two.

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Oh, sorry to hear you're sick. I do peanut butter, nutella and banana sandwiches myself.

Anonymous said...

First time commenting here. Love your blog - recipes and pictures.

Scribbit said...

A star? I had no idea--and having never been in a movie myself I'm terribly jealous.

Oh, and I made those Brussel sprouts and loved every bite. The rest of the heathens I live with were less excited about it so there were tons for me so I ate half for my dinner and half for lunch the next day.

Freya said...

Awesome! Another horror movie afficionado (assuming that you still watch them, in between reading cookbooks!).

Melting Wok said...

Susannnnnnn !! :)) Hope you are feeling better now ? Have some "Elvis's favorite sandwich", like WC did, PB&J&Bananas, minus the nutella hehe, and put on your favorite Frank C or Michael Buble's songs, perhaps ? *grins* Thx for being such a great sport, can we have 5 more ? hehe.. cheers ! :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Me--allergic to peanuts? God forbid!
It was the physical reaction between the wet jelly and the white bread (resulting in something between a liquid and a solid) that ruled out PB&Js for me.

Wandering Chopsticks--
Thanks. And PB and bananas rock!

Thanks--glad you stopped by!

Yeah, when we moved to L.A. I was concerned about being mobbed when I went out. Fortunately, in 3 1/2 years, no one has recognized me yet. ;)

Are you kidding me? I don't even answer the phone after dark anymore.

Melting Wok-
Turns out those are the only 5 interesting things about me. :)

Temp at Wash/Reagan 7 degrees. Temp at LAX 77 degrees. Feeling better already, thanks.

Anonymous said...

First time on your blog, I enjoyed it : tasteful recipies and nice photos !!

wheresmymind said...

All I can say is "WOW" to #2!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Thanks. Glad you found it.

Lisa Johnson said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog Susan! You have to try at least one PB&J in your life! With some really nice bread, good peanut butter and wonderful jam, it could make for some good eating!

And I love all things Cary Grant and Sinatra too!

Mishmash ! said...

Hi Susan,Thanks for visiting my blog and glad to know that u liked it too. One of ur posts reminded me of my grandma whom I miss a lot ever since we lost her 4 yrs back...and I dont know why I ve been thinking about her a lot for the last 3-4 days!!

Well, your lentil soup looks tooo tempting :)


bazu said...

Susan, this is my first visit to your blog and I love it. Your food and photos are so artful. We kind of have the opposite story- I spent most of my childhood in CA, but now live on the east coast! I wasn't born in the U.S., so a PB&J sandwich was an exotic delicacy for me the first time I tried it- ha ha.
I also read the post about your grandmother, and it was so touching. I have the same bond to my grandmother through food and cooking. She spends all day watching the Food Network, even though she doesn't speak much english.
Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope to be back here.

Lis said...

aww I feel your pain. I'm going back to work today and can't wait to see everyone's reactions when they are forced to deal with my coughing. Fun! Ugh.

I'm amazed you've never had PB&J - how does that happen? lol

Gattina Cheung said...

It must be fun take part in film project! For me, I can go for either pb "or" j, definitely not "&".
Susan, hope you feel better now!

Susan from Food Blogga said...


Stylish and talented-- oh, it just doesn't get much better.

I'm glad you made a personal connection. Thanks for stopping by.

Your grandmother watching the Food Network is endearing. Thanks, glad you liked the soup! See you soon!

Well, karma is real. On the return flight yesterday, the guy in 6D hacked and sneezed all the way back. I was in 5D. Feel better soon!

Not with the " &. " Well said. :)
Thanks, I'm feeling much better.

J said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you are doing fine now. Hugs.

Toni said...

First time to your site - love it! Great photos, recipes and rememberance of your nona. I'm also a transplanted New Yorker, now in San Diego, after having spent 12 years in New Mexico. For me, comfort food comes in 2 forms - bagels with cream cheese and lox, or posole. (You can read my post on this if you're interested.) But I totally get waffles and coffee.....

Hope you're feeling better!

Could someone tell me what a "meme" is? I keep coming across that term, but I'm fairly new to the blogosphere and clueless about this one. Thanks!

sher said...

Ditto on Cary and Frankie! Love them both.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Thanks, the hugs helped.:)

A meme is a like an idea or theme that is transferred from person to person or group to group, etc.

In the blogosphere, it's often used to refer to a topic that appears on many different blogs.

In this case, it's tell us 5 things about yourself. Someone "tags" you by sending out the request for info.; you answer the question(s), then "tag" other people to do the same. And on it goes. Hope this helps.

I like you even more now. :)

Anonymous said...

Cary Grant! *swoon* Don't you just love the way he talks?

Ari (Baking and Books)

Toni said...


Thanks for the explanation of meme. Meme, theme...I like it....

My pleasure to add your blog to my links! Whenever someone comments on my blog, I check their blog out. If I like the recipes, the writing, the photography..I add them to my links. I like bringing a smile to people's faces, even if I don't get to see it. And I love weaving a large, shimmery web. I don't think I'm the only one that does this, though. (I wouldn't show up on anyone else's blog that way!)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Yes, I adore the way he talks!

You're welcome. Since you can't see me, I should tell you I'm smiling.

Anonymous said...

Never, ever had a PBJ?? Why not? I can't imagine going through life without at least trying one! Your mother must have gone crazy trying to feed you. My son went through a no PB&J phase and I had no idea what to feed him for lunch for awhile!

cindy said...

i too, loved vinnie! i had a t-shirt that proclaimed 'i love vinnie barbarino! i found you through rachel's food maven.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I was challenging at times. Thank goodness I had the world's most patient mother. :)

So glad you popped over! That t-shirt is probably a valuable collectable today!

Rachael said...

This was fun to read. "3. I have never eaten a PB & J sandwich. Ever." Oh. My. Gosh. You must try one, though I do agree about the weirdness of solid PBJ that's been getting squashed in a brown paper bag for a while. The trick is to make it absolutely fresh. Use whole grain bread, organic/non-JIF good PB, and a delicious low sugar fruit spread. Then eat it right away before the jelly can soak into the bread. It's one of life's greatest simple pleasures!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

You may convince me yet!

Jeanne said...

D'oh! Yes, now I remember reading this post. Must have re-tagged you out of a subconscious desire to hear five MORE equally fascinating things about you ;-) I love the first one...