Ken over at Prospero's Books recently tagged me with this prying meme, asking me to list five things about myself that most people don't know. When I first considered the task, I realized there are many things about me that are relatively unknown... but I'm not quite willing to share them all in such a public venue. (Ah, call me a party-pooper if you wish.) There are a few things, however, that most of my readers may not know about me, that I am willing to share. They might even be shocking. Well, maybe not.
#1. I've only had 7 birthdays.
#2. I love baking bread. I enjoy cooking, in general, but my all time favorite chore is making bread at home, from scratch. I adore so many aspects of the art--the smell of a baking loaves, the unbeatable taste of a fresh slice with butter, or beating out agressive stress while kneading the dough--there's just nothing like it.
#3. I collect frogs (artistic ones, anyways... the live ones require live bugs, which I'm not so keen on raising.)
#4. I like to sing along with "oldies" in the car:
Goin' up to the spirit in the sky...
It's where I'm gonna go when I die...
When I die and they lay me to rest,
Gonna go to the place that's the best.
Which brings me to the final thing.... (looking around furtively and whispering) ...
#5. I'm a theist. That's bound to shock someone, considering I'm surrounded by atheists and agnostics, here at ScienceBlogs. Unfortunately, I can't give a simple label describing what sort of theist I am, so you'll have to wait for another post.
As for who gets the meme next: Everyone or no one. If you have a secret, or five, and want to spill it into a blog post, then consider yourself tagged. (Normally I don't mind the whole tagging bit, but I'm feeling more hermit-like after all these confessions.)
Hi karmen! Glad to read you again.
1. So you're a fairy child. Good on you.
2. Have you ever tried mixing dried tomatoes and black olives in the breaddough? Delicious!
3. The bugs seem to be doing a pretty good job raising themselves in your garden. All you gotta do is harvest them lil' critters.
4. What about:
" I'm so excited,
and I just can't hide it.
I'm about to lose control
and Ithink I like it..."
5. "Deus sive natura."
Really glad to be here again. I missed this place.
Many greets, Kim
Kim, welcome back! Don't feel too bad... I've been a little slower than usual, especially with the upcoming holidays. 1. I'd never heard the term "fairy child"--I like it, much better than "leap year baby".
2. I experiment with my bread dough quite a bit, but haven't tried that yet. (I will!) My favorite combo is rosemary, parmesan, and sea salt. I'll post a recipe some time... I've been considering doing more food science posts.
3. Tried that once. Grasshoppers can climb out of terrariums. One landed on my keyboard while I was writing.... well, that was the end of my frog keeping, lets say.
4. Most certainly! (Carole King had some great ones too.)
5. Basically... though, naturally, I think it turns out slightly more complex than that. ;-)
Love the Fractals!
1. That's a sacrafice you need to make to follow our modern calendar.
2. I'm also a fan of recipes with yeast, but mine are potables.
3. When I was younger, I had a frog collection. I lost interest, but my mom and grammy still have some of my old frogs; I get nostalgic about them whenever I visit.
4. Who doesn't do that? (ok, I don't, but only because I don't own a car) When you close your bedroom door and start dancing to the oldies, that's when you need to start worrying. (Hey! Cut me some slack. I don't own a car.)
5. You realize that that future post is now obligatory. I look forward to reading it. (Despite our reputation, we non-theists don't all have fangs. Some of us just bark a lot.)
And what a session it was. Really positive response, you helped a lot of people out, and you have a good seminar presence. Was that really your first? Thanks again Ron!