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All These Nice People are Starting to Make me Look…Good

May 29, 2010

I was recently graced with ANOTHER lovely blog award from the sweetest, nicest lady, MommyD, who blogs about being a mom and cooking lots of good stuff. I love to read her blog and pretend I might actually one day turn on my oven.

She also used to weigh well over 300 pounds–she now weighs less than half that. Go to her blog and read how she did it–without scary Jillian Michaels standing over her, snarling mean things.

The award requires me to answer important life-changing questions. Here we go:

1) Q: What is my favorite memory of springtime? A: Living in NYC & seeing the whole place in bloom. Gorgeous.

2) Q: If I could change ANYTHING in my life, what would it be? A: I would have a personal chef make dinner for us every night (have I mentioned how much I hate cooking?).

3) Q: What is your favorite hobby? A: Not having a hobby. Being a smart-ass. Sarcasm. Does that count?

4) Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: To get away from this silly question. Duh.

5) Q: What is my favorite flower: A: Peonies, hydrangeas, oh and sunflowers. Too many to pick just one (I crack myself up).

6) Q: If I could have one superpower, what would it be? A: World peace and great hair.

7) Q: What is my favorite color combination? A: Dark, dark pink combined with… me in it. It makes my eyes look really green. I also love the mocha color of my coffee when I’ve just added cream to it–perfect.

8) Q: 467 – 64 = A: I don’t do math. I could, but I choose not to.

9) Q: Disney or Looney Toons? A: Neither. I prefer to look for humor in real life (not hard to do), as opposed to having it shoved in my face. Plus, I don’t do cute unless it’s puppies or babies.

10) Q: What is my favorite “bad for me” snack? A: Truffle fries with sea salt at The Ritz; caviar parfait at The St. Regis; sweet potato fries with blue cheese dressing at Ramos House Cafe; pumpkin cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory. (I could keep going…)

There really aren’t any rules that go with this award except to “pay it forward” (I promised MommyD I wouldn’t gag at this part). Normally I’m a closet nice person but happened upon this uplifting “pay it forward” story from one of my blog followers, The Jodes. I dare you not to shed a tear…okay, I’ll shut up now before you all accuse me of going soft.

(I’m also supposed to forward a pic of a rainbow and flowers. Sorry, no can do. It goes against all that I stand for that is bitter and acerbic.)

So here are some blogs I enjoy immensely:

HomeSweetSarah This gal is really, really funny. She blogs about her life, drinking, new marriage, drinking, fashion, drinking, makeup–all with a twisted twist. Okay, so she’s my niece. So what–you got a problem with that?

ZebraSounds Judy is an AMAZING writer. Every Friday she posts a cool roundup of things you may not know, like how she met stark naked, cycling Lance Armstrong, pics included. Yea, I know. (Plus she has great hair.)

MAS is More Michael may be a Twitter superstar, but he’s also just a really down to earth guy who gives great advice about this crazy thing we call social networking. (Plus he’s got a sarcastic streak that makes me think there’s hope for him yet.)

Not-A-Fortune Allison is AWESOME. She’s my snark sister in an alternate universe. Why? We both quote “Friends” verbatim and live for Chinese food–well, any type of Asian food, actually. Plus she’s a terrific writer and kind to animals–unless you’re an idiot male animal–then you’re on your own.

The Crymes Syndicate Besides having the coolest last name ever, Margaret also happens to be quite droll (I’ve been wanting to use that word for awhile) in describing her life and difficult past.

2 Girls on a Bench Okay, these chicks are freakin hysterical. I want to be their new best friend. They love food as much as I do and they not only write about their various culinary adventures but take pictures of all the yummy stuff they eat as they write their soon-to-be-sold screenplay. Dammit, now I’m hungry.

Entertainment Realm Amy covers music, books, chick stuff–in a way that is interesting, funny, and poignant. She’s just terrific.

I now bequeath this fabulous award and pass along these 10 questions of monumental importance:

1) What movie will you not turn off whenever it comes on?

2) How old were you when you got (or gave) your first kiss?

3) What movie star is your dream date?

4) What food will you absolutely not eat under any circumstances (and why)?

5) How many hours of TV do you watch each week?

6) Do you get your five servings of fruits and vegetables every day?

7) What is the first rule of Fight Club?

8) Did you really like the Dennis Hopper (RIP, dude) movie “Blue Velvet?”

9) Do you read the last page of a book to see how it ends?

10) What is Joey from “Friends” signature phrase? Bonus: What is the name of their coffee shop?

So, enjoy these new friends and tell them RachelintheOC sent ya. Expand your mind and see what else is out there. I promise you won’t be sorry.

And if you are…take two shots of espresso and tweet me in the morning.

  1. Thanks for the shout out! 😀

    Also, droll is pretty much my goal in life.

  2. Laughing my ass off. Love your list and your sarcasm. Makes my day to see you on Twitter or read about your latest here. :o)

  3. Thank you for not asking the same questions you answered which would just invite comparison and I hate when I pale.

    You are awesome!

  4. Thank you so much Rachel! You are awesome and I am a fan of your blog too! 🙂

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