Monday, November 5, 2007


Jobs (in no particular order):

1. One Part of a 4-man Cleaning Crew Extraordinaire

2. Executive Assistant

3. Airline Sales/Loyalty Retention (fancy way of saying "How Can We Keep the Dollars Rolling In?")

4. Economics Department Tutor (nerd alert!)

5. Conference Coordinator

Jobs I'd Like:

1. NASCAR team owner, or NASCAR pit reporter

2. Lingerie Designer (tasteful...NOT trashy)

3. Food Network Personality

4. Travel Book Writer

5. Event Planner

6. Food Critic

7. Real Estate Developer

Movies on PeteandRepeat:

1. Romeo & Juliet (Baz Luhrmann)

2. Pride & Prejudice

3. The Usual Suspects

4. Raising Arizona

5. Big Fish

6. Count of Monte Cristo

7. Marie Antoinette (just dripping with beauty)
8. Any Audrey Hepburn (I kind of feel like Audrey has the "I scream, you scream, we all scream..." syndrome, but decided to include her anyway)


1. I read loads and loads of cookbooks

2. Romeo & Juliet (I guess it's more of a play)

3. Pride & Prejudice

4. The Great Gatsby

5. The Age of Turbulence

6. Good to Great

7. How to Win Friends and Influence People

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things To Do:

1. Travel: anyplace, anytime, with anyone

2. Look at houses, cars, and jewelry

3. Cook & Bake. Especially with a friend or sister or Pam

4. Entertain: dream up, plan, host parties and other fun reasons to get people together

5. Think about the future

6. Work Out

7. Find really great gifts

I've Lived:

1. Royal Oak, Michigan

2. Salt Lake City, Utah

3. Palo Alto, California (does it count if your only permanent residence there was your sisters couch because you visited every weekend for 6 months straight?)

4. New York, New York

Favorite Foods:

1. Fresh Basil

2. Limes

3. Vinegar

4. Honey

5. Sushi

6. Dessert

7. Bing

Places I'd Rather Be:

1. On a tropical/exotic vacation

2. On a Girls Trip

3. China with G./Brazil or Austin with A./NYC Penthouse (China too!) with L./Costa Rica (or Mexico) with M./England (preferably London and Cotswolds) with other A./In a Cottage by the Sea with P.

4. Having a Day at the Spa

5. A NASCAR Race, a Tennis match, or lounging by the pool

6. A sample sale

Words I Quite Like:

1. peripatetic

2. galligaskins (aka, trousers)

3. acid

4. mitochondria

5. effervescent

6. boogie

7. jeepers

8. rigmarole

9. luxuriating

Tag! You're It:

1. Jen

2. Ash

3. Jacqueline

4. Laura

5. Anyone else who wants to join the fray!


Ashley A. said...

Make that a four woman cleaning crew extraordinaire. Sometimes 5 member (if we were lucky). In reality that fifth member was the only cleaning extraordinaire of the bunch. Still is.

Kami said...

For some reason I assumed you have played all these games already. Anyway, lets do sushi for lunch!

ali said...

Sometimes there was a sixth cleaner, if that unlucky soul had decided to have a sleepover at our house.

The Count of Monte Cristo? Bing? These are things I did NOT know. But I'll watch P&P with you ANYtime.

Jacqueline & John said...

Ha i love it...have a wonderful recipe for you to try thanks to Mrs. Ray on our fav. food channel (PS you would be great on the show!!)


1 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
Or you can use coconut milk (I prefer the light)
2 1/2 cups chicken stock or broth, divided
1 cup long grain white rice or brown rice
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 fresh red chili, seeded and thinly sliced or 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined or sliced chicken tenderloins
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
or 2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce (skip if watching salt intake)
2 cups (a couple of handfuls) basil, fresh and chopped or ripped
Zest and juice of 1 lime

Toast the coconut in a pan, until is becomes just a little brown. (Take out a little for garnish) Add chicken stock, coconut, salt and bring to a boil with rice.

In frying pan or wok, heat oil until it begins to simmer, not smoke. Add shrimp or slices of chicken tenderloins. Cook for just a few minutes, add sweet and hot peppers, garlic, basil. Cook stirring often for just a few more minuets. Right before you remove it to serve, add fish sauce or soy sauce.

Dish up and add limejuice over plate, scoop rice to the side of dish as garnish with zest of lime and the rest of the toast coconut. ENJOY!!
You can put as much basil as you want!!

Jen said...

Some of these need explaining...maybe tomorrow night!! I'm so excited!

Sarah said...

Cute. I have no idea what Bing is.
Oh yeah, I sent you an email too :)

100 Percent Cottam said...

i'll go to the movies with you any time! we have all the same favorites...

laura said...

What on earth is bing? And I support the Nascar dream...even though I don't like watching all of the left hand turns! ha ha!

Ashley A. said...

Marianna Copen was often that unlucky sixth person. Still, no cleaning extraordinaire.