Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It's All About ME!

OK, I have been tagged a few times in the last couple of days ( More Ways to Waste Time, Toast and Tables). So I think I had better respond! Here are those 8 things that you are all dying to know about moi:

1) I lived in Baton Rouge for my first year of design school (LSU) and loved it! This is where I developed my addiction to beignets. We would go to New Orleans whenever possible, and Cafe du Monde was always a must.

2) I can't let my husband drive if I am in the car. It is way too stressful for both of us. We have concluded that I have major "control issues".

3) I still love the movie "The Sound of Music" and sing every song along with the movie. My kids leave the room during my "Climb Every Mountain" rendition. Not sure why.

4) House is my favorite TV show. I love how Dr. House never hesitates to say out loud what we are all thinking. I am also fascinated by the way the English are so much better at American accents than Americans are at English accents. (ex. Brad Pitt in "Troy" OMG the horror!)

5)I cannot tolerate caffeine. I feel like I am going to crawl out of my skin after a half cup of Chai Tea, let alone coffee. On the upside, I probably save about $1000.00 per year in Starbuck's latte's, which I can spend on stuff for my house! (OK, I confess, I love a decaf carmel frappucinno every now and then.)

6)I cannot fall asleep without reading first. Now I get sleepy whenever I read. The Pavlov's dog thing. It doesn't stop me from being an avid reader however! I am now reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ( The true story of an ordinary man who accomplishes the extraordinary feat of building schools for the children of Pakistan. I highly recommend it!), and Florence Broadhurst by Helen O'Neill ( Courtney fron Style Court has started a book group, and this is the first selection.)

7)My husband and I shared the same bedroom in college, but didn't actually meet until years later. He moved into the same bedroom in the same house right after I had graduated. We ended up meeting on New Year's Eve on a blind date about five or six years later. Kismet!

8)I can't help it. My favorite dessert is Pineapple Upsidedown Cake made with Bisquick. It has to have the maraschino cherries or it just isn't right. My Mom made it for us alot when I was growing up and I still love it! Total comfort food.

OK...I say that I am good for at least a year now. So here's the deal: Players list 8 facts/habits about themselves. At the end of the post, players then tag 8 people by posting their names and making sure they know they've been tagged by leaving comment at the tagee's blog. I am tagging:
Girl Meets Glamour
Rang Decor
Today's Creative Blog
Cote de Texas
Gypsy Purple
Small Space Style
Palazzo To Do
(Cafe du Monde Photo courtesy of Jason Perlow, jason@egullet.org)


ALL THE BEST said...

I'm with you on the Sound of Music. I pop in the CD all the time and pretend to sing like Julie Andrews!

The Peak of Chic said...

I'm with you on the beignets!

J Lee said...

Hahhaa... I'm with you on the English are much better at American accents than the reverse!
What a story, you and your husband .. it was fate for you two to meet :)


susan said...

Fun facts! I KNOW what you mean about singing and kids. I had a long run on singing various types of music and actually persuaded the kids to sing a chorus when I burst into song. They did for a short time, then proceeded to declare me insane and stopped!

girl meets glamour said...

So great to learn all this about you Katie! I should probably let my husband drive, cause I know exactly what you're talking about. Thanks for the tag!


-Suzie- said...

I enjoyed reading these 8 facts about you and thanks for tagging me.
Also thanks for your post about that Capri residence. We just were looking for Vietri tiles here in Italy and my husband was very attracted by similar emerald green tiles, e.g. for the bathroom. Thanks to you I see that they also look great in a spacious living area!
Until soon
Suzie from Italy

katiedid said...

Hi Ronda! I know! That musical still gets me. :)

katiedid said...

Hi Jennifer! I just love a good beignet!

J Lee! AND He asked me to marry him 2 years later on New Year's! :)

Hi Suzan! Yes, I must admit, my voice is no Julie Andrews :(

katiedid said...

Hi Kate and Suzie! I hope you have fun with the tag and I look forward to reading about you both!

style court said...

Oh beignets are my favorite! Thanks for the book suggestions and for mentioning the new book club :)

katiedid said...

Hi Courtney!
The Florence book is great so far! She was a fascinating person.:)

Sarah Dennis said...

Oh Katie, you're a woman after my own heart! I'm equally in love with a hot beignet.

Whenever I'm visiting family in Na'wlins, beignets from Cafe du Monde and Gumbo from Commander's Palace are a MUST!

Thanks for sharing.

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Love #7 on you and your husband.
I guess some things are just meant to be. I am also reading the Florence Broadhurst book and am looking forward to sharing all our
comments via blogging book club.
So far this book is an amazing read.

franki durbin said...

I love the pavlovian effect reading has on you. LOL! Likelwise, I jave to read before falling asleep, which is why I prefer paperbacks...hardbound books fall hard when I fall asleep! ;)

katiedid said...

Hi Frankie! Yes, there have been many times where I have woken with a start when my book falls on the floor!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I just popped in~ and now I know 8 things about you.
All perfectly normal!

katiedid said...

Hi Sandi! I am so glad you did! Now that I know about you, I will be popping over to your blog too!