Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Scaredy-Dog and a Borrowed Meme

My unofficially adopted dog Shaggy is the world's biggest worrier. Every time someone leaves the house or blocks him off from an area that they're in, he whines, yipes and scratches for at least 10 minutes. Thunderstorms are even worse, as the slightest rumble of thunder (or anything that sounds like it) sends him flying into my bedroom and often results in his hiding under my wall-mount desk. This does not prove to be a very productive excersise for the dog, though, as we are currently in a developing subdivision where hardly a minute goes past without the crash of heavy machinery, equipment, materials or tools outside our door.

Today, though, was a rainy day, and the pooch found his hiding spot as easily as ever. So to keep him company I began to browse through the world of food blogs. On FoodBlogga's site I came across a rather interesting meme that I thought would give me a little bit to think about while we waited for the sun to come out.

I don't really know what to call this meme as there isn't a title given... but I love doing them so I couldn't resist!!
What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was enjoying summer vacation before continuing elementary school at MLCP.

Five snacks you enjoy:
Fresh peaches
Vegan brownies with sweetened cream cheese
Hot chocolate soymilk
Crisp lettuce with chunky salsa
Cherry tomatoes right off the vine
Five songs you know all the lyrics to:
The llama song
Happy Birthday
O, Canada
Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star
Bitch by Meredith Brooks

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
Buy a house with the world’s biggest and best-equipped kitchen and pastry shop
Buy tons of Mighty Leaf Green Tea Tropical
Make cheesecakes just for the hell of it
Buy my dad his truck and my mom her Jag
Take Andrew and I to Disney World followed by the rest of the planet

Five bad habits:
Obsessing over the stupid, everyday decisions in life
Procrastinating, even when it comes to doing something I love
Napping in the middle of the day
Shopping 4 or 5 days a week (not usually buying anything, but still)
Watching FoodTV most of the day

Five things you like doing:
Crosswords and the Jumble, especially out of the Toronto Star.
Baking COOKIES!!! They are so fast, and smell amazing.
Trying out new and tricky recipes to further my repertoire.
Bowling with good friends.
Exploring new locations with Andrew, be it downtown or our local lake front.

Five things you would never wear again:
A size XXL, I used to be 226 lbs! (except as a nightgown)
Barbie-pink lipstick.
A “skort” that was part of my daily uniform at MLCP.
“Kiddie” perfume, you know, the kind that smells like a candy shop exploded.
A navel ring

Five favorite toys:
Trivial Pursuit (I guess it’s a game, but close enough, right?)
Cranium (ditto)
Monopoly (a theme seems to be growing here)
Carmela, my teddy bear that I’ve had since I was 4
My laptop
Sorry for the lack of recipe today, I will hopefully have something for you (including an event entry) tomorrow!