11 January 2008

Meme of the Day for 11 Jan., 2008

Got tagged by Eileen, so here goes...

- Link to the person that tagged you. (done)
- Post the rules on your blog.
- Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
- Tag six people and at the end of your post, link to their blogs.
- Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I'm a Southern boy and know that certain dishes are meant to be finger foods (e.g. fried chicken, ribs). But having me eat with my fingers, and esp. licking them off (Mmmmm...BBQ saaaaaauce), drives my wife nuts. I do it anyway.

2. Being a bit absent-minded, I tend to do things like always put important stuff (wallet, keys) in the same spot in the house everytime, always park in the same general area when visiting the local mall, movie theatre, etc... Saves much anxiety on my part.

3. I find Wal-Mart to be an incredibly tacky & depressing place, and it's almost painful for me to patronize one. I felt this way even before finding out about their predatory business practices, lousy treatment of their employees, etc..., and will go to some length to avoid shopping there. I am, however, quite fond of discount stores like Target and IKEA.

4. Don't like Italian food. Matter of fact, I'm not fond of any food containing tomatoes. However, I will eat almost anything from various Asian cuisines at least once, incl. some pretty weird stuff (try "Beef with Bitter Melon" on for size sometime).

5. I'm hooked, not just on coffee in the morning, but on good coffee. At home, we buy beans and grind our own before we make it. When traveling, I'll go to quite a bit of trouble to at least find a Starbuck's vs. drinking (yech!) Folgers or some swill from the local convenience store.

6. I'm a middle-aged, middle-class, straight, white, Southern male who has absolutely no interest in NASCAR, Major League anything, hunting, fishing, conservative Protestantism, or Republican politics.

OK, so I tag PJ, Grandmère Mimi, Fr. Bill, the Doxy, Kristin, and DP :)


eileen said...

Hee! Finger lickin' good, huh? LOL

pj said...

Your problem with Italian food is that whatever you've got in Texas ain't the real thing. (It's probably all extra-cheesy and baked and heavy, and the bread is squishy, right? That's not Italian food.)

If you ever need a can of coffee in an emergency (like if your grinder breaks down or something), Yuban is really good. But it's Fair-Trade, so is hard to find.

David said...

PJ, I'm sure you are correct. Most of what I've had in that regard is "Italian-American" food loaded with tomato sauce (yuck).

I'm sure it's as hard to get real Italian food here as it is real Mexican food in your neck of the woods (my wife has a rule: never order Mexican food in a state that doesn't border Mexico ;)

Kirstin said...

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Grandmère Mimi said...

David, have you been to Italy? I was surprised at the number of dishes that do not include tomatoes. I believe the tomatoes-in-everything is an Italian-American thing.

Jan said...

I was so impressed with your absent mindedness being cured by habit that I mentioned you on this meme that Grandmere tagged me for that you tagged her for.