Tuesday, April 15, 2008

6.5 Random Things

Myrtle Beached Whale over at Myrtle Beach Ramblings tagged me for the 6 random things meme a while ago, and Lia from Swirling Notions for the 7, so I'm going to combine the two and give you, yes, 6.5 random but oh so fascinating tidbits about my life:

1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE iced coffee. I rarely drink it during the winter but as soon as the weather warms up it becomes my beverage of choice. I keep a pitcher of coffee in the fridge and help myself to it all day long, order it whenever I go out, pretty much all the time. And yet, each spring, I spend the first few weeks wondering why on earth I feel so wired all the time. Yes, I'm a slow learner.

2. I just bought a fitball and am sitting on that instead of on the dining room chair I usually sit on at the computer (when I'm at the dining room table instead of sitting at the island - obviously a ball couldn't replace a stool). I'm hoping this will help my back without having to go buy a fancy office chair that would then clutter up my living room. This way I only have a giant blue ball cluttering up the room, but the kids are having a (wait for it) ball (a ball? get it? I crack myself up sometimes) playing with it so I don't mind as much.

3. I cannot stand fish (the eating kind, not the aquarium kind, I love aquariums). The only fish I can bear to eat are tuna from a can, salmon, and jarred gefilte fish (not the real stuff, it's too fishy). I wish I liked fish, it's healthy, on every menu here in Israel, and supposedly very tasty for those who can stand it. I just can't do it though. No fish for me.

4. When I first visited Hungary eight or so years ago I finally realized that it's not my fault that I have such a weakness for overwhelmingly rich creamy and oh so unhealthy sauces - it's genetic! The proof was right there - I come from an entire country full of cream sauce lovers who wouldn't recognize most vegetables if they jumped off the plate and bit them! Which isn't likely since there were very few vegetables on the menu at all. I have managed to learn to love a lot of vegetables, but the cream sauce thing is apparently insurmountable. It's part of my genetic makeup and I may as well just concede defeat and enjoy it. Besides, it's a lot more fun than the whole self-deprivation thing.

5. I really feel like baking ultra-cute little decorated cookies today, which would be an incredibly stupid thing to do just before Passover, so I'm not going to do it. I will let the cookie decorating book I bought sit there and taunt me until the holiday is over. Bah.

6. I still remember how to make a serviceable origami cup out of looseleaf paper. My kid thought that was a very cool thing.

6.5 I must remember to...

I'm tagging any of you who want to play along - leave me a note in comments so I can swing by for a visit.


Anonymous said...

Go for the Sugar Cookies and freeze them!

myrtle beached whale said...

Glad to see that you persevered and completed the MEME. You did a great job as I knew you would.

Reiza said...

I'm with you on #1, although I drink it year round. My sister thought I was nuts when I got some on the day after Thanksgiving because it was below freezing.

As for #5, I've been wondering, do you observe Pesach?

I'm gonna do this one 'cause I needed a prompt since I'm not feeling horribly creative lately.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I've played with the idea of getting an exercise ball to sit on in here. I'm worried that it'd be too low, though -- Susan's short. VERY short.

Janet said...

I love iced coffee, too, but prefer it from Dunkin Donuts :-)

One of the chicks in my office has a fitball instead of a chair in her office...it's so cute!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday was the first day of my first ice coffee of the Summer. Great idea to have a pitcher of it on hand!

Lifeless in Ohio said...

I discovered iced coffee last summer and it quickly replaced iced tea as my warm weather drink. I have always been a coffee lover, but never tried it iced. Thanks for stopping by. WOuld you be interested in writing a "Slice of Life"?

Phyllis Sommer said...

this was fun to read....good for you for not making the cookies. i have had the baking bug this week too and i keep squashing it. (ha ha ha...oh boy too much pesach prep if i think that is funny!)

RivkA with a capital A said...

Love the pitcher of ice coffee!

Do you use milk (1% or 3%) or cream?

Do you actually add ice too?

What is a MEME????

Chag Sameach,
(who is avoiding doing all the necessary cleaning so that things should be as stressed as humanly possible tomorrow...)

Shannon said...

I am learning to like fish. It really is good for us so I decided to make it work. I must be Hungarian deep down. No primavera for me...bring on the creamy and fattening! Fun post!

Unknown said...

i used to be a firm believer that iced coffee was a contradiction in terms...but then i started carrying on with an iced upside down caramel macchiato...the rest is history. :)

love the pictures! nifty little camera you got there!

Robin said...

Hi RivkA :). I usually prefer 0% (skim) milk, but will use 1% when that's all I have (or for that matter 3% if that's all I have). I sweeten it with powdered sucrazit (sweet and low). Personally I just keep it in the fridge and don't add ice, but my mom is here now and she adds ice when she makes them.

A meme is a series of questions that circulates around the blogosphere. You answer (usually after getting tagged, but you can just jump in too if you like) and are then supposed to "tag" other people to answer as well.

Happy procrastinating. I hope tomorrow (today nearly) isn't too nuts for you, and chag sameach.

Anonymous said...

It's 3:30 and we are almost done kashering the kitchen...

Tomorrow should be better.... just cooking.

I can deal with cooking.

I hate cleaning.