only because it was her birthday…

July 17, 2008

Dawn tagged me for this meme and I had a few minutes this morning AND it was her birthday yesterday so….here goes:
1) What is your favorite quotable line from a Movie?

This “back and forth” conversation from Labyrinth gets repeated at my house almost as much as “menomena” does…

You remind me of the babe
(What babe?)
Babe with the power
(What power?)
Power of voodoo
(Who do?)
You do
(Do what?)
Remind me of the babe

2) Who is the most famous person you have spoken to?

Those who have already answered have got the political side well taken care of so I’ll go for the celebrity (sort of) categories.

I briefly met Sally Ride (of NASA fame) in the eighties. As a Space Camp graduate this was like, awesome for me.

The first time I ever ditched school it was to stand outside for HOURS at Tower Records in NYC just to meet Morrissey for about 2 seconds. Still was an amazing 2 seconds.

When I lived in SF I met Tori Amos after one of her shows at the Warfield, at the Cafe on Market street – I got a tour pass and an autographed photo for my then girlfriend.

When I was a check out girl at the local Acme market in High School Salt and Pepa used to shop there quite often.

As for athletes, growing up where I did, where there are so many sports teams, it was a fairly regular occurance to run into Yankees/Mets/Giants/Jets/Devils/Nets/Knicks……Dave Winfield and Willie Randolph were town residents (as was Bob from Sesame Street AND Alan Alda) and mid 80’s Giants center Bart Oates was my next door neighbor for a few years – he taught all the neighborhood kids how to play football. Then, when I was in college, Bernie Williams and other assorted Yankees would often patronize the bar in which I worked.

And, Sarah Jessica Parker’s mom was my brownie troop leader.

*EDITED* Reminded by my best friend about this one time that we went to see Bif Naked play a show in NYC and we were like the only two people who knew who she was and the lyrics to her songs and she hung out with us after and said “I’m playing in Boston tomorrow, if you come up I’ll put you on the list,” and we said, “sure, we’ll be there,” and then we drove 4 hours to get to TT the Bear’s in Cambridge and saw her again and then drove home but stopped to nap in a truck stop in Connecticut. Bif is so on the Famous/Met list.

3) How many bags/boxes of Potato Chips are consumed at your place in a month?

From me? Less than one. I’m not a really big chip person. I like the occasional Cape Cod Yogurt and Green onion chip, and for some reason I think that brands Salt and Pepper flavor tastes like fried chicken, but I don’t really eat them that often. I like Cheez Doodles more (still don’t eat them that much.) I will cop to the fact that we go through a box or so of Cheez Its every month.

4) Who is your all time favorite Cartoon Character?

Linus van Pelt

5) What foreign food Dish do you prepare from scratch and serve?

I LOVE to cook. Ya’ll know that. Favorite stuff of the non-American variety…I LOVE making fresh Thai spring rolls with shrimp. I have also recently perfected sweet Thai chili sauce, which goes well with pretty much anything. I make a mean drunken noodle as well. I LOVE the spicy and so often make meals that are very Vietnamese (Pho, etc) Thai, or Korean at their base. I also love making sushi, and my Sicilian background and culinary upbringing has allowed me to learn to put together a really great red sauce, and I love making fresh pasta as well.

6) What is your favorite section of the Supermarket?

Cereal aisle. I actually (now, anyway) rarely eat cereal. But I love to look at the colorful boxes. Every now and again I will allow myself to pick up a box of peanut butter Cap’n Crunch, or Fruit Loops, or Golden Grahams, or um, my favorite, Honeycombs. And when this happens I also pick up a small container of REAL milk (which I don’t drink often either) to further savor the sugar.

7) What was your high school teams mascot and what were the school’s colors?

We were the Teaneck Highwaymen, and our colors were blue and white.

Ok, so I HATE tagging people, so….If you wanna….go for it.


  1. It seems perfect that you love Linus.

    Hope y’all are OK. Miss you.

  2. My first real depression I ever had was at 5. It came after watching Snoopy Some Home and lasted over a week and a half. I even have personalized autographed letters from Charles Schultz. I will not let Bliss see Peanuts though.

  3. I LOVE the cereal isle. And I LOVE Honeycombs. Fun meme.
    …but what is a Highwaymen?

  4. I really want to take a sushi class. I loved those pics you posted last year when you had that party and served sushi. PS, I am in Maine in two weeks!

  5. I can’t believe Bif Naked didn’t make the list of celebs 🙂

  6. Will you please, please, please tell us (and by that I mean me) how you make your spring rolls? And the sweet chili sauce? Please? With pictures?

  7. How did Jerry Seinfeld not make the list of celebs? Sorry, but I think even the nerds will agree he’s a bigger celebrity than Sally Ride.

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