Saturday, October 3, 2009

tag, i'm it....


Nicolette of Simply Colette has tagged me with this honor of revealing more of myself to you all.....so i'll give it a try...:)

1. What books are on your favorite shelf?

Maeve Binchy - Night of Rain & Stars, Tara Road, Scarlet Feather, to name a few...Sharon Owens - Tea House on Mulberry Street, A Tavern of Maple Street, The Ballroom on Magnolia Street, are my faves. C.A.Belmond - A Rather Lovely Inheritance & A Rather Curious Engagement. My Nancy Drew collection (that I am starting to read again), and my prized Victoria Moran books - Creating a Charmed Life, Younger by the Day & Living a Charmed Life.

2. What DVD's are on your favorite shelf?

I am a definite romantic comedy girl! No apologizing for that one. I DO NOT watch any sort of scary movie at all, so don't try to get me to. haha... I have so many - but my go to movies to cheer me up are: You've Got Mail, Under the Tuscan Sun, Shall We Dance (reminds me of my dad), The Holiday, Amelie, Serendipity, The Philadelphia Story and White Christmas to name a few. I am also a big fan of old movies and musicals. After I finish this, I am going to watch Holiday with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn and You Can't Take It With You with Jimmy Stewart (this last one, my daughter just watched in her History of Cinema class and loved it...I haven't watched it in years, so am enjoying a Saturday Matinee with myself).

3. What are your two favorite cookbooks?

I'm not a big cookbook person. I have always clipped recipes out of magazines, or from my sister as she has some really great basic dishes and easy to make food. I have my handy Betty Crocker that I have had for nearly 30 years and a wonderful book called Food for Friends with alot of really cool recipes....(my son and his wife gave this to me a few years ago.) Now, I get alot of recipes online from the Food Network - Giada and The Barefoot Contessa are my faves!


4. Select 1-3 recipes you would cook for guests.
1. Salmon sauteed in a lemon garlic sauce, broccoli, or mushrooms and spinach sauteed and brown rice.

2. Baked Rosemary Chicken

3. Some sort of chocolate dessert - either pudding or souffle. This time of year - Pumpkin Pie, chocolate chip cookies or snickerdoodles!

5. What will we be drinking that's available.

I would have some white and red wines, San Pelligrino, Sparkling Cranberry Juice, Baileys & Coffee and Espresso Martini's or Cosmos....:)

Ok I'll give you 10 more facts about me:

1. I am my happiest when I am in a bookstore that has a coffee shop, my home away from home.

2. My favorite flowers are Daisy's

3. I am not a pack rat at all - but I live with one.

4. My two favorite jobs ever besides my nonprofit were at Barnes & Noble and a Landscaping Nursery.

5. Iused to rock climb, but am very afraid of heights, so I cried alot! haha

6. I have 52 first cousins on my dad's side. He was the youngest boy of 12 kids - 6 boys and 6 girls. On my mom's side, I have 6 cousins. They live all over the country.

7. I like to sing and dance, but no one really wants to hear me or see me, so it's usually when I'm alone.

8.I love to go places by myself....to the movies or out to breakfast, lunch, dinner or shopping...I just enjoy it so much!

9. I am the baby of the family and my sister says that I got away with everything.

10. I do my best thinking in a tub filled with bubbles and candles all around...


I am not going to tag anyone in particular, but I would really like to know more about blog friends that stop by here, so feel free to give it a shot and please let me know! Thanks Nicolette!
(photo via here)

11 comments:

Gigi said...

Wow! Fifty-eight cousins! That's amazing. I loved reading your list, Cathi. Like you, I love taking myself out for a meal or a movie. It's such a treat. Your film choices are fantastic! We would definitely have a fun movie night together.

It's very cool to learn more about you (I love that you have a Nancy Drew collection; I have one, too).

xo Gigi

PS I'm the baby of the family, too!

Tracey said...

What a wonderful list!!! Let's see, I'll take a cosmo with some rosemary chicken please :) Well, ok I can't really handle the martinis anymore, oh well! I too love to go to the bookstore and sip a latte while flipping thru magazine - Sat. heaven for me!

:) T

Cherry Blossoms said...

I loved reading your list as well esp being the baby and getting spoiled! Same here and my dad has 16 siblings which equals 82 first cousins! Not sure if that screams midwest Catholic farmers or not?!

Cathi said...

GIGI - Wow, we do have alot in common.....awesome!!

TRACEY - I'll meet you at the bookstore for a latte instead of a cosmo....:)

CHERRY BLOSSOMS - You have me beat...wow 82 first cousins - that definitely says Midwest Farmers...my dad's family was from Nebraska...

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh loved that. I'm so interested in fellow bloggers.

Gee the cousins wow! I have collected quite a few original Nancy Drews, loved the illustrations on the dustjackets.

Loved your menu, yummy... yes please.

Ah your the baby, I'm second eldest (middle child mmmm) and yes my little sister was (is) spoilt :o
xxx

Kristin said...

Nothing gets me into the Christmas spirit more than White Christmas. My little sis and I watch it year round!

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

We have a lot in common!
I have a shelf full of Maeve Binchy (seems to always be one at second hand book sales) and I love romantic comedys too.

I'll have the salmon with choc dessert if I ever come your way.

I've lost count of my cousins,
but alas I'm the eldest in the family.

Simone said...

Hi Cathi!

I LOVED reading this!

My favourite....."I used to rock climb, but am very afraid of heights, so I cried alot! haha"....that would SO be me....you poor thing!!! I can go the top of The Empire State Building in an elevator, no problem, but rock climbing in the open.....NEVER!!

58 cousins....good grief....I think I have about 10!!!

Movies....SNAP!!! I LOVE rom-coms....LOVE them.....and you couldn't pay me to go watch a scary movie....not even if I had George Clooney on one side and Kiefer Sutherland on the other....NO WAY!!! LOL

And like you, I love doing things alone....to me, that's a real treat. I have always been like that really.....I am glad though, I have friends who can't bear being by themselves...not me!! I am very happy going to the movies alone :)

When you and I have our day together we'll have to go somewhere where they have bookstores, coffee, cake and movies....no climbing walls obviously.....and we can just wave across to each other.....alone but together :)

I am the eldest - with 2 very naughty younger brothers - so I have never stopped feeling that responsibility!!

Loved reading this Cathi....we have a lot in common. I love your choice of movies - have you ever watched "White Christmas" without crying??!! LOL

You are one special girl :) xo

PS The meal choice sounds fab - yes please ;)

tishjett@yahoo.com said...

Dear Cathi,

How lovely to find you. Thank you for your visit. I'll be visiting you regularly.

Quelle chance discover more about you since you were "tagged" -- right at the perfect moment.

Warm regards,
Tish

Beach Vintage said...

I am so with you on the romantic comedies. I am exactly the same!

Simply Colette said...

I seriously think we are soul sisters. All the same favorite movies. Forgot Youve Got Mail on my list, but it is. Adore Giada, I watched her religiously for awhile and made my perfect graduation dinner with two of her recipes. Deep fried gorgonzola balls with arugula and fried nutella raviolies, with ... Rosemary chicken! I love shopping and going to movies by myself too. When I was having a rough time with my boyfriends accident I went to Barnes N Nobles to escape. It always helps me feel calm. I have fantasized about working there. I love touching the new books... Hope you had a great weekend. :) thanks for playing too!

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