Thursday, January 6, 2011

4 Things About Me

If you haven't visited Mandi and Erica over at Itzy's Kitchen yet, you really need to. These girls are absolutely adorable, so sweet, and totally kick-butt. They are both into health and fitness and constantly inspire me to be healthier. Go check them out.

After doing the "4 things about me" tag, Mandi tagged me. Since I have so much fun reading about you fellow bloggers, I'm excited to participate as well.

Four shows I watch:
1. Dexter. I'm slightly obsessed with this one, which could be a bit scary since it's a show about a serial killer. Of course it doesn't hurt that the main character is not hard on the eyes :)

2. Glee!! Tuesday nights just might be my favorite night of the week because of this show. I've always been a music/theatre nerd, so this show is right up my alley.

3. True Blood. I'm kind of over the vampire craze, but this show is so edgy and dark that I just can't turn away.

4. Grey's Anatomy. I loved it, then I tolerated it, then I hated it, and now I'm back to loving it again. I feel like the dialogue gets a bit "speechy" but I really love the characters, so it's kept me hooked. Plus I'm really glad that Izzy's gone.
They're my favorite!

Four Things I'm passionate about:
1. Without coming off as totally generic and cliche, I have to say the people in my life. My family, my friends, those that have touched me throughout my life. I just don't know that life gets anymore gratifying then when we make genuine positive connections with other people, especially those closest to us. I don't know where I'd be without my little family, they're the reason I do 99% of what I do.

2. Food, a no brainer. The fun thing about having a passion for food is how it's ever changing. I used to think that I was big into baking, but now I'm realizing that cooking is really my forte and I leave the baking to my husband. I love trying new things in the kitchen, but I also love returning to the familiar comforts of old recipes.

3. Books. I. love. to. read. And when I say books, I mean actual books. Covers with pictures and printed text. I have a Kindle, and I plan to use it, but I just can't let go of the romantic connection I have to holding an actual book in my hands, smelling the ink, turning the pages. It's magic to me.

4. Traveling, I don't get to do it a whole lot right now, but I don't have to do it to know that I'm passionate about it. I have an ever growing list of places I can't wait to visit.

Four phrases I use a lot:
1. "Hey babe/buddy/sweetie/kiddo/dude/sister/girlfriend"...the list goes on. I'm big on nicknames, and I live in a home with kids that will greet you whenever you walk into the same vicinity of the house as them, so I'm saying hello a lot.

2. "No worries." I don't like to get hung up on offenses or grudges, it weighs me down, so no worries.

3. "Totally!" Yes, I'm a child of the 80's, I say totally all the time.

4. "What's up" this is pretty much how I start all of my conversations.

Four things I've learned in the past:
1. It seems that no matter how difficult a period of time was, the things that I remember most about those times are the positive things. So I try to focus on the positive things as much as possible in the present since the negatives will most likely fade from my memory anyway.

2. A good night's sleep can cure a lot of what ails you.

3. No matter how great my relationship with my husband is, nothing beats having good girlfriends.

4. Working out really is the best way to start your day, and this is coming from someone who never cared much for exercise!

Four places I'd like to go:

1. Scotland! I don't know what it is about that place, but I've already told my husband that it's the very first place I want to go when we are able to start traveling. It is so green, so pretty and has castles!

2. New Orleans. There's just something so sultry and soulful about New Orleans, I'd love to experience it.

3. Barcelona. I saw a special on it once, and I've been infatuated ever since.

4. Greece. Every single thing I've ever seen or heard about Greece makes me ache for a visit. Plus, how could you not want to go to a place that invented Baklava and Gyros?

Four things I did yesterday:
1. Dropped my daughter off at school, despite her wishes to take just one more day off.

2. Got in a nice workout at our local YMCA.

3. Started the laundry.

4. Chatted with old friends. (Yesterday was a delightfully quiet day).

Four things I love about winter:
1. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with winter. I love it when it starts, I hate it towards the end, right around the time that spring should be appearing. Right now I'm a bit indifferent. So when I actually do love winter, I love: Wearing big comfy clothes, sweaters, scarves, fuzzy socks, and wrapping up in blankets. It's just so cozy.I'm obsessed with scarves!

2. Going skiing. I haven't gone in years, but I love it and can't wait to go again.

3. The smells, you know, all of those fragrant Christmas smells of pine, cinnamon, apples, even the cold air has a distinct smell. I love it.

4. The comfort food. It might not be that great for my waistline, but I love warming, rich, creamy comfort foods to get through those cold days.

So there you go! I'd like to tag:

1. Kim from Stirring the Pot

2. Kim from The UnGourmet

3. Julie from The Sporadic Cook

4. Jennifurla from Indigo's Sugar Spectrum



nathalia said...

I love that you love food because it makes me crave it more and I get the benefit of your sharing of recipes!

And I love BOOKS too... the kind you hold, the kind with pages, the kind you can mark up...

Donna-FFW said...

HOw fun to learn more about you.. I love the smell of ink in books/cookbooks/textbooks as well:)

Mary said...

I loved getting to know more about you. I wish you were lived cose enough to come for coffee. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

MaryMoh said...

Wow...that's a lovely interesting way to know you more. :D MaryMoh at

Ann said...

We're tv twins. I just got into Dexter. I'm in the middle of season 2. I keep worrying about how much I like it. I am Grey's number one fan. Don't think that I've ever missed an episode.

Natalie said...

LOVE that family picture--you all look so great :)

The Blonde Duck said...

My husband is a better baker than I am too--isn't that weird? I'd love to go to Scotland! And I'm so glad you love books--everyone wants e-books nowdays!

Holly said...

We have a lot in common!! lol

Anonymous said...

Such a cute post Teresa - loved it! :D

Katy ~ said...

A terrific post! It was like talking to a girlfriend here, learning more about you. thank you for sharing you :) Hugs. Happy New Year.

Pam said...

It's great getting to know you better.

Erica said...

You are TOO sweet :) Thanks for the shout out! You have such a beautiful family. And what cool places you want to visit!! And I couldn't agree more with this one: "A good night's sleep can cure a lot of what ails you."

Jennifurla said...

WOW, great post. A good nights sleep is my only worry evey day!

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures and some things about you. It's nice to "get to know" other bloggers whose sites we visit. I too love Glee and try to never miss it. I love books too and am totally obsessed with scarves!!! It's the only good thing about winter!!!!

Mandi said...

Oh I love this post! And thanks for the shout out girlfriend! You are too sweet =) I couldn't agree more with your comment about having an actual book in your hand to read - I told my husband not to bother with the whole kindle thing when he asked if I wanted one. I just can't get away from the smell of books, the feel of holding one in your hand, etc. Just love it! And you have SUCH a beautiful family! Loved reading your 4 things =)

Julie said...

What a great post...I really enjoyed learning more about you :) We have a few things in common. I'll try to play along...will take a little thought.

Chow and Chatter said...

love this :-) thanks for sharing your so sweet love the family pic and I grew up in Scotland :-)

Chow and Chatter said...

love this :-) thanks for sharing your so sweet love the family pic and I grew up in Scotland :-)

Kathleen said...

OMGosh! This was seriously a scary post for me to read. I think you and are are maybe twins that were separated at birth!!! No Joke!

theUngourmet said...

Oh boy! I've got to put my thinking cap on now! ;D

I loved reading this list of things about you. So fun!

I'm with you on Greece and I also share in your scarf obsession!

Happy Weekend! Great photos, btw!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Friday!

Reeni said...

Thank you for sharing all these goodies about yourself! I love Glee too and books - it's hard for me to embrace the new technology. You have a beautiful family - love the portrait of all of you together.

jor said...

This was so fun to read and I was excited to see that I haven't been gone from philly too long to make it in a pictures :) All your family pictures are darling! I totally agree with you on books....I see the convenience of the electronic thingys but I LOVE having an actual book. I also wanted to tell you that when my family got together over the break, my sister and I were in charge of the meal planning and she had a few of your blog recipes on her list and she loves them too!

Liz said...

Great to get to know you better!

Mary said...

Just dropped by to thank you for your visit to my blog. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Ingrid said...

Hey! Thanks for sharing. I loved learning more about you.

I agreed with you on most but I practically got a crick in my neck nodding yes about the books. Everyone who knows me is shocked that I don't have some sort of e-reader. I love the scent of a new book, the smoothness of its spine, and the crispness of its pages. Old worn favorite books are special, too, like old friends. Okay, I'm a dork. :)

Kim said...

I loved reading all your answers. We have a lot in common...surprise! I'm a total True Blood fan, LOVE all books, want to go to New Orleans, plus a wear a scarf practically every day. (I got about 4 of them for Christmas-ha ha!).

Thanks for tagging me. I had fun answering the questions on my post today.

Barbara said...

Nice to learn more about you, Teresa! And such an adorable photo of you and your family. You're right on about important.

MaryBeth said...

I enjoyed learning more about the lady behind this fantastic blog. I loved all of the pictures.

girlichef said...

Oh, what a fun post!!! I loved learning all of these juicy little tidbits about you :D

Angela said...

I loved that...although it really made me miss you. :) I do think of you whenever I see a really cute scarf- you always inspired me to put one on. :)

Lara said...

What a fun way to get to know you a little better!

Val said...

What a great post!!! Love getting to know you better. We have a lot of things in common!! You are so cute!!

sara cardon said...

I love it!! I learned so many fun things about you I really didn't know...and I like you all the more for it. You are a girl after my own heart (I too love that musty book-y smell when you walk in a library full of old books)!!:)

Krista said...

I loved your 4 things about me. Most of them could be 4 things about ME! We have a lot in common and some similar perspectives, lady! Hope that you have a lovely week!