An Interlude

Journey in the Country

I don't usually participate in memes because I spend an inordinate amount of time in front of my computer, and as Peter noted, it's challenging enough to cook and share recipes with valued readers, let alone to visit all of my favorite blogs. It's not that I don't appreciate the gesture, but these memes can be time consuming provided one wants to put some thought into their responses. However, I will make an exception in this case because Lisa's Kitchen has been tagged at least 4 times this week by people who want me to share 5 facts about myself.

Because it will likely be a while before I provide inconsequential information about myself in this manner, I'm going to list 10 facts here. I'm also going to break the chain by not tagging anyone, but I invite whoever is so inclined to play along in the comment section.

1. I've been a vegetarian for 17 years, and have smoked for roughly the same amount of time.

2. I'm a huge red wine fan.

3. I virtually never wear pants, even in the winter, preferring skirts and dresses instead.

4. The last time I can remember turning on my TV was September 11, 2001, though I have watched countless hours of South Park and Lost on my computer.

5. I wear 14 earrings and 25 rings at all times.

6. I can't stand shopping and would rather stay home and do laundry if given a choice.

7. I live with a black cat named Hobbes, and an attentive and giving man that I wouldn't trade for the world.

8. I run a Mac and have for many years.

9. I don't like talking on the telephone.

10. My office chair is my sofa.

Journey in the Country


LisaRene said...

We have a bit more then just a first name in common. I too love red wine, prefer skirts and dresses over pants, could easily live without a TV, am a MAC user and have a great guy as well.

So much jewelry! Do you cook with your rings on as well? We are a ying and yang when it comes to jewelry, I only wear it when going out in the evening and don't even wear my wedding ring during the day.

It's fun to learn a bit about you, thanks for sharing :)

Lucy said...

Love a bit 'o laundry, myself.

Tell me, how on earth do you get by in the middle of your winters in a skirt? :-D

Loved it.

Anonymous said...

Wow Lisa haha South Park huh? :-) I love South Park too. I rarely watch t.v. either.
I am in a loving relationship with MJ and don't have a cat but do have two teenagers (Kyla 16) and (Devin 18).
I love shopping - epecially for nice goodies to make interesting meals with.
I don't smoke. I am an alcoholic in recovery (last drink
20 May 2004) haha so no red wine for me :-)
Well that is probably more info than was necessary but it is great to have the opportunity to share a little about me.
I absolutely love coming to your blog and it was such a nice treat to learn these things about you.
love niki

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Thanks for sharing a few tidbits about yourself. MeMe's ARE time consuming but I also like to share little tidbits about myself in my daily posts...much easier and less time consuming :D

Lisa Turner said...


Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself here. Yes, I do cook and bake with rings on and make sure to do dishes immediately afterwards :)


I can't stand pants and suffer the cold instead. I don't go far in the winter, and thankfully, have a car that my loving man warms up for me when he can.


Nice to learn a bit about you. Thank you for your continued interest.


It's always a pleasure to learn more about you in your blog posts.

Unknown said...

Thanks a lot Lisa..
For ur meme..
Oh my god..!4 earrings and 25 rings!!
Nice knowing about U Lisa..keep rocking!!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

My comment, obviously didn't load!

I was saying, that I thought for a moment that you were revealing too much! We call underwear, pants here! So you will understand my shock!

I really did enjoy your meme! I was surprised to hear you are a skirt and dress girl. We have been friends for a while now and I have always imagined you in jeans!

Back to jewellery, I have to take mine off when i get home, so I can relax. Of course a glass of red wine would also be good!

Are your rings just on your fingers?

Thanks for that Lisa!

Lisa Turner said...

That's funny Holler! Though we speak the same language, meaning does vary indeed. It's like the biscuit, scone controversy that Johanna brought up a while ago.

Earrings for the ears and rings for the fingers. I can't stand toe rings. There, another inconsequential bit of information about me.

As for the skirts and dresses, they are denim usually, so your idea of me being a jean girl is not far off the mark. For years I shunned dresses and skirts, but now I feel much freer when wearing them.

K. Shoshana said...

What is it about you mac users...I have been trying to buy an ibook g4 for the last two months and I can't find anyone to give up their old machine seriously outdated machines.....

Lisa Turner said...


Macs last longer than the energizer bunny. That is why you haven't had any offers :) My mac is at least 7 years old.

Astra Libris said...

Lisa, thanks for the MeMe facts! I love that you did 10! Three cheers for no TV! We're the same way over here - it's so much better to just watch exactly what you want, when you want, on the computer...