Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Cocoa Kiss Meme for Freya

I swear I’m only doing this because I’m so happy Freya is back in the blogosphere as the proprietress of The Cocoa Lounge. I’m not much of a master at memes. When I first started blogging, I didn’t even know what they were. Now, the word seems to come up every other day. I’m also hyperlink-challenged so this could take all afternoon …

But, Freya has tagged me and showered me with some lovely compliments, so here you go. All I can do is close my eyes, point, and let the natural order of the blogosphere take over. This one is called “The Commenters Meme” and is directed at the last 10 commenters on Culinary Types who are also blog owners. Not being a mathematical genius, it was somewhat strenuous to count backwards and come up with 10 blogs and 15 questions. If I happen to tag you, do with this what you will!

The Blogs:

1. Tiffany of Life After Gluten
2. Louise of Months of Edible Celebrations
3. Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen
4. Lydia of the Perfect Pantry (since Lydia was also tagged by Freya, does this disqualify her? I don’t understand the rules …)
5. Cakespy
6. Freya of The Cocoa Lounge (Gotcha! Since you started this, are you disqualified, too? I could do the math better if I had a piece of chocolate right now …)
7. Maryann of Finding La Dolce Vita
8. Jenn DZ The Leftover Queen
9. Helene of La Cuisine d’Helene
10. Veron of Veronica’s Test Kitchen

The Questions:

1: What is your favorite post from number 3’s blog? Kalyn does amazing and inspiring things with vegetables. Her Spicy Crockpot Sweet Potato Recipe got my mouth watering.

2. Has number 10 taken any pictures that have moved you? Check out Veron’s bewitching, Halloween-inspired macarons.

3. Does number 6 reply to comments on their blog? Yes, she even manages to tag me once or twice a week …

4. Which part of blogland is number 2 from? I suspect that Louise might own more homes than John McCain, but I know she often splits her time between Eastern Long Island and rural Pennsylvania.

5. If you could give one piece of advice to number 7 what would it be? I’d advise Maryann to cook me a meal, since her astounding food photos have been tempting me for a year!

6. Have you ever tried something from number 9’s blog? After Helene posted on Mark Bittman’s Veggie Burgers, I made them as well. Delicious!

7. Has number 1 blogged something that inspired you? Tiffany’s recent Daring Bakers Challenge of Pizza has a beautiful rustic look, and has inspired me to work on my pizza skills.

8. How often do you comment on number 4’s blog? I probably average about two comments a week at the Perfect Pantry, but we also chat on email and Facebook, and hopefully we will actually meet face-to-face one day soon. I'll probably hear about this meme, too ...

9. Do you wait for number 8 to post excitedly? I am anxiously awaiting Jenn’s next post on the importance of eating locally.

10. How did number 5’s blog change your life? Well, after years of therapy, Cakespy has now convinced me that I don’t have to be concerned about my obsession with cupcakes anymore. It’s very liberating.

11. Do you know any of the 10 bloggers in person? Veron and I have met in NYC, and someday I hope to visit the famous Test Kitchen.

12. Do any of your 10 bloggers know each other in person? Lydia and Kalyn are buds.

13. Out of the 10, which updates more frequently? Lydia, Louise and Cakespy sort of dazzle me with the frequency with which they post.

14. Which of the 10 keep you laughing? Cakespy is a scream, with icing on top!

15. Which of the 10 has made you cry (good or bad tears)? I laughed so hard I cried when Cakespy destroyed a variety of Halloween candy in the microwave.

It’s now up to the above mentioned 10 to carry on the meme if they so desire. Be careful out there.

©2008 T.W. Barritt All Rights Reserved

3 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

Since I'm not quite sure as to what to do, I'll wing it! Thank goodness someone on your list gave detailed instructions or I would be blindly pointing and going I'm not quite sure where. Although, I'm not real sure where I am half the time anyway:)

1: What is your favorite post from number 3’s blog?

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) with Moroccan Spices

2. Has number 10 taken any pictures that have moved you?

I'm moved and going back for more. I've never visited Veronica's Test Kitchen before, shame on me. Bookmarked!

3. Does number 6 reply to comments on their blog?

Uh OH no wonder I've had this un-quentionable desire for chocolate, Bookmarked! I'll let you know:)

4. Which part of blogland is number 2 from?

That's me! I often forget which house I'm at. Must be McCain state of mind. In chaos today leaving for tranquility tomorrow! I think?

5. If you could give one piece of advice to number 7 what would it be?

I would advise Maryann to teach you how to post the rules. I had no idea what to expect until I visited her blog which I intend on bookmarking!

6. Have you ever tried something from number 9’s blog?

Never tried any of the delicious sounding dishes over at La cuisine d' Helene but that Apple Crisp recipe sure is a keeper.

7. Has number 1 blogged something that inspired you?

I'm not normally a pizza person but Tiffany's takes the pie!

8. How often do you comment on number 4’s blog?

Not often enough I'm afraid. Things will change I had such a nice visit just now.

9. Do you wait for number 8 to post excitedly?

Boy, I'm sure glad I dropped back over at The Leftover Queen. She has just posted a new event which just might entice me to try. Where does she get all that energy I wonder?

10. How did number 5’s blog change your life?

Just take a look at my adorable avatar. What about those cute little cuppies on my banner. Cakespy has absolutely changed my life and my blog. Without a doubt I am forever grateful! And, she has a etsy store!

11. Do you know any of the 10 bloggers in person?

No, but if you keep this up I might just have to beat you with a wet noodle between trips. Did I say beat? I meant meet:)

12. Do any of your 10 bloggers know each other in person?

Do they? I'll ask.

13. Out of the 10, which updates more frequently?

Me too! They sure do keep me on my toes.

14. Which of the 10 keep you laughing?

It's a toss up but Cakespy may just take the cake! I find myself saying "how do you think of this stuff all the time although, I have a few visitors to my blog that just crack me up. Not mentioning any names T.W.:)

15. Which of the 10 has made you cry (good or bad tears)?

I don't think you are suppose to count in these 10, T.W. but I must admit, your travels to Virginia this past summer brought tears to my eyes. I was delighted for you and a wee bit sorry for me. I will go someday.

Maryann said...

Thanks TW. That was really sweet. And I would cook you a nice dinner any day :)

Freya said...

Just saw this! So sweet of you!! It was a more fun meme than usual as well! I liked the fact that others, many others, had to suffer/participate too!!!