Sunday, February 11, 2007


Okay, I got tagged by Amy for this meme. You have to write about 10 odd facts or habits about yourself. Then tag 10 other people to do the meme.

Okay, so here is mine... warning in advance... I have a lot of food habits, so a lot of these are based on food. :)

1. I love steak! And since I've tried it at every restaurant known to man, I have found my favourite - Ruby Tuesday's in Buffalo New York. Now every time I want a good steak I get in my car - drag someone with me of course - and go to NY! :) I'm stubborn... if I want steak then it's worth the two and a half hour drive to Ruby Tuesday's to me! Mmmmmm.... craving.

2. I only eat the middle of perogies. Filling, yum... dough, not so much! Just for those of you who don't know me... no I am not six years old, but yes I don't like my food touching! Not unless it's gravy on my mashed potatoes.

3. Whenever I'm craving a chocolate bar, instead of going out to buy one, I reproduce it in my handy dandy kitchen! Yeah! My latest creations... turtles and when I had that done, turtles brownies! Mmmmm!!! Up side, they were great! Down side, usually I have to avoid the scale!

4. Whenever eating Russell Stover Mint Dreams (they only sell these in the U.S.) it's like a big chocolate ball that's hollow and filled in with the lightest fluffiest mint cream stuff, (Wylie - that's the chocolate!) Anyways... I dig a small hole a scoop out the mint cream, eat it first and then eat the chocolate. If I didn't drive down for the steak, I would drive down only for the mint dreams! Oh soooooo worth it!

5. I love eating dinner for breakfast! I'm not an eggs and bacon girl. Actually I'm not big on breakfast foods. But give me mashed potatoes and steak or whatever else I made for dinner the night before and I can eat at 6am! Yum! Sometimes I get excited about what I'm going to have for breakfast! Did I mention I love food?

6. I don't drink any alcohol! None. I can't stand the smell, it makes me sick! Never had a beer, never had a drink, just tasted them (well, I guess that can be argued here.) My Tiramisu has to have rum though, no fake imitation tasking crap! I mean mind numbing yum, yum good rum, that all Tiramisu's should taste of! :) Alcoholic at heart right?

7. Okay, not a foodie.... I hate watching reruns! There are only three movies that I can stand watching over and over again... Spider Man 1, Spider Man 2, and Dirty Dancing. That's it! If it's a horror movie I feel even more strongly, and tend to get slightly upset when someone suggests it. I do not need to watch Saw again... I know what happens! And Sixth Sense... great movie! The one film that actually surprised me at the end! Loved it! Will I sit down to watch it again? Hell no!

8. I love talking in crowds! I managed a high volume retail store, where I had over two-hundred fifty staff during the holidays... I love the attention! I love having a good time! I love talking to them all! The interaction, the conversation, just over all the crowd! Loved it all! But put me in a room of ten people that I don't know... hell, make it five! And all I want to do is sink into my chair or stick my head in the sand! I'm sooooo shy when I have to talk to groups of people that don't know me! Weird huh?

9. Oooooh... these are getting harder! I bite my lip when I get nervous, or watching a scary movie. Yeah, yeah, I know a lot of people in books do it. But I don't actually know anyone else who does it. After talking about food for so long, I'm sorry I'm talking about this, but sometimes (okay, I won't lie - a lot of times) I end up picking at my lip to blood! Ewwwwwe! I know! But I've been doing it my entire life and can't stop! My mom and husband always slap my hand away when they see me doing it! :)

10. I'm absolutely terrified of downtown! I will never go by myself! Ever! I will never get a job downtown and I sure as hell will never go for an interview there. No idea why! Well, okay I have some idea... but it's not perfectly clear to even me. I've probably been to Eaton Center a whopping 4 times in my entire life! And the only time I ever force myself to go is for charity... like the aids walks and all that stuff, and I always go in groups of people. I won't go to restaurants, won't go ice skating, won't go anywhere! No thanks! The only thing I miss is street meat! :) But you can get that in the Yorkdale area, so not much to miss! Wait till the TRW March meeting... Dundas sounds downtownie to me! Shaking in my boots! :)

Okay so I don't even have 10 people I can tag... so whoever wants to play along please do! :)


Angela/SciFiChick said...

Hah.. I love eating breakfast foods anytime of day! I love eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles.. all of it! Especially for dinner.

Anonymous said...

Ha, great list!

I don't drink alcohol, either -- the taste of it, ewww! Like I imagine cold cat pee would taste. :-P

And wow, cool that you love to talk in crowds! Public speaking terrifies me *shudder*.

Vicky said...

Angela - that is so funny! I never did understand the whole all day breakfast thing... always wondered who ate it... Now I know! :)

Thomma Lyn - Cold cat pee? Never thought of it that way, but I can't imagine anyone drinking another sip of alcohol after thinking that either! LMAO! :)

Amy Ruttan said...

Ok, the JCC for next months meeting is not really downtown. I can't believe you won't go downtown. I know my way around downtown and the underground concourse like the back of my hand. Plop me down town I know where to go.

You totally made me hungry for meat, I do like breakfast foods though (but not everyday).

You so funny about the downtown thing though. Those mint things sound like my husbands cup of tea.

Wylie Kinson said...

Like Angela, I love brkfst food ANY time of day. Pancakes are often served for dinner!
And thanks for the mint choc the other day! It was DELISH!
And thanks for making me crave steak. But mine will be accompanied by a lovely glass of merlot!
Ah,... I long for BBQ season.

Christine said...

I could eat cereal anytime of day. Sometimes I have it for supper. And I love wine...and martinis...and scotch...and all girly drinks. I think that makes me a lush.

Wylie Kinson said...

Christine meant to say lushous! :)

I don't drink often, rarely in fact, but when I do, I like a GOOD bottle of red. And I do mean GOOD. Call me a snob but screw caps and tetra packs don't usually contain the finest grape. LOL

Amy Ruttan said...

Tetra packs reminds me of the Canadian Wine my parents drank called Hatari (?) which I've heard is named thusly because that's the sound you make when throwing up.

So seriously I hope you brave down town Vicky. A critique session such as being offered is a rare opportunity.

Anne said...

Hey Victoria,
I was looking for info on Mint Dreams when I came across this blog. I love them too! (I live in Ohio -- they are hard to find sometimes -- Russell Stover is not exactly considered on a par with Godiva chocolate but truly, the lovely pillow of mint and chocolate is divine!) I am surprised at your choice of a great steak -- gosh, Ruby Tuesday? Every town over 50,000 people in the U.S. has one. They are good but not gourmet. May I suggest you get a hibachi (little charcoal grill) and some quality steak -- what kind do you like? At our house the men eat strip and the girls all like tenderloin. Rub the outside with a rub like Montreal Steak and cook it on the grill. Soooooo good. Yum. We love steak!
We visit Toronto every few years and love the downtown. Of course, we're tourists. I grew up in Washington D.C. and the only time I went up the Washington Monument or toured the various sites was when relatives visited. Perhaps the same for you.
I want to finish with an odd food habit/preference: I love the pizzas (especially the thai chicken) at California Pizza Kitchen. I have always ordered that. But one time, not very hungry, I ordered the spaghetti with marinara and some goat cheese. OMG! Goat cheese is wonderful! It was a completely new taste experience. We have to drive 1 1/2 hours to eat at CPK so it's just a once in awhile deal.
Thanks for the fun -- I cannot think of 8 more things right now. Here's to food and fun...