Yes, folks, there is another meme infecting the food blogosphere. Joy at Confessions of a Restaurant Whore tagged me with it this week, the slut (hey, a spade is a spade). Even though I might sound annoyed about it, I'm not. See, it's an easy out for an uninspired lass such as myself. Nothing to write about? Do that meme!
The assignment? To go back to my 23rd post (random, n'est-ce pas?) and reprint my 5th sentence. Then I have to probe it for further insight, symbolism, sweet Freudian nothings et al. Ahem.
I admit that when I read about this, I sort of panicked. It's not as though I've been a writer for sooo long and my 23rd post is sooo long ago and I've grown sooo much since I wrote it and blah blah blah. But still, I confess that a finger of fear scratched at my heart when I had to go back and read something from March.
Thankfully, it wasn't too horrible. But more than that, it is either a coincidence or the Fates are trying to tell me something, because post #23, for all you folks too lazy to go back and read it, is all about forgiveness and gentleness and grace. A good lesson for me to read today. And, in another eerie turn, that very post was all about a funny coincidence that had also led me to read about forgiveness and grace. (I know I'm starting to sound like a very bad person. I'm not. But sometimes it's nice to be reminded to be nice to your fellow humans.)
My 23rd post, not counting those that were clips I was posting or guest posts, was an addendum to a post on a delicious chocolate cake I'd made, eaten a piece of, and then packed up for Mr. Food Musings to take and feed to the office drudges at work. The 5th sentence turns out to be really lame, both in and out of context: "So it never stays in his office for too long."
So I'm picking the 4th sentence, which is a bit more entertaining: "Luckily, I'm the kind of girl who, like a dog you've just come home to, runs circles around him when he comes home and asks a million times how everyone liked it."
I guess the only insight I can offer is thus:
(1) I don't really run in circles like a dog.
(2) I do, however, surround Mr. FM when he comes home from work, empty cake plate in hand, with my hands clasped as if in prayer mode and my eyes get all wide as I ask how everyone like it (unless he says mean things like "No one liked it," which he never does, but if he did my eyes would probably narrow -- as I reached around to my back pocket for the elegant silver mini-revolver I'd put there on the chance no one liked it. Not to off myself, silly boys and girls, to off the messenger! Sheesh!)
(3) I still bake a fair bit, especially when I'm procrastinating doing any work, and I still bundle stuff off to send into Mr. FM's office. In fact, I was going to bake some cookies yesterday but since I have a cold, I figured I'd spare his office mates the disgusting Typhoid Mary-like experience.
Now that I've done the deed, I have to tag 5 people. 5 PEOPLE!!! Give me a break! But here goes...and none of them are allowed to call me bad names for it.
Robyn of Eating Asia -- because her post on wine, despite dramatic protestations to the contrary, was excellent even in the face of non wine-friendly food. Since she doesn't have a 23rd post, how about just the 3rd?
Beth of Zen Foodism -- double bingo! Yes, you again. You haven't had enough practice yet with memes. Do your 3rd post, too. And drink your milk like a good girl!
Nic of Baking Sheet -- because I just found her site and she has the most gorgeous photos AND she baked a vegan cheesecake...if she can do that, she can do anything!
Joe of Culinary in the Desert -- because he's a dog lover and a cook and who doesn't love dogs and food?