What is this whole tagging thing?

April 7, 2008

I must admit that I am a big time blogging newbie. Yes, Wrightfood is coming up to be a year old, but I am still not really with the program. I don’t know much about what tagging is, all I really know is that I have to answer a few questions, and then pass the tag on. Sounds like fun.

So Brittany, over at The Pie Lady passed on her "Droolworthy Blogger Award" to me. Thankfully she also explained what that meant, and what I had to do. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, shame on you. She is the pastry chef over at Crow, and also Betty – Crow is one of my favorite places in Seattle to eat. She is talented, and her food looks great. Go visit. Now.

Seems like I have answer a few questions, and pass the deal on too. So without further ado, and without a drum roll, here are the questions and answers:

1) What were you doing 10 years ago?

Lets see… I was just leaving university, and starting a computer graphics business with a friend. This led me on to working on feature film visual effects, creating sets and environments on computer. All in the space of a year. Funny though, I still see it as only a year ago.. How time flies.

2) What were you doing 1 year ago?

Rocking a new baby to sleep, and trying to work out how to sleep more, and balance this new life I have with a baby, a wife, and a job, and my love of cooking.

3) What are 5 snacks you enjoy?

Tough this one, and in no particular order..

Cheese and crackers



Biscuits – proper English shortbread and so forth

A perfectly ripe tomato and buffalo mozzarella

More cake

4) What are the 5 things you would do if you were a millionaire?

Cook for people that need food

Quit my job, and just cook, photograph and travel

Spend way more time with my family

Start a bed and breakfast with my wife Danika, and have a small side restaurant, where I would offer special dinners for the weekend

Work at restoring old Seattle properties, and stopping evil developers tearing them down, and building condo’s.

5) What are you 5 bad habits?

Bad language. Somehow I am drawn to a few select 4 letter words. It isn’t smart or clever, and I cannot break the habit.

Saying "oh Dani, this dish will only take 30minutes".. when I kinda know it is a two hour job.

Occasionally I am apparently moody. If you ask me, it is the rest of the world 😀

Food snob, but in my defense I don’t preach.

Staying up too late on this darn computer

6) What are 5 things you would never wear again?

Ugly sweaters

Uncomfortable shoes

Stonewash jeans – even if they do come back into fashion

Aviator sunglasses

Bicycle clips

7) What are your 5 favorite toys?

My son, Drake

Japanese slicer (kitchen tool)

Anything involving fire (I think that must be a bloke thing)

My camera – an old Canon 10D, but I love it

Swings. Having Drake, I have rediscovered them. They are awesome.


So who shall I pass it on to? That is dead easy. Lara over at CookandEat. I am sure most people know her blog, and it needs no introduction, but here goes anyhow. She takes amazing food photographs. She is local to Seattle, in fact just down the street from me. She has put up with a barrage of pathetic food photography questions from me, and always done it with a smile. She has even given me a photography lesson. Her work is an inspiration for me. To make matters even more annoying, her blog is incredibly well written. So, go check out CookandEat.

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  • Anticiplate April 7, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Well deserved! Congratulations.

  • Brittany April 9, 2008 at 6:14 am

    Honestly, I was confused by the “tagging” / “meme” idea myself- I had seen it done on other blogs and it seemed kind of fun. I think I was supposed to tag 5 people and so on, but I couldn’t really think of anyone else! I thought that whilst I was officially proclaiming you to be droolworthy (you gotta love that title!), I might as well “tag” you for a meme too!
    ……..blogs can be very baffling little ventures, wouldn’t you agree?
    Great Meme by the way…..and who the hell came up with that name? Meme? I don’t get it.
    Any fellow bloggers out ther who can offer more info on this, PLEASE contact me! : )