Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Truth

Thanks for all the guesses on my previous post!  It was really fun to read your rationales.  And now, the answers (drumroll, please):

1.  Until I was 10, I thought "faucet" was spelled "flaucet."  TRUE.  And I have absolutely no explanation for it.  How embarrassing for me.  

2.  I won't eat anything that's been touched by a banana.  Boring, and TRUE.  I really, really hate bananas.  (Boring.)

3.  I have never played a character younger than age 18.  FALSE.  This was true until grad school, where I played a 16-year-old British schoolgirl.  In roller skates!  It was fun, and about darn time.  Then I went back to playing 45-year-olds.    

4.  I was 18 when I had my first (off-stage) kiss.  TRUE.  (Confidential to RebRob: there were no high school secrets that I did not disclose to you!  The kiss happened after we graduated.  It was December of my freshman year at BYU.)  There was mistletoe involved.  It was very brief, but very sweet. 

Thanks for playing, friends!  I am out of town for Thanksgiving, but when I get back I will post a picture of myself as the British schoolgirl.  I wore A LOT of blush.  Just to warn you.

Hope everyone has a very Happy Turkey Day!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Truths and Lie

My friend Annette tagged me for the following meme:

Below are 3 true statements about me, and one false. Guess which is false (if you like), and I'll post the answer in a few days.


1. Until I was 10, I thought "faucet" was spelled "flaucet."

2. I won't eat anything that's been touched by a banana.

3. I have never played a character younger than age 18 (even though I started acting when I was 10).

4. I was 18 when I had my first (off-stage) kiss.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

That Was Halloween

Steve and I threw a little Halloween party at our apartment last Wednesday. Even though we invited only 4 guests, I still took an entire day to prepare for it.  (I'm kind of an overachiever.)  (Also, I'm kind of crazy.)

On the menu: Cream of Broccoli and Chicken Tortilla soup (two separate soups, not one combined soup), homemade caramel (into which we dipped green apple slices), and this chocolate cake (with Mint Milano headstones):



And, although I'm not really one for fake blood and the other, grosser elements of Halloween, I decided that I couldn't resist making this cream cheese and salsa appetizer:



Isn't it gross? The fingernails are slivered almonds. My guests were actually kind of put off by it (I think it was the fingernails), but it was truly quite delicious.

Other activities included eating lots of tootsie rolls and mini peppermint patties (we didn't have a single trick-or-treater, so somebody had to eat all the candy I bought), and watching The Corpse Bride.

It was a really fun party, if I do say so myself. (And I do.)

And if you lived nearby, I totally would have invited you. (Would you have eaten the cream cheese hand?)