Monday, December 15, 2008

Seven Things about Caron Golden or Jeez, I've Been Tagged!

It's a good thing I like and respect my friend Indra Gardner so much because this feels like just a very polite chain letter that -- I apologize in advance -- I have to send on to seven more people. Basically, I've just been tagged by Indra on a meme circulating in which you post seven things about yourself that people probably don't know. Now I'm a huge blabber so I can't imagine much that people don't know about me that I really really don't want them to know but I'll try. Oy!

1. I've never been to Italy (I'm so ashamed).
2. When I was a little kid I had a thing for the King Family. Don't even bother to look them up. Or use it against me.
3. I cannot spell hors d'oeuvres without looking it up. Every time. Including now.
4. I always wanted to be a back up singer for a rock 'n roll band. Any that would take me.
5. In the '90s I ghost wrote a book for a sex therapist that she wanted to call Hormones and His Moans. Seriously. The actual title is The Alchemy of Love and Lust. Still on Amazon. (She's dead.)
6. My first job out of college was in the literary department of The William Morris Agency in New York.
7. At that job, I once found myself in the elevator with Susan Sarandon, Anthony Quinn and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. At the same time. With files I was delivering to the legal department.

Okay, that wasn't so bad. Now I have to tag seven other people who blog. Whose lists do I want to read?

1. Nicole Hamaker
2. Deb Puchalla
3. Zoe Francois
4. Amy Sherman
5. Laura Merrill Levy
6. Maria Hunt
7. Julie Wright

Indra tells me these are the rules:
1. Link your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
2. Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they've been tagged.

Been fun!

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  1. I did this back when it was 5 things. Does that mean I have to add 2 more to the list?

  2. Oh, no! Not my rules. But, you don't have to play again.

  3. I love your list! What a crazy elevator ride that must have been! I think we should start our own rock band! ;)

  4. Dear Caron:

    Rather than be ashamed that you have never been to Italy, perhaps you might make it a New Year's resolution to try and get to this amazing foodie country in 2009.

    Happily, I've been there about 15 times (lost count) and have friends visit from Italy & The Republic of San Marino (near Rimini on the Adriatic Sea coast)regularly.

    Houseguests will be arriving here in San Diego tomorrow from both countries and my friend Tina is going to be chained to the stove & cooking up a storm for several family & friends while staying at my home.

    Besides homemade pasta & sauces, she is planning on making one of my favorite's; Cioppino (or Italian Bouillabaisse).

    The main ingredients are seafood; shrimp, clams, mussels, scallops, & lobster.

    Do you have any recommendations where we may procure these seafood items locally that offers them fresh & at reasonable prices.

    Typically, the best source I've ever found for fresh large prawns is from Costco. However, some of the other necessities are definitely specialty seafood items which I'm not sure I want to try my luck with at the regular grocery store chains.

    Any suggests would be greatly appreciated.

    Best Regards,
    Frank Mitzel

  5. Hi Frank:
    I hope to go soon, if the economy turns around and I can get the money -- or perhaps someone would like to send me! In any case, yes, it's at the top of my list.

    As for seafood for your cioppino, I have just the place for you to go: Catalina Offshore Products in the Morena Blvd. area. I have written about them so you can look them up. Tommy Gomes is a great guy and can help you out.

  6. Aren't you sweet, Linda! Thanks very much. I hope you continue to enjoy it!