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Getting to Know Me...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A is for Age: 33... took me a second to remember, even despite having had my birthday just two weeks ago, lol!
B is for Booze: Ron Zacapa aged rum from Guatemala... I like scotch, I adore cognac, but a good sipping rum? Holy crap, it's heaven.
C is for Car: Noooo... C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me! :-D No cookies you say? Fine. My dream car is the Aston Martin DB9... sexy beast.
D is for Dad's name: My dad's name doesn't start with a D... not sure where this survey gets it's information, but it's clearly a little suspect.
E is for Ego: Really depends on how you define that word. I definitely have a much healthier self-esteem these days, and have always had a heightened sense of self-awareness in this great big universe of ours, but I'm not conceited or difficult or someone who struts over others. I love people, and I'm happy with who I am at this point in my life.
F is for Favorite song or music: Oh gosh, this changes almost everyday. I feel things very deeply, and music impacts me in ways I couldn't begin to describe. I love pretty much every single style of music. Right now though, my favorite song is "Say Something" by 'A Great Big World' featuring the extremely talented Christina Aguilera.
G is for Goof off thing to do: I wish I had some epic thing that I do which is super goofy, but I'm pretty much just a great big goof in general. It's part of my charm, lol!
H is for Hometown: Born in Toronto, but grew up in Mississauga (right next to Toronto). Suburbs. Very multicultural. Middle-class kid.
I is for IQ: 141 - last time I was tested, which was something like 12 years ago. It's borderline genius, but my brains have slowly oozed out of my ears since that time. Now I'm lucky if I can put together a coherent sentence in public without drooling... :-D
J is for Jam or Jelly you like: To be completely honest, I don't think you're ready for this jelly. :-D Blueberry jam is where it's at, though.
K is for Kids: Two amazing and adorable little wonders. My oldest, Evan, is three, and my daughter, Maya, is turning one in just a couple months!
L is for Living arrangement: I believe the arrangement is that I keep breathing, and in turn I'm allowed to keep living... (see? I'm just a big goof, always, lol) I live in a three story townhouse. Plenty of space, I count my blessings to have a home like that.
M is for Mom's name: Well, I'll give the survey this, her maiden name starts with an M... so... closer.
N is for Name of best friend: According to my son, I'm his best friend, and he is mine... so we'll go with that. :-D Melts my heart every time he tells me that.
O is for Observations: Ummmm... It's slightly chilly in my office... I'm listening to "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon at the moment... my wall is painted a lovely shade of beige... It's lunch time and I'm starting to get really hungry... my desk is quite messy, covered in a lot of very important looking papers, lol... how's that for observations?!
P is for Phobias: I'm scared of waking up at 75 years old and looking back on my life as if I didn't truly live it. It's that fear which finally drove me to lose weight.
Q is for Quote you like: "Love is a durable fire, in the mind ever burning. Never sick, never old, never dead. From itself, never turning.” - Sir Walter Raleigh
R is for Relationship: Married for eight years in March, together for twelve last November. If you ask my uncle, there is no explainable reason on Earth for how I managed to land such a beautiful girl. Clearly he's never been on a date with me. :-D
S is for Siblings: One older brother, whom I love deeply. He's getting married again at the end of March, I'm going to be his best man... again. Last time though, I was 19 and had bleached blond hair. :-)
T is for Talents: I can tie the stem of a cherry into a knot using my tongue... :-O True story, though I've only managed to do it once in my life... sooooo... does it still count?
U is for Unique trait: Gosh... I'll be honest, this question, and the last one as well, are so tough for me to answer seriously. I know that I've many talents, and am unique in so many ways, but I just get uncomfortable talking about myself in that way. I'd share my life openly for the world to see (mostly), but to describe myself just feels unnatural. Does that makes sense?
V is for vegetable you love: Broccoli for the win! Hated almost all vegetables up until my early 20's, and now I can't get enough of so many.
W is for Worst traits: See, lol, I'll answer this question no problem! Weird huh? My worst trait is procrastination. Always has been. I have to fight this so much in many aspects of my life.
X- is for X-rays you've had: Nothing interesting, broken pinky finger once upon a time. I'm supposed to get an X-ray soon on my knees as a pre-requisite for seeing a sports therapist - just for giggles, nothing wrong with my legs at all. Also, I'm positive that I've had a small fracture in my right hand thumb since a dodgeball tournament last November... so I really should get that looked at.
Y is for Yummy food you make: You asked for it...
Fettucini with Mussels in a White Wine and Basil Oil Sauce.

Pan-seared scallops with a mushroom whiskey sauce. Bits of cooked bacon and a sprig of thyme for garnish.

Crushed Peas on Toast with Mozzarella and Grated Romano Cheese.

Tomato and Bread Salad with Lime and Olive Oil dressing.

Goat Cheese Bruschetta with a Balsamic Reduction Drizzle.

Lemon Posset.

And of course, all things BBQ'd. :-D

Funny, I'll boast about the food I've made, but not about myself... I'm uniquely weird apparently. O_o
Z is for Zodiac sign: Sounds like a Doctor Seuss'ian way of saying "hey baby, what's your sign?"... I'm a Capricorn... the goat... "maaaaa" :D
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    holy smokes I did a double take at my screen when I saw your pic! I haven't been gone that long and you my friend have left so much dust on this journey that I'm blind! You look and sound fabulous!!!!!!!! I loved reading this blog you crack me up! =) Good to find you again. Keep enjoying life and boost about your self a lil more and keep spreading the love. Happy Friday!!
    1474 days ago
    Glad you jumped on the bandwagon and filled out the ABCs! Even if you don't have one specific goofy thing you do, you're right that you're just an overall goofy person :D
    Not to be a jerk, but I'm glad you don't post your food porn daily. I don't think any of us would ever lose any weight!
    1476 days ago
    Very cool, Gregg! Lots of really neat tidbits about you and I really love all the food pics at the end. When are you throwing a dinner party for all of your SparkFriends?
    1479 days ago
    I love things like this - thanks for sharing! All that food looks absolutely amazing! I agree with @HOTDEENOW - it looks professional! I'd love to have the recipe for the mushroom whiskey sauce if you don't mind sharing. :)
    1481 days ago
    Your food looks professionally yummy! Thanks for sharing :)
    1481 days ago
    Now I'm starving...
    1481 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I love mussels and scallops. I may have to track down that mushroom whiskey sauce. I make a cognac sauce that I love.
    I enjoyed your abcs. You are a vibrant dynamic individual and it was fun to learn about your life! That is so sweet about your son considering you his best friend. I consider my children my best friends.
    1482 days ago
    LOL very awesome was super into and then got distracted by all the food pics, now drooling and have to find a snack! great blog!
    1482 days ago
    That was awesome to read. I totally felt your personality the whole time. Oh, what was that? Thinking of doing another video blog to let us see your weirdness in action again? Yes, please! emoticon
    1482 days ago
  • LUCKEE40
    If you are the king of procrastination I am the queen, I understand your pain. One of these days I really will get better...Ha-ha! Your wife is one lucky lady if you cook like that all the time. Thanks for sharing, that was so much fun to read!
    1482 days ago
  • FUNSIZE0789
    I'm going to need the recipe for the brushetta, and the lemon posset....ARE YOU A CHEF? or just cook for fun? I love cooking! #1 hobby!
    1482 days ago
    Great blog - lots of fun! Nice to meet you Gregg! :)
    1482 days ago
    yay fellow capricorn! THE FOOD PICTURES ARE AMAZING! emoticon
    1482 days ago
    Your sense of humor rocks.
    1482 days ago
    Thanks for sharing a little bit about you! I, too, am loving on "Say Something" currently, along with other stuff. It's just so beautiful and touching. Have you seen the music video for it? Maya... what a fantastic name for a girl ('cuz I'm a Mya myself! emoticon ) Ugh.... all of those food pics look AMAZING!!!! emoticon Good thing I just had lunch. WHEW!
    1482 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/29/2014 2:06:51 PM
  • PICKIE98
    I cannot speak for Canada, but I am pretty sure that Bruschetta is illegal in the U.S.!!!!! I could live on it!! So decadent!! I love Caprese` too!

    I used to be able to tie those cherry stems with my tongue, but now my best magic trick is putting a$20 bill through an apple and still being able to use the $$ and eat the apple..

    I have made hundreds of $$ on this trick in clubs and bars, parties.etc..
    1482 days ago
    I could eat that whole pan of Bruschetta by my self!!! emoticon Yummmyyy!

    Thanks for sharing!
    1482 days ago
    Food porn! YUM!
    Thanks for the share! This looks fun!
    My son (who is going to be 2 in March) is my best friend emoticon
    1482 days ago
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