Tuesday, February 22, 2011

7 Facts

I was passed along the 7 Facts Blog Award by Carolina City Girl! I love reading these and learning more about people so here are 7 random facts about me!

1. I have never dyed, colored, highlighted or anythinged my hair. I also don't get it cut too much I get nervous they're going to chop off more than I'd like- I haven't had my hair cut since August.

2. J'ai etudié français 6 ans. Dans la futur, je voudrai plus opportunities de parler francais chaque jour! (I studied French for 6 years. In the future I would like more opportunities to speak French every day!) Along those lines I plan on living overseas again one day

3. I have been applying for jobs, editing my resume, and writing cover letters for over a year now... and I'm sick of it! However, I recently applied for what is basically my dream job so... throw up a little prayer for me that the right thing comes along, and quickly! Because...

4...the lease on my apartment runs out in the beginning of May and my roommate is moving. This means that I have to find a new apartment and will most likely be living alone...or paying really expensive rent, somewhere, depending on where I end up. I have never lived alone and that prospect is kind of scary/exciting. It is also quite possible that Peter and I will be doing the long distant thing, at least for a little bit... and that is VERY scary for me!

5. In my current apartment I have a little porch. We have been having super nice warm breezy days and I have been dying to sit outside or at least leave my screen door open. However... the family that lives below me smokes, which means I have to close my door and go inside every time they go out there, unless I want my apartment smelling like cigarettes. Not fair!

6. I recently was turned on to Mumford & Sons! AH-MAY-ZING! They are British and a kind of cross between Kings of Leon/Needtobreathe/Avett Brothers! They have also confirmed my unspoken love for the banjo.

7. Today I am making banana bread to take to a friend who recently had a sweet baby boy. Here is the recipe:

1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening (Crisco or butter, either one)
2 eggs
2 TBLSP milk
1 cup mashed ripe banana (2-3 bananas)
1/4 cup chopped nuts

  1. Heat oven to 350 and lightly grease an 8 x 4 x 2 inch loaf pan.
  2. Stir together flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer bowl beat sugar and shortening with an electric mixer til light, scraping sides of bowl often.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and the milk beating til smooth after each addition. Add flour mixture and banana alternately to creamed mixture beating til smooth after each addition. Fold in nuts.
  5. Turn batter into pan and bake at 350 for one hour (I check it earlier) or til wooden pick comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Wrap to store it.
Now for the tags. I am passing on this little award thingie to the following lovely blogs:

3 comments :

  1. You rock! You know what I mean : )

    Je t'aime,
    Maman

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  2. Love this! Plus...I'm really jealous that you have never had to dye your and it is such a stunning color!

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  3. congrats on the award!
    I've never dyed my hair either!
    Mumford and Sons are amazing!
    &&& I've been doing the resume cover letter thing too!
    So awesome the first time I see your blog! :)

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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