Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Someone thinks I'm fabulous!


I just got this blog award from my friend Jennifer! Quite an honor considering how fabulous SHE is. I'm now supposed to pass it on to five more people, and then share five addictions. (Yes, even fabulous people have addictions. :) )

My name is Brianna Heldt and I am addicted to:

1.) Coffee. With lots of sugar and cream. I have.to.have.it. And usually I drink decaf! But I'm still addicted. My goal is to convince my coffee-hating husband to start drinking with me. Because it's never as much fun to drink alone.

2.) Reading. I love a good book. Right now I'm reading Jane Eyre. (Does it get any better than classic British literature? I think not!) I have too many favorites to mention, but some that I really loved were: There is No Me Without You, The Hiding Place, Pride and Prejudice, Too Small to Ignore, Khaled Housseini's books, The Good News About Injustice, and then anything by CS Lewis (see dear, you got me hooked on your addiction, is coffee really too much to ask?) I also loved the Francis Schaeffer book I read. He is an amazing thinker. Most books I read are non-fiction, but I love a good fiction book too. Problem is, I'm picky. But I do love the classics.

3.) Salad. Yes, salad. I could eat this every day (and often do.) One of my favorites is the steak salad at Firestone Grill. Yummmmm. (All you SLO friends know what I'm talking about! I miss Firestone. And tri-tip in general. I doubt they have that here, being that it orginated in our former home of Santa Maria. There, that's something SM has on SLO. :) )

4.) Candy Cane Joe Joes. What more can I say? I could eat an entire box in one sitting. And the dark-chocolate-covered ones?! OH MY GOODNESS. Paige, what an amazing gift!!! (And TJ's, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come to Denver!)

5.) Thrift-stores. I LOVE buying things second-hand--clothes, books, you name it. I've found some good ones here in Denver and I am a frequent customer for sure. In fact, I rarely buy brand new clothes or books anymore, period.

I can think of many fabulous people, but I'm going to limit it to people I've "met" through blogging. Each of these women is incredibly inspiring to me. And quite fabulous!
Angela (I do know her in real life, but we met first on the internet)
Jennifer (are tag-backs aloud??? :) )

10 comments:

Mike and Rachel said...

You can ask a butcher for tri tip and they will know what you mean, it just is more expensive here. You can also get Tri Tip Santa Maria style from Costco, but again it is $5 a pound and pre-marinated. I used to pay around $3 in Cali. And, Mike hated coffee when he met me. Kevin can convert if you are persistent. :)

Brianna Heldt said...

Hmmmmmm I may have to do that this summer. I love bbq'd tri-tip!

Do you really think so? Even with flavored creamer, or sugar and cream, Kevin STILL hates it. I think everyone ought to like coffee! :)

Mike and Rachel said...

It does take time and money :) You have to start him off on the good stuff; caramel frapuchinos, white chocolate mocha, jamoca shakes from Arby's. It can happen with perseverance. You have to run the race Brianna, and see it through to completion!

Mike and Rachel said...

Oh, and I recently baked a Costco tri tip in the oven and it was still delicious. That's what we had on New Year's Eve.

joy said...

oh, those dark chocolate covered joe-joe's are way too good. and jane eyre is one of my all time favorite books--i would classify it as one of the most romantic books i've ever read and i've read a lot of books with romance! coffee--i never liked it either, but i just kept drinking it and now i do like it.

Brianna Heldt said...

Okay Rachel you make some good points. It WILL take some time and money, but would be worth it in the end!!! I still remember being a little girl, and my mom letting me taste her coffee. I loved it. Sometimes she'd even pour a tiny bit in a fancy teacup for me. (I also remember tasting beer as a little kid, but I never did develop an affinity for it!)

Oh Joy I'll think of you now when I read Jane Eyre! I read it in Jr. High, so this is my second time through, and I'm LOVing it!

Angela said...

awww...thanks for the award. ;)

kev and marrty can start a club...
coffee detesters anonymous, or something...or...hubbys of coffee lovers...

Brianna Heldt said...

Okay does Marrty hate coffee too??? What in the world?! And yes, they should start a club. :)

this is us said...

no tag backs! :)

Greg used to hate coffee but I weaned him over to my side with mochas....

Owlhaven said...

Thanks for the mention, Brianna!!!

Hugs

Mary

 

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