You've Been Tagged

Elizabeth of Elizabeth's Cooking Experiments has tagged me for a fun little meme! It's been ages since I've done a meme... but since I have some free time these days, why not?!
Seven Secrets and/or Weird Facts About Joelen
  1. I prefer eating in local neighborhood restaurants over chains & highly rated/chic restaurants. Why? There's a whole different vibe dining in local establishments that I don't get from chains or highly rated/chic restaurants. I find myself feeling much more comfortable and service is rarely an issue. Chains don't offer a dining experience that's unique enough for me... and the highly rated/chic restaurants I've been to just come off as pretentious and more expensive than it really should be.

  2. I'm dressed in pajamas more than I am in 'everyday' attire. I blame this on working from home and feeling comfortable as much as possible.

  3. I rarely cook beef at home. My husband doesn't eat beef due to medical reasons so I've stopped buying it. However, it doesn't stop me from enjoying beef every now and then when dining out!

  4. I'm a neat freak. Our home is always in a state of being 'guest ready' because we tend to have company over all the time at random times. It continues in my kitchen where everything is organized.

  5. I have a thing with lists... and lots of them. I have lists of everything and lists of lists. To make matters worse, if I scratch out what I write I have to get a whole new piece of paper and re-write it so it looks clean - and I don't do pencils. (Yeah, even on paper I'm a neat freak!)

  6. I can cook pretty much anything in my wok... and I have! For the longest time, I had only a large wok and my dutch oven to cook in. If I could only have one piece of cookware to use, it would most definitely be my wok.

  7. I don't like talking on my cellphone. I'd much rather communicate electronically via text or email.
So what secrets or weird facts do you have about yourself? I'm not sure who to tag but if you'd like to participate, please do so!


  1. I'm the same about my cell phone. I prefer email or text. But then again, I've never been a phone person, even before cell phones. I was never one of those teenagers who spent hours on the phone. I'd rather just catch up in person.
    And I'm the same with lists! I make so many. I find it helps keep me focused. Nothing wrong with that :)

  2. You are not alone. I am dressed in pj's more than real clothing everyday. Ah, the life of a freelancer. ;)

  3. Hi Joelen,
    Its great to know something about you. To add, I am also a neat freak, I hate scattered clothes and an untidy kitchen.
    I added you to my blogroll, hop eyou dont mind

  4. I'm totally like that with lists! I actually just did one when I got in to work this morning and I realized I missed something so I had to start a whole new page! Now, if only I were a neat freak at home, hehe!!

  5. I'm totally with you on #1,3,4,5,7. I love memes!

  6. These were neat - thanks for sharing!