I was tagged for this MEME: Food For Gossip by Ivy over at Kopiaste


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Here are the things to blog about and my answers:

What were you doing 10 years ago?

In 1998 I was in College at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. I was doing research for my undergraduate thesis on strip mining and genocide on Black Mesa/ Big Mountain, on the Navajo Reservation. I also spent 6 months that year out in AZ on the Navajo Reservation with 2 Navajo elders who were and still are resisting relocation by the US Government – because their ancestral homeland lies on top of large amounts of coal, uranium and natural gas. I was there to help them get through the winter (at that time they were both in their early 80’s and there is no electricity or running water on the Mesa) and look after them as well as bear witness to the atrocities.

What were you doing 1 year ago?

Roberto and I had just moved to Florida from Vermont in the middle of one of the worst blizzards ever. We were getting acclimated to being Floridians. I also just started my first blog: Jenn’s Travel Closeup

Five snacks you enjoy:

1) Hummus and crackers
2) Organic, non-GMO, Non-transfat Cheesy Puffs
3) Gelato or Ice cream
4) Dolmas/ Dolmades
5) Really good French Fries

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

1) Travel the world with stops in Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Calabria, Rome, Alaska, Iceland, Norway, Scotland and Paris, to name a few.
2) Set up SAFE schools for Navajo children living on the reservation – meaning ones not built from uranium infested materials which cause a lot of health problems.
3) Pay off my mom’s house and buy Roberto’s mom a nice flat in Rome or Ostia (her choice)
4) Buy a house in one of the places I mentioned above that I liked the most
5) Donate money to the Humane Society

Five bad habits:

1) I am neurotic about having a clean house, so I tend to be a bit militant at times
2) I get easily stressed by money, numbers and math related things
3) I try to solve everyone’s problems and think that I have to.
4) I bite my cuticles when I am stressed
5) I give my loyalty to people I shouldn’t because I always believe people can change and imagine that they will.

Five things you like doing:

1) Reading a great book while enjoying a nice hot drink and snuggling with my kitty
2) Listening to Music – I have very eclectic tastes and lots to choose from
3) Meditating
4) Going to the Beach
5) Drinking Coffee!
6) Bellydancing (sorry – couldn’t leave it out..)

Five things you would never wear again:

1) Nylon Stockings
2) Very high Heels
3) Shoulder pads
4) High waisted Jeans
5) Thong underwear

Five favorite toys:

1) My Cuisinart Food Processor
2) My Stovetop espresso maker
3) My Laptop – even though sometimes I want to chuck it out the window
4) That is all I can think of – does Roberto or the Kitty count? I guess they would be more like playmates.

If you go to my Recipe Page – you will now see an alphabetical list of all of my recipes. Enjoy!