I’ve Been Tagged!

I’ve been tagged by three different bloggers: Jeni Treehugger, Vegalicious, and Veganview. So now I have to share 7 random facts about myself.

**Warning: Very boring facts about a very boring person ahead**. I included pictures in hopes that you won’t fall asleep whilst reading this.

1- I used to hate food and everything food-related until I was 24 years old. My obsession with food started in 2003 when I went vegan. Before that, I don’t think I ever took a food photo at all. Funny how now 90% of my thoughts seem to revolve around food. This was my very first homemade pie back in 2003. It was a vegan strawberry cream pie, and I was so proud of it!
My First Pie Ever (2003)
2- We have a fish buddy called George. Before you panic and tell me that it’s cruel to buy fish from a pet store, George was passed on to us from someone who couldn’t take care of him anymore. Isn’t he fabulous?
3- I am quite obsessed with vegan beauty products, especially eye treatments. These are some of my favorite products.
Vegan Personal Care
4- My coffee mugs must be fun and/or cute, like my Monk mug, my Colorado Bear Hugs mug, my I Love Lucy mug, and my brand new Snowman mug. Yes, the age stated on my profile is correct. I am indeed an adult. I still would like to have a “Luke’s” mug (Gilmore Girls) and a “Friends” mug. (Update: got it, and got it!)
5- Speaking of Friends and Gilmore Girls, I like watching reruns of my favorite shows when I’m having a rough day. Reruns never change, so I can sit down and watch an old show and know exactly what’s going to happen without any weird surprises. Oh, come on! Like you don’t have any quirks! :)
6- And speaking of Gilmore Girls again, it was thanks to Rory Gilmore that I developed an interest in classic literature. This has been my book list for 2008, in the order that I’ve read them from top to bottom. My least favorite has been Madame Bovary at the very top, and my all time favorites are Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre. 
Books 2008
7- I am painfully shy. I am very quiet around unfamiliar people, which often makes me come across as either rude or ignorant. Because I am so quiet, I am very observant and I love taking pictures of whatever draws my attention. Like this dewy Autumn leaf I found while playing with our feline visitor.
Dewy Leaf
Well, that’s it. Fascinating, eh? Now I have to tag seven blogs to do the same thing:

Vegan at home
A place for us
Show me vegan
Seitan is my motor
Te amo vegano
The happy vegan
Cupcake kitteh
Alice in veganland
Happy Herbivore
Diet dessert and dogs

Don’t feel like you have to participate. Please, play only if you’re into the tagging thing. I tagged more than 7 blogs just because I’m a rebel and I wanted to tag everyone from my blogroll. Most of you have already been tagged, but if I left you out it’s not because I don’t like you or because I think you smell, it’s just that my blogroll is huge. So if you’re in my blogroll consider yourself tagged!


  1. says

    Thank you for all the super sweet comments, everyone! :)

    Melisser, I haven’t tried the ShiKai products, but if that’s what you use I’m going to check it out, because you have gorgeous hair!!

  2. says

    Now you have me thinking I should give Gilmore Girls a try.

    I love fun coffee mugs. My favorite cafe back home was The Ugly Mug. I wish all breakfast places had such creative coffee cups.

  3. says

    thanks for the nice comments, river!!

    i wish i would’ve gotten this guy’s number, but his dad was with him and i felt weird asking. they really did save my butt though. i was so helpless!! i almost just left my car to start walking home, but they showed up just in time.

  4. says

    George is so beautiful! Your first vegan pie looks quite impressive. Now I am dreaming of a piece of pie and a season of Gilmore Girls.
    Thank you for tagging me.

  5. says

    Rats, I thought I had commented already! I loved reading about you. I’m surprised you are shy since you are not blog-shy! I love your coffee mugs. I wish I had a Monk one!

  6. says

    I loved your facts! :)

    And I like that you did pictures with everything, that makes it even better!

    You should have been really proudof that first pie you made – it looks AMAZING!

  7. says

    river, you are far from boring! the pictures were a perfect touch. i loved this post! :)

    your collection of facial products is so ”me!” and george is so handsome :)

  8. says

    We share #1. Before vegan blogging I was happy to eat the same thing… nothing new or creative. I didn’t *hate* food but I was pretty indifferent! Now my list of recipes to make is a mile long, and I can’t eat anything without taking a picture!

  9. says

    Your tagging post is awesome! Sure puts mine to shame. If I ever get my camera to work it would be fun to add photos of my random life. I love classics! Way to go!

  10. says

    RRV, I’ve tried a few of the BWC products and most of them have been good. Their moisturizers and cleansers aren’t my favorite, but their Balancing Toner is excellent. I also love their Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner!

    You guys are too kind! Cooking genius? Jeni, have you been drinking? :P

  11. says

    Not boring facts at all River!
    George is one handsome fella isn’t he!!
    I too LOVE classic literature and that snowman mug is adorable!!
    That Strawberry Cream Pie for a first attempt just leaves me breathless!!
    You were a cooking genius just waiting to happen girl!

  12. says

    I am officially jealous of your impressive Gilmore Girls collection ;)

    You do a lot of reading! I can’t believe you read that whole stack in only one year! I commend you!

    Very interesting facts, you’re not boring at all.

  13. says

    I am obsessed with Gilmore Girls too! My family has all the seasons on DVD, too (except #7 because that season was awful!). Your coffee mugs are so cute! I always flip for those…probably my favorite “dishes” to shop for, even though I rarely buy them.

    I like looking at your vegan care products too! I always wonder what brands other people use. I love Earth Science’s Almond Aloe moisturizer with SPF, and I use Whole Foods 365 for my shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel needs. I need to try the Beauty Without Cruelty line now that I see you apparently like it!

  14. says

    Thank you so much you guys, your kindness is amazing. I’m glad I’m not as boring as I thought I was! :)

    Jess, Dean or Logan? Hmm… definitely not Jess because he was a little punk, don’t care too much for Logan either, and Dean… meh. Hehe, I’m so picky! Rory was too good for all of them!

  15. says

    Hooray for Gilmore Girls! It’s no Felicity (just joking), but it’s in my top-five all time favorite shows. Jess, Dean or Logan? Who’s your favorite? I’m so glad, too, that Christopher is now on Private Practice, which, by the way, is a horrid show but I can’t stop myself from watching it!

    I don’t think you’re boring at all! Thanks for sharing!

  16. says

    i would have NEVER thought that vegan strawberry cream pie was your first, River! it’s soo beautiful! i would be proud, too! wow! george is a cute fishy! makes me miss mine. we had a tank full of them back in the day – eventually they all died – i just don’t know if i want to start the tank up again, ya know?! i think the 4 cats and the dog is enough for now! ahahaaaa! too funny on the Gilmore Girls, as i have two close friends who are obsessed with the Gilmore Girls. i might just have to borrow some of their DVDs and check it out! :) i would also like to say hoooooray for classic literature, too! my favorite book is “the return of the native”! it’s so awesome!

    i don’t think you’re boring at all, River! i’ve thoroughly enjoyed learning more about you! thanks for sharing! :D

  17. says

    I love fish!!! I think they are the perfect pets. He looks just like a George.

    And I want to mail you some of my mugs. The kitchen cupboard is overflowing and I don’t know where to put them all. haha

  18. says

    ha, we are the same age!!

    I love reading all these things about everyone. I’ve just recently discovered Gilmore Girls – I’ve put all the boxsets on my lovefilm queue! :)

    I love friends too – I can watch them over and over and never get bored!

  19. says

    I love your mugs. I have a collection of fun mugs too, including a Friends one (which is so big it’s practically a bowl!) T.V would love a Monk mug~ Adrian Monk is his hero!
    (P.S: I don’t hate horses, I just wish they weren’t used for sport all the time. I do like feeding them apples!).

  20. says

    You are not BORING!

    I love boring and dull things.

    I think the best GG seasons are 1 to 3. To me the show jumped the shark after that.

    I always get cravings for cheeseburgers and fries whenever Rory and Lorelei have them at Luke’s diner. Well make that soyburgers ;)

  21. says

    I can’t believe that YOU, Miss Halloweegan Spectacularness, didn’t like food until you were 24! Now you’re like the vegan Martha Stewart.

    And I have that same quirk with the TV shows…only mine is Will and Grace.

  22. says

    Thank you for all your lovely comments everyone! More GG’s fans! YAY!

    Vegyogini, I’m so jealous! Even if they weren’t shooting! I’ve done the squinting trying to figure out what Rory is reading too!

    Ricki, I haven’t read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier but it’s going on my list. If you liked it, it has to be good!

    Bethany, her name on GG’s was Sookie and she was AWESOME! Such a funny lady!

    CCV, you do smell… of that yummy apple pudding pie you made!! :)

  23. says

    River, this was really fun to read. And what a great idea to photograph examples of your random things. I might have to do the same, we’ll see! Thanks for tagging me, this sounds like fun. But I might not tag others if you don’t mind because I’m shy about that part.

  24. says

    Hi River,

    I loved reading all your random facts. I recently started watching Gilmore Girls at the gym and I like it. I am glad to know that you like it too!

  25. says

    I wasn’t tagged… I must smell! Hahaha that part made me laugh. But dear, your facts definitely weren’t boring. I loved reading them, and I especially love your coffee mugs. Someday I will have to show you the fish mug I bought in Italy (it’s shaped like a fish!).

  26. says

    there is nothing boring about you!

    I’ve only see a couple episodes of the Gilmore Girls. I only recently found out that one of the characters (the chef) is on Samantha Who and I love her.

    I could watch overboard and any of the tremors movies again and again. Pretty much those are the only ones. Now TV series, hmmm… there are too many to count.

  27. says

    That happened to me too!
    I didn’t care about a food until I became a vegan…now 90% of my thoughts are about food. hahaha…funny how one can change.
    I really enjoy your blog :)

  28. says

    Such neat facts! I also collect unusual mugs (though mine aren’t connected to specific shows or things–more like “different colors and/or shapes”). I used to be an avid reader, but these days can barely find time! I loved Pride and Prejudice and Huck Finn–haven’t attempted Madame Bovary yet. Have you read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier? It’s not quite the same league as those others, but I couldn’t put it down way back when I read it!

    Thanks for tagging me! I promise I’ll get to it–just not sure when :)

  29. says

    I’ve seen every GG episode multiple times! I’ve even wandered around their sets on the Warner Brothers lot a couple times(not while they were shooting). I’m a HUGE reader and was always inspired by Rory’s love of books (I’ve been known to carry one around, too). I always wished they were more explicit about exactly what she was reading. There were so many times I’d walk up to the screen and squint to see a title that wasn’t legible! I’m not a Friends fan, but I do realize I’m in the minority on that one. :)

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