Somebody's two! Oh happy day!
This concludes my psychological breakdown. I will now proceed to write like a grownup who is writing to other grownups.
Don't get your hopes up.
Yup. Today is Karenpie's 2nd birthday! I can hardly believe it's been that long. Two whole years of blogging. And to thank you guys for going along on the ride with me . . . .
THERE WILL BE PRESENTS!
Well, just one present . . .
See this book? I'm giving it away!
It's killing me because I selfishly want to keep it. However, you guys need some sort of reward for putting up with my loony drivel and yammering on and on about myself for 2 years.
It's called positive reinforcement.
So . . . do you love Barefoot Contessa and by love I mean do you schedule your entire morning around Barefoot Contessa on Food Network? When I say love, I mean would you be a totally creepy-stalker-person if you lived anywhere near the Hamptons and Ina Garten?
Oh, um - heh, heh, - me either. I mean, who is THAT crazy?
Because if you love Ina Garten aka Barefoot Contessa, we have a lot in common (don't be scared). I haven't gotten to the crazy-stalker phase but I have to say, I admire Ina Garten above all other food celebrities in the universe. She seems to be exactly what she is on TV - sincere, friendly, approachable and delighted with her life, her husband, Jeffrey, and vocation. She's relaxed in the kitchen and she's a good teacher.
I want to be her friend. I want to invite her and Jeffrey to my house where they would sit with Duane and me on the new sectional and drink wine and eat canapes. Homemade of course. If I knew what canapes were.
We would have a light supper of Minestrone soup and homemade bread and salad. Then I would make a rustic apple tart with homemade cinnamon ice cream for dessert. We would laugh a lot (because I tend to do that when I drink wine) but mostly because I would be exceptionally witty and entertaining but in a classy way, not like my usual way. And I wouldn't do anything dumb like forget to put napkins on the table or talk about hot flashes or complain about 5th-grade homework.
By the end of the night I would have Ina's personal cell number and we would be Facebook friends. We'd probably spend the rest of our lives exchanging recipes. It would be dreamy. . . .
WAIT . . . wh - wha - what? Who? Where am I?
I love my fantasy life! I also love Ina Garten.
So . . . who wants to win her new book? There are only a couple of Nutella smudges on the pages from me, drooling over it. I consider that an added bonus and won't charge you extra for it.
Just leave a comment, telling me who YOUR favorite food celebrity is! And - just so you know - it's OK to say Karenpie. It'll probably increase your chances of winning. I have no problem with choosing favorites if you flatter me.
We'll have a winner by next week. Sometime. Not sure which day. Okay, sometime in the next month. Or by Easter. Make sure you leave your contact information in the comments, too.
I'll give you until next Tuesday then I'll close the comments and pick a winner!
Love you guys. Thanks for sticking around these last 2 years.
It's been a blast!