And The Award Goes To

Well now I’ve heard of everything.  Shirley from gluten free easily just bestowed the Memetastic Award on me.  This award is an irreverent, offbeat one. Right up my alley.  The awardees must tell 5 things about themselves, with 4 out of 5 being outright lies. The awardees must also pass the award on to five others … okay, that part is pretty standard for blog awards.

I’m thinking this will be fun to see who can figure out what is real and what is the lie.  But before I get to that I need to pass this along to 5 people.  I happily bestow the Memetastic Award on to Wendy, Tia, Carol, Lexie and Brittany mostly because I can’t wait to see what 5 things they share and try to figure out which one is actually true.

OK here are 5 things about me:

1. My favorite meal is to open a box of gluten-free Hamburger Helper

2. I love when it snows.

3.  I’ve worked in the food industry in Pennsylvania, New York City, Boston, New Hampshire, West Virginia and Virginia.

4.  My collection of cookbooks out numbers my Harry Potter collection

5.  I used to babysit the kids of Philadelphia 76ers basketball team star, Doug Collins.

OK which one is true?

You can jump to the creator of this award, Jillsmo at Yeah. Good Time and see who else has won.

28 Responses to And The Award Goes To

  1. Alison St. Sure February 15, 2011 at 3:37 am #

    I shouldn't be up this late, but here I am Diane! The only one I know for sure is that #1 is a LIE. I'm guessing #4 but that seems too easy.

    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

      Close but not right.

  2. Shirley @ gfe February 15, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    I'm pretty sure I know which one is true, but I'm not giving it away … yet. 😉 I'm so thrilled that you passed it to the five great folks that you did because I was bummed I could pick only five. It will be so much fun to see what people come up with! 🙂


    • Diane Eblin February 15, 2011 at 10:19 am #

      Shirley this is the most fun award. Thank you for giving it to me and I was happy to pass it on. I'm with you I had a long list of people so I hope these 5 will do it and keep it going.

  3. Heather @Gluten-Free Cat February 15, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    #1 totally cracked me up, #3 makes the most sense, so it’s probably a distraction. So, after this LONG winter, I’m going with #2! Congrats on the fun, silly award.

    • Diane Eblin February 15, 2011 at 10:20 am #

      Heather I'm glad you liked the 5 statements. I'll share the answer at the end of the day.

  4. Alisa Fleming February 15, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    I'm going with #5 because it's random and specific. No idea though really!

    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

      Good try.

  5. Diane Eblin February 15, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

    Oh this is more fun than I thought! I love you guys guessing. I promise I'll share tomorrow.

  6. Brittany February 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    I think Im going to go with Number 3..
    though I'd like number 5 to be true! 🙂

    And THANKS for awarding me 🙂 Hoping to find some time to do this..

    • Diane Eblin February 16, 2011 at 11:25 am #

      Brittany it's one of the fastest posts I've written. Not sure what that says about me. I can't wait to see your list of 5.

  7. Iris February 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    Only one is true? I'm going with #5 too…it's too random to be made up!

    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

      Iris that was a good guess but not right.

  8. Kim-Cook IT AF February 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    I would say #4, but that does seem to easy. And I know #1 is a flat out LIE!!! hmmm. And here I thought I knew you SO well! 😉
    I will be doing my 5 from Shirley's award on Thursday….when I do your Gluten Free Diner Review and Giveaway (that I have been meaning to get up for a couple of weeks).
    Cannot wait to hear who is right!

    • Diane Eblin February 21, 2011 at 7:51 am #

      OK finally found your comment. It was hiding. I have to look in a couple of places from now on.

  9. Glugle Gluten-Free February 15, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Hmmmm. I agree with Alison that #1 is a lie, for sure. Puh-lease.

    I know people are saying #5 because it seems too specific, but I think that is to throw people off.

    I know you love Harry, but I am going to guess #4 because I have seen you go nuts with cookbooks for sale in front of you. And, I don't know if you are counting any weird, non-actual-novel Harry Potter books. You could have a million of those. But, I'm sticking with #4.

    Can't believe I just wrote out everything I was thinking. Wait, yes I can. I always do that.

    And, I won't let you down. I just need to think of some boring lies and fantastic true stuff.
    Thanks for thinking of me, Diane.


    • Diane Eblin February 16, 2011 at 11:24 am #

      Tia I can't wait to see what is on your list of 5.

  10. Katrina (GF Gidget) February 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm #


    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

      Sorry Katrina, this one is a big fat lie.

  11. Simply Gluten Free February 16, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    Thank you for passing this on to me! Ok, so my guess is #4. Now off to think of something true to say, oh I mean lies… 🙂

    • Diane Eblin February 16, 2011 at 11:23 am #

      Carol I can't wait to see your list of 5!

  12. Glugle Gluten-Free February 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    Alright. My list is up.

    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

      I love your list!

  13. Gluten Free Diva February 16, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    I started with process of elimination.

    1. I know that number one is a lie because you are one of the most passionate advocates of "Real" food and wouldn't ever up a box of Hamburger Helper, gluten free or not.

    2. I think you've hinted or maybe outright stated that you'd like to live in California, so I'm guessing that number 2 is a lie.

    3. Now it's getting harder. I know you've worked in the food industry, from reading your love story. So, this one could be true. But maybe not? Because while you've worked in the food industry, maybe you haven't done so in that many states.

    4. This one had me thinking it could be the truth because I thought to myself – "even if she liked Harry Potter, how many Harry Potter books and stuff could she have?". And anyway, she loves to cook. But then I thought "maybe she REALLY loves Harry Potter and is a rabid collector of anything Harry Potter?!?".

    Oh dear. I haven't yet decided.

    5. I ruled this one out. Not enough weightiness. Number 3 and 4 have it over number 5.

    Um. So it's either number 3 or 4. Um, um, Um, I'm going with number 4.


    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

      Close Ellen but you should have gone with #3.

  14. Carol February 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    And mine is up…

  15. Simply Gluten Free February 20, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    Oh and one more thing…I am giving away a copie of your fab e-book as well!

    • Diane Eblin February 21, 2011 at 7:55 am #

      Thank you Carol! I hope you get lots of entries.