10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me with Joy the Baker

by Jennifer on July 15, 2011

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This is a story about how I almost kidnapped a grown-up. The first day I showed up at Camp Blogaway in April, I was sick. Sick as in what altitude sickness does to you sick. However by the early evening, I had pulled myself back together and lucky for me because Joy, as in Joy the Baker, was the speaker.

Joy is funny, charming, talented, sweet and warm. I had an instant girl crush. I planned on rolling her up in her sleeping bag and sneaking her onto my flight home but she woke up early the final day of camp and drove away in her getaway car.

I suspect someone saw the drawing of the ‘Taking Joy to Rhode Island’ plans and warned her. Therefore, since I can’t take her around to meet you all in person, I asked her if she would be the inaugural ‘speaker’ of a new series titled ’10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me’.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me by Joy the Baker

1. I was a Girl Scout… for an awkwardly long time.  I sold those dang cookies from the time I was 6 to 16.  Good grief.

2. I live alone, and sometimes I sleep with the light on…. because I’m pretty sure murderers don’t murder in the light.

3. I don’t like key chains.  I have enough keys on my keychain as it is.

4. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a firefighter when I grew up.  I was really into that shiny truck.  Still am. 

5. I’m waiting for latch-hooking to come back into style.  I’m obsessed.

6. I can play the piano.  Sort of.  More than Chopsticks, less than Beethoven. 

7. I don’t like blue ink pens. 

8. I once had a job that required me to be a waitress that danced on counters. No photographic evidence exists. 

9. Maybe I used to collect stamps.  Whatever… no biggie.

10.  Favorite board game:  Clue.  Least favorite board game:  Scrabble.  Don’t try to talk me into liking Scrabble.  I’ll give you a dirty look.



p.s. If you are not completely charmed by Joy, you are nuts. Although I can’t help you with your nuttiness, I can suggest you read Joy’s ‘Meet Joy’ page and pretty much her entire blog.

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Kristen July 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Oh how I love Joy… so sweet, funny & charming. And vulnerable to share all these funny facts! Love it.

Kristina @ spabettie July 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm

this is great! I completely relate to #2. which seems silly right now, in the light of day, but completely realistic in darkness.

sippitysup July 15, 2011 at 6:43 pm

I think I know a couple more things about Joy now than I did before. But some of this stuff I could have guessed. I mean WHO in their right mind likes blue ink pens? GREG

HeatherChristo July 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

She is so cute! What a wonderful idea for a series!

Cookin' Canuck July 16, 2011 at 10:12 am

I think she charmed all of us at Camp Blogaway. Love your quirkiness, Joy!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray July 16, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Aah so fun! I too am a member of the Joy Is Awesome club, and an avid reader. 🙂

Becky Decker July 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm

You are so funny……I love following you on TWITTER and I love your purple top!!!! Where did you fin it?

Alan Cooke July 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm

What a great idea. It’s always fun to learn more about the bloggers we read. Joy cerrtainly sounds like a cool chick! 😉

Tenns July 16, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Lol @ your 10 things! I love blue pens and keychains, but I used to like/collect stamps too.

Bev Weidner July 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I might be slightly worried what would happen to the world if this gal and I were ever in the same room. And were friends. It would look like something combusted. A big ole pile of AWESOME COMBUSTION.

Yeah, that really made no sense.

Jennifer July 16, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Make tot sense to me girlfriend (unlike most of what I say…or write….or think actually)

Jennifer July 16, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Hi tenns and thanks for coming by to ‘Hang 10’ with me – hope you come back next week to learn about the next featured blogger

Jennifer July 16, 2011 at 5:45 pm

She is super cool. like me (could you imagine two super cool food bloggers in the same room?) = Awesome

Katie L. July 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm

I think one of the best things about Joy is how, after you read her blog, you feel like you’re friends. Even though you’ve never met her and stating this publicly makes you a bit creepy. But you know, in your heart, that she would understand…

PS Who doesn’t like blue ink pens? I would use them exclusively if it were possible.

Rachel - A Southern Fairytale July 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm

TOO cute!

Barbara | Creative Culinary July 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Totally charming and does give you a picture of the person. I sleep with a small light on too Joy. Same reason…and well, dog is now too old to scare a bunny.

Lana July 17, 2011 at 11:49 pm

I think Joy stole all our hearts at Camp Blogaway:) Her smile is disarming and I just adored her sense of humor.
Jennifer, this sounds like a really great idea! I am looking forward to another installment:)

Marla July 18, 2011 at 9:25 am

Love Joy!! Great to learn more about this fun gal 🙂

Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 18, 2011 at 10:41 am

Great random facts! I also love her blog:-)

Jennifer July 18, 2011 at 10:57 am

I love silly random facts as well Lauren!

Jennifer July 18, 2011 at 10:57 am

I must say I am having so much fun with this series. It will be hard to only publish once a week.

averagebetty July 21, 2011 at 11:23 am

We all heart Joy. She radiates sugary sweetness.

Winnie July 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Absolutely adore Joy’s blog- this is so fun!

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