10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me with Aggie’s Kitchen

by Jennifer on September 30, 2011

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If memory serves correctly, the true bonding moment between Aggie and myself was via twitter. I seem to recall tossing out my crazy obsession with Black Eyed Peas music and commenting how a particular song gives me energy.

Aggie tweeted back that the song was on her iPod and she ran with it playing every day. Since then we tweet about food, fun and lots of cool dance tunes.

I think we may hold the first ever ‘Bloggers Who Cook in the Kitchen and on the Dance Floor’ Conference. Would you come?

Without further ado, 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me with Aggie of Aggie’s Kitchen:

1. I’m a free spirited perfectionist. I drive myself crazy

2. I love video games (though due to obvious lack of time I don’t play anymore). I spent lots of time as a child at the Jiffy Store next door to my parent’s restaurant with a roll of quarters making sure that I maintained high score status on Ms. Pacman. I dream about having my own table top Ms. Pacman/Galaga gamer one day in my home. I may or may not have been addicted to The Sims shortly before my first born came into this world.

3. I’m part fish – I swam on the swim team all through middle and high school. I swam a mile a day several times a week during both my pregnancies. Being in the water makes me happy.

4. Because I’m part fish (& competitive) I got back into swimming as an adult and raced in two sprint triathlons the past few years.

5. After I burned out on training for tri’s I decided I wanted to run. I’ve never been a fan of running but after experiencing that first runner’s high I got hooked. I ran a half marathon last December. I can barely run a mile today. Oof.

6. I spoke Italian before I spoke English. My parents & grandparents moved here from Sicily before I was born, and my family spoke mostly Italian in our home until I started school. Regretfully, I can’t speak Italian anymore (but I still understand my family’s dialect).

7. I like to play cards. I played Italian card games with my grandma and aunt from as young as I can remember, as well as American card games. Now as a grown up I will sit down at a poker table full of men and feel confident that I can take their chips (or money). I have been known to tag along with my husband to play in poker tournaments. It’s been a while though, I’m a little rusty.

8. I don’t remember ever actually being taught how to cook. I learned unknowingly, by watching my parents (and grandparents) cook every single day, every single meal, at home and at our family restaurant. I have been hanging out in restaurant kitchens since I was 4 years old.

9. I’m happiest when I’m barefoot.

10. I was an ambitious & driven girl when I graduated from college. I dreamed of being a CEO one day and was on the career path to climb the corporate ladder. I worked a little over 3 years in corporate America and decided, no thanks. Who knew?

Be sure to stop by Aggie’s Kitchen and tell Aggie that I sent you!

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

JulieD September 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I love this, Aggie! I didn’t know you spoke Italian before English. :) I spoke Vietnamese before English. Happy Friday and great series, Jennifer!

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen September 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm

That was great! I wish I had the drive to swim or run or something besides running from crazy cows!

Marly September 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Love this interview! Aggie is such a fun person – so glad to learn more about her!

Aggie September 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm

You all are so sweet! I love this series Jen and am so happy to be a part of it!! Thanks so much for the feature :) xoxo

Have a great weekend!

Aggie September 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm

And YES…we totally bonded over Black Eyed Peas!! I think of you every time I hear that song! :)

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray September 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Always love learning more about Aggie!

Natalie @ Perrys' Plate September 30, 2011 at 1:03 pm

This was so fun to read! You have so many interesting aspects of your life… I like you even more!

Deborah September 30, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Love Aggie!! I loved learning more about her.

Lana September 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I just love the series, Jennifer! It makes me feel closer to some of my favorite bloggers. And Aggie is one of them:)

Caneel September 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm

This is great – love learning these things about Aggie! :D

Karriann Graf September 30, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Great story…..I’m going to be starting interviews too….wanting to share other foodie stories. I learned from Oprah years ago that everyone has a story!

leslie October 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Love Aggie!!!

Jamie October 2, 2011 at 10:26 am

A few other things……You’re a great mom, a wonderful cook and a gracious entertainer. Oh, and an awesome sister-in-law! : )

Katherine Martinelli October 2, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I would absolutely come to your conference. And I’m also part fish! I was also on the high school swim team, was a lifeguard, and recently got back into it – I went swimming today! So nice to stumble upon your blog (quite literally) and learn so much about you!

Bev Weidner October 5, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Aggie sort of rules my face.

Jersey Girl Cooks October 5, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I love Aggie and I am glad to learn more about her.

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