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I Have Been Tagged

I feel weird telling people things about myself on demand. Its like a job interview or date. You can totally weird them out or leave strange impression. I'm a complex character and that’s due to my background. My own people and family find me odd but fascinating, and I tend to grow on them. Certain someone once complained that sometimes 'I'm just to over the top”. So that being said the lovely Mary over at Shazam in the Kitchen. Has tagged me. I have seen a person being tagged since I started food blogging .It is a fun way to learn about people outside the standard posting of recipes. I love my blog sphere friends, and while we may never meet, they feel so familiar. So here’s the skinny on me:

1) I was born in Washington D.C to an American mother and Nigerian father who met at Howard University. My mother’s families are African Americans rumored to be descended from the Confederate General Robert E. Lee. My father descends from a very prominent family of tribal chiefs and politicians. He had 48 brothers and sisters. Both parents are deceased. I have family throughout the world. Ironically I have both a paternal and maternal uncle in Vienna Austria, one of my favorite cities. How weird is that!

2) I studied Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design at the American University in Paris France. Some of the best years of my life!

3) I meet Certain Someone a year and half ago at a dinner party. I never would have meet him, if I hadn't had a brief fling with someone who's best forgotten. The night after we met, he went to Stockholm (his previous home) and I went to Minnesota for work. We communicated via Blackberry constantly and the relationship was sealed. A sign from above was when Certain Someone ran into my Swedish Cousins in Stockholm. A freaky coincidence! We have lived together since last December and are very happy. I have traveled to Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Essen Germany. The friends and family seem to approve. Looking forward to another Swedish visit this spring/summer.

4) Barack Obama lives in our neighborhood a few blocks away!. I worked a catering event last summer in which I waited on another candidate ( former) for President Bill Richardson. Six degrees of seperation. And along those lines,I had a friend from college, whose father was pardoned by Bill Clinton right before he left office which caused a big old stink!

5) I love food, drink, and anything culinary related. But that’s not a surprise is it! Oh and I have another blog that has been defunct for a while.But One day I'll get back to it. Check out the links I put in point 3. I made several posts on our vacation last summer to Sweden and Germany.
So thats me! I tag :
Oh I forgot! Here are the rules. Post 5 facts about yourself. Link back to the person who tagged you, and tag five additional people at the end of your post, who you also notify in their comment section.Whew!

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The Caked Crusader said...

Help! I've been tagged - I'm it!
Can you help out a newbie blogger? What does it mean to be tagged?
Thanks...I think....

glamah16 said...

I forgot to post the rules!Sorry. Write 5 facts about yourself, tag 5 people, and link back to the person who tagged you.

Chou said...

I'm looking forward to passing on the fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. You have a fascinating life! :-)
Must be great to have family all around the world.
Tu parles Francais?

Anonymous said...

You are a very interesting person indeed. Thank you for letting us know you a little better. I'm not big on these things but I'll think about it, ok? btw, General Grant is on my fathers side. Isn't that weird? You, Lee, me Grant? haha

Mary said...

You have such a rich and interesting history! I'm really glad I tagged you and could learn about you! Thanks for playing along!

Big Boys Oven said...

LOL! I hate doing tags!

glamah16 said...

Maryann- That is Ironic!
Zen Chef-My french is rusty but I can still get by.
Chou- Looking forward to seeing yours.
Caked Crusader- Thanks for playing along!
Mary- Thanks for tagging me. Turned out OK.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great to learn more about you! Very interesting...

thanks for tagging me



Proud Italian Cook said...

Well, well, You are a very interesting person!! My life is very boring compared to yours! If I can dig up some interesting facts about myself You'll be the first to know. Thanks for tagging me, I'll see if I can come up with something.

Deborah said...

I love learning more about my blogging friends!! What interesting facts!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

I love learning more about people.

Going to Uni in Paris sounds very cool!