In one part of my life I’m a travelling musician, a recording engineer, my own personal soundperson, a singer/songwriter, and my very own record label executive. I’m pretty awesome to work for – I don’t generally ask myself to do anything I’m not comfortable with.
In my secret other life, I’m a lover of cooking and eating, an adoptive mother to a wiener dog and a black cat, a fanatic knitter and yarn freak, a bellydancer, a girlfriend, a daughter, a sister, an aunty, a video gamer, a gardener, a writer, and anything else I feel like being at any given moment.
This is a picture of me on my birthday. I LOVE my birthday. Make no bones about it. It’s the one day a year where I can spend hours baking myself a cake and nobody looks at me funny, or prepare a giant multi-course meal for friends and family, or get free stuff from stores because I tell them it’s my birthday, and then everyone has a party… Best. Day. Ever.
I am going to look at this blog as being one giant year long birthday celebration – it’s about me, but I want everyone else to have a good time too. I’ll tell you about my dog, knit you a hat, and bake you a cake. Welcome to my house! Don’t expect me to get up before 11 – but there’s plenty of coffee in the cupboard – feel free to help yourself.
Where the name comes from…
The name for this blog, 7 Thumbs Up, is from an episode of ‘The Simpsons’, in which Homer becomes, for a short-lived and ill-fated time, a food critic. In one of his articles he states “this restaurant gets my lowest rating EVER – seven thumbs up.” Shortly after, he is criticized for being too easy on the various establishments, and hilarity ensues.
Personally, I sort of look at food like Homer. I generally love ALL food, and upon seeing it am known to exclaim “ooOOOOooo!!”, leading my boyfriend to believe that I am the “Homer” in this relationship. I’m not sure if that makes him Marge, or what.