Thursday, August 30, 2012

FOODFIC: Seriously...I'm Kidding - Ellen DeGeneres

You know how people ask, If you could have dinner with any person, living or dead, who would it be?

Well, I’d pick Ellen Degeneres every day of the week and 5 times on Sunday (and not just because she’s from my hearttown and New Orleanians can put together a Sunday dinner like nobody’s business).

Anyway, as Ellen points out in her book, it’s polite to send a thank-you note to the host after a dinner party. Even though we haven’t actually had our dinner party yet, I’m going to practice by thanking her for sharing her thoughts in this book. (And perhaps precipitate an invitation if she happens to read my blog – stranger things have happened ;)

Dear Ellen,

Thank you for explaining to readers how much thought goes into choosing a book title; it is indeed a SOLID skill.

Thank you for understanding that  ideas come whenever they feel like it and that we must keep a pen and paper on us at all times just in case.

Thank you for reminding me to DVR I Survived.

Thank you for all of the science lessons, from the fundamental every action has a reaction to little endorphin Annie. Good stuff. 

Thank you for giving me a tie-in to my blog by acknowledging that there is a difference between yams and sweet potatoes. Of course, you could’ve actually told me what the difference is…oh, wait! Were you giving me the gift of letting me find the answer on my own? I get it now. Thanks for that, too.

Thank you for instructing every reader to hug yourself, enjoy every day, take risks, and stretch your mind.

Thank you for showing me how to turn YouTube into a workout.

Thank you for telling us if you and Portia are going to have children – yes, I’m one of the millions of people wanting to know.

Thank you for agreeing that a glass of wine counts as a serving of fruit.

Thank you for calling out the person who coined the term “fashionably late” since there’s nothing fashionable about it. Like culottes. 

Thank you for including me in your dream about Colonel Sanders, who is, like you, an American treasure.

And, in the spirit of saving the best for last, like dessert, thank you for sharing your life, laugh, and light with all of us. :)

A huge fan



  1. Thank you for sharing how you feel about Ellen DeGeneres and her book.

  2. thank you very much for sharing the information ... god bless you

  3. Continuing reasons why I need this book in my life.

  4. Loved your post. I would pick her any day of the week too! And I really need to get her book.

  5. This is on my "to read" list. Sometimes you just need a light hearted read.