Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Seven Things Meme

Mark Pettus over on his blog The Bluff tagged me. Just me. It’s a singular honor. *snirk* I made a pun…

I enjoyed thinking about it and writing it quite a bit. However, because I subject all my AW cyberspace friends to the weekly AW Monday Meme I hesitate to tag any of them, so, if you like this meme, I encourage you to do it and propagate it.

Seven Things to Do Before I Die:
  • Go back to Ireland and see the places I didn’t see the first time

  • Go back to Australia and actually snorkel off the Great Barrier Reef

  • Completely humiliate my children by including my grandkids (currently only in my imagination) in my second childhood

  • Find work I’m passionate about and do it till I go completely senile

  • Take a cruise – I think I want to take an Alaskan one

  • Perform in a musical – community theatre, I have no aspirations to being on Broadway

  • Get published
Seven Things I Cannot Do:
  • Wink (I lost the ability after my recovery from Bell’s Palsy

  • Stay mad at someone, no matter how they test me

  • Knit. I can do just about every other form of needlecraft – I can tat for goodness sake! But give me two needles and I fail.

  • Stay productive when I disagree with what’s being asked of me

  • Touch a picture of a bug, unless I don’t know that I’m touching it. Give me a book with a bug on the cover and I either put a book cover over it or remove the dust jacket.

  • Eat raw oysters

  • Be alone
Seven Things I Say (or write!) Most Often:
  • I Love You

  • Thanks!

  • Just (I edit that word out of more sentences than any other)

  • Disappointed (this is the word I use a lot with suppliers at work who’ve screwed up royally – I’d rather say “you screwed up royally” but instead I say “I’m very disappointed in…” they’re not fooled – they know I’m very upset)

  • But (as in, “but did you consider looking at it from another angle?” I’m saying that more and more these days. See 4th bullet in the list of 7 things I can’t do, above)

  • So (another word I edit out of all kinds of things I write. It’s a bad habit of mine to start a sentence with “So, yadda yadda”)

  • Dawno (I sign a lot of stuff that way – on top of the occasional ramble, a la Bob Dole, wherein Dawno talks about herself in the 3rd person)
Seven Books (or series) I Love (this one is so hard – I could go on for pages):
  • Everything Stephen King – but especially Dark Tower as a series and The Stand – my most re-read book ever

  • Discworld series (Pratchett)

  • Everything Asimov

  • Star Trek books (except for Voyager and Enterprise)

  • Pern series (McCaffery)

  • Dune (Herbert)

  • Valdemar series (Lackey)
Seven Movies I Would Watch Over and Over Again:
  • The Shawshank Redemption

  • When Harry Met Sally

  • Sleepless in Seattle

  • French Kiss (and no, it’s not Meg Ryan I have a thing for)

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

  • Star Trek: First Contact

  • Dr. Strangelove

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Mark Pettus said...

My name and the word "honor" in the same paragraph. Who'd'a thunk it?

Our local community theater did Gypsy - the Gypsy Rose Lee Story last fall. If you are going to do one musical in your life, you should do Gypsy. Knock out a couple dozen "I never dreamed I would ever... " items in one night.

Mark Pettus said...

By the Way, Is this what you meant?

Dawno said...

oops!! you were one of the early ones! sorry...

Cookie said...

Meg Ryan was in that movie? *L*

Dawno said...

LOL, Cookie! Yeah, I was much more interested in Kevin than Meg. :-)

Mac said...

Funny--I don't remember anyone BUT Meg Ryan from that movie...

normaltrouble said...

Common items I found on that list...
I have a thing for French Kiss too! It's one of those movies that can cheer me up, and I've seen it so many times I can practically do the lines with the actors. I also seemed to have amassed Meg Ryan DVD's also...
Yep on the Stand. Besides a few others, this is definately one of those books I have read quite a bit.