Sunday, January 01, 2006

Here we Go - 1st blog of 2006

I wanted to start the new year and this blog off with something really great, but with only 4 hours sleep last night this was the best I could do. This is going around and I had some fun thinking about it and filling it out. So, welcome to 2006, everyone. Here is the "dirt" on me.

The 7 Meme
Seven Things to Do Before I Die:

1 Write my books
2 Start a business
3 Read all the books I want
(It's my list. It doesn't have to be realistic!)
4 Travel More
5 Grow a successful veggie garden
(I have the blackest thumb in America. If I were a Pilgrim I would have starved to death the first year after I landed.)
6 Lose weight
7 Spend time with my grandchildren
(as yet unconceived)

Seven Things I Cannot Do:
1 Intentionally hurt people
2 Grow younger
3 Laugh enough or Love enough
4 Spend enough time with my family and friends
5 Have enough time to read
6 Spend enough time writing
7 Have a clean house
(You could move me into a mansion and I would quickly find a way to make it look like a storage closet)

Seven Things that Attract Me to My Best Friends (or significant other, etc.)
1 Sense of humor
2 Honesty
3 Tolerance
4 La joie de vivre
5 Compassion
6 Creative thinking
7 Dedication and Reasoned Loyalty

Seven Things I Say (or write!) Most Often
1 I love you
2 Shit
3 It's an adventure
4 How did that happen?
5 Is the internet down?
6 Write it on the grocery list.
(Or the variation, Was it on the grocery list?)
7 Let's go

Seven Books I Love
(There is no way humanly possible I can limit this without driving myself insane. I love them all equally so I will just list catagories.)
1 Romance (OKRWA Outlaws especially)
2 Science Fiction (Robert Heinlein "Stranger in a Strange Land". Also, Bradbury, Asimov, Arthur C. Clark, HG Wells, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Kurt Vonnegut, )
3 Science (archeology, anthropology, astronomy, biology, psychology. Just about anything, really.
4 Poetry (From just about any period)
5 Spirituality, Philosophy, Self Improvement
6 Biography (My favorite form of fiction)
7 Current Events

Seven Movies I Would Watch Over and Over Again
(Okay I cheated. These are by 7 vague personally defined catagories instead of 7 movies. It is the tip of the iceberg and nowhere near complete)
1 Somewhere In Time (many couples have a song, my dh & I also have a movie)
2 Bull Durham, Dances with Wolves, Turner and Hootch, Jumpin' Jack Flash,
3 Pretty Woman, Sleepless in Seattle, You've got Mail, French Kiss, Out of Africa, Her Alibi, Runaway Bride,
4 An Affair to Remember, The King and I, Citizen Cane,
5 ET, Logan's Run, Mrs. Doubtfire, Tootsie, Close Encounters, From the Earth to the Moon Series, the 5th element, True Lies, Guarding Tess, The Banger Sisters,
6 Princess Cariboo, Oh Brother Where Art Thou ("I thought you was a toad!"), Second Hand Lions, Local Hero, Cats
7 Anything with Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, James Garner, Richard Geer, Sean Connery, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts,


Blogger Kelli McBride said...

Good thinking outside the box on movies and books! It was so hard limiting it to seven.

I love: "I thought you was a TOAD." The best line in the movie.

1:01 PM CST  
Blogger Rinda Elliott said...

WE LOVE THIS MOVIE! Love it so much, we've adopted half the dialogue in our family. Here are just a few. (Maybe we have watched it too often.)

"I thought you was a toad."

"We're in a tight spot!"

"Baptism! You two are just dumber than a bag of hammers."

"It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart."

And... "Well ain't this place a geographical oddity! Two weeks from everywhere!"

Now I have to go watch it again.

Smart move on categorizing, Betty. (grin)

3:48 PM CST  
Blogger Betty S said...

Ben went out and bought it for me tonight. (What a sweetie!)

"We thought you was a Toad." is one of our family expressions guarenteed to make us all laugh.

Betty S

9:34 PM CST  
Blogger Dana Pollard said...

The girls and I love Secondhand Lions!!

9:48 PM CST  
Blogger Betty S said...

Me too.
I see something I'd missed before each time I watch it.

12:21 AM CST  
Blogger Gena Showalter said...

Anchorman is the best movie to quote. It's based on a true story, where only the names, people, locations, and events have been changed to protect the innocent.

11:14 AM CST  
Blogger Betty S said...

Now I need to rent Anchorman.

That sounds great.

Betty S

1:05 PM CST  
Blogger Kelli McBride said...

Rinda you forgot:

-Mrs. Hogwallop up and R-U-N-N-O-F-T.
-The color guard is colored!
-I've spoken my piece and counted to three.

9:34 AM CST  
Blogger Jill Monroe said...

And Brad rears his ugly head again!

5:45 PM CST  
Blogger Betty S said...

Which head is that, Jill?

2:20 PM CST  

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