Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Big 8 Meme

Thank you Erin for tagging me for this meme. I thought it was going to be a nice easy way to fill in a post for the day. I was WRONG! It's hard to think of 8 things for each category! But it's fun and I enjoy reading other people's responses, so all is not lost. LOL.

8 Things I Am Passionate About

  1. God (see my other blog.)
  2. My husband (nearly 12 years and the passion is still growing!)
  3. My children (*most* of the time lol)
  4. Making people smile :-)
  5. Music (it has the ability to move in a way nothing else seems to)
  6. Reading (especially when I *should* be doing housework)
  7. My Garden (when it's alive)
  8. Food (and yes, chocolate IS one of the 5 major FOOD groups)

8 Things I Want to Do Before I Die

  1. Get old!
  2. Spend time with my grandchildren (assuming I have some)
  3. See more of Australia (travel grey nomad style - only I aint waiting til I go grey - 18 months until our "big trip")
  4. Learn piano (in the process of - but would like to get a LOT better)
  5. Get back to 60kg (*sigh*)
  6. Become more self sufficient - especially with the garden
  7. Buy a sensational pair of shoes (preferably in pink)
  8. Have something published (even if it's only a short article in a magazine)

8 Things I Say Often

  1. Whatever
  2. No worries
  3. Yes (I say this TOO OFTEN)
  4. No (according to my kids I probably say this too often too!)
  5. I Love You
  6. I need a coffee (followed by "I wish I drank coffee")
  7. Are we out of chocolate AGAIN
  8. I'm tired (and "I'm sick of being tired")

8 Books I've Read Recently

  1. Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal by Sheri Rose Shepherd
  2. Leave a Candle Burning by Lori Wick
  3. Affluenza by Clive Hamilton
  4. Once I was a Princess by Jacqueline Gillespie
  5. Living in Dependency and Wonder by Graham Cooke
  6. Finding Liberty by Blaine Staat (still reading)
  7. Hope in the Midst of Depression (still reading)
  8. White Chocolate Moments by Lori Wick (just started)

I have a tendency to have lots of books on the go at once. :-) There are about 3 others I'm part way through that aren't on this list either!

8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over

  1. I'm Gonna Fly by Amy Grant (my current theme song AND I now have it on CD!!!)
  2. Here I am to Worship
  3. That's What Friends are For
  4. Wind Beneath my Wings
  5. Butterfly Kisses
  6. Have Faith in God
  7. Because You Loved Me
  8. Over the Rainbow

Hmmmmm......I think they're all rather "soppy" songs aren't they?????? I used to like Bon Jovi until a guy in year 8 personally sang "You Give Love a Bad Name" to me. *sob* I'm a nice person really....!

8 Things that Attract Me to My Best Friends

  1. Gentle honesty (as opposed to brutal honesty)
  2. Caring
  3. Fun to spend time with
  4. Thought provoking
  5. They like me
  6. They bring me chocolate
  7. They like me
  8. They bring me chocolate (hint! HINT!)

8 People Who Should Totally Do This Meme

  1. Lis at Altered Cutlery
  2. Kez at Kez's Blog
  3. Kin at Home of Slightly Cracked Dreams
  4. Snoskred at Life in the Country
  5. Kate at Our Red House
  6. Ali at Our Patch
  7. Lisa at The Tin House
  8. Cellobella at Sultana Blog

Well, I'd best be away to give these people the good news, or maybe they'll just read it here???? Nah, better go tell them. Wouldn't want them to think I was rude or something (or that I assume they read my blog lolol). Hopefully I've chosen people who haven't already had a go. If you're not on the list and you'd like to have a go.....TAG....you're it. ;-)


Cellobella said...

Of course I totally read your blog!
And thank you for tomorrow's post topic! :)

Anonymous said...

I'll do it tomorrow or Thursday. Thanks for the meme!


Lisa said...

oh noooo...my brain is hurting already!!!! I'm on the case! lolx
p.s. I had a guy in year 9 stalk me at the bus stop with his tape player so he could loudly play "in too deep" by Genesis when I hopped off. Oh the pain!

Ali said...

wow, what great lists!!

thanks for the MeMe ~ this'll be fun to do :) though I'm not sure about the 8 songs....

Frogdancer said...

Liked the 'yes' and 'no' sayings!!

How's the novel? Are you soldiering on, or are you joining Scott and I in abject surrender?? Your comment made me laugh A LOT!!!

River said...

Just read your Strawberries comment over at the Tin house and left an answer there instead of coming over here with it......heh-heh.

lightening said...

River - thank you. Saw that comment. :-)

Frogdancer - ask me again on November 30th whether I'm soldiering on with my novel or not. LOL. Yes, don't aske me why when you 2 were the ones who convinced me to give it a go!!! LOL. Actually at 25,000 words I was in a panic but I've just passed 30,000 and I'm starting to enjoy it again. You two should keep writing though - doesn't matter how long it takes really. Nano is just a good way to get started (or back into it as the case may be).

Ali - skip that bit if you want. No one will know. LOL.

Lisa - that sounds scary. This guy would have been in trouble if he stalked me at the bus stop. His mum was the lollipop lady at the crossing right next near the bus stop. LOL.

Kate - have fun. Looking forward to reading your answers. :-)

Cellobella - thank you. :-) Look forward to seeing what you have to say.

The Tin House said...

L, meme is done and dusted! I found it really hard to think about all these things. Just goes to show how much the brain can slow down when you spend half your day yelling out "get down off the coffee table", and "turn the television off", and of course the classic, "you don't have to eat it but there's nothing more until breakfast"....that's why I love reading blogs and commenting on them - makes me feel like a real grown up with important things to say (unlike right now when I'm just rambling...) lol x