Monday, November 26, 2007

a meme for Monday, eight-style

EEK tagged me, and since I've been knitting and crafting rather than reading much this week, I'm going to post said meme.

8 passions in my life

*Reading books that make me think, sigh in contentment, or both
*Eating tiramisu everywhere I travel (within logic, of course; I didn't try to find tiramisu in China)
*Knitting things to keep people warm/things that are useful
*Dipping my toes in the ocean whenever I have the opportunity and contemplating the enormity of just our planet
*Baking things from scratch and having them turn out deliciously
*Travel
*Dancing at every appropriate occasion, without regard to who's watching or whether anyone else is dancing

8 things to do before I die

*Visit all 50 states
*See the pyramids (both Egypt and Central/South America)
*learn to snowboard
*learn to take photographs I am proud to display
*own some land
*win a blue ribbon at a county fair for something I created
*marry my best friend
*accomplish something I can truly be proud of - not sure what that is yet

8 things I often say

*pants?
*meep
*mmmmmm (in response to eating a yummy dinner Dan has made me)
*I'm naked!
*That's my ____ (insert part Dan has grabbed)
*Oh, the kitties
*Loki, stop!
*I like pie

8 books I read recently

The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters by Courtney E Martin
Phantom by Susan Kay
Fledgling by Octavia Butler
Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Watchmen by Alan Moore
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card (reread)

(currently reading Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates and How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker)

8 songs that hold some meaning for me

"If I had $1,000,000" by the Barenaked Ladies
"What I got" by Sublime
"Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz
"No Rain" by Blind Melon
"Shiny Happy People" by REM
"In My Life" by the Beatles
"Bobcaygeon" by The Tragically Hip
"Superman" by Five for Fighting

8 qualities I look for in a friend

Intelligence
Sense of humor (quirky = good)
adventuresome
generous
empathetic
thoughtful
passionate about something
likes hugs/is ok with being hugged

8 people I'm tagging to go next

Abby
Sara
Leah
Cil
Will
Nina
Clink
You!

2 comments:

Abby said...

thanks for the tag, and I am right there with you on the tiramisu thing, in fact I was actually crazy enough to order it in China and let me tell you, not a good idea :)

Will said...

Dang, can I do it later?