Tuesday, November 20, 2007


So picture me sitting here in front of my computer thinking about things I can blog about. Then picture me dismissing each of my ideas while coming to terms with the fact that today would be a day without a post. But, lo! Kelley at Magneto Bold Too tagged me for a meme. So without further ado: The Big Eight!

8 Things I Am Passionate About:
1. My family.
2. Being Kind.
3. Living and letting live.
4. How much awesomer Macs are than PCs.
5. Protecting and teaching my kids.
6. Bob Dylan (The Mighty Quinn, anyone?)
7. Zombies. It's embarrassing, I know, but I love me a good zombie movie.
8. My armchair mountain climbing.

It turns out that I am, in fact, not very passionate.

8 Things I Say Often:
1. Fuck
2. Motherfuck
3. Goddammit
4. God-motherfucking-dammit
5. Sam, that's a bad word; you shouldn't say that.
6. Dude
7. It's all good.
8. One...two...three! Time out!

I am clearly a stunning conversationalist.

8 Books I Have Read Recently:
1. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
2. The Pact by Jodi Picoult
3. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
4. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by She-Who-Owns-All-The-Money-In-The-World
6. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
7. World War Z by Max Brooks
8. The Colony by John Tayman (I devoured the first half of this book about the leper colony on Molokai and then took a year and a half long break from it. I do intend to go back to it someday. Hopefully soon.)

This represents about eight months of reading. Hey! That's like this meme! Although, honestly, I have been able to read a little bit more than this.

8 Things I Want To Do Before I Die:
1. See my three little dudes grow up to be happy.
2. Finish writing this long-ass meme. I'm going to bed. I'll finish tomorrow.
3. Climb Mount Everest. Or K2. Or Denali. Or the hill at the park.
4. Sleep a lot.
5. Run a marathon.
6. Learn to eat healthy.
7. Wean myself from Diet Coke. (But not for many, many long years.)
8. Become a hot mom.

Do you see how shallow I am?

8 Songs I Could Listen To Over And Over:
1. "Me and Bobby McGee" sung by Janis Joplin
2. "Mad World" from the Donnie Darko soundtrack.
3. "Closer to Fine" by the Indigo Girls
4. "Smile Smile Smile" by Dan Zanes
5. "End of the Line" by the Traveling Wilburys
6. "Tangled Up in Blue" or "Abandoned Love" by Bob Dylan. Or "He Was a Friend of Mine" or... forget it, I can't choose just one.
7. "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night
8. "I Like to Move It" from the Madagascar soundtrack. It's not that I want to listen to it over and over, it's that my kids make me listen to it over and over.

8 Things That Attract Me To My Best Friends:
1. Humor
2. Loyalty
3. Their willingness to be friends with me.
4. Niceness
5. Common interests
6. Their appearance. (Just checking to see if you were still reading.)
7. Their ability to read long lists...
8. ...and lists of lists.

8 People Who Should Totally Do This Meme:
You, you, you, you, you, you, you. Oh, and you. You know who you are.

See how sneaky I am?


  1. Totally awesome!

    Yeah it was an absolute prick to do (I can swear in the comments cause you swore in the post!) I did it over and over and then went fuck it just brain dump.

    Macs are totally awesomer.
    Zombies rock.
    I say 1-4 often (insert Boo for Sam)
    Adding God-motherfucking-dammit to my repertoire.
    Read the first two, gunna go looking for the leper one (cause I love me some suffering)
    Taking note of the attraction 8. Appearance? Better looking or God-damn-ugly to make you look like a supermodel?

  2. Attractiveness as a quality in friends was put there entirely because I ran out of other things to list. It turns out that I'm not that discriminating when it comes to qualities in friends.

    Although my friends are all very beautiful. All of you!

  3. I'll pretend I was one of the 'you's' and do it too!

  4. Damn, woman. You even make memes interesting. Or at least funny.

    Thanks for the giggles!


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