Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Apparently, I'm It

That's right, I've been tagged. Lassie, a very funny mom-to-be over at Eggs Benedict Arnold, got me. So here goes.

7 things I'd like to do before I die:

1. Go to China and bring my daughter home (this one may actually happen!)
2. Have grandchildren
3. Do a month long B&B tour of Scotland and Ireland
4. Go up in the Gateway Arch (How sad is it that I lived in the St. Louis area all my life and I've never been up?)
5. Go to culinary school
6. Go back to school and become a L&D nurse. I think I'd be really good at it.
7. Star in a Broadway musical (so not going to happen, but a girl can dream can't she?)

7 things I can't do:

1. Deal with spiders in any way, shape or form
2. Sky dive. I just don't get what would make folks willingly jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
3. Math.
4. Understand racism. Nothing about it makes sense to me, at all.
5. Eat green peppers. Ick in a big way.
6. Stop missing my dad. He died late last year and I think of things I want to tell him everyday.
7. Play a musical instrument. I'm just not coordinated enough. I can carry a tune a bit, but I'm useless in front of a piano (or a violin, or a clarinet...believe me, I've tried.)

7 things that attracted me to my husband:

1. His silliness
2. His ability to relate to kids (probably related to 1.)
3. His family. They are wonderful and they have always been so easy to get along with. I really feel for those of you with IL issues.
4. His willingness to try new things
5. His hands (he used to be a massage therapist)
6. His laugh (totally infectious)
7. His sense of honor (he will always stand up for what's right. Always.)

7 books (or series of books) that I love:

1. Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, I'm on anxiously awaiting the #7. I have re-read them all numerous times.
2. Any cookbook (I have several hundred)
3. Love Story by Erich Segal
4. Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freeman
5. Watchers by Dean Koontz (I cry every single time I read it.)
6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
7. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi (fascinating)

7 Movies I'd watch over and over:

1. When Harry Met Sally for the soundtrack if nothing else
2. Deep Impact
3. Steel Magnolias
4. Charlotte's Web (again with the crying)
5. Guys and Dolls
6. 1776 (I'm late for my annual fix of this one)
7. Serenity (I've recently discovered a deep love for Joss Wheedon and all that he touches (Buffy and Firefly to be specific. I haven't caught Angel yet, but I'm sure I will.)

7 people I'd like to tag:

1. AtomicMama at The Atomic Ranch (who I'm sure I must be related to)
2. Stephanie at Emma-Bug (even if you don't go to read her list, go to marvel at the cuteness of her new daughter)
3. Karen at The Naked Ovary (She's an adoption blogging superstar. I'm sure she doesn't know I exist, but I lurve her anyway)
4. Lisa at Tate-R-Bug (waiting right along with me)
5. Stacey who is Waiting for Ingrid (to come home from Guatemala)
6. Tink at Fling-Poo (not what it sounds like)
7. Julia at Here Be Hippogriffs (who has possibly the most precocious 4 year old ever and from all accounts, cooks like a dream.)

Now, they're it!


atomic mama said...

You BITCH! I'll see what I can do. In the meantime you need to get yourself up that frickin' arch!!

Lassie said...

Another Outlander fan?! That is so cool! I'm am head over heels hooked on Jamie Fraser! Claire, not so much, wish I had him all to myself :) I'm on my first run with the books, but I'm sure I'll reread (which I never do.) My gal pal tells me there is a real following with these books. How did I miss it all these years? Very cool you read them too.

Great lists. Your guy sounds like a peach. ;)

rubyiscoming said...

Several HUNDRED cookbooks? Wow, I thought I was good having about 75.....what are your top 5 cookbooks?

Loved your lists :)

Dee said...

Lassie - He is. He really is.

Ruby - 5? You want me to name only 5? Let me think about it and I'll do the topic in a blog post soon.

Journeywoman said...

Let me add my voice to the Outlander fandom. Though, personally, the last two weren't as good as the first three.

I also want to applaud your love of Mrs. Mike. It's been AGES since I've thought of that book--I loved it and it's stayed with me. Must find a copy.

Also your movies, could be my movies. Especially 1776, My husband and I are going to Philadelphia tomorrow and I don't know which one of us will say "It's hot as hell, in Philadel-phia" first--okay we're geeks but hey.

The Town Criers said...

I've watched Steel Magnolias so many times that I can recite the whole "grooms cake hidden in the carport" scene. Love that movie.