Thursday, June 12, 2008

Eight fascinating things

Katrin tagged me for this meme approximately forever ago, but you know, we went out of town and bought a house and continue to move into said house and then there's work and wedding planning crap and holy hell I'm busy to infinity. But, I never ignore a proper tag, because I love it when I get tagged, especially by someone who lives in Vienna. I mean, how cool is that?!

8 Things:

Eight things I’m passionate about (interpreted to mean 8 things that get me all sorts of riled up in good or bad ways)
1. homeless or abused pets
2. women’s rights
3. driving in or around Chicago
4. people who think their way is the correct way
5. incidental charges on my bank account or my credit cards
6. Things that are too good to be true
7. Food
8. Brett

Eight things I want to do before I die
1. travel to every continent
2. raise a kid
3. retire
4. feel at home somewhere
5. have more friends than time
6. feel good in my own skin
7. have a garden that produces produce
8. regret less

Eight things I say often
1. “I’m certain I’m not sure”
2. “Uff da” (for real, I say it all the time without even knowing it)
3. “Shut up!” (mainly directed towards Brett because he makes fun of me for saying #2)
4. “Oh yaaa” (spoken like a character in “Fargo”)
5. “Tsst!” (directly at our dogs when they bark at the sky, the wind, invisible forces, etc)
6. “I cannot wait to . . .”
7. “I should really . . .” (clue that I’m a huge procrastinator)
8. “If only we had more money. Sigh.”

Eight books I’ve read recently
1. The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg
2. Fraud by David Rakoff
3. Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys (What? It was 5 cents at a garage sale a few weekends ago)
4. Broken Promises by a former polygamist about her life living in Mexico as a second wife who’s name I cannot remember
5. The Avon catalog
6. Things to do with a law degree (sometimes I consider a career change)
7. The PMS Outlaws (my sister sends me paperback mysteries and mostly they are crap)
8. Getting the Love you want (the dude who wrote it was on Oprah and I do love me some Oprah recommendations)

Eight movies I’ve seen eight times
1. Top Gun
2. Bull Durham
3. Bridget Jones’ Diary
4. Sliding Doors
5. When Harry Met Sally
6. Field of Dreams
7. Austin Powers
8. The Firm


Jess said...

I think the only two movies I've seen eight times are Big Business and Drop Dead Fred, both legacies from my elementary school days. But Bridget Jones' Diary is definitely up there, too.

I love that Brett gets you all riled up. In a good way, I assume.

JMC said...

Yay, you're back!

I don't think I've seen ANY movies 8 times.

Tessie said...

I say Uff Da all the time too. I really, really do. It's just the perfect all-purpose exclamation.

claire said...

"I'm cooperatin' here!" Who doesn't love a good Fargo reference? Or accent? No one, that's who.

Rachel said...

Very cute! I don't know that I have eight things that I've read recently...How sad! I need to start reading.

Penny said...

I think I have seen all of those movies at least 10 times too. Sometimes they are on TV and I just watch them because...they are on TV.

Katrin said...

Hey, thanks for playing along. Was really worth waiting for it. :) Hope you're well moved in by now.

Alice said...

man, i don't think i could list 8 movies either! although the princess bride and clueless would both definitely be on there :-)

what is uff da???

desperate housewife said...

I love all of Elizabeth Berg's books. And Dave Barry's, come to think of it.

Cheri said...

I lovvvvve Sliding Doors too!!