Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Eight of this, eight of that.

My friend Ann was tagged to do this and because it's kind of irresistible, I'm doing it too:

8 Shows I watch

  • 30 Rock
  • The Office
  • Mad Men
  • The Closer
  • Saving Grace
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • Damages
  • Frasier

 8 Restaurants I love

8 Things I did yesterday

  • Worked on a poem
  • Took Bruiser for a walk
  • Picked stuff up and put it back at T.J. Maxx
  • Made hash out of roasted vegetables
  • Had a great conversation with a baby (Will)
  • Talked to several of my children
  • Drank a pot of tea
  • Blogged (of course!)

8 things I'm looking forward to

  • Christmas
  • Thanksgiving
  • The movies tonight with the historian
  • Seeing my missionary son again
  • AWP
  • Breakfast, tomorrow and every day
  • Jan. 20
  • Seeing my Scotland daughter again, whenever that may be!

8 Things on my wish list

  • Live in France for some unspecified period of time, but long enough that it’s “live” and not “visit”
  • All sorts of trips with the historian—the above France one, an Eastern swing (Montreal with a side of Ottawa maybe, Maine, etc), a Southern swing, down the Mississippi, an historic L.A. and environs trip, . . .
  • Better organizational abilities and less stuff, probably, although I kind of love my stuff
  • A Kitchen-Aid stand mixer, yellow, like Lis's
  • One of those crazy digital pens that takes a movie of when you’re writing
  • All sorts of awesome cameras, like the one Jeff Bridges uses, for instance.
  • Another book
  • Just a whiff of my youth back

8 things I love, in no particular order

  • My wonderful, adorable husband
  • My splendid, gorgeous, talented, hilarious children, each and every one of them
  • My darling grandchildren
  • My house
  • My crazy garden
  • My awesome dog
  • My fabulous parents
  • My amazing siblings
  • The movies (that’s nine!)

8 things I can’t stand, in no particular order

  • L.A. Lakers, doesn’t matter which era or the personnel
  • Pompous blowhards of any stripe (takes one to know one, though)
  • Being patronized.  I am positively allergic to this.
  • Bad restaurants.  There is just no reason.
  • Giving up hope
  • Movies where they blow stuff up while the hero walks away with cascading sheets of flame in the background with a hard rock musical background (more movies than any of us would care to admit)
  • That one Michael Haneke remake of his own sadistic movie.  Funny Games. Yeah. I can’t stand that, and I only saw the trailer.
  • People who think they’re the boss of me  

8 people I'm tagging:

I would love to hear these things, in whole or in part, from any of my blogging circle family and friends!

Emendation:  I tag theorris, my daughters, my son, dr. write, lis, and otterbutt!  Accept that, theorris.  I command it! (btw, I am thankful for all of you, which is why I am tagging you!)


  1. Great voice. Everything you touch is magic. (I feel the same about the Lakers.)

  2. Yeah, amen about the L*kers.

  3. While I agree with the Lakers hate, I cannot accept you tag. You can't just spread the love that way. You have to name culprits.

  4. Ok, that's better! I'll get cracking.



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