Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Heads Up, 7 Up!

I got tagged by Crystal! (And sort of by Bearette, who knows I get way too excited about getting tagged.)

7 Things I’d Like to Do Before I Die
1. Have traveled to all the continents (so far, I’ve hit 4 of 7).
2. Run a marathon.
3. Write a novel.
4. Speak a second language fluently.
5. Own my home.
6. Have a beach house.
7. Read the St. John’s College curriculum.

7 Things I (Currently) Cannot Do
1. Speak a foreign language.
2. Cook a meal that consists of more than one dish.
3. Whistle.
4. Wear a size 8.
5. Balance my checkbook.
6. Finish a New York Times crossword puzzle.
7. Drive a motorcycle.

7 Things that Attract Me to Blogging
1. Getting comments.
2. Having a place to dump my thoughts.
3. Having a place to save links, articles, and other ephemera that I find interesting.
4. Reading other people’s blogs (because I am no-sy).
5. Being tagged!
6. Finding like-minded people.
7. Getting new recipes and book recommendations.

7 Things I Say Most Often
1. Grrrr.
2. What the?
3. Are you kidding me?
4. I just need to say . . .
5. I hate my job.
6. Lord.
7. Rowen!

7 Books I Love
1. Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood
2. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
3. Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
4. Crosswicks Journals by Madeleine L’Engle
5. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
6. Emily Dickinson’s collected works
7. The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day

7 Movies I Watch Over and Over Again
1. Summer Catch (cute boys and baseball---what more could I ask for?)
2. Legally Blonde (or any Reese Witherspoon movie)
3. Bring It On
4. Wet Hot American Summer (sounds like porn, but it’s not, I promise)
5. Sleepless in Seattle
6. The Wedding Singer
7. Major League

7 People I Want to Tag
Most of the people whom I would tag have already been tagged. But I’ll tag . . . LostInTexas, Number Twelve, and Frema.


At 8:04 AM , Blogger LostInTX said...

You speak french.. maybe not fluently but you could get by, right? And what about Italian - when you lived in Rome?

BTW..thanks, now I have to think about lists too... :)

At 8:07 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

I can stumble through a few simple phrases in a few languages (French, Italian, and Chichewa), but I can't have a conversation or feel comfortable speaking in any language (including English!).

At 9:36 AM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

That curriculum is full of dead white men! Jane Austen was the only relief.

Totally different topic - I read an article saying that James Frey may have faked certain parts of A Million Little Pieces! I wonder if it's true.

At 10:01 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

Bearette---I read The Smoking Gun's report and it does seem awfully suspicious that he's so open in his book and in the positive press about his record but he's gone through a lot of effort to have any validation of that record expunged.

I know this is totally Monday morning quarterbacking, but . . . I did pause after the first couple paragraphs and think, Would an airline really let a guy like that on a plane? But then I sort of rationalized it somehow.

I'm surprised it took this long for someone to do some checking.

At 10:06 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

And the curriculum also includes George Eliot and Flannery O'Connor.

But it's the dead white men whom I've overlooked in my own reading. I tend to prefer contemporary (19th century to present) women and that's mostly what I've studied and read.

At 10:33 AM , Blogger Number Twelve said...

I DIDN'T SEE THIS POST TIL NOW... This is my first tag... aaaahhh. That and a 3-hour nap and I feel like a million!

I'll get right to it!

At 10:47 AM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

Oh, I missed George and Flannery.

I read a lot of dead white men in college, and now I mostly read women's books (as you know) :)

At 7:39 PM , Blogger Frema said...

Thanks for the tag! It will come shortly.


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