December 30, 2005

Seven Times Seven

Thanks everyone for you encouragement and support about my Toastmaster's speech. I'm happy with how it went and it really helps to hear such positive things from you, my loyal readers.

And apropos of nothing, a meme:

Seven Things To Do Before I Die

* Take a cruise around the Fjords Cause I mean really, how cool would that be?
* See Mount Everest Because it's there. And it's big.
* Publish more than one novel Hate to be a one-hit wonder--of course, I've yet to become a one-hitter at all, but details details
* Win at least one major literary award I'd settle for a Nobel, if necessary
* Travel to Australia Koalas! Kangaroos! Krocodiles! Which one doesn't fit?
* Train a beagle to lie down on command Serious wishful thinking on this one. And it may very well have to be someone else's beagle.
* Cook a turkey that actually tastes good Granted I've never actually cooked a turkey, but I'm not a big turkey fan and I strongly suspect that, given the opportunity, mine wouldn't turn out very well.

Seven Things I Cannot Do

* Climb Mount Everest Let's face it, it's just not gonna happen
* Win a national Cheerleading Competition Or quite a few other competitions either--just picked Cheerleading out of a hat
* Run without looking like an idiot I have dislocating kneecaps and that makes running a bit difficult
* Get around to getting new glasses Seriously. I have the best intentions but I never quite get around to it
* Walk out of Target without buying anything But that's better than, say, not being able to walk out of Nordstrom's without buying anything
* Sleep when I'm cold If I'm in the least bit cold, I just can't fall asleep.
* Calculate fractions in my head I can barely do them on paper, and that's pushing it a lot

Seven Things That Attract Me to…Blogging

* I get to talk about my favorite subject...ME! Hahahahaha--okay really, I'm not kidding
* Everyone can update themselves on my life without me having to repeat myself Now if only everyone actually read my blog
* Self-indulgent whining! Enough said
* I've met some cool people *waves to everyone* :)
* It gives me an excuse to spend more time on the computer As if I needed one *snort*
* I think it's fun
* It's good practice For what? I don't know. Practice for keeping an online journal? Could come in handy one day

Seven Things I Say Most Often

* "Dude"
* “Like...”
* “Goes” and “all" as in "So he goes, 'You're stupid!' And she's all, 'No, I just talk like a Valley Girl!'"
* “Not so much” as in, "So do you like this Big Mustard Sandwich?" "Mmmmm, not so much."
* “Oh come ON!”
* "Could you [fill in the blank]"
* “So I was reading, and...[fill in the blank again]”

Seven Books That I Love

* To Kill a Mockingbird
* The Chronicles of Narnia (it's a series, I'm cheating)
* His Dark Materials (another series, I'm still cheating)
* The Time Traveler's Wife
* The Secret Garden
* Illusions: Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
* Winnie the Pooh

Seven Movies That I Watch Over and Over Again

* The Princess Bride
* The Breakfast Club
* Star Wars
* Best in Show
* A Christmas Story
* Airplane
* How the Grinch Stole Christmas Actually a slew of Christmas cartoons as well, like the Charlie Brown Christmas

Seven People I Want To Join In Too

* Meh, do it if you want to :)

Hat tip to Neil

Posted by Shelby at December 30, 2005 11:14 PM
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