Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Meme Instead of Whining

Thanks for tagging me, Britt! This meme is sure to be much more interesting and positive than the post I would write right now - on three hours of crappy, interrupted sleep - about how my baby is making me crazy.

Eight Things: A Meme

8 things I am passionate about:

  • Family
  • Religion
  • Possession of the remote control
  • Staying home with my kids
  • How 80's fashion should not have come back
  • Good books
  • Good sex
  • Good food

8 books I’ve read and enjoyed:

  • The Poisonwood Bible
  • The Harry Potter series
  • The Book Thief
  • In Defense of Food
  • 1984
  • The Twilight series
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Lost in a Good Book

8 words/phrases that I say often:

  • “Dude!”
  • “Whatever.”
  • “It's/He's/She's/They're making me crazy!”
  • “Sucka!"
  • “Pish posh!”
  • “Blast!”
  • “Do you concur?”
  • “It's possible, pig.”

8 things I want to do before I die:

  • Earn a black belt
  • Become fluent in another language
  • Earn a graduate degree
  • Visit other continents
  • Think of others more often than I think of myself
  • Finish all the needlecraft projects I have laying around my house
  • Serve a senior mission for my church
  • Write a novel

8 things I’ve learned in my life:

  • People are usually just shy and/or insecure, not snobby
  • Possession of the remote control is really important
  • Exercising my mind each day keeps me happy
  • Everyone really is so different that there's precious little use in judging
  • Don't try to change other people, just myself
  • Take time to nurture my friendships
  • ...And my marriage
  • Keeping the long term in mind helps me cherish the here and now

8 places I want to see:

  • The Rose Window in Notre Dame
  • Iguazu Falls in Brazil
  • The English Countryside
  • Alaska
  • Venice
  • The Pyramids of Giza/the Sphinx
  • China
  • India

8 things I currently want/need:

  • A RoulPat
  • New flooring throughout my entire house
  • The yarn and time to knit everything in my newest book
  • Some jeans that don't give me muffin top
  • A good pair of flats to wear everyday
  • A hair cut
  • A double stroller
  • More sleep

8 people I want to tag:

(if you want to)



Britt said...

Amen to the muffin top pants. Supposedly higher waists correct the muffin top, but I think they just move the muffin top up higher.

Really, though, muffin tops should be the newest fall fashion. Are you with me?

Cassie said...

YAY, taggalicious! I already did mine, because I'm very bored today.

Hope Ace is thriving and the sleep training can begin again!

EdgyK said...

We want some of the same things:

A Roulpat-got it!
New flooring-want it!
Knitting-want to learn someday
Anti-muffin top-definitely want it!
Flats-wanted it for years now!
Hair cut-just got it.
Double Stroller-ya I want it back!
More sleep-gettin' it

Thanks that was fun little get to know ya.

Pearlmarie said...

Your frequently used phrase "it's possible, pig" makes me want to spend every day for the rest of my life with you. ha ha ha. i LOVE IT. You are awesome Michelle. I am sorry to hear about your recent hospital "adventure". Liam had croup at the same age and it was TERRIBLE. I know what you mean about sleep deprivation. It will get easier, I promise. Take some caffeine-laced Excedrin when the day gets too long and you'll be a nicer mommy (if you are anything like me :) .....)

P.S. Who is the "Becca" you tagged. If not me...DOH

Melain said...

What a fun meme! Why didn't you tag me? What the hell! Don't you love me any more?