Sunday, June 14, 2009

Crazy Eights

So, after reading many people's eights... I was finally tagged! Thanks Alana! :) Everyone else, make sure you swing by her place and check out her little Em's quotables! Totally hilarious!

The rules:

1. Mention the person who tagged me.
2. Complete the lists of 8.
3. Tag 8 more bloggers and tell them they've been tagged.

The lists:

Eight things I am looking forward to.
  1. Our New York trip in the fall!
  2. My vacation week... in little over a week!
  3. hooking up our bbq... we've only had it for a year, but just finally bought a propane tank
  4. getting our curtains put up
  5. being a mommy some day
  6. the next Harry Potter movie
  7. the new Philippa Gregory novel due out in August
  8. making chocolate strawberry trifle tomorrow for my beloved
Eight things I did yesterday.
  1. worked a lemonade stand outside my store to help raise money for our children's literacy fund (made a ton of money!)
  2. ordered a pizza
  3. watched 'Secret Life of Bees' (fabulous movie!)
  4. read on my lunch break
  5. missed my beloved (he was at his parents' place for the day... about an hour away)
  6. looked through one of my NYC travel books
  7. listened to the pounding noise of a jackhammer (very aggravating)
  8. fell asleep on the couch
Eight things I wish I could do.
  1. read as fast as I used to
  2. invent reliable teleportation so that I could go visit my parents on my days off
  3. bake
  4. carry a baby to term
  5. tan, even just a little bit (I burn, freckle, and turn white again)
  6. travel everywhere on our 'places to go list'
  7. afford a housekeeper (even just once every couple of weeks)
  8. cook without making a ginormous mess

Eight shows I watch.
  1. Rachel Ray
  2. Stargate (both of them)
  3. M*A*S*H
  4. Criminal Minds
  5. Bones
  6. Mythbusters
  7. Little Couple (just got hooked)
  8. CSI NY

Eight favorite fruits.
I agree with Alana, this is an odd category!
  1. watermelon (too bad my beloved hates it!)
  2. strawberries
  3. cherries
  4. grapes
  5. mandarin oranges
  6. tomatoes (they are a fruit, right?)
  7. lemons (I love cooking with them)
  8. pomegranate (juice)

Eight places I'd like to travel.
This is only a small taste of our 'places to go' list
  1. New York City
  2. Any Disney park!
  3. Atlantic Canada
  4. Great Britain
  5. Ireland
  6. Germany
  7. Tanzania
  8. Greece

Eight places I've lived.
I'm not going to list addresses or suburbs... I've moved 59 times in my life, so I'll just stick to main towns.
  1. Smith's Falls, Ontario (a good place to be from... if you catch my drift)
  2. Medicine Hat, Alberta
  3. Kelowna, British Columbia
  4. Seattle, Washington
  5. San Francisco, California
  6. Lethbridge, Alberta
  7. Orlando, Florida
  8. Red Deer, Alberta
I think I'm the last person in the blogosphere to get tagged with this meme, but if you haven't, please consider yourself tagged!


  1. Wow, you have lived SO many places! I have lived within 20 miles of Seattle my whole life, but love it. I am so excited for HP too!

    You are going to have a blast in NYC- I've only been once for a few days and wished I could've seen more of the bustling and beautiful city. Post pics! :)

    Thanks for the pep talk. Seriously, I need 'em.


  2. Oooh! Good list item--I'm excited for the HP movie too.

    And I just edited my own list, thanks to you. How could I have forgotten 'watermelon?' It's truly one of my very favorites! :)

  3. Dear Ms. Gamgee...that's a fantastic list! I love Watermelons too...and oranges!

    And maybe we will meet in a Disneyland some day!

    Ref: your comment on my blog...yes, in different lightings, I can see my father through me...and my eyes resemble my mother's.


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