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Friday, December 30, 2005


Perhaps, given time, this will actually turn into a real blog. Right now I'm writing here because Al at City Hippy tagged me with a meme he had done in his own blog, and I don't seem to be able to resist. It's not the sort of thing we do in The Blue Voice, where we must remain pretty political (I'm not sure about those 12 Days of Christmas that Marcia Ellen is doing, but there they are! historical, if not political). Anyway, here goes:

1. 7 Things to Do Before I Die:
As this time gets closer, the things I want to do kind of narrow down. Maybe that's being too realistic? Maybe it's good to have impossible dreams?
1. Swim with wild dolphins.
2. Hike a good portion of the Appalachian Trail.
3. Learn to snowshoe in the forest.
4. Learn an Asian language.
5. Spend more time with far-flung friends.
6. See how the children in my life turn out as they grow up.
7. Grow really wonderful organic tomatoes.

2. 7 Things I Can't Do:
1. Speak an Asian language.
2. Save money.
3. Hide my true feelings.
4. Knit.
5. Play a musical instrument well.
6. Wear high heels.
7. Perfect my butterfly stroke.

3. 7 Things That Attract Me to Blogging.
1. Meeting interesting new people and often forming community with them.
2. Learning and writing about new things.
3. Evangelizing about the environment.
4. Swimming in the wave of information, education, ideas, that is the Internet.
5. Having a place to publish what I write.
6. A good way to procrastinate doing other things.
7. Can't think of another one.

4. 7 Things I Say Most Often.
1. It's okay.
2. Oh shit!
3. Sure you can.
4. Yikes!
5. I love you.
6. Is there any more ice cream?
7. I'm sooooooo tired.

5. 7 Books I Love.
Now, really......only seven? This will be random, there are so many more than seven.
1. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver.
2. The Earthsea Trilogy, Ursula K. Leguin (hah, see, I worked in three here!)
3. American Gods, Neil Gaiman
4. The Art of Eating, MFK Fisher
5. The Movie Goer, Walker Percy
6. Never in a Hurry, Essays on People and Places, Naomi Shihab Nye
7. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Anne Tyler

6. 7 Movies I Watch Again and Again.
Now really......only seven?
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Casablanca
3. Shrek 1
4. Don Juan de Marco
5. Calendar Girls
6. Secaucus Seven
7. Angels in America 1 and 2 (cheating again?)

7. 7 People I Want to Join in This too.

1. Tankwoman, one of my blogging partners at The Blue Voice.

2. Theresa Williams, an old friend from AOL Journals, now at Blogspot.

3. Robin, ditto.

4. Jenn, a friendly antagonist at TBV.

5. Johnny Depp

6. KD Lang

7. Lily Tomlin