Thursday, September 4, 2008

I Just Don't Know....

When AsthmaGirl tagged me for a meme a few weeks ago, I dutifully put it on my to do list.  And a funny thing happened to me with this one; I have been thinking about this almost every day because I keep changing my answers.  Then I think back on what my answers would have been 10 years ago.  And they are vastly different.  I am still a work in progress, but I think it's going in a positive direction. 

Anyway, here we go:

7 Things I plan to do before I die:

1) Dance at my grandchildren's weddings
2) Go to Tibet
3) Go to Bali
4) Be published. On paper.
5) Know all the conventions for Bridge
6) Make a difference
7) Have no regrets

7 Things I can do:

1) Love unconditionally
2) Be self-sufficient
3) Listen
4) Be there
5) Speak up
6) Laugh at myself
7) Tell the truth

7 Things I cannot do:

1) Swallow a pill
2) Tell a lie
3) Live with my natural hair color
4) Be around smoke
5) Pull a tick off the dog
6) Eat eggplant or cilantro
7) Program my pedometer

7 Things that attract me to the opposite sex:

1) Honesty
2) Genuine caring for those less fortunate
3) Emotional and physical fitness
4) Well-read
5) Environmentally savvy
6) Manners
7) Smile

7 Things I say most often:

1) What are y'all doing?
2) Do you need anything from the store?
3) Gah
4) Are you hot, or is it me?
5) What do you want for dinner?
6) I don't like it
7) Where's my puppy?

7 Celebrity crushes:

1) Sean Connery
2) Clark Gable
3) Kelsey Grammar
4) Tom Brokaw
5) David Sedaris
6) Candice Bergen
7) Cybill Shepard

Tagging no one, but want to know how hard coming up with these responses is/was for y'all.  This was a real challenge for me.  I love my female tags.  And that's it. Amen.


Laura ~Peach~ said...

i left you a comment back on my blog and updated my post from earlier today... when I take my pills I usually take 5 or more at a time... every once in a blue moon they back fire on me but not often.
Hugs Laura

noble pig said...

You can't swallow a pill? Why does this make me laugh. Do they put them in peanut butter for you? He-he.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Oh, I can't believe you don't like cilantro. OK, I won't douse every single solitary thing with it when you visit...or, as you say, maybe we should just eat out. Yeah, that's probably better.

Yeah, if the number was 3 or 4 instead of 7 it would have been easier. I spent a better part of a work day doing this, because Lord knows I don't want to do actual "work" at work.

I hope you get published one day too.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

as bob barker used to hear whats his face say.... COME ON DOWN :) I had some cheese n mac for breakfast :) and I am thinking i really should go back to bed soon LOL and digest... whats funny is I had no idea how EXHAUSTED I was ... but they all seemed to love it and that makes me HAPPY!

Flea said...

I love your list of can't do's. :)

Bear Naked said...

I agree with you about not being able to live with my natural hair colour. Mine is and always has been mouse brown. Yuck!!
I get so many different shades of highlights and lowlights done with foils that an aluminum company would consider me there best customer.

Bear((( )))

Anonymous said...

Clark Gable is always a correct choice!

What is this natural hair color you speak of?

Starwoodgal said...

Great Lists!

kim-d said...

I really like your lists! You are the only other person I know of, besides myself, that finds Tom Brokaw (somewhat oddly) attractive. There's just somethin'...And Cybill Shepherd! When I was in 9th grade, I sat in front of my make-up mirror with a tweezer and a Glamour magazine with Cybill on the cover, and tweezed my brows really thin like hers. They never grew back, but that's okay. She was/is pretty beautemous, in my book--and the spirit! So, just wanted you to know I appreciate the effort you put into your lists!

Caution Flag said...

Just so you know, Tom Brokaw and Caution have been doing the dirty for years. Now that Chris Cuomo has moved in, I'll let you have Tom.

Lisa J said...

That was interesting, I love reading those things about people. I could do ok with it till you get to the 7 celebrity crushes. I don't have any. I don't know if I could even name 7 actors!

Daryl said...

Except for Brokaw I'm with you ... my sister and Husband both have pill issues ... Sissies!

Try a little applesauce .. or man up and dry swallow them .. I do it with 4 every morning ... ME STRONG WOMAN!


Deb said...

I totally understand the fact that you cannot swallow a pill. There is nothing worse! One of my children couldn't swallow a pill at all and of course, she was the sicker of the two. One year, she asked me, "Mom, what do you want for your birthday?" I answered, "Learn to swallow a pill for me!" She was now about 13. She practiced on M & M's and had it down pact by Mother's Day which was 2 weeks apart!
There's hope!

Keetha said...

Oh! Clark Gable! Sean Connery! Yes, indeedy.

You play bridge? You go. You must be very smart. I play when the family gathers but I almost always leave the table feeling in awe of everyone else's ability. I generally stick to Hummble or Cranium. More my speed.

You're right - Greg Iles is from Mississippi - Natchez, I believe. I met him last year at a book signing at The Alluvian. He was gracious and genuine. Easy to talk to. True Evil will freak you out - just saying.

Living on the Spit said...

I love these lists as it's a great way to peek inside a person. I can tell you are awesome!

Krysta said...

i love your list... can you swallow a pill if you drank some chardonay with it?

TSannie said...

You forgot looking at wet earthworms... :-)
You can't look at wet earthworms, 'member???

Sassy said...

I read your lists and know why I really like you and have never met you...I love Clark Gable and Sean Connery as well...I love the importance you place on honesty...I am sorry about your pill problem...maybe you could just mash them and then snort them...who knows I 've never done that but it's an idea...letting people see who you are is always difficult for me but I do love learning about everybody this way...

Rebeckah said...

I saw your comment on Chesapeake Bay Woman's post and I came over to say hi. I had to do this a few posts ago and it was HARD! I totally agree : ). I love that you can't live with your natural hair color! Me too! What does "gah" mean? Why do you say it? I am sure it is a lovely thing to say! God bless!

Tonjia said...

wow that is some meme!! its hard to think of all of those things isnt it?

your list is amazing.

Country Girl said...

Wet earthworms work for me. It's the dry ones I can't look at. They struggle to get where they're going and oh, it just gets me upset thinking about it!!!

Susiewearsthepants said...

I confess to having a short attention span. I ADORE reading the meme's others have written, but lack the fortitude to complete one myself. I find I COULD live with my natural hair color.....if it wasn't turning white.

holly said...

give me all your eggplant that has been well cooked.

and do you have regrets now? don't you generally plan to do things you haven't yet done, so somehow in that logic it means you *do* have regrets. don't. and if you got that last sentence, you win a gold star. bob knows *i* don't get it.