Saturday, October 22, 2005

Those Dastardly Sevens

At the behest of MIM I have been asked to do a "Meme." What is a Meme you ask? I haven't the foggiest, but I think it gives people who don't know you the chance to get to know you by writing about yourself. Which is what I am doing with this blog anyway, but whatever. I'll give it a shot. This is a list of "Sevens."

7 Things I Want to Do Before I Die
1. Have intelligent, happy children who will fist fight to care for me in my old age
2. Adopt a child (Why you ask as it seems I have no control over the two I have? I just do.)
3. Go to a cooking class with SoNotMartha in Tuscany. I'm locked in since she already said she wanted to do it, but we would have a lot of fun!
4. Live in a foreign country for at least a year
5. Be married to my husband for a minimum of 50 years and love him as much as I do today
6. Love on a truckload of grandchildren
7. Write an autobiographical cookbook. Chapters would include food of my youth (Polish food, food containing government cheese or dried milk), the "college years" (will be a short chapter as I only had $11/week to spend on food) and now.

7 Things I Cannot Do
1. Be on an airplane without thinking I will die
2. Resist buying shoes for myself and my daughters
3. Kiss and hug my kids enough
4. Shake my poor self image
5. Watch The Sound of Music without crying
6. Paint my nails
7. Make my mother realize that she CAN snap out of her depression and be a functioning, happy person with some help

7 Things That Attract Me To The Opposite Sex
1. The ability to find my idiosyncrasies charming
2. Intelligence
3. Not afraid to speak his mind without being a jackass about it
4. Well read
5. Honesty
6. Secure in his baldness
7. Good Credit

7 Things I Say Most Often
1. Shut UP! (The way Elaine from Seinfeld did without the pushing)
2. Whaaa?
3. Just a minute...
4. I love you more than chocolate ice cream!
5. Dammit (not around the chillins)
6. No WAY!(or Get OUT!)
7. True Dat

7 Celebrity Crushes
1. John Cusack
2. John Cusack
3. John Cusack
4. Scott Baio
5. Matt Damon
6. Don Cheadle
7.Alice Cooper (not really--just checking to see if you have died of boredom yet!)

7 People I Want To Do This
1. Definitely my friend Erin
2. My Cincinnati Soul-Sista Misfit --who knew there were two Misfits in one town?
3. Jenette, another Cincinnatian!

I have some very interesting friends who do not blog (but should) and should do this:
4.Jen Z--Oh the stories she has...
5. Amy N.--we met in Lamaze and have daughters 2 weeks apart.
6. Stevo--is in the movie biz--oh the stories he has...
7. Mark--Managed Cafeteria and Brasserie in NYC--Oh, the stories...


The June Cleaver Diaries said...

Whatever, hooker. You are NOT locked in to Tuscany. I'll just take Suburban Misfit with me, since SHE'S your soul sister. (fade out to Fatal Attraction music in background)

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

BTW, Stevo, if you read this, I'll PAY you to start a blog.

Jenette said...

My name made it in your blog! tee hee!

MIM said...

First, sounds like it would be best if you didn't piss off NotSoMartha.

Second, GREAT list! I pretty much relate to to your entire "Things I Cannot Do" list. And, boy are you brave to admit crushing on Scott Baio -- that made me laugh out loud! Chachi!! YEAH!

Susan said...

What's wrong with Alice Cooper?

I miss being able to say SHUT UP (although I say it like Stacey London, of course) because Henry will remind me that it is a BAD WORD. Yeah, right.

Queen of Ass said...

Is it really possible to love someone more than chocolate ice cream? I'm not so sure....

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

Listen to MIM.

Candace said...

OH! I missed this, somehow.

I'll get to it this week, I promise!

alice, uptown said...

I almost fell over when I read that good credit made the list of what attracts you to the opposite sex. At this point in my life, he should not only have good credit, but an excellent retirement plan, good health insurance, and an income that would allow me to pursue whatever I chose without need to consult a budget. Otherwise, there's no point in getting married.

SkinnyCritic said...

Okay, I'm working on a blog. True to my form it has a title and and idea and not a lot of substance otherwise. In the meantime, I did your list of 7's.

Here goes:

Things I Want to Do Before I Die

1. Out of the blue in the middle of a workday, announce that I'm stepping out for a bit. Then drive to the airport and buy 2 tickets to someplace exotic. Then call work and quit. Then call my husband and tell him to go to the airport and pick up his ticket and meet me in the aforementioned exotic place.
2. Be a grandmother as well as my grandmothers did it.
3. Write and publish the story of my life with my parents and brothers
4. Deepen my faith
5. Chuck as many worldly possessions as I can and go help people somewhere for at least a year.
6. Teach in a university again.

7 Things I Cannot Do

1. Get pregnant, apparently.
2. Wipe a smirk off my face quickly enough for anybody’s liking
3. Give up hope
4. Eat eggs. It actually makes me shudder to think of it.
5. Remember everyone’s birthday appropriately and with card and gifts mailed on time in at least one calendar year.
6. Think of the 7th thing in any of these lists.

7 Things That Attract Me To The Opposite Sex

1. Sense of humor – a sharp wit
2. Gentle demeanor
3. Resourcefulness
4. Skinny hips
5. Self-reliance
6. Intelligence

7 Things I Say Most Often

1. I’m not very smart.
2. She was my roommate at one time.
3. Hooray!
4. Thank you.
5. Oh, I’m sorry.
6. So this is what I was making myself laugh about the other day…

7 Celebrity Crushes

1. Paul Newman
2. Gregory Peck – when he was alive and dashing
3. Peter O’Toole
4. Don Cheadle
5. Dennis Quaid. No one else can hear it but he says my name 17 times in The Big Easy.
6. Idris Elba – Stringer Bell from the Wire

7 People I Want To Do This

1. My Elvis Grandmother who is 87 years old.
2. Rose Keenan
3. Misfit Hausfrau’s Baby Girl because I think her answers would be so fantastic and funny.
4. Dennis Quaid so he can say that “Date Jen” is in the top 7 things he wants to do before he dies.
5. My husband, because I’m dying to see if there’s anything he’ll admit that he can’t do, dammit.
6. Laurie Notaro, because her writing always makes me laugh and I’m sure she’d do a good job at this.