It was Lisa's idea... so I thought I'd improve on it and add another category to make it a 7x7. I could post something wittier tonight, but it's simply not possible. The mental power gets used at work these days, which leaves me feeling like a braindead drooling idiot in the evening. Or maybe that's the drinking. Well, either way, here goes nuttin'.
7 things to do before I die:
- Visit Japan and eat real sushi
- Live or at least travel for an extended period of time in the South of France
- Be my own boss and run my own business for a while (and sell it and get rich...)
- Be in an amateur musical production again (hopefully not TOO amateur...)
- Learn to drive (soon)
- Record and write about my life enough to leave something behind for the future generations
- Know that I've achieved the things I've always wanted to do and just be happy with life
7 things I cannot do:
- Read a livejournal blog
- Watch an MTV-related channel without muting it more often than not
- Pretend I want babies any time soon
- Make roast potatoes as good as Andrew's
- Remember ANYTHING. My memory is absolutely horrible.
- Wear high heels and a dressy skirt for more than a few hours, I need my jeans
- Program anything in any language. I'd like to be able to but it's not currently part of my skillset...
7 things that attracted me to blogging:
- Being able to motormouth and talk complete codshit without anyone telling me to shut up (or if they do, I can delete their comments, hah!)
- The idea of recording life snippets to look back on years later
- Keeping a diary without ever having to handwrite or worry about losing my diary
- The idea of an online presence - Had some sort of personal online space since 1994, not about to give it up! How many 13 year old girls had their own website on 94?
- Being able to show-off that my hubby's a designer and made me a unique and very cool design
- Knowing that by writing my own, I'll end up reading some fascinating, interesting or lousy blogs, but at least I'll keep up with what's happening in that sphere of technology.
- Being able to tell ONCE what is happening in my life and directing friends and family, especially the ones across the Pond, to ze blog.
7 things I say the most:
- Did I really say/do that? I truly don't remember saying/doing that! (Andrew will vouch for my complete and utter lack of a memory of what I do)
- Pepperrell, that's P-E-Double P-E-Double R-E-Double L, yes, double everything.
- Andrew, you get up, it's your turn to go shower first this morning...
- OMG, I'm SO blogging that!
- American? I've known you this long and you think I'm American? You're SO blacklisted!
- I'm going to jump off a bridge... Where's the nearest one to the office, guys? (at which point they all gladly point me in the right direction... Are they trying to get rid of me or something?)
- Ooooh, I HAVE to have that gadget!
7 books I love:
- Three Quarters of the Orange, by Joanne Harris
- Any Jamie Oliver cookbooks, for their simplicity, beautiful pictures and for being so inspiring to try new things
- However mainstream the next two may be... Harry Potter collection, particularly the dark dark Triwizard Tournament one.
- DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, for being unusual and interesting
- 1984, because I only read it recently, having skipped Grade 10 English class when they read it.
- Bridget Jones books (not so keen on the movies), because she's so unpretentious and genuinely trying to figure stuff out, like the rest of us.
- I don't read enough books!
7 Movies I love:
- Lucky if I can find 7 movies, I'm not a big TV/Movies person... But definitely Hackers is up there as part of my collection of classics
- Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain is THE movie to remind me not to take life too too seriously
- L'Auberge espagnole, because it makes me dream of travelling again
- There, I'm already struggling to think of more movies...
- Because I can't think of any more movies...
- I'll fill up this space and say...
- La Course Destination Monde, while not a movie, was full of short movies that changed my views of the world and my life wouldn't have turned out the way it has if it hadn't been for it.
7 things you hold true at this very moment:
- I need a bare minimum of 7 hours of sleep to function properly, which is an improvement to my previous unbelievable grumpiness if I didn't get a full 8 hours
- Dooce is one of the coolest bloggers of all time
- Wearing high heels is an art which I haven't quite mastered at this point in time
- For the first time, I feel I'm learning new stuff in my job, unlike previous jobs where I felt my brain melting. This is exactly the feeling of constant learning and growth I've been looking to find since I left University
- Working on Mac in the office is much less frustrating than working on Windoze
- Blogging is fun, but sometimes it's hard work
- This was fun to fill in, but probably will make very little sense as a whole once I hit Publish.
Tadah! That's it! Good night!