Friday, December 09, 2005

Friday Meme

Tagged by David:

Seven Things

Seven things to do before I die:
1. See my kids grown, independent, and happily married
2. Enjoy my grandkids
3. Be a part of something meaningful
4. Dream again
5. Make new friends
6. Get organized and get my affairs in order
7. Grow up

Seven things I cannot do:
1. Throw, catch, or hit a ball
2. Run (my phys ed teachers hated me)
3. Hurt someone's feelings intentionally
4. Drink more than 2 margaritas
5. Remember stuff
6. Finish my to-do list
7. Keep those 5 pounds off

Seven things that attract me to my husband:
1. His forearms ;)
2. His chest and shoulders
3. The sparkle in his eyes
4. His honesty and wisdom
5. His kindness
6. His laugh and sense of humor
7. What a great dad he is

Seven things I say most often:
1. What?
2. Just a minute.
3. I don't know.
4. I don't remember.
5. Nigh, night. (I accidentally said this to the lady at Walmart the other day.)
6. Hey you.
7. Really!

Seven books (or series) I love:
(I have to admit, I love biblical fiction, it's all about the story)
1. Israel, My Beloved - Kay Arthur
2. The Book of God - Walter Wangerin
3. The Lion of Judah series - Gilbert Morris
4. Chronicle of Kings series - Lynn Austin
5. Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers (and all her other books)
6. anything by Kirsten Heitzmann
7. My chronological Bible

Seven movies I watch over and over again:
(more than once, I don't typically watch movies over and over)
1. Return to Me
2. Lord of the Rings
3. Braveheart
4. Man from Snowy River
5. Matrix
6. Shining Through
7. First Knight

Seven people I want to join in, too:
Do it if you want. I'd love to see your answers.


Bruce said...

Man From Snowy River...Grace, you are truly a woman with taste.


Jamie Arpin-Ricci said...

If you love Biblical fiction, you MUST get Anne Rice's new novel, "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt". Run, don't walk!


Pam Hogeweide said...

Seven things to do before I die:

1. laundry
2. the dishes
3. grocery shop
4. freeze meals
5. clean the house
6. stock up on toilet paper
7. check my email
(whenever I go out of town I have a myriad of tasks to accomplish so my household won't fall apart)

Seven things I cannot do:

1. the splits
2. make pretty Christmas bows
3. bake pies
4. sit quietly when a rousing discussion is within earshot
5. get a manicure
6. wear high heels
7. wear flowery dresses
(as you can see I'm not very girly)

Seven things that attract me to my husband:

1. that he works hard
2. when he plays with the kids
3. taking me through the door of a decent restaurant
4. going shopping with me ( I once surprised him in Wal Mart when I jumped on him and said, "This is really turning me on")
5. Going boogie boarding together
6. Having rousing discussions about God, faith or church (which rarely happens as this kind of talk is actually undesirable to Jerry)
7. His inability to pretend to be something he is not no matter the social/religious consequences

Seven things I say most often:

1. Are you working this weekend?
2. Dinner's ready
3. Time for bed
4. Get your shoes on
5. God, help
6. I don't know
7. Where's my glasses?
(I'm so domesticated)

Seven books (or series) I love:

1. The Pleasures of Loving God by Mike Bickle
2. Searching for God Knows What by Don Miller
3. The Courage to Write by Ralph Keyes
4. Soul Survivor by Philip Yancey
5. The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
6. The Dictionary
7. Home and Garden Cookbook (the one with the red and white checkered notebookish cover, a classic)
(as you can see there is not one fiction book on this list. I rarely ever read a novel)

Seven movies I watch over and over again:

1. The Spongebob Squarepants movie
3. The Scarlet Letter
4. Urban Cowboy
5. Star Wars
6. The Devil's Advocate
7. Gladiator
(this is an eclectic list, isn't it? I have my reasons why each movie appeals to me and continues to capture my attention)

Seven people I want to join in, too:

1. Bill Gates
2. Donald Trump
3. Martha Stewart
4. Spongebob Square Pants
5. Bono
6. my friend Tracey
7. Joseph, a homeless guy I met recently and talked with at length. He is the smartest street guy I ever met.

Well, that was fun. We should play together more often Grace :-). I'll ask my mom if you can come to my house next time.


grace said...

Thanks Bruce.

Jamie, I'm going to see if our library has it.

Pam, thanks for sharing your answers. I was going to include cleaning closets, etc in my list to do before I die, but it sounded so depressing.

You can play at my house anytime, since your house is CLOSED! :)

fr'nklin said...

Seven things to do before I die:

1. Go to Tuscany...and write a book.
2. Take each of my children to Israel (all together?!?!)
3. Watch Duke win the National Championship (I almost did a few years back...lost in the championship game...sigh)
4. Get a Ph.D. in Religion from
5. Watch all my children get married...and baptize a grandchild;).
6. Watch my wife get her nursing degree!
7. Dance with my wife on our 25th wedding anniversary.

Seven things I cannot do:

1. Wire a ceiling fan.
2. Hammer a nail in straight.
3. Cook a decent meal.
4. Go to The Olive Garden and not get Tiramasu.
5. Stop reading books.
6. Stop staring at my wife!
7. Keep those 5 pounds off.

Seven things that attract me to my wife:

1. Her grace.
2. Her smile.
3. Her mysterious eyes (she moves in mysterious ways!)
4. Her toes (they're really nice;)
5. Her LIPS (Angelina got nuthin' on her!)
6. Her laugh
7. She is the greatest mother in the whole world!

Seven things I say most often:

1. What?
2. Let me clarify..."Oh stink"...or just a plain old..."STINK!"
3. Huh?
4. If you always do what you've always done you'll always get what you've always gotten.
5. I love you.
6. Kiss me.
7. Nice...

Seven books (or series) I love:

1. Desiring God - John Piper
2. Life Together - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
3. Father Joe - Tony Hendra
4. Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
5. A New Kind of Christian Trilogy - Brian McLaren
6. Ishmael - Daniel Quinn
7. The Kite Runner

Seven movies I watch over and over again:
(more than once, I don't typically watch movies over and over)

1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Lord of the Rings
3. Braveheart
4. The Matrix
5. O Brother Where Art Thou?
6. Gladiator
7. Shawshank Redemption

grace said...

Good answers fr'nklin. I left you a comment at your blog.

David Cho said...

Thanks for participating. Did you like all three of the Lord of the Rings movies? I only _loved_ the first one.

grace said...

We watched them one after another, so to me, they just seemed like parts of one long movie. I'd probably have to see them a few more times to pick a favorite of the three.

By the time we finished the three, I could do a perfect gollam (sp?), creeped my hubby and kids out. I went around for days saying "my precious."