Monday, March 16, 2009

Eight Things...

About a month ago Christy tagged me for this "Eight Things" meme. It's taken me forever, but I've finally finished. For some of these I really had to struggle to get eight. Here they are – in no particular order:

Eight things about me:
  • I’m short, only 5”6’, but I have size 10 feet.
  • I’m a total geek.
  • I can remember almost anything set to music.
  • I love pizza.
  • I could drink Diet Coke pretty much constantly all day long - if I could afford it.
  • I read fast – averaging about 100 pages an hour.
  • I like Star Trek.
  • I have to wear custom made orthotic arch supports in my shoes. Combine that with the size ten feet and you have very limited footwear options.
Eight TV Shows I watch:
  • Mythbusters
  • Intervention
  • What Not to Wear
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Judge Judy
  • Stargate SG1
  • House

Eight restaurants I enjoy:
  • The City Park Grill (Petoskey, MI)
  • The Jockey Club (Mackinac Island, MI)
  • The Mustang (Mackinac Island, MI)
  • Chee Peng (St. Ignace, MI)
  • The Pier (Harbor Springs, MI)
  • Tokyo (Petoskey, MI)
  • Tony’s (Birch Run, MI)Pretty much any restaurant that isn’t one of the three on the island that stay open year-round.

Eight things that happened today:
  • I dried the condensation on all my upstairs windows.
  • We took the kids out for a special breakfast and we were the only people in the restaurant.
  • I had about five cups of coffee. Which was way above my normal caffeine intake.
  • I fed live meal worms dipped in calcium to a friend's lizards this morning.
  • Before noon I had already done five loads of laundry.
  • I watched my husband's new toy, a Roomba, vacuum my living room.
  • I sang and danced to Harry Belafonte tunes with my son and daughter.
  • I crossed the ice twice - shuttling friends so they wouldn't have to leave their snowmobiles on the mainland.
Eight things I look forward to:
  • Time with my husband and children.
  • My trip to Egypt in 11 days. (More on this very soon.)
  • Uploading and viewing my photos.
  • Sewing time.
  • The new Meijer opening nearby (only an hour away) this summer.
  • Spring!
  • The new Star Trek movie coming in May.
  • The Harry Potter movie opening in June.

Eight things I wish for:
  • The end to these hard financial times.
  • To have my house paid off.
  • Good health for my family and friends.
  • For my children to grow up into good people.
  • To lose 10 pounds.
  • That no child on Earth knew about hunger or war. To have my house magically clean itself while I slept.
  • For all my students (and their parents) to care about their schoolwork.
Eight songs I just listened to:
  • Mary Miche – Kookaburra
  • Mary Miche – Dirt Made My Lunch
  • Sister Suffragette (From the Mary Poppins soundtrack)
  • Brothers and Sisters (From the Free to be You and Me soundtrack)
  • Song of the Lakes – Benzie Rover
  • Barenaked Ladies – The Old Apartment
  • Barenaked Ladies – Wind it Up
  • Oren Lavie – Her Morning Elegance

Eight favorite Movies:
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Witness
  • Ever After
  • The Piano
  • Mulan
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • Apollo 13
  • Sleepless in Seattle
Eight people I tag:
Since the cube root of eight is two, the math geek in me hopes only tagging two people is OK.



Valerie said...

I can remember almost anything set to music.

- Hahaha, I memorized a significant portion of the periodic table in college by singing it to the tune of an old Cool Whip commercial. I can still remember the first 22 ;)

Anonymous said...

You aren't short.....because if you are, so am I! And I don't think you are a Geek....just smart!

The WoodLand School said...

Diet Coke! Mythbusters! Sewing! Some of my favorite things, too.

And Egypt?!?! Do tell!!!

Amy Jo said...

Free to be You and Me Soundtrack - one of my favorites....I didn't think anyone else even knew about it!

Anonymous said...

I accept the challenge :-)

Loved learning more about you.

Betts said...

It was fun way to get to know you better.

Poppy said...

What a fun post, nothing wrong with being a geek I think I’m turning into one! :0)
Thanks for your comment…love Lou xxx

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

i have a couple questions for ya:
- what is meijer?
- going to egypt? are you serious?
and i have to say that i think it is fun feeding lizards.
this was enjoyable reading tonight.
but i do plan on getting more info on egypt plans.

kari and kijsa said...

Almost didn't add...because you had eight comments and it was so perfect with your post...but we are throwing it off with number nine...because we loved this! Great answers-fun post!
kari & kijsa

Florence said...

I wonder if the arches in the shoes is sort of a hereditary issue...I've got to have those too.
That trip to Egypt sounds exciting.

Anonymous said...

Egypt! I am so excited for you! Can't wait to hear about it.

Mama Said Sew said...

Thanks for playing along Liz! I'm with you on the Diet Coke...morning, noon and night! :)
Can't wait to hear more about your upcoming trip.

Anonymous said...

You are not the only 5'6" person with size 10 shoes. I wear New Balance mens shoes.I have an Insert too, that is why I wear the man size 4E wide. Roseanna Oliver