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Sunday, February 26, 2006

I have been tagged by Pat at Past Imperfect for:

Seven things to do before I die:
1. pay off my house and be financially secure
2. travel travel travel…to Greece, Italy, the south of France, Africa, and Amanwana (of course)
3. have my environmental foundation fully funded with permanent staff and making an impact
4. do more international work
5. continue to volunteer; Red Cross and other organizations
6. learn learn learn and teach teach teach
7. become more politically active

Seven things I cannot do:
1. add without using my fingers
2. make fudge
3. enjoy myself around my in-laws
4. go to bed without brushing my teeth
5. wear socks around the house, even in winter
6. ride roller coasters
7. read minds

Seven things that attract me to my Other Half:
1. his love and care for our children
2. his love and care for me
3. his compassion in general
4. his intelligence and love of books and travel
5. his work ethic and strength of character
6. his cheerfulness and ability to really never be gloomy (unlike me)
7. his humour

Seven things I say:
1. get out from underneath the coffee table
2. the house is not the playground
3. blow your nose
4. crap
5. oh shit
6. fergodssakes
7. oopsie

Seven films I love:
1.The English Patient
2. Chocolat
3. The Constant Gardener
4. Out of Africa
5. anything with Johnnie Depp
6. Dead Poet’s Society
7. It’s a Wonderful Life

Seven books I love: (I can go on and on here…only 7?!?!; these were just the first ones that came to mind)

1. anything by Toni Morrison, but Beloved is my favourite.
2. A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr (and his newest: The Lost Painting)
3. anything by Jose Saramaggo, but Blindness was my favourite.
4. Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen
5. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
6. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
7. Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom

Seven people to tag: Any seven who choose to do so…

  1. Blogger Mise en Place said:

    What a great list.....yeah, Crap is a big one for me too, lol.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Johnny Depp = delicous!
    Love Mitch Albom, huge fan :)

  1. Blogger Maddy said:

    Great post! I love the Constant
    Gardener - I could watch that film
    over and over for the sheer
    deep pool love he had for Tessa-
    oopsie! and of course ANY film
    with Johnny Depp and
    I LOVE Little Women.


  1. Blogger x said:

    blow your nose is my motto especially during the winter. Can i say one thing that DOESN'T attract me to my other half: He says "blow your nose" to our son during lunch.
    Great list. Happy Monday, have a nice week xxxx

  1. Blogger Alysa said:

    if you ever get that environmental foundation going I would gladly work for you :) I would even relocate.
    Hope all is lovely.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Crap is just a good word.

    Both great in different ways!

    I just watched the Constant Gardener this weekend; wonderful!

    During lunch?! No no no...
    Happy Monday to you and I hope your week is good too, when are you getting your computer back?

    I hope all is well with you this week and you are wonderful to offer; you would be a compassionate and hard working person, I know!

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Your other half sounds like a winner. :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I do :)
    (although the tag did not ask for seven annoying things about him :)

  1. Blogger Miss A said:

    I love Toni Morrison too. I am liking your blog, I just got tagged with the seven things meme as well.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    You have an enviromental foundation? I'd love to hear more about that.

    We have many items in common, including an inability to make fudge. It's a complex scientific process, you know!

  1. Blogger x said:

    i don't know Cathy! I'm going crazy. But really crazy this time. Not, cute crazy. Crazy axe murderer.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I visited you blog but didn't comment yet; will be back adn thanks for coming by!

    I will e-mail you.

    Oh no; I was worried you were not cute crazy. I e-mailed you....

  1. Blogger Foxy said:

    i have to read little women, and yes johnny depp all the way! :)

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Wonderful plans for the future - I really hope you can do all of that :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Even better; get a children's version and then share it with your girls!

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Loved your list.

    You know I used to be able to ride roller coasters and all sorts of other rides. One day about ten years ago I got off one of those things and said never again. My husband has to grab kids to go with him now.


  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Great lists! :)

    The English Patient is one of my favourite films. I'll never tire of the opening scene as they fly over the desert... Beautiful!

  1. Blogger JM said:

    I like these surveys. It teaches us about one another.

  1. Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said:

    Great list, Cathy. Hope you are doing well. Didn't get a chance to post any comments yesterday, you sounded a bit down. Take care, Meow

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Thank you for not tagging me I still have one to do. possibly tomorrow or the next or the next....

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Devil Mood;
    Probably not, but a girl can dream, and I say dream big! :)

    They make me sick. The last one I went on my fingers were holding the bar so tighly that the attendant had to physically unfurl them and pull me off. Shear terror!

    That scene is one of the best in all the movies I've ever seen.

    Read and learn...:)

    Not so much down; just stressed by overwhelming amounts of work.

    No problem; no added stress needed!

  1. Blogger Neo said:

    Cathy - Thanks for not tagging me! LOL

    I can't wear socks in the house either! My toes need to be free!! ;)

    Peace & Hugs,

    - Neo

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