Thursday, November 22, 2007

    The '8 Things' Meme

    I was tagged by Cellobella in the lovely city of Perth for this meme.

    Regular readers will know i'm not so good with the meme, but this one appealed, for some reason .. perhaps as a diversion to me droning on about the same ol', same ol' ? ....

    I liked the Music question best, as I don't talk about my passion for music much..


    8 Things I Am Passionate About

    My boy
    My husband
    My garden
    My house
    The smell of fresh cut grass
    The sun on my face
    Good friends, good times, good fun

    8 Things I Want to Do Before I Die

    Honestly, I think i'm doing it now. Is it ok to be completely fulfilled ?
    I used to want:

    to be married
    to have nice children
    and a nice husband
    and a nice house
    and a nice life
    with a nice garden
    to have some money to do the things I want to do
    and to be happy.

    But I don't want to die for a long time yet. I guess I just want to enjoy my oasis.

    8 Things I Say Often

    Don't touch my stuff !!
    Clean this up please. No, not later, NOW!
    Don't pull the cushions off the couch !
    What do you feel like for dinner ?
    What time will you be home tonight ?
    Do you think we can go to Bunnings ?
    You drive me NUTS !
    You're a funny little boy..

    8 Books I’ve Read Recently

    Captain's Purr - Madeleine Floyd
    Atonement - Ian McEwan
    House of Sand and Fog - Andre Dubus III
    CloudStreet - Tim Winton
    Santa's Great Reindeer Chase - Vincent Bourgeau
    Homesickness - Murray Bail
    Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
    1001 Backdated "Good Weekends" and "Sunday Lifes"

    8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over
    ( Cheating here: these are albums, not songs, that are permanently in my CD player... )

    Goldfrapp: Felt Mountain
    Gomez: Liquid Skin
    Freedom to Lounge ( a compilation of Lounge music from Freedom Furniture - suprisingly good, and on constant rotation for 5yrs now ! )
    The Cosmic Feast - Songs of Seduction : this one came with a cookbook - a combination of Frank Bennett, The Go-Betweens, Nick Cave, Dave Graney, Stephen Cummings, Bjork and the Cruel Sea... A most EXCELLENT mix !
    Jeff Buckley: Grace
    Coldplay : A Rush of Blood to the Head
    Air: Moon Safari
    The Royal Tenenbaums: Soundtrack

    8 Things that Attract Me to My Best Friends

    Offbeat humour
    Gossip and Stories of Scandal
    Good food
    Nice children ( where applicable )
    Sunny afternoons
    Good Times

    8 People Who Should Totally Do This Meme
    You ( x 8 )


    Cellobella said...

    Interesting music selection. :)

    And what did you think of Atonement - the movie is out soon... will you go and see it?

    Stomper Girl said...

    I like a girl who is happy with her life. (I'm happy with mine too)

    Melody said...

    I could listen to Grace everyday until I die...

    I agree with a lot of what you listed in this pretty cool meme. Might have to do this one. Not yet, but I will.

    Joke said...

    How do people determine that their meme is going to be the 8 (or 3 or 12) Things Meme?


    Uli said...

    We have quite similar music tastes. All of those, bar Freedom, are in my collection...

    And there's nothing wrong with being content. More power to you, in fact.

    nutmeg said...

    Seeing I love Jeff Buckley and Cold Play and many of the artists on the Cosmic Feast CD I am thinking I best check out Goldfrapp and the Royal Tenenbaums Soundtrack (and movie while I'm at it). I'm a bit of a sucker for a good soundtrack - I'm loving the first Sopranos at the moment. Also, just purchased the new Alicia Keys (lover her - 70's groove/funk)) and am a big folk/bluegrass fan and also recently purchased Alison Krauss' newie (if you like bluegrass, check her out; Shawn Colvin too). My music tastes are many and varied! (Also picked up Spice Girls best of - shhhhh - don't tell Mr J!)

    tracey petersen said...

    The way that people interact with their own children is a quality that I judge too. Nice children are never an accident, they come form sensible parents.

    bec said...

    Great playlist. If you like Jeff Buckley (and the rest on your playlist) you should try his dad, Tim: "Greetings from L.A."

    IMHO, Tim's the better man - but they both died young and tragic.

    ps - I think it's not only perfectly ok to be living your dream, it's also lovely that you can see it and appreciate it as it's happening!

    KikiMiss said...

    Don't pull the cushions off the couch ! - Hey, I say this about 10 times a day too! Annoys the crap out of me...I hate seeing the small cushions on the floor, but that goes with my cleaning obsession I think.

    Your music list did surprise and delight me...we're on the same page sista! ;-)

    Music for life...that's the way..

    meggie said...

    Nice meme.
    I love Gomez too.

    Fairlie said...

    Delete the Bunnings and funny little boy ones, and I say all your things often too! Especially the cushions off the couch one.

    Love your answers to this meme! It's not a crime to happy with your life.

    Damselfly said...

    I hope you enjoy your oasis for a long, long time to come.

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