30 May 2006

Sevens? Heavens!

Okay, really, I know you've about had it with me and lists, but this one's at ~j.'s request. I'll try not to repeat myself on stuff from the last meme I played, or the Happy Hundred.

7+ THINGS I WANT TO DO BEFORE I DIE:
1. make it all the way through a healthy pregnancy and get a cute baby at the end, then repeat as able and/or adopt
2. swim with confidence
3. travel with Rob
4. read too much
5. develop my talents and finish my degree, maybe more
6. get fit
7. have my calling and election made sure
8. hire a maid

7 THINGS I CANNOT DO:
1. roll my r's
2. change past events
3. sing beautifully
4. sleep without dreaming, not even when it's a quick nap
5. do a cartwheel
6. naturally walk with my toes turned out
7. forget how raw and sore my tongue felt after I pried it loose from a frozen pole when I was small

7 x 2 + 4 THINGS THAT ATTRACTED ME TO MY SPOUSE:
1. his dem fine looks
2. his goodness, spirituality, commitment to the gospel, and the way he honors the priesthood
3. his intelligence and wit, and his fun-loving nature
4. his creativity and the energy he spends exploring talents
5. "The Dip" (maybe I'll blog about this memory someday)
6. our shared interests in music, art, films, books, etc.
7. good chemistry
8. Hare Krishna cuisine
9. Moab
10. the birthday picnic trip in a borrowed convertible
11. his kind, encouraging, forgiving nature
12. his taste in women (me)
13. his singing and songwriting
14. the Spirit
15. compatibility
16. walks in the rain
17. fun to snuggle
18. his homemade french bread

7 THINGS I SAY OFTEN:
1. (in reference to the phone ringing) "Don't answer that!" ~or~ "Let the machine get it!"
2. (in my most deadpan voice) "That's wonnerful."
3. "My hiney!" (learned this exclamation of mock disbelief/objection from my southern step-father--and it's gotta be said with a drawl)
4. "God's grandfather" (my name for that special category of unanswerable questions which occasionally wig one out and encourage anxious insomnia)
5. "The Ancestor" (my live-in grandmother)
6. "You're my favorite." (Rob's my favorite)
7. "Will you wake me up with you?"

7 THINGS MY GRANDMOTHER SAYS OFTEN:
1. "turdknocker" (dog, person, or other creature who is seen as rascally)
2. "pinchass and popcorn" (describing poor times)
3. "growny" (a child who behaves less than submissively)
4. "pyurt" (looking lively and alert--that's my best translation)
5. "Come here, I want to ask you something--how do you and Rob mess up so many dishes? Why don't you just use paper plates?"
6. "Gwanny looooooves dis baby boy . . . " (part of a song she sings to my dog while holding him on her lap)
7. "Are you and Rob really trying to have a baby?"

7 BOOKS I LOVE:
1. The Miss Spider series
2. Mama, Do You Love Me?
3. The Screwtape Letters
4. The Complete Works of Leslie Norris (hasn't been published yet, but it will be someday and I will love it)
5. Rootabaga Stories
6. The Chronic(what)cles of Narnia
7. The Tales of Br'er Rabbit

7 MOVIES I COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER:
1. Dreams
2. Cyrano de Bergerac (the French one with Gerard Depardieu)
3. Creature Comforts
4. Spirited Away
5. The Little Fugitive
6. The Magnificent Seven
7. Wings of Desire

7 PEOPLE FROM WHOM I'D LIKE TO HEAR 7 SEVENS:
1. Actually, I'd like to hear them from all my friends who haven't already played the game. Consider yourselves numbered.

12 comments:

AzĂșcar said...

I nearly put Wings of Desire onto my list!

Geo said...

Total eye candy. Make that Carina-worthy fondant. Rob and I still have occasional "Wings of Desire" moments where we read off our mental notes of amazing things we've seen--remember the two trenchcoated angels sitting in someone's convertible doing that?

". . . stromboli . . . "

Jamie said...

I have a poster on my laundry room wall that Paul and I made when we got home from the very spring break trip ("The Big Whoop Tour 1990")in which the birthday picnic occured IN THE DEADBEAT-MOBILE! ("I was good, I could talk a mile a minute") That was the week I met you! And I simply cannot believe you know the Chroni(what)cles of Narnia song!! It's one of our favorite tivo moments--it's been on the tivo for about 7 months now! :)

~j. said...

I would so love to hear you exclaim, "My hiney!" with the drawl.

Geo said...

james: Ah! More nice memories! Nice, nice! I've been continually blessed by our meeting. That was a joyous summer all-around.

I have my local bloggerette connections to thank for my knowing this song by heart now. Love it! "You can call us Aaron Burr from the way we're dropping Hamiltons . . . ."

~j.: Actually, though I say that one a lot, I don't usually inflict it on anyone outside the walls of Sundog B & B. Most Utahns don't seem to appreciate the finer points of the particular strain of hickdom that hails from the Deep South.

A Carolina joke for you, to prove my point:

Around Christmas, a salesman travelling through Lenoir County stopped at Deep Run to grab him a barbecue sandwich and some hush puppies. On the counter behind the girl who was taking the orders there was a real nice Nativity scene all set up with lights. The salesman leaned closer and noticed that the three kings visiting the baby Jesus each had on a shiny red fireman's helmet. He asked the girl what on earth they were wearing those things for, and she replied, "You mean you don't you know? Mister, the Holy Bible clearly tells us that on the night of Jesus' birth, three wise men came from a far . . . ."

~j. said...

TEE-HEE! My favorite points:

~to grab him a sandwich
~a real nice Nativity scene
~all set up with lights

The punchline is good too, but those three statements make it Suthu'n.

Johanna said...

This made me laugh and laugh (and sniffle). I love you!

Geo said...

~j.: I see you do have an ear for Southernisms! A kindred spir't? I'm so glad you picked out three of the embellishments I tacked onto this old joke. Talk about gratifying. ; )

joh: I always did love the combination of sunshine and rain. I love you too!

Julie said...

OK, I had to laugh at the "Are you and Rob really trying to have a baby?" Uhh, no, Grandma. That was just the pneumatic hammer thumping the floor that you heard last night. (I know, that was a bit risque, but I couldn't resist. I just hate it when people ask rude questions about procreation. I think they deserve a snappy comeback.)

Geo said...

Julie, what would you say to a job offer? I'd like to hire you to handle all my Ancestral Relations.

Julie said...

I'd accept in a heartbeat, but I hate conflict and confrontation. So maybe I wouldn't be the best candidate.

Geo said...

But wait, Julie, there are perks you haven't considered. For instance, how do you feel about grits?