Seventh son of a seventh son…

I was tagged by RoxyKnits, so here’s another meme (my definition: mind virus, spreading from person to person with amazing ease). New policy, as inspired by the oh-so-clever Imbrium – I’m not tagging anyone. If it sounds fun, go for it. We all need fresh blog fodder at some point, right?!

Seven Things to Do Before I Die (shamelessly lifted from my response to a previous meme)
1. Take a bicycling tour of Spain
2. Redo my kitchen
3. Learn Spanish (preferably before the first item on this list)
4. Complete my WIPs or admit that they’ll never be finished and rip them out
5. Bike across the United States – probably in stages
6. Meet someone I want to go out on more than one or two dates with
7. Become an exceptional knitter

Seven Things I Cannot Do
1. Tumbling – one of the great moments of high school was having mono and missing the tumbling unit one year
2. Get my blinds perfectly level – they all slope downhill to the right
3. Snap out of this ennui that has infected me for the past year or so
4. Get inspired to do home repairs or improvements – I would so rather hire it done
5. Break my addiction to Orville Redenbacher SmartPop! Kettle Korn
6. Eat bananas (ewwww)
7. Eat gluten (celiac disease)

Seven Things That Attract Me to Blogging
1. The fabulous people I have “met” via blogging and have come to enjoy and care about in a remarkably short time
2. Gets me writing, which I’m good at but haven’t done for years (beyond dreary technical documentation for work)
3. Got me interested in learning more about digital photography to improve my skills
4. Snapped me out of my knitting slump
5. I feel as if I’m part of a community
6. Allows me to express the “storyteller/entertainer” part of my self
7. Gives me something extremely interesting to do while I’m waiting for boring queries to run at work

Seven Things I Say Most Often
1. Get off the table!
2. Why are you meowing at me?!!
3. Where is SRM?!
4. It’s data entry, not rocket science.
5. Is it Friday yet?
6. I’ll have a large soy mocha, no whip, no bean.
7. No cats on the table!

Seven Books That I Love
1. White Noise – Don Delillo
2. High Tide in Tucson – Barbara Kingsolver
3. His Dark Materials (a trilogy) – Philip Pullman
4. the ever-increasing Newford books – Charles de Lint
5. Bellwether – Connie Willis (hysterical, yet led to one of the best discussions ever at my bookclub – because everything was on topic)
6. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice – Laurie R. King (she makes Sherlock Holmes sexy!)
7. Blue Jelly – Debby Bull

Seven Movies That I Watch Over and Over Again
1. The Matrix (original)
2. Fight Club
3. The Princess Bride
4. The Fifth Element
5. Amelie
6. Playing by Heart
7. The Crow

Ok, this was a completely separate meme from Hedgeblog, but since it has the seven thing going for it… “List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now.”
1. Little Drop of Poison – Tom Waits (from the Shrek 2 soundtrack)
2. Drinking Again – Haley Bonar
3. Attagirl – Bettie Serveert
4. I Need Some Sleep – The Eels (from the Shrek 2 soundtrack)
5. Lie Detector Test – Sage Francis
6. Take Your Carriage Clock and Shove It – Belle & Sebastian
7. Interstate 5 – The Wedding Present

Yes another meme, this time from StrangeLittleMama… Modified to fit the theme of sevens, of course.
TenSeven Things My Friends Like That I Don’t
1. Watching TV
2. Doing home projects
3. Going out to bars
4. Bananas
5. RPG games
6. Gardening
7. Running

And if you made it all the way to the end up that, your reward is… a gratuitous Chaos picture! (Gosh, what a surprise.)

23 thoughts on “Seventh son of a seventh son…”

  1. Aww, cute pose. Not watch TV? I just can’t wrap my brain around that. And I’m the one who had the apartment without a TV at all for years. Which might explain it. Or not.

    Charles de Lint of course, but I like Connie Willis too. Her Doomsday Book is my fave because the Black Plague fascinates me.

  2. I love the meme, and will use it at once to display lots of random information about myself. heh.

    Don’t take this the wrong way, but Chaos is a total camera hussy, isn’t he?? πŸ™‚

  3. Wow! Our movie tastes are very, very similiar. All but #6 are some of my favorite. I’ve never heard of Playing By Heart, but given the rest, I’ll have to add it to my queue. Thanks!

  4. I have to admit that the voyeur in me likes these memes. I think they are a great way to learn more about each other. So, thanks for sharing!

  5. I loved the seven things which attracted you to blogging as they are pretty much the things which I find attractive about blogging. I didn’t really think I would get into blogging but it has been lovely people like you who are so encouraging with your kind words and comments and gratuitous cat photos which have spurred me on to blog some more.

    Chaos looks gorgeous and a little mischievious in today’s photo. Jasper has been in and out looking very cute.

  6. I LOVE reading other people’s memes – not so much doing them myself…

    And, I have to confess, towards the end, while still interested, I found myself thinking, “but, but, donde Chaos?” Thanks for his pic at the end! I’m sadly addicted to your cat!

  7. Amelie and the Fifth Element? could you be, like, a french movies fan??? love the pictures of Chaos, of course, as usual. I feel like I own this cat now!

  8. The memes really do tell a lot about a person!

    I didn’t catch the banana references before — J only likes bananas in OJ-soymilk-banana smoothies.. otherwise he won’t touch them ;o)

  9. Hola! Que tal?

    See, I’ve started already.

    I forgot about Fight Club. I love that film. All that violence and fighting….sigh πŸ˜‰

    Totally understand the date thing. Boy you have to kiss a lot of frogs….still surprises me that I managed to find someone worth marrying. And i had to go to Bali to do that!

    Can I show off???? I’ve frogged all my WIPs that were hanging around and only have a bag half done and the front of a vest top to be done. Boy, it feels real good πŸ™‚

  10. I’m so with you on meeting a guy who you want to go out on more than 2 dates with. UGHHH!! Maybe there are better men in KC. Who knows…


  11. I like RPG games – how do you think the Vampire got into them?

    That Chaos is the most photogenic animal… he must be a handful, but doesn’t it make up for it that he’s such a constant source of entertainment? (Esp. for your blogging buddies, who can enjoy him without worrying about their Baskets)

    Have you *read* Princess Bride?

  12. My vet gave me a little tip that has kept my shitty kitty off the kitchen counters and table. Rather than use a water bottle as a consequence of bad kitty behavior, she recommended that canned air used to remove dust from computers and such. Just a slight ruffle of the fur near her tummy is all it takes. She doesnÒ€ℒt like the air can, but doesnÒ€ℒt associate it with me, so an empty air can placed near a no-no area will keep her away and out of trouble. ItÒ€ℒs been well over a year since she has jumped on the table.

  13. I been to your site several times from linking to others and I’m taking you up on the 7’s meme. Love the gratuitous positioning of “cat” in so many many pics – are there really any where Chaos does not appear? He/she must be very gentle since he/she seems to have almost unlimited access to your knitting “stuff”!! I’m afraid my two labbie girls would DESTROY – they would most assuredly try to eviserate (sp?) all the yarn balls!!

  14. Love your lists of sevens. Did you know there is a 30th Anniversary edition of the Princess Bride book out? I found it yesterday. Love your writing style and the pictures of Chaos.

  15. I realize that you wrote this a gajillion years ago but the celiac thing caught my eye. I’m allergic to wheat and feel your pain, sister. πŸ™‚ So do you have any great recipes you can share?

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