Saturday, November 17

L8 edition

Gabriella tagged me for that crazy eight meme.

Oh man - I used to love playing crazy eights.

Card games have always been addictive for me.

Perfect weekends away at cottages, camping, travelling have almost always included some marathon or super competitive card tournaments.

But back to the crazy eight meme. "Tag, you're it!" if you want to do the meme, just leave me a link in the comments so I can come and check it out.

So here we go:

8 Things I'm Passionate About:
  1. my family (I had to put them first or I'd never hear the end of it).
  2. whatever I'm trying to learn, train, or perfect (right now it's Photoshop)
  3. my family (actually, I am pretty passionate about them)
  4. finding inner peace and happiness (isn't everyone?)
  5. movies, movies, and movies
  6. music, music, and music
  7. art, art, and art - even velvet paintings
  8. trying to achieve a greener life
8 Things I often Say
  1. Yes, I'm listening
  2. You didn't say that!
  3. Noooooooooooooo!
  4. Just a sec
  5. Seriously
  6. but I digress
  7. ok
  8. GO!
8 Books I've recently read, or are currently on my nightstand waiting to be read
  1. Life of Pi Yann Martel
  2. Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood
  3. The Tent Margaret Atwood
  4. The Memory Keeper's Daughter Kim Edwards
  5. A Million Little Pieces James Frey
  6. Photoshop stuff
  7. CSS and design related stuff
  8. at least two parenting books
8 things I want to do before I die
  1. go north of 60
  2. have my own office
  3. win the lottery
  4. cook a turkey dinner by myself
  5. pick up Coronation Street again
  6. spend a few weeks or months at a really great spa
  7. own a monkey
  8. meet with a real psychic
8 songs albums* I can listen to over & over**
* eight songs? impossible so I must name albums which is still extremely hard
** no where near a complete list, I just named the first ones (aka the ones I'm craving) that popped to mind
  1. Jane's Addiction Ritual de lo Habitual
  2. Daft Punk Homework
  3. The The Soul Mining
  4. Radiohead The Bends
  5. The Strokes Is This It?
  6. Pixies Doolittle
  7. Morcheeba Who Can You Trust?
  8. DJ Shadow The Private Press
8 Things I look for in friends
  1. honesty
  2. something I respect in them
  3. extravagant generosity (just checking if you are still reading)
  4. same shoe size *nudge*
  5. some kind of spirit (although those ones possessed by spirits are usually passed over)
  6. mutual interests
  7. inspiration
  8. trust
8 things I've learned in the past year
  1. the majority of bloggers that I have met in person are loveable and insane
  2. two is harder than one
  3. two is just as fun as one but less one-sided
  4. I'm doing better than initially thought
  5. waaaaaaaay more than just how to resize or add text to an image in Photoshop
  6. that I've got it in me
  7. how to entertain a toddler
  8. that my little girl is able to survive a few days without me
There you go.

If you are up for it, leave me a link, k?


b*babbler said...

Love the music choices.

Size 5.5.


mothergoosemouse said...

Insane? Moi?

kgirl said...

I'm a 6. 6.5 when pregnant. You are very talented, and will make a wonderful monkey custodian.

something blue said...

Love the album choices. A psychic once told me that I wouldn't win the lottery.

nomotherearth said...

I wear size 9. an we still be friends??

Jezer said...

Size 7.

I've cooked a turkey dinner by myself, and I've been to a psychic twice. Both experiences *are* all that. You'll not be disappointed.

I'm going to check out your music choices. I've lived a sad, mainstream musical life, and by golly, it's time to see the light.

Assertagirl said...

Size 8 here!

Number 6 in your last list inspires me.

VICTORIA said...

I'll do it, been slacking on my nablopomo...bad bad. Check me out later on today!

Kyla said...

Dude. I should have come here first and grabbed the random tagging. I was hurting for content today. Have a bit of the blogstipation, you know. LOL.

You learned some very important stuff this year. Me, too.

Janet said...

Did you know that Radiohead is one of the most covered bands? I learned that yesterday. There is even an album called "RadioDread" that is all reggae covers. I heard the Karma Police one and it was actually pretty good.

And crazy eights? I was the queen of that game growing up. I played it with my kids last night. They kicked my ass.