Carol has memed me. Here we go:
...things I'm passionate about*
- Pouncey and Finny
- the north-west of WA
...things to do before I die
- reach 100 wiv me marbles
- be fluent in French
- finish my projects list for 2006-2007
- fly to the moon because see previous goal
- overcome my fear of spiders (or die trying)
- get to 50th wedding anniversary
- hold a tune
- learn to burp
...things I say often
- "You're my beautiful big girl." (to Pounce)
- "Hello, marmalade heart." (to Finny)
- "No, seriously..."
- "One cappuccino and one honeycomb espreski with cream, please."
- "I've forgotten what I was saying."
- "I'm so sorry, I've completely forgotten your name."
- "Sodom and Gomorrah? This is London, guv."
...books I've read recently
- The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
- Politeness for Boys by A Vincentian Father (given to The Fuehrer by his Uncle Alec, passed on to Bloody Ern, passed on to me)
- The English Eccentrics by Edith Sitwell
- Woman's World by Graham Rawle
- Dialogues of the Dead by Reginald Hill
- The Cloudspotter's Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
- The Dangerous Summer by Ernest Hemingway
- Best American Short Stories of the Century - edited by John Updike and Katrina Kenison (am part way through reading)
...songs I could listen to over and over
I was going to go with Carol's idea of listing 64, because there are just so many, but I can't be bothered with that much typing so 8 it is.
- 'Tear-Stained Letter' - Johnny Cash
- 'Hazel' - Bob Dylan
- 'Animal Song' - Warumpi Band
- 'Vincent Van Gogh' - Jonathan Richman
- 'Chemical Heart' - Grinspoon
- 'The Road Goes on Forever' - The Highwaymen
- 'Hungry Like the Wolf' - Duran Duran
- 'Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth' - The Dandy Warhols
...things that attract me to my friends
- I liked a lot of what was on Carol's list: complete fabulousness is a must
- not (overly) worried about their image
- like to gossip (oh, come on)
- enjoy a bit of bitchiness (")
- appreciate the ridiculous side of life
- tell me how great I am - because I do the same for them!
...people who should totally do this meme
- Lady Strathconn
And anyone else who wants to - leave a comment saying you've done it.
*Yeah, yeah; and Grumpy and all that.