Sunday, February 19, 2006

Tagged again!

I just found out that these blogger tagging things are called "memes." If someone could tell me how that's pronounced, I'd appreciate it.

So okay, this tag game is called 7 Things, and it was passed along to me by the glorious and wonderful Myfanwy Collins. I'll try to go through it fast and write down whatever pops into my head first:

Seven things to do before I die:
1. Spend some time alone with my husband
2. Write a couple of best sellers
3. See each of my kids settled, happy and self-sufficient
4. A couple of grandkids, at least
5. Sit in a cafe in the Piazza San Marco with my husband, sipping capuccino
6. Get skinny again
7. Say to George Clooney, "I'm sorry, the answer is still no. I'm in love with my husband."

Seven things I cannot do:
1. push-ups
2. play the sax
3. see without glasses
4. ski
5. read Hebrew
6. raise the dead
7. vote Republican

Seven things that attract me to my mate:
1. His kiss
2. The fact that he has an IQ of about a million
3. He makes me laugh
4. He gets my jokes
5. His hands, his smile, his tush (yes, that's three; I'm cheating here)
6. His integrity
7. The way he looks at me

Seven things I say:
1. Don't eat in the den
2. No hitting
3. Take a shower
4. Pick that up off the floor
5. Let the machine get it
6. I'm in the bathroom
7. I love you to the end of the universe and back again

Seven books I love:
1. Catcher in the Rye. J.D. Salinger
2. Empire Falls, Richard Russo
3. Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates
4. I Know This Much is True, Wally Lamb
5. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, Elisabeth Robinson
6. A Widow for One Year, John Irving
7. The Inn at Lake Devine, Elinor Lipman

Seven movies that I've loved:
1. Annie Hall
2. The Producers (original)
3. Dr. Strangelove
4. The Big Chill
5. Moonstruck
6. Casablanca
7. All the early Marx Brothers'

Seven people to tag:
1. Don Capone
2. Susan DiPlacido
3. Dave Clapper
4. Tess Gerritsen
5. Marcus Grimm
6. Dennis Mahagin
7. Lori Young


Myfanwy Collins said...

You are most excellent, Ellen Meister!

Myfanwy Collins said...

oh and meme is pronounced meem and it comes from mimesis.

katrina said...

I love these answers, Ellen!

Stephanie said...

Aw, I really like Annie Hall a lot. :)

Ellen said...

Thank you, friends! I liked reading your answers, too. And Myf, a special thanks for the "meme" help. :)

Ms. Lori said...

"I Know This Much is True" is fan-freaking-tastic.

Oh, and thanks, Myfanwy, for the lesson on how to pronounce "meme." I've been wondering about that for ages!

Don Capone said...

Good answers, Ellen (though I'm surprised "Widow For One Year" didn't make your book list)! I see Susan already put up her list on her blog. Guess I better get busy.

Ellen said...

Oh Lori, you're so cutting edge you did this tag months ago! I read your archive and loved it, natch.

Don... that was a brain fart! I made the correction and added it. Look forward to reading your list.

Anne said...

Always thought it was "me me". Hmm... Oh and HELLO. Nice place you've got here.