- Seven things to do before I die
- Seven things I cannot do
- Seven things that attract me to my spouse/partner
- Seven things I say most often
- Seven books (or series) I love
- Seven movies I watch over and over
- Seven people I want to join in
Seven things to do before I die:
- Vacation in one of those white-washed houses on a Greek island
- Finish my novel about Walter Wildgoose
- Become solvent for the long-haul
- Go to the premiere of a much-anticipated Broadway musical
- Organize all my photos and put them in albums
- Make a positive difference in someone's life
Seven things I cannot do:
- Keep my big mouth shut
- Remember names and faces. I can remember names. Or faces. It would be helpful to be able to do both at the same time.
- Hide my feelings - especially impatience and anger. (See #7 above.)
- Leave well enough alone
- Program the VCR/DVD
- Walk with grace and poise
Seven things I say most often:
- shoot a monkey
- pee or get off the pot
- love you (to people I love - not just anybody)
Seven books or series I love:
- The Ponder Heart - Eudora Welty
- Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
- Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
- The Meaning of Everything / The Professor and the Madman - Simon Winchester
- Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog) - Jerome K. Jerome
- The Thinking Reed - Rebecca West
- Little House series - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Seven movies I watch over and over:
- Mary Poppins - the songs, Julie Andrews, cute kids, Disney. What's not to love?
- Breakfast at Tiffany's - the opening scene, that dress, that hair, that coffee and donut.
- White Christmas - Danny Kaye, that scene on the train where they make the snow scene with the napkin and bits of evergreen, the big finale.
- So I Married an Ax Murderer - woooooo-man! the trip to Alcatraz, Brenda Fricker - oh, it all makes me laugh
- Meet Me in St. Louis - How can I ignore the boy next door? Or any of it. Simply beautiful and dear.
- Sordid Lives - makes me feel better about my own family, hilarious!
- Rear Window - Grace Kelly's clothes, Thorwald, New York in the summer, Thelma Ritter, and of course Jimmy Stewart
I'm skipping #2, because I don't have a significant other right now, and #7, because I really don't know who to tag. But feel free to play along. It's a good excercise in putting one's chips on the table. I'll change my mind on every category several times, I'm sure. (And if there was a "Seven cutest people ever," you know Doris would be on it!)