I was wasting time reading back posts on a blog that I just recently found ( http://rock-chef.blogspot.com/ ). I found this little gem:
8 things I am passionate about:
1. My Family
2. My home
4. Glacier National Park
6. Nature in all her forms
7. The freedoms given to me as a Natural Born United States Citizen
8. The freedoms that SHOULD NOT (in my opinion) be given to non-U.S. citizens (illegal immigrants)
8 things I often say:
1. Not especially
2. You guy'ziz (As in " What are you guy'ziz plans for the weekend?") *note: this is one of the very few regional terms used in the Northwest part of the U.S.*
3. Are you coming home tonight? (Asked of Krystle on weekend nights)
4. Did you feed and water the dog? (Asked of Krystle on weekday nights that I stay in Great Falls)
5. What happened to it!? (Asked to the majority of customers who come into the shop looking for cell phone repair)
6. What's our plans for dinner? (Unless Joe asks me first!)
7. FOUND IT! (Exclamation when finding a Geocache hide.)
8. Can I have the salad dressing on the side, please?
8 books I have read recently:
1. "T" Is For Trespass-- Sue Grafton
2. Alaska -- James Mitchner
3. The Chase-- Clive Cussler
4. McNally's Caper-- Lawrence Sanders
5. McNally's Risk-- Lawrence Sanders (reading the entire series right now)
6. Blood Lure-- Nevada Barr (for the third time!)
7. The Better Homes and Gardens Baking Cookbook
8. Thriller: Stories to keep you up all night-- collection of short thriller stories Edited by James Patterson
8 things to do before I die:
1. See New York, New York.
2. Stay at least one night in each of the 50 United States.
3. Travel to Europe (mainly the Celtic areas, but If I am there, I would hope to see many other areas, too!)
4. Hike to, and stay a few nights in the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
5. Get my affairs "in order" so my kids aren't burdened with unnecessary things when I do pass on.
6. Try whitewater rafting at least once.
7. Fly an Ultra-light aircraft.
8. Take a hot-air balloon ride (longer than 1 hour).
and, #9-- extra credit! Go to a nudist camp just so I can say I Did It! (Albert, this one is for you!)
8 songs I could listen to over and over again: (Only 8??!! Oh, Jeeze....)
1. Sweet Child Of Mine-- Guns and Roses (My theme song for Heather)
2. New York State of Mind-- Billy Joel
3. Fields Of Gold-- Sting
4. All I Have To Do (Is Dream)-- Everly Brothers
5. (Hey Man) Nice Shot-- Filter
6. Your Lies Become You-- Monster Magnet
7. Pretty Much Everything by Pink Floyd (including solo work from Roger Waters)
8. Anything and Everything by Godsmack
ok, I have to add a #9 here, too. Anything and everything by the band Tool.
Do not think, in any way, that this is a complete list of even the most favorite of all my favorites. Five minutes after I post this, I will kick myself for forgetting some band or another! Music is the soundtrack to my life!
8 things that attract me to my friends
1. Their sense of Humor
2. Their zest for life.
3. My friends cannot be petty.
4. My friends do not play head-games.
7 and 8. I can't think of anything else. Either we click right away, or we don't.
8 things I have learned in the last year
1. That the Apple i-phone is not as good as it is cracked up to be
2. I learned that even at 63 someone can finally meet their best friend.
3. Blogging is a great stress reliever, time waster, and friend maker.
4. Grandkids are God's way of thanking you for not killing your offspring!
5. People who you think are your good friends can suddenly become strangers to whom you never speak to.
6. On the otherhand, I learned it can be both scary but awesome to re-connect with an old friend you haven't spoken with, or heard from, in over 15 years. (Thank you, Google White Pages!)
7. Nabisco's Chicken in a Biscuit crackers are actually REALLY GOOD!
8. I learned how to ride (and purchased) my very own motorcycle, I no longer have to ride double behind someone else.