Sunday Seven

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I have received email asking me to complete the following seven items so, rather than plop on the couch (or rather before I plop on the couch) here are my answers.

(PS I have also been requested to answer the following question, “what were you like as a kid in high school?” I shall do this in time, my friends, in time.)


1. Seven things to do before I die:

  • To take the most fabulous picture even taken and recognize it when I do.
  • To live someplace exotic and not find it so.
  • To travel the world.
  • Get married and, if I feel like it, settle down and start a family.
  • Be sent flowers, chocolates, perfume or some such meaningless gifts from a romantic admirer who remains anonymous.
  • To write a great novel (again.)
  • To get a winter coat that’s really really warm and take a long walk on a cold, dark, and cloudy day.

2. Seven things I cannot do:

  • Fall asleep on a moving bus (or plane)
  • Fly
  • Wake up and not think “damn, I wish I had 10 more minutes of sleep”
  • Swim in deep waters.
  • Anything related to biology-especially botany
  • Think about death without crying or at least thinking about crying.
  • Dance very well

3. Seven things that attract me to the opposite sex:

  • Independence
  • Gentleness, attention, and respect
  • Looks, of course
  • When they aren’t just shallow or just serious
  • When they’re culturally aware but beyond or ahead of fads
  • Inner peace and a sense of knowing who they are
  • Good taste that manifests itself as artistic flair

4. Seven things I say most often:

  • Um
  • I suppose
  • Ok
  • Awe Maaan
  • Yeah right
  • Crap
  • Hmmm

5. Seven books I love:

  • JD Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye”
  • Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”
  • Susan Sontag’s “On Photography”
  • “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”
  • “The Tibetan Book of the Dead”
  • Dicken’s “A Tale of Two Cities”
  • Carroll’s “Adventures of Alice in Wonderland”

6. Seven memories I cherish:

  • The day I got my first dog, Sandy
  • My first real romance in college
  • Celebrating Christmas as a kid
  • The first snowfall of winter (especially if school was cut out)
  • The first day of summer vacation
  • The first time I flew to Europe
  • Traveling to California on my own as a young adult

7. This question is now a statement: you may do this if you wish.

Until next time…


1 Comment

  1. Anonymous
    February 27, 2008 / 12:37 am

    to kill a mocking bird is a classic

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