Friday, October 3, 2008

Crazy Eights

Another meme, borrowed from Daryl:

Eight Books I Have Read Recently
  1. The Lobster Coast
  2. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
  3. The Code
  4. I'm impressed I got through three books recently. But I could include that lobster and crab book that I have read endlessly to a 3 1/2 year old.
  5. But I do have several on my nightstand, really I do.
Eight Movies I Have Seen Eight Times
  1. Good Morning Vietnam
  2. The Towering Inferno
  3. The Princess Bride
  4. National Treasure
  5. Field of Dreams
  6. It's A Wonderful Life
  7. 1776
  8. The Poseidon Adventure
Eight Things I Have a Passion For
  1. My wife
  2. My children
  3. My family
  4. My friends
  5. My profession
  6. My job
  7. Really good potato chips
  8. This election, it's just too important
Eight things I say a lot
  1. "Hey!" or "Step!" - when LBA needs a time out (he has to sit on the step)
  2. When he sometimes says "hey, daddy" to me as the start of some long monologue, I will sometimes respond, "Hay is for horses, sometimes for cows, pigs they don't eat it, cause they don't know how." (It's from a movie, but the name escapes me)
  3. "Brave Astronaut, May I Help You?" - when I answer the phone at work (of course I do use my real name)
  4. "What's for dinner?" (most often a rhetorical question, because of scheduling, I'm the one making it.)
  5. "Gopher?" (inside joke)
  6. "I'm out and up" (indicating the day is at an end and I am heading upstairs to bed. Sort of a reversal of the morning goal of being up and out - get it?)
  7. "Really" (can be said as a question, "Really?" / exclamation, "Really!" / confirmation, "Really, it's true."

Eight Things I Would Like to do Before I Die
  1. Travel the world
  2. Be financially secure (now, stop laughing, it's going to be fine)
  3. Play baseball professionally, at least try out for it (hey if we're talking pipe dreams, that's one of mine)
  4. Play golf and score consistently in the double digits, that is under 100 (hey, I played the other day after visiting the dentist (a good checkup!) and scored the best round for nine holes I ever had.)
  5. Have season tickets to my favorite sports, baseball and hockey.
  6. Publish
  7. Make a difference
  8. um, not die?

3 comments:

Stinkypaw said...

Nice list! I might have to "steal" this!!

LOL at the "umm, not die?" Really?

Lana Gramlich said...

The Princess Bride just soooo rocks. I only know one person who disliked it so passionately she couldn't even sit through it. She's a weirdo.

Brave Astronaut said...

Paw - I thought "not die" was a nice touch.

Lana - it was a little disturbing that I could have easily done more than eight movies, but had to struggle to come up with three books.