Not that anyone invited me

But I'm going to do this "7 things" meme that's been going around with the cool kids. Who didn't invite me to do it. But I forgive them. Also I'm lazy today, so this is what you're getting.

Oh! I did talk to my dissertation supervisor today about my proposal and he seems to think there's a dissertation there. So yay, that's one vote! Also he says I'm the only one who has come in to see him so far. Which I'm pretty sure means I'm the winner.

Anyway. Give in to the power of Seven. Not the kind where Brad Pitt completely loses it when he finds Gwyneth Paltrow's head in a box, though. The other kind with the lists.

7 things I cannot do:
Roll my r-r-r-r-r-rs
Play sports without humiliating myself
Resist the brie
Watch TV and talk on the phone at the same time
Touch my toes. Or my knees, for that matter.
Understand the appeal of black leggings
Stop being so absolutely fabulous all the time

7 things that attracted me to my spouse (before I had him put down):
Sense of humor
Swashbuckling ways
Dead sexy accent

7 things I look forward to everyday:
Waking up, for starters . . .
English chocolate
English countryside views
Talking to Savvy on G-Talk
Seeing what my blog friends are up to
Checking the currency exchange

7 books I love:
The Beekeeper's Apprentice
A Little Princess
Bridget Jones' Diary
The Chosen
Jamie Oliver cookbooks
The Alchemist
The one I'm going to write once I get off my lazy bum and do it. I will love that book, I think.

7 movies I could watch over and over:
Horatio Hornblower--"Fiiiiyaaaaahh!!!!!"
Pride and Prejudice--"Dearest, loveliest Elizabeth . . ."
Persuasion--"I tried to forget you. I thought I had."
Amelie--"francais francais francais"
Cold Comfort Farm--"I saw something nasty in the woodshed!"
Ocean's 11--"Did I rush it? Felt like I rushed it."
The Secret Garden--"[sound of precious baby lambs and me weeping at the sheer preciousness of it all]"

7 foods I could happily eat until I pass out:
marinated brie
masaman curry
English chocolate
Vegas roll or similar
Peanut butter & chocolate ice cream
Beef stroganoff
Homemade bread

7 things I want to do before I die:
Lose my carnal treasure
Go to Prague
Have a job that I love, possibly here. Or here. Or, failing that, here.
Give Savvy some cousins
Publish a bestseller. Or twelve.
Plant a garden that lives in spite of me
Have a dog


April said... [reply]

*snort* "Lose my carnal treasure." Don't we all, Nem. Don't we all...

I also can't roll my rrrrs. :)

amyjane said... [reply]

Carnal treasure--bwahahahaha! Also, the DMV? Sweetie.

Cicada said... [reply]

I don't know what's wrong with me today. I'm so tired and just got up from a nap (and by "just got up," I mean an hour ago) and then I tried to play this online card game and I sucked. And now I read your blog, and I didn't even get the carnal treasure till it was pointed out to me. But that's definitely on my list. Only while I was napping, I dreamed that I lost my carnal treasure prematurely and had to deal with the familial repercussions. I don't suggest it.

stanclax said... [reply]

Amen to the peanut butter and chocolate ice cream.

The McCulloch Family said... [reply]

I laughed my head off. That was funny. Ed said if you can't get a job you should sell your pirated songs online or on the streetcorners to people.

redlaw said... [reply]

Nem,if I forget to email you tomorrow, email me becuase I have some news about possible openings at SLCPL - you did know that I work there part-time, right? anyway, email me! If I don't email you first!

Carnal treasure - that's the best thing I have ever heard - right up there with Maidenhead....

Nemesis said... [reply]

I wish I could take credit for the "carnal treasure" line, but I'm sure most of you already know it from that silly Win a Date with Tad Hamilton movie. I do love me some cutie-pie Topher Grace yelling "Guard your carnal treasuuuuurrre!!" though. ;-)

Julie said... [reply]

Great line, I am just sad that I can never use it, what with being an old married lady with a teenage son and everything.

Kelly said... [reply]

Oh, Nem, someday we need to meet because I totally knew what carnal treasure was from. And I love me some brie.

Mary said... [reply]

you had me at "resist the brie".
yes, nem. yes, indeed. pleeeease write your book soon.

Unmanagable said... [reply]

I want to like brie. I just cant. The same with olives. Every time you make brie I try it- hoping I figure out what the big deal is but (sigh) I'm still waiting. Its a personal problem. I'll play nice now. Sorry, Kristen- I didnt mean to sound mean. I'm really not dumb, but I should have known how to spell ho, I just... didnt get it right away. I'm so depressed now. Lets us be friends.
Nem- your list is great. Party like a rock star.

photogenic said... [reply]

post suggestion: ways to marinate/prepare brie

TannerJ5 said... [reply]

wow...Not many comments from the usuals...Your broadining your horizens.that's great.(Did I spell that righ???I'm having issues with spelling today.OH...And I have a new post on my blog

The Walrus said... [reply]

Brie.......................... oh thanks Nem, I thought I'd managed to block the memories from my mind.

*craves Brie*

kristen said... [reply]

Oh the carnal treasure.....right there with you Nem.

Unmanagable--you are forgiven. It almost sounded like you were accusing me of being an insensitive jerk, so I had to fight back....it's in my nature. But, we can be friends : )

The Divine Miss A said... [reply]

I am inspired to eat Brie and watch Cold Comfort Farm.

Hooray for Netflix and Sam's! Great movies and blocks of brie!

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