Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Sorta tagged

I suppose I could get away with pretending I'm not included in Daravanh's tagged group.

But you know what? I am feeling lazy. A meme like this makes an easy blog post.

So there you go. I've been tagged. Sort of.

8 Things I'm Passionate About
  • my faith
  • my children (and racial awareness, foster care, and adoption - it's a package deal)
  • my husband
  • my extended family
  • my job (and science, higher education and the health of the regional economy- another package deal)
  • my friends
  • food and cooking
  • reading and writing
  • music and singing (I think that makes nine ... I have a lot of passion to go around, ok?)
  • oh, and the Obama campaign.
8 Books I've Read and Enjoyed
  • The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (Erdrich)
  • The Master Butcher's Singing Club (Erdrich)
  • The Twilight series (Meyer) (polar opposite of an Erdrich book - but what they have in common is good storytelling)
  • The Birth House (McKay)
  • A Child Called It/The Lost Boy (Pelzer)
  • Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
  • Jane Eyre (over and over and over)
  • Pretty much everything by Orson Scott Card
8 Things/Words I say often
  • I don't know
  • Wait a minute
  • Maybe next year
  • I love you super
  • You can play outside or in your room.
  • What?
  • Is it ok if I get back to you on that tomorrow/next week?
  • Are you trying to kill me?
8 Things I want to do before I die
  • Be with all of my children in the temple
  • See big changes that I hope and pray for (yes, I'm being intentionally vague)
  • Get a graduate degree
  • Publish a novel
  • Serve a mission
  • Maintain a healthy weight and body image
  • Travel internationally, for fun
  • Learn to accept and celebrate the chaos that is life on earth
8 Things I learned or remembered this year
  • My relationship with Heavenly Father opens the way for me to live without fear or regret.
  • Faith is a choice.
  • Sometimes the right thing to do is put up a fight.
  • How it feels to have a completed family. I think.
  • How the cytoskeleton moves and behaves.
  • What quantum dots might be able to do.
  • New respect for lawyers.
  • How to talk with people with whom you have fundamental differences in belief or agenda.
8 People I Want to Tag
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Jane Austen
  • Bo Diddley
  • Marie Curie
  • Eliza R. Snow
  • Ira Gershwin
  • Annie Oakley
  • Jacques Cousteau
OK, so I hate tagging people, and that says I should list 8 people I want to tag, not 8 people I am tagging. You can't tell me you wouldn't want to read their responses, though.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

A nice portrait of you at the moment. I think you are such an interesting person:)