Thursday, January 8, 2009

Crazy Eights

I've been tagged by my friend Amanda and the topic is the #8. I thought this would be a really fun, easy meme. Uh, not so much. Apparently, I don't have a lot of diversity in my life. It was extremely difficult to come up with 8 of anything. But I did wait to post this until the 8th of January...because I'm cre-8-tive like that.

8 TV Shows I Watch
This one was hard because I don't particularly like TV, and I refuse to put anything on the list that I watch only because another family member subjects me to it. For example, The Suite Life of Zach & Cody (Hallie) or UFC (BigJoel)
1)American Idol
2)The Office
3)Miami Ink
4)Jewelry Making
5)The Soup
6)House Hunters
7)Dirty Jobs
8)Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

8 Favorite Restaurants
1)Del Frisco's
2)P.F. Chang
3)Taco Casa
4)Chicken Express
6)Genghis Grill
7)Giordanno's Pizza (Chicago)
8)Carmine's (NYC)

8 things that happened today
1)took Hallie to school
2)made chicken salad with Big Joel for lunch (I love chicken salad, but I've never made it myself)
3)dropped off clothing donation at women's shelter
4)registered my Jeep (tags expired in December. I was expecting a dirty look for tax clerk, but she was surprisingly friendly)
5)went to Mexican grocery store to find aji amarillo (yay! they had it...and Inca Kola so I bought some to surprise Hannah & Hallie)
6)drove around on country roads looking for old churches with Joel
7)went to doctor for swollen lymph node (I was afraid she'd yell at me about my weight, but my blood pressure was so high she didn't notice I've gained 10 pounds. She still yelled at me...and doubled my BP medicine)
8)went to church

8 things I look forward to
Does this mean things I'm excited about or just things coming up in the future? I'll include a few of both, but I'll leave it up to you to decide which is which...
1)Peru Mission Trip in March
2)Elizabeth's 30th birthday bash in the Carribean
3)traveling the country in an RV when BigJoel retires some day
5)roadtrip with Johanna TBD
6)Hallie's birthday party at the American Girl Doll Store
7)Hannah's 8th Grade Sweetheart Dance
8)Monday Nite Supper Club

8 things I wish for
1)a new computer---one that still has the "h" key
2)a motorcycle for BigJoel
3)self-discipline to lose the 10 pounds I've about 40 more
4)a band-saw
5)a fancy-smancy sewing machine
6)my girls to become neat freaks
7)for BigJoel to win Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes--we'll take the $5,000 a week for the rest of our lives, thank you very much.
8)a bigger bank account (in the event that #7 doesn't pan out)

8 songs I just listened to
1)Viva la Vida (Coldplay)
2)I Will Rise (Chris Tomlin) technically, the entire Hello, Love CD which would be more than 8
3)God of This City
4)Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
5)Fix You (Coldplay, again)
6)Love Story (Taylor Swift)
7)Bring the Rain (MercyMe...hey, it was playing on someone else's blog)
8)Who's Side Are You Leanin' On? (kid song during AWANA)

8 Movies I love
1)The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2)Moulin Rouge
3)Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
4)Walk the Line
6)Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
7)Across the Universe
8)Nacho Libre

8 People I tag
I'll tag 'em, but I'll be surprised if they actually particip-8...

So to close out my tribute to the number eight, here's a throwback to grade school, like maybe when we were 8 years old:
"I 1 it, I 2 it, I 3 it, I 4 it, I 5 it, I 6 it, I 7 it, I 8 it!"

I believe Eight is Enough. Yep. Defin-8-ly enough.


ElleBee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yes, sometimes I think I'm a magnet for weird. ;) Glad to know I'm in good company!

tara @ kidz said...

You had me at American Idol. I cannot wait for it to start! Although I am a little hesitant about the new judge bit....

Johanna said...

band saw? funny.
Can I borrow it?

Johanna said...

Why was 6 afraid of 7?
Because 7 8 9.
Get it 7 8 9.
Ha Ha 7 8 9. Hum.
Sorry, couldn't resist.