Seven by Seven

I’m taking Chad up on his request.
Seven things I plan to do before I die:

  1. write more
  2. read all the books on my shelves
  3. get another tattoo
  4. learn to knit
  5. become a mother
  6. make more art
  7. learn how to speak Spanish

Seven things I can do:

  1. drive a stick-shift
  2. wiggle my ears
  3. bake excellent pies (crusts from scratch)
  4. be punny (intended)
  5. create a comfortable, peaceful home
  6. take risks
  7. be a loving friend

Seven things I cannot do:

  1. write computer code (except bad HTML and butchered CSS)
  2. run a marathon
  3. stand on my head
  4. talk and cook at the same time
  5. sneeze quietly and daintily
  6. leap tall buildings in a single bound
  7. tolerate huge crowds

Seven things that I find really attractive about the opposite sex:

  1. gentleness
  2. skill with electronic gadgetry
  3. sense of personal style
  4. sense of responsibility as a provider
  5. egalitarian attitudes
  6. linear thinking
  7. their pieces/parts are different than mine

Seven things I say the most:

  1. I’m just sayin’
  2. Treats! (high-pitched and shrill to call the cats to get yummies)
  3. I love you
  4. I’m hungry
  5. Did you hear/read about/know….? (followed by trivia)
  6. Various forms of meowing and chirruping at the cats
  7. My chin is not out! (A certain person teases me that when I’m annoyed or mad my chin gets pointy and juts out.)

Seven books I love:

  1. anything by Bill Bryson
  2. Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White
  3. The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
  4. Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott
  5. The Gift of Therapy : An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients, Irvin Yalom
  6. anything by May Sarton
  7. When We Were Very Young/Now We Are Six, A.A. Milne (and The Tao of Pooh/The Te of Piglet, Benjamin Hoff)

Seven people I would like to see take this quiz:

  1. Fran — Sacred Ordinary
  2. Kirsten — Cicada
  3. Euan — The Obvious?
  4. Natalie — Blaugustine
  5. Nacho — Woodmoor Village Zendo
  6. Nathania — Purls Beyond Price
  7. Ronni — Time Goes By
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One Comment on “Seven by Seven”

  1. Chad Says:

    I got into a spot of trouble with only describing physical attractions of the opposite sex. She asked me of compassion, confidence and camaraderie; my simple reply was that men have those too.

    But mayhaps I am yet in err. I however suspect that I am not, or I would not see shoulders, bosoms or hips accentuated in magazine advertisements and on billboards.

    I like how you lumped all of that into one thing though.