The lovely Amy over at Blog To The Bone has tagged me for Crazy Eights, so don't blame me, it's all her fault. Go over to her great blog and give her a bollocking if you're too bored to read any more of my lists. In my own contrary way I am doing some eights, some fours and an occasional five, so here goes:
Eight Things I Am Passionate About:
My husband and children.
My family and friends.
Justice and fairplay.
I'd like to add: Sex, gin, chocolate and shopping but fear it would look a bit shallow, so I shall stop at four.
Eight Things I'd Like To Do Before I Die:
Make a disgrace of myself at my grandchild's wedding by chatting up the bride's or bridegroom's Dad, whichever one I'm not related to. (I don't have any grandchildren yet, but there's always hope).
Invent an elixir of eternal youth and remember to patent it.
See my kids happy and settled with someone who loves them even half as much as I do.
Do something spectacular, or even bloody damned good.
Find an enjoyable way to earn enough money to have a wicked retirement.
Travel more, and stop making such a fuss about it.
Have more good times, and stop feeling guilty about it.
Discover what I am here for.
Eight Things I Say Often:
Wouldn't it be great if...........
Do I look as if I've put on weight?
I'm giving up this writing lark.
Hang your bloody coat up.
I am NOT nagging.
Eight books I have read recently or am still reading:
The Bible (now that shocked you, didn't it? Ha!)
The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella.
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger.
The Girls by Lori Lansens
Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
Daddy's Girls by Tasmin Perry
Sharon Osbourne's Autobiography
Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka.
Eight Songs(out of hundreds) I Could Listen To Over and Over:
Anything at all by the Beatles, except Yellow Submarine (sorry Ringo)
Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks
Simply Irresistible by Robert Palmer
Grapevine by Marvin Gaye
On The Road Again by Canned Heat
Filthy Gorgeous by The Scissor Sisters
Sweet Soul Music by Arthur Connolly (I think)
Let's Stick Together by Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music
Eight (yes, I know I've only done four) Things That Attract Me to Friends:
Sense of humour.
Capacity for fun.
It helps if they are fatter than me, obviously. (kidding).
Eight (as in four) People Who I Think Should Do Crazy 8's who haven't been tagged already:
1. Norman over at Thole Man.
3. The Grocer.
4. Travelling But Not In Love.
Now these are all chaps, and I don't want you to think I'm a flirt, but hey, why not?