Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Seven Things on a Wednesday

Jennie tagged me to post Seven Things About Me. Run away now if you'd rather not know.

1. I would like to be Aretha Franklin. Yup, voice and body. If I can't have it in this life, I'm hoping we can swap in heaven.

2. I still have a piece of pencil lead in my right hand knuckle from where a boy jabbed me in third grade. (What did I do to him? I honestly don't remember.)

3. I don't really mind spiders, snakes, or mice. I hate bees and eels. Maybe it's the double "ee" sound.

4. I once pretended to have a major crush on The Bay City Rollers because my best friend did.

5. I like camping and staying in five star hotels; fried baloney and Rachael Ray's Beef Tenderloin Bites; getting as gross as possible when exercising and as glamorous as possible when dressing up in slinky gowns; watching My Name is Earl on TV and Shakespeare on stage. I do not like choosing just one thing.

6. I once had a job where I posed tourists for photos with a cardboard cutout of Ronald Reagan. Please don't hold it against me---he was president at the time.

7. I think Tuck Everlasting has the most beautiful opening line ever: "The first week in August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning." I think The High King has the wisest closing line ever: "And in time, only the bards knew the truth of it."

If you want to play along, consider yourself tagged. Or tell me which of these seven things you think is the most blog-worthy.


  1. I just posted 7 things after reading yours. That TE opening line is absolutely beautiful (I had forgotten how much so).

  2. I still have a piece of pencil lead in my left thumb from when I fell at about age 7!

    Maybe we were DESTINED to be writers - the curse of the pencil lead!!

    And I printed out that recipe!

  3. That's so funny. I pretended to have a crush on The Bay City Rollers, too. Though, how can you resist this one?

    Great seven things. Can't say which one I like the best, #1 or #7.

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    oops. I forgot the link.

  6. Oh, hipwritermama, did you dress in plaid on Halloween, too? People thought I was a hobo. Thanks for the video---now that song's stuck in my head. Again.

    Barbara, you will LOVE that recipe. The secret, of course, is splurging on really good beef. (Vegetarians, is there such a thing as high-grade tofu?) Anyway, I've never made the spicy crab pasta that comes with it---I just make pasta with marinara sauce and let the tenderloin take center stage.

  7. These are great things, Sara. I have a mark from a pen on my left thigh that I made once, quite by accident. I think your pencil lead story is more interesting.

    I love Aretha Franklin and in my dreams, I have her voice. (In her nightmares, I wonder if she ever has mine?) And how right you are about that first sentence of Tuck Everlasting, which is one of my all-time favorite books.

  8. Mary, I never thought about me being in Aretha's nightmares. Yikes! I'm so sorry, Aretha, honey.

  9. I love #7. You've made me want to re-read that novel.

    Jules, 7-Imp

  10. Number 5. I recently told a friend how unpicky I am about food. I wrote, "I like everything from Cheetoes to oysters on the half shell. Just don't feed me Brussels Sprouts." Speaking of inspirational pies, are you watching Pushing Daisies, with Ned the Piemaker, Chuck (Charlotte) his girlfriend, Olive Snook, the waitress, et. al? It's quirky and fun! BTW, you did get Aretha's legs.

  11. Sister Bear! Yes, I love Pushing Daisies. It's got great dialogue, pie, true love, AND fun fashion...what more could you want?

  12. These are great! Bees and eels--very random. I'm totally with you on #5, though! :)

  13. Love these lines you quoted. And I have pencil lead in my left palm--eighth grade, I was walking down the class aisle and I tapped a couple friends' desks, and one had a pencil sticking up!

  14. Yup, these definitely count, Sara! Funny, we all seem to have pencil lead shards somewhere in our hands. Mine's between my ring and pinky fingers on my right hand. Odd. You'd think it would be in the left, since I'm right handed. Looking forward to seeing you at Doris' -- only a couple more weeks. Guess I'd better finish judging those entries!

    Big LD (long-distance, not learning-disabled) hug!


    who has always wanted to be able to sing like a black chick, too. It's a gift God did not give me. Waaah!


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