Seven Things

Tagged by Ladybean:

Seven things to do before I die…
Learn to speak and read French, so I can read Les Miserables in the original.
Learn to play the fiddle
Sail across the ocean (any ocean)
Knit Sharon Miller’s Wedding Ring Shawl
Spend a whole lot more time with my sweetiepie
Retire (really, I love my job, though ;-))
Write a novel

Seven things I cannot do…***
Become Queen (despite what I’ve led my family to believe)
Run a marathon
Sing an opera
Speak Russian
Read Icelandic
Climb Mt. Everest
See worth a damn without my glasses/contacts

Seven things that attract me to my man…
His hilarious sense of humor
He gets my jokes
He’s the cutest guy ever
He is just a sweetheart
Ahem, there are at least two or three that I can’t mention on a family blog
He makes a mean martini, and knows how I like my bourbon

Seven books that I love…
Lord of the Rings
Les Miserables
The Lymond Chronicles, by Dorothy Dunnett
Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner (actually, anything else by Wallace Stegner)
Time Will Darken It, by William Maxwell
Principles of Knitting, by June Hiatt
Gravity’s Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon

This list actually could be about twenty pages long!

Seven things I say…
Trust me, I’m a doctor
Common sense isn’t all that common
I’d buy a case of that
I can’t think of four more

Seven movies I’ve loved…

Princess Bride
Lord of the Rings, all of them
Philadelphia Story (Yum, Jimmy Stewart at his sexiest best)
Paint Your Wagon (how can you not love a movie in which both Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood sing?)
Last of the Mohicans (Daniel Day-Lewis at his sexiest best)
To Have And Have Not (Say, was you ever bit by a dead bee?)
Triplets of Belleville (one of the best movies I’ve ever seen)

Seven ladies I’m gonna tag…
Not a one. I think everybody else has done this. If you haven’t, and want it, consider yourself tagged.

***Yet. I was raised to believe that there is nothing that I can’t do, so take these with a grain of salt.

And I’ll add one more category, as an afterthought.

Seven favorite Google search strings that brought people to my blog…
Getting stitches from a doctor
Knitting related tattoos
Knitting bandages for lepers
Full body sock (huh?)
Rotted sill (I’m not making these up)
Lace blocking wires welding
Last but not least, my favorite, “knitting doctor”. It just gives me a giggle that people actually search for me by name.


Seven Things — 11 Comments

  1. We have some similarities in our movie choices. I could watch Princess Bride a million times and Philadelphia Story… an all time favorite!

  2. I’m telling you, you’ve really got to try the House of Niccolo series!
    And, ah, Philadelphia Story . . . Cary Grant. Jimmy Stewart. Katherine Hepburn . . . sigh.
    And, wasn’t it nice that the movies AND the books for LOTR are so darn good?

  3. Sigh – and I was really getting to like you too. How can you possibly love a movie in which Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood sing? I’m seriously considering your judgement! On the other hand, Lord of the Rings and Jimmy Stewart – can it get any better than that. And, I have the Wedding Ring shawl pattern – maybe a KAL someday? NOT today!

  4. I’m such a voyeur. I love reading these things!
    French and me? Hopeless. Despite the fact that my inlaws are fluent. (Husband is not.)

  5. “Rotted Sill” I had to LOL when I read that. But we’re talking half-awake at 7am. I now know that it makes sense seeing as you were posting about your house repairs.. I don’t blame you for not tagging others.. Not knowing who’d mind being tagged is one reason I have a hard time with them.
    And, how can I not like a movie with C.E. and L.M. singing? Easily πŸ™‚

  6. Hey there! I came upon your blog, via Ava (When a door closes). I’m attempting my first shawl and your pics of your scarf are inspiring!
    I’m in New York, and thankfully didn’t know School Products was open on Saturday. But guess where I’m going today

  7. No-one has ever read Gravity’s Rainbow. πŸ™‚
    I tried on numerous occasions (hey, I am a doctor too (Comp. Sci.)), but failed. I also mentioned it to my brother-in-law (also a doctor (MD)). He also failed, twice.
    A few years ago, at a project meeting in Copenhagen, one of the team (a world famous psychologist) opened his case, and there it was – Gravity’s Rainbow.
    I asked him how he was getting on with it (and this is a guy who is fluent in 7 languages, including Chinese).
    He said had no idea what it was about, except that the language was kind of wonderful. Agreed.
    Knitting. Medicine. Literature (to the max). This is cutting edge stuff. πŸ™‚

  8. Aw… that was such an enjoyable read. I loved the Google section. It’s always a little scary to see what brings readers to the blog. That wedding lace shawl is quite an ambitious project. I hope you achieve it.