Tuesday, May 13, 2008

8 Is Great!

8 things I’m passionate about

1. My Rock-Star Husband - It's true.
We're madly in love.
2. My fairly large
family - they are the reason I am who I am. And I like who I am, so thanks guys.
3. Traveling - to anywhere I've never been before, and even to places I have been.
4. Learning - mostly about anything. Math, not my strong point, but under the right circumstances, even that can be interesting to me.
5. Art - It's what I got my degree in, so let's hope I'm passionate about it!
6. Creating - again, this one's pretty much anything. Just look at my past posts.
Bacon. 'Nuf said.
8. Music - I mean, I did marry a
rock star.

8 Songs I can listen to over and over again and never get sick of

1. When the Levee Breaks, Led Zepplin
2. Stop this Train, John Mayer
3. Take Your Mama, Scissor Sisters
4. The Sweetest Thing, U2
5. Hide Your Love Away, The Beatles
6. Fly By Night, Rush
7. Lie In Our Graves, Dave Matthews Band
8. Every Little Thing, The Police

8 books I’ve read

1. The Book of Mormon
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. Crime and Punishment
4. Persuasion
5. The Count of Monte Cristo
6. Emma
7. Uh....
8. I'm not much of a reader. More of a wait-for-the-movie person. Please don't judge me too harshly.

8 Things I say often
(I have this bad habit of quoting movies...a lot...so most of these are movie quotes)

1. "Hey...Cutie..."
2. Don't worry 'bout it.
3. "It's pretty good, I guess."
4. "Like you didn't know"
5. I need a treat.
6. "That is because you are crazy"
7. "Big gulps, huh? Alright"
8. Babe, I'm all out of beverage...

8 Things that attract me to a friend

1. They're funny - I'm the youngest child, which makes me the funniest, so I expect my friends to be funny too.
2. They think I'm funny - Who do you think I'm cracking all these jokes for, myself? Okay, so maybe I do laugh at my own jokes, but you should too.
3. Honesty - You know where liars go, right?
4. Chatty - I'm actually not very talkative..and I'm a little bit lazy, so it's good if one of us can carry most of the conversation.
5. Common Interests - If I am going to listen to you (See #4) , I might as well find it interesting.
6. Laid Back - If you're stressed out, that'll throw off my groove. Simmer.
7. Uh...
8. I'm pretty laid back, so I only have six criteria for friendship as opposed to the general populous average of eight.

8 Random things about me

1. I have a twin brother. And no, we are not identical. And yes, I've been asked that on more than one occasion.
2. I have a secret love of junk food. Mac n' Cheese, grape soda, corn dogs, Cheetos, Slim-Jims (even my husband doesn't eat those), and Totino's Party Pizza is my frozen pizza of choice. Yes, I would actually pick it over any other frozen pizza, given the option. Gross, I know, but I just can't help myself. But....
3. I also really love health-nut food. Granola is my favorite cereal, I only drink soymilk, and my all time favorite food is fresh raspberries.
4. I'm rather flexible. I'm talking Gumby, flexible. I tend to forget that other people aren't that flexible until I do something I regard as rather un-remarkable in front of others and they let me know that, no, not everyone can fold their body in half four different ways.
5. I know the difference between single coils and humbuckers. My rockstar husband likes to talk about guitar/recording equipment...a lot (again, see #4 under "8 Things that attract me to a friend").
6. I'm horribly forgetful. If you ask me when my husband's birthday is, I have to stop and think about it. And we're not exactly newlyweds.
7. I'm the proud owner of six guitars...oh, wait...this is supposed to be about me.
8. I never had a job of any kind (other than baby-sitting) until I was a sophmore in college. But I sure had a lot of fun in high school.

8 Things I want to do before I die

1. Visit every continent (yes, I'm including Antarctica in this one).
2. Be a stay-at-home mom.
3. Own a raspberry bush.
4. Learn silver and/or gold smithing.
5. Own a Pygmy goat.
6. Take a pottery class.
7. Add a humbucker to that sweet guitar collection of mine...oh wait...
8. Finish this survey.

The 8 People I want to do the 8’s

1. This was a long one...
2. So I will make no mandates...
3. If you feel so inclined...
4. Go for it...
5. Otherwise...
6. Don't feel bad...
7. I even took an entire section out...
8. Like I said, it's long.


Nancy said...

Fun to read Ange, I am often found saying that I need a treat as well, as if you didn't know that! And I too have a fondness for Totinos party pizza, but probably would choose another kind over it on most occasions.

Becky said...

Ang, You are Making me LAUGH girl! I'm gonna have to go back and re-read, but I wanted to comment mid post! Love that you don't have 8 books to list and that you keep quoting movies. . .Esp. makes me laugh since I could list 80 books and don't know a single one of your quote references (I'm pathetic!) So for the old stoogies like me you'll have to give an answer key on the movie quotes.
I'm gonna go finish reading your post now. . ."I'll be back." There's my own movie quote for you!

Becky said...

Me again.
Your movie list rocks. . .No wonder you married a super star rock star.

Becky said...

And really, Ange, I had no idea that your fondness for Totinos had lasted into adulthood. You do consider yourself an adult now, don't you? You finally got yourself a real job so we'll say it's official even though you still love corn dogs.

Becky said...

How does Brian feel about your Antartica dream? I hear it's kinda cold down there.

Becky said...

And since 8 is the magic number, and we're already half way there, let's go the Eight is Great Distance. . ."I can go the distance!"

Becky said...

You must have been extra great with movie quotes being a twin and all. . .with someone always there to laugh at your zinngers. . .a Sunny and Cher kinda combo. . .wait, are you guys identical?

Becky said...

Uh, I guess 8 comments is kinda a lot. . .annoying you, no?

Becky said...

Awesome post! Only one more thing could make it more complete:

A photo of your gumby self in the splits sucking down a Slim Jim with all your. . .ur. . .Brian's six guitar's lined up in the back ground.

You Rock!

Angela said...

Becky-You crack ME up! The movie quotes are linked to the imdb page of the movie it's from. And, uh, if I ever did take a picture like that, I'm pretty sure I would destroy it, not post it on the internet.

Becky said...

Not to make this 9 comments from my little over kill self, but I meant to say your MUSIC list rocks! I do know those songs :)

karla said...

What? Since when was Mac & Cheese junk food? And I'm surprised that, "Sometimes, when you are all grown up, you wear stetchy pants in your room, just for fun" isn't one of your most frequent phrases. I hear you say that all the time.

Angela said...

That was number nine

stacey said...

Thanks for playing along! I LOVE those pizzas too! I don't know why. I ate them all the time while I was pregnant. Your quotes make me laugh too.