Thursday, November 22, 2007

I've Been Tagged..........

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by Come Running and Miriam

Here we go......

8 Passions
1) My son and his happiness
2) My friends and their happiness
3) Investing and Stock Strategies
4) Business
5) Painting (when I am in the mood - it tends to be all consuming, but I havent been there in a while)
6) Israel
7) Survivors of abuse in general, but particularly in the frum community
8) How to rectify #7

8 Things To Do Before I Die:
1) Seeing that my son is happy, independent, and productive
2) Make aliyah
3) Get over my issues and myself
4) Do something really useful with my life
5) Adopt (stop rolling your eyes, Steven)
6) Make peace with my hair
7) Learn how to fix cars
8) Im gonna go with learning to take a compliment (sorry Miriam - but its a good one!)

8 Things I Often Say:
1) "I'm sorry!" (not as in - i did something wrong and I'm sorry about it - i don't often apologize when i should - rather as in YOU: Ach - I'm stuck in traffic! ME: I'm sorry!)
2) "STFU!" - the actual words
3) "Ach - whatever!"
4) "You're the best Zevi ever!!"
5) "I lost money today" (well - I've been saying that lately - hopefully it will change)
6) "I DID call you back!!" (For Ms. Sharon)
7) "You rock!"
8) "IHVSFFU!!"

8 Book I've Read Recently:

1) Awareness by Miriam Adahan (my handbook - lol)
2) Perfect Match by Jodi Piccoult
3) The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright (great book - thanks to my supplier!)
4) A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
5) The Little Midrash Says - (Zev and my erev shabbos ritual)
6) Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides
7) Souled by Hanoch Teller (ok - I'm old school people!)
8) When Do The Good Times Start by Avraham Twerski (old school again!)

8 Songs That Mean Something to Me:
Pretty much everyone with some significance in my life has a's a partial list!
1) How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - James Taylor (Zev and I sing this at the top of our lungs in the car when it comes on!)
2) Refuge (When Its Cold Outside) - John Legend (also reminds me of Zev)
3) I'm Feelin' You - Michelle Branch -(for my relationship with my SO)
4) #40 - Dave Matthews Band - for a very good friend - its how our relationship goes!
5) Brick - Ben Folds - reminds me of a very difficult time in my life, but also a time of growth...
6) Two Step - Dave Matthews Band (YOU know!)
7) When You're Strange - The Doors - (my dad used to sing this a lot - reminds me of good times)
8) What A Good Boy - Bare Naked Ladies (sums up some conflicts that I have)
8.5) Anything by Nickleback - (major cheese!!!) :-)

8 Things I Look For In a Friend
I dont have that many friends, so clearly I'm not that successful, perhaps I have high expectations, but I am grateful for the ones I have!
1) Loyalty
2) Openmindedness
3) Self Awareness
4) Looking to improve themselves and their lives
5) A good parent to their children
6) Non-Judgemental
7) Something about them that doesnt "fit" (does that make sense??)
8) The ability to put up with my crap!

Wow - that took a long time! I'm gonna pass it on - but I don't have 8 people to pass it to - so here are a few:
HaKiruv (but i thought I saw u tagged somewhere)
.......also - Ehav - but he's got an interesting discussion going on on his blog and I dont want to break the flow - so, Ehav, if you see this, consider yourself tagged when you get a chance!



Lakewood Venter said...

wow! This is one loooong tag! i will try (I repeat, try) to do this in the coming days.

Love your list btw!

Miriam said...

Great list, tr8erGirl. You are totally cool! I have decided you must come and live next to me and be my best friend! lololol

re: making peace w/the hair. I hear that one. lol Once, towards the end of my preg. I couldn't deal and just let everything go, I mean everrrrythaaang. Well, so my hair turned into one scary head of dreads! I had to cut it all off. :-(

re: something that doesn't fit. I think I understand. like not mainstream. I also!

Great list!

Tr8erGirl said...

LV - ty!

Miriam - thanks! so not cool though! but i'd surely live next to you, if not for that pesky clause in my divorce agreement that says i can't move 25 miles away from my ex...grrr..11 more years! lol

I love dreads - totally want them, but im too old i think!! sorry you had to cut urs off! they prob looked cute!

Anonymous said...

I only rate 8.5? :(
I maybe cheezy but your the queen of cheese!