Sunday, 28 October 2007

Even more things about me

The lovely Daszzle of the amazingly entertaining Something to smile about has tagged me with an inspiring meme. The task is to write down my 8 lists based on 8 pre-defined categories. A challenge indeed!!!

Thanks for the tag Daszzle! Here we go:

8 Things I'm Passionate About

1. Photography
2. Travel
3. Reading
4. Walking in the countryside
5. The theatre
6. Wildlife (Flora and Fauna)
7. Fine food, fine wine and fine w....
8. Blogging

8 Things I Want To Do Before I Die

1. Live a little
2. See the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights)
3. Sit face to face with a wild Silverback Gorilla in the jungles of Uganda
4. To regain my confidence of heights
5. To swim with dolphins
6. To meet that ‘special’ person
7. To do something that will change somebody else’s life for the better
8. To like myself

8 Things I Say Often

1. "I think there may be room for negotiation here"
2. "I’ll accept your opinion, if you accept that mine is right”
3. "Oh crumbs!"
4. "Uh?”
5. "Mine’s a pint!"
6. "I’ll do it tomorrow"
7. "Where did I put it? “
8. "Cheerio“

8 Books I've read recently

1. The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova
2. His Dark Material – Philip Pullman (You abslolutely must read the trilogy before watching the film this Christmas)
3. The Book Of Lost Things – John Connolly
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
5. The Testament of Gideon Mack – James Robertson
6. The Book of Dave – Will Self
7. The Next Thing On My List – Jill Smolinski
8. The Dice Man – Luke Rhinehart

8 Songs That I Could Listen to Over and Over

The video above didn't fall into my 'list of 8', but I couldn't resist posting it anyway. It is one of the most amazing gatheringing of legendry artists - Leonard Cohen and U2 singing Cohen's mesmorising "The Tower Of Song". Has there ever been a more memorable team-up?

Now for the list:

1. No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley and the Wailers

2. A Man's World - James Brown

3. A Thousand Kisses Deep – Leonard Cohen. Honestly, any song by this legendry artist is worthy of being on my list, but I could only include one. If I can pass one piece of advice onto you all it would be to open your mind to the work of Leonard Cohen.

4. I Put a spell on you – Nina Simone

5. In this world - Moby

6. Knockin’ on heaven’s door – Guns’n’Roses

7. Umbrella - Rihanna

8. Nothing compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor

8 Things That Attract Me to my Best Friends

1. Sense of humour
2. Compassion
3. Comfort
4. Reliability
5. Trust
6. Dependability
7. Honesty
8. Their ability to accept that I am always right

8 Things I Have Learned This Past Year

1. What goes up must come down (oops)
2. Families are special, important and priceless
3. Live for today, enjoy today, do not ruin today worrying about tomorrow
4. If it can, it probably will.
5. Jobs don’t get done if you don’t bloody well do them!!!!
6. Sugar tastes better than salt on cereal
7. How to make the worlds best omelette
8. How to carve a pumpkin lantern

8 People Who Should Do This Meme

I'm going to have to fail on this one. A few of the people I would have selected for this Meme have already completed the tag or have just been tagged. Therefore I open this one up to the floor. I welcome anybody to take on this meme.

For anybody who does choose to take on the challenge, please let me know so that I can come and visit and read your lists.

Many thanks and have a happy weekend!!


Tish said...

Yet another great meme from you, Graham! I'll have to tackle this one.

Btw, I LOVE the theatre! I go to plays all the time.

And a pumpkin lantern? That is so funny. I've never heard it called anything but a jack-o-lantern.

I hope you have a great night!

Zhu said...

Hey, I wanna do it ! Looks fun.

We have quite a few taste/goals in common. But Riyanna ?? Seriously, this umbrella song is getting on my nerve ! Graham, I hate to say it but... you're wrong.

Oh what? I'm not your friend anymore? :D

Getty72 said...

Thanks tish, going to the theatre is so enjoyable. I have just booked some tickets to see Christian Slater and Helen Baxendale (the English girl from the series 'Friends') in a play during December. I have booked a hotel in Covent Garden in London. I am quite excited because London is magical during the Christmas festive season. I'll be sure to add a post about!

Getty72 said...

Zhu!, I can't wait to read your lists. Rihanna...LOL! I kinda agree with you - it does drive one crazy. I had to add at least one lively song to the list (I realised that the others were quite meloncholy). I must be honest though, I do find myself listening to it over and over again. However I am sure that the novelty will wear off soon.

So, using the great art of negotiation and compromise, I would say that I am totally RIGHT at this moment (as!), but things may change in the very near future!!!!!

Best wishes ~ Graham

ps. You'll always be my! (just don''t forget, I am ALWAYS RIGHT...LMAO!!!!!)

Azzitizz said...

What goes up must come down? I assume you mean yourself off a mountain?

Don't mean to make fun but if you go up another mountain, STAY AWAY FROM THE EDGE!!!!!

Sugar is better than salt on cereal!!!! How on earth did you find that one out? Go on, tell me how you managed to put salt on your cereal instead of sugar, har, har, har!

Real good meme.


Getty72 said...

What goes up certainly did come down, and then back up and down again in the helicopter. Lol, yes it was a reference to my fall.

I do try to stay away from the edge, but when the path is only about 3 inches wide, the edge becomes rather close on both sides. Perhaps in future, I will crawl along on my tummy.

And yes, you guessed it... a few mornings ago I was rushing to go to work and put salt on my cereal rather than sugar - the problem is I had a mouthful of it before I realised... YUK! YUK! YUK! I can still taste it now, several days later. I suppose another thing I was taught that day, was to get up a bit bloody earlier.... LMAO!!

kasper794 said...

Great meme. I may have to tackle that one myself. Have a great day!
I just finished the dinner party one and I had a blast with that one.

Weekend Warrior said...

A very interesting read Graham. I have the Aurora Borealis on my list too as one of the must-sees.

Choc Mint Girl @ Crystal said...

Sure do hope you meet that 'special' person...;)

Daszzle said...

Perfection! I love it all! A) I also love the theater B) I hate to ask how you discovered sugar tastes better than salt on cereal C) Nothing Compares to You is an excellent song! and D) I am so stealing "Oh, crumbs!" It's perfect and oh so British ;). Aww, keep them coming. Job well done... I'll be giving you an A+

Max said...

Hey you,

I loved this meme...
You said you wanted to like yourself: you don't?

Those songs are gorgeous (some more than others, but absolutely gorgeous...I love Nina Simone, James Brown..."No, woman don't cry" it's a classic - Graham you have good musical taste)!!


odd facts said...

"8. Their ability to accept that I am always right" Yep. That is the first thing I look for in a friend.

Marjie said...

hey graham....this seems like something i could do in a short time. no further researches I have to volunteer myself for being tagged. hope you don't mind my enthusiasm :)

BottleBlonde said...

Where did I put it?

I hope you don't say that when you're in the sack with women!

elay said...

great eights!
you got an interesting list here..i love anything bob marley..and umbrella has been my "last song syndrome" for days now...
there's a slower version by mandy moore in case you haven't heard it yet, which i think is equally good.

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