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Crazy Eights November 12, 2007

Posted by davegoblog in Blogging, Books, Movies, NaBloPoMo, Parenting, Pop Culture, Sports, Star Wars.
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EightsBy starting to blog this year and participating in NaBloPoMo, I’ve met a lot of interesting people and have learned some new terms to add to my lexicon. Thanks to the witty Sandy at Momisodes, I’m doing my first meme. Enjoy!

8 things I’m passionate about:

  • My daughters (Rosie & Lily) / Being a good father
  • My wife (Anna) / Being a good husband
  • Science especially chemistry – so much so that I got my B.S. and M.S. in it.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers – I was born and raised (for three months) in the Steel City of the Three Rivers.
  • Creating peace – I imperfectly try to hammer swords into plowshares as in Micah 4:3 and transform arrows into flowers like Siddhartha did while under the Bodhi tree.
  • Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars!
  • Argyle socks – I love ‘em!
  • Reducing, reusing, and recycling – Remember the law of conservation of mass/matter that says matter cannot be created/destroyed, but it may be rearranged.

8 things I want to do before I die:

  • Go into space.
  • Visit Stonehenge (before spellcheck it was Stonehedge).
  • Decide how to use my body for science after I die (stay tuned for future blog post).
  • May be have another kid. And, by “have” I mean Anna carrying the baby for nine months and delivering the child. Seriously, I’m okay with the two girls, but who knows what the future holds.
  • Live another 64 years. Just realized the “numbers” involved…36 + 64 = 100 or using perfect squares 62 + 82 = 102. Spooky!
  • See humans land on Mars and return to safely.
  • Visit this statue.
  • Finish this list.

8 things I say often:

  • “Ro-SIE!” – It’s the Dad voice.
  • “Good job, Rosie!”
  • “Not for Lily / not for babies.”
  • “Hello, Bumbo!” – how I greet Lily.
  • “I love you.”
  • A G-rated expletive such as my current favorites of “Dagnabbit!” and “Mother Superior!”
  • “Have you seen my slippers?”
  • “It’s possible, pig.” – Potential response to any question asked in our house. A reference to The Princess Bride for those who don’t know.

8 books I’ve read recently:

8 songs I could listen to over and over:

  • The Star Wars Main Theme by John Williams – I get chills down my spine every time I hear it and sometimes when I just think about it.
  • Anything by “Weird Al” Yankovic – Yep, it’s out there now.
  • A Mighty Wind soundtrack
  • Ana Ng” by They Might Be Giants – The ringtone on my cell phone for when Anna calls.
  • “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix – The ringtone for when everyone else calls.
  • Anything by Baron von Stinglehoffer, the Stingasaurus, or the Stinganator.
  • In Da Club” by Assassin – This was a free song download from iTunes, otherwise I would have never heard it.
  • “Spybreak” by Propellerheads – Music played in the lobby scene when Neo and Trinity go to rescue Morpheus in The Matrix.

8 things that attract me to my best friends:

  • Sense of humor & laughing at / with me
  • Activism
  • Love of monkeys
  • Playing games (board, card, video, RPG, etc.)
  • Support
  • Keepin’ it real / honesty
  • Some other seventh thing
  • Begrudgingly agreeing to participate in this Crazy Eights meme

8 people I think should do Crazy Eights:

Now, you know more about me than I do. It was a lot of fun and knocked off one post for NaBloPoMo.

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1. momisodes - November 13, 2007

You rocked the Meme! Thanks so much for going along with this cockamamie crazy 8’s nonsense. Mine took forever, but I figured it would be something nice to look back on later.

“Decide how to use my body for science after I die (stay tuned for future blog post).”…..Can’t wait to hear 😉

2. derek - November 14, 2007

OK, I’m done after a day of wracking my brain. The one that killed me was the “8 songs”…I was tormented that I could only choose 8!

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