Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Eight meme

Kiki kindly tagged me for this - here goes!

8 things I am passionate about:

  1. My family
  2. Playing my guitars
  3. Dogs
  4. Reading
  5. My work
  6. Cycling
  7. Food
  8. Um, "being married" if you get my drift...

8 things I often say:

  1. Quotes from The Simpsons
  2. Can I have a quesadilla with cheesy nachos and a Coke
  3. Did you HAVE to drive that close you *&%$!
  4. I am hungry
  5. Can I buy a new set of strings?
  6. Is it that late already?
  7. Where did the weekend go?
  8. Sorry I did not mean to turn it up THAT loud

8 books I have read recently:

  1. Bill Bryson, Down Under
  2. Stuff about the Black Prince and the Battle of Poitiers
  3. An alternative history about what might have happened if the Spanish Armada had succeeded in conquering England
  4. Stuff about the Polish army in the 17th Century
  5. Stuff about doing maps on computers, related to my work
  6. Something by Terry Pratchett
  7. The Penguin Dictionary of The Bible, with maps by me(!)
  8. Stuff about the Romans

8 things to do before I die:

  1. Play in a band again
  2. See my kids through to adulthood, hey maybe even see a grandchild!
  3. Take the coast to coast train journey across Canada, taking a few detours to visit people
  4. Write a book
  5. Write and publish a set of wargame rules
  6. Learn to play the piano
  7. Learn to play the drums
  8. Finish painting all of my toy soldiers

8 songs I could listen to over and over again:

  1. Strangers in the Darkness by Gary Moore
  2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
  3. Stormy Monday by The Allman Brothers
  4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps, as played by Jeff Healey
  5. The song that Ray Charles sings in The Blues Brothers
  6. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  7. Helleluyah I Love Her So, as played by Humble Pie
  8. The karaoki version of Ebony and Ivory from the movie Undercover Brother

8 things that attract me to my friends
  1. A sense of humour
  2. Intelligence
  3. Similar interests
  4. Can't think of anything else - I just tend to click with people or not!

8 things I have learned in the last year
  1. How great blogging is
  2. That Doctors can do whatever they like and not have to answer for it
  3. How much my wife loves me
  4. Lots of stuff about maps and computers
  5. How little we really know about what happened in the past - so much British history seems to have been made up by the Victorians
  6. Lots of new stuff on the guitar
  7. I have got one particular, really good friend that I met a couple of years ago. This year I realised that we actually met once over 25 years ago, had planned to meet up again but never did until recently.
  8. I love bagels
Phew, made it! Anyone else want to try this one? I won't tag anyone because I am nice ;-)


Marie said...

This is a very good meme. I might try it myself. Great song choices!

Kiki said...

Thank you so much for doing this, I know they can be a pain but really I learned so much about myself and now about you! So thank you for sharing and I appreciate it!!

Princess of the Universe said...

Obviosuly you have to take a detour to Winnipeg! It's where all the cool kids are...

Logziella said...

#8 on the things you are PASSIONATE about...LOL!!! Only a guy would have put that in the "passionate" group. Ha!

I loved your "8 Things to do before you die" list!

And since I consider myself one of your friend's...I'll take the "8 Things that attract me to my friends" as a compliment...Thank-you. :0) Ha!

And Blogging and Bagles...YES!!! Ha! Do you eat bagles while you blog? :0)

Terri said...

I only knew one of your songs! (Freebird) Guess I'm not as musically educated as I thought! This is a great meme though. I love learning these kinds of things about my bloggy friends.

Um Naief said...

you know, it's a really nice quality to see a husband speaking so affectionately about his wife.... kudos to you for it.

great tag...

my husband is a musician as well. he plays the piano, oud, nay and some guitar.

Jahooni said...

Great Post and Thank Goodness that you didn't tag me!!!

But I might do it anyways...;-)

Rock Chef said...

Marie - It is a good one, I had to dig quite deep to get some of the answers.

Kiki - Thanks for tagging me!

Princess - Of course, unless I am not cool enough for Winnipeg!

Logzie - Yes, I have blogged while eating a bagel!

Terri - Some of my songs are a bit obscure, I guess, but you really must listen to the Pink Floyd one. It is on The Wall and is the best song they ever did, IMO.

um naief - If a man can't say nice things about his wife he does not deserve her!

Jahooni - Give it a go - it is quite hard to get 8 answers sometimes, as you saw!

mr zig said...

so I think you should get that Cross Canada trip planned and started! You know, when you reach about the halfway point across Canada the real fun will begin... yep, right here in Winnipeg :)