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Sunday, January 21, 2007


So, I’m a little slow on the buzzer. I was tagged by the lovely QT, who lives not so far away from me, for this meme last week–Wednesday to be exact. I took the liberty of making it 8 things instead of 7. Following QT’s lead, I will tag only one other person–Maggie, you’re it.

Things I Can Do

1. Knit and weave–although my loom is in the basement covered with boxes.
2. Travel. I’m confident that I can figure things out as I go.
3. Sleep through the night practically anywhere, except airplanes.
4. Meditate and get hypnotized with very little effort or practice. Apparently I’m “suggestible.”
5. Read an average of 2.5 books a week.
6. Pack light.
7. Grow cactuses.
8. Make chocolate chip cookies.

Things I Can’t Do
1. Cook.
2. Build a deck.
3. Clean the bathroom.
4. Blow up balloons.
5. Sing–well, I can, but you really don’t want to hear it.
6. Keep my political opinions to myself.
7. Do anything to fix or maintain a car.
8. See scary or bloody movies.

Things That Scare Me
1. Bad dreams.
2. When my dog gets sick.
3. The dentist–I haven’t been there in a while.
4. Driving on snow-covered roads.
5. Fireworks–the noise has scared me ever since I was little.
6. Doing my taxes–I get crazy with anxiety.
7. Inching across streets jammed with motorbikes in Vietnam.
8. Traveling to the world’s most dangerous destinations, which in 2006 included Afghanistan, Burundi, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo, Georgia, Haiti, Iraq, Liberia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Russia (Chechnya), Somalia, Sudan and Zimbabwe.

Things To Do Before I Die

1. Go on a road trip without a destination.
2. Learn to play the drums.
3. Do more whitewater rafting.
4. Get a car that doesn’t use fuel.
5. Return to Bali, Cambodia, and Alaska.
6. Get tattoos.
7. Make lots of time for making mixed media art.
8. Get a kayak.

Eight Random Facts

1. I am an American Idol addict.
2. I cannot eat split pea soup–it grosses me out.
3. My cupboard is full of eclectic mismatched dishes, many of them from the 1950s.
4. I am a huge fan of Mike Doughty’s music.
5. I’m married to a professor whose politics David Horowitz does not agree with, so he consequently was listed in “The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America” (very McCarthy-esque). He’s in the very fine company of Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky.
6. I love being on boats in the ocean, even if it’s cold and rainy.
7. I secretly desire red sparkly Wizard of Oz shoes.
8. I lived in Ecuador for more than a year.


Blogger meno said...

Sad that there are so many dangerous destinations.

Get that tattoo. You'll love it.

I like your dangerous husband,

11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meno took my comment about your guy. You two make quite a pair.

Your lists are reflective of what you've shared with us so far, whimsical, practical, capable, and witty. All the things I think of when I think of you.

I have no doubt you'll do the things still yet to do.

12:04 AM  
Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

Oh, get a tattoo! You deserve at least one! And, um, can we hear more about Mr. Dangerous Professor? I think I like him already....

6:36 AM  
Blogger karmic said...

He is a professor? Then we have a bit more in common. :)
Loved the list!

7:03 AM  
Blogger Lynnea said...

Again about your husband, he is indeed in great company! I want to hear more too.

Btw, you're the first person who has ever tagged me! Coolio. I will post up tomorrow.

I envy your reading average. One day I hope to get back to being a reading fiend. For now, I get interrupted waaaaay too much.
You are one fascinating woman.

7:40 AM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

Ver interesting list.. and good on your husband for being on David Horowitz's list. That's a badge of honor in itself. :)



10:21 AM  
Blogger Steven said...

American Idol addicted?


I never would have thunk it.

DO I have less respect for you because of it? Yes...yes I do. ;)


11:35 AM  
Blogger Bobealia... said...

I saw those shoes at a local thrift shop. They weren't my size.
Oh, I wonder if my mom or dad are on that list! I didn't even know you were married.
If you get a tatoo make sure you design it and no one else. It should be original! That's an order.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Susan as Herself said...

Ooooh---split peas soup is my all time favorite!

But I do agree with you about a boat on the ocean---even in poor weather. And especially if it's a BIG boat---like a cruise ship.

2:26 PM  
Blogger QT said...

I laughed out loud at the split pea soup -not one of my faves either.

I would love to hear about your time in Ecuador, and the tattoo is a must. I wish I could read as fast as you do!

6:10 PM  
Blogger flutter said...

I love your list, and it warms my cockles that you are addicted to American Idol

7:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love memes like this. It reveals so much so quickly, and you are one of those people I want to know more about.

Horowitz is a bastard. Your husband should be flattered.

9:05 PM  
Blogger KC said...

What a treasure of answers to get to know Lucia better!

And, I'm with you on American idol. Really.

9:51 PM  
Blogger r said...

I'm with you all the way on the split pea soup.

It looks like it's already been eaten.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

Fantastic meme! I secretly desire red sparkly shoes too

...and a talking lion.

10:29 AM  

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