Seven sevens meme

The Magnificent SevenBonnie, a very sharp GodBlogCon 2005 blogger who writes at Off the top and Intellectuelle, has “tagged” me to participate in a new meme. See her own post about it here.

A meme is something like a chain letter that spreads from blogger to blogger until someone starts a new one. Most memes seem to involve lists. This one requires seven answers to seven questions:

  1. Seven things I’d like to do before I die.
  2. Seven things I cannot do.
  3. Seven things that attract me to my wife.
  4. Seven things I say most often.
  5. Seven books I love.
  6. Seven movies I watch over and over again.
  7. Seven people I want to invite to join this meme.

Seven things I’d like to do before I die:

  • visit Scotland
  • publish a novel (that’s read beyond my immediate family)
  • learn to play the guitar
  • sail single-handed to the Caribbean
  • discover an underground cavern
  • drive a Ferrari at high speeds on a race track
  • scatter billions and billions of tumbleweed seeds on the grave of Carl Sagan

Seven things I cannot do:

  • whistle
  • play the piano
  • yodel (not that I really want to…)
  • touch spiders
  • fold shirts like my wife does
  • memorize anything
  • eat Hot and Sour soup without slurping

Seven things that attract me to my wife:

  • her indefatigable sense of humor
  • her smile
  • a mind that is never still
  • her unwavering faith in God
  • her wisdom
  • she gets lost in parking lots (it brings out the Boy Scout in me)
  • strangely, she loves me

Seven things I say most often:

  • You’re kidding!
  • Whoa, baby!
  • Shoot, I reckon.
  • I do not think that word means what you think it means.
  • Life is hard, and then you die.
  • Vamos a ver.
  • My computer hates me.

Seven Eight books I love:

  • The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
  • The New Testament, JB Phillips translation
  • Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63, Taylor Branch
  • The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Civil War: A Narrative (Vols. 1-3), Shelby Foote
  • anything by Tony Hillerman
  • Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
  • An Anthropologist on Mars, Dr. Oliver Sacks

Seven movies I watch over and over again:

  • The Right Stuff
  • The Natural
  • Groundhog Day (every time I watch it, it seems like the very first time!)
  • Amadeus
  • Get Shorty
  • Grand Canyon
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Seven people I want to invite to join this meme:

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  1. 1.

    Seven things to do before I die

    Visit Israel

    Write a Christian book

    See my children marry

    See my grandchildren

    Write a Christian-based story to be made into a movie

    See my daughter star in the movie ๐Ÿ˜‰

    See people I am praying for accept Jesus as Lord and Savior

    2.

    Seven things I cannot do

    Play competitive sports anymore ๐Ÿ™

    See well without glasses or contacts

    Lose weight and keep it off!! Argghhh!

    Go on a cruise…get sea sick very easily

    Never ride a loopty loop roller coaster ride again!

    Never want to enter a Mosque

    Live without putting Christ first in my life!

    3.

    Seven things that attract me to [my spouse or significant other or best friend]

    He is ALL MINE! We have always been faithful to each other! ๐Ÿ™‚

    He makes me laugh

    He is good looking & has a great personality

    He is loving toward me and loves me no matter what! We are soul mates!

    He is a great Christian husband, father, and provider

    We love doing things together and enjoy our son and daughter in their activities

    We look forward to retirement and will grow old together!

    4.

    Seven things I say most often

    “I love you” to each member of my family

    Prayers

    Speak my mind on current events/issues

    Silly sayings that I have made up

    What do you want for dinner?

    Drive safe!

    I’m doing laundry!

    5.

    Seven books (or series) I love

    Bible

    Mere Christianity

    Purpose Driven Life

    The Case For Faith

    The Way of the Master

    Darwin’s Leap of Faith

    Captivating (currently reading…it’s great!)

    6.

    Seven movies I watch over and over again (or would watch over and over if I had the time)

    The Wizard of Oz

    It’s a Wonderful Life

    Judgment

    A Walk to Remember

    A League of Their Own

    Back to the Future (series)

    Ghost

    (so many more, too!)

    7.

    Seven people I want to join in, too

    Susan Smith

    Jojo

    Anna

    Jabez

    Stephen

    Irene

    Steve

  2. Thanks for “playing,” Charlie! Your lists are great. Love the tumbleweed thing.

    I forgot about “Amadeus;” that should probably be on my list too. (although the movie’s historical accuracy is disputed, I love the way Mozart’s genius & musicality is portrayed.)

  3. Thanks, Charlie! Actually, this was kind of fun…it was my first “tag.” I’m posting my sevens tomorrow.

  4. We’re Hillerman fans, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Charlie,

    Is Grand Canyon the one where different peoples lives intersect – there’s a black guy who helps a white guy whose car breaks down in Ingelwood – and they end up standing looking at the Grand Cnayon at the end? because if it is – I LOVED that movie. I raved about it – it really made me think about how we can follow on from connections or not. Truth be told – it came to mind as I made my own list (as did about 5 other movies).

    I can touch weeny little spiders but the big jumping ones get half a can of spray dumped on them pronto.

    I love the graphic you have for this post!

  6. Thanks for the tag, Charlie–I’m working on it and will soon post!

  7. Hi!

    Christine asked me to join in.

    7

    Things To Do Before I Die

    1.

    Write several books and see them published.

    2.

    Speak at Writers’ Conferences

    3.

    Travel

    4.

    See family members come to Christ (this is

    actual numero uno!)

    5.

    Write for national Christian periodicals.

    6.

    See my boys married with children.

    7.

    Meet Christine and my other blogger buddies!

    7

    Things I Cannot Do

    The Word says that I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me (Anna’s paraphrase). In view of this, I will change this to 7 things I don’t want to do!

    1.

    Ride amusement park rides.

    2.

    I don’t want to go back to the 9 to 5 grind.

    Working in my own business is much nicer.

    3.

    I don’t want to get so wrapped up in the

    “busies” that I forget what’s really

    important.

    4.

    I don’t want to do anything, which will

    bring shame and reproach on the name of

    Jesus (again, numero uno!).

    5.

    Climb any literal mountains.

    6.

    Be on a reality TV show.

    7.

    Bungee jump.

    7

    Things That Attracted Me to My Spouse

    1.

    His dedication to the Lord.

    2.

    His honesty.

    3.

    His warmth and kindness.

    4.

    His support of my interests.

    5.

    His love of the Word and prayer.

    6.

    His protective nature.

    7.

    And, of course, his good looks.

    7

    Things I Say Most Often

    1.

    Cool beans

    2.

    I have no clue

    3.

    No way!

    4.

    You’re kidding!

    5.

    All right!

    6.

    Responding to God is good – ALL THE TIME!

    7.

    Sorry, just can’t think of another.

    7

    Books I Love

    1.

    The Bible

    2.

    Anything by Frank Peretti (spelling?)

    3.

    Anything by Townsend & Cloud (Boundaries, etc.)

    4.

    America’s Real War (by Rabbi Daniel Lapin)

    5.

    Anne of Green Gables

    6.

    The Little Women Series

    7.

    Little House on the Prairie series (it’s

    still a favorite after all these years).

    7

    Movies I’ve Watched Over and Over

    1.

    A Walk In the Clouds (classic chick flick)

    2.

    The Sound of Music

    These are the only ones I’ve watched multiple times. I’m not much of a movie buff.

    7

    People I want to join in.

    I know the same people in the blog world as Christine.

    Blessings,

    Anna