Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mi, Mi, Mi....

Oh, wait a minute, I wasn't supposed to SING -- I was tagged by Sue over at the Magpie's Nest for the MeMeme that Finn started. Oh, yeah! So, without further ado -- and a few days later than I thought I would get to this here it goes:

5 Things To Do Before I Die:
  • See my daughter grown, happy, healthy, and relatively well adjusted

  • Visit Paris again. I love this city.

  • Visit New Orleans with my husband again. We got engaged there -- on the steps of St. Louis Cathedral at the stroke of midnight on Halloween. All around a magical night. And a magical city.

  • Go to the British Museum (oh, and the rest of London too :0) )

  • Live -- yes, kind of a prerequisite to dying but, I'm one who believes like Auntie Mame that life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!

5 Things I Can Do:

  • Kiss "owies" and make them better
  • Perform minor surgery on furry companions to "fix it"

  • Balance my checkbook (not that I do it often enough, but I CAN)

  • Multi-task -- not that special when you realize that any mother out there learns this one in a hurry, but I could do it before I had a child so, I'm gonna include it.

  • Do minor plumbing and home repair (replace light fixtures, paint, install baseboards, replace doors, install shelving, etc.). While all of the fabric in the house is mine -- so are all of the power tools. Go figure.
5 Things I Cannot Do... Yet:
  • Hand quilt. I am gearing myself up for this one -- but I think it will be a can do that soon.

  • Crochet. Honestly. I can't. I can knit, sew, embroider, cross stitch, etc. But I can NOT crochet. I've tried. People have attempted to teach me. I'm a hopeless case. And ya know what -- I'm actually ok with this.

  • Feel comfortable with balancing work, home, child. I'm working on this one. I have the feeling this one is also a continual work in progress thing.

  • Applique. My feelings on this one are somewhere between my attitude about hand quilting and crochet.

  • Parallel park well. This requires practice. Since there are darned few places where it is necessary around here -- don't know that I will get it.
5 Things That Attract Me to the Opposite Sex:
  • Honesty

  • Compassion

  • Sense of humor (must be at least as twisted and dark as my own)

  • Sense of adventure

  • Snuggleability. No -- I can't explain it any better than that.
5 Celebrity Crushes: -- I've seen many people not answer this one, I told my dh about it and his first response was to laugh and then tell me my first answer. *G* I knew I married him for a reason!
  • Orlando Bloom

  • Johnny Depp

  • Harrison Ford (this one goes WAY back -- Luke who? Give me Han!)

  • Chris Jericho (if you don't watch WWE this will make NO sense -- and no, I find no contradiction in my intellectual side clashing with my enjoyment of wrestling)

  • Hugh Jackman (he had me at *shnict* -- again, another weird cultural reference but watch the X-men and remember that I was a comic book junkie long and long ago)
5 People I'd Like to Do This (Tag! You're it!):
  • Tracey at Ozcountryquiltingmum (this is because you seemed to want to do the last one :0) )

  • Lisa at Stashmaster

  • Bonnie at Rainy Day Quilts (Bonnie is one of my dearest friends and the mother of my goddaughter -- she's started her own blog, with her own lovely quilts, check it out and encourage more posts!)

  • Valerie at Un Arc En Ciel Dans Le Lavabo

  • Anyone else who would like to do this -- I'm so lousy at this part :0)
And just so this post isn't totally non-quilt related, a peek at my current project. Just a peek mind you -- this is one of those projects where it really isn't going to look right until the top is done. Luckily, it's working up fast!
Not very helpful? Ok -- one more hint. What could it be? What could it be? Hehehe. Sorry, that's all you're getting for now. More soon. I promise!


Di said...

I agree with Hugh Jackman - he had me on "schnikt" too!! Oh and Johnny Depp!! I love Paris as well - my all time favourite city!!

Bren said...

I love the fabrics you got the other day. What a tease! Hope to see a quilt top soon. Your meme was very insightful ;)

The Calico Cat said...

Love those prints, that polka dot is great.

Holly said...

I don't know where I got this phrase...some odd movie or tv show...

angela...It lucks like you are in the "sucks the marrow out of the bone of life club"

love your lists.

thanks for telling me that the new fabric is starting to show up.


Darlene said...

Nice little tease!

I can crochet but I can't knit - no just can't do it. What do you do with those long pokie things? LOL Where do you put them? LOL

Sue in western WA said...

Oh, this was fun! I LOVE that you got engaged at the stroke of midnight on Halloween! We did it the boring way on New Year's Eve. (Of course, at the time it didn't seem boring...)

YankeeQuilter said...

New Orleans is one of our favorites too! What a great place to spend Halloween.

Hugh Jackman will make a lot of it showing my age that I still have Sean Connery on mine?!

gwen said...

Hello from Paris (well I was there 3 weeks ago and it was raining!).
I am amazed at all you have done in June/july. I like very much your skirt and the christmas flimsy. I bet you are quite excited at teaching a quilt course.
I wish you luck. Take care.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

OOh, very cute peek!!
I just knew you would tag me, I will think on it today!
And I'm sure Han will be in there, Luke was too much of a boy! Tracey

Kairle said...

What fun things we've learned about you!

Can't wait to see what you're making. Love the fabrics!!!

Felicia said...

Your before you die list is strikingly similar to mine :)

Valerie said...

oh oh seems I've been tagged...

let me know next time you go to Paris so I can meet you for the day !!!

tammy said...

hey Angela! Loved the "because I can't crochet" quilt. Thanks for bringing it in to show me! Your mommy will love it when she is sleeping under it! See ya soon!