Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Crazy 8's

The rules of the "game":

1. Mention the person who tagged me.
2. Complete the lists of 8.
3. Tag 8 more bloggers and tell them they've been tagged.

Sunny tagged me for this and I'm thinking in list-form lately so this is perfect.

Eight things I am looking forward to:
1. Returning to the U.S. – less than 3 weeks from now, but who’s counting?
2. My sister having her 1st baby in July
3. Spending Thanksgiving with my parents this year
4. Having access to bookstores and libraries with LOTS of books in English (see #1)
5. Harry Potter movie this summer
6. Eating donuts, Ethiopian food, real bacon, good coffee (see #1)
7. Baby #2 - somehow, some way, someday
8. Seeing friends again (see #1)

Eight things I did yesterday:
1. Made Thai green curry
2. Pet some bunnies
3. Stayed up late
4. Enjoyed lunch out with a toddler (no yelling or whining, fed herself - wow!)
5. Made some digital photo albums
6. Started reading "Revenge of the Spellmans" by Lisa Lutz
7. Talked to my sister via Skype
8. Celebrated my repaired internet connection

Eight things I wish I could do:
1. Speak Japanese fluently
2. See my family more often
3. Play golf
4. Calligraphy (well enough to get a certificate)
5. Make money by reading or blogging
6. See my Grampa again
7. Write a book
8. Cook on the fly (no recipe needed)

Eight shows I watch:
1. How I Met Your Mother
2. 30 Rock
3. The Office
4. Burn Notice
5. Psych
6. Monk
7. Top Chef (not since I left the U.S.)
8. American Idol (not since I left the U.S.)

Eight favorite fruits:
1. Strawberries
2. Apple
3. Bing cherries
4. Peaches
5. Pears
6. Blackberries
7. Pineapple
8. Watermelon

Eight places I'd like to travel:
1. Italy - esp. Florence
2. Egypt
3. Prague
4. Munich (Oktoberfest!)
5. Miami (I've been watching a LOT of Burn Notice)
6. New Orleans (jazz and cajun food!)
7. Hawaii
8. Somewhere in Africa where I can go on safari

Eight places I've lived:
1. Schenectady, NY
2. Niskayuna, NY
3. Menands, NY
4. Geneva, NY
5. Melbourne, Australia
6. Osaka, Japan
7. Seattle, WA
8. I suppose we could count my other apt. in Schenectady....

This may not be 8 but I'll tag:


  1. Thanks for playing along! :D You're right, our TV lists are very similar, LOL. The only one I don't watch on there is Burn Notice. Sounds like I should check it out!

  2. Mmmmm Burn Notice! I love that show! It's starting up again soon *YAY*

  3. My husband was born in Niskayuna, and we grew up in Syracuse. Small world!

  4. Ooh, thanks for the tag. I'm having trouble finishing some of these lists. You've lived in Melbourne? We visited there 10 years ago (can't believe it was that long ago) and I loved it.

  5. Yay, i love a tag! I will get it up sometime soon, i hope!