It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Seven Things

I’ve been volutarily tagged by Susan, and thought I’d post it first. (I already have something written and saved to post this afternoon – how organized is that??)

7 things I plan to do before I die:

I don’t make these kinds of plans. However, 7 things I’d like to do before I die:

1. When I’m angry, truly, righteously, justifiably angry with someone, I want to actually show it, no holds barred, and not be frightened of the consequences. I want to experience the cleansing of anger.

2. Be debt-free – this includes the mortgage!

3. Write a book. Or two.

4. Travel widely.

5. Learn to speak French.

6. Retire into affluence.

7. See my children launched into content, productive adulthood.

(This one for Q: And get married? Still not at all sure of that one, my dear, but if I ever decide to, you’re the one!)

Seven things I can do:

1. Play piano.

2. Read very quickly.

3. React calmly to a crisis.

4. See the bright side.

5. Admit my errors. Mostly.

6. Give a gracious apology when appropriate.

7. Teach (which includes potty training – you can do it, Susan!)

7 Things I cannot do:

1. Tolerate loud noises.

2. Enter a cave.

3. Express anger without feeling afraid.

4. Fly a plane.

5. Memorize stuff – I used to be able to!

6. Keep my house clean.

7. Stay awake after 10 p.m. more than three nights running.

7 Things that Attract me to the Opposite Sex:

1. Nice calves. Thighs are good, too.

2. Eye crinkles, a little grey in the hair.

3. Good listener.

4. Good conversationalist – not just chit chat, but the Real Thing.

5. Able to laugh at himself.

6. Values compatible with mine.

7. Well-read and/or well-travelled.

7 Things I Say Most Often:

1. Shhhhh!

2. Five…four…three…tw – Thank you

3. I love you.

4. Hands are not for hitting. Hands are for hugging.

5. Walk in the house. WALK.

6. What do you say?

7. Good job!

7 celebrity crushes:

This one was tough. I’ve never formed crushes on plastic people. I also just don’t pay a whole lot of attention to television, etc.

However, I have lusted after:

Whoever that was who played Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility. Marianne preferred Willoughby, stupid child, leaving Brandon on the loose: Oh, pick me, pick me!!

Colin Firth when he played Darcy in Pride and Prejudice; all that dark and brooding sexuality, yum;

Sean Connery – it’s the grey hair and eye crinkle thing;

For a while, I had a Pierce Brosnan thing, but it seems to have faded.

And that’s it. Can’t come up with seven.

7 People I tag:

I’ll let you tag yourselves, whoever wants to!

October 5, 2005 - Posted by | memes and quizzes


  1. That bit about anger scares me. I fear that I will be the one you try it out on first. But the post gets better from there:

    • The m-word: you didn’t make the font small enough; I could still read it.

    • Seven things you can do: you left several of my favourites off the list. I can’t imagine why: you do them so well, my dear.

    • Things that attract you: I was relieved to recognize myself in most items on the list. Well-travelled isn’t me, but we can work on that post-retirement. It’ll give us lots to talk about.

    • Celebrity crushes: Have I ever mentioned that I once played the part of Heathcliff in a play?

    Comment by Q | October 5, 2005 | Reply

  2. You can deal with it – you’re so good at this stuff! Besides, even in anger you can play fair.

    “The m-word”. lol Gee, I was hoping you wouldn’t be wearing your glasses!

    As for the rest? No comment! 🙂

    Comment by Mary P. | October 5, 2005 | Reply

  3. So cute, you two!!

    We do the counting backwards from five thing, too. We used to count 1-2-3, but I don’t know why we switched.

    I might do this one later.

    Comment by misfit | October 5, 2005 | Reply

  4. I’ll tag myself.

    Comment by SO not Martha | October 5, 2005 | Reply

  5. misfit: Glad you think so. Some would say that after 9+ years, and at our age, we should know better. (Some people lead boring lives.)

    I used to count up to five, until I heard a friend doing it backwards, and decided that had much more impact.

    SNMartha: Thanks. I’ll look for it!

    Comment by Mary P. | October 5, 2005 | Reply

  6. I’m so happy you did this! I don’t know why, it was just fun to read.

    And Col. Brandon was played by Alan Rickman. LOVED him. (Although now you’ve reminded me that I left Hugh Grant off my list–I know, I KNOW, but he’s so CUTE).

    Comment by Susan | October 5, 2005 | Reply

  7. Susan: It was fun to write, too. Alan Rickman, huh? I’ll remember that. Hugh Grant, huh? Well, what that means is that if the two of us ever head out to a bar together, we won’t be competing for ALL the same men. LOL

    Comment by Mary P. | October 5, 2005 | Reply

  8. CQ has tagged herself and posted her list on catslifeuk.

    That was interesting – really made me think.

    Thank you, Mary 🙂


    Comment by craziequeen | October 6, 2005 | Reply

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