Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Infinite 8: Because Hightouch is the Boss of Me

8 Shows I watch

  • 30 Rock
  • The Office
  • Battlestar Galatica
  • Dexter
  • Weeds
  • American Idol
  • Samantha Who?
  • Entourage

8 Restaurants I love

  • Big City Soup
  • Martine
  • Em's
  • Mazza
  • Thai Siam
  • Tsunami
  • Lone Star
  • Eggs in the City

8 Things I did yesterday

  • "Taught" in the loosest sense of the word
  • Worked out (again "loosely")
  • Made Curried Pumpkin soup
  • Talked to my mom on the phone
  • Did some Facebook stuff (read: "wasted time")
  • Hung out with Son
  • Drank coffee, then some beer
  • Blogged (of course!)

8 things I'm looking forward to

  • Christmas
  • Thanksgiving
  • Any movie I might be able to see again, ever, in the theater
  • My fortieth in Vegas (baby!)
  • AWP
  • Waking up in the morning
  • Swimming
  • My next overseas trip (London? Maybe.)

8 Things on my wish list

  • Live in Ireland or Scotland with Son and MB
  • "In The House" 2010: The eco-tour in our retooled VW bus: a family trip and reading tour all rolled into one great big van!
  • Finish a fucking novel!
  • A Kitchen-Aid stand mixer, light blue, and, while we're at it, a kitchen it will fit in!
  • An amazing digital camera
  • A room of one's own
  • A YA novel (written by me)
  • Another 10 years (at least!) with MB, including another $50 bottle of wine

8 things I love, in no particular order

  • My wonderful, adorable husband
  • My gifted, artistic Son
  • Food (right now, mostly pie)
  • Wine
  • Gus!
  • My family
  • Reading
  • Trashy TV

8 things I can’t stand, in no particular order

  • Anything involving Vampires of any kind, type or form
  • Pompous blowhards of any stripe (takes one to know one, though) (ditto!)
  • Bad service. Don't they know we're in a recession? Be nice to me.
  • Bad restaurants. There is just no reason. (and why are the bad ones so expensive? idiots!)
  • Cynicism
  • Self-congraulatory meta-style. You know what I'm talking about.
  • Popular writing that's so bad it makes you want to give up language (see number one)
  • Working (talk to me in one month, though)

8 people I'm tagging: Everyone i know, which might not equal eight. You're it!!


Lisa B. said...

I love your "can't stand" list. "Pompous blowhards" and "self-congratulatory metastyle" are species of the same thing, yes?

Happy Thanksgiving!

ErinAlice said...

Very nice. I think I will construct one because I should be doing other things...we might have some of the same things.

Rae said...

You are the boss of me, Dr. Write. Here's my slightly abbreviated lists:

8 shows I watch
30 Rock
Mad Men
Top Chef
Iron Chef
Project Runway

8 things I did yesterday
Had a bagel from Hot Bagels and coffee from Tazza in Brooklyn
Changed an explosive diaper in a tiny airplane bathroom
Watched Indigo figure out how to walk!
Went to Chipotle in Madison
Played scrabble on Facebook
Visited Emma & Mike & Emma’s parents
Shopped at the co-op
Read Netherland

8 things I’m looking forward to
Christmas with my family
Coffee in the morning
A movie (any movie) in the theater
My mom’s apple pie
Indigo saying Mama
All the years with Alex & Indigo

8 things on my wish list
A dishwasher
Cheese (post nursing!)
An end to Indigo’s crazy food allergies
Throwing pots again
A draft of a new novel
Better health insurance
Another baby

All the things you said for 8 things you can’t stand!