Monday, May 22, 2006

7 and Sevens

7 things I want to do before I die:
The Hermitage
Live abroad
Build my dream house with an architect
Spend a season in Carmel-by-The-Sea

7 things I cannot do:
Quadratic equations
Speak an Asian language
Keep a house spotless
Have a baby whenever
Watch scary movies
Read self-help books
Keep my mouth shut

7 things that attracted me to my spouse:
He tells me No
Encourages me to relax and keep perspective
Is the logic to my not so
Adds the math gene to the pool
Would be a fun dad
He is more smarter than me (hee)
Told me I could have his vote for life

7 things I look forward to every day
El Guille laughing while we sing
NPR (Especially MarketPlace) while cooking dinner
The quiet time between El Guille’s bedtime and mine
Picking a pair of shoes
Distinguishing the seasons by the color of the mountains
The shuffle on my iPod
A thorough discussion between J and me

7 books I love:
Love in the Time of Cholera
Atlas Shrugged

The Body Project
The Not So Big House
Pure Drivel

I Thought My Father Was God

7 Movies I Could Watch Over and Over:
Dumb & Dumber (& most Farrelly Bros movies)
Cinema Paradisio
Annie Hall (most Allen movies)
My Father’s Glory/My Mother’s Castle
Casino (most Scorsese)
The Big Lebowski (All Coens)

7 People From Whom I'd like to hear 7 Sevens of their own choosing if they can be bothered (no hard feelings):
NieNie (in pictures?)


La Yen said...


Jon said...

I think my "7 things I want to do before I die" list would look about the same as yours.

Kiki said...

I can be bothered.

Anonymous said...

6 things I want to do before I die:
Be a grandparent
Abolish the absurd notion that a person can be 'bad at math'
Raise awareness of the conflict resolution using isomorphisms
Write a book which not only describes learning while using the rate of change of one's learning, but also incorporates integral learning into the book, a positional form of discourse.
Help Carina do 6 of the 7 things on her list.
Experiment more with writing music.

2 things I cannot do:
Match clothes
Care about matching clothes

7 things that attracted me to my spouse:
{I'll leave the obvious two blank}
Peach fragrance.
You don't need words to view her belief system in action.
Ability to adapt.
She's not as smart as me (hee).
I never have to vote again.

5 things I look forward to every day:
Chasing William around the coffee table.
Watching money as a function of time.
Stretching my back.
Listening to my music.
Staring hard while grinning at someone I've never met to watch them squirm.

Books I love:

7 Movies I Could Watch Over and Over:
Falling Down
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
007 movies, just not the same one repeated
24 Days Later
American Psycho


Jon said...

I need to stretch my back more often and I am bad at math.

Geo said...

I love the she said/ he said!

Bek said...

That was really cool. I can see why you guys are together!

Azúcar said...

Can you? Can you really? When I had trouble choosing only seven books and he put Not Applicable?

tiff-fay-fay said...

Not to digress from the Joeisms here, but hell you put Atlas Shrugged. I think I'm your soul mate!

Azúcar said...

Of course you are, sunshine :) Although I do love the architectural discourses of The Fountainhead, it's Atlas that I truly adore.

But come on, we've always had the same taste in books. The exact same.

tiff-fay-fay said...

ps .. didn't you already live abroad? am i missing something or do you have an age limit at which you're willing to accept the fact that you lived abroad because you had some decision-making power invested in it?? just wondering.

Azúcar said...

FINE, again. I wish to live abroad again, this time with my own kid(s).

c jane said...

My favorite "can't keep your mouth shut" story is offered cooking tips to the professional chef in your ward.

La Yen said...

Did J make a booby joke? Quite impressive for an invisible figment husband!

Azúcar said...

Uh, yeah, he did. He's so crass.

That's the opposite of me, the complete opposite, I swear.