Wednesday, December 12, 2007


I was tagged by Meleah (as opposed to stealing her last post idea) to blog about 8 things. So here we go, so here we go, so here we go, so here we go, so here we go, so here we go, so here we go, so here we go. Yep, that was 8 times, provided I counted correctly…

8 Things I’m Passionate About:
1. My twins
2. Blogging
3. Humor writing
5. Watching my LA Clippers lose
6. Great TV
7. Music – just listening. I can’t sing or play a lick. Holy heck, did I just use the word lick when I was describing something a dog does?
8. Exercise

8 Things I Say Often
1. OK, quit hanging on Daddy now.
2. I’m going to be late getting into the office this morning
3. Oops
4. What would Michael Scott do in this situation?
5. That’s What She Said
6. Go ahead and call HR on me. It wouldn’t be the first time.
7. Wait! That came out all wrong. What I meant to say was…
8. Cool

8 Books I’ve Read Recently:
1. A Ronald Reagan Biography
2. A Christmas Carol
3. Truman
4. Green Eggs and Ham – no it wasn’t for the twins. Why do you ask?
5. The Secret Life of Lobsters
6. A Dave Barry book from 1994
7. Apollo 11
8. A collection of Charlie Brown comics

8 Things I want To Do Before I Die:
1. Get something published (although I guess make funeral arrangements should be first on this list)
2. Get a job I enjoy
3. Move to a tropical locale and lounge on a hammock in my sandals Kenny Chesney style for the rest of my life
4. Get that damn gopher in the back yard
5. Go to a culinary school
6. Move out of So Cal
7. Attend baseball games at Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium
8. See the August night race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

8 artists I can listen to over and over again:
1. Sinatra
2. Dean Martin
3. The Beach Boys
4. The Beatles
5. George Strait
6. Alan Jackson
7. Hank Williams – Jr. and Sr.
8. Dare I say Barry Manilow?
Basically any oldies or country will keep me happy

8 things that attract me to my friends:
1. Humor
2. Fun to be around
3. They’ve got my back like I’ve got theirs
4. Thoughtfulness
5. Fondess for food
6. They put up with meWow, I could only come up with
I guess I am always open to having friends.

8 things I learned in the last year:
1. Don’t blog at work
2. When jogging in the morning, turn back home when the first rain drops start to fall.
3. Lucy and Ethel will gleefully repeat ANYTHING I say.
4. Don’t flip steaks over with my bare hand.
5. Did I mention not blogging at work?
6. Never try to shoot down a wasp’s nest with a hose.
7. Don’t mess with Female Coworker.
8. Blogsville is full of really, really great people!


chefmom said...

Great lists! Oddly coincedental, my Father-in-law is in almost all Reagan biographies, as he worked for him. My Husband has 1 of the thousands of letters that Reagan wrote. Culinary school should top your list. Even if you take a few favorite subject classes, it counts. (chocolate, deep-frying, I LOVE #3 on things you've learned in the last year, I too learned that this morning when my 2 year old was following me around the house saying dammit, as I was trying to get out and make cheesecake deliveries. Gotta love 'em!!

La Sapphire Fliteur said...

You have stolen from my list! I have to have a book published too, but I have decided it must be Penguin New York, hmm one must aim high :)

Michael C said...

Chefmom: I actually met Reagan in his office back in 1997. We both worked in the same building - the one used in the first Die Hard movie. They took a bunch of pics of me shaking his hand and had them printed for me!

La Sapphire: I'll go with anyone who wants to publish me. I'm a desperate fool ;-)

Patti said...

Michael, please post photo of you and Reagan..

meleah rebeccah said...


Thank you for playing.

But..Um....NASCAR? Really?

How about....No.

Please...Say it isn't so!

Otherwise I LOVE the list.

(ps....I am with Patti..I need a photographic image)


chefmom said...

We have a few photos of my husband and Reagan together. When Reagan was in office, his brothers and sisters went to visit and had some pictures taken. My husband has a letter written to him, from the the age of thirteen,when he had his gallbladder removed, and Reagan wrote him a VERY personalized letter. It was so sweet, he went as far as to find out what sport my husband was into and would be missing at the time, he wrote that he knew he'd be back up and running soon. I will do a post soon, so you can see it. My Father-in-law worked for Nixon (yikes, I don't ask), Ford and Reagan. How COOL and Coincedental that you worked in the same building. My husband says Reagan was an incredible man.
And I'm with Meleah....Nascar?? Really?? Circles, and circles and it the crashes that intice (sp?) you men???? Sorry, long post! But I still love the leg lamp!

Michael C said...

Patti: Hmmm, a photo. We'll see ;-)

Meleah: yeah, NASCAR. It's my passion. Please, please still be my twin!! ;-)

Chefmom: That is so very cool!! For almost a year I got to see Reagan either coming or going with his secret service detail every day. They took a bunch of photos and I'll always have those to share. And yeah, I'm a HUGE NASCAR fan. Wow, I can feel the respect I'm losing from my fellow bloggers as I typed that.

Tink said...

Between yesterday and today, I think I'm really beginning to know you, LOL.

Odat said...

Love the list!


chefmom said...

No respect Grandfather was a huge fan and he was my Hero :)

kat said...

I love how often to talk about not blogging at work. It cracks me up.

And I'm willing to bet you still do it.

meleah rebeccah said...

Ill still be your twin.

I suppose I can over look the NASCAR thing.

FRIGGA said...

That was funny - I especially love the "What would Michael Scott do in this situation?" I finally got my hands on the Season 3 dvd's and am super happy with the way they ended that season... now I just have to be patient for Season 4 to come out to dvd...