crazy 8′s

My friend Amy is finally blogging again, and one of the first things she did was tag me for this Crazy 8′s meme.

8 Things I’m Passionate About

1. My family, as dysfunctional as we are!
2. My three children
3. Getting my bachelor’s degree
4. Laughing daily, and having a sense of humor
5. Reading and learning new things
6. Being an advocate for my children
7. Being the best me I can be
8. Protecting people who can’t protect themselves

8 Things I Want to Do Before I Die

1. Visit every state in America (I’m seen 33 out of 50)
2. Show my children Europe
3. Graduate from college
4. See my children happy, healthy, and in love
5. Spoil grandbabies
6. Work with children who have been abused
7. Cry at the weddings of my children and grandchildren
8. Be loved until my last day here

8 Things I Say Often

1. Word up. (Don’t laugh – it’s something my husband and I do on the phone)
2. Babe?
3. I love you!
4. How was school today?
5. Whatever.
6. What the f***?
7. Lola is my little poopie girl…she’s my lil punkin’ pie!
8. Yo!

8 Books I’ve Read Recently

1. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
2. Escape by Carolyn Jessop
3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
4. Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
6. The Gathering by Anne Enright
7. The Kite Runner by by Khaled Hosseini
8. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over

1. The River by Bruce Springsteen
2. Godspeed (Sweet Dreams) by the Dixie Chicks
3. Stronger by Kanye West
4. Ave Maria, sung by anyone who can properly sing it
5. Jesus Was An Only Son by Bruce Springstreen
6. How Soon Is Now by Morrissey
7. True Companion by Marc Cohn
8. Running to Stand Still by US

8 Things That Attract Me to My Best Friends

1. A sense of humor
2. Intelligence
3. A love of things I like: board games, reality TV, shopping, travel
4. An independent spirit
5. Someone who can tell when I’m being sarcastic
6. Loyalty
7. A sense of adventure
8. Fun seeking

8 People I Think Should Do Crazy 8s

1. Alli
2. Ang
3. Cheryl
4. Frenchie
5. Matthew
6. Retta
7. Deb
8. Angie

4 Responses to “crazy 8′s”

  1. Mr. Fabulous says:

    Oooh, The River is close to my favorite Springsteen song!

  2. Amy says:

    I didn’t realize you’ve read a lot of the same books as me recently! What did you thiink of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, A Thousand Splendid Suns and Invisible Acts of Power?

  3. Colleen says:

    Edits Invisible Acts out quickly – I missed that one!

    I think I first heard about the Curious Incident on Mac’s blog and avoided it for a long time. It finally got to me in an airport somewhere, so I picked it up – it wasn’t anything like I thought it would be! I really enjoyed it.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns – I still liked Kite Runner better :-)

  4. alli says:

    I was tagged by Courtney too! It was fun to complete.