Wednesday 14 November 2007


I was tagged for the crazy 8's meme by Laurie so here I go:-

8 things I’m passionate about

My husband (does he count as a thing?)
My family
My friends
My business
This country (England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
Shouting and swearing at the morning TV news because of injustices
Removing Gordon Brown from Office

8 things I want to do before I die

Stop swearing
Out live my husband (he would never cope without me)
Out live my children
Out live my grandchildren
Out live my great grandhildren
Lose weight
Be massively rich
See my house renovations finished

8 things I say often

Any cuss word
Don’t jump on that settee
Get off that table
Look at this house, it’s like a bomb’s hit it
What do you want for dinner?
I’ve had it, I’ m off!
Thank you (well, maybe not that often!)

8 books I’ve read recently or am still reading

Parellel Worlds, Michio Kaku
The Amish, Donald B Kraybill
Seize the House –When Nixon met Mao, Margaret Macmillan
Genome, Matt Ridley
Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Bonfires of Vanity, Tom Wolfe
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Paul Torday
Double Cross, James Patterson

8 songs I could listen to over and over and do

Love is all around, Marty Pellow
You are always on my mind, Willie Nelson
This Old Road, Kris Kristoffersen
The Beatle, Help
I can’t get no satisfation, Rolling Stones
Mr Tamborine Man, Bob Dylan
Everything I do, Brian Adams
Hotel California, Eagles

8 things that attract me to my best friends

Understanding (them understanding me that is)
Vulnerability (I don’t like people that think they know it all)
Lack of smugness (is that gramatically correct?)
Shared likes

8 people I think should do Crazy 8s

over sixty now
Cristal jigsaw
Valleys mam
Wake up and smell the coffee
Stinking Billy
Marla Fauchier Baltes
Frog in the fieldDulwich Mum


wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Hi retiredandcrazy. thanks so much for tagging me, but I've just done this one. Perhaps I'll change it a bit and do it again.

laurie said...

wow, you're a feisty one!

i loved "bonfire of the vanities."

i'm glad i tagged you; this was excellent.

Anonymous said...

will do this -loved your answers
we like the same music
ok off to think

Anonymous said...

I have to say that I like your music, too. And I want to outlive everyone. If we're still able after we outlive our husbands, children, grandchildren and greatchildren, we could go off together, sit in the sun, drink wine and recall all the great times we've had with the ones we have outlived and listen to our music. I'd have to include Country Boy and we'd have to sing along. said...

I'm so sorry wakeupandsmellthecoffee, I'm new to this TAG game and I didn't realise you had done this before. said...

Hi again Laurie, this is fun isn't it? said...

Glad you like the music Valleys Mam, I could have been out to impress by listing classical stuff, (which, incidentally, I also like), but hey, I'm me and there you are! said...

Glad you like the music Valleys Mam, I could have been out to impress by listing classical stuff, (which, incidentally, I also like), but hey, I'm me and there you are! said...

It's a date flagmaker, we will sit in the sun and drink wine together. One of my fond memories is sitting in the sun drinking wine with my greatgrandaughters (me drinking the wine that is, not them) teaching them naughty words. We got slightly hysterical, and I got into BIG trouble with everyone! said...

Woops! I doubled up with my Valleys Mam comment and I haven't had a drop to drink!

Anonymous said...

nice to have stereo up here in my valley RC lolol
Ive done it its up on my blog

Chris at 'Chrissie's Kitchen' said...

You see, R&C, I'm a talent scout and truly talented myself! Thanks so much for your attentions. I'm not sure about the time commitment to reply just at the moment, so forgive me for now...

I've been busy with work commitments plus organising a new kitchen plus researching for a new business idea. I'll probably come clean soon with a blog so try not to abandon me!
Love Lizzie x

P.S. So gald others are finding your worth!!

Chris at 'Chrissie's Kitchen' said...

Erm.. I meant 'glad'.

dulwichmum said...

Hi Rediredandcrazy,

Thank you so much for the link. I will have a go at this tomorrow.

Best wishes,

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

You're definitely a wild one! Great and full of personality. I was tagged by Laurie but I haven't had the time yet to get one done. It takes me all mytime getting my blogs posted these days.

I doubt I'll outlive anyone so I'll be sitting on the beach guzzling grog with you in spirit only but I'll be there!

dulwichmum said...

Lovely Retired and Crazy,

I am rubbish at Memes. I am defeated. Sorry for wasting my opportunity.