Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Magic of Eight

(Artist credit: Christian Lassen)

One of my blogger friends, Bill's Random Thoughts, was tagged to do a Crazy 8 list - theme. So I said I'd do it as well, and encourage you to do likewise. Leave a comment linking me to your blog so I can read yours ;-)

Some of these were hard to complete and others were so easy, I wanted to list more than eight.

8 Things I'm Passionate About

1. ocean / beaches

2. marine life

3. animals / wildlife

4. environment

5. honesty

6. reading

7. writing

8. life

8 Things I Say Often

1. Are you done yet?

2. Oops

3. Could you drive any slower???

4. Coffee coffee coffee

5. Huh?

6. I don't think so

7. Bullshit!

8. That sucks / that blows

8 Books I've Read Recently

1. Dolphins, Myths & Transformations - Ryan Demares

2. Camel Club - David Baldacci

3. The Collectors - David Baldacci

4. Stone Cold - David Baldacci

5. The Last Juror - John Grisham

6. Behind the Dolphin Smile - Ric O'Barry

7. The Emotional Lives of Animals - Marc Bekoff

8. The Beach House - James Patterson

8 Things I Want to do Before I Die

1. Kayak the Keys and all it's little islands

2. Have a friendly encounter with wild dolphins (on their terms)

3. Drive the entire coastline of America

4. Become a published writer
5. Visit Norway

6. Live in Hawaii

7. Learn to sail

8. Kayak the Sea of Cortez

8b. While kayaking the Sea of Cortez, catch a rare glimpse of a blue whale

8 Songs I Can Listen to Over and Over

1. We Shall Be Free - Garth Brooks

2. A Matter of Trust - Billy Joel

3. She Rises Like the Dolphin - Kate Wolf

4. No Fear - Terri Clark

5. Shanghai Breezes - John Denver
6. I'm Already There - Lonestar
7. I Swear - John Michael Montgomery

8. Now That I Found You - Terri Clark

8 Things That Attract Me to my Friends

1. Honesty

2. Loyalty

3. Humor
4. Intelligence

5. Tolerance

6. Diversity
7. Positive energy

8. Silliness / playfulness

8 Things I Learned in the Past Year

1. The older I get, the faster time flies.

2. I'm no mind reader. ESP is a talent I lack, but could use.

3. Dogs don't ask how you are - they already know and respond accordingly.

4. Most mainstream media can not be trusted.

5. I can't change the past, but I can change the future.
6. One person CAN make a difference in this world.
7. Friends are my family.

8. If you're still alive, your mission is incomplete.




  1. Nice list. I'm also very much a coastal person and can appreciate your emphases.

  2. Thank you HM :-)

    That was a fun experience ... it's good to ask ourselves questions like these now and then ...