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I think memes are interesting just from the folklore aspect of them. Over the last month or so I’ve seen several on friends’ blogs. And I was even tagged in one of them. So I’ll give a few of them a go right here.

Six Eights

8 TV shows that I love to watch

  1. Chuck
  2. Heroes
  3. Life
  4. Bones
  5. House
  6. Sewing With Nancy
  7. MASH
  8. 24

8 Favorite Restaurants

  1. Tucanos
  2. Chilis
  3. Zupas
  4. California Pizza Kitchen
  5. SconeCutter
  6. Tucanos
  7. Tucanos
  8. Tucanos

8 Things happening this weekend

  1. I decorated for Christmas
  2. dinner with my brother
  3. tithing settlement
  4. Thanksgiving
  5. found a dead lizard in my storage closet
  6. started reading Revelation
  7. washed my car
  8. knitted a scarf

8 Things that I am looking forward to…

  1. the end of the semester
  2. the end of my degree
  3. Christmas
  4. my Christmas party
  5. seeing my nephew again in two weeks
  6. time to read over the semester break
  7. bed time
  8. the future

8 Things I love about this fall…

  1. fall? what fall?
  2. no, seriously
  3. sure it’s a bit cooler now
  4. but it’s still green out
  5. I’m still driving with the windows down
  6. I wear short sleeves during the day
  7. and I open the windows to keep my living room cooler
  8. what fall?

8 Things on my wish list.

  1. a quilting machine
  2. LOTS of books
  3. a sewing room
  4. a laptop
  5. a laundry room
  6. extra work at school
  7. a garden
  8. a big comfy easy chair

Where Were You When…

This one was interesting to me because so many of these things really don’t think they should be memorable occasions. There are so many other things that happen in the world that we should remember, do I really care about “Thriller”?

  1. Where were you when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated?
    I was not born yet.
  2. Where were you when Michael Phelps won his 8th gold medal in the 2008 Olympics?
    My living room. I love watching the Olympics.
  3. Where were you when the verdict for the O.J. Simpson murder trial was announced? The white Bronco chase?
    Probably in English class my senior year of high school.
  4. Where were you when you first saw the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller?”
    If I’ve ever seen all of it, it was probably on Halloween this year.
  5. Where were you when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon?
    Watching from heaven.
  6. Where were you when you first heard about the September 11th attacks on America?
    Getting ready to start teaching my classes in Mexico.
  7. Where were you when John Stockton hit “the shot” to send the Utah Jazz to the finals? (Mostly for Jazz fans)
    Um, at work at Chuck E. Cheese’s? Depends what year that was.
  8. Where were you when you first saw a “Star Wars” movie?
    We watched them at home. Although I did line up at the theater to get tickets to watch “A New Hope” when it was re-released.
  9. Where were you when the Berlin Wall fell?
    Junior High.
  10. Where you were when you first heard a Beatles song?
    No idea. But I do know my mom helped me learn my multiplication facts with them.
  11. Where were you when Hurricane Katrina hit?
    Teaching school.
  12. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced his early retirement due to HIV?
    Was I supposed to care?
  13. Where were you when you watched your first reality TV show, and what was it?
    Is this really something we need to remember?

6 unspectacular quirks of yours.

  1. I won’t stay at motels
  2. Cheerios is the best breakfast cereal ever
  3. I’m afraid to get a pedicure
  4. I LOVE potatoes
  5. I have more elephants than I could count
  6. I like socks

Things I Have Done

  1. Touched an iceberg
  2. Slept under the stars
  3. Been a part of a hockey fight – no, but I’ve seen several
  4. Changed a baby’s diaper
  5. Watched a meteor shower
  6. Given more than you can afford to charity
  7. Swam with wild dolphins – I don’t swim
  8. Climbed a mountain
  9. Held a tarantula
  10. Said “I love you” and meant it
  11. Bungee jumped
  12. Visited Paris
  13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
  14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise – yes, but the purpose of staying up late wasn’t to see the sun rise.
  15. Seen the Northern Lights – I want to.
  16. Gone to a huge sports game
  17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty – I want to.
  18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables – mmmm, tomatoes!
  19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
  20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment – like in the middle of a statistics lecture?
  21. Had a pillow fight
  22. Bet on a winning horse – I know I’ve bet on a horse, let’s just say he won.
  23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill – I call them mental health days.
  24. Built a snow fort
  25. Held a lamb
  26. Gone skinny dipping – I don’t do the swimming thing.
  27. Taken an ice cold bath
  28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
  29. Seen a total eclipse
  30. Ridden a roller coaster
  31. Hit a home run – I consider hitting the ball at all good.
  32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
  33. Adopted an accent for fun
  34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
  35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
  36. Loved your job 90% of the time
  37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
  38. Watched wild whales
  39. Gone rock climbing
  40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach
  41. Gone sky diving
  42. Visited Ireland
  43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
  44. Visited India
  45. Bench-pressed your own weight – bench pressing the weight of the bar is an accomplishment
  46. Milked a cow
  47. Alphabetized your personal files
  48. Worn a superhero costume
  49. Sung karaoke
  50. Lounged around in bed all day
  51. Gone scuba diving
  52. Kissed in the rain
  53. Played in the mud
  54. Gone to a drive-in theater
  55. Done something you should regret, but don’t
  56. Visited the Great Wall of China – half my family has
  57. Started a business
  58. Taken a martial arts class – I would like to.
  59. Been in a movie
  60. Gone without food for 3 days – why?
  61. Made cookies from scratch
  62. Won first prize in a costume contest
  63. Got flowers for no reason
  64. Been in a combat zone
  65. Spoken more than one language fluently
  66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone – verbal or physical
  67. Bounced a check
  68. Read, and understood, your credit report
  69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy – how is it a childhood favorite if you just recently bought it? I have recently bought a child’s toy and enjoyed it though
  70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
  71. Called or written your Congress person
  72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over – it wasn’t just to start over though
  73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
  74. Helped an animal give birth
  75. Been fired or laid off from a job – I was going to quit anyway
  76. Won money
  77. Broken a bone
  78. Ridden a motorcycle – it’s on the to-do list42D
  79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
  80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  81. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing – finals will do that to you
  82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
  83. Eaten sushi
  84. Had your picture in the newspaper – several times
  85. Read The Bible cover to cover – several times, finishing it this year again
  86. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
  87. Gotten someone fired for their actions
  88. Gone back to school – twice
  89. Changed your name
  90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands – fruit flies
  91. Eaten fried green tomatoes
  92. Read The Iliad
  93. Taught yourself an art from scratch
  94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
  95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
  96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
  97. Been elected to public office
  98. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
  99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
  100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you – I don’t do my stuff for money, only for people I know and like
  101. Had a booth at a street fair
  102. Dyed your hair
  103. Been a DJ
  104. Rocked a baby to sleep
  105. Dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all fours – why would somebody do that?
  106. Raked your carpet – I sweep it regularly, does that count?
  107. Brought out the best in people
  108. Brought out the worst in people
  109. Worn a mood ring
  110. Ridden a horse
  111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap
  112. Cooked a dish where at least four people asked for the recipe
  113. Buried a child
  114. Been inside the pyramids
  115. Shot a basketball into a basket
  116. Danced at a disco
  117. Played in a band
  118. Shot a bird
  119. Gone to an arboretum
  120. Tutored someone
  121. Ridden a train
  122. Brought an old fad back into style
  123. Eaten caviar
  124. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need – like their warranties?
  125. Ridden a giraffe or elephant
  126. Published a book – it’s on my list
  127. Pieced a quilt – I’d have to really sit down and think of all the ones I’ve done
  128. Lived in a historic place
  129. Acted in a play or performed on a stage
  130. Asked for a raise
  131. Made a hole-in-one – miniature golf counts?
  132. Gone deep sea fishing
  133. Gone roller skating
  134. Run a marathon – twice!
  135. Learned to surf
  136. Invented something
  137. Flown first class
  138. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite
  139. Flown in a helicopter
  140. Visited Africa
  141. Sang a solo
  142. Gone spelunking
  143. Learned how to take a compliment
  144. Written a love-story
  145. Seen Michelangelo’s David
  146. Had your portrait painted
  147. Written a fan letter – to Crayola!
  148. Spent the night in something haunted
  149. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
  150. Ran away from home
  151. Learned to juggle
  152. Been a boss
  153. Sat on a jury – no, but it’s not for lack of trying, I’ve been summoned three times, just never actually selected
  154. Lied about your weight
  155. Gone on a diet
  156. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget
  157. Written a poem
  158. Carried your lunch in a lunch box – what was I supposed to carry it in?
  159. Gotten food poisoning
  160. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
  161. Hiked the Grand Canyon – I’ve driven past it enough times over the last three years, I should really stop one of these days
  162. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
  163. Gone to the opera
  164. Gotten a letter from someone famous
  165. Worn knickers
  166. Ridden in a limousine
  167. Attended the Olympics
  168. Can hula or waltz – I’m trying to figure out why these are listed together
  169. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
  170. Been stuck in an elevator
  171. Had a revelatory dream
  172. Thought you might crash in an airplane – there was that one flight…
  173. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
  174. Saved someone’s life
  175. Eaten raw whale – why?
  176. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
  177. Laughed till your side hurt
  178. Straddled the equator
  179. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing – have you seen my place? all but one of the photos hanging are ones I took
  180. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
  181. Sent a message in a bottle
  182. Spent the night in a hostel
  183. Been a cashier
  184. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
  185. Joined a union
  186. Donated blood or plasma – probably approaching 2 gallons of blood total now. I’ve lost track.
  187. Built a camp fire
  188. Kept a blog – is that what we’re calling this thing now?
  189. Had hives – that one was not pretty, but I do have a picture of it
  190. Worn custom made shoes or boots
  191. Made a PowerPoint presentation
  192. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course
  193. Served at a soup kitchen
  194. Conquered the Rubik’s cube – many times over
  195. Know CPR
  196. Ridden in a convertible42D
  197. Found a long lost friend
  198. Helped solve a crime
  199. Shaken hands with a famous person – depends on your definition of famous
  200. Commented on my own blog blog

2 shared thoughts about Tagless

  1. mom says:

    I read more 🙂

  2. Pays says:

    What!?! You haven’t skinny dipped…..I’m shocked! I for sure thought you would have done that one 😉


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