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Friday, January 11, 2008

Crazy 8's meme

I was tagged for the Crazy 8's a few weeks ago, by Nick. I've finally got around to completing it!

1. 8 things I'm passionate about:

  1. Chocolate.
  2. Human rights.
  3. Cats.
  4. Cacti.
  5. Equality regardless of colour, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability and any other things nasty people may discriminate against others for.
  6. Treating animals with kindness and respect. People sometimes, too!
  7. The Gower Peninsula. Check out my A Picture Of Gower blog to see why.
  8. Putting an end to commercial sand dredging off the Gower coast. I don't believe the dredging companies when they say they're not to blame for the unprecedented sand erosion along Gower's beaches, since their dredging activities began.

2. 8 things I say often.

  1. What now?
  2. Go away!
  3. Yeah, right.
  4. Shut up!
  5. No, I don't want to participate in your survey (to street canvassers - hate them).
  6. You and whose army?
  7. Oh no! Not again...
  8. Who wants food? (To the cats. You can guess what their answer usually is).

3. 8 books I've read recently.

  1. Communion - Whitley Streiber. Actually a re-read.
  2. The Naming of the Dead - Ian Rankin.
  3. The Devil's Feather - Minette Walters.
  4. Freak Unique - Pete Burns.
  5. Extreme: My Story - Sharon Osbourne.
  6. The Mothman Prophecies - John Keel.
  7. Dylan Thomas: The Autobiography - Paul Ferris.
  8. The Closers - Michael Connelly.

4. Eight things to do before I die.

  1. Live!
  2. See dolphins in the wild.
  3. Conquer my fear of flying, in order to:
  4. Visit the Four Corners area of the south-western United States.
  5. Sit - and pass - my driving test.
  6. Become a published author, rather than just some online windbag.
  7. Visit the site of the alleged UFO crash at Roswell.
  8. Spend a few months touring South America.

5. Eight songs I could listen to over and over again.

  1. Spiders - System of a Down.
  2. Chords of Life - Joe Satriani. Okay, it's an instrumental, but I like it!
  3. Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Metallica.
  5. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself - Dusty Springfield.
  6. Wishing Well - Free.
  7. Breaking the Girl - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  8. Fade to Grey - Visage

6. Eight things that attract me to my friends.

  1. Open-mindedness.
  2. Integrity
  3. A mischievous but not malicious sense of humour.
  4. Honesty.
  5. Tactfulness
  6. An ability to respect my space when I need it.
  7. Generosity of spirit.
  8. The ability to keep a confidence.

7. Eight things I learned in the last year.

  1. It's okay to say no.
  2. Setting up and securing a home wireless network is easy. Now, keeping it running is another story...
  3. We can't erase the past, but we can escape it.
  4. How to use layers in PhotoShop.
  5. I enjoy my own company even more than I used to.
  6. Not all Rottweilers are killers. I met a large one who slobbered all over me and insisted on sitting on my lap. Ouch.
  7. I really don't like alcohol - except the occasional glass of Guinness.
  8. I can't undertake journeys which last longer than 25-30 minutes, unless I've dosed myself up with Stugeron first.

8. Eight people I appreciate enough to tag:

  1. Liza
  2. Mary/The Teach
  3. Dragonstar
  4. Daisy
  5. Mar
  6. Shiera
  7. Gattina
  8. Baldwin's Girl

If you don't have the time/inclination to complete the tag - don't worry about it. I won't take offence!


Mar said...

That's a long and interesting meme! I should listen to System of a Down, is one of my 19 yo son's favorite bands...
Oh, and thanks for the tag, it is always flattering! Only I am about to leave next week on hols (I am lucky I am not afraid of flying: I will be seating in a plane for a bit over 13 solid hours!) and I am not sure if I can make it. I will let you know if I do, happy Friday!

Liza said...

Would love to this tag ;) thanks, will let you know as soonas I've posted it.

Take care.

bisdakbabbles said...

Hello Siani! I hope you were able to dodge that keyboard I threw at you! haha!

This is fun. I've actually planned on including some of these info on a Thursday 13 entry but placing those in this tag is better.

Thanks for the tag. Will let you know as soon as I'm done. :)

Enjoy your Friday!

Dragonstar said...

Thanks Siani, looks interesting. Could take me some time to get to it, but I'm sure I'll manage it in the coming week!

Baldwins Girl said...

Thanks for tagging me! I cheated a!

the teach said...

Thanks Siani, for tagging me...will get to it very soon. :)

Daisy said...

Wow, that is a long one! But those are some interesting questions. We just learned how to do layers in Photoshop this year, too! It was hard because we did not use a book, just fooled around with it until we figured it out. Thanks for the tag, I will try to do it (but I don't know if I have enough interesting things about me to say!).

Gattina said...

Booaah ! that's a long meme ! Thanks that you thought of me, I am really not sure if I could do it, not now anyway because I am busy with a post about the Ice Sculpture exposition I saw in Brugge on Wednesday. Anyway I will keep it in mind and the day I have a black out for writing I will do it, lol !

Nick said...


very well done and informative meme!

I loved learning more about you...Thanks so much for playing along...

Really enjoy your blogsite as well....Even though I've never posted here, I do read it regularly!

Hope you don't mind, but I've linked my Paranoia page to your blog...I think my readers would love it here...

Peace and white light,


shiera (bisdakbabbles) said...

hi Siani! finally I've posted mine :D
Sorry it took me long to complete this :D