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Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Seven Things From Me
Perhaps the entire blogosphere has done this one already, but I've seen it a few places now and thought it was interesting. Plus, I've had a less-than-awe-inspiring day filled with writing more cover letters and organizing job application materials, and so I thought this meme would be more interesting than anything else I could write today.
Seven Things I Plan to do Before I Die:
Live for an extended period of time in Europe (preferably Germany or Austria)
Have another child (or two?)
Finish this dissertation (unless it kills me first)
Get involved in a volunteer organization to help the poor or to help educate people (especially children) about nutrition and health
Raise my child(ren) to be thoughtful, courteous, informed members of society
Visit Australia and New Zealand
Help my husband to realize his dream of opening his own practice
Seven Things I Can Do:
Speak, write, and read German
Cook and bake well
Keep myself positive no matter what the circumstances
Offer practical solutions to problems and give advice
Play the flute reasonably well
Gather research on even the smallest of topics and organize it for others
Multitask effectively (most days)
Seven Things I Cannot Do:
Be sad or depressed for long periods of time
Really understand people who are sad/depressed for long periods of time*
Catch a ball in a mitt
Turn the ends of my hair under with a round brush and a hair dryer
Keep my opinions to myself
Seven Things That Attract Me to the Opposite Sex:
Sense of humor
Seven Things I Say Most Often:
"Are you listening to me?"
"Stay in your bed!" (To ST, who never stays in his bed.)
"That's the way it is."
"We'll just wait and see what happens."
"It will all work out in the end."
Seven Celebrity Crushes:
Quite honestly, I cannot think of one! There are people I enjoy watching on film (e.g., Steve Martin, Anthony Hopkins), but they are certainly not "crushes!" Maybe we should adapt this meme for the academic world and have it be "Seven People You Admire Most In Your Field," but then some anonymity would be lost. (Is it sad that I can readily think of seven scholars, but not seven celebrities?!)
* I am struggling with this right now with my brother. It really bothers me that I can't "fix" things for him, and that I can't truly understand why he feels like he does. I'm no good with sympathy, either, unfortunately. I do try, but I just am not good at it.