Thursday, February 02, 2006

3 Things that...

About a week ago, I was "tagged" to participate in an impromptu survey for my friend Vanessa Hart's blog. The survey wanted me to provide a series of questions with lists.

To tell the truth, I wasn't all that excited to do this, but since it came from a friend I decided to give it a shot. As it turned out, trying to think of the top answers to the questions was kind of fun. So maybe you'd like to try, too, except I'll just ask you to select your top three items. To start you off, here're the questions and my answers:

7 Things to do before I die
Eat at Jasper’s, Stroud’s and Jess and Jim’s as many times as possible
Travel with Jack (including back to the Icefield Parkway, and to Scotland and Italy)
Write a book that will touch someone enough they’d list it as 1 of 7 books they love
Do something truly worthwhile that makes a positive difference in someone’s life
Make sure those I love know it
See another Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall
Spend more time with friends and family I don’t see nearly enough

7 Movies I can watch multiple times
Dr. Zhivago
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Last Crusade
Paint Your Wagon
The Princess Bride
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

7 Things I can’t do
Most things physical
Grow anything
Manage to blend or arrange colors
Figure out networks
Learn foreign languages easily
Stand on my toes
Imagine life without my best friend

7 Things that attract me to men
Good manners
Conversationalist with vocabulary beyond the F word
Even temperament

7 Books or series I love
Lonesome Dove
Colleen McCullough’s Rome series
The Winds of War
Lord of the Rings & Hobbit
Up Country
The Hunt for Red October or Red Storm Rising

7 Things I say most often
God! (Sorry, Lord! I know I’m going to Hell for that one.)
For Pete’s sake
Day-am (Damn in Southern speak)
Oh my gosh
Yeah, right

Now, will you share with me? Just give the top 3 items.
3 Things I want to do before I die
3 Movies I can watch multiple times
3 Things I can't do
3 Things that attract me to a man
3 Books or series I love
3 Things I say the most

At the end of the day, I'll select a winner for a prize I won't name--but I think you'll like it. Trust me, lol! Or need I name 3 Reasons why you should?



Blogger LSB Author, Darragha Foster said...

3 Things I want to do before I die
**Live 6 months of the year in Iceland
**Visit the various megalith sites in the UK
**Teach my grandchildren how to chant

3 Movies I can watch multiple times
**City Slickers
**Conan the Barbarian
**Island at the Top of the World

3 Things I can't do
**I don't think there's anything I can't's matter of not wanting to do them...

3 Things that attract me to a man
**The aura he exudes
**His appearance
**His voice

3 Books or series I love
**The Earthsea Series
**The Phantom Tollbooth
**The Eyrbyggja Saga

3 Things I say the most
**Oy vey
**Holy smut!
**I love you

8:44 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

Ah, Darragha, I wish there wasn't anything I can't do! But for me, sometimes even when the spirit is willing, the flesh just ain't got what it takes, lol. Holy smut! I love that!


9:33 AM  
Blogger Sherrill Quinn said...

I'll preface this by saying I'm not eligible, but I'm gonna play anyway. (And thanks for making it only 3. Not sure I could come up with 7.) :)

3 Things I Want to Do Before I Die:
- Take 6 weeks traveling through the UK (especially Ireland and Scotland)
- Get skinny
- Own a house with a view

3 Movies I Can Watch Multiple Times:
- Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
- LOTRs (any or all three)
- Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein

3 Things I Can't Do:
- Eat cooked spinach -- makes me gag
- Have the willpower not to eat chocolate if it's put in front of me. Hell, I need the willpower to keep from running to it if it's in the same frickin' room.
- Be athletic. I end up with a sprained ankle every time I try.

3 Things That Attract Me To a Man:
- His eyes.
- His voice.
- His sense of humor.

3 Books or Series I Love:
- Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter Series
- Stephen King's On Writing
- Warrior's Woman by Johanna Lindsay

3 Things I Say the Most:
- Here's the thing.
- Oy (or oy vay)
- WTF?!? (Sorry, Mom)

9:52 AM  
Blogger polheber2 said...

3 Things I want to do before I die?
-write a book
-spend my kids inheritance
-make sure those that I love know that I love them

3 Movies I can watch multiple times
-The Princess Bride
-Super Troopers

3 Things I can't do
-cook (maybe it's cuz I don't wanna?)
-pushups (working on that though)

3 Things that attract me to a man
-his eyes
-his sense of humor
-a really ripped chest and belly (ok a little shallow?)

3 Books or series I love
-Dark Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
-The Keeper Series by Ruby Storm
-The Dark Jewels series by Anne Bishop

3 Things I say the most
-Leave your brother alone

That was a lot of

10:05 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

Sherrill, I'm so with you on the trip to the UK and Scotland!! And who wants to avoid chocolate?? BTW, I recognized your name, lol.

Hi, polheber2. I loved some of your answers! Spend your kids' inheritance? That's a worthy goal--it's one my inlaws had and they did a good job. Enjoyed themselves while they did it, too. I say, if the guy has "a really ripped chest and belly," who cares if it's shallow to like it? I mean, there's a limit to "deep." And I have a very good friend who says, "Whatever," all the time. So much meaning in one little word!

I'm glad you enjoyed the exercise. Like I said, I was dragged to it, kicking and screaming, and before I knew it I was saying, "Wait a minute--I'd watch THAT movie more times that that one..." lol


11:28 AM  
Anonymous LSB Author Jan Darby said...

Argh! I can't do memes. I just draw a total blank, which is weird, b/c I can't do anything in real life without a list.

So, I guess one of the 3 things I can't do is: Memes!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

Well, Jan that would be #1 on the list of can't dos. But I appreciate your dropping in to say hi anyway!


11:50 AM  
Blogger Mahaira said...

Here is my list, Dee:

3 Things I want to do before I die:
* Swim with a dolphin.
* Buy a round-the-world air ticket and a rucksack, and run away.
* Make love on a forest floor.

3 Movies I can watch multiple times:
* Speed
* Miss Congeniality
* Mrs. Doubtfire

3 Things I can't do:
* Drive a car
* Bake (even though I am a pretty good cook I can't bake to save my life)
* Read books with Non-Traditional Sexualities.

3 Things that attract me to a man:
* Kindness
* His smile and humor
* The way he talks

3 Books or series I love:
* Harry Potter
* Love Potion by Sandra Hill
* Love Lessons by Cheryl Holt

3 Things I say the most
* Oh, my God!
* What are you doing?
* Stop it!


12:12 PM  
Blogger robynl said...

3 things to do before I die:
-put my house in order
-finish particulars for my will
-have fun

3 movies I can watch multiple times:
-The Bridges of Madison County
-Miracle on 34th Street
-Pretty Woman

3 things I can't do:
-grow plants
-speak another language

3 things that attract me to men:
-show interest in me

3 books or series I love:
-Texas Trilogy by Sandra Brown
-Nerd books by Vicki Lewis Thompson
-The Bride Wore Chocolate by Shirley Jump

3 things I say the most:
-son of a....
-why oh why

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got tagged with the same thing (this LSB ladies sure now how to tag ya)

So I'm going to add to my list:

3 Things I want to do before I die:
**Stalk Vin Diesel - I think I could do a damn fine job of this
**It would be nice to finish a second book for LSB - must stop playing with my blog first
**Get on a plane without my first thought being "I'm going to die, I'm going to die, I'm going to die."

3 Movies:
**Riddick & Transporter - oooh a marathon

3 Things I can't do:
**fly well
**come across as a smart person, my mouth usually f***s that up for me
**walk in high heels (heck some days my sneakers defeat me)

3 Things with a man: (this is much, much longer)
**sense of humor

3 books:
**ummm...too many to count

3 things I say:
** f*** (look at me playing nice in here)
** fantabulous
** ack

12:36 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Y. said...

3 Things I want to do before I die
- Travel the world
- Have children
- Finish my TBR stacks

3 Movies I can watch multiple times
- Sleepless in Seattle
- Kate and Leopold
- Sabrina (either version)

3 Things I can't do
- Cook anything that is not microwaveable (but I hope to learn)
- Play most sports
- Knit or sew

3 Things that attract me to a man
- Sense of Humor
- Intelligence
- Considerate of others

3 Books or series I love
- The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn (or all of her book really)
- The Bastion Club series by Stephanie Laurens
- The Mallory Series by Johanna Lindsey

3 Things I say the most
- Just Curious
- What are you doing?
- Goshdurnit

This was fun!
-Jennifer Y.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Mahaira, can I come with you to do the things you want to do before you die?? Well, not to make love on the forest floor--you know what I mean! They all sound wonderful.

I can tell the mothers in this list. They all say things like "Stop it!" and "What are you doing?" Godomothers and fathers are among the most admirable people in the world!! Being a good parent is probably the hardest job in the world!


12:54 PM  
Blogger Vanessa Hart said...

Hey, for the record, Paige Burns started that when she "tagged" me. So I take neither credit nor blame *LOL*!


1:05 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Robynl you are one practical person—fixing my will never entered my mind, but of course it’s the right thing to do before you die. I so agree with Miracle on 34th Street, but only the older version, with Natalie Woods as the little girl.

Hey, Jenna! I think I was tagged by someone your tagger tagged. (Did that make sense?) Flying is hard, huh? I’ve screamed, “We’re going to die,” but in a truck going down Donner’s Pass. It’s not much fun to have those thoughts when you know you’re not in control. I sympathize with you!

Thanks for blogging with me, Jennifer! I hope you travel the world before having children, ‘cause chances are you won’t be able to for a long time afterward, lol. And I can’t sew, either, unless you count attaching buttons as sewing… Unfortunately, most people don't.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Ha, Nessie you are the culprit!!



1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy moly, I don't fly well at all, Dee. I don't know how a seat cushion can be a flotation device that will save my life if we crash in the ocean. First, I think the fall would kill me since a belly flop off the high diving board packs one helluva wallop so a plane which is huge has got to hit hard and fast. And second what about the sharks...what about the sharks?!?!?! (gasping for breath) I won't even mention what it's like to fly over the night. Dear god. Just...Dear God.

I'm, like, the best flight buddy in the whole freakin' world.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Oh my word, Jenna! I feel for you!! Does closing the window screen help? Valium? Hypnosis?

I was nervous the first time I flew overseas because I have a healthy distrust of water. Bathub? Okay. Pools? Well, maybe. Oceans? No, thanks. But I watched the movie, took a book and generally kept occupied, only thinking once or twice that I was in the air over miles of water. I found the trick was keeping my mind busy, even if it was with a fluff movie.


2:46 PM  
Blogger snowflake said...

3 Things I want to do before I die
*Visit Europe
*Have my own flat
*Find my soulmate

3 Movies I can watch multiple times
*Bridget Jones's Diary
*Harry Potter

3 Things I can't do
*Public Speaking
*Bungee Jumping
*Watch Fear Factor

3 Things that attract me to a man
*Smoldering eyes
*Tight ass
*Great smile

3 Books or series I love
*Harry Potter

3 Things I say the most

3:16 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

3 Things before I die
* go somewhere that requires a passport
* see my oldest son sing at a sporting event (huge goal of his)
* relive my youth through the eyes of my grandchildren (which i have none of yet)

3 Movies I can watch multiple times
* Romance Comedies
* Vin Diesel
* Viggo Mortenson
(sorry i could not pick just a movie)

3 Things I can't do
* Draw
* Pull myself away from my computer for more than a day
* Put down a book once it has been started

3 Things that attract me to a man
* Strong shoulders
* Eyes
* Smile

3 Books or Series I love
* Lord of the Var - Michelle Pillow
* Keeper Series - Ruby Storm
* Montgomery Family - JJ Massa

3 Things I say most
* Would you please stop (to my boys)
* Just one more chapter (to my hubby when he asks how much longer I will be reading)
* What?

Boy, you really stumped me on some of those - only picking three is a terribly difficult thing - i would think it would be easy - but nope some of these really made me use my brain.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Hey there, Jenny. You are the second person to mention a guy’s ass. I never pay attention to a man’s posterior, but I must start! And I LOVE the three things you say the most—I just hope they’re not in that order!! “What? Oh, hi. Shit!” lol

Jessica, boy do I ever feel your pain on not wanting to put down a book once it’s started!! And DH has given up (after all these years) asking me when I’m coming to bed if I’m involved in a book. I don’t read when he’s up and about, though. Fortunately, he goes to bed a couple hours ahead of me and that’s when I play. :)

I love that you said your son wants to sing at a sporting event. Is this something he might really be able to do? I mean he has the voice and contacts and such? How very cool!!

Some of the lists I made had me using my brain, too. I hate it when that happens!

3:57 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

3 Things I want to do before I die
> get organised
> read all of the books in my vast collection
> loose weight
3 Movies I can watch multiple times
> these can all be summed up as thus: romantic comedies
3 Things I can't do
> run
> jog
> pat my head & do circles on my belly at the same time
3 Things that attract me to a man
> humour
> great smile
> personable
3 Books or series I love
you're asking me to choose??? No!!! Impossible!!!
3 Things I say the most
> in a minute
> ok
> i have GOT to get me one of these!


4:47 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

It’s hard for me to choose books I love, Elizabeth, because we move so much I rarely keep books. And with my feeble brain, out of sight is out of mind. I mean, in my original list I forgot Pride and Prejudice—HOW could I have done that??

You can’t rub circles and pat?? Yeah, I never mastered it either, but DH can. Just ONE of the many things he does soooo well. Enough said.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, Dee, with the smile you can see that he's fine coming and with the ass you can see that he's fine going. The third choice keeps me captured in the conversation. Beginning. Middle. End. Excellent.

Nothing helps. It's the take-off, the landings, the freakin' turbulence. Forget it!! And I always manage to see a movie with a plane crash in it before I get on a plane. Gadzooks. Actually, if I ever have the money one thing I'd love to do is travel from coast to coast on VIA Rail. That would be cool. Plus there, like, no flying involved. It would be neat to see Canada by train. But I need a lot of money for a niiiiice room because I don't want a little cubicle bunk bed. I fell out last time. Sigh.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Cherie said...

3 Things I want to do before I die:
-Raise my son
-Go on another cruise
-Make sure the people I love know I love them

3 Movies I can watch multiple times
-Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth
-Lord of the Rings (any of the 3)

3 Things I can't do
-Grow anything
-Learn a foreign language easily

3 Things that attract me to a man
-His appearance
-He is honorable
-He is kind

3 Books or series I love
-Guardian of Honor by Robin Owens
-The Ilduin Trilogy by Rachel Lee
-Silver's Bane by Anne Kelleher

3 Things I say most
-Oh my God!
-Oh crap

5:25 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Hi Dee,

What a great topic. I just did this tag thing on my blog too, must be going around LOL.

I love some of the answers here, you've all done a great job and it's nice to get to know you all better.

Michelle Hoppe

6:30 PM  
Blogger Amy S. said...

3 Things I want to do before I die
*win the lottery
*go to Hawaii
*buy with lottery winnings so I can have all the books I want.

3 Movies I can watch multiple times
*Point Break
*The Princess Bride

3 Things I can't do
*anything athletic

3 Things that attract me to a man
*his eyes
*his smile
*his body

3 Books or series I love
*Lora Leigh's Men of August series
*Kay Hooper's The Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Series
*Mary Wine's Dream series

3 Things I say the most
*Oh my god

7:41 PM  
Blogger Meljprincess said...

3 Things I want to do before I die
Travel to Scotland, write a book and win a sterling silver charm from this blog!
3 Movies I can watch multiple times
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Silence of the Lambs and Catwoman
3 Things I can't do
Ski dive, scuba dive and shape shift
3 Things that attract me to a man
intelligence, sense of humor and loves to have sex a lot. *G*
3 Books or series I love
Black Body by HC Turk, The Catswold Portal by Shirley R. Murphy and the NARNIA series
3 Things I say the most
Thank you

7:45 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Shoot, Jenna, I guess I shoulda figured that coming and going thing sooner, but I’m a slow learner, lol. I’ve often thought—when I do think about men’s asses—that it’s unfair they’re usually so compact and flat. God’s sense of humor!

Trains are great, and I’d also love to take one across Canada, but the trouble is, you can’t go overseas on a train. (I just thought I’d mention that, lol.) I have to admit, I’m not crazy about landings, myself. If you're nervous about landing, don't ever fly into Reagan National in DC!! It's like you fly in at 300 mph and stop in 20 feet.

I do love the little pictures on the emergency brochure (and now videos) that show what to do in a crash. The people all look so calm, and in fact, almost pleased to be crashing. Unlike the more realistic “crash positions” in Airplane, lol.

Hi, Cherie. I’ve noticed “Shit!” seems to be a popular choice for things people say most. It’s a good word—packs a punch and is acceptable, so people don’t automatically think you’re going to go to hell if you say it.

Michelle, I cheated, didn’t I? I should have thought up a topic more original, but this is my third blog in a week. I’m about blogged out, lol.

Oh, man!!! Amy, you want to win the lottery before you die?? Why didn’t I think of that?? It should have been first choice. You’re a wise woman!

A sterling silver charm from this blog? You want that dirty, nasty, pornographic penis charm that Michelle Hoppe offers, don't you, meljprincess! Yeah, Michelle’s got the penis charm, but ask her where she got the keychain with moving parts of the couple doing it!

I think by far you have the best 3 things that attract you to a man! I bow to your wisdom.

And you say “Thank you” a lot? That’s so sweet and yet so cool!

8:41 PM  
Blogger LSB Author, Darragha Foster said...

Mahaira, darling...I've made love on a forest floor. It was leafy, cold and wet. The forest floor is made for beetles, feet and little scurrying creatures...not my lily-white a$$ or other various and sundry body parts...

However, in "The Orca King" I have the hero and heroine romp like wildcats in the forest. And they seemed to like it just fine! :)

9:49 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...


Well between reviewing books I tend to read while the hubby is up. I think he is getting used to it though as he now goes to bed way before me.

My son is actually singing at a Korean War Tiger Survivor Reunion in Nashville in July. He is very excited about that. He also plans on trying out next year to sing at a Texas Rangers Baseball game since we live in Texas. He has been in choir for 5 years and actually lettered in it this year.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Meljprincess said...

ROFLMAOOOO, Dee. Yup, I'd love to win that penis charm or any other charm like those handcuffs, etc.

Keychain with moving parts of the couple doing it!? LOL! You are cracking me up!

THANK YOU for your kind words. Don't bow...JUST SEND ME A PENIS CHARM. HA!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

I don't have any email to reach y'all except here, so I'll say these few things and hope you see them.

Jessica, I think that's the coolest thing in the world, that your son has that kind of talent. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he gets to sing at a Rangers game!! Let me know how it goes in Nashville, will you?

meljprincess, you're a nasty girl--we could be friends, lol. I'm tellin' ya, woman, it's Michelle that has the penis charms. I only have the filthy keyrings!

I think I might have to find those penis necklaces, though, just to see if people recognize them. It could be a real conversation starter.


3:55 PM  

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