Thursday, December 01, 2005

I've been hit! He got me...yes...I've been tagged

First of all, today my son Keegan has finally completed his first post. It is a report on our field trip to Linville Caverns. To the left is one of the many pictures that he has in his report. So do not delay, go read his fun report! (My dad, mom, Keegan, Evan, and me. I took the picture that's why I'm not there.)

Secondly, I'm enjoying Comes a Horseman still. Not done yet. While I was in the middle of a VERY scary scene last night, the lights went out. I had about ten horrible seconds of holding my breath and the lights thankfully came back on. I don't know about you, I sure don't want my last waking thought to be about an axe murderer.

Lastly, none other than the author/blogger and Christian Fiction Blog Alliance inventor T.L. Hines has tagged me. So, now I'm it, huh? Okay. I can do this.


Seven Things to Do Before I Die
1. Publish my book
2. Move away from North Carolina
3. Train my kids to put their laundry in the laundry hamper
4. Ski in Colorado
5. Visit the Bahamas
6. Take my kids to Disneyworld
7. Own a car that doesn't require a chain to hold the hood down
Seven Things I Cannot Do
1. A backflip. I used to be able to do it but no more. Alas, I've gotten too old and too um...rotund.
2. Make a soufflé or spell it...I had to go look that up.
3. Spell. As proven by number 2.
4. Breathe underwater. But my character in F.A.I.R.I.E.S. can. So, HA!
5. Find a publisher. But I am hopeful that one day this will change.
6. Stop my kids from growing. I wish I could 'bottle' time. Howbeit, I cannot.
7. Create world peace. Let's face it, that won't happen until the Anti-Christ starts to rule so...I guess that means I'm glad that I can't do it.

Seven Things that Attract Me to My Husband
1. His skills. Okay, I meant his humor. This wonderful man, Dave, is playing golf on the Monterey Peninsula. Note the floral shorts, "No Bozo's" T-shirt, and the great demonstration of balance.

2. His thoughtfulness.

3. His ability to feel at home wherever he is.

4. His intelligence. Not only does he look smart in a uniform, he was in military intelligence. A linguist in the U.S. Army. He knows German, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish (from High School), and Greek (from College).

5. Just look at him. Need I say more? He looks adorable even with a flat-top. And now that we are getting older and things like hair decide to leave, he is STILL adorable! Oh, and get a load of those thighs. Yummy.

6. His great artistic sensibility. What taste!

7. His GREAT taste in women. Oh, and cars.

Seven Things I Say Most Often
1. "I love you."
2. "You're grounded!"
3. "What do you want for dinner?"
4. "Fine. I'll make macaronni and cheese. Again."
5. "Where's my hairbrush?"
6. "Take out the dog."
7. "Go to sleep boys!"

Seven Books (or Book Series) I Love
1. Harry Potter
2. All Jane Austin
3. Dragon Riders of Pern
4. Artemis Fowl
5. In the Hall of the Dragon King
6. Honor Harrington
7. Crystal Singer

Seven Movies I Would Watch Over and Over Again
1. Pride and Prejudice (A&E version)
2. Notting Hill
3. Galaxy Quest
4. Ella Enchanted
5. Star Wars
7. Anne of Green Gables

Seven Poor Souls that I wish to tag are:

1. Bonnie Wren
2. Jennifer
3. Pia
4. Fred
5. Jen's Horde
6. Running2ks
7. Alydyn


Running2Ks said...

I love your tribute to your talented husband (with the good taste in women). I can't do a backflip. Oh wait, I should save that for my list :)

M. C. Pearson said...

Running2ks~ Man you're fast! I just posted to this and sent you the info and BAM! here you are! Can't wait to see yours.

Running2Ks said...

Chaining the hood down, ooof! And mine will be up in the AM :)

TL Hines said...

Admit it: it was kind of fun. So I really did you a FAVOR by tagging you. :)

And make sure your husband sees your list of sevens; he should be honored, with so much talk of his linguistic skills and yummy thighs.

Jen said...

I did pretty much this same list a little bit ago, you can see it here

I love how you did the part about your husband!

Jennifer said...

This is a fun one! I love your answers. Ok, I'll get started on mine. And I'm going to check out KW's blog!

Kimber said...

Kindred Hungarian,

Fun post, reminds me of my 'tator tot trivia' is fun finding out these things about you....

I agree with all your blogger friends, I loved the way you wrote/posted pictures of your hubby...very creative and fun :)

I also enjoyed the 7 things you say most list is pretty much the same...except #4...I say, "PIZZA - AGAIN???!!!"...#5 would read...."BRUSH YOUR HAIR GIRLS!!!"...#6..."Okay, who left this empty juice box on the floor??!" and #7..."Go to sleep KIDS!!"

Thanks again for this post - :)

M. C. Pearson said...

Running2ks~ Yours was hilarious! Oh, thanks for the note to Keegan. It made his day.

TLHines~ Okay, I'll admit it. It was fun! Thank you oh master of the CFBA for commenting! I guess a little chiding always works, eh?

Jen~ I shall have to go check it out!

Jennifer~ Can't wait to see yours. Thanks for visiting Keegan's too!

Kimber~ I'm so glad we've met! Those are funny 7's too! Watch out, I may have to tag you with my next one!

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Those pictures were great. I'm glad you picked new people:-)

M. C. Pearson said...

Thanks Bonnie ol' pal! You never do my tags anyway. You're a stinker too!

Trinity13 said...

Oh I love your fav movies! My fav chick flick is Notting Hill, and I love love love the Anne of Green Gables series!

M. C. Pearson said...

trinity13~ Thanks! Aren't those movies AWESOME?

Jean-Luc Picard said...

These are great answers; I like the 7 things you most say!

Fred said...

What a great post! All the pictures are great. It's nice to get to know your hubby so well.

Now, about tagging me. If I don't get to it right away, don't mark me down for a late paper, okay?

Loved Keegan's post, too. He put together a great story. Good lesson, Mom.

Jen said...

Hey again! I posted my "hitting myself with my own car" story. You'd said in my comments that you wanted to read it when it was up, so I'm just letting you know.

Happy weekend!

M. C. Pearson said...

Jean-Luc~ Thank you, Cappie. I cannot wait til the 5th! Party on!

Fred~ Thanks for visiting Keegan. He is loving it. I'll give you a week for the post...then it is 1/2 a grade per day.

Jen~ Going!

Paula said...

Enjoyed this! Thanks for putting it together. How did you like Linville Caverns? Is that somewhere in the Southeast part of the states?

M. C. Pearson said...

Paula~ I loved Linville Caverns. I love caves in general. This one is in North Carolina. On the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Alydyn said...

Are you goign to see the new Pride and Prejudice movie? I loved the whole Anne of Green Gables series. I am trying to get them on DVD to watch over and over..: )

julie said...

Hi MC!
I enjoyed your 7s. Ironically, the things you can't do, I can't do either. (Can you hear the song? Anything you can't do I can't do either; I can't do anything you can't do too. No I can't...) Ok, I know I'm wierd...
Can't wait to search the word together!

M. C. Pearson said...

Alydyn~ We have all the Anne of Green Gables on VHS. Yes, we are going to watch the new Pride and Prejudice, I know it could never be as good as the A&E version but I'm excited about it!

Julie~I loved the Sound of Music too. :) No way could you be wierder than I am! I'm going to our Bible study site excited!

Ballpoint Wren said...

OK, M.C., here are my SEVENS!


Seven Things to Do Before I Die

1. Organize my filing
2. Clean my house
3. Visit the United Kingdom
4. Make enough money to support myself if I had to (no more kept woman for me!)
5. Get into shape--and stay there
6. Finish my photo albums
7. Finish my genealogies

Seven Things I Cannot Do

1. Fly
2. Walk through walls
3. Walk on water
4. Shut up
5. Swim very well
6. Finish the laundry
7. Pass on a cup of coffee

Seven Things that Attract Me to My Husband

1. His confidence
2. His sense of humor.
3. His sensitivity.
4. His horse sense.
5. His body.
6. His discipline.
7. His love for me.

Seven Things I Say Most Often

1. "You noodle!"
2. "Hell-LOOOO!"
3. "Excuse me, but do you even know where the blinker is?"
4. "Who ate my...." (fill in the blank) "NOW what am I going to make for dinner?"
5. "Do I have to?"
6. "Feed those cats!"
7. "No."

Seven Books (or Book Series) I Love

1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
2. Children of the Company by Kage Baker
3. Darkover Novels by Marion Zimmer Bradley (I have them ALL!)
4. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
5. Magician series by Raymond Feist
6. Anything with Jeeves in it, but especially Aunts Aren't Gentlemen by P.G. Wodehouse
7. Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris

Seven Movies I Would Watch Over and Over Again

1. The Great Race
2. Star Wars
3. Pirates of the Carribean
4. Notorious (Cary Grant!)
5. Arsenic and Old Lace (Cary Grant!)
6. Either Ben Hur or Spartacus
7. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Seven Poor Souls that I wish to tag are:

1. Bwa ha! This is a secret!

Actually, what if I tagged 7 people and nobody did it? That would be embarrassing! said...

i really really really enjoyed this post!

M. C. Pearson said...

Bonnie Wren~ Hey, you are supposed to do this on your blog...but I'm glad you did it! Fun! I love your '7 things I always say'!

Baggie~ Thanks! I've been trying to visit your site but computer is soooooo slow that it takes 20 mins. to download. And I'm not just pulling your...uh...bag.

Nic said...

Posted this on your other blog, thought I'd copy it here since this one is updated more frequently. LOL!
Helloooo M.C.! It took me a day to come over and visit but I'm glad I made it. I really enjoyed your story on the Enterprise party.

The PC Christmas Story actually was not my doing, but it was emailed to me by a friend who got it from and friend, etc and so I had to post it b/c it was so true. That last line is a grabber. LOL.

Good to know that there are other Christian writers blogging out there. I'll have to blogroll your blogs on my list. Good luck with the writing.

M. C. Pearson said...

Nic! I'm so glad you stopped by. I loved your Christmas on the Enterprise. I'm sure we'll become great blogger buddies.