Hawk at Spontaneous Arising has tagged me for the Magnificient 7's meme.
If I over-analyse, I'll NEVER post this...so here goes nothing:

Seven Things to Do Before I Die

Love - as much as I can

Live - on the Canadian West Coast

Add Canine to my list of animal companions

Go completely vegan

Recrudesce my practice of Ashtanga Yoga (hopefully LONG before I die)

Visit a peaceful Middle East where I could drive myself anywhere I chose to.

Procrastinate less

Seven Things I Cannot Do

Remain silent in the face of injustice or suffering

Keep quiet at some times when I really should

Consider plastic surgery

Enjoy most music on the radio

Abide willful ignorance

Empathise with Conservatives

Patronise for the sake of ambition

Seven Things That Attract Me to Blogging

I always have an opinion

I learn something new every day (through one blog or another)

I met (and continue to meet) interesting people


I prefer the medium to others for self expression

It's more convenient than a soap-box


Seven Things I Say Most Often

"Come for your pilly!"

"Did I see that movie already?"

"It's already Monday tomorrow?"

"Yeah, well..."

"Where's the magic bag?"

"As a matter of legality, please remove my number from your call list"

"I love you."

Seven Books that I Love

Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins

The Secret World of Og - Pierre Berton

50 American Revolutions you're not supposed to know - MickeyZ

The Essential Rumi - Coleman Barks(a collection of Rumi's poetry)

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant - Stephen Donaldson

The Vampire Chronicles - Anne Rice

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants - Michael Dirr

Seven Movies That I Watch Over and Over Again (and some I just enjoyed once)

Gorillas in the Mist

The Silence of the Lambs

Dial M for Murder

The Life Aquatic

The Usual Suspects

Pulp Fiction

Batman Begins

Seven People Who Must Now Do This

Everyone's off the hook here because most of my blogging friends have already done this sort of post - but if you decide to run with it, I'm looking forward to reading...


Youngfox said...

Those cat pilling pictures made me laugh. Does that make me a bad person?

Amelopsis said...

That cat looks quite reasonably preocuppied with the long fingernails at the end of rather pudgy fingers. He'd laugh if he saw you getting pilled too, so it's fair play.

Amelopsis said...

aaarrg! I knew I'd think of all the things I'd rather have put down after I posted!

michael the tubthumper said...

nice site, linking it now.

michael (scotland) expendable here - going to have to join in with the sevens at my site..

Amelopsis said...

Hi & and thanks for stopping in, Michael. I'll be looking for your 7's list soon

Mudge the Expendable said...

Good Morrow, Empress of the NUtI (New Utopian Impreium) and Consort:

"Recrudesce my practice of Ashtanga Yoga (hopefully LONG before I die)"

Ah, how wonderful to see "recrudesce" recrudescing all over the place!

I like the sevens game...did it with Punkin, the Once and Future Crown Prince, and thus demonstrated why a 23-year gap in ages doe make a difference. Seems to me it was somewhere in the Cool Observer, too, a while back...not sure.

Sincerest respectful regards,
Emperor of the NUtI and Consort

Amelopsis said...

Mudge! Thanks for stopping by. Recrudescing my practice of yoga will help with my seasonally aquired steatopygious back end! (now that one's hard to remember!)

Mudge the Expendable said...

No worries, NUtI Empress, I'm quite sure you're callipygian!

Mickey Z. said...

Hello A.

As soon as I discover an appropriately obscure, multi-syllabic term for "thanks," I'll post it here to express my gratitude for listing my book.

Love your answers...


Amelopsis said...

Mudge - thank gawd that there are online dictionaries so I can enjoy almost instant comprehension! I'd ask for a word of the day but I'm not certain I could keep up.
This one will come in handy if I ever make it to another greek beach!

MZ - my pleasure! And an even greater enjoyment to chat with you and all the Expendables at your board.

Michael Hawkins said...

I love your list, A -- and am a big Rumi fan myself. Have you read anything by or about Ibn al-Arabi? There's a great book called The Sufi Path of Knowledge; Ibn al-Arabi's Metaphysics of Imagination, by William Chittick, that pretty much set me in a different direction in life.

Amelopsis said...

When I first discovered Rumi, it was as a result of odd synchronicity and in it's own way contributed to a change in my path too. Thanks for this, Michael, I've not heard of al-Arabi before. I'll have to check it out.

Mickey Z. said...

Happy 2006 to Amelopsis and her blogging crew.

Jeff Msangi said...

Interesting goals and assets.I just wish you all the best in the year 2006.Having an open mind to learn new things will always see you flying above.

Amelopsis said...

Many many thanks for the good wishes, I wish you all a Happier 2006