Tuesday, February 21, 2006

I've been tagged...

By Jai Clare. Thanks, Jai. No really, I mean it, thanks.

So I have to make these lists, apparently.

Seven things to do before I die:

1. Learn to sing in tune
2. Learn Russian
3. Say exactly what’s on my mind
4. Visit St Petersburg
5. Win an Oscar for anything
6. Read every book every written, or die trying
7. I have a recurring dream in which I discover the manuscript of a book I’d forgotten I’d written, which turns out to be a masterpiece; number 7 is find that manuscript

Seven Things I cannot do:

1. Sing in tune
2. Compile lists
3. Sustain a logical argument
4. Be serious for any length of time
5. Dance the old-fashioned way (or the new-fashioned way, come to think of it)
6. Play snooker
7. Stay awake whilst watching really interesting documentaries on the telly

Seven things that attract me to my mate

1. Laughter
2. Looks
3. Lusciousness
4. Lips
5. Lucidity
6. Levity
7. Love

Seven Books I love:

1. Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky
2. Blindness by Jose Saramago
3. Life: A User’s Manuel by George Perec
4. The Odyssey by Homer
5. Middlemarch by George Eliot
6. Hebdomeros by Giorgio di Chirico
7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Seven things I say

1. Is it time for a glass of wine?
2. Shall I open another one?
3. Is it my round?
4. Are we staying here or moving on?
5. I just need to -
6. Right, where were we?
7. Curry then?

Seven Movies I've loved:

1. A Touch of Evil
2. Annie Hall
3. Raise the Red Lantern
4. Being John Malkovich
5. Anything with Alister Sims in
6. Station Agent
7. It’s A Wonderful Life

Seven People to Tag:
(I chose seven bloggers from the website WriteWords.org.uk)

1 Anne Brooke
2. Sascha Zuger
3. Daniel Walker
4. Keris Stainton
5. Belinda Whitehead
6. Darren Coxon
7. Elspeth Graty


Richard said...

I loved every movie on your list, too! And one of your themes is very similar to mine. Someday I'll buy you a round or two.

roger said...

And one day I'll take you up on that offer!

Debra Broughton said...

A great list Roger.

If it is your round, btw, mine's a gin and tonic.

Steve Kane said...

You're slipping, Roger: you should have listed Taking Comfort as one of your seven most loved books.