Tagged Again.

Jen tagged me! So, in honor of 7/7/07, I will list 7 random things. I'm watching Amelie for the 5th or so time. Its whole introduction of the characters is random things about them so I figure its fitting. Oh, the small pleasures of life.

1. I took an oil painting class two summers ago that made me feel more alive than I had in awhile.

2. I used to teach English to Japanese business students who were older than I.

3. I hate to grocery shop.

4. I don't know very much about being grown up.

5. I have spent two of the three previous Valentine's Days arranging and delivering flowers for extra money.

6. I love movies from the 40's and 50's but not the 60's or 70's.

7. I used to spend my evenings in England with street kids in the park who eventually let me in and ate my 'chips'.

Feel free to post 7 random things about yourself if you'd like. If you've lived in England, too, then we'll have to write each other e-mails about how much we miss it, except for the weather.


*~*Jocelynne*~* said...

i totally agree with #4...same here. i look at us, we're very unconventional parents. sort of lax. then i look at other parents. not so lax. but we have fun. and i want my kids to look back on their kidhoods and remember the fun. so apparently i equate grown-up with parenthood. that's ok i guess. same explanation applies to both. i certainly don't feel 32 in my mind, maybe my body, cuz i ache after sewing and stuff. but i sure don't have A LOT of stuff figured out. which i think i also equate with grown-up. like how to keep a house clean! oy!

Nicole said...

I was married to an Englishman for 4 1/2 yrs (I was married *really* young). Got to visit 3 times and loved every minute of it. It always felt like 'home' to me. Such diversity in a small place. It was always amusing to be the only American in most situations. Got to do lots of travel to non-touristy places which I always enjoyed. Also, always got the best tans in England. My friends here never believed I went to England, as I would always come back tanned. It rained 1 day out of all of my trips (we'd stay for about 2 weeks at a time).

My husband (I have since remarried) went to England when he was 18 with his family (on a month long European trip). He, his brother and his sister hung out with the street kids at Trafalgar Sq for the 5 or so nights they were there. They still talk about it to this day (it was 15 years ago) :) I think it was important to them to 'fit in' with the culture to be part of it. That was they most fun (and best) way to do it. :)

Marie said...

I hate grocery shopping blah! The only shopping i dont like i think lol! I WISH i lived in england. Lucky girl.

Ashley said...

I saw the comment you left on Dani's blog, and I'm more than excited to tell my husband that someone thinks he looks like a young Patrick Dempsy! ^_^

Heidi Joe said...

I love Amelie. I watched it yesterday and DVR'd it so I can watch it again later while I'm making stuff. Such a great movie...sigh.

While I agree that movies from the 40s and 50s rule over new movies, there still were some really good movies from the 60s! =) Audrey Hepburn crossed over quite nicely from the 50s to the 60s.

Anyway... loved your list, you're the bee's knees!

Cammeron said...

I took an oil painting class. Even now, if I'm feeling blue, all I have to do is open up a tube of paint and the smell makes me feel so good. (okay, that made me sound like a druggie! hahahah)

LPinky said...

No. 4 I can completely relate to!! I'm going to be 30 in Jan & surely by now I should feel like a grown up???? I live in England & the weather here at the moment is completely nuts, one minute pouring with rain (floods & everything ), the next, brilliant sunshine!! Love your blog by the way! xx

happydays525 said...

So cool! Thanks for playing and my husband was over seas in England for about 6 month when he was in college...he loved it, we are looking forward to the time that we can go together! =)