January 29, 2008


I've been tagged by Stacie - Enjoy!

Listed in no particular order...

8 things I'm passionate about:
1. International Adoption
2. Traveling
3. Public Education (Jo is Teach for America alum)
4. Photography
5. The Outdoors
6. Being Informed and Taking Action
7. Languages
8. Food & Wine (LOVE to cook!)

8 things I want to do before I die:
1. Go to Ethiopia and meet our child
2. Return to Ethiopia...a few times
3. Learn to read & write a symbolic language (working on Amharic now)
4. Learn to fly an airplane
5. Travel all 7 continents (4 down, 3 to go)
6. Climb Kilimanjaro
7. Adopt 1, maybe 2 more children
8. Have a solo photo show at the Met or other major museum (Mike)

8 things I say often:

1. The adoption is progressing nicely, we're just waiting for our referral.
2. What do you want for dinner hun?
3. She ain't done yet
4. Bode NO!
5. Bridger NO!
6. Sure, why not?
7. If you order merlot I'm leaving.
8. How do you spell...?

8 TV shows I recently watched:
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Don't Forget the Lyrics
3. Singing Bee
4. Family Guy
5. The Simpson's
6. The Today Show
7. David Letterman
8. The Office

8 Songs I never tire of listening to:

1. Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
2. Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
3. Cello Suite #1 - J. S. Bach
4. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo Ole's version
5. Adagio Sostenuto from Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven - Played by Bela Fleck
6. Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
7. Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
8. Ripple - Grateful Dead

8 things that attract me to my friends:
1. Socially/Politically Aware
2. Willing to take risks
3. A love for dinner parties
4. They
5. Put
6. Up
7. With
8. Me

8 Things I learned in 2007:
1. The word "Apostille"
2. Real Patience...still working on it though
3. How to prepare Ethiopian food
4. Where our septic tank is, and what happens when it backs up
5. How well Subaru's hold their value
6. Bridger is not faster than a groundhog (though he tries...)
7. Most cheese contains rennet making it not a vegetarian product
8. If you pick your mailbox up on Monday the snowplow man will knock it back over on Tuesday

I'm tagging Laura (Cloverlandfarm) and Amanda and Andrew - Have fun!


Gamma! said...

What you don't learn about your daughter on a blog! Kilmanjaro? Remind me to be on my knees 24/7 when you're doing that one! :) Love you honey!

Stacie said...

I love this "If you order Merlot, I'm leaving." That is so funny - we always say that with our friends when we're out to dinner.
Didn't know that about the cheese. What is rennet? And, here I thought I was a vegetarian all those years!

Thanks for playing!

Katrina said...

Hi! I saw your post on Jen's blog. Congratulations on your soon-to-be addition to your family! I hope that you two are doing well! All my best.

--Katrina (Stavem) Rueter

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Mike & Jo said...

Ok - surreal... Katrina and Jen are friends who I haven't touched base with in years, but through the lovely blogging world we've now reconnected!

Hi Katrina - FABULOUS to hear from you!

Jen - Your work in Haiti is undefinable. Wow.

Anyone interested in reading about Jen's work in Haiti: http://sleepydoctor.blogspot.com

Craig & Cindy said...

Hi! Its nice to meet your blog. I've been following it for a little while now. Congrats on the adoption - we're adopting from Ethiopia too! BTW, "Food & Wine" - me too!!!!