Thursday, 29 November 2007

Life, crazy eights and the shock of the new

Some time ago, Peter Black challenged me to the Crazy Eight test. Sadly, the twin perils of having both a full-time job and a life delayed my response.

This blog is usually about other people, but I'll make an exception here to meet Peter's challenge. Some of the answers were supplied by Mrs C.

8 things I am passionate about:

Books
Football
Cricket
Photography
Running
Journalism/newspapers
Fair play
Travel

8 things I want to do before I die:

Suffer fools gladly
Outlive the DFS sale
Find something I'm good at
Get out of TV before HD comes in
Run one more marathon
Finish the novel
Start the novel
Be a good father

8 things I say often:

Have you seen my wallet/keys/ticket?
Is the washing machine free?
Another Barnett formula story? Marvellous!
Where's the remote?
Large latte to take away, please
Is it 6.30am already?
Anyone ring?/any post?
Any score?

8 songs I could listen to over and over and do:

Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - The Smiths
Sit Down - James
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Imagine - John Lennon
Can't Stand Losing You - The Police
England 2 Colombia 0 - Kirsty MacColl
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

8 books I've read recently or am still reading:

Shame - Jasvinder Sanghera
It's Not About the Bike - Lance Armstrong
The Blair Years - Alastair Campbell
The Ghost - Robert Harris
A Walk in the Dark by Gianrico Carofiglio
Complete Baby and Child Care - Miriam Stoppard
Forgotten Soldiers - Stephen Walker
Collected Poems - Roger McGough


8 things that attract me to my best friends:

Wit
Unselfishness
Honesty
Intelligence
Tolerance
Creativity
Perspective
Generosity

As you may have guessed from some of the above, life is about to change quite dramatically.

All being well, I'll be spending the next couple of weeks getting to know our new daughter, working on my nappy-changing technique and ignoring e-mails.

I hope to rush back in time for the excitement of the Lib Dem leadership election.

As they say at the end of the news, bye for now.

5 comments:

Valleys Mam said...

Good eight David - I did mine when challenged by Menopausal Old Bag (great Blog) I really was challenged and sad to say not everyone who I tagged took up the challenge, those who did Dylan JE, Miss Wagstaff, and Johnny Foreigner, were great, still waiting for Glyn, but he too has been distracted by a new baby. I think its good to have a little insight into what makes us Bloggers tick.
Liked your music, what is Ghost like?

Robert Reed said...

Brilliant News!

Che Grav-ara said...

"Outlive the DFS sale"

Genius!

Glyn Davies said...

Enjoy the little one. Nothing else is as important. Put a photo on.

Miss Wagstaff said...

Congratulations on the little one.

Take all the paternity leave you want as your deputy doesn't have your charm and dry wit to replace you permanently :)