Thursday, October 2, 2008


I was tagged last week by Donna @ Made in Heaven and since today's my birthday, it seemed like an o.k. day to talk about me. So, here goes, but be warned, it could be boring:

7 Things I Plan To Do Before I Die

1. Visit Europe
2. Learn Italian
3. Stay off insulin
4. Learn to ice skate
5. Finish my degree
6. Spoil a grandchild or two
7. Write and publish something meaningful

7 Things I Do Now

1. Take a long walk every day
2. Fiendishly fill my i-pod with music
3. Think about starting projects
4. Spar with my sweet tooth
5. Read
6. Recycle
7. Collage

7 Things I Can't Do

1. Snap with my left hand
2. Keep a straight face
3. Tolerate abuse of animals
4. Stay up late
5. Give up chocolate & coffee
6. Watch pompous political pundits
7. Remembering, umm, I don't know

7 Things That Attract Me To The Opposite Sex

1. Listens
2. Wit
3. Long hair
4. Manners
5. Intelligence
6. Must love dogs
7. Reads

7 Things That I Say Most Often

1. Keep me posted.
2. Why, soitenly!
3. Is that the best they can do!?
4. Good lord!
5. Its not my fault.
6. This day can kiss my butt.
7. Why not?

7 Celebrities That I Admire

1. Jimmy Carter
2. Bono
3. Hillary Clinton
4. Paul Newman
5. Mother Teresa
6. Andrea Bocelli
7. Annie Lebovitz

7 who get to do this now
Granny Smith
Marianne (by e-mail, o.k.??)

Note to self:
Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish. —Mark Twain

I found one of these 'tests' on someone's site (see #7 above) and decided, why not? I inserted my real name, Mary Ann [which my father honestly thought he had invented by putting those two names together!] and came up with a bunch of stuff that was nowhere near who I am. . .for instance, Type A personality? What about Type L (for lazy)?! energetic, etc. etc. So I decided to submit my nickname, Noni and this is what I got. A little too eerie for me because it is about 99% right on and very much a Libra, like me.

What Noni Means

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.

You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.

At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

Hope you have a beautiful autumn 48 hours!


Marianne said...

About 'Noni'.. that third point? I don't see that at all. I really enjoyed reading all your lists and ok, I'll try and do this and email it to you :^) You're so sweet. seriously.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Happy birthday to you...and many many more. You don't sound boring to me.

Julie Schuler said...

Happy Birthday, Noni, by far the best writer I've met in my blog wanderings! Let your sweet tooth win today.

Strider said...

Fun post today. Have a great weekend.

Blue said...

Gosh, am I behind the eight ball here.
Sorry Nomi!
Belated Birthday Greetings to you my friend.
And, this 'Severn' tag, is a new take on an old theme to me; I will happily play along. TY for tagging me.
Will also do the name 'thingy' too.
Just give me a mo...

Love & best wishes

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Happy, happy birthday! (You get to celebrate all week, you know!!!) I will play along with the tag, but it may take me a day or two to get it done.

Inland Empire Girl said...

Happy belated birthday. Now these lists really proved how alike we think. First of all I hope you are able to finish your degree and spoil some grandchildren. I hope both of us can publish something meaningful. Our do now list is very similar. I hate abuse of animals, and gave up trying to give up coffee and chocolate. I could have written the same list of people I admire. I was deeply saddened when Paul Newman died. What a great list. Now I am off to see what my name means.