Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Catch Me If You Can!

I've been tagged again with the 8x4 game. Katherine at Yellow Rose Arbor and Sharon at Rose of Sharon, thought you might be interested in knowing these things about me, so... Four Movies I've watched over and over...
I'm not a big movie watcher. Seems like there is always something more interesting or necessarily important to do than sit still for that long. I find that I don't usually enjoy watching something over and over... same with reading fictional books. But I will read self-help and inspirational books over and over. AND decorating magazines, well, I just wear them out! But now back to this game of tag.

1) Racing Stripes. I laugh everytime I see it, which actually has probably only been 2 or 3 times. I ought to watch it again to feel myself laugh.
2) Strawberry Shortcake, Dress Up Days. It's probably not in the "official movie" category, but when you have a tiny one watching videos, you can't help but watch and sing along with that one.
3) Um... let's see. I think I've watched the Five Mile Creek series more than once.
4) And I'd like to watch the Anne of Green Gable series again sometime when I get a chance.
5) It's A Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. I HAVE seen this 2 or 3 times. Oops!that's 5 movies. OH well!

Four Shows I watch...
Once again, I'm not big on TV, but if I were, I like...
1. ( I'm going to use a . this time. The ) is annoying me!) Antiques Road Show
2. Anything having to do with solving a crime.
3. Dr. Phil
4. HGTV if we had cable, but we don't!
Four Places I've been...
1! Mountainburg, Arkansas
2! New York City
3! Martha's Vineyard
4! Van Horn, Texas

Four places I've lived...
#1 The White House...We name our houses!
#2 The Old Fashioned House
#3 A College Dormitory
#4 Our current "Grandville Mansion". I'm trying to think up a real name for it, but after all this time, still haven't. On a side note, my husband actually did live in the Wurlitzer Mansion (the Wurlitzer piano man), for a time, before tragically it was torn down due to an apartment complex coming to town. The stories he tells about it are absolutely amazing.
Four people who email me...
1>My sweet mother in law!
4> My sisters! Yikes, I couldn't figure out any other way to get them in there! So that there are only 4 numbers!
Four favorite things to eat...
1. Salad
2. Salad
3. Salad
4. Salad. Unfortunately I eat much more than salad, but when I have it, I'm in worlds of delight. Update: Lest I give the wrong impression, I DO eat dessert. Maybe I should go without it and see if I could drop a few...you know whats. AND when I was doing this little project, I don't know how it slipped my mind, but I am passionate about popcorn. Oh MY GOODNESS, you cannot be from my family and not LOVE popcorn. But right now, I'm gonna stop thinking about food before this list gets a mile long!

Four places I'd rather be...
1. When it's cold, somewhere hot.
2. When it's hot, somewhere cooler.
3. When I'm busy, somewhere relaxing.
4. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, but I try to be contented. At least I'm working on it anyway.
Four things I look forward to this year...
#1 We hope to get a little more work done on our old house.
#2 Our oldest son's graduation from high school. I'm working on laughing because it's happening, and not crying because it's over. (that thought is not original to me, but one that I'm using in several areas of my life right now)
#3 Making some new friends and learning new things from them.
#4 Springtime...I always look forward to Spring. I'll take a picture of the first flower that pops its courageous little head through the hard cold soil, and rejoice with it, that Spring has come!

Wow! This is an exercise in "Knowing Thyself". I'm amazed at how difficult it is to come up with answers to some of these questions, but I've done it now, well sort of...yes I have. I'm supposed to tag 4 more people, however, catch me if you can, until I figure out who to tag!


Karla said...
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Karla said...

I've done this one at least a couple of times that I can find in my "archives"...

I tried to paste the links to my posts here, but apparently the URL was too long, so I deleted my first comment, and I'll just have to give you the dates so you can look them up in my archives if you want to:
-August 2, 2006
-November 16, 2007

I don't remember "The White House". Was it before "The Old-Fashioned House"? I just barely remember "The Old-Fashioned House". Or was "The White House" the one that used to be Uncle Ray and Aunt Dee's that you lived in before the "Grandville Mansion"?

Fun stuff!

Rachel said...

Karla, "The White House" is the house I remember moving into when I was 2.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thanks for doing the meme! I enjoyed your sense of humor throughout. You have salad, and no desserts!? I wish I could be like that!


Rachel said...

Katherine, I DO eat dessert, I just think that a salad full of crisp yummy veggies including an avacado,is my favorite food.

Tara said...

I learmed alot about you here!

Tracie said...

Hi Rachel,
Just checking in to see what's going on! You're an excellent writer. That's great you name your houses. I'd love to hear stories about the Wurlitzer Mansion, maybe you could work that into one of your blogs!
Salad is great - especially in the summer (chicken salad - ooh, now you have me hungry!). Please don't tag me (I think you should tag your sisters!). I have a great big project going on right now, but wanted to check in with you cheerful one!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hi Rachel!
What a fun post, I loved lerning more about you sweet friend!
Ann of green gables is a favorite too!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Please stop by I have something for you!

Love, Jo

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How fun getting to know a little more about you. I love that you name your houses!

KEITH said...


Sharon said...

Thanks for playing! It is neat learning more about you! I love "It's A Wonderful Life" too! You are a good girl for liking salad so much!

Take care! Sharon