Saturday, April 5, 2008

5 Things

My friend, sister-in-law and fellow blogger extraordinaire, Lynn, has tagged me for the 5 things Meme. I was saving it for a slow-blogging week and well, this qualifies.

5 Most Frequented Websites
  1. My Email - I will not tell you now many times I check this a day. But let's just say, there has been talk of an intervention. Is there a 12 step program OEC disorder?
  2. Google Reader
  3. (cause I'm a word-nerd)
  5. - Because Blockbuster Total Access Rocks. We love movies in this house. And did you know you can even get DVDs of past seasons of TV shows delivered to your home? So a person could spend a whole afternoon watching Season 2 of Grey's Anatomy and eating Easter candy. You know, theoretically.
5 Favorite Foods (only five???)
  1. Coffee (I know, not technically a food)
  2. Chocolate Cake (although definitely not ALL chocolate cake)
  3. Mexican Food
  4. Seafood (fish, scallops, crab legs...mmmm)
  5. Cereal
5 Places I want to visit (never been before)
  1. Africa
  2. New York City
  3. Hawaii
  4. San Francisco
  5. Venice
5 Favorite Stress Relievers
  1. Prayer
  2. A Bath & A Book
  3. A Bottle Glass of wine
  4. A Bookstore with a coffee shop
  5. Calling my friend Melissa
5 Favorite Movies (Again, Only five, that won't even make a dent!)
  1. Roman Holiday
  2. The Princess Bride
  3. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (although not so much the second installment)
  4. The Shawshank Redemption
  5. When Harry Met Sally
5 Good Books I've read this year (I added this category because I am a rebel like that)
  1. Pride and Prejudice
  2. Good in Bed (Chick-lit, I know, but I still really liked it)
  3. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
  4. The Glass Castle
  5. Odd Thomas
5 Things you can do to make my day
  1. Let me sleep in!
  2. Tell me I look pretty (Sorry Lynn, I stole this from you because it was such a true answer)
  3. Just let me know I am appreciated
  4. Help me clean the house
  5. Don't fight with your siblings (obviously only applies to a certain segment of the population)
5 People I Tag
No tags this time. Although this was a very easy Meme if anyone wants to put it in their pocket for a rainy day.


the dragonfly said...

The Shawshank Redemption is my favorite movie ever. :)

You say you've read Odd Thomas...have you read the two sequels? And did you know another one is coming out this summer? I think Odd himself is one of my favorite book characters. I think he'd be fun to hang out with.

painted maypole said...

you've never been to NYC? oh Joy, let's go together! I LOVE nyc! We'll do central park, museums, and shows, shows, shows!!!! :)

Beck said...

Odd Thomas was SURPRISINGLY awesome - fun list!

Lisa writes... said...

I totally love you get their word of the day emailed to you? Yet another reason to check email! Oh yeah, I love too!

Chaotic Joy said...

Beck-Odd Thomas was surprisingly awesome.

Dragonfly-I have read the subsequent "Odd" books but I thought they didn't come close to measuring up. In fact, I thought the second book was just plain awful. But I do agree that "Odd Thomas" is one heckuva character.

Oh and LOVE IT. Don't know what I would do without it.

Marit said...

You hit a nerve when you name Africa as if it's a city you can visit. It's a huge continent with a staggering amount of different countries, cities, cultures and tribes and so forth and so on. Which country in particular do you want to visit?

Chaotic Joy said...

Marit-I apologize for hitting a nerve. I have sponsored a little girl in Kenya, Africa through Compassion International. I was very moved by the group of bloggers who recently traveled to Africa with Compassion International and couldn't help but think how wonderful, and life changing, it would be to go and meet her. And to expose myself to her world, so different from my own. I would also be a dream come true to go on a Safari to one of the Reserves there.

I have no plans to actually take this trip, as it is not within my means, but in listing places I would love to go, this came first to mind.

Marit said...

Kenya is gorgeous! I lived there for two years, and I followed the Compassion bloggers to Uganda (where I lived for three years) as well and felt homesick while reading.
I hope you make it to Kenya sometime, you never know what will happen!
Is your name really Joy? My sisters is as well, it's actually Joy-Desta. Desta is an Ethiopian word which means joy as well. I lived in Ethiopia for 8 years. Maybe now it makes more sense why I get bothered when people mention Africa like it's a small town to visit! I appreciate the apology!