Wednesday, 12 December 2007


I've been tagged for the Crazy Eight Meme by Jo Beaufoix, so here we go

8 things I want to do before I die:
1. Go on an African Safari.

2. Reach my ideal weight and stay there!

3. Go to the Gold Coast, Australia. I’ve been to Sidney but didn’t have the time to go further north.

4. See the pyramids. I’ve been to Egypt but not to Cairo because there was too much else to see.

5. Go scuba diving.

6. Swim with dolphins but in the wild, not one of those places where it’s all staged

7. Win the lottery!

8. Travel the world.

8 things I say often
1. “I love you”

2. “Crikey”

3. “Sh*t” - sorry :(

4. “Ooops”

5. “I can’t remember.”

6. “How are you?”

7. “Okey Dokey”

8. “Open another bottle of wine!”

8 Books I’ve read recently (or am still reading):

  1. Sharon Osborne’s biography – Sue Crawford
  2. My Grandmother’s Biography - My Dad
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
  4. The General’s Daughter – Nelson De Mille
  5. The Sound of Laughter - Peter Kay
  6. So Me - Graham Norton
  7. Indelible - Karin Slaughter
  8. The Sleeping Doll - Jeffrey Deaver

8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over

1. White Christmas – Bing Crosby

2. Amy Winehouse – Valerie

3. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

4. No More Cloudy Days – The Eagles

5. Chains – Tina Arena

6. Imagine – John Lennon

7. The World And You Tonight – Simply Red

8. This Old Heart of Mine – Isley Brothers

8 Things that Attract Me to My Best Friends:

1. They make me laugh.

2. They like to have fun.

3. They’re caring.

4. They’re kind.

5. They listen.

6. They ask me for advice and don’t get offended if they don’t like it.

7. They still like me when I do daft/stupid things.

8. They don’t criticize me.

8 People I Think Should Do Crazy Eights:

The first eight people who read this post - are you game?


Maddy said...

Oh dear, perhaps I can just slink away without commenting!

Glad we have so much in common!
Best wishes

This is my calling card or link"Whittereronautism"until blogger comments get themselves sorted out.

Joy0z said...

yeah I wrote the poem but I refer it to a Filipino song..remembering a long lost love..hhuhu!lol!anyway I will add you to my list of blogger friends if it's ok with you.Your blog is worth reading..

My other site kikay

Little Wing said...

Great list, and sure, I'm game!!!!

Elaine Denning said...

I want to do everything on your to do before you die list.

Your tree looks beautiful, by the way. My Mum would be so happy with that!

Flowerpot said...

I've already done it so I won't bore everyone with it again!

buffalodick said...

Okay, I will. Probably next post, or soon! I think winning the lottery should be number one on your list- so you could do all the others!

Mother of Invention said...

A very ambitious list of things to do before you die! Mine are so very simple...spend some quality time with my husband, family and friends, making memories for me and for them. Your friends list is very similar to mine!

Akelamalu said...

No slinking Maddy! ;)

Your poem was beautiful Joycdan and I don't mind at all if you add me to your blogroll. :)

Oh great Little Wing, I'll be over to check it out. :)

If I win the lotter first Miss U we can do them all together - my treat! Glad you like the tree. x

Okey dokey Flowerpot. x

I look forward to reading yours Buffalo. You're right I need to win the lottery first! :)

I always aim HIGH MOI, I don't always succeed but I give it a fair go. Nice to know our friends are similar. :)

Jo Beaufoix said...

Whoever comments after me is tagged.
I'm with you on every single one of your first eight Akela.

I often say numbers 1, 4 and 8.

I like Karin Slaughter too. A bit gross sometimes but a fab read.

And I love White Christmas, Amy Winehouse and Brown-eyed Girl.

And your friends sound fab. :D

Akelamalu said...

I think we might be twins separated at birth Jo! :)

Dan said...

My wife and I did a 3-week African safari about 10 years ago. Do it! You must!

And you will lose weight, which will cover #2! While you're in Africa, head over to the Gold Coast, covering #3.

Of course #7 may have to occur before any of this. :)

Gledwood said...

I don't think I know that Winehouse song Valerie...

The Gold Coast, Australia... is that the coast from Brisbane up to Cairns? That's the bit where I'd like to LIVE when I finally do get to Australia...

Egypt: yeah!
I'd love to go diving in the Red Sea as well!

Cream said...

Crikey, how are you?
Go on, open another bottle of wine!
I can’t remember a thing.
I love you...

x said...

looks like a fun meme! i enjoyed reading your answers, too. 'made me know more about you. :)

la bellina mammina said...

Love your list - damn I'm not the first 8!! ;-) Remind me to try a hand at this next year, Akela.

storyteller said...

Good thing I'm not in the 1st eight leaving comments today. My “to-do” list is way too long as is! Seems like this is the day when I need to send you the 2nd Christmas Carol Quiz answers (unless I'm late already) and methinks I only have 7 of the 10 figured out. Is 70% good enough? (she asked pleadingly) Somehow this quiz seems harder than the 1st ... but then I have been distracted with the holidays and all. Sigh ... there's just too much to do! LOL
Hugs and blessings,

Akelamalu said...

If #7 on my 'to do' list happens I'll go to Africa tomorrow Dan!

I think 'Valerie' is Amy's latest Gleds. Yeah that Gold Coast - where the Great Barrier Reef is - I'd love to scuba dive there!

You're a card Cream LOL

I'm pleased you enjoyed it Acey :)

Hey if you want to have a go Bella you go right ahead! :)

You're in time (got your answers) Storyteller, no probs.

Neoma said...

Wow Akela, that was really actually learn quite a bit about a person in these quizs. This one was very informative. I hope you get your chance to travel the world.......after you win that lottery.....:):)

Akelamalu said...

Happy you enjoyed it Nea. I hope I win the lottery too! :)

~ej said...

loved reading that....i love "brown eyed girl" and how is the sharon osbourne biog?

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