Friday, December 16, 2005

The Seven Meme

I’ve been out of circulation for a few days and I returned to reading blogs this morning. Jay G of Toys in the Attic tagged me (or Bill) with a meme. Well, today’s a winter wasteland here with freezing rain, snow, and all sorts of unpleasant crap. Nasty weather always leads to introspection and what better way to gaze at one’s navel than through a meme.

So here we go, but first a couple of caveats: this is a gun blog so I’ll try to stick with guns as much as possible and the items in my lists are in the order in which they came to me.

Seven X Seven

Seven things to do before I die
1) Shoot at Camp Perry or other high-falutin’ competition.
2) Legally buy a submachine gun.
3) Finish a novel I started seven years ago.
4) Publish that novel.
5) Learn to speak a foreign language fluently (I can speak French, but not fluently).
6) Get an Insta-launch just to see what it feels like.
7) Scuba dive.
Seven things I cannot do
1) Getting enough exercise to lose weight.
2) Ride a motorcycle.
3) Fly an airplane.
4) Shoot a perfect score in bullseye shooting.
5) Walk as fast as Bill (the man can move when he wants to).
6) Get rich.
7) Sell products or services to others even if they need them.

Seven things that attracts me to (guns)
1) The variety of guns—big ones, little ones, revolvers, semi-autos, old ones, new ones, etc.
2) Mastering shooting—it’s easy to shoot a gun, but immensely difficult to master it.
3) The variety of shooting games out there; skeet, trap, bullseye, IPSC-style, plinking, etc.
4) Recoil, the more the merrier at least until it hurts my hand too much.
5) Guns go bang.
6) Taking guns apart to see their workmanship and design.
7) The smell of Hoppe’s #9.

Seven things I say most often
1) “God damn it.”
2) “Anyway…”
3) “Y’all” and I’m not from the South originally.
4) “Freakin’ hell”
5) “Hey Bill, let’s go look at guns today” (meaning that we’ll be going to a gun shop)
6) “Oh, hell no” (or “Oh, hell yes” depending on the situation).
7) “What cha doing?” (said to Bill when he’s “ignoring” me).

Seven books (or series) that I love
1) Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien).
2) Cider House Rules (John Irving).
3) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens).
4) Six of One (Rita Mae Brown).
5) A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving).
6) “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (series)
7) “Firefly” (series)
Seven movies I watch over and over again (or would if I had time)
1) “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
2) “The Patriot” (the one with Mel Gibson).
3) “Shaun of the Dead”
4) “50 First Dates” (I don’t know why, but I watch this whenever it comes on in cable—I can’t help myself).
5) “Office Space”
6) “A Christmas Story” (I get sick of it by December 24, but that first viewing of the season is good).
7) “Galaxy Quest”

Seven people I want to join in, too.
This meme’s been around for awhile and most of the people I’d want to infest are already tagged, so I’ll cop out and offer it to any other bloggers out there who want to give it a try. It made me think and what else can you ask for in this sort of meme.

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