007, v2.0

April 11, 2010

4 years later
i’m feeling somewhat uninspired tonight . . . i’m just such a morning blogger, but today i was asleep between the hours of 9 am and 5:30 pm. it’s going to be a rude awakening (literally) getting in sync with the rest of the world!

looking at my statcounter data led me to look at a few old posts (someone was having a field day in my archives! that makes me feel so good!). browsing my old links, i got a kick out of seeing my answers to this simple meme from 4 years ago. some of my answers would change today, while many would remain the same . . .

one of things i love about blogging is having the opportunity to ‘see’ the old me and how i’ve changed. here’s what i wrote, with some updated commentary in italics:

seven things i plan to do before i die:
1. get married (this will be an easy one!) check
2. raise 3 children i’m not as rigid about the #3 anymore, but still sounds nice . . . and i know i need to get crackin’
3. settle into a fulfilling, rewarding, and engaging career
4. write a book
5. go to iceland, japan, and australia among other places
6. qualify for and run the boston marathon (not as super-high priority as the other things on this list, but it would be nice) still would be fun, but i’m not sure i care as much anymore
7. find the meaning of life (or my own version of it) nothing like aiming high!

seven things i can do:
1. make fantastic muffins and more!
2. type very quickly
3. sing
4. stay focused on one thing for a long time
5. read magazines, watch tv, and listen to my iPod, all while running on the treadmill
6. prioritize
7. wake up early and be functional

seven things i can’t do:
1. navigate my way anywhere without preplanned directions
2. anatomy
3. see without my contacts
4. live without my morning coffee
5. a pull-up (maybe someday)
6. tame my crazy hair THANK YOU japanese straightening!
7. stay up late and be functional although i’ve learned to suck it up and just do the best i can

seven things that attract me to people (ie, how i knew i would marry josh after like a month of dating him): awww, cute . . . and i’m happy to report, still all true
1. chemistry
2. value of family
3. ability to understand me
4. just generally finding them fascinating
5. beautiful eyes
6. taste in music/movies/food
7. the way i feel when we are lying next to each other

seven things i say most:
1. “dude, . . .” oh my god, seriously?!
2. FUCK!” M. F.! (and yes i mean the letters not the full word)
3. “i’m so nervous about . . .”
4. “where ARE we?”
5. “that is so nast!” i just died a little . . .
6. “sorry, my phone wasn’t on/charged/anywhere in the vicinity” sorry, i was sleeping
7. “let’s go, we’re late!”

seven celebrity crushes:
1. alton brown jamie oliver
2. matt damon
3. nick lachey really?!?
4. jesse metcalfe
5. david sedaris haruki murakami
6. ben folds
7. scarlett johanssen zooey deschanel . . . and lady gaga

oh, and also?



  • Reply Anonymous April 11, 2010 at 2:11 am

    you seriously have the best taste in clothing! i giggled at the 7 things you say the most 🙂 and totally smiled at the things you find attractive in others 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous April 11, 2010 at 3:41 am

    That is so nast! Hahaha.

    I still say Fuck a lot.

  • Reply Anonymous April 11, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I just found your blog and I love it! I was obsessed with Alton Brown 4 years ago.. and still kind of am. But I have to say Jamie Oliver is growing on me!

  • Reply Chelsea April 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Nick Lachey… wonder what he's up to now ;).

  • Reply Susannah April 11, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    The Nick Lachey reference cracked me up. Also, huge Murakami fan over here! Also, excited to see Heidi Swanson recipes!

  • Reply Anonymous April 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    What a fun post!

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