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Joanne has published more than 2,500 articles and was award recipient of the 1990 Woman of the Year for Beaver County, Pennsylvania, for her accomplishments and excellence in journalism and to the community. Her co-authored book, “Unforgettable Journey,” won fifth place in the Grand Beginnings romance contest. An excerpt from her WIP, “Unearthed,” placed her fifth in the Absolute Write Idol contest. Most recently, her essay, “Perseverance,” is published in the Stories of Strength anthology in which 100% of the profits are donated to disaster relief charities. Her most recent articles were published in ByLine Magazine, Writer's Digest, AbsoluteWrite.com, and Moondance.org. She has a monthly freelance writing column at Absolutewrite.com. Currently, she is the sole caregiver for her 85-year-old mother.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Seven Things...or more

Mark Pettus had this meme on his blog The Bluff and added, “If you tag yourself, let me know. I'd like to see everyone's answers.” I decided to give it a shot.

Seven Things to Do Before I Die:
1. Live to see all my grandchildren.
2. Attend my grandchildren’s graduations.
3. Attend my grandchildren’s weddings.
4. Pay off my mortgage.
5. Take a trip to Australia to see the Outback.
6. See every lighthouse on the east coast.
7. Quit being more hard on myself than others are.

Seven Things I Cannot Do:
1. Forget. I can forgive, but I can’t forget.
2. Be disloyal to those who truly love me.
3. Stand by and do nothing when I see a wrong being done.
4. Sit idle.
5. Learn that I am not super woman and cannot do everything myself.
6. Abandon my heart. I cannot quit caring.
7. Expect to be able to please everyone, even though I try.

Seven Things I Say (or write!) Most Often:
1. You’re kidding, right? (say)
2. Oh my gosh! (say)
3. For crying out loud! (say)
4. Expletives (any and all)
5. that (write)
6. of course (write)
7. use of the word “need” (say and write) it’s always taken in the wrong context.

Seven Books (or series) I Love:
1. The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
2. Thinner
3. Pet Semetary
4. It
5. Misery
6. Delores Claiborne
7. Dreamcatcher
8. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
9. Complete Works of Shakespeare
10. On Writing
11. Horse Whisperer
12. The General’s Daughter
This is a list that could go on forever. Maybe I should have just said, ALL of Stephen King’s books. :)

Seven Movies I Would Watch Over and Over Again:
1. Patch Adams
2. Pure Country
3. Dances With Wolves
4. It
5. Pet Semetary 1 and 2
6. Thelma and Louise
7. What Women Want
8. Signs
9. Phenomenon
10. Michael
Sorry, I went overboard. LOL I have watched countless movies over and over again. This list could go on forever,too.

Thanks for the meme, Mark. I enjoyed this one.

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Blogger Mark Pettus said...

Joanne, Glad you liked the meme. I love Stephen King. He was my first author; before King, I read books, after King, I read authors.

After reading your sevens, I can't help but wonder if you have a pig named Misery...


1/09/2006 9:37 PM  
Blogger Joanne D. Kiggins said...

King's my favorite. No pig named Misery...but we did have one named Elsie. ;)

1/09/2006 11:33 PM