Not Saussure

December 21, 2006

Seven best things

Filed under: Blogroll — notsaussure @ 11:55 pm

I thought James Higham, of Nourishing Obscurity and the founder of BlogPower, was a good guy, but he’s shattered my illusions by starting a meme, ‘What are the seven [7] best things you did this past year?’ and tagging me with it. It’s particularly irritating, since he’s already used several of the things I would list, such as keeping the wolf from the door or starting to blog, thus meeting — at least in cyberspace — so many good folks.

Compiling the list is not particularly easy, since several things I might want to include would be meaningless to anyone else without an explanation and utterly boring when I did explain it. Anyway, let’s give it a shot:

  • Losing three stone in weight on my doctor’s instructions.
  • Giving my nephew The Dangerous Book For Boys as a present for his eighth birthday, since both he and his father have enjoyed the book so much.
  • Giving his sister a voucher for some beginner’s riding lessons for her fourteenth birthday, since she’s enjoying it so much.
  • Reading Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle, which I enjoyed so much.
  • Buying a bread making machine, since it not only makes very good bread but it also fills the house with nice smells.
  • Pursuading, at long last, my 91-year-old and partially-sighted mother that a microwave wouldn’t be just a useless gadget she’d never use.
  • Deciding, out of the blue, to stop wondering what had happened to an old friend of mine from 30 years ago, looking her up on Friends Reunited, and discovering she not only lives quite near me but that we still get on like a house on fire.

My apologies to the following victims — blame that man Higham, not me: Morningstar, CityUnslicker, The Flying Rodent, The Curious Hamster, the folks at ARCH Rights, The Spicy Cauldron and Rachel.

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  1. […] Not Saussure has tagged us to declare the 7 best things that we’ve done this year (he did have the decency to apologise) so here goes. Most of them are ARCHy things, two are personal to me (Terri) but I’m still so chuffed about them that I’ve got to mention them. […]

    Pingback by 7 best things « The ARCH Blog — December 22, 2006 @ 11:22 am

  2. Well done you.

    It’s good to look back on your achievements.

    I just popped across to wish you a Merry Yule.

    Looking forward to catching up after the New Year.

    All the best.

    Comment by puddlejumper — December 22, 2006 @ 12:16 pm

  3. Good God, do you hate me or something?

    I’ll have to wrack my brains…

    Oh, and a very merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Comment by Flying Rodent — December 22, 2006 @ 2:00 pm

  4. You wretch, revenge is served cold. Happy Christmas!

    Comment by Rachel — December 22, 2006 @ 3:53 pm

  5. Gee, thanks….

    Comment by The Morningstar — December 22, 2006 @ 6:34 pm

  6. You lost 3!!! Dale lost only 2! Your last two points are really nice. I defend this tagging business from yesterday because I’ve read some nice things from and about people we’d never have known and it’s been most interesting so far. Especially prior to Christmas. Thanks.

    Comment by james higham — December 22, 2006 @ 6:59 pm

  7. Thanks and Happy Christmas, all, for your comments (and thanks to my victims for taking it in good part).

    James, before congratulating me too much on how much I lost in comparison with Iain Dale, don’t you need to know how much we both weighed when we started?

    Comment by notsaussure — December 23, 2006 @ 12:34 am

  8. […] Best Things That talented varlet NotSaussure has repaid me for tagging him once c/o Iain Dale’s meme by tagging me back to write about the […]

    Pingback by Yamato-Soft Blog » Blog Archive » Seven Best Things — January 17, 2007 @ 6:08 am

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