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Eights Are Enough

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Last Updated on December 16, 2023

I found this meme over at my friend Rick’s blog, Mmmm, That’s Good Coffee. If you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged to play along as well.

8 TV Shows I Watch

  • The Price is Right (CBS) — Unfortunately, it has started to resemble a bad college project.
  • CSI: (CBS)
  • All in the Family (TV Land or DVD)
  • Sanford & Son (TV Land or DVD)
  • M*A*S*H (DVD)
  • The Twilight Zone (DVD)
  • Forensic Files (TruTV)
  • Today (NBC)

8 Favorite Restaurants

  • Zesto
  • Outback
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Zaxby’s
  • Ladles Soups
  • The Olive Garden
  • Gilligan’s
  • Any decent Chinese Buffet

8 Things that Happened to Me Today

  • I spent seven hours waiting for a promo to upload to an FTP site only to crash before it finished.
  • Realized that in the time it took this spot to make it 77% of the way to this FTP site in Atlanta, I could literally have driven a tape there.
  • I went to my church at lunch hour to meet a guy there who needed to get in, only to find out that someone else with a key arrived moments before I did, so he didn’t need me after all.
  • Lost a logo for a commercial through an email crash, had to call the ad agency in Colorado to get them to resend it…made air with 9 minutes to spare.
  • Discovered that another computer failure meant several other promos I had earlier sent to the spot player didn’t make it there after all, so I had to get them into the system the “old fashioned way.”
  • Was reminded definitively that in many cases, the “old fashioned way”&nbsp is still superior
  • Had to stay so late at work that I missed a Christmas party being thrown by some friends of mine that I wanted to attend
  • Got frustrated all over again after reliving these moments for this meme.

8 Things I Look Forward To

  • Comments on the blog
  • My next true God moment
  • My next vacation day
  • Special Sunday night service for our men’s group
  • Christmas Dinner with the family
  • Time with the Hansens next Friday
  • A visit with Archie and Bekah next month
  • Paying off another credit card

8 Things I Pray For

  • Patience
  • Getting Debt-Free
  • The Jobless
  • People who are in Pain
  • Patience
  • Purpose
  • Fulfillment of a New Dream
  • People I Love
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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.


  • 8 TV shows I watch:

    1. Rachel Maddow
    2. Countdown (Olbermann)
    3. Meet the Press
    4. This Week (Stephanopoulos)
    5. Reliable Sources (Kurtz)
    6. Top Chef–I just love this show!
    7. House
    8. Grey’s Anatomy

    8 Favorite restaurants:

    1. Carraba’s Italian grill
    2. Maggiano’s
    3. A tiny little Indian restaurant in Charlotte– great lamb korma and naan.
    4. Napoli. Eggplant to die for–and it’s where Lynne and I go several times a year, just mom and daughter time.
    5. Outback
    6. Bao Ding, a fabulous Chinese place in Charlotte

    And I just realized I don’t have 8 favorites.

    8 Things that happened…would have to be yesterday, as today hasn’t geared up yet–

    1. Found myself still washing walls, baseboards, chair rail in desperate attempt to reclaim home after 22 months of neglect for obsessive politics.

    2. Found myself still wrapping Christmas gifts.

    3. Realized I had yet to convert menus for Christmas Eve, Christmas brunch and dinner to grocery list…

    4. Took a good look at menus. Realized shopping for holiday food would require at least two trips.

    5. Thought about the import of buying so much food I couldn’t get it all home in one trip: I’ll be cooking non-stop for days. Realized I may be getting too old for all this stuff.

    6. Fell off stepladder. Forgot I was on it cleaning blinds and stepped backward. No serious injuries.

    7. So glad nothing broke after ladder accident I skipped merrily along to answer the phone. Ran into table on the way and broke a toe.

    8. Decided I deserved a treat. TWO glasses of wine with dinner.

    8 Things I pray for:

    1. Family and friends
    2. An end to Bush’s war
    3. Access to affordable quality healthcare
    4. An end to poverty, genocide, ignorance, hatred, intolerance
    5. Strength when I need it and more compassion
    6. President-elect Obama and family
    7. The rebirth of my country
    8. Guidance, especially now, as I choose a new writing project in 2009

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