Alfonso VIII of Castile.
I have been tagged by William and retagged by Talmida, so here is my "eight" meme.
8 Passions in my life:
Imperatrix pulcherrima Africae occidentalis
8 Things to do before I die:
Camino de Santiago
Return to Jerusalem
The Silk Road on camelback
See the Aurora borealis
Roast a whole lamb in my yard
Finish my dissertation
Dine in Lyon and Bologna
8 Things I often say:
I'm so tired.
Hot sauce and white sauce.
I love you (see first entry of first list).
Have you done your homework?
Mishea,* let's take a nap.
Mitt Romney is a d*******g.
8 Books I read (or reread) recently:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis
8 Films that mean something to me:
The Road Home
Black Cat, White Cat
The Night of the Hunter
8 Songs that mean something to me:
Pale Blue Eyes (The Velvet Underground)
A Love Supreme (John Coltrane) (what Garpu said)
Pe' Dispietto (Nuova Comagnia di Canto Popolare)
Any one of a number of Nick Cave songs
Any piece by Palestrina
You're Innocent When you Dream (Tom Waits)
It's All Right, Ma (Bob Dylan)
8 Living people I'd like to have as dinner guests:
Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini, SJ
Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ
A really good medium, because there are a lot of dead people I want there.
8 People I'm passing this on to:
and whoever else wants to play...