5 Things Meme
First, the rules
1. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
2. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment letting them know they've been tagged and to ask them to play along and to read your blog.
What I was doing ten years ago...
1 I can't even remember that long ago. 1998... Obviously I was footloose and fancy free because I had no kids. Does that count as something I was doing?
2 Working on my second degree, which ended up becoming a minor because I got sick of school
3 Waiting tables at Magleby's, where I met (but barely knew then) my husband
4 Dating a total loser. "The Mandible" as Kelly called him.
5 Driving a 2 door, stick shift, Nissan Sentra with power nothing and the passenger side door would only unlock from the inside.
Five things on my to-do list today...
1 I don't really like lists. But I have somewhere in the back of my mind to fold the laundry
2 Plan a real meal instead of calling Kelly at 5:30 and telling him he better pick up dinner on the way home. Wait, it's 4:15. Might be too late. (I'm secretly glad)
3 Pick up the trash can out by the street, one of my least favorite jobs
4 Avoid eating anything fattening--I have weigh in tomorrow
5 Call my sister to wish her happy birthday
Five snacks I enjoy...
1 This may sound weird, but I'm not a huge snacker. Don't like candy. Don't like chips and salty snacks. I pretty much just like baked goods, usually at the end of a meal. so I'll change this list to my favorite baked goods: brownies
2 tortes (like the kind you get at European bakeries with at least 3 or 4 varieties of layers
3 creme brulee
4 Molten chocolate cake
5 This one isn't a baked good. I thought of an actual snack I like: cheese. Plates full of different kinds of exotic cheeses. Mmmmm.... And exotic olives.
Five things I would do if I was a billionaire...
1 Have a live-in nanny. I still want to raise my kids myself, but I want a nanny on stand-by in case I need a break or want to run an errand sans kids.
2 Travel the world IN STYLE. I've seen a lot of the world, but always on a serious budget. I'd like to do it right--nice hotels, amazing restaurants, first class tickets, never carrying my own bags.
3 Lessons. I've always always felt that if I had a lot of money, I'd want to take all kinds of lessons. Of course, I'd need the nanny in order to find the time. But then I'd take harp, cello, piano, ballet, ballroom, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, Arabic, and more Spanish and French, baking, cooking, gardening, yoga, pilates, oil painting, swimming, and car mechanics lessons.
4 I'd hire a professional to do a really amazing landscaping job on my backyard. (Said backyard would be behind a super amazing house on a big lot, by the way. That all counts as one entry)
5 I'd have fun giving money away to people who need it. I hate how you hear of someone in need and you think, "If I had the money, I'd totally help them ______." so I'd try to hear about those people in need and mysteriously make their problems disappear.
Five of my bad habits....
1 I pick. I pick my skin. I hate to feel any rough spots--on my face, my cuticles, my nails, my scalp. I'm always smoothing and picking. If I have any OCD in me, that's where it has snuck out.
2 Correcting people's grammar and spelling. Ironically, I'm not a good speller myself. And especially online, I'm not overly particular about fixing my typing errors. But I'm super anal about correct grammar and spelling and it drives me nuts when people are ignorant about basic grammar and punctuation.
3 Getting on the internet before I do anything I'm supposed to be doing
4 Driving fast and being impatient with people who drive like idiots
5 Talking when I should be listening.
Five places I have lived....
1 Southfield, Mi (lived there for 17 years)
2 San Diego, CA
3 Suva, Fiji
4 Ulm, Germany
5 Ettimedai, India
Five jobs I've had....
1 My only interesting job was as a counselor in a home for troubled girls. Fun stories to tell about that.
2 My first job was at Nuts Over Yogurt, a frozen yogurt parlor. I ate a LOT of samples and burnt my fingers making waffle cones.
3 The Gap. My only job at a big corporation. But I got a 50% discount. Totally worth it.
4 Cheesecake seller. The best job I ever had was working for Kathy's Cheesecakes at the mall my senior year. No one ever bought cheesecakes. I just sat there and ate cheesecake samples, listened to the radio, drank my 64 ounce Mountain Dew, and chatted with friends who came to the mall. No supervisor. Just me and the cheesecake.
5 Middle and high school English teacher. Six years of correcting papers should explain why I'm so anal about grammar and punctuation, right?
Tag! Your it!! (How many of you caught that grammar error? Just seeing if you've paid any attention.)
1 Jennie - Beehive and Birdsnest. My sister who, even though we never got along growing up, and even though we are still have as much in common as night and day, is one of my absolute BFFs.
2 Tiburon - Shark Bait. If you've read my blog, you know she's the bomb.
3 Chelsea - A Growing Season. because she is one of the best about doing these sorts of things. I know she'll do a good job!
4. Kim - Farnies. I'm going out on a limb here with you, Kim. You're not usually one to return my personal surveys. But I think you'll have fun, so try it!
5. Kati - Joe Buck and Kati. As faithful a blog checker as there is. And cool, so I know her answers will be fun to read.
(And in case you are wondering like I was...A meme (pronounced /miːm or mɛm/) consists of any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, practices, habits, songs, dances and moods and terms such as race, culture, and ethnicity. Memes propagate themselves and can move through a "culture" in a manner similar to the behavior of a virus. Thanks Wikipedia.)