Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tagged Again!

I'm tagged again, this time by Stephany at Soulful Sepulcher.

This time, I have to answer 7 specific questions...

1. What was I doing ten years ago?
Let's see...ten years ago would have been spring of '98...I was trying to keep our townhouse show-ready with a 1-year-old and a 2 1/2-year-old underfoot, and we were finalizing the details on the new house we were planning to build.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order)
Today I need to figure out what the heck we're having for dinner; nip out to the grocery store to pick up a few bits for whatever dinner turns out to be; hang up that last load of laundry from Thursday, which is still sitting in the dryer; catch Canis Feisticus and trim her nails; and fill out the registration forms for my kids summer classes (the Barrister wants to do fencing, and Little Mouse has seen a creative writing class she wants to take).

3. Snacks I enjoy
I love Snyder's Honey-Mustard Pretzel Pieces, Ruffles Sour Cream and Cheddar Chips (the real kind, not the baked ones), Lindt Intense Orange Chocolate (the little squares that only have 30 calories each), cashew nuts, smoked string cheese. Note that none of these are particularly good for me!

4. Things I would do if I was a billionaire
Pay off the mortgage and put a bunch in the bank so the Chief could quit his job and do the digital art/painting/drawing that has laid claim to his soul; put my kids in a decent school where they would actually be challenged; give money to people who need it, especially those who have been wronged by the system; kick back and quit worrying about how to pay for college and retirement; purchase a small island and start my own country...

5. Three of my bad habits
I never seem to be able to get the dishes done after supper; I nibble my nails; I don't make my bed unless my mother is coming to visit...

6. Five places I have lived
London, England; one city in Iowa; one city in Washington, and 3 cities in Minnesota.

7. Five jobs I have had
liquor store clerk; technical aide in a research lab; research assistant; post-doctoral fellow; freelance writer


Stephany said...

i've left off dark chocolate and rum truffles, but then that is not a snack, those are mandatory for living! LOL

college? no worries, i got 2 through college with FAFSA loans, grants, scholarships. Also, when they are in high school, if there is a program for high school credit at the junior college go for it. that's what one of my [graduated by age 21]daughters did, and the tuition is paid for, so they graduate high school with basically 1-2 years of college credits completed. and it's FREE.

if i was really a billionaire i probably also would go to provence and sit in a lavendar field, drink wine and eat olives.

Stephany said...

PS the program is called "running start" for the college/high school credits, and classes are actually at the junior college. my daughter car pooled with 4 other friends who did this, it was a win/win all the way around.

Jazz said...

Thanks, Stephany!
My son is only in 7th grade, but I'm already thinking ahead (and worrying about) how we're going to manage to help him and his sister through college.

Provence sounds really good!