November 12, 2008


I woke up this morning to discover that Glendon (of the amazing Flying Trilobite) had tagged me with a meme. In thanks for his not tagging me with all three of them, here is my prompt response.

The 5 Things Meme
5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Starting to think that writing was something I should take seriously.
2. Regrading the yard and putting in window wells to keep the water out of the basement.
3. Being a landlord.
4. Writing specifications for and testing a Y2K compliant GUI to replace a mainframe system.
5. Browsing at dial-up speeds.

5 things on my to do list today:
1. Find bread at the bakery that will handle grilled cheese, PBJ and pot roast.
2. Research just how much the crappy economy is trickling down.
3. Finish butchering a deer.
4. Shoehorn in quality snuggling time with boy and cat.
5. Get to bed a non-obscene hour.

5 snacks I love:
1. Apples.
2. Smoked almonds.
3. Candy corn.
4. String cheese.
5. Gin-Gins.

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Give away more than I do now.
2. Pay off the house to be completely debt free.
3. Squirrel some away for cushion and additional income.
4. Write more.
5. Decide what my next challenge will be without regard for pay.

5 places I've lived:
1. Georgia.
2. Oklahoma.
3. In a trailer park in a rich suburb.
4. In an apartment when I already had a dorm room paid for.
5. In the hood, by choice.

5 jobs I've had:
1. Selling seashells, but not by the seashore.
2. Physics teaching assistant.
3. Psychology research assistant.
4. Team lead (twice, not happy either time).
5. Analyst (of three different sorts).

5 people I'll tag:
Five people I don't know enough about. Only five?
1. Betül, because her answers will be very different than mine.
2. Muse142, because she isn't blogging enough right now.
3. Juniper, for the same reason.
4. JLK, because I can be the first to tag a new blog.
5. R.E.S.E.A.R.C.H.E.R.S., because I can cheat and get a twofer.


Dr. A said...

Damn you deer-butchering tagger!

What is a Gin-Gin? Is that like a double Bombay with dash of tonic? ha. Mmmmm... Bombay.

I lived in Oklahoma too! Most people look at me with pity and go "ew, why?" but I actually enjoyed it. Proud OU Alum here!

PS I'm drinking my tea at a reasonable hour today! But wishing it was a Gin-Gin.

Glendon Mellow said...

Selling seashells by the mountaintop?

Selling seashells by the Ice Capades?

Selling seashells by the truckload?

Stephanie Zvan said...

Dr. A, I have to remember to link to Gin-Gins when I talk about them. Everybody gets all excited about the gin, and the ginger candies are a letdown. Yummy, though.

I only lived in Oklahoma for six weeks, but that, as they say, is another story. I hope the early tea means you're almost done, at least, you know, this time around.

Glendon, even better. Selling seashells by the seed art. At the Minnesota state fair.

JLK said...

I'm honored? to be one of the people you don't know enough about and to have been tagged!

I guess I'm gonna have to put some stuff about me up on my blog besides my vague profile....

Betül said...

I just saw this. I wonder if my answers are really that different from yours :)
(meme means tits in turkish by the way, some detail that is totally off the point but a funny one)

muse142 said...

O damn! It's true, I'm not blogging enough recently. Damn finals. I have a berak later this week and I'll get'er done. :)