Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Nine Questions and a Lot of Fives

Feeling the need for a break from the doom gloom seriousness of life I stole another meme. This time I stole it from Nanette over at Underachieving Mommy , a blog I found following a link over at Finished Last's place.

1. What were you doing ten years ago?

I was happily working at a job that I expected to last until retirement (but when they went through bankruptcy a few years later that plan went up in smoke). I was giving up my desperate attempts to conceive a child and starting the adoption process.

2. What were you doing one year ago?

Well, as if I haven’t documented that thoroughly enough in this blog, I was trying to figure out how to drag myself out of a deep debilitating depression. Unfortunately, rekindling an old high school romance didn’t quite do the trick. Want more detail? Geez, read the archives.

3. Five snacks you enjoy.

Peanut M&Ms
Ruffles Potato Chips w/French Onion Dip
Granola Bars
Ice Cream, particularly chocolate, even better with a ribbon of peanut butter through it.

4. Five songs you know all of the lyrics to.

Amazing Grace
Jesus Loves Me
The B-I-B-L-E
Blest Be the Ties That Bind
In the Garden

If you sense a theme here (hey, dem’s all church songs!) you’re very astute. Although I would like to say I know all the words to my favorite secular songs, alas that wouldn’t be the truth. The above are songs that either (1) I’ve sung as solos (AG and ITG) so I had to memorize, (2) I’ve sung so many times in Sunday School and VBS as a kid (and adult helper) that I couldn’t possibly forget them (JLM and TB) or (3) I’ve sung so many times in church as a high schooler after communion every month that it is stuck in my head forever (BBTTTB).

5. Five things you would do if you were a millionaire.

Donate a bit to a charity dedicated to helping children growing up in poverty.
Buy season tickets to the Illini basketball games.
Host a large Thanksgiving dinner each year for those in my community without anyone to share Thanksgiving with.
Hire a private tutor for N to supplement his learning.
Invest as much of the million as possible as wisely as possible to make the other things possible.

6. Five bad habits.

Eating too much junk food and too little real food
Spending too much time on the computer
Sleeping in on Sundays instead of going to church.

7. Five things I like doing.

Spending time with N
Spending time with BJ
Walking the dog
Playing on the computer
Sleeping in on Sundays.

8. Five things I would never wear again.

I’m sorry I’ve racked my brain here and can’t think of anything that I absolutely wouldn’t wear again. Every time I think I think of something I can then think of an exception when I would wear it so I guess I’m the kind of weirdo who would wear just about anything given the right circumstances.

9. Five favorite toys.

You will soooooo be able to tell I have a son by these answers, but honest to goodness, I have as much or more fun than he does with some of these:
Gameboy Advance
Lincoln Logs
Transformers (I know, I know, but dang I’m fascinated how it can go from airplane to truck to robot and back)
KitchenAid Mixer (well, I am a little girly after all)


Anonymous said...

Hey I know all the words to those songs too. Go figure

Trueself said...

Gee, FL, I'm really surprised by that. ;-)

Actually, I suppose I'd be really surprised if you didn't know all the words to those.