Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Dozen Fives

I saw this on another blog, and because I'm feeling meme-y this week I swiped it.  Feel free to swipe it too if you are so inclined

FIVE YEARS AGO, I WAS . . .
1 - at least 100 lbs lighter than I am now.
2 - working in a job I didn't care for.
3 - dealing with the fallout from W's colon cancer
4 - dealing with the fallout from W's broken shoulder
5 - coming to the conclusion that adopting more children was not in our future

FIVE SNACKS I ENJOY
1 - apple slices with caramel dip
2 - pimiento cheese spread on crackers
3 - Frosted Mini-Wheats (dry, not with milk on them)
4 - caramel corn or kettle corn
5 - Fritos with cottage cheese

IF I WERE A BILLIONAIRE, I WOULD . . .
1 - pay off my mortgage
2 - get the rest of my bills caught up
3 - pay for W to go into assisted living
4 - donate generously to my some of my favorite charities as well as my church
5 - quit my current job and find a part time job

FIVE JOBS I HAVE HAD
1 - test tube washer
2 - concessions stand worker
3 - financial examiner
4 - accountant
5 - financial analyst

WHAT WERE YOU DOING 10 YEARS AGO (5 things)
1 - taking care of and delighting in a one-year-old N
2 - working at my dream job
3 - living in the best house I ever owned
4 - hosting dinner parties at my house
5 - serving as treasurer for my church

FIVE SONGS THAT YOU KNOW THE LYRICS TO:
1 - Amazing Grace
2 - In the Garden
3 - Old Tennessee by Dan Fogelberg
4 - Promises Made by Dan Fogelberg
5 - Jingle Bells

FIVE STORIES I HAVE READ:
1 - Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
2 - The Shining by Stephen King
3 - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
4 - The Promise by Danielle Steel
5 - False Memory by Dean Koontz

FIVE BAD HABITS:
1 - Picking my nose
2 - Procrastination
3 - Having sex with married men
4 - Plucking the hairs on my chin obsessively
5 - Hitting the snooze button repeatedly

FIVE THINGS YOU LIKE TO DO:
1 - Cheering loudly at Illini basketball games
2 - Playing board games
3 - Reading
4 - Watching reality TV
5 - Playing the piano

FIVE THINGS YOU WOULD NEVER WEAR AGAIN
1 - high heel shoes, I despise them
2 - mini skirts
3 - midriff tops
4 - wool suit in Miami, FL
5 - pajamas

FIVE FAVORITE MEALS
1 - Macaroni and cheese served with broccoli on the side
2 - Biscuits and gravy with plenty of strong black hot coffee to drink with it
3 - Pasta with mediterranean vegetables (my own recipe)
4 - Grilled cheese sandwich and creamy tomato soup
5 - Stuffed portobello mushrooms, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans

FIVE THINGS IN THE WORLD YOU WANT TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE:
1 - Universal health care in the U.S.
2 - The British Isles
3 - N all grown up and on his own
4 - All 50 states (only have 12 to go)
5 - Illini winning the NCAA Basketball Championship

2 comments:

Cocotte said...

I also love a grilled cheese with tomato soup. I do not know how you eat those mini wheats dry, however! Test tube washer? That's unusual......

I'm now wondering if I know all the words to any song??

Trueself said...

Mini wheats dry are fabulous! Well, I will admit I generally have a cup of coffee at hand so after popping a couple mini wheats in my mouth I'll sip the coffee and let it help dissolve the cereal. I'm an oddball though, just never liked milk on cereal.

Test tube washer was my first paid job other than babysitting. I don't know what the test tubes were used for, but they looked clean by the time they got to me and I got to hand dunk them in a bleach and water bath and then two rinses before laying them out neatly on a towel for drying. The things college students will do for a buck, eh?