Saturday, July 07, 2007

Another meme!

I was tagged by the ever-feisty Stacy

What were you doing 10 years ago?

I was totally ensconced in work and married-without-kids life. I'd been working three years at that point, married the bulk of that, and my husband and I were living in Cedar Park (just outside Austin). I'm not sure why we moved there as hubby was horrendously allergic to cedars, which just happened to line the back side of our back fence--Cedar Park, go figure.

What were you doing 5 years ago?

Five years ago, I was a stay-at-home mom in charge of a six-month-old and a two-and-half year old. I was very busy. During their nap times, I worked on endless edits and revisions of what came to be my self-published, first book Unladylike Pursuits.

What were you doing 1 year ago?

Last year I was dealing with a six-and-a-half-year-old and a four-and-a-half-year-old for a long, hot, rowdy summer. I prefer not to think of it. Seriously though, we had plenty of fun and kept busy. In the writing world, I was working on my current book.

I'm still (obviously) working on my current book...this marquee could be up for a while.

What are 5 snacks you enjoy?

1. Chips and salsa--I can't get enough
2. Popcorn, really any variety
3. Hot Tamales, which I'm trying to stay away from so as to avoid more dental work
4. MacIntosh Apples
5. Ice cream

What are 5 songs that you know the lyrics to by heart?

1. A ton of Shania Twain songs--my youngest loves all of them
2. Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks
3. Lost in Love by Air Supply (my sons are very fond of them now too)
4. Kokomo by the Beach Boys
5. Cupid by Sam Cooke

What are 5 things you would do if you were a millionaire?

1. Travel--particularly internationally--there are so many places I want to see.
2. I'd have a summer home to escape all this Texas heat.

Other that than, I don't think I'd change all that much. I'd like to think that I'd do something wonderful. Maybe it'll hit me when I'm actually a millionaire.

What are 5 bad habits?

1. Leaving stuff in little piles around my house that eventually must be cleaned up.
2. I hold a powerful grudge
3. Micro-managing (or so I've been told)
4. Letting exercise fall by the wayside
5. Second guessing home decor purchases--to the exasperation of my husband

What are 5 things you like doing?
1. Reading
2. Eating Out
3 Hiking/Walking
4. Shopping with mom and sister
5. Planting flowers

What are 5 things you would never wear again?

1. My husband chimed in with 'a wedding dress'.
2. A thong
3. Jelly shoes
4. A full-length nightgown
5. ??? I'm pretty conservative, so I can't claim to have ever worn many 'out-there' clothing items.

What are your 5 favorite toys?

1. Kitchen Aid mixer--I tend to bake a lot
2. AlphaSmart
3. Computer, although a laptop would be nice
4. My itty-bitty book light
5. My new camera that doesn't take five attempts to power it on. And it's light...and slim...and cute.

Who are the five people you're tagging?
I'm gonna give everyone a break and not tag anyone, since I tagged a bunch--eight!--last week. So...if this meme looks fun, go for it.


Beck said...

Really? Never again for a full-length nightgown? Long flannel nightgowns are pretty much my FAVORITE things ever - they make me feel so very Angel In The House-ish.

Virginia, like the state! said...

Texas heat is right! Bleh...humidity is SO not my hair's friend. Although after driving through the Mojave Desert last week when it was a record high 120 degrees, it sort of puts Texas heat in perspective. :)

Kokomo is a hard song to get out of your head, I must say. :)

ERiCA said...

My husband and I were living in Cedar Park

For some reason, I first read this as, "My husband and I were living in Cedar Point," and I wondered to myself, how on earth would they live inside an amusement park?

*knocks head against wall*

Stacy said...

I'm feisty? No one has ever called me that before.

Texas suburbs have appropriate names? How odd. See, in the Metro Detroit area, someone decided it was a great idea to name everything Such-and-Such Hills when you'd have to drive for hours to find an actual hill. Actually, it might just be a Michigan thing. I went to grad school in a city called Mount Pleasant, and residents are usually quick to say there is no mountain and there is nothing pleasant there.

Ava Rose Johnson said...

I hold a powerful grudge too, it's a terrible thing.
And Christ, jelly shoes- what were we thinking????

I might actually do this meme. Give me something to blog about while I'm writing