Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I'm it...

Tagged! And by Amanda!

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
Um, I sorta hafta think a little. May 1998? I was 19. I was working as a manager for Starbucks Coffee Company. I was going to school, albeit irregularly. I rented a room in a house with three other people: a main tenant who would sleep on the couch (adjacent to my bedroom) and when nodding off, would bang his head on the wall; an older Harley-riding-hookah-loving-out-all-night ladies' man; and an internet porn star who owned a 10-foot-long boa constrictor.

2. What are five things on my to-do list today?
go to the grocery (for a couple of measly but necessary ingredients)::take Annika to ballet::write a letter to my grandmother::work on my month-end reports for our parent organization::mail yarn out to a Raveler (already done).

3. Snacks I enjoy:
Greek yogurt with trail mix, Caramel Macchiato, Pirate's Booty, almonds -- especially toffee coated, sharp cheddar cheese.

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
move to a house where everyone could have their own room -- of course, the kids wouldn't sleep in their own beds, so I'd also need to make sure I bought a California King for the master bedroom; buy lots and lots of fabric, just to have on hand for when I decide I need to sew; buy lots and lots of yarn, just to have on hand for when I decide I need to knit; donate money to the kids' school for grass -- there is none currently -- and books and art supplies galore; get more lenses for my camera; buy a hybrid car; visit ruins in Greece and Italy; take the family to France for a summer; put the rest away for college and weddings and grandchildren.

5. Places I have lived:
I was born in Burlingame, CA, and grew up mostly in Newark, CA; lived in different spots in the San Francisco Bay Area; briefly made a move to Colorado; now live in Modesto, CA.

There you are: more tidbits about me! I'm not going to tag anyone in particular -- guess I'm a party pooper -- but I always like to read others' memes, so if you're so inclined, you can play along!

And because a post isn't really a post without pictures, I'll share with you a bloom from the garden. If I were a billionaire, I'd plant an entire yard full of hydrangeas.


Anonymous said...

I don't know that I ever really realized we were the same age!!

I loved finding out little tidbits about you!

peaknits said...

Oh, such youth:) Fun to learn some details - particularly intriguing - the roommates!:)

theresa/t does wool said...

Great meme..so nice to learn a few things ...your hydrangea is beautiful by the way...here's hoping you have an entire yard full some day!

a friend to knit with said...

i do love reading meme's too.
did i tell you i lived in burlingame for a short time?
so funny,
i love what you would do if you were a billionaire.
that seems like just enough....what else do people really need?!

SockMamaLiz said...

We have a lot in common!

I wanna play too... but it might take me a day or two.