Thursday, October 04, 2007

random meme

Stacy from Sassafras Mama tagged me for a meme. I decided that I was game, so here goes:

1) What I was doing ten years ago:
In 1997
  • I was on the steering committee of a gay & lesbian social club/potluck group in a town I had not lived in for 7 years.
  • friends of ours had new carpet put in and had a "slipper party" where we all though up the wildest slippers we could think of in order to win prizes and fame.
  • We saw the Leonardo exhibit at the Museum of Science.
  • Vacation was at the Casino in Long Lake, NY
2.) Five years ago:
  • I started wearing contact lenses again
  • We celebrated our anniversary in New York City and saw The Lion King
  • We started working with an architect to draw up house renovation plans
  • I was on the steering committee of my chorus
  • My dad went into a nursing home
3) One year ago:
  • We visited the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA
  • I started blogging
  • Attended a surprise anniversary party for my wife's parents
  • We drove from Massachusetts to Arkansas and back to visit my Mom at Thanksgiving
4.) Yesterday:
  • Enjoyed apple muffins (baked by my wife) for breakfast
  • Went to meetings at work (like nearly every workday)
  • Stayed late at work
  • Send messages to my fellow chorus members (I'm President now)
  • Gathered garbage and recycling for curbside pickup
5.) 5 snacks I enjoy:
  • chocolate
  • halvah
  • popcorn with butter
  • almonds
  • cookies
6.) 5 Things I would do if I suddenly had $100 million:
  • change the locks and the phone numbers
  • pay off the mortgage
  • quit my job & travel 1st class
  • give generously to the charities I've always supported
  • write & cook more
7.) 5 locations I would like to run away to:
  • mountains for skiing
  • tropics for sitting on the beach
  • New Zealand and Australia 'cause I've never been there and I have distant relatives there
  • Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island 'cause I've had great vacations there
  • Banff 'cause it looks gorgeous
8.) 5 bad habits I have:
  • I'm stubborn
  • I stay up too late too often
  • I'm really stubborn
  • I am not spontaneous
  • I have trouble letting go of books
9.) 5 things I like doing:
  • reading
  • cooking & feeding people
  • singing
  • writing
  • soaking in a tub
10.) 5 TV shows I like:
  • Firefly
  • Farscape
    (oh! you mean shows that are STILL on?)
  • Dirty Jobs
  • Mythbusters
  • Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
11.) 5 things I hate doing:
  • cleaning the toilet
  • raking leaves
  • vacuuming the swimming pool (ok - I haven't done that since I was a teenager, and I don't have a pool, still...)
  • sitting in meetings
  • packing (to move - packing for a vacation is OK)
12.) 5 Biggest joys of the moment:
  • I own my car (last payment was last Friday)
  • My wife and I are still a solid couple
  • I still work in academia
  • I've re-discovered poetry
  • There are cookies in the house
Finally, I tag:
Well, I don't play tag any more so if you want to do this, tag yourself and leave me a comment to let me know you've done it. I promise to come read it (and comment!) if you do.


nancypearlwannabe said...

You love Firefly? I love Firefly! :)

sister AE said...

Welcome, NPW! and OF COURSE you do! I expect to have the DVD of Serenity before I take a trip later this month.

Stacy said...

You've got a good memory.

And it sounds like we could snack together ------ you bring the cookies!

Thanks for playing along.

sister AE said...

Hi, Stacy. Hope I don't disappoint you but in this case I have a stack of old calendars in my desk drawer! I'd love to snack together, of course, after that long drive, I'm not sure how many cookies would be left.

Sassy Sundry said...

Cookies in the house is a beautiful thing. It sounds like life is treating you well.

sister AE said...

Thanks, Sassy. Cookies are certainly helping.