Tuesday, April 29, 2008

And I Wasn't Even Running

Well, I've had a blog for a couple of years now and this is my first time being tagged. My good buddy John tagged me. And yes, he was gentle with me. Here it is:

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.

Each player answers the questions about himself or herself.

At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. Ten years ago I was . . .
Living in Minneapolis, working temp jobs after having quit the baking gig at the Mighty Fine, and probably waiting for the snow to melt.

2. Five Things on Today's To Do List
Actually, I don't really have a To Do list, anymore. But, these are five of the things I aimed to get done, today:

Finish the church newsletter for printing.
Call Margo.
Update the bulletin board.
Play with the dog.
Take Ruby's pan back to her.

As you can see, the opportunity for adventure is endless!

3. Things I'd do if I were a billionare
Invest heavily in this company. And this one. And this one.
Buy a mountain, build a dome home, and get off the grid.
Help others do the same.
Explore and learn all about this incredible Earth.
And have a Mai Tai, a Latte, and some dark chocolate everyday (yeah, I know, I pretty much do that now, but like those redneck lottery winners, I'll just be the same old me, rich or not).

4. Three Bad Habits
Refusing to answer questions about my personal failings, faults, tics, squeaks, and bungles.
However, I do admit to habits that others would question that don't really bother me in the least, such as belching when I need to, refusing to wear uncomfortable but attractive shoes, and rolling around on the ground with the dog.

5. Five Places I've lived
Crest Hill, IL

Argyle, WI
Valley Stream, NY
Brooklyn Center, MN
Up the Creek

6. Five Jobs I've had in life:
First of all, I have to take exception to the question. Where else would I have had the jobs? Is someone trying to tell me that we have to work in death, too? No frickin' fair, man!

Anyway, jobs:
maintenance person at McDonald's
manager of a Dairy Queen
nanny (Pardon me, I meant Au Pair!)

Now, I'm supposed to tag five other people. However, I am unable to do so, since the only friends I have in the blogosphere have already been tagged.

And so it dies here. You're welcome!


FranIAm said...

Hey Snad - friend o' Shuck and friend o' Dr Monkey!

Nice post - that John Shuck and his tags, I did one too.

I think Up the Creek is a very cool place to live and seems a far cry from somewhere like Valley Stream!

Snad said...

Yes, Fran - Stoney Creek is indeed a far cry from Valley Stream. I'll never forget that I could smell Jones Beach from the house I lived in, had to halt phone conversations when the SSTs flew overhead and had to have little bumpers on the counters so the dishes wouldn't rattle off when the LIRR went past - day and night!

Here it always cools off at night, you can hear the stream rushing and Bubba's souped-up Ford is only as loud as the neighbor's donkey.

The one great memory I have of VS is Bill & Gus' Lunch Counter. Bill was the straight man to Gus - it was like watching Laurel and Hardy make my breakfast.

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