Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Meme me

My friend Michele pointed out that my blog posts have been few and far between recently. I'm afraid my life at the moment is just so routine that I even bore myself, but that is actually a blessing compared to many of the alternatives. I give you a meme passed on by BooMama, and if you feel called to use it to avoid actual writing on your own blog as well, have at it.

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago we had just adopted Thomas from Bulgaria. He was the most beautiful, happy, delightful little 28-month-old boy, and I was having a ball with him. I had left my job to stay home with him and we were having a grand old time playing in the sandbox, swimming in the neighborhood pool and playing with friends.

Favorite Snacks
Believe it or not, I am not a big snacker, but at night I do love to have microwave popcorn. And wine.

To Do List
1. Laundry
2. Pack for Knoxville
3. Go to the post office
4. Clean my scrapping area
5. Listen to Beth Moore CD

Jobs I Have Had
Record store employee (Way back when there were actually records! Vinyl!)
Video store clerk
Room service captain/front desk clerk/night audit supervisor at a Marriott Hotel
Front desk manager at two different hotels in Orlando
Assistant to the president of a manufacturing company
Conference planner for a nonprofit professional association
Mom (I was really good at all my previous jobs. I am very glad that this one does not require annual performance reviews.)

Places I Have Lived
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC (college)
Orlando, FL
Charlottesville, VA

Bad Habits
procrastination, yelling at my children, eating too much, exercising too little, impatience

5 Random Things People May Not Know
My husband and I met on the internet way back in 1992 when it was just text on a screen. I wasn't looking to meet anyone, but he was.

I have been to over 100 concerts and met lots of famous people back when I was young and (relative to now) hip. As a scrapbooker, I cringe when I think about all the concert ticket stubs I didn't save and the photos I didn't ask someone to take.

I teach 2nd and 3rd grade Sunday School at my church.

I have terrible social phobias, but people say I hide it well. I would rather swallow a spider than go to a cocktail party full of strangers.

I have a weird talent for remembering song lyrics. My friends used to tease me about it and now it amazes my son.

CDs I would want if stranded on an island
(naturally, this answer might be different next week)
John Mayer, Continuum
Colbie Caillat, Coco
Eric Clapton, The Clapton Chronicles
Kenny Chesney, Live Those Songs Again
Sade, Diamond Life

What I’d Do if I Were a Billionaire
Buy my sweet husband an airplane (He used to be a private pilot but can't afford such an expensive hobby now.)
Build clean, cheerful, modern orphanages for the children left in Bulgaria
Buy my mom a Jaguar
Repaint every room in my house, but I don't think I'd move
Give loads of money to our church and to Smile Train
Travel, travel, travel
Buy matching albums to replace my hodgepodge of scrapbooks

1 comment:

MicheleAnderson said...

Thank you. Who says peer pressure isn't a good thing?

(Thanks for the link to Smile Train-I've never heard about them before).