Saturday, May 10, 2008

I got tagged for a meme


Here are the rules:
A) The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
B) Each player answers the questions about himself or herself.
C) 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…

A little sad about some things that don't weigh me down anymore

2) Five things on today’s to-do list:

  1. Organize my to-do list!
  2. Pre-cook a few meals for the week ahead
  3. Deal with our mouse infestation by putting out humane traps
  4. Pull weeds and plant sunflowers in the yard
  5. Spring cleaning

3) Things I’d do if I were a billionaire:

Donate most of it, I think. Does an individual person ever, ever have personal use for more than a few million dollars? I think I would set up a research/lobbying foundation for political issues I care about, including significant funds for education and scholarship awards.

"Just me" use -- travel and learn how to be a real photographer. If I could actually travel, maybe some of that photography could deal with political issues too.

4) Three bad habits:

  1. Getting my hands messy while cooking and then touching all of the door knobs and handles in the kitchen. This will one day send Greg over the edge.
  2. Accidentally derailing conversation topics, because I'm occasionally a space cadet like that
  3. Setting potentially unrealistic work deadlines for myself; getting burned out; taking it easy for a little bit; realizing that slowing down let the work pile up; frantically doing things I should have done a while ago. Repeat. And repeat. And... yeah, repeat.

5) Five places I’ve lived:

  1. Toledo, Ohio
  2. Phoenix, Arizona
  3. East Rock, New Haven CT
  4. Wooster Square, New Haven CT
  5. Downtown, New Haven CT

(do three places in New Haven count?)

6) Six jobs I’ve had in my life:

Other than 6 years of lab research!

  1. SAT and math tutor
  2. Cataloging chemical names and MSDS lists for a lab at ASU
  3. Picking up dog poop at a kennel facility at a vet hospital
  4. Secretary at a small company
  5. Summer outreach camp for middle school girls in engineering
  6. TA, TA, TA, TA, TA, TA, TA, TA (yes, times 8, and this year is THE LAST YEAR)

7) Tag 5 other people

Goodness, I don't think five people even read this blog right now. Plus I can't tag Liz because she tagged me  : D

  1. Nutcase 101
  2. Brett, but I bet he won't do it...
  3. 28 Cooks
  4. Jessy and her dog Whinny, though Jessy I think you're excused from question #6 : )
  5. Marce, who might still be away on vacation!


Jenifer said...

Of course I'll accept my tag! Woot. But, if I forget forgive me. Please? a post on quinoa, I bought some.

brett said...

Brett, but I bet he won't do it...

Your reverse psychology is as strong as it is ineffective. I'd do it, but I wouldn't tag anyone else, so it would be moot.

I'm lame. I know. Sorry.

liz said...

You're ambitious today -- but sunflowers! I love sunflowers ... we still have to plant ours, but I'm lazy as ever.

PS -- I do not miss the mice on edgewood ... hope they find somewhere else to live, far away from your house.

Rachael said...

Jen - actually just posted on some leftover quinoa roasted veggie ideas, but they're not very exciting!! I feel like Quinoa goes pretty well with nuts, cheese and lemon... will have to think on some more creative ideas

Brett - do we call this reverse reverse psychology? :D

Liz - ha, I never did plant them, or do the weeding... what's weird about the mice is that we had an infestation years ago but then they all went away. Suddenly they're back. Maybe our neighbors kicked them out!!