Thursday, August 11, 2005

Fives: I've been tagged...twice

I was recently "tagged" by my hip sweetheart galpal Madame Heather to provide answers to the following questions. Not wishing to appear hopelessly un-hip, I'm playing along:

Where was I ten years ago?

I was back in college after a long absence, taking a figure drawing class and a 3-D design class. I was SO much older than everyone (34 then), but it didn't seem to matter when the charcoal hit the paper. At least it wasn't a PE class.

Five years ago?

I was traveling around the country non-stop with my IBM training job, longing for a respite from the constant motion. It finally came when I was laid off from one division of the company and hired right back by another division of the company. The new position (the same one I have today) was home based...literally. I work 100% from home!

One year ago?

We were just about to begin the Beth Moore "Believing God" study in the Fall of '04 - we had over 200 women sign up, and being the leader of this fairly new ministry, I was in a full blown panic. I hadn't quite learned the believing God part yet...but He took care of us as He always does!


Bowling with my hubby for the first time in 10 years. I bowled a 67.

Five snacks I enjoy: (Weight Watchers points values added to keep me honest)

  • Chips and salsa (12 chips = 3 points, salsa is point-free)
  • Cashews (app. 3 points for 1/4 cup)
  • Peanut M&Ms (5 points per bag)
  • Big Cheez-It Crackers (4 points for 13 crackers)
  • Chocolate chip cookie dough (don't want to know...)

Five Songs I know all the words to:

  • Amazing Grace
  • Fire and Rain by James Taylor
  • Anticipation by Carly Simon
  • I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
  • Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Five Things I would do with $100 million:

  • Pay off every mortgage in mine and B's immediate families
  • Set up a permanent endowment for an orphanage
  • Go on a safari
  • Restore an old Victorian house
  • Pay for college for all my nieces and nephews

Five Locations I would like to run away to:

  • Back to the Galilee region in Israel
  • Carmel, CA
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Salzburg, Austria
  • Fredericksburg, TX

Five Bad Habits I have:

  • Procrastination
  • Leaving lights on everywhere
  • Drinking milk from the carton
  • Grinding my teeth
  • Blogging REALLY late at night (like now)

Five things I like doing:

  • Blogging REALLY late at night (like now)
  • Arranging magazine cut-outs in an album
  • Singing in the car
  • Coloring
  • Riding my bike in the morning and seeing the sunrise

Five things I would never wear:

  • Polyester pants
  • Mini skirts (see snacks I like for explanation)
  • Leopard print anything
  • Purple nail polish
  • Thigh-high boots

Five TV shows I like:

  • Extreme Makeover - Home Edition
  • Divine Design - HGTV
  • West Wing
  • Rick Steve's Europe
  • Everybody Loves Raymond

Five Favorite toys:

  • Nikon D70 digital camera
  • Wacom Tablet
  • Mini CD-making kit
  • Pasta maker
  • My bike

Five Biggest Joys of the Moment:

  • Mornings with God
  • My bunny girlfriends (including my Mom)
  • My new imaginary friends on the internet
  • Being immersed in creativity again - it's been too long
  • My miracle twin niece and nephew born on Tuesday (I'll post their pictures soon)

Now at this point, I am supposed to tag five people with the same challenge, so - you're it:

And dearest Annette (AKA wynle) tagged me too with this quickie 5:

List 5 idiosyncrasies about myself:

  • I sometimes look at people's necklaces, eyebrows, earrings, glasses, etc while they're talking to me, rather than look them in the eye..but I'm getting better about that
  • Half the time I leave the house, I circle back around the block to check to make sure I shut the garage door
  • I routinely rescue wasps that are drowning in the dog's water bowl
  • I have to rip out all the card stock inserts in magazines before I can even begin to read the magazine (I get that one from my mom)
  • I randomly shorten, lengthen, or completely change people's names when I talk to them (Sue = SusieQ, Jaime = James, etc)

Anybody who wants to can do either one or both of these - have fun!


  1. Anonymous2:17 AM

    Wow, you did a big job writing all that information about yourself, being tagged twice. It was fun to read.


  2. I enjoyed reading about you, too. ;) Thanks for sharing.

  3. I am the same way with magazines. I hate the cardstock inserts!! I had about 5 billion other comments until Ic licked here and they all left me. LOL!

  4. I too circle around to check the garage door and make sure it's down!!! Great reading and website. You actually have me thinking of those songs again...I can sing them all the way through too. Especially "Anticipation".


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