Sunday, May 18, 2008


Curses and alas, I am tagged by the very talented Julie Weathers!

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 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 the player’s blog.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

A Meme about Various Things

What were you doing ten years ago?

Graduating university wearing strappy, sexy five-inch heels I eventually regretted.

(Recall from the last meme I am six feet tall in my socks. I like dressing up girly once in a while, but high heels are always a mistake. I frighten small children and look like a drag queen.)

What are five things on your to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?

Pee (don't laugh; that's first on my list of things to do in the morning)
Don't get distracted from writing by the shiny internet (Doh!)
Get dressed at some point

What are some snacks you enjoy?

Most variations on the theme of carbohydrates and fat

What would you do if you were a billionaire?

Set up a charity that provides birth control for free to those who can't afford it--particularly those in poverty-stricken countries where being able to control how many kids you have, and when, might give you a fighting chance of making sure all your children live to adulthood.

Either that or set up my own space program.

What are three of your bad habits?

Most variations on the theme of carbohydrates and fat
Laziness Procrastination
Doing hermit imitations

What are five places where you have lived?

(I shall keep this vague, since I don't believe in giving out too much personal information on the internet.)
The prairies
The arctic
The prairies again
Here where there be mountains and ocean and culture, oh my!
(There isn't a fifth one)

What are five jobs you have had?

Paper carrier
Cleaning lady
The photocopier's sex-slave
Assembly technician for the BaBar drift chamber, now installed at SLAC
Laboratory instructor

What were the last five books you read?

See here.

What are five web sites you visit daily (in no particular order)?


What, I'm supposed to pick just five? Inconceivable!

What’s playing on your iPod right now?

iPod? Wazzat?

I'm supposed to tag five people. Won't! Shan't! But if you'd like to do this meme, feel free and drop me a comment here; I'll link to your post.


Travis Erwin said...

I say wear those heels, but then again I am 6'5" myself and dig tall women.

Julie Weathers said...

Ah, this is great.

Embrace you blessings. I am vertically challenged.

Thanks for being a sport. I normally don't do these, but this caught me at a weak moment.

Mom In Scrubs said...

Very succinct yet informative.

I love learning tidbits about people. And some days getting out of my pj's is way to lofty a goal.

Anonymous said...

Hey, de-lurking to say I, too, have done the prairie/arctic thing. Born and raised prairie girl, goes north to teach in Canada's Arctic, back to the prairies after 5 years, off to the east coast for 5 years, and then back to the prairies. You can take the girl out of the dustbowl, but she'll always come back.

jjdebenedictis said...

Travis: Ah, there's nothing like a tall fella to make a girl confident enough to wear her stilettos.

Unfortunately, El Husbando is also six feet tall, and tends to grumble when I want to go out in public towering over him.

Julie: Oh, it was great fun! Thanks for tagging me. :-D

Mom in Scrubs: This is why we are writers. We secretly dream of a job where PJs and bunny slippers are the dress code.

De-Lurked Lurker: *waves* Hi and welcome! Thanks for popping out of the woodwork.

I agree; there's something magnetic about the landscape you were born to. You come back and think, "Oh. Yeah. This is home."

Even if you haven't lived there in ten years!

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