Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Timeline and Five things

10 Years ago
Ten years ago I was living in Plano, TX and working for DSC Communications. I liked working there. It was a pretty good job and I lived close to one of my best friends. I miss being close to her.

5 years ago
Five years ago, I was living in Kent, WA and working for Logicon. Again I liked working there and I really liked the people that I was working with. We were a really good team. I had to travel a lot though, to places one normally would not put on one's vacation hot spot. We were living in our first house. I really liked that house and the lot was great. One thing that I loved about that place is we were right next to a holding pond. That pond always had water in it and it had many frogs living there. Their croaking every spring always made me smile. They started to make noise just as it was getting warmer. What a lovely sound.

1 year ago
One year ago I was in Tucson, AZ. We didn't really love living in AZ. It is so gawdawful HOT there. I liked my job (I was working for IBM), but I hated being a contractor.

Yesterday
Yesterday I kissed my six-figure job goodbye.

5 songs I know all the words to:
- Happy Birthday
- The Star Spangled Banner (yep, I do...I really do...)
- I Am A Rock by Simon & Garfunkle (yes I am that old)
- Beautiful Boy by John Lennon
- Pretty much every Beatles song

5 snacks:
- popcorn
- ice cream
- fresh fruit
- chips
- chocolate

5 things I'd do with $100 million:
- savings for my old age and E's college education
- buy a huge chunk of land and build my dream home
- give lots and lots to family and friends
- quit my job & live on the interest (I can live pretty frugally)
- travel

5 places I would run away to:
- Paris
- Tuscany
- A small Irish town
- Colorado Springs
- The huge chunk of land that I would buy with my $100 million

5 things I would never wear:
- a thong anything (I have spent my life pulling things out of there...why do I want a garment that is MEANT to go there)
- a bikini (put 2 rubber bands on an egg and you can picture me)
- midriff-baring anything (see bikini)
- most of the crap you see on the runways in Paris
- black leather (just not my thing...)

...I gotta lose some weight...

5 favorite TV shows:
- Monk
- ER (I guess...I like to watch it anyway)
- Jeopardy (I kick butt...)
- Antiques Roadshow
- too much crap on...

5 greatest joys:
- being a mom
- wearing something I've made
- being with my family
- my good friends
- music

5 favorite toys:
- my digital camera
- my sweater machine
- my sewing machine
- my laptop
- I need more toys...

5 people I'm taggin:
- Not taggin' anybody (nobody reads this anyway...)

2 comments:

Anna said...

Amen on the thong thing. Ouch. I squirmed just thinking about it.

Anonymous said...

Hey, do you know the words to all the verses of the Star Spangled Banner?

We have similar tastes in music. I don't know all the words to I am a Rock, but I do to Sound of Silence.

Christine
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