Alice decided to cure my writer's block (busy at work...not lots of time to go perusing much to get ideas...need a vacation, etc...you know how it is.) Since she went to the trouble to tag me, and since I'm behind enough in the news that I have little new to say, here goes another meme. Enjoy!
10 Years Ago:
Um, that would be 1995? Wow. Time flies. I was between my first and second B.A. trips, and working my way along driving school bus while working out the details. My wife and I, married just under two years, were living in a nearby suburb in a quaint little apartment, and sharing one quaint little car.
5 Years Ago:
Summer of 2000, was into my 2nd year of "real life" employment in the corporate world, and 2/3 of the way through my first year as a (town)homeowner. We also were enjoying our first daughter's recent arrival, as she'd have been about 5 months old at this point.
1 Year Ago:
Blogless and watching with great interest the unfolding Presidential race. But that's just the political junky in me. First daughter was in pre-school, and youngest was 2 1/2 years old - still growing leaps/bounds etc. Halfway through my MBA program, or nearly so at any rate.
Took eldest daughter to kindergarten, then worked from home to save gas and sanity (helps when the people I work with live in other cities anyway.) Met the family at the school for a fundraising dinner and book fair, followed by a night of hanging out with the girls while my wife attended community band rehearsal. Caught up on some news/blog entries from (this is embarrasing) three weeks back.
5 Snacks I enjoy:
5 Songs I know all the words to:
-Jesus Loves Me
-Hail Minnesota (state hymn - I was in the U of Minn. marching band for three years)
-Thief (Third Day)
-Silent Night (and about a thousand others...I was once music director of my college radio station, and have an affinity for all things musical)
5 Things I'd do with 100 Million Dollars:
-Ensure the family (esp. my parents and in-laws) are debt free
-Start a shelter for unwed/poor mothers (or mothers-to-be) who need help
-Open a private nature center/preserve to provide free/low-cost programs to inner city schools
-Lose the day job and start writing (er, I mean, try to have a go at actually writing for a living - I already write here) from my own private island
5 Places I'd run away to:
-The island in Lost
5 Things I'd never wear:
-70's style clothing
-Makeup unnecessary to my starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster (a guy can dream)
-A political t-shirt
5 Favorite TV Shows:
-Lost (iTunes now sells episodes for download! I LOVE technology!)
-Battlestar Galactica (current version, not the original - though that was campy fun)
-The Amazing Race (someday I'm hoping to be on it)
-CSI (LV version - other two are lesser versions)
-Monk (if you haven't seen it, the show is hilarious - very well written and acted)
5 Biggest Joys
5 Favorite Toys:
-8mm film projector
-Whatever my daughters want me to be enjoying with them at a given moment (i.e. tea sets, dolls, balls, cars, etc...)
What is Cool in My Place:
Lately, everything since we're keeping the windows open at night and our lows have been in the 40's/50's. Yeah, I know, that's awful...but there are lots of cool things in my place, but mostly due to sentimentality. I can't think of one that sticks out more than anything else.
I tag the following:
Nobody...but if you want to play along, let me know in the comments.