Sunday, May 04, 2008

Meme goodness!

I've been tagged by both Mister Teacher and 15! Thank you!

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 your blog.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answer.

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?

Let's see, in the spring of 1998, it was my sophomore year of college. I moved out of my awesome dorm room and into a nearby apartment. (Since it was next to campus, they rented by room instead of by apartment--my room in a 4-bedroom, 2-bath apartment cost $250 a month! I'm actually laughing thinking about that number. Wow.) Since even that tiny rent was a stretch, I was driving home (1.5 hours each way) every other weekend to work at Starbucks. I was thinking about my major, that French wouldn't be that great on its own, so I applied to transfer to UW to major in French and Women Studies.

I'll tell you this much, I would have NEVER in a million years thought I'd be living in New York being a teacher! I would have laughed uproariously at the very idea.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):

--Finish vacuuming (I tidied up my main room this morning! But my swiffer is still charging.).

--Eat a real meal (do nachos count?).

--Walk up the block to the store for some fake butter.

--Email a couple schools for post-interview updates.

--(Pretend to) Write lesson plans for the week (but I'm not holding my breath).

Plus I should really work out again. And watch the Netflix movie that's been sitting on my dvd player for a month. And bring down the recycling.

3) Snacks I enjoy:

--Pepper-jack nachos

--Dry Cereal (right now I'm on a Frosted Joe's O's or Cookie Crisp kick)


--Frozen french fries or tater tots



--Wafer cookies

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

--Travel the world.

--When I was ready to hang out in the same place for awhile, I would open a restaurant serving only food I like. (for example: big leafy salads, nachos, mojitos, curly fries, pineapple, spiced apple cider, cheese pizza, garlic naan, chocolate mousse, fresh squeezed orange juice, corn on the cob, edamame, juicy pears, hot cocoa, cinnamon toast, veggie tacos, fruit tacos, authentic French crepes, baked potatoes, granola, smoothies, Belgian waffles, nacho tots, LOTS of fresh bread and butter, etc) Oh, and people could sit and read, or knit, or write on laptops. And music would play all day. Don't you want to come to my cafe now? :)

--Travel some more.

--I would give lots of money to support organizations like AmeriCorps, HeadStart, mosquito nets in Africa, and something to increase teachers' salaries.

(Can I admit that I'm not a bit depressed that I can't actually do any of these things? I keep coming back to add more to my cafe menu list. And my passport has sat unused for months now....)

5) Three of my bad habits:

--Being lazy

--Having lots of ideas and thoughts but not being good at follow-through

--Hoarding things. (I have a jar of this yummy spread, it's like nutella but with a creamy vanilla striped in--bought in Barcelona in December of 2005 and still unopened!)

6) 5 places I have lived:

--Issaquah, WA (With divorced parents, I lived in a lot of houses around the Seattle area. But Issaquah was the first.)

--Bellingham, WA

--Perry Point, MD

--Queens, NY

--Can I count Paris, France for that month of study abroad? Please?

7) 5 jobs I have had:


--Catering worker for company picnics


--Macy's watch salesperson

--Mortgage assistant

8) 6 peeps I wanna know more about:

Is this where I link and tag others?

--Jen at Quarter Life Crisis

--California Teacher Guy

--Miss Brave


--Nicole at Brushes with Adulthood

--Ms M at NY Teacher

but anyone else please feel free to tag yourself. :)


NYC Educator said...

I'm ready. Let me know when you open that cafe.

Anonymous said...

For the first question alone, I'm going to have to do this meme -- summer of 98 was jam-packed, and exactly the sort of summer I'd love to re-live.

Ms. M said...

I accept! We have a few things in common!

everydayjae said...

I tagged myself! We have a common starting place!

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Mine is up here.