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Meme of Fives

I was tagged for a meme by Read, Read, Read, and the timing is perfect for me. I usually get tagged and then totally forget to do it until it feels more embarrassing to admit my procrastination than to totally ignore the tag. But today, I’m recovering from the two days of heavy rain, which has left me feeling all depressed and uninspired to write. But answer questions? I think I can handle that.
  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 five 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.
When I first saw this meme, or some variation thereof, all the answers were in fives. So I went back to that format.

What were you doing five years ago?
I was working at the public library, settling into my new house, raising two kids, and stepping a toe into the short film business. Speaking of which, please go see our new film, “All Roads Lead Away,” written by young adult author Barry Lyga. Did I mention that I filmed the first part on my own? Bill said it wouldn’t work, but I insisted that it wouldn’t take extra time and we might end up with some good footage to use. And so we did.
What are five things on your to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?
  1. Put the spring clothes in the kids’ rooms. (Picking outfits every day from the living room floor is getting old.)
  2. Clean the hamster cage — with the hamster’s nine-year-old owner.
  3. Answer some emails I keep not getting to. (See #1 bad habit below.)
  4. Sort out the Girl Scout badges for our upcoming ceremony.
  5. Buy cups, plates, and flowers for the Drama Club play tonight.

What are five snacks you enjoy?
  1. Cookies.
  2. More cookies.
  3. Brownies.
  4. Good chocolate. (Who am I kidding? Any chocolate.)
  5. Graham crackers with peanut butter and honey. Yum.
What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
  1. Travel.

  2. Donate money to various places.
  3. Buy new houses for me, my mom, and my brother so we could live closer together.
  4. Hire an organizer to clean up my cluttered house (life?).
  5. Put money in a trust for my children, because you never know what will happen to today’s billions.

What are five of your bad habits?

  1. Procrastinating.
  2. Never exercising.
  3. Worrying.
  4. Being messy and disorganized.
  5. Getting cranky — like a small child.
What are five places where you have lived?
  1. Ramsey, New Jersey.
  2. Bridgewater, Virginia.

  3. Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  4. Williamsburg, Virginia.
  5. Springfield, Virginia.
(I’ve always kinda wished I had lived in Richmond so I could’ve hit all the major regions of my state.)

What are five jobs you have had?
  1. Hotel desk clerk.
  2. Waitress (for one unfortunate month).
  3. Psychiatric aide in hospital
  4. Law library assistant
  5. Children’s library assistant.
What five people do you want to tag?
I’m tagging some bloggers that I don’t visit enough, but that came up on my Technorati links recently. Let’s get to know each other — what do you say?
  1. Read. Imagine. Talk.
  2. Pink Me
  3. Errant Dreams
  4. Well Read Child
  5. No Want Decaf
Category: 7 comments


Unknown said...

Law library assistant. Forgot about that one. I filed the govdocs. Brrr! And to think, later I became a librarian anyway!


Shanks for the tag!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tag! We're in the same neck of the woods! Here's my response.


heather (errantdreams) said...


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tag -- this was my first!

Here's my reponse: http://www.readimaginetalk.com

Kelly said...

I want to hear about that one unfortunate month as a waitress :)

Julie said...

Thanks so much for the tag! We've lived in a lot of the same spots in VA - did you go to W&M by any chance?

Here's my response:

Vivian Mahoney said...

Waitressing is hard. I lasted one night as a waitress in a college pizza place, then found a summer job as a banquet waitress in the college hotel (much more civil).