Thursday, June 5, 2008

Random facts meme

Lilia has tagged me with a friendly little meme, so here's your opportunity to learn some random things about your Green Room host:

1) What was I doing 10 years ago? I was probably in the hospital with A. Peevie, who was born with complex congenital heart defects and spent a lot of time in the hospital during his first two years of life.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order)? Finish up a project for a client (I don't just write for free on my blog, you know. Sometimes I have to pimp my writing out to clients who will actually pay for it); laundry; dishes; blog; and spend too much money at Costco.

3) Snacks I enjoy: Almost anything salty and crunchy, plus most anything covered in chocolate.

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire: The thought of being responsible for that much money makes me sick to my stomach. Seriously, it does. You can't just put it into a foundation, because then you have to hire people to run it, and make sure they're doing a good job.

I'd be happier with a million or two--enough that Mr. Peevie wouldn't have to worry about dipping into savings when my income is a bit too sporadic, and enough that I could help my friends and family when they get stuck. Oh, and enough so that I could get cable like every other household on the friggin' planet.

5) Places I have lived: Suburban Philadelphia. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Stillwater, Oklahoma. Pekin, Illinois. Chicago, Illinois. That's it.

5b) Places I would want to live: London. San Francisco. Sanibel Island, Florida. Bucks County, PA.

6) Jobs I have had: Babysitter. Waitress. House cleaner. (Oh, be quiet.) Newspaper proofreader and headline writer. Freshman composition instructor. English as a second language instructor. Fund raising (development officer). Marketing/PR professional. Publications coordinator. Freelance writer and consultant.

7) Six peeps I wanna know more about (and in no particular order): J. Ro, KTBZ, Cube, Hammerdad, TerriB and Alaska Bookworm.


cube said...

I thought I heard my name... and I'm running away as fast as I can so you can't tag me :-)

I'm a private polyhedron, but I will divulge a few things...

Ten years ago I was not blogging, but everything else is pretty much the same.

My to-do list is just like yours except no one pays me for my writing (you lucky duck).

My snack list is just like yours except I draw the line at chocolate covered bugs.

I wouldn't have a problem being a billionaire. I would live in a bigger house, have a bigger pool, and never ever do one lick of housework... EVER! The rest would be cake.

I can't imagine wanting to live anywhere but Florida.

Terri B. said...

I've been double tagged! Come on over and see my 6 Random Things. You all get a bonus since last year I did 8 Random Things and included that link as well.

hammerdad said...

Ok EP, I'll bite:

1. 10 years ago I had only 3 kids, 42% of the current lot and was making plans to NEVER again live in the city.

2. play with my kids, ride my motorcycly down LSD (NOT, on LSD) read a bit, write a bit, freak about finances, laugh at least once. . . (did you hear about the U2 concert in Scotland? They shut the lights out, all went silent, Bono started clapping every three seconds and then said. . . each time my hands clap a child in Africa dies. . . someone in the front row responded "then stop clappin ya friggin bastard!". . .) I think its an urban legend but it still makes me laugh

3. ditto with e.peevie. . . also most anything spicy.

4. I'd call Bill Gates and tell him "you're not all that". . . then I'd call Michael Jordan and ask him to help start a company in the hood. . . I'd buy Davey Williams a new sweater and watch and all my OTHER friends a good cigar. . then: I'd call for world peace.

5. Minnesota, California, Colorado, Montana, Minnesota, Illinois, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Illinois. In that order. Plus 6 different neighborhoods in Chicago.
5.b. I never, ever, want to move again. . .

6. newspaper delivery boy (3rd grade), door to door salesperson (6th grade), bike sales person (8th grade), realtor (Skipping a few years and jobs), audio video salesperson. . . missionary (they call me various things: "rev", "pastor", "senior" and things unmentionable. Finally: DAD.

Terri B. said...

Just posted answers to the questions for this meme.
Lot's of tagging goin' on

Anonymous said...

LOVE U E. Peevie for including me. Here's my precious info:
1) 10 years ago? I was quite pregnant with the little Missy and spending lots of quality time with the awesome little Mr. J
2) To do list includes fun things, too! Start knitting a second sock, read my book, put in air conditioners, read the work I brought home (ugh!), sleep 10 hours
3) snacks? My life long favorite is Frito's but I always love a good nibble of deep dark chocolate
4)If I were a billionaire, I would take great trips to see the world with my friends and family. Little Mr. J would run my charitable giving as he knows so much as is so kind. Little Miss J would be a life long artist/musician/etc. without a care in the world but she still has to clean up after herself.
5a)Places I've lived: Platteville, WI; Madison, WI; NYC; Brooklyn, NY; Chicago
5b) Places I'd like to live: Paris, San Francisco, Santa Fe, some beautiful island in the South Pacific
6)Jobs I've had: recreation director, camp counselor, waitress, mail room clerk (fun!), gymnastics coach, budget analyst, HR fun gal
7)Peeps I'd like to know more about: E. Peevie, LisaMGur, KellyM, Marcey6
Happy Sunday!

E. Peevie said...

J.Ro--I love Fritos, too!

Hammerdad--I knew you back in your AV sales days. I think I even knew you before you had kid#1.

Cube--thanks for coming out of hiding for a little game of GTKM (get to know me). It's good for a private polyhedron every now and then.

TerriB--Nice list. Thanks for playing.

KTBZ--where are you?

hammerdad said...

i think your right but we have go back at least 16 yrs to get to pre-kiddo days. . . !!

ladychgo said...

Stillwater, OK,eh? What brought you to (or from) Stillwater? One of my best friends is from there.

E. Peevie said...

LadyC--Ah, Stillwater! I went to Oklahoma State University, located in beautiful Stillwater, OK. How about your friend--did her parents work at OSU, or own a bar, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

1) What was I doing 10 years ago? Teaching summer school and planning my wedding on July 25, 1998
2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order)? Finish my homwork for class tomorrow night, read Eve's blog, Read my stack of books on how to be a fabulous kindergarten teacher, Play with the kids and then tuck them into bed for the night(does that count as two?) Sit on the couch next to my husband of almost 10 years (who is on furlough from work) and talk and maybe have a cocktail along with the conversation.
3) Snacks I enjoy: Target brand "S'mores bites"
4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire: Share the wealth!!!
Go out to eat A LOT!! Buy a really cool new car (a hybrid one of course). Travel to Ireland and the rest of Europe
5) Places I have lived: Chicago, Illinois and Charleston Illinois. That's it.

5b) Places I would want to live: Chicago, Illinois (unless I can move all of my family and friends with me then I'd live in a warm climate somwhere)

6) Jobs I have had: Babysitter. Vet helper, cashier, phone answerer at my church rectory, lifeguard and teacher .

E. Peevie said...

KT: I feel you on the warm climate situation.

And congrats on Almost Ten Years! Mr. KT is a lucky guy.