Sunday, May 18, 2008

Various Things Meme

Patti Abbott tagged me again with a meme. So, I'll play along the best I can.

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 the player’s blog.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

Various Things Meme
1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
Well, ten years ago would be 1998. In that particular year, I dropped out of high school. I was a junior in high school at the time and more than fed up with the bullshit at my particular so-called learning institution. Institution is apt, learning, not so much. I started working full time at my retail job and got my GED (that was a breeze!). Fall of 1998, I enrolled at our local community college and began my college education. Now, that I actually enjoyed.

This time ten years ago, I met this blond guy with glasses and a cute smile. Damn, that was ten years ago? Anyway, this cute guy who worked midnights is the first and last man I ever dated-- I ended up marrying him. That'll teach him.

2. What are five things on your to-do list today?
Today, I have to write up the questions for the US History assignment I'm going to give my alt ed students tomorrow. I also have to work on my HyperStudio media assignment for my grad course, also due tomorrow. I have to beat my husband to the washing machine and do some laundry or I'll have to go to school nekkid. I've got to come up with a My Town Monday Post. And lastly, I'm hoping to get a few more chapters of my Novel edited tonight to send to my beta-reader. Procrastinate? Ya think?

3. What are some snacks that you enjoy?
Natrual Lay's chips, Breyer's Chocolate Crackle or Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate yogurt covered raisons, fruit, olives-- both green and black.

4. What would you do if you were a billionaire?
Put a million or so in the bank-- and prepare to live off the interest. Finally purchase a house-- ooo, or build one! Play phinlantrophist for the school I currently teach at, including a nice building all our own, tables and chairs the kids all actually fit at, carts of laptops (and wireless internet!). Buy a media blitz for my novel when it comes out. Probably do some more philantrohpy-- build small high schools and re-educate teachers and staff how to maximize from them.

5. What are five places you have lived?
Born in Elkart Indiana. Folks moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan (no recollection!). Grew up in Hamburg, MI. Since then, have lived in Brighton and Howell. Want to get back to Brighton. Hamburg, Brighton, and Howell are all in Livingston County, Michigan.

6. What are five jobs you've had?
Alternative High School Teacher, Retail Clerk, Real Estate Agent, Computer Consultant (okay, my boss is my mom), and Tutor. The first four, I am still currently working as. =P

7. What are the last five books you read?
In no particular order: A Study in Scarlett (Arthur Conan Doyle), The Counte of Monte Cristo, abridged! (Alexendre Dumas), Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt), Baby Shark (Robert Fate), and The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammet)

8. What are five websites you visit every day (in no particular order)? (local paper's online edition)

9. Tag 5 people
I'm the last kid picked to play. Now when it comes to team sports, I usually find a spot in the outfield where I can pick dandelions and daydream. When it comes to meme's, I had fun, but there's no one I know who hasn' t been tagged yet. So, I'll just stay out here in the dandelions. Tenacious plant that it is-- trample it, mow it, poision it, and it will come back. Dandelions are forever.


pattinase (abbott) said...

You are reading far too many good books for a crime fiction writer. Or is it for school assignments?

Clair Dickson said...

Ha! Actually, they're all good studies as far as crime writing goes. Angela's Ashes is the only one I read for school purposes.

Josephine Damian said...

Ten years ago you were in high school? Boy, does that make me feel old.

Glad to see your tackling the WIP what with all you've got going on.