Motherhood, insanity and everyday life.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Tag, You're It

Well, I found this on BusyMom's site and thought it would be fun to do a bit of mental gymnastics. Do play along with your own answers!

Ten Years Ago...I was working full-time and going insane and feeding my kids way too much fast food and feeling like I could never catch up to anything. I was also watching a lot of Green Bay Packers football which was really fun.

Five Years Ago...
I was working part-time and volunteering WAY too much, to try to make up for when I was working full-time and couldn't.

One Year Ago...
I was nagging my son to finish/start his college applications and figure out where he wanted to go to college.

Yesterday...I was doing very little and spending way too much time on the computer.

5 Songs I know all the words to...
"The Joker" by Steve Miller
"The Beverly Hillbillies Theme"
"Dixie Chicken" by Little Feat
"Since You've Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson because my daughter plays it INCESSANTLY.
"Look for the Union Label" - It's a commercial from the mid-70s.

5 Snacks...
Potato Chips and French Onion dip
Pretzels dipped in chocolate
Goldfish crackers
Chocolate Chips
Home-Popped (not microwave) popcorn

5 Things I'd do with 100 million dollars...
Buy my sister a house
Buy my parents a house
Buy a vacation home
Buy a 1964-1/2 Ford Mustang
Set up a charitable foundation

5 Places I'd run away to...
Door County, Wisconsin
Napa Valley
Los Cabos, Mexico
New York City

5 Things I'd never wear...
A Thong
A Shrug (Don't understand it and I think it would look bad on me.)
A Bikini
Any tight clothes
5" Heels

5 Favorite books...
Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O'Toole
Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Holes by Louis Sacher
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

5 Favorite TV Shows
Amazing Race
Gilmore Girls
Desperate Housewives

5 Greatest joys...
My Husband
My Children
My Friends
My Faith
Getting the mail every day

5 Favorite toys...
My iPod
My computer
My cell phone
My pedometer (but I lost it!)
My digital camera

5 People I'm tagging to do this...
Well, I don't like to pressure people, but please e-mail or comment if you wanna do this too!

Current reads...(all book club selections)
"Kindred" by Octavia Butler
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
"The Girl That Loved Tom Gordon" by Stephen King


At 11:01 AM , Anonymous busymom64 said...

Thanks for doing it, great answers!

At 11:47 AM , Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I always find that posts like this encourage an extremely lengthy comments section, as everyone else wants to do it, too:

Ten Years Ago...
I was in 7th grade, playing Jr. High basketball and trying to decide whether or not girls still had cooties.

Five Years Ago...
I was in my first year of college, commuting an hour-and-a-half (one-way) and trying to imagine anything more horrible than being in college and having to drive 3-hours a day to get there and back (no answer to that, yet, by the way).

One Year Ago...
I had just graduated college and was in my first "real" job in the working world. That was when things started sucking, as being a contributing member of society is not all it's cracked up to be.

I talked to my girlfriend for 3 hours on the phone, then got my phone bill (which was nearly $300) and decided that cell phones are the creation of Beezlebub.

5 Songs I know all the words to...
"Open House" by Plankeye
"At Least I'm Not Like All Those Other Old Guys" by Five Iron Frenzy
"What I Got" by Sublime
"Portrait Of A Cigarette Smoker At Age 19" by Less Than Jake
"Dammit" by blink-182

5 Snacks...
microwave popcorn
baked cheetos
mozarella sticks from Sonic
nachos, cheap chips and cheaper dip, the cheaper the better
tootsie rolls

5 Things I'd do with 100 million dollars...
pay the aforementioned cell phone bill
buy a large chunk of stock in the Verizon corporation, because those guys are making a killing
fly to Indiana
buy my home
pay off my vehicle

5 Places I'd run away to...
valparaiso, Indiana
Durango, Colorado
Edwards Island, Canada
New York, New York
anywhere in Sweden

5 Things I'd never wear...
any shoes that weren't Chuck Taylor's
a tuxedo
a boring tie
bikini briefs
body paint of any kind

5 Favorite books...
"The Eye Of The World" by Robert Jordan
"Heir To The Empire" by Timothy Zahn
"I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov
"1984" by George Orwell
"Brain Droppings" by George Carlin

5 Favorite TV Shows
The Daily Show
Everybody Loves Raymond
The Family Guy

5 Greatest joys...
my girlfriend
my family
video games

5 Favorite toys...
life-size Imperial Stormtrooper armor
DVD player

5 People I'm tagging to do this...
I would never wish this on anyone, it's taking forever and honestly lost its appeal when I started doing the "top 5" stuff . . . but I CAN'T STOP!

Current reads...
"New Spring" by Robert Jordan

At 12:34 PM , Anonymous T.R said...

Hi Karen, Michelle sent me :)

I like this meme, I think I'll add this to my blog.

At 12:37 PM , Blogger ribbiticus said...

great list! we share the same fave shows! here via michele. :)

At 8:45 PM , Anonymous E said...

Ahhh...To Kill a Mockingbird...the BEST book ever written! It is definitely tops on my list!
Thanks for visiting me yesterday via Michele's. I've enjoyed my return visit!

At 12:57 AM , Blogger Juliabohemian said...

I LOVE getting the mail.

At 6:11 AM , Blogger dena said...

I love Little Feat - reminds me of my college days. And "To Kill A Mockingbird" will always, always be my favorite.

visiting from michele's ...have a great day!

At 10:02 AM , Blogger J Anderson said...

More memes? Michele sent me

At 1:43 AM , Blogger Erin said...

I was tagged with this meme too. It was fun ... but then it led to another meme!


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