Monday, April 07, 2008

Let's just take five

I am totally burnt from last week. I thought it was cute that my kids have back-to-back birthdays. Except when it was actually that week and I had to spend every night, post-bedtime, hiding, seeking, wrapping, baking shopping, etc.

So today, as I convalesce, here's a little meme from Kimberly over at Gav Menagerie (who by the way has two of the cutest girls in the blogosphere. Join me to sigh at the adorableness). I'll merge this with the "ask me questions" fad that's sweeping the interwebs too: If any of these responses pique your curiosity, say the word and I will proffer up more fascinating detail. Or make up some entirely unrelated question. I'm easy.

Five things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Dating Jeff and riding the Sphinx bus a lot
2. Working in New York City (just like Kimberly)
3. Spending half the summer house- and dog-sitting in the New Jersey 'burbs
4. Ghost-writing a book
5. I can't remember anything else. I didn't have a blog then!

Five things on my to-do list today:
1. Fold an enormous mountain of laundry (just like Kimberly)
2. Select and buy the kindergarten snack for tomorrow
3. Cajole kids to write/scribble on thank-you notes for birthday gifts
4. Pick up tax returns
5. Upload birthday pics for nagging grandparents

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. Flat Earth Baked Veggie Crisps/Tomato Ranch
2. Apples
3. Cereal
4. String cheese (just like Kimberly), or better yet, Babybels
5. Anything furtively filched from the many stashes of candy/sweets in this house: Easter baskets, party favors, birthday leftovers ...

Five things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Enjoy the fact that my husband took his job and shoved it, so can't whine about it anymore
2. Open a Bikram yoga studio in my town so I could go there whenever I wanted
3. Quit my job so I could go there whenever I wanted
4. Travel (non-commercial air only of course; just like Kimberly)
5. Throw lots of money at big problems like poverty and climate change

Five of my bad habits:
1. I blog instead of working (as we speak!)
2. I hold grudges
3. I get snappish when I haven't had a good night's sleep (just like Kimberly)
4. I don't make time for exercise
5. I am a clutterer. It's mostly all stuffed in closets but it's there. Oh boy, it's there.

Five places I have lived:
1. Crafthole, Cornwall
2. Philadelphia, PA
3. Grenoble, France
4. Davis, CA
5. Weehawken, NJ (just like Kimberly). OK, not exactly. It was the town right next door. But I spent a lot of nights in Weehawken before that (see #1 in the "10 years ago" list).

Five jobs I've had:
1. Babysitter
2. Office flunky
3. Newspaper reporter (just like Kimberly)
4. Newspaper deliverer
5. Magazine editor

Five bloggers I tag to go next:
You, or you, or maybe you? Bonus points if you can repeat any of my answers, like me and my twin Kimberly.


Heather said...

Working in NYC probably sounds more interesting than it is, but my "ears" always perk up when I hear talk of NYC. I lived on Governor's Island for a few years as a kid so NYC has a soft spot in my heart!

Have you been to Governor's Island? Or even heard of it?

Angela said...

Thank you for the reminder...I need to write some thank you notes. I also love to secretly filch candy from my children's Easter stash, hey, they got way too much and I'm just making sure they don't have too much, I'm just being a good mother...right?

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

You and I have really similar work backgrounds, but I think you knew that already. Hmmm and our bad habits are very similar, too! (Although I have a ton of clutter on our breakfast is a magnet for clutter.)

Julie Pippert said...

I liked reading this!

And as one with kids' birthdays three days apart I feel for you. I do. Not planned, for the record. There have simply been exactly two times in my life, which happened to be the *exact same day* in which I actually was fertile.

Anyway your number one snack, AMEN! That one with fresh avocado? Addictive.

GHD said...

Wow! I'm sitting in and amongst a pile of clutter as we speak. All of it post-birthday, but it will probably still be hear by the next one.. hehe!

I hope your kids had fun birthdays! Two in a row must be tough, but I'm glad you survived!!!

Kirsetin said...

When I had my first son, I thought there was soooo much laundry. What was I, crazy? (Lazy?) Three boys - 11, 9 & 5 - now THIS is laundry...

Lisa said...

Ohhhh. Tell us more about France.

And ghost writing a book too.

julie @ the calm before the stork said...

Okay seriously what is that ask-a-question thing and when did it start and why is no one asking me any questions do I smell?


One blog I read has taken to that questions thing "so and so asked me..." and it does somewhat touch that high-school clique nerve.

You have all the fun memes. I still have a partially-completed post of the movie meme I wanted to copy from you. now I'll have to start and not finish this one!

Magazine Editor? Cool!

Kimberly said...

Freaky! I wonder if we ever crossed paths on the Sphinx, in Weekhawken or in the City like those characters on Lost. ;-)

Thanks for playing along.