I've been tagged!

by Katie Alender, whose blog is so seriously entertaining that I sent a query letter to her agent just because he was cool enough to rep her. Here's the meme:

1. What was I doing ten years ago? Hmm...1998, what was I doing? Ooh! I was in a PhD program (Victorian Lit), and was months away from deciding to quit and go to law school (that happened in August). I have to say that, while I still miss teaching a little, that was a great decision. So, yay, ten years ago me, for being about to make a good life decision!

2. What are five things on my to do list for today (in no particular order)? finish the laundry; write 2500 words on Electric Boogaloo; walk the dog; straighten up office; read GMAT manual (I'm in training to be a GMAT instructor).

3. What snacks do I enjoy? I'm of the salty persuasion, so any thing made from a potato or corn that is then fried/salted, count me in. I also like fruit, but not nearly as much as I like potato chips.

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire. First thing would be to pay off all my debt (law school...sigh). Last year I got on a very detailed budget and have been focused on paying of debt. A billion dollars would put a big dent in the student loan. :) Adopt a BUNCH of greyhounds, and give my dogwalker a raise. Buy a second car. Remodel my house or buy a new house, but not a mansion, just a different house. I don't need a mansion, unless it's to house my dozens of new greyhounds. Invest in some of the artists and authors I've met at work. Endow a scholarship at my undergrad university and at my law school. I'm going to stop now, but really, the list is endless.

5. Places I have lived. Waukesha, Wisconsin. Portales, New Mexico. Kent, Ohio. Cleveland, Ohio.

6. Jobs I have had. Birthday Party Girl at McDonald's. Cater Waiter at a country club. English Teacher. "Big Firm" Lawyer.

7. Six people I want to know more about.
Mary C. Ryan
Joelle Anthony
Cinda Chima
Blake Nelson (who I don't know, but I want to know his answers anyway. Oh, and also I don't know Joelle Anthony either, but her blog is great. Isn't it strange how you can feel you know someone just from a blog when that person might not even know your name? Sorry, back to the list!).
...except that's all I've got! I need to meet more people on blogger. Or more people I know need to get blogs. Whichever.


Greyhounds and artists! How elegant your billionaire life will be.

The McDonalds thing deserves its own post at some point!

Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 11:15:00 PM EDT  

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