Monday, February 20, 2006

Also, another Meme

Yes, it's a Monday two-fer. Two posts, to make up fer not posting for the last couple weeks...

I know I probably have a few readers (hello, family members!) who are thinking "What the heck is a meme?" It's just a little blog game where you answer questions about yourself. It's called a meme, because it's all about ME ME ME! :) They usually go by a little game of tag -- some blogger who reads your blog and who knows you also read their blog answers the meme, and then they tag you to answer next. So. I got tagged for this one by Kim.

Instructions: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot.

Woman Obsessed
strange little mama
Chef Messy
Knitter in Progress
Knitter Patter

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Living in Munich, Germany, in the Studentenstadt (Student City), in a dorm called Egon-Weber Haus (I think that's what it was called - we always called it EWH), adjacent to the English Garden. I lived on the fourth floor with a view out to the Gardens, and my dorm actually had a student-run disco in the basement that was open two nights a week. Cool, no? I was on a one-year study abroad program offered annually by my college, Lewis & Clark College, and it was the best thing I did in my entire college career. I studied German and math and drank lots of beer and ate chocolate and at great bakeries and made fantastic friends and generally had a wonderful time. In fact, as I looked through the program web page just now, I got positively homesick for it.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
One year ago I had just gotten engaged (which I no longer am). I had also barely started a new position at work, in a Supplier Relationship Management office (which I have since left when I got promoted to my latest job last October). I also had just barely put my house on the market for sale by owner, and was officially starting to move (which I sold, and then moved yet again in October). I was also running and lifting weights regularly, and was in the best shape of my adult life (which I no longer am, thanks to my knee injury). A lot can change in a year, eh? Wonder where I'll be next year...

What were you doing 1 hour ago?

List five creative things you want to achieve this year:
1. Five sounds like a lot at this point in my life... Finish Rogue finally (yes, Kim, I know...)
2. Finish my cowl.
3. Finish the pillowcase lace.
4. Cook something, anything, for a change.
5. Write more.

List five snacks you enjoy:
1. Rolos
2. Cheese
3. Chocolate chip cookies
4. All-Bran bars (they really are good!)
5. hummus and crackers

List five things you would do if money were no object:
1. Quit my job.
2. Take my dad to every neurological specialist I could until we figured out what causes his chronic pain and how to deal with it.
3. Full-time housekeeper.
4. Travel the world.
5. Hire a chef and personal trainer to get me back into the best shape of my adult life.

List five bad habits:
1. Not cleaning at all.
2. Staying up way too late for no good reason.
3. Chronically eating out, spending way too much money and eating way too much junk.
4. Interrupting people - I'm working on improving it.
5. Being just a little bit late.

List five things you like doing:
1. Knitting (duh)
2. Running (sometimes)
3. Spending time with friends and family
4. Reading
5. Lately, watching escapist TV -- it's probably sad, but true...

List five favorite gadgets:
1. Sidekick II (cell phone, e-mail, PDA, etc, all rolled into one)
2. DVR
3. computer
4. digital camera

Name one thing you like about yourself:

my brain

Tagged: Shannon, coz I haven't heard from you in a long time, and Moiraeknits, coz she has a new blog. Of course, feel free to ignore the tagging, if you are so inclined. :) Anybody else wanna be tagged?