Thursday, March 27, 2008

I'm IT!

I am so excited! I have been tagged for my very first meme! (You can tell I'm a newbie blogger because I am truly happy.) I feel like I got invited to sit at the cool kids' table. Thanks, Cassie!

Here we go!
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 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 your blog.

What I was doing 10 years ago: Being mom to a then 11-year-old Rachel, 10-year-old Lauren, 6-year-old AJ and 3-year-old Joey. I was not sitting at a computer all day, like I love to do now. On the upside, I was being a much better hands-on homeschooling mom. On the downside, that hair color was really not quite right for me.

Five things on my To Do List today: (not in any particular order)
1. Counsel my 21-year-old daughter about how to get her fiance to be the man.
2. Dig out from the heap of urchin droppings that got dumped around here while I was out of town yesterday.
3. Organize cheese. I'm not kidding. I came upon about $500 worth of cheese yesterday, including 15lbs of blue cheese crumbles, a 5lb wheel of gorgonzola and a 10-lb brick of provolone. Please forward recipes.
4. Go to the post office to mail a copy of my book to a nice lady from New York. Hurray!
5. Add something really cool to my blog, like some sort of spyware that tells me if good-looking men are reading this.

Snacks I enjoy: Are you kidding? Are there any snacks I don't enjoy? I especially love good things that can be dipped in other good things, like potato chips and onion dip or hot, fresh tortilla chips with guacamole. But because I am carbohydrate-challenged, I usually stick with almonds or dark chocolate in small quantities, washed down with red wine, in larger quantities.

Things I would do if I were a billionaire: Wow...after paying off the (not insignificant) debts of myself and those I love, I would buy several homes large enough to breathe in. (At least one would be somewhere tropical.) Because I'm selfish, I think first of the fun ways I'd pamper myself, but don't you worry, I would LOVE to be able to do this: wouldn't it be awesome, every single day, to spend a chunk of money making someone else's life better -- and to do it anonymously? I would love that.

Three of my bad habits:
1. Beating dead horses
2. Gossipping
3. Leaving my shoes laying around

Five places I have lived:
1. Dearborn Heights, MI
2. Dearborn, MI
3. Hamtramck, MI
The apple didn't fall far from the tree. (Or maybe it just didn't get enough momemtum to roll very far!) After I make that billion I will add that tropical location and at least one more!

Five jobs I’ve had:
1. food service attendant at Greenfield Village
2. editorial assistant at a PR firm
3. clothing store saleslady
4. futon salesperson
5. book editor

Five people I want to know more about (a nice way of saying TAG!):
1. Kate
2. Alexa
3. Jen
4. Sarah
5. momto5minnies

I hope some of you will play along. Tell me you aren't already jaded and tired of all this! It is fun for those of us just getting started!

OK, now that I feel really cool, like a real live blogger who has folks reading my blog, leaving comments and even tagging me for nemes...I'll leave you with something I really like that tells you how I feel today. I'm POPULAR!

And it's pizza day!


Giovanni said...

I hate these things they are like worse than forwards.

Catherine said...

Thanks for your support, son. I feel like I should go sit with the nerds.

Rachel said...

Aw, I didn't get tagged. And you said embarassing things about me. Gr @ you!


Catherine said...

I said embarrassing things about you? I'm sorry! I will tag you too. I didn't think you were interested!

Mandy said...

Thanks for visiting Frick and Frack! I have enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to reading more.

Cassie said...

Thanks for playing! I am a nerd too. I also love these things. Let's be nerds together!

Anonymous said...

Well, I'd love to join in and be a nerd too - but I'll have to wait until morning! BECAUSE one of the questions is what five things I'm going to do today - and at 9pm I'm ONLY going to go to BED!


Thanks for tagging me, Catherine! I'll try to remember to do this tomorrow morning and I'll let you know!

God bless,

momto5minnies said...

I've been tagged for these things before, but I think this one may be a "new" one. I'll try to do it this weekend.

That would be cool to be an anonymous angel to someone.

oh, and I can't help you with the cheese .... yikes!

Anne Marie said...

I used to visit relatives in Hamtramck when I was a kid. I remember the best kelbasa in the world was from there. My brother still stops there specifically for kelbasa.

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