1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
Just turned in my master's thesis. Doing research for the PhD. Getting ready to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. Still unpacking from our recent move into the graduate resident apartment in the dorm. Wondering when the hell would the depression meds do their thing-- being able to actually wake up in the morning sounded mighty fine and completely unattainable. (It would take another nine months and a hail Mary pass to kick both the depression and the meds.)
2. What 5 things are you your to-do list today?
4. Friday night services with a large chunk of the bridal party and guests.
5. Rehearsal dinner.
6. (bonus, if awake after above) Try to reduce the number of unread posts in the reader.
3. List some snacks you enjoy.
Nuts of all kinds
apples and dried apple slices
4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
Build a dual immersion bilingual K-12 school and put enough money into a fund to allow the school to run on the annual income of that fund. The school would be free, and it would be awesome.
Give a bunch of money to Monkey's school for a scholarship fund for families who could use tuition assistance.
Buy land and build environmentally-friendly middle-rise of very nice condos for us and oh, 15-20 families we like. With sports facilities, daycare, art studio, garden, and whatever else I can cram in there.
Move my parents to my city.
Give a lot of money to charities or establish charities where needed-- stillbirth research; something for sensitivity training for medical professionals, especially OB/Gyn offices; early childhood education; literacy research; basic science education; fund training for graduate students and postdocs in science who are looking to strengthen their education training/credentials; advocacy for infertility and insurance coverage for infertility.
Enter some high stakes poker tournaments.
5. List the places you have lived.
The Old City
Small village ~100km outside a European capital (for about 6 weeks)
Another European capital (for about 10 weeks)
Midwestern City where parents still live
East Coast City
6. List the jobs you have done.
Car window washer (self-employed)
Fast food employee
Dorm front desk worker
Lab rat/graduate student
7. List the people you would like to know more about.
You mean I am not the absolute dead last to do this meme? Hm... Beruriah, Thrice, Aurelia, Reality, and Apron Strings.
P.S. Also, a new post up at Glow in the Woods.