Friday, June 20, 2008

Meme time

It's meme time. Well, it was meme time two weeks ago when Coggy first tagged me, and then again three days later when Janis did. My excuse for procrastinating? Other than procrastinating? Well, my sister is getting married this weekend, and so my house is crazy house. My go.ogle reader is currently clocking in at 215 unread posts, I have about an hour before we have to head to yet another pre-wedding activity, and I am hiding in the bedroom with the laptop. Seems like a good time to lighten my conscience by doing the limbo meme. So here goes.

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?

1. Accompany my sister to the pre-wedding ritual (the merits of which I am still debating in my head, but she wanted it and seemed to enjoy it and get a lot out of it).
2. Attend wedding rehearsal.
3. Growth scan and cervix state ultrasound-- checks out ok, and I am allowed to dance, a little, at the wedding.
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
Library page
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.


Tash said...

I can't believe you're posting (twice!) with all that going on. I've got a stress headache and I've done nothing today and am about to go to the neighborhood party, but I could probably go to bed and fall asleep in about 5 minutes if given the opportunity.

Have a lovely weekend!

LAS said...

Have a great time at the wedding!!

DC said...

I love this meme! Have fun at the wedding!! :)

niobe said...

Sounds like an exhausting (but wonderful) weekend.

christina(apronstrings) said...

"stillbirth research; something for sensitivity training for medical professionals, especially OB/Gyn offices;" YES!!!! i assume it would be a lengthy class?
i can't believe you have all that going on! good gracious. is she going to throw the bouquet? is so, i think it would be--really--funny if you caught it.

Eliza said...

I'm a frequent lurker here again as I work my way up the NCLM list (I started at the bottom, thinking that most people would start at the top and not wanting the bottoms to feel unloved) and HOLY COW you're getting closer and YAY for being able to dance (even a LITTLE) at the wedding!

Magpie said...

Poker? Do you secretly hanker to play poker?

Hope the wedding goes (went?) well!

thrice said...

Okay, did it.

Anonymous said...

I might just play along later.