Thursday, July 21, 2005

Numerical biography meme

I've been tagged by my blogsister Roz, at her other blog In Dwelling, to complete this meme:

What I was doing 10 years ago: Going through a agonizingly bizarre and sudden divorce, nearly completely without faith in Christ to sustain me, but lots of help from friends and family.

5 years ago: Delighted to have found Jesus in my heart, working full-time in real estate management, realizing it was what I was going to end up doing as a career.

1 year ago: Working more than full-time in the same job for the same company, growing rapidly in my relationship in my parish and with my Lord.

Yesterday: Cooking dinner for my mother who is ill and bed-bound, watching a Bob Newhart retrospective on public television.

5 Snacks I enjoy:
Onion dip and chips
Peanut butter on anything edible
Cold pizza
Hot pizza
Nuts in any form

5 songs I know all the words to:
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
all of Handel's Messiah
Another Saturday Night and I Ain't Got Nobody
Wouldn't It Be Loverly
American Pie

5 things I would do with $100 million dollars:
Keep it a secret from all but closest confidantes (I'll keep Roz's first answer)
Wipe out parish’s building debt and make mongo donation to local pregnancy center (and her second answer, too)
Spend a month in Rome
Buy every musical instrument I ever had the urge to play and learn to play them
Invest the rest and live on the income, giving things away whenever I felt like it
(Roz, your answers are too good!)

5 locations to which I would like to run:
Ireland, specifically wherever my ancestors are from
Germany, specifically wherever my ancestors are from
Poland, specifically (you guessed it) wherever my ancestors are from

5 bad habits I have:
Interrupting others
Fascination with myself
Being nosy
Procrastination, especially about housework

5 things I like doing:
Eucharistic Adoration
Telling jokes, including big-set-up, stand-up jokes
Interesting and witty conversation
Listening to old-time radio, especially Jack Benny
Watching old movie musicals

5 things I would never wear:
Anything with a visible brand name
A really, really expensive watch
"Slut slides" (ultra-high-heeled shoes) (Yes, I know the REALLY dirty name for them, too, thanks)
A vinyl or plasticized raincoat
A backpack, unless it had a tent on it and I was camping

5 TV shows I like: (limiting myself to ones on air now)
The Journey Home (on EWTN)
Whose Line is it Anyway?
Life on the Rock (on EWTN)
America's Test Kitchen
Antiques Road Show, especially when they feature gazillion-dollar surprises

5 biggest joys of the moment:
Trying to do the Will of God in our current family crisis with mom's illness
Losing weight on Weight Watchers
Visiting with my friends weekly at the local farmer's market
Making wonderful new friends and reconnecting with old friends who love the Lord
Watching my tomatoes and pepper plants produce a harvest

5 favorite toys:
Laptop computer
Crochet project I can actually manage
The perfect saute pan
"Bare Escentuals" makeup (their spelling, not mine)

5 next victims:
I'll pass for now!




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