Monday, May 26, 2008

Meme from Ali

What I was doing:

10 years ago:
May 1998
I was a junior in high school, which meant that we were in the throes of show choir concerts and possibly our big performance of “Grease.” Saddle shoes and too much makeup, naps under the set and slightly illicit foot rubs…go greased lighting!

5 years ago:
May 2003. I was graduating from a tiny Indiana college with a music degree, getting ready to spend a summer telemarketing in preparation for four months in Brazil.

1 year ago:
May 2007. Recovering from a bad breakup by making lots of jewelry and getting ready to head back to the States for a couple of months.
Loooong business meeting; went home, ate Whoppers and made breakfast for dinner; started work on a big writing project.

5 snacks I enjoy:
-dark chocolate (better if it comes with caramel)
-Planters’ Cheese Curls. The ones that come in the round tin.
-Ritz crackers…or the Brazilian equivalent, Piraqu√™
-chocolate milk
-bananas or strawberries

5 books I like:
-Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
-Colossians Remixed
-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
-Eat, Pray, Love
-The Blue Sword

What I’d do with 100 million dollars:
-Tithe: to urban missions and organizations that are working to help the oppressed and end slavery
-buy a farm in England or Ireland
-commission a designer to create the wardrobe that is in my head
-start a business in Brazil that offered “first-jobs” to kids from the favelas
-invest! I want my kids to benefit from a college fund someday…

5 places I’d love to run away to:
-Narnia (is that allowed?)
-the mountains

5 bad habits and/or pet peeves I have:
-computer solitaire
-obsessively checking to see that the doors are locked, windows closed, sinks not dripping, refrigerator is working and shut, and any number of other odd things before I can leave the house
-forgetting whether I locked the door and having to check again
-tapping pictures of things I like
-biting my hangnails

5 things I like doing:
-reading blogs (reading almost anything)
-cooking but not cleaning up
-having parties with good wine and conversation

5 things I would never wear:
-anything mustard-colored
-crop tops
-leggings (except to the gym)
-granny underwear

5 tv shows I like:

I don’t have a TV. These are the series I wish people would send me:
-What Not To Wear
-Arrested Development

5 famous people I’d like to meet:

Dead or alive? The alive ones are extremely difficult; not sure if I can even come up with 5 names!
-Muhammad Yunis
-John Williams (the composer)
-Annie Dillard
-David Broza

5 people I’d like to see fill this out:
you...and you...and you!


Ellen said...

I DISTINCTLY remember you and Anna wearing a horrible strange purple-blueish crop top!

--jenna said...

ah. but that was different. that was THE crop top. and it wasn't because it was a crop top, but because the fabric was lovely and the color divine. had it been a full shirt, i would have worn it everywhere...instead of just around the house...

Anonymous said...

Girls - FYI, that was MY crop top!! I wore it until it got shrunk by the dryer. Is it still part of somebody's wardrobe? It must be 20 years old by now ... Love, Mom