What I was doing:
10 years ago:
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, Piraquê
-bananas or strawberries
5 books I like:
-Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
-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?)
5 bad habits and/or pet peeves I have:
-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:
-leggings (except to the gym)
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
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!
-John Williams (the composer)
5 people I’d like to see fill this out:
you...and you...and you!