Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Tag! Someone is IT!

"The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer."

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?

I had just met Ken and was working as a Correctional Officer at a medium security men's prison. He was a C/O as well and we worked opposite shifts but the same break. Oddly enough we still work opposite shifts... but I'm off on weekends now and he's off ... well, it varies. My kids were still young -- Matt would have been 7 and John was 9. I was waiting for my divorce to finalize. Financially things were really tight. I could not afford to replace my refrigerator (it died) so I had two large coolers on the front porch and kept gallon jugs of water in the deep freezer (a chest freezer) and rotated these ice blocks into the coolers every day. Worked great and my electric bill was down around $75 a month. I had no computers and very few electronics and the TV did not play all day long.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?

1. Call my mom after her doctor's appointment

2. See 18 clients at work

3. Work on a violation report

4. Try and get my email straight (the server keeps dumping ALL my mail into the Spam folder for some reason)

5. Work on my inkle loom (making a strap for my drum)

3) Snacks I enjoy:

ice cream, tortilla chips with salsa, popcorn

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Fix the foundation and the roof on my house (and any structural problems found during those fixes), add on to my kitchen, add a large deck off the back of the house, talk the farmer who owns the land surrounding mine to sell me at least five acres of it, fence that in and get some sheep, tear down and replace the shed with a workshop/smithy for my husband, buy the old Women's Club Building in town and use it as my studio and retire. And, if anything is left, I will invest as heavily as I can in a diversified stock portfolio. Of course, if I was really smart, I would invest first and do all the rest as my fortune grew.

5) Places I have lived:

St. Louis, Missouri; Fort Worth, Texas, various places in Virginia, Cape May, New Jersey; Chicago, Illinois

6) Jobs I have had:

Intern at the Smithsonian Institute Museum of Technology, Waitress at Vallee's Steakhouse, night manager at Hardee's, delivered newspapers, worked in a plant nursery, intern with the Lutheran Student Movement, office manager/typist/draftsman/proofreader at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences University of Virginia Grants Department (horrible job), Managing Editor of the Greene County Record, Managing Editor of a small weekly in New Jersey (another horrible job), Managing Editor of the Northumberland Echo, Freelance Writer, Stay-home Mother, Correctional Officer, Correctional Counselor, Probation and Parole Officer.

I'm going to tag:






1 comment:

Taryn said...

Damn you just had to do this to me didn't you? You have any idea how much I dislike these things?!