18 May 2008

Fivespot meme

I was tagged by Mamaneena to answer these eight questions related to the number five (my favorite number, coincidentally). I'm not sure why there aren't five questions, for symmetry, but here goes nothing:

What were you doing five years ago?
I was in Ireland on a one-month trip during college that was just awesome. J- was and still is very jealous, so I feel bad for saying again that it was just awesome. I made some good friends, saw lots of cool stuff across the country, learned some things about myself and Irish history, and of course, to make the College Trip complete, I did the cliche thing and got a tattoo (along with several other people) to commemorate the experience.

What are/were five things on your to-do list for today?
• Go to the park
• Go to the Festival of Cultures in our town
• Go bowling with J- (she took the next two days off to have a long, fun weekend)
• Go to the store
• Do some more straightening up around the house

What five snacks do you enjoy?
• Fresh bakery bread
• Raisins
• Walnuts
• Goldfish crackers
• Steamed broccoli with cheddar cheese

What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
• Consult a financial advisor
• Buy a house
• Set up a strategic series of savings/investment accounts
• Give a bunch of money/gifts to my family, if they'd accept them
• Start handing out cash (anonymously, if necessary) to those in need

What are five of your bad habits?
• I procrastinate... this encompasses probably five sub-bad-habits all in one
• I spend too much time on the computer
• I make plans for my/our life without ever actually putting them into action
• I'm pretty lazy
• I'm not confrontational enough when I need to be, and too much so sometimes when I shouldn't be

What are five places you have lived?
• Morton Grove, IL
• Champaign, IL
• Urbana, IL
• Presque Isle, ME
• Skokie, IL

What are five jobs you have had?
• Caddy (golf)
• Movie theater supervisor
• Newspaper copy editor
• Temp - HR clerk/MSDS Inventory Specialist/etc.
Technical Writer/Editor

What five people do you want to tag?
SherE1 - His. Mine. Ours.
Mama Dawg - Two Dogs Running
Cassey - Diapers Sold Separately
TerriRainer - Terri Rainer Published Author
Christy - Heavy on the Caffeine

I haven't done one of these before, but it was fun. Two more of you (SherE1 and Mama Dawg) are waiting on me to post for your tags from last week, and I haven't forgotten. In the meantime, I tagged you back with this one to tide you over.

I hope you are all fascinated with the many things you learned about me, and will use them to change your life, and the world, for the better. I'm certain you all shall.


Anonymous said...

Hey--thanks for thinking of me to tag. I've never done one of these either, but I've gotten emails like this and I LOVE them! I'm not sure I can come up with 5 other bloggers that I know personally enough (well you know what I mean) to tag, but I will do my best!

BTW--Presque Isle? Where the kids get vacation days from school to help with the potato crops? I know this b/c that used to be part of Steve's sales territory when we lived in NH. Is that where J- is from? We'll all have to have coffee someday...or should I say "cawfey...and we'll tawk."

Anonymous said...

That was supposed to be a reference to SNL--not a New England accent (I do know the difference!) :)

Andrea said...

Always interesting to learn random bits of info. I will see what kind of worldly good I can do with theese bits of knowledge and get back to you ;)

Momo Fali said...

You know you're a parent when one of the snacks on your list is Goldfish Crackers!

TerriRainer said...

I took the weekend off, and now am trying to play catch up, only to find I was tagged! Hmmm, guess I'll play along, although my bad habits are pretty darn close to yours!

:) Terri

LiteralDan said...

Christy: Indeed, that is Presque Isle/Aroostook County in general. Schools get 3 weeks off in the fall-- Jennie misses it as a teacher. She grew up out there, but she was born in Rhode Island. Don't worry, I got your reference-- I hope you didn't get too verklempt!

Andrea: See that you do!

Momo Fali: Is it sad that I used to go through a giant carton of Goldfish each couple of weeks in college, before D- was even a twinkle in my cheddar-crumb-encrusted eye? I've enjoyed passing on my questionably healthy addiction-- thankfully Costco sells enormous boxes very cheap.

TerriRainer: We should make plans to start some kind of club to help people like us... some time... one of these days... or something...

Mama Dawg said...

I'll get 'r' done in just a few!

LiteralDan said...

I'll be looking forward to reading it

And now, off to the children's museum for the afternoon!

Topher said...

Ok, Dan. First of all, thanks for visiting my blog. I'd appreciate your daily click-and-vote dedication for me as the best sports blog. I really could use a new tote bag, so I'll give you some vote-love, too (but I'm also a fan of Daddy'sLittleTaxCredits - he's a running blog buddy). Second of all, any tips you have on how to keep my kids from hitting me in the jewels would be great. Third of all, there's no way you love donuts more than me. If you did, you would have listed donuts instead of Goldfish Crackers or Raisins as one of your five favorite snacks. Nice try, though.

Anonymous said...

Interesting to see that you used to live in Champaign. We used to live in the "Sweetcorn Capital of the World," Hoopeston, Illinois, where they called us "Borb and Mork." It was a "culteral" experience that I remember fondly. (Hoopeston is 30 minutes from Danville, which is a hop, skip, and a jump from Champaign.) Flat country in them there parts...

LiteralDan said...

Topher: I've begun voting for you (I think I voted for yours the first day based on the name alone).

I wish I had tips on self-protection-- if you find any, please pass them along.

Doughnuts (I use their real name, because we are a bit more in tune than you are) and I are like a classic love story-- we're destined not to be together, because if we were to resume consummating our love the way I want, I'm sure I'd never be able to physically re-enter the store. So I guess I've met their consolation/rebound relationship. Beat that!

Half-Past Kissin' Time: Never been to Hoopeston, but I've heard of it. I am the lost king of Danville, for obvious reasons, but one day I shall Return the bloodline to its home and take the reins from its grateful stewards.

Flat indeed.