Saturday, May 24, 2008

Personal pentahedrons

As seen at Rev. Dr. Mom's place...

What were you doing five years ago?

  1. selling Birkenstocks by day in a local Birkie boutique
  2. living in a third-floor walkup with Beloved
  3. walking around our trendy-if-you're-middle-aged St. Paul neighborhood, probably heading for the Grand Old Creamery
  4. suffering at my church job
  5. singing in a different choir, but with some of the same people I sing with now
What are five things on your to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?
  1. buy some annuals for the yard and window boxes
  2. check in at L.A. Weight Loss (glad we moved away from the Creamery!)
  3. call Sister of My Heart's youngest child, who graduated from high school yesterday
  4. flesh out the summer music schedule for church
  5. eat every meal on the deck, in the sunshine, with Beloved
What are five snacks you enjoy?
  1. chocolate
  2. tangy apples with peanut butter (who am I kidding--almost anything with peanut butter!)
  3. a slice of sesame semolina bread with real butter
  4. Cheez-its (if the PMS is particularly powerful, that is...)
  5. did I say chocolate?
What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
  1. fix public education, with special attention to the arts
  2. buy Beloved her very own Home Depot, a long trip around the world and a Honda CRV
  3. pay off our debt (and that of our loved ones) and invest a big chunk wisely in socially-responsible companies
  4. offer Kiva microloans to as many people as I could
  5. take the time to figure out the next phase of my vocational life, perhaps going to seminary, perhaps writing, perhaps buying myself a bookstore and not caring if it operates at a loss (because I'd want to offer a sliding scale for people who love books but can't really afford them), perhaps buying a lakeside cabin up north and just sitting in it for a year-long sabbatical (though I'd have the $$ to hire a chopper to get me back to town to direct my choirs)
What are five of your bad habits?
  1. over-committing myself; I'm interested in lots of things, lots of people, and have a long attention span!
  2. biting my nails (see #1)
  3. eating on the run, often in the car (see #1)
  4. losing papers (bills, planning notes, etc.)
  5. forgetting the church newspaper deadline (can't really explain it; it's the same time every month!)
What are five places where you have lived?
  1. Minneapolis, MN (in our first house!)
  2. St. Paul, MN (in a dorm room and a third-floor walkup)
  3. Bloomington, MN (in three different apartments)
  4. Winona, MN (in two dorms, a house and an apartment)
  5. Rockford, IL (where I was born and grew up)
What are five jobs you've had?
  1. baker of bagels (I had to start at 5 a.m.--yeesh. Though my time of day is NOT the dark time, unlike Sky Masterson, I made beautiful bagels)
  2. nanny (to a pair of twin toddlers and to two older kids)
  3. corporate trainer (in the fascinating world of group insurance)
  4. nearly lifelong church musician (surprise, surprise)
  5. I killed at McDonald's breakfast grill! (seriously--I could have won contests)
If you can read this, you are officially tagged. Blog it, e-mail it, write it in comments for this post, but come out and PLAY! Especially Peg, Cecilia, Catherine+, Jan and Closeted Lesbian, but ALL of you. Let's get to it, people! :-)


Catrina said...

If you open your own bookstore, you have to promise you will hire me to work in it.

Hope you and Beloved are well.

Love ya,
The Mad Preacher

Jan said...

I'd love to visit your bookstore. I love books. Also chocolate.

Thanks for tagging me: I did this one on May 14.

Cecilia said...

Fun! I will get to it...

Pax, C.