Monday, May 26, 2008

The "Oddly Familiar" Meme


Both Jan and Ruth tagged me for this meme, so I guess I better put on my thinking cap and finally get to it!

Rules:
blah blah blah, I'm not posting them! :)

Ten years ago:
Hubby and I were working at the same clinic we're both at today (we know how to hang in there!) Offsprings #1 & 2 were ages 11 and 9 respectively. As it was nearing the end of May, I'm sure we were planning a summer vacation. (Hubby the historian would remember where we went 10 years ago, but he is taking a nap right now so it will have to remain a mystery.)

Five things on today's "to do" list:
Since the day is winding down, I'll make this about tomorrow.
* Meet Dust Bunny for toast and coffee at the Red Rooster Bakery before work
* Go to work; check many eyeballs
* Go on a bike ride after work
* Throw together some sort of dinner with whatever I find in the refrigerator
* Water the garden after dinner (unless it has rained, then I will simply admire the garden)

Things I'd do if I was a billionaire:
* Open a Dairy Queen in Artas, South Dakota because it would perk up the few residents who live there.
* Make generous donations to live theatre and live music programs because that would perk up Offsprings #1 and #2.
* Give Rev SS a really, really nice gift, even though she didn't give me one when she was a billionaire.
* Get help to figure out the best way to make a difference in the world with that kind of money (because obviously I'd need help if I'm opening DQ's in towns of 13 people.)

Three bad habits:
* Trying to please all of the people all of the time
* Buying too many books instead of using the library
* Letting the mail stack up on the kitchen counter (and unopened if it looks boring)

Five places I've lived:
Bad Kreuznach, Germany (for 6 weeks!)
Ashley, North Dakota
Helena, Montana
Forest Grove, Oregon
Loveland, Colorado

Five jobs I've had:
* Clerk at our family drug store (however, this was more play than work)
* Directory Assistance Operator (summer job during college)
* State of Montana Water Quality Lab technician (another summer job during college)
* State of Montana "Hydrologic Engineer" (yet another summer job during college)
* Optometrist

People I'm tagging:
YOU if you haven't played yet!

12 comments:

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

DQs in africa... my my you are ever the entreprenuer and i'm ever the bad speller! agh... bed time, to tired to spell correctly.

and i do think your daughter could have her own theater no? PG could manage it all when of course the 2 of you aren't busy in your broadway production of... rats! what's the name of your broadway show???

Barbara B. said...

hot cup, umm...yeah, that was a DQ in Artas, SD but I might as well open one in Africa while I'm at it! :) My daughter will thank you for the idea of her own theater. And I think the first Broadway show PG and I will work on should be "Thelma and Louise: The Musical!"

Presbyterian Gal said...

Yes! We can drive the car off the edge of the stage! Inspired by Tchaikovsky's cannon ball.

I love the DQ in Artas. Could it have wifi so the residents could blog while enjoying their banana splits?

And I had no idea there was such a job as "hydrologic engineer".

Very cool list!

dust bunny said...

Toast and coffee with Dust Bunny....excellent way to start your day! :)

Great play!

Diane said...

how about Vienna South Dakota too? They'd love you there. it would be the only game in town :)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Good Meme. I love bad habit #3. We have a hall table that suffers the same fate.

Jan said...

Hey, so glad you did this! Never thought of putting a DQ someplace. But it would cheer people up. I think it's funny that you'd give Serena something when she ignored you. . . .you're good friends all right. I liked reading your bad habits--I'm with you about books! Amazon online makes it too easy to buy.

Rev SS said...

NOW WAIT A MINUTE ... I DID TOO GIVE YOU A VERY NICE GIFT!! You and Jan both need to reread my mime! -:)

Barbara B. said...

PG -- Yes! Driving the car off the edge of the stage! Brilliant!

Rev SS -- Hmm, I still think I got the short end of the stick on your "gift". :) Nevertheless, I will get you a very, very nice gift indeed. :)

mompriest said...

Oh, you are funny! I was thinking of you last week while having my eye exam and getting new glasses. I was thinking, I wish I could go to Barbara...although I like my new eye doc just fine....

Barbara B. said...

mompriest, yep, too bad you aren't closer!

Presbyterian Gal said...

...and I tagged you for another one!!!

Just 'cause.