Saturday, June 16, 2007

Ten Years, Five Things, Many Parentheses


What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was working for a major consulting firm on a project that was (wisely or unwisely) burning a million dollars per week at a high tech company here in the Bay Area. SwingDaddy and I were dating, considering moving in together, and about to embark on several choreography projects. I was living with a friend in a cute apartment that lost power when it rained. Taking a shower by candlelight is kind of weird, but I kept votives around for that purpose, just in case.

Five Snacks You Enjoy:
· Goldfish crackers
· Cheese crunchies from Trader Joe's
· Baked Lays
· Double Chocolate Milanos
· Nectarines

Five Songs That You Know All The Lyrics To:
· Walking on the Moon
· Star Spangled Banner
· Baby Mine (which I thought was from the movie "Beaches," but is originally from "Dumbo")
· Surrey with a Fringe on Top (which is really kind of challenging to remember and sing, but I sang it to Q for months while rocking him to sleep as a baby, before I realized that nursery rhymes are a lot easier, and I should learn some)
· My Favorite Things (actually, I know everything, even the scene change music, from The Sound of Music, since I played in the pit orchestra in middle school)

Five Things You Would Do If You Were A Millionaire (revised for Billionaire, since you can just about put a down payment on a house around here as a millionaire):
· Lots of visits with family
· Roomy house with space for a grand piano, library, and heck, a modest ballroom
· Housekeeper
· Exercise/nutrition trainer
· Fund cancer survivorship and poverty projects

Five Bad Habits:
· Going to sleep too late
· Procrastinating
· Too much focus on tactics, not enough on strategy
· Temper
· Low tolerance for disorganization

Five Things You Like To Do:
· Sleep
· Dance
· Read
· Go to the theater
· Engaging conversation with family and friends

Five Things You Would Never Wear Again:
· Fluorescent orange fishnet stockings
· It's hard to come up with others. Fashion fluctuates so much that things we think are hideous come back later. I don't think that I'll wear a perm or shoulder pads again, but who knows? Anything could happen, especially on stage.

Five Favorite Toys:
· Camera
· Serger/power iron (when I used to sew costumes)
· Costumes/ballgowns
· iPod
· Plush sealife

Five People To Tag:
· Anyone who wants to play!

Instructions: Remove the blog from the top, move all blogs up one, add yourself to the bottom.

A Beautiful Life
Absolutely Bananas
Smiling Mom
Freitas Family
Lady M

SwingDaddy's answers to this meme are here.

7 comments:

bubandpie said...

I don't know all the words to "My Favorite Things" - but I do know all the words to "I Have Confidence." And some of the actions.

Lara said...

flourescent orange fishnet stockings? that's just wrong.

Daisy said...

I know all the songs from Oklahoma. Why? I don't know. Then there's Fiddler on the Roof...Tradition!

Lady M said...

B&P - I love the confidence song too! That wasn't in the stage show though, just the movie.

Lara - not as wrong as neon patent leather shoes that I remember seeing with them.

Daisy - Have you seen the Hugh Jackman version of Oklahoma? It's on DVD, the London production - very good.

mayberry said...

"Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry..."

I used to have a fat Rodgers & Hammerstein songbook for piano lessons. I loved that book!

ewe are here said...

Flourescent orange fishnet stockings? hahahahaha

oh dear

And my camera is definitely a favorite toy, too!

Love the picture.

wayabetty said...

Shoulder pads and perm, been there done that!