(Jordan at The Wonder Wheel tagged me the minute the cab pulled up to take us to O'Hare for a nine day vacation/family reunion in Orlando. I was hoping to post in the intermissions between the family drama and the Disney spectacles, but it turned out the only access we had to the web was via my husband's phone. Ever try to compose via itty bitty keypad letters? Hw kdz doit?)
Thanks for the tag, Jordan. Here are the rules:
A. Post the rules at the beginning.
B. Answer the questions about yourself.
C. Tag 5 people and let them know in a comment on their blogs that they have been tagged.
What Was I Doing 10 Years Ago?
Living with Randy in a converted bank building on busy California Avenue, waking before dawn M-F to put on dry-cleaned clothes and go teach goaty adolescent boys at a Catholic high school.
Snacks I Enjoy:
California dried apricots – Randy calls them monkey ears. And not the Whole Foods organic ones – I want ‘em orange and soft, even if I have to ingest a little sulfur. In summer, raspberries and cherries. In winter, good dark chocolate and the last corner of any Starbucks scone my daughter doesn’t finish.
Five Things on my To-Do List Today:
We’re on vacation! Sorry, folks, but my today list today included no more than floating with Mia down the resort’s lazy river, watching Nora splash in the zero depth pool, taking a quick run along the golf course pond, then showering in time for my father-in-law’s 80th birthday party in the banquet kitchen.
Things I Would Do if I Became a Billionaire: Partners in Health, 826 Chicago, Unicef, Doctors without Borders and Habitat for Humanity.
Three Bad Habits:
(The "eeuww" category)
Clutter. Bothering hangnails. Yelling “One more minute!” to the girls as I’m blogging and staying up too late writing.
Five Places I Have Lived:
1. Kansas City, Missouri (Most of my childhood)
2. South Bend, Indiana (Smells like ethanol)
3. Iowa City, Iowa (I had the cutest apartment)
4. Manchester-by-the-sea, Massachusetts
(Bad relationship, beautiful view)
5. Chicago, Illinois
Jobs I Have Had:
Girl Scout Camp counselor (loved teaching songs to a lunchhall full of girls – kind of a formative experience), waitress at a diner on Boston’s North Shore (it was a greasy spoon, but we did have lobster on the menu, which I served back to the fishermen who caught it), assistant editor on a PBS documentary (I matched up “tink, tink” sound effects with images of sledgehammers hitting spikes into railway ties), office work in Boston and Chicago (graphic design and film post-production companies), high school teacher in Chicago (I most loved teaching Henry V, Rebel without a Cause and the how-to speech. I miss the kids, not the paperwork.)
Things People Don't Know About Me: I played a crazy character named Darla in an independent film called Sweet Dreams Driving School. Darla tap-danced in a cemetery and held bank hostages wearing a wedding dress, Mickey Mouse ears and cat-eye glasses. Don’t ask.
I'm tagging these five wonderful bloggers:
Glennia at The Silent I
Sue at Close to the Sun
Kim at Hormone Colored Days
Cynthia McCune at McCunications