Thursday, June 19, 2008

Meme Time

Vesper has tagged me for this meme of various things. I enjoyed getting to learn more about her. So here goes...

What were you doing 10 years ago?

Living in Athens, Georgia, stalking Michael Stipe, and pursuing one of many dead-end career paths.

Gas was 89¢/gal.

Five things on your to-do list for today:

Buy my first real camera
Get a haircut (and one for son)
Read Chapter 3 of first Harry Potter book to daughter
Practice my neglected cello
Slip away

What would you do if you were a billionaire?

Buy people’s love.
Still be unfulfilled.
Despise myself.
Give it all to charity and go live in India for a year.
Write a best-selling book about my enlightenment.
Sell the movie rights.
Make billions…

What are three of your bad habits?

Coke (liquid, not powder)

What are some snacks you enjoy?

Chocolate-covered pretzels
Men’s blood

What were the last five books you read?

Everyman, by Philip Roth
Down and Out in Paris and London, by George Orwell
The Falls, by Joyce Carol Oates
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, by Anne Tyler
Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen (repeat)

What are five jobs you have had?

Zoo train driver
Neuroscience research assistant
Google blob
Book editor
Failed author

What are five places where you have lived?

Fallbrook, California
Athens, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Athens, Georgia
In the clouds

Thank you, Vesper! Anyone who wants to play, dive right in...



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Anonymous said...

Heh. Great list. :)

I especially like the billionaire plan. After you slept on it, I hazard to say that you would despise your good fortune a bit less.

Sorry to hear about Paul's anemia. ;) Green, leafy vegetables. That's the ticket.

Sarah Hina said...

Yeah, I think I could handle being a long as I didn't have to do my own taxes.

Paul's neck is safe--for now. Doritos just sounded too boring. ;)

ChrisEldin said...

LOL---"men's blood!"

That's rich!!!

Love your list as well.
Thanks for the link.

Aine said...

Zoinks!-- how did I miss this yesterday?

I love the billionaire plan too-- LOL.

I have the same bad habits (no surprise there...)

I may have once seen you walking down the street when I was living in the clouds.

But what I most want to know is how you slip away.

Sarah Hina said...

No problem, Chris! I can't wait for your first course. ;)

Aine, I'm sorry to hear you have a coke habit. Don't procrastinate! Get off the internet, and seek some help. ;)

As for slipping should know, my fellow cloud-hopper.


Scott said...

Loved the circular path that billions would take you on! I was born in Akron. Small world.

Jaye Wells said...

You drove a zoo train? That's awesome.

Sarah Hina said...

My sister works at the U. of Akron, Scott. I went to school at Case Western in Cleveland. Very small world, indeed. :)

It was the best job I ever had, Jaye. Not sure what to think about that...

Abhinav said...

Hi Sarah. Checked out Book Roast. Pretty exciting stuff! I'm waiting for more.

As for my absence from the blogging scene, somehow I've lost the thing for blogging. So I don't think I'm going to take to blogging anytime soon. Please do me the favor of replacing the link with some other writer's you like and think needs showcasing. I'll always backpack my way back to your blogs whenever I feel the need for safe haven. :-)

Vesper said...

Lovely list, Sarah! :-) :-) :-)

Slip away - yeah, although I never manage to tick it as done...

Not people's love... I'm sure the people who matter are already giving you their love! :-)

Nothingman said...

Living in India would be a great adventure if you were still a billionaire :)

I agree with the zoo train driver job. Super cool!


Aniket said...

"men's Blood"
Now I see why you loved the vampire story. :D :D :D