Saturday, December 17, 2005

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by Matthew to do this last meme of the year. I changed the rules a bit but kept the questions. So here it goes.

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago I was working two jobs and going to school to finish up my two Bachelor's degrees at the University of California Irvine. I just ended a long term relationship, cut & dyed my hair blond, and signed a lease to move into my own apartment for the first time with no roommates.

What were you doing one year ago?
One year ago, I was putting together Christmas goodie bags for my 4th and 5th grade elementary students, finishing up the grades for report cards, and was looking forward to the Winter break (2 months of paid vacation). I was 5 months pregnant and couldn't wait to get on a plane and fly to Fiji for our babymoon in January.

Five snacks you enjoy:
1) Haribo Gummi Coke Bottles
2) Haribo Gummi Bears
3) Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips (Organic)
4) Unsalted Chips with Salsa or Homemade Guacamole (Organic)
5) Crackers with Pate & Cheese (Organic)

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
1) Like A Virgin by Madonna (I have all the songs memorized from the "Like A Virgin" album)
2) Teenager in Love by Dion & the Belmonts (a Karaoke favorite)
3) Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams (my 1st boyfriend loved this song and would play it on his guitar and sing it to me)
4) If You Leave by OMD
5) Silver Bells

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
This one is tough because a million dollars isn't what it used be and I wouldn't do many things differently than I do now.
1) Give more to charities
2) Adopt children (I hope to be able to do this someday regardless.)
3) Setup a college education fund so that all future generations of mine and Uwe's would be able to get a University education
4) Build my dream home
5) Take more vacations

Five bad habits:
1) Biting the cuticles of my fingernails
2) Cracking my neck and back
3) Worrying about things I can't change
4) Putting on makeup while driving
5) Falling asleep on the couch while watching TV

Five things you like doing:
1) Being with my family
2) Traveling
3) Reading
4) Falling asleep on the couch while watching TV (and/or in front of a fire)
5) Blogging

Five things you would never wear or buy again:
I'm assuming this has to do with clothing and/or wearable products.
1) A single lace glove with the fingers cut off (hey Madonna was all the rave)
2) LA Gear high tops
3) Jelly shoes
4) Pins of my favorite bands
5) Really long, thick socks made to push down around your ankles and calves (Does anyone else remember how every girl wore those dorky socks in the late 80's & early 90's?)

Five favorite toys:
1) Baby Astrid
2) Laptop
3) Mobile phone
4) Teething toys (that keep the baby happy)
5) E.T. memorabilia

Five people I would like to do this meme:
1) Uwe
2) Peter
3) Trailhead
4) Amy
5) Jeannie

Tag...you're it!

6 comments:

Karissa (mommy) said...

Happy 8 months birthday Astrid!

Peter said...

oh crap ...

well .. maybe I do mine if you post a pic of you with short blond hair, wearing a madonna glove and those socks :)

Rose said...

Peter,
The short blond hair when I got my first apartment, was way after the Madonna "Like a Virgin" album came out. I'm not that old!

Uwe said...

What were you doing 10 years ago?

Ten years ago I was celebrating my last Xmas in Germany. I just won the Green Card but it would take another 8 months to finally be allowed in the US. I was living in Hamburg (Eimsbuettel) in a 1br apt with my beloved dog on the 5th floor with no elevator (Yep, I was in good shape). I remember it was a very cold winter, the Alster (lake in the middle of Hamburg) was frozen over.

What were you doing one year ago?
I was getting ready for our Xmas trip to New York.

Five snacks you enjoy:
1) Haribo Gummi Coke Bottles
2) Haribo Gummi Bears
3) Peanuts
4) Chips with Guacamole
5) Kinderschokolade

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
1) Too many German Christmas songs
2) US National Anthem (don't ask)
3) Battle of Epping Forrest - Genesis (the longest song ever, go figure)
4) Sia - Breathe me (The last song played at the Season Finale of Six Feet Under - my favorite song of the year)
5) David Gray - Please forgive me

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1) Ask an architect to come up with a 10 million dollar house (the rest of the money we have to get somehow...)
2) Take a 6month sabbatical
3) Travel around the world
4) Rent an island for a month
5) Book a spaceflight

Five bad habits:
1) Worrying
2) Getting angry in traffic (Falling down, baby!)
3) Not being able to throw newspaper articles away
4) Cancelling dentist appointments
5) Multi-tasking (Listening to radio, while reading the paper and working.

Five things you like doing:
1) Cuddling
2) Running
3) Dreaming
4) Living
5) Being in the moment

Five things you would never wear or buy again:

1) Titanic CD (No more comments needed)
2) Many, many dot-com stocks
3) Engagement Ring (This one has to be around for eternity)
4) 35 cents stamp
5) Bw TV

Five favorite toys:
1) Baby Astrid
2) Rose
3) Xbox 360 (still waiting for it in the mail)
4) Bertha
5) the yellow duck

Trailhead said...

Darn it, this is what I get for dropping out of the blogworld for a couple of days -- I'm arriving late to the meme party. As soon as I get back from my Christmas shopping, I'll get started!

But right now I'm going to second the calls for Rose to post a picture of her blond hair.

Rose said...

Those pics are packed in a box somewhere in the garage. I tried looking for old pics before and couldn't find them. Sorry guys!