The rules of the game: each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answer.
1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
Well, now. Ten years ago was actually half of my life ago. Interesting, huh? I was in fourth grade, attending the best Catholic grade school that Minnesota had to offer (note the sarcasm in my tone). Not much was happening in my life at that point, but I do believe that it was the year the a brick fell on my head (from out of nowhere!) and I had to go the hospital and get my forehead all stitches up. Okay, okay, I threw the brick up in the air in the first place, but it really wasn't my fault!
2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?
Thing 1) Fold my clean laundry
Thing 2) Take pictures of my FOs (and WIPs I suppose)
Thing 3) Learn how to play the oboe for a wedding this weekend
Thing 4) Pack up my room
Thing 5) Celebrate that I am done with all academic responsibilities until next year!
3. Snacks I enjoy:
Ya know, I'm not quite sure I can think of my favorite snack. I think I'm more of an "eat-what's-in-front-of-you" kind of guy, but I can tell you what I don't enjoy - bananas with peanut butter - that's what. Blech. Now apples with peanut butter is a different story...
4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
I'm assuming this billionaire question means that I have an unlimited amount of money (or at least, such an amount that no matter what I do with it I would not be able to decrease it in any significant way). I would buy myself a house - possibly on a hillside - with a huge plot of land for my dogs and children to enjoy. A huge mansion sounds wonderful in theory, but I think I would be much happier living closer to nature. It's not that I don't love neighbors, there's just something very peaceful about living in the open air that I think I would enjoy. Hmmm, I would also pay off my student loans (and those of my million siblings) and mayhaps I would donate a bunch of my money to things that are important to me. I'm not sure if I would retire, because really, what would I be doing at home all day?
5. Places I have lived:
Duluth, MN; St. Paul, MN; Appleton, WI
6. Jobs I've had:
In order from least recent to current:
1. I worked at a pizza shop. I was fourteen and I sat in the basement folding stacks and stacks of pizza boxes. I would also often wash dishes and do laundry. Fun times.
2. I was a Small Pet Specialist at PetSmart. I quit after three weeks.
3. For two years I worked at a mini-donut stand in Camp Snoopy, the amusement park inside the Mall of America.
4. American Eagle. I got the discount, I bought their clothes. I now am forced to wear their clothes because I have little else in my wardrobe, though I in no way consider myself to be the American Eagle type of person.
5. Worked in the dishroom at my university. Again, fun times.
6. Summer job working in materials management at my university. (I did a lot of lifting and moving furniture.)
7. Desk clerk at my residence hall/RA in said hall as well.
8. Music ensemble librarian at the conservatory.
I believe I have now covered every job I have ever had. And now you know.
7. People I want to know more about:
As this is a knitting blog, I suppose an appropriate response to this question would be Elizabeth Zimmermann. She seems pretty popular. As a musician I would love to know more about the many composers I love: Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Shostakovich... of course, that is what my music history classes are for.
Meme complete. I am not going to tag (pronounced "tayg") anybody on this thing because I, well, because I don't want to. I would like to say though that I feel extremely cool at this moment knowing that it was my own sister who tagged me to fill this out. Yep, that's right.
I'll be back later with some project info. Ciao!