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December 17, 2007

Meme Monday!

I so rarely have time to participate in all the memes I come across, but since my reading time is way down this year (and thus, not many reviews each month), I thought I'd give this one a whirl.

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:

- Living on 3 acres just outside of Lincoln, Nebraska
- Trying desperately to sell the house and join my husband in Fort Worth, Texas.
- Dealing with a leaky roof, discovered just days before the walk-thru inspection after finally selling the house.
- Stressing about the move, already missing all our friends in Nebraska. (Little did I know we'd be back in a couple of years!)
- Consoling our 14-year-old daughter who did not want to move. (Gee, look who's still living happily in Texas now?)

5 Things on my To-Do List today:

- Mail Christmas cards
- Dust (It's December, right?)
- Order ham for 12/31
- Ironing
- Write birthday thank you notes

5 Things I would do if I were a millionaire:

- Move here (Preferably here, although it's no longer for sale. Drat!)
- Travel here and here
- Continue to work in a bookstore (maybe here)
- Pay off Amy's student loans
- Start a trust fund for our granddaughter


5 Things I'll never wear again (or have never worn):

- Stirrup pants
- Headbands
- Ski boots
- Pantyhose
- Permed hair

5 Favorite Toys:

- MiniCooper
- Olympus E-410 Camera
- iPod
- Kayak
- Computer

It's such a busy time of year, I'm not going to officially tag anyone. If you want to play, you're tagged.

12 comments:

  1. I'd happily live in that house at that location too! And Italy would definitely be on my list of travel destinations! Fun to read your answers. :)

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  2. Ooh permed hair - I have vowed never to do that to my hair again! :)
    These were fun.

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  3. You've been a busy blogger this weekend! I think I'll use the meme on my MySpace blog. I hope I can remember what I was doing ten years ago! :)

    Happy belated birthday!!

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  4. That was a fun one, Les. I have a difficult time remembering what I was doing 10 DAYS ago let alone 10 years ago though. We do have a dream location to live in common though with the recent ferry woes I am beginning to have second thoughts.

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  5. Yeah, I'd live there if I could. LOL That was fun reading. I permed my hair, once - actually, just a very gentle body wave intended to keep from having to train the curls in the right direction. It was a disaster. My hair is already naturally curly and I got the finger-in-the-light-socket-frizz look out of it. Yikes! Never again.

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  6. Gee, Les, I'm sorry I bought that San Juan Island home before you got to it. You'll have to come visit us there! JK I wish I was serious. Isn't that a beautiful home and such a lovely spot!

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  7. Great list. I did this one a few days ago. It's really hard to come up with some of the answers - especially the 10 years ago one!

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  8. Nat - Isn't that the coolest house?! I hope to get to Italy someday. My husband isn't interested, so maybe in a few years I can convince some of my girlfriends to join me for my 50th birthday. Glad you enjoyed reading my answers.

    Iliana - Yah, perming my hair is a big waste of time and money. It lasts about 2 weeks.

    Janet - Well, 10 years ago you were working at Store 48 on Hulen, right? You were just about to meet me. :) Thanks for the birthday wishes. It was a lovely week-long celebration.

    Maudeen - Yah, well, I can remember 10 years ago. Just don't ask me what I did 10 minutes ago!! My short-term memory is really bad these days.

    Ah, who needs ferries. We just need to hire a private pilot. :)

    Nancy - Wouldn't that be a cool place to live and run an author's retreat of sorts? Ah, I've never had frizzy hair due to a perm. They just don't last very long on me. Same with using a curling iron. I have very straight hair!!

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  9. Booklogged - Well, I guess it couldn't hurt to start playing the lottery, right? Ya never know. Maybe I could make the owners an offer they can't refuse. ;)

    Lynne - It was a fun meme. I need to do more of these!

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  10. Not interested in Italy?? Unbelievable! ;P

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  11. Well of course I was about to meet you...I just didn't know it! :)

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  12. Nat - He really has no interest in traveling overseas. Well, maybe with the exception of Scotland.

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