Friday, June 06, 2008

Random Questions VIII

1. What was I doing ten years ago?
I was fourteen years old and days from the end of 8th grade. I was dating my first boyfriend, was looking forward to high school, and wanted nothing more than to sit on my butt for three months without homework. I was also sad to leave my friends for those three months, and I was scared knowing how much high school would change me.

2. What are five things on my list to do today?
-Empty the dishwasher
-Find or make costume and/or dress for this weekend's dance
-Figure out how to connect my "new" X-box to my TV (for being such a geek, I have issues with stupid things like that, ugh!)
-Get through the work week without killing anyone
-Patch up the massive amount of hangnails I've acquired and haven't been able to fix

3. Snacks I enjoy?
Sun Chips, Red Vines, pretty much any chocolate without coconut or fruit, some rice cakes, Pop Tarts, nachos, and even the occasional apple. When I'm home and don't feel like cooking, I do eat a lot of salad as a snack (zero prep time, plus it's healthy).

4. Things I Would Do If I Were A Billionaire?
Give money to Oregon Public Broadcasting and the public library in my hometown! Those two things are the reason I'm not a bumbling idiot. If the TV was on while I was growing up, it was likely tuned to OPB. I can't begin to think of how many books I borrowed from the public library... hundreds maybe. Those are both worthy causes.

I'd buy my family's Donation Land Claim, raze the house that is on the property, and build a new one that my sister could design and decorate for me. I'd buy my parents a house with a big shop and beautiful kitchen and big bedrooms. I'd pay off my student loan and take care of my sister's tuition and loans. I'd probably give money to family and friends. I'd invest. I'd set up scholarships and endowments. I'd take a vacation outside the country (make that valley even!). I'd dance until dawn. And then I'd blog about it all.

5. Three of my bad habits?
I pick and bite at my cuticles. I snap my gum (occasionally). I anticipate.

6. Five places I have lived?
With my parents.
With the girls.
(With my parents again.)
On my own.
(That's all I have... and I'm very much okay with that.)

7. Five jobs I've had?
-summer "intern" with the court system
-"culinary detergent specialist" in a retirement facility
-student worker at an environmental research and education group
-telemarketer (more like "tele-beggar")
-jack-of-all-trades office slave in the ag/education industry

8. How did you name your blog?
I've never fit into categories or boxes easily. Some people call that "unique." But when you step back and look at me, I'm not all that unusual. I'm forever stuck on that edge between "slightly odd" and "ho-hum." I'm unique, but I'm still within the bounds of "normal." Not really, but whatever. I thought it made sense, and it's my blog, so just back off on the questions, okay?

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