Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I am an April Fool for a meme!

...it's been awhile!

From Whitestoneneameseeker...here we go!


1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.

2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.

3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 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.

What was I doing 10 years ago?

Working part time as a lawyer and staying home as much as possible to play with my young baby. Pretty much exactly what I'm doing now! I had just been admitted to the CA Bar, which I took 7 months pregnant. Still not sure how I managed it, but thanks again, St. Jude, for prayers answered!

Five things on my to do list:

1. Clean out the attic, basement, and closets and have a HUGE yard sale!

2. Settle a few of my older cases so I am not freaking out about paying my exorbitant NY property taxes, PLUS my student loans, PLUS kid tuition deposit for the local quasi-Catholic high school, which is twice as expensive as the quasi-Catholic Jr. High she attends now....PLUS....a lot of other stuff that is converging on the family budget this month.

3. Exercise (outside) more now that it's above 40* ...every other day, anyway.

4. Pray that I get the full-time teaching job at the college so I can work a more normal schedule (15 hours of class, 10 hours of office/grading time...yay!). Summers off...consulting and doing project/trial work for my full time atty friends....ideal! (All additional prayer support greatly appreciated on this one!)

5. Become (and stay!) enceinte within the next year...wouldn't it be loverly? My little guy needs a buddy close in age to him. The girls will be adults and out of the house when he is in early grade school. I feel kinda bad for him, and, well, I ADORE having a little baby in the house again...so why not?

Favorite Snacks:

Rice pudding, Oreos dipped in milk (yummmm...), Cadbury anything, Walkers Shortbread

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Annoy people. Really. People would be annoyed a) that I had that much money , b) that they did not have said money c) that I did not give some of that money to them d) that I set up a huge charitable foundation and gave my money to causes and people I care about, of which and of whom they did not approve...fortunately, I have gotten to the point in my life where I care very little about what the "theys" in life think about me. And I enjoy being annoying to people like that. :)

Seriously, I would ensure that the beloved, me, and my children had large, meticulously planned, well-supervised and maintained trust funds. I would then buy chunks of real estate in places I like to travel (villa in Tuscany, flat in London, apt in Manhattan, beach house in LaJolla and/or the South of France...or maybe Santorini....) and split my time among them, seeing as much of the world as possible. And always fly first class! (No private jet, just being able to get a ticket whenever i feel like leaving would be fine). I'd probably also want to design and build my own estate-type house somewhere. And I was not kidding about the foundation. I would do all sorts of philanthropic work and give away a lot of money - as I have mentioned, I love the act of giving far more than receiving - and do a good deal of it in an anonymous way.

Three of my bad habits:

1. Eating whatever I feel like eating (occasional gluttony)

2. Cussing. WORST habit of all.

3. Handbags and shoes. For some it's the ponies, others the ganja....the smell of leather is like legal crack to me! I am horrible, but not nearly as bad as a lot of women I know. I am very selective, but have crazily expensive taste. Fortunately, pre-eclampsia pregnancies and resultant swelling have widened my feet from 8(N) to 8.5(W), so it's harder to go wild on the shoes. Whatever I wear for more than a few hours at some social function has to be COMFY. I have worn mostly Birks, Uggs, and Crocs since moving to NY. But I do have a big collection of "others" that gets added to several times a year.

Five places I have lived:

Woodstock, IL (and Palatine, later on...)
Scottsdale (and Cave Creek), AZ
Irvine, CA
San Diego, CA
Finger Lakes, NY

Five jobs I have had:

Drugstore clerk
Ice Cream Truck Driver (FUN!!!)
Dental assistant/office manager

Now...I tag 5 of the more prolific of my blogpals: Ma Beck, MOTL, Gem, Digi, and Angela M., because I know that they will find more far-reaching friends to tag and thus keep les bontemps roulez-ing!


DigiHairshirt said...

Good Lord! I will comply!

gemoftheocean said...

I've tagged you on movie meme.

DigiHairshirt said...

Kit, it is done!

swissmiss said...

Good luck on your "to do" list, especially #5. I've already started my spring cleaning and have done most of the closets, but the basement is a nightmare because it is full of baby things that need to be donated. I can't even get to the washer and dryer any more...which might come in handy as an excuse to get hubby to help get it picked up. If he wants clean underwear, then he has to help with the basement :)