I got tagged! I’m so excited! It is just like that time in grade 7 when I got PICKED for soccer at lunch time and wasn’t just the last one left over after everyone else got picked. Not that it was a significant event for me. No, not at all. I just happen to remember it even though it happened over 20 years ago…
So anyway, back to the excitement: I got tagged! Leah at use your hands tagged me with this meme. Yay! I’m a real blogger!
TEN YEARS AGO: I was just back from Germany where I had worked in a boarding school for 2 years. I decided to go back to finish up my degree at Bible College and was in school as a student for the first time in 5 1/2 years. Scary scary stuff. However, I discovered that time off from school did wonders for my attention span and my desire to learn. I was living in a "quad" dorm room (2 bedrooms with one bathroom, a sitting area and a kitchen) with 3 other students who were considered "mature" by the college. So much fun. One of those roommates was Cobi, who is now one of my very best friends. (the one with the twins)
FIVE YEARS AGO: I was working at a boarding school in Pakistan. I had finished one semester at the school and was starting on the fall semester of what would turn out to be the best and hardest year there. I had 13 girls in my department (Senior High Girls -- I was their houseparent, sort of a big sister, aunt, authority thing. Think Mrs. Garrett, but without the gigantic hair...). That fall also saw me on a trip to Hunza with a group of staff from the school. On that trip, which was a blast overall, I went on a hike to a glacier and almost never came out of the valley. fun times. I'll tell you about it some day.
ONE YEAR AGO: I was out of work, searching desperately for something, anything... I was about to begin on the crazy "crochet an afghan for each nephew and niece" plan. Good times. (I started my job in November 2004. whew)
FIVE SNACKS: Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chip cookies; pakoras (deep fried batter with vegetables and spices. drool); those "Hint of Lime" corn chips; popcorn; chocolate anything (almost. i don't like chocolate and mint together for some reason)
FIVE SONGS I KNOW ALL THE WORDS TO: "Fast as You Can" by Fiona Apple; "Hand in My Pocket" Alanis Morrisette; "Monkey Wrench" Foo Fighters; (um... is it weird that while I know the words to songs when they come on the radio i can't for the life of me remember names of the songs? ) "Small Town" Pearl Jam; "In the Road" Weeping Tile
FIVE THINGS I WOULD DO WITH $100 MILLION: pay off all of my bills; set up trust funds for my nephews and nieces; pay my mom back for everything she's helped me with; do relief or mission work without burdening anyone else; have a place to live that had a HUGE work space so I could do all of the millions of crafty things that pop into my head. (oh, and buy yarn, but that's a given)
FIVE PLACES TO RUN AWAY TO: Italy. Germany. someplace warm, with beaches and good food and no snakes. That's only 3 right. um... I've always wanted to go to Africa, but i don't know if it would be running away really. I would love to see Central and South America too. That's probably more than 5 places.
FIVE THINGS I WOULD NEVER WEAR: Big logos (any logos actually); pink; tight, revealling clothing; frilly floofy clothing. ridiculous shoes (sorry all you shoe lovers. i just can't do it.)
FIVE FAVORITE TV SHOWS: CSI (like 'em all but the original is the best); Amazing Race (not too sure about the family version though); Friends; The Office; Football (not really a "show" but it's on TV and I watch it).
FIVE BIGGEST JOYS:My nephews and nieces (counting Cobi's kids as honorary niece and nephew); yarn; Giving someone something they don't expect and having them love it; being appreciated; getting lost in the music when i'm playing/singing by myself or with others.
FAVORITE TOYS:Yarn and needles, of course; my sewing machine; my guitar...
PEOPLE TO PASS THIS ON TO:Hmm... let's see here. This is why I don't have a "blogs i read" section on the side! i don't want to miss someone really interesting... if you're reading this and i didn't list you and you want to join in, answer the questions and let me know. (I realize this is probably terrible blog etiquette, but what do i know??)
Kimberly at The Giving Flower
I was going to tag Agnes at Knitting in the Valley but she's already been tagged...
Steph at Craftoholic
and Shelby at Shelby's Shelf