Friday, May 30, 2008


Claire at tagged me for my very first meme.

1) What was I doing 10 years ago:

Ten years ago – I had just finished graduate school and gotten my current job and we had just bought this house and moved in. In other words, after 15 years of taking turns working towards our future (going to school, being somewhat poor, etc.), we were finally settling in to experience the life that we had been working towards. Know what? It was worth it! :)

2.) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):

Well, I’m off work today, so it’s going to be a pretty nice day:
Work on my pink dress!
Prepare for Sunday’s sewing lesson
Go shopping at JoAnn’s for some supplies
Pick up around the house
Buy summer shoes
Get hair cut

3) Snacks I enjoy:

Ahhh... Where to begin? Dark chocolate tops the long list of sweets that I love. And the sweets compete with salty snacks like popcorn and potato chips. Wish I could list healthy stuff. And, speaking of wishes…

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Truthfully, I don’t think our personal lifestyles would change that much – we are really happy. It would just be nice to be able to maintain this lifestyle without having to work! ;)

(Well, one exception - we would probably do more traveling.)

And it would give me great joy to be able to use that money to help make other people’s lives better. Although, I’d probably have to learn how to do that “right”. My tendency is to just do and give as much as I can think of and afford. Logically I know that sometimes just flooding people with money and things isn’t really the help that they need. I like the approach of Habitat for Humanity, and would have to find a way to incorporate something like that into my giving.

5) Places I have lived:

After short stints in Connecticut and Illinois, I basically grew up in Ohio. My DH and I spent our first 4 years of married life in Illinois (same town as my first time around!), and have been in Florida now for 21 years.

6.) Jobs I have had:

Summer camp counselor at a school for mentally handicapped children; instructor, programmer and technical support in the micro-computer industry (back when they were called micro-computers!); research assistant & teaching assistant in graduate school; visiting assistant professor; research psychologist for the Department of the Navy.

7.) 6 peeps I wanna know more about (in no particular order):

Okay, I’ve tried to find some folks who haven’t been tagged yet (or, at least, haven’t posted this meme yet!):

Hopefully everyone enjoys this sort of thing, but please don’t feel obligated to respond if you don’t.

Thanks, Claire! :)

PS – please don’t check my counting too closely…


Donna Hodgson said...


Thanks for tagging me. I'll play, but it will have to wait until tomorrow. Work today and I can't access my blog! :(
Take care,

Emily said...

Thanks Gwen! I'll play soon... I just got a pile of work dumped on me, and I'm going to be gone for the weekend, so it may have to wait until next week. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Gwen- I'll play. this is a nice meme because you get to know more interesting facts bout people!

Meg said...

Yes, Gwen, thanks for tagging me and I will post something soon. I agree, it is fun to learn more about each other.

Claire said...

I'm happy Bonnie tagged me as I'm enjoying learning something about everyone.
Gwen, thanks for playing.

Christina said...

I haven't forgotten about the meme... I have about half of the post written, just need to finish and post when I'm home later.