Playing along

I checked my Google Reader over the weekend only to find that Adrienne of Knit and Run had tagged me with a meme. I’ve actually never done one of these before (although I totally loved the book in which I first encountered this term several years ago: Neal Stephenson‘s novel Snow Crash…but then again I am an anthropology/archeaology geek and also love inferences to ancient goddess-worshipping cultures…and Inanna is my main lady, so to speak), but I’m going to give it a try. As memes go, this one seems pretty low impact: not a lot of time or explanations involved. So, let’s go!

The rules are posted at the beginning. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

The requisite to tag 6 other people is kind of hard for me. I sort of feel guilty tagging people; it seems like so much pressure! So, I’m going to sort of cop out and say: if you’re reading this and haven’t done it already, consider yourself tagged! 

  1. What was I doing 10 years ago? Let’s see…I had been married not quite a year, had just completed a great honeymoon in Costa Rica, was finishing up my year of service in Americorps/Vista and starting to look for a new job, and was prepping to start graduate school. Looking back: wow, that was quite a bit to take on in one year!
  2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today, not in any particular order?  Well, the day is nearly over and here’s what I can confirm happened: worked out with the trainer at the gym; telecommuted to put in a full day’s work; went to the allergist for the final round of allergy tests and another (number 5 of 10…halfway there!) B-12 shot; prepped and cooked a roast for dinner (roasted rabbit, yum!); cleaned up most of the dinner dishes. Geez, quite an exciting day, eh?
  3. Snacks I enjoy. Nuts, dried fruit, cheese, and plain, air-popped popcorn.
  4. Places I’ve lived. Whoa, this could be long list if I noted every housing option and location! Let’s see: various south suburbs of Chicago; Toronto, Canada; and Chicago. I’ve lived in apartments, condos, and houses.
  5. Things I would do if I were a billionaire. Travel the world. Develop my writing skills. Learn more self-sufficiency skills (like cheese-making, food preservation, basic carpentry, etc). Give away lots of money to charitable causes and teach others what I’ve learned. Live life on my timetable and conditions, as much as possible (barring natural disasters).

Well, let’s see where this goes, eh?

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