What were you doing five years ago?
In May 2003 we had just happily celebrated our two year wedding anniversary. I was one year into my master's degree program (which ended up taking me four years). I was biding my time at a placeholder job that was marginally better than the one I had burnt out on, but still not what I wanted long-term. I lived in a gorgeous town in the foothills of Los Angeles and thought we'd find a way to stay there forever, despite soaring housing costs.
What are five things on your to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?
- Pot the rest of the summer flowers on the deck
- Write some delinquent thank-you notes for baby gifts
- Clean the house
- Enjoy the first popsicles of the season with Puppy and T
- Have dinner at my parents' house
- Salt and vinegar potato chips
- Coffee in myriad forms (is that a snack?)
- Travel leisurely, extensively and purposefully
- Set up an endowment for the West African school I love so they'd never need to worry about funding again, then figure out the rest of our giving
- Buy dwellings for our siblings and Ms B
- Move to a bigger, more culturally diverse city
- Put an open records initiative on the ballot in California
- Staying up too late without being productive
- Procrastinating (I'm suddenly wondering if #1 is a form of procrastination?)
- Freaking out about menu prices when we go out to eat
- Having a potty mouth (although I seem to have a block when it comes to swearing in writing, so you'll probably never witness it)
- New England
- Pacific Northwest
- a tiny city in Los Angeles County
- a medium-sized city in Los Angeles County
- a giant city in Los Angeles County
- food server at a retirement home
- telemarketer for a pest removal company (I only lasted three days and was still asked out twice by the skeevy supervisor)
- doing background research on major donors for a college's development office
- teaching assistant for ancient Greek course
- writing tutor
* As much as I adore Google Reader, I realized I'm no longer discovering new(-to-me) blogs by following the rabbit trail of people's blogrolls. Reader's "Discover" feature just doesn't really get me. Love the convenience, miss the connections.