November 13, 2009

Tag! I'm it!

I have been tagged by my friend Anita! I haven't filled out a survey in what feels like ages (but has probably, more realistically, been maybe a year), but here goes!

1) What were you doing 10 years ago?

10 years ago, I was a senior in high school. I had to consult my journals from that era (See, mom? There is a reason to keep all my old journals! hah!) to find out what was going on back then (and boy, what a trip down memory lane that was!) In November of 1999, I went to Ohio to visit Kenyon and Denison Universities (totally fell in love with Kenyon until I visited ASU, at which point the gorgeous weather became way more important than the school itself.....but hey! At least I admit it!) and I travelled with my HS sweetheart and a whole gaggle of our friends, (and the entire HS marching band) to Orlando to march at Disney World! Basically, I was having a total blast 10 years ago, in ways that high school seniors should be having a blast.

2) What five things are on your to-do list for today?

Well, today is almost over, but I'll list them off anyways.
A) Do laundry! *Check!*
B) Put glitter on the pretty snowball ornaments I started last night *Check!*
C) Bake dismembered Friday the 13th cookies *No Check....what with Audia waking up late and a surprise play date with N and A, alas, I did not have time to bake my cookies.*
D) Edit photos from my shoot this past weekend to put up on my ECB site *Not checked. I will do this tomorrow, though!*
E) Watch a scary movie in honor of Friday the 13th. *This will happen. Audia's not in bed yet though, so it will be a while yet.*

3) Snacks you enjoy:

Hmmm. I'm not a huge snacker, admittedly. But I do like Planters dry roasted peanuts, pistachios, warm, roasted hazelnuts, sunflower seeds.......I'm a big nut lover, I guess! LOL. I also like occasional Cheetos and cheddar popcorn. And buttered popcorn at the movies :-)

4). Places you've lived:

I grew up in South Minneapolis, which I loved. Spent 6 months of 5th grade living in Stockholm, Sweden, which was one of the most amazing experiences of my life; it is a HUGE part of who I am today, without a doubt. My teenage years were spent in Edina, MN (aka the bubble), and from age 18 through age 26, I lived in various parts of Phoenix, AZ. We're back in Edina for the time being, but I am totally open to living in various parts of the Twin Cities, as well as moving to Toronto or Stockholm.

5). What are five things you would do if you were a billionaire?

Gosh, wouldn't that be nice? LOL. Let's see...
A) I would pay off all of our debts, as well as any debts our immediate family members may have.
B) I'd buy us a house.
C) I'd put away enough money to ensure we, our parents, and our kids will have a full education, if wanted, and a secure retirement.
D) I'd purchase a cabin near Chris' family cabin and pay for any repairs or upgrades needed at the family cottage.
E) I'd put away a good amount to be donated anonymously throughout the years to various charities and people who may need it. More so families than charities, honestly, because I think it is easier to gauge the level of need and whether or not your money is going to be spent wisely when it comes to individuals than when it comes to organizations.

So, time to pass the ball! I'm going to tag my friends Janice and Sarah, both of whom I am sure are way too busy for such shinanigans, but who I hope will partake in the fun regardless :-)