Almost a month ago, Blair tagged me to fill out a meme.
1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
Ten Years Ago was 1997. I was enrolled in a degree program at Washington University, studying for a teaching degree. This doesnâ€™t appear on my resume, but I didnâ€™t complete the degree. I was also employed at AG Edwards and Sons. A year later, they offered to pay for my training in an entirely new career that sounded interesting, and paid better than I imagined I could earn as a teacher. So I jumped at the chance.
2. What were you doing one year ago?
I was laid off from AG Edwards in 2002. It took me a year to find a new career. Iâ€™ve been doing the same thing since. Iâ€™m a beggar. Thatâ€™s right. I ask people for money. I tell them it goes to a good cause. The trick works. You do what you need to do.
3. What are five snacks you enjoy?
a. braunschweiger between two slices of cheese
b. beanie weenies
c. pepperoni pizza rolls
d. veal sticks
e. ham n beans
4. What are five songs you know the lyrics to?
a. Frosty the Snowman
b. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
c. Up on the House Top
d. Youâ€™re Getting Nothing For Christmas
e. Mele Kalikimaka
5. Five Things You Would Do If You Were A Millionaire
a. I would buy a Windows PC
b. I would buy a video camera
c. I would buy a chainsaw, an axe, and a box of matches
d. I would upload a video to YouTube
e. I would run for Congress on a very simple platform
6. Five Things Your Kids Have Taught You
Iâ€™m not a father, but I am an uncle.
a. Look cute when you ask for something
b. Temper tantrums rarely work
c. If you donâ€™t know something, ask questions
d. Sarcasm is an inherited trait
e. There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.
7. Five Things You Like To Do
a) Wine tasting
b) Type on my computer and watch as letters hit the page, join forces with each other, forming words, sentences, thoughts, and ideas.
e) Fill out memes
8. Five Things You Would Never Wear
Those who have seen some of the things Iâ€™ve worn â€“ with very little persuasion needed â€“ might think this was an empty list. But I came up with five.
a. Nazi uniform
b. Any jewelry which would require me to pierce any body part below my nipples.
c. Or above them.
d. A banana
9. Five Favorite Toys
a. Mr. Cuddles
b. Peggy the Pig
c. Charlie in the Box
d. Windup Mouse
e. Dizzy Top
10. Five Things You Hate To Do
a. throw anything away
b. admit Iâ€™m wrong
c. do the dishes
d. tell people things that arenâ€™t true
e. mislead people
(Though none of these four should feel obliged if they feel the meme doesn’t fit well with their blog.)