Thursday, June 12, 2008

I've been tagged

The Rules:
1. Post the rules of the game at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 3 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read the player’s blog.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.


What were you doing five years ago?
It was five years ago that I signed up to try selling on eBay. I had gone to an auction with Robb and lost my head bidding on a dishpan full of antique silverplate flatware. I won the auction for 12 dollars and then thought..."what the heck am I gonna do with these?" Since Vin was 2 and Mattie was 3, I still had a couple of free hours in the afternoon while they napped...and thus it all began. My first sale was a metal thermos for 99 cents. I borrowed the digital camera from church which held 8 pictures.

What are five things on your to-do list for today?
1. Start a mosaic I've been thinking about for months
2. Leave feedback on ebay- a month behind- CHECK!
3. Vacuum the pool
4. Call mom
5. Go out with Jaye T for dessert.

What are five snacks you enjoy?
1. Bag of popcorn and a glass of red wine

2. Bag of popcorn and peanut M&Ms

3. Doritos and cottage cheese

4. String cheese

5. Robb's fresh peach salsa!

What are five things you would do if you were a billionaire?
1. Turn the house in Michigan into some kind of shelter for people on the verge of losing what they have.

2. Obliterate our debt and everyone else we know

3. Go on staff at Vintage full time.

4. Adopt a village in Africa

5. Set up a foundation to help families pay for autism/related therapies

What are five of your bad habits?
1. procrastinating

2. stock-piling things I'll use "someday."

3. getting lost in blogging instead of doing something productive

4. being a workaholic

5. staying home too much and too long to remain productive

What are five places where you have lived?
1. PA- western and eastern (whoo hoo Scranton!)

2. New York City

3. Foxboro, MA

4. Michigan

5. Arkansas

What are five jobs you’ve had?

1. Christmas Tree sales-girl

2. Telemarketer to the Amish

3. Girl Friday to Dr. Rembert Byrd Carter, M.Div., PH.D.

4. 4th Grade Teacher

5. Church secretary

I Tag:
Ron, Shadenfruedette, and start blogging again girl!


tammi said...

doritos and cottage cheese...together?? yuck!

Telemarketer to the AMISH?? Do tell us about that one...

H said...

Ok, ok, I did it... go read it.

ness said...

hey, don't knock it until you try it! Cottage cheese is low-fat, right? so that's the way to make your Dorito consumption low fat : ) It's also good if you also pile on alittle sloppy-joe meat. A kind of bizzaro nacho thing.

Ah yes, bless the Amish...can't have telephones in their houses, but CAN have them in their outhouse, corn-crib, or barn. Also, not allowed to drive their buggies down-town for fear of spooking horses. So my job, (age 15) was ...
ring ring
"Hello, this is Vanessa at Meadville Farm and Garden
(what kind of English name is Vanessa, they wonder)
and I was wondering if you folks needed a delivery of horse feed or anything else today?"

If they picked it up right away, you knew the outhouse was occupied!

aem said...

yeah, your snack choices are um, "inspired". thanks for tagging me :) i needed a distraction at work...

Mini Me's Room said...

ok actually the sloppy joe thing is tasty...don't ask me how I know that ;)

gerbmom said...

ha ha....
I love ANY KIND of chips with cottage cheese. I thought I was the only person who did this!

BTW, my hubby grew up in an Amish community with many Mennonite relatives. His dad "hauled" Amish after he retired from his real job. I always had to laugh, they could ride in a car, but could not own or drive one....
but yeah, we have lots of Amish stories.... :)

Ron said...

ok miss smarty pantz, you're tag is coming in tomorrow's blog...

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