Friday, June 13, 2008

Tag, I'm it!

How excited am I? I have received my first "tag"! A new bloggy friend, Lipstick at the Mailbox, sent this to me. In the fun world of blogging, I have seen lots of these little things (also sometimes called a meme which I'm not quite sure how to pronounce - I think it's supposed to sound like Me Me, as in "it's all about me"). They're great because you learn interested new things about the people whose blogs you read. So thank you, Lipstick, for wanting to learn more about me!

(Post rules at the beginning of the post. Answer all the questions. Tag 6 people, go to their blog and leave a comment to inform them that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.)

1. What were you doing ten years ago?
I had graduated from Ithaca College a year before, and was well into working for my father's company, as a senior account manager. The company is a distributor of promotional items (anything with a logo on it), and I was managing several programs for the former Fleet (and now Bank of America) Bank. The job was high stress - we were their contracted vendor at the time for all promotional products company-wide, which involved warehousing and fulfillment of several programs worth of merchandise as well as handling all custom orders. I loved my job (not the stress of it, but everything that I did), and loved working with my dad and aunt (also a part-owner of the company) every day. I was also about 3 months into dating Hubby. I was as happy as could be in the early stages of a relationship you can pretty much only describe as euphoria - the being wined and dined, talking for hours at a time about our pasts, present, and future, kissing and cuddling for hours at a time, butterflies in my stomach, feeling like I never wanted him to leave, even though I knew I'd see him the next day. Basically, falling completely in love and knowing that this was the man I wanted to spend my life with. Lucky for me, he felt the same way ;)

2. What are five things on your to-do list today?
Well, it's 9:2oPM so most of them have already been done, but here they are. 1- Go to physical therapy 2-finish getting my Fathers Day cards for my dad, FIL, and cards from MH to her Poppy and Papa J. I was actually way ahead of the game and bought cards for Hubby and Daddy ages ago - go me! 3- Purchase a pair of FitFlops to bring to my neurosurgery appointment on Monday. They are supposed to be great for lower back problems, but they also supposedly help work your leg muscles by providing a slightly unstable walking surface, so I want to make sure my doc approves of my wearing them. 4- Get this blog entry done. 5 - make a birthday card (I do rubber stamping) for a friend - looks like that one is getting pushed off till tomorrow since I'm in excruciating pain today and needed to take lots of drugs, hence a very long nap.

3. Snacks you enjoy? chips and dip, chips and guacamole, popcorn (really, kettle corn), fresh fruit, edamame, hummus and pita, ice cream, and pretty much anything chocolate, cakey, gooey, and desserty. I have a MAJOR sweet tooth and am on a huge cupcake kick these days.

4. Places you've lived: Rhode Island, Ithaca, NY, LA (4 month college program), back home and settled in RI.

5. What are 5 things you would do if you were a billionaire? 1- pay off my mortage and all bills and start designing/building my dream house. 2- share the wealth with my family. 3- Donate money to EVERY charity I wish I had the money to give to now. 4- Invest for our future 5 - find a doctor who could go POOF! and take away all of my back pain. Or at least have fabulous massage therapists and other things to help the pain at the ready!

6. People you want to know more about? My two grandfathers, who passed away when I was much younger, my own parents, MH, new real-life friends (you can't ever have too many!), new bloggy friends!

This was fun! Now I tag (and I'm sorry if you've already done this):

Absolutely Bananas
Memoirs of the Shoe Obsessed
Because Wendi Said So!
The Story of a Little Man Named Lincoln
Ladybug's Picnic

This was fun - I look forward to learning more about each and every one of you!

5 Fabulous Replies:

Wendi said...

Great answers!
I love these little "speed dating" sessions...don't you?
Thanks for the tag.
I already posted this one.
You can read it here:

Hope that counts.
Oh...I just learned last month that meme rhymes with theme.
Who knew?
I thought the same as you...
me! me! me!

Happy Father's Day weekend!

Marla said...

guess what else we have in common? I'm an account manager for BIC Graphic USA - Maybe you know Jackie or Steve Riley... not sure when you stopped doing that. Crazy what a small world it is :)

McMommy said...

Oh, don't you just love a meme?! I love learning more about my bloggeritaville friends!

Debbie said...

Hi. Came over from Elaine's. It's nice to learn these tidbits about you.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am honestly addicted to chips and salsa. I could eat some of it everyday. I used to make my own salsa, but it takes time I don't have. So my new favorite salsa is Herdez. Yummy!
Over from Elaine's