Friday, September 02, 2005

...Blog Tag?

Remember Freeze Tag and TV Tag? Fresh from the inner city blog playground: Blog Tag! Thanks to Luke for tagging me and giving me something to do on a wonderfully lazy Friday night.

About a month ago, I filled out a portion of this thing which I now know is called a Meme... so with Luke's permission, I'm only going to fill out the parts I skipped before. I added a couple questions to the end, too.


Ten years ago

To read about what I was doing ten years ago, click here.

Five years ago
To read about what I was doing five years ago, click here.

One year ago
To read about what I was doing one year ago, click here.

Crappy day at work... stayed at work late Wednesday night so I was pretty out of it on Thursday. Was busy all day, but didn't accomplish anything from my own To-Do List. Thanks to my discussion with Frema tonight, this little problem will not happen again. Thanks, Frema!

Finishing up a couple of things at work, then heading to my parents' house for the weekend.

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. Almonds
2. Crackers (Townhouse or Club)
3. Pistachios
4. Those little pastel colored, melt-in-your-mouth mints
5. Strawberry Twizzlers

I know most of the lyrics of these five bands/artists:
1. Pearl Jam
2. Dave Matthews Band
3. Counting Crows
4. Matchbox 20
5. Elton John

Five things I'd do with a million dollars:
1. Split it up among a few charities (Miss America answer, I know... but seriously.)
2. Take care of my mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa
3. Start a trust fund or something in case I have kids someday
4. Hire Elton John to play at my wedding
5. Pay off school loans

Five places I'd run away to:
1. Ireland
2. Almost anywhere in Canada
3. Seattle
4. London
5. Italy (Venice)

Five bad habits I have:
1. Biting my nails/cuticles
2. Closing myself off when I'm upset, overworked, angry, sad, et cetera
3. Laughing too long and too loudly at a joke
4. Getting drunk and making sure everyone knows about it ("Heyyyyyy, Steve!!! I'm drunk. Did you know that?")
5. Watching sad movies even though I know I'll just cry for hours and get depressed

Five things I like doing:
1. Watching sad movies even though I know I'll just cry for hours and get depressed
2. Writing
3. Reading
4. Daydreaming
5. Listening to live music

Five things I wouldn't wear:
1. A scrunchie
2. Those boots that come up to your knees
3. Those boots that have fur on them... Muks or something like that.
4. Tapered leg jeans
5. A pinky ring

Five TV shows I love:
1. Sex and the City (may she rest in peace)
2. Law and Order (the original and SVU)
3. Friends
4. The Simpsons
5. 24

Five movies I love:
1. Steel Magnolias
2. Tommy Boy
3. The Royal Tennenbaums
4. Signs
5. My Best Friend's Wedding

Five famous people I'd like to meet:
1. Sarah Jessica Parker
2. Sarah Jessica Parker's hair stylist
3. Elton John
4. Adam Duritz
5. Billy Collins

Five favorite toys:
1. My desk mascot: wind-up Gary (from Spongebob Squarepants)
2. My laptop
3. Lighters
4. Martini shaker
5. Magna Doodle


You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451. Which book do you want to be:
"Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs.... Don't give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy." - Beatty

From the mouth of the captain himself. I think I'd definitely want to be something trivial... maybe a copy of Cosmo Kramer's "Coffee Table Book." The one that has pop-out legs that allow the book to turn into a coffee table itself, of course.

(To anyone who doesn't get this question because you haven't read Farenheit: READ IT. It's amazing. Or at least Spark-Note it.)

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Oh yes. Let's see.... there's Holden Caulfield, Nick Carraway, Rhett Butler, Paul Edgecomb.... I think those are the only ones I'm willing to admit to.

The last book you bought is:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I probably won't start reading it anytime soon, though. (This is another post in itself.)

The last book you read:
The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank

What are you currently reading?
Love by Toni Morrison

Five books you would take to a deserted island:
1. The Idiots Guide to Escaping from Deserted Islands
2. Anything by Billy Collins
3. Lord of the Flies, William Golding
4. The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery
5. The Gift of Peace, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin


I tag............................. Melanie! You're it!


Frema said...

You know, if you do hire Elton John to sing at your wedding, that's the only thing you'll be able to pay for on your list. Not that it wouldn't be worth it, I'm just saying.

Luke said...

Those little pastel colored, melt-in-your-mouth mints are actually called buttermints, in case you ever want to buy them yourself.

But I don't know why you would, since they are free from the candy dishes of hostess stations and reception desks everywhere.

Phil said...

Lord of the Flies? Isn't that a pretty creepy book to have to read while you're stuck on a deserted island?

Steve said...

And I don't know if announcing to the world that you’re drunk is a bad habit. . . . It is like being the ring leader at the Circus letting everybody know that the show is about to begin!

Becky said...

Phil - creepy, yes, but beneficial, also. How else will I know what to do if a plane full of boys crashes on my island and they try to control everything with a conch shell, only to end up killing one another after they realize they can't peacefully coincide? That book could come in mighty handy.

Steve - I have nothing to say to you. ;)

Anonymous said...

Five times you didn't post on your blog:
1. Today
2. Yesterday
3. The day before
4. The day before that
5. The day before that

Becky said...

Very funny, Anon. :)

Keep checking - this week will mark the beginning of regular posts once again.

I promise.

Melanie said...

You tagged me and I didn't even realize it?! WHERE HAVE I BEEN : )