Thursday, September 29, 2005

Me, Me, Me and More About Me

Tagged by Jim, I respond...

10 Years Ago:Second year of teaching. I was teaching Drama at my alma mater and was working to build a program after the school’s reopening. We barely got two shows up that year but I managed to have a kid qualify for State in monologue. Took 70 kids to KC Worlds of Fun for an insane afterprom. Although I was just sure I would soon get an MFA and be a “real live director”, I couldn’t see my life changing at all.

5 Years Ago:Third year at my present school. Took my first hardcore computer class for teachers. After a very rough couple of years, finally started reaching out and making friends at work.

1 Year Ago:Plan to increase mojo by 30% going swimmingly. First date in who knows how many years. Had just met blogfriends in real life for the first time .

Yesterday:Lovely evening with Billy Joel’s Movin’ Out, a bottle of wine, and friends. Car blew a tire on the way home. Temporarily stranded in an unsavory area, was nearly confronted by a man violently waving a stick and yelling “fuck” with no context and at no one in particular. Realized that although disabled dad isn’t much physical help, his presence in the face of a fuck-yelling stick waver is most comforting.

5 Snacks I Enjoy:Popcorn, dark chocolate, ice cream, cheese, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies


5 Songs I Know All the Words To:
”Have You Never Been Mellow” by Olivia Newton John
Every Invitation Hymn in the 1975 Baptist Hymnal
“Tempted” by Squeeze
My High School fight song
The first four Indigo Girl albums. All the songs.

5 Things I’d Do with 100 Million Dollars:
Give
Set up comfortable lives for myself and my family
Invest
Travel
Get some sort of advanced degree

5 Places I’d Run Away To:
Ashville, NC
McCarty Porch
1988
London
Funkytown

5 Things I’d Never Wear:
Rocky Jeans
Ropers
Tube Top
Olympic Gold Medal
Fubu

5 Favorite TV Shows:
King Of The Hill
My Name Is Earl
The Biggest Loser
Mary Tyler Moore
Old, NBC Letterman

5 Biggest Joys:
Seeing a life begin to find purpose
Sleep
Old Friends
A good story
Forgiveness

5 Favorite Toys:
This laptop I’m typing on
Whatever Knitting needles I am using
The Yarn that goes with it
A really good pen
Other People’s Children

5 Fine Folks Who Can Now Consider Themselves Tagged:
Karina
Cheryl
Susan
And…I dunno, you. Yes, you. Have fun.

6 comments:

Susan said...

The 'fuck-yelling stick waver' cracked me up.

I will do my best with this tag, Ms. Educat.

Tim Sean said...

Asheville, hunh? Shoulda figured. I luuuv that place. In fact, I wrote a sappy song about it that you can listen to if you want. It's found here:

http://www.garageband.com/song?|pe1|S8LTM0LdsaSkaFCyY2w

McSwain said...

"Fuck-yelling stick waver" is my favorite line of the day. Creates quite a visual. This is a fun tag-- I'll have to get to it after a few days.

I love that you'd escape to 1988!

Greek Shadow said...

Every invitation song in the 1975 Baptist Hymnal LOL. I wish churches would go back to using that hymnal or any hymnal for that matter instead of the cotton candy, insipid, mindless, meaningless drivel of praise choruses on a powerpoint presentation.

Another English Teacher said...

I literally laughed out loud when I read: Favorite Toy--other people's children!

P.S. Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Aw, you can run away to our porch anytime, friend. Any time.
Kristen