Saturday, June 23, 2007

Matt poked me

I was tagged for the following meme by Matt from In the Air. Matt is an unbelievably cool kid. I didn't know you could get that cool in 10 short years on the planet--blows my mind. He is in the middle of a big project right now, interviewing 100 people for a book he's putting together. Check out his site and read a few interviews.

What were you doing 10 years ago?

Hmm...10 years ago this summer I was working at Bob's Greenhouse--watering, planting, weeding, and flirting (albeit, not very well) with Bob's older son. I'm not as good with plants as I used to be, but I'm much better at flirting.

What were you doing 1 year ago?

I was working at a breast cancer screening program for low-income women during the day and trying not to sweat to death in my un-air-conditioned (is that a word?) apartment at night.

5 snacks you enjoy:
salt and vinegar chips with good beer
chocolate milkshakes

5 songs that you know all the lyrics to:
Itsy-bitsy spider by someone who was really into spiders
What can I say, I used to babysit.

Thunder Road
by Bruce Springsteen
I have a bit of a crush on Bruce...The screen door slams, Mary's dress waves...

by Carole King
This was the first record I found when I dug out my mom's high school collection. I used to listen to it all the time...Once amid the soft silver sadness in the sky, There came a man of fortune; A drifter passing by...

Hot Legs
by Rod Stewart
I got into a little trouble when I taught my little sister this song and then she sang it (at church)...Who's that knocking on my door, it's gotta be a quarter to four...

by Blues Traveler
This song was stuck in my head the other day. It seemed sort of out of the blue because I haven't heard it since high school...Suck it in, Suck it in, Suck it in, If you're Rin Tin Tin or Anne Boleyn...

5 things you would do if you were a millionaire:
This is fun to think about because, right now, I literally have $33 to my name (and I have to spend that on gas).

The first thing I'd do is go to the grocery and buy a couple avocados. I've been craving them ever since the snacks question.

I'd buy formula for the waitress at Panera.
A little explanation...There is a very young waitress at the Panera Bread Cafe where I study, and she just had a baby. The other day, I saw her for the first time since she had her daughter; and I asked her how things were going. She told me that she works very long hours to try to provide for her, so she's not home enough to breastfeed anymore. Her daughter has an allergy, though, and can only drink special formula, which is extremely expensive. She worries about how she is going to pay for it and feels sort of stuck--working hard, but still really struggling to take care of her baby. I was having lunch with my mom, and I said, "You know, it's times like this when I really wish I was making some money..."

I'd go to the k.d. lang and Lyle Lovett concert.

A few people from school asked me to join them on a trip to Sudan over winter break. I'm not sure I'll be able to afford to go, but if I had a million, I'd definitely make the trip.

I'd buy some of the things on my little wish list--mostly books and music.

5 bad habits:
I dirty every dish in the house every single day. I'm not sure how, because I don't eat that much.
I forget people's birthdays.
I'm usually running 5 minutes late.
I leave my closet door open.
I chew on my pen when I'm studying (gross!).

5 things you like to do:
Read music, to other people, to the thoughts in my head.

5 things you would never wear again:
a fanny pack
pegged jeans
a sweater dress
short shorts
long hair

5 favorite toys:
I don't think I have 5.
Hmm...let's just say...


Maria said...

Oh, sweetie...

Tapestry by Carole King has gotten me through some really hard times. I love it so much. Thanks for causing that song to wash all over me again. And you guessed it, I started BAWLING. Well, not bawling...but teared up but good.

And the story about the Panera waitress almost made me want to weep too. Her story is a so common. And it makes me so angry. We live in a country with so much wealth that we have snow spas in Las Vegas. Can't we find some way to help this woman? It is always the working poor that suffer the most.

Mostly, I just smiled at all your answers. I love how you think.

How's The Heart is a Lonely Hunter coming?

Anonymous said...

Great Meme responses Terroni!

% things you would never wear again:

(P grinning wickedly)

I won't be wearing "Jelly shoes" again any lifetime soon either!

Terroni said...

M~ I'm glad I make you smile.
I hope to finish the book tonight. I was a little distracted for a few days and didn't get much reading done.

P~ And now I'm grinning wickedly thinking of my own list...

Sassy Sundry said...

My mom used to play Tapestry to me when I was a baby. It's the most comforting record ever.

That story about the Panera waitress just ifuriates me. We really need living wages and flexible schedules here.

As for your bad habits, well, we share some. Isn't pen-chewing disgusting?

Sassy Sundry said...

Oh, and sweater dresses were made by Satan.

Terroni said...

Definitely Satan.
No one looks good in those things.

Chewing on a pen while wearing a sweater dress--it's the most disgusting thing I can imagine.

Carrie said...

How thoughtful of you to think of the waitress. There should be more people in the world like you.

CS said...

I was just listeinging to Tapestry as I was driving to Georgia this weekend - it reminds me of high school.
Did you notice the first three of your food items end in o?

Robyn said...

I LOVE Lyle Lovett.

Terroni said...

I LOVE kd lang.