Cheryll's Writing Journal

Musings, rants and ravings, plus gems of insight nobody wants to hear now that I've finally got them. Also neat stuff I found on the 'Net when I should have been updating this blog....

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Ooo-ooo, I've been tagged! (Thanks, Marvin)

Things You May or May Not Know About Me

A) Jobs I have had in my life:
  1. Caring for a neighbor's chickens
  2. Fast food sous-chef in a chicken place
  3. Proctor for college exams
  4. Office manager for architect
  5. Psych services counselor in the California prison system
  6. Counselor, adult learning skills, college level
  7. Assorted temp office
  8. Office manager, landscape architects
B) Movies I would watch over and over:
  1. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  2. Joseph
  3. Sahara
  4. Evolution
  5. Down Periscope
  6. Riverdance
C) Places I have lived:
  1. California
  2. Solomon Islands
  3. New Mexico
  4. Michigan
D) TV Shows that I watch:
  1. None. We turned it off in April 2007. Haven't missed it.
  2. News comes from NPR and 6 newspapers in 3 languages, online.
E) Some places I have been:
  1. Most of the USA
  2. Some of Canada
  3. Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua
  4. Airport stopovers in Hawaii, Figi, Paris, NY and Belize don't count
  5. Israel
F) People who e-mail me (regularly):
  1. Spammers warning me that my bank/eBay/PayPal account is closing unless I instantly tell them all my personal information.
  2. Spammers selling me fake watches, mortgages and pharma.
  3. Spammers offering enhancements of sexual organs I do not possess.
  4. Spammers talking about who knows what, because it is in Chinese. (Chinese? Why not Russian or Norwegian??)
  5. Spammers claiming to be classmates sending me an eCard. I remember my classmates, and they wouldn't be sending me anonymous eCards. Of course, seeing as I have made absolutely no effort to keep in touch with any of them over the years, it is possible that they no longer remember either my name or their own...we are all of us OLD, don't you know?
  6., whose unsubscribe button does not work and neither do emails. I will never, ever go to that site again. I never bid or bought anything!
  7. eBay, but I asked for those notices. Hoping I'll strike it rich one of these days...
  8. A handful of dear friends, and occasionally, one of the children.
G) Four of my favorite foods:
  1. Fresh fruit
  2. Home made pies
  3. Home made soups
  4. Fresh bread (bakery or home made)
  5. Tomatoes hot off the vine in my garden
H) Places I would rather be right now:
  1. None. It's summer. I love Spring, Summer and Fall in Ann Arbor.
  2. In winter: just about anywhere south of here that might have sunshine!
  3. There's been talk of retiring to somewhere else...but specifics aren't in evidence. New Zealand has been mentioned, also Solomon Islands (out towards Gizo), Hawaii and Saba (Netherlands Antilles). None are likely to happen anytime soon, because of all those boxes of papers that must be culled before leaving, LOL. Besides which, I notice they are all islands, and what with global warming melting the ice caps and raising ocean levels...I might have to learn to tread water! DH points out that those are also mostly volcanic islands....
I) Things I am looking forward to this year:
  1. Having space to spread out my stuff for the first time in 12 years of marriage. No more camping out of boxes!
  2. Having more time to work on my newsletter, blog and other writing projects, including two YA novels.
  3. Pulling out my knitting machines, and relearning after 12 years in storage -- or not. Could be, I'll just sell them on eBay.
  4. Getting back in shape and losing some fat I put on after moving to Midwest. Doing winter for the first time in 50 years, combined with menopause, appears to be a very broadening experience...

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