Friday, July 08, 2005

Good things come in fives. Let's just go with that.

Ok, you asked for it -- more info about me. What? You didn't ask for it? Well, sorry, but I got tagged by Cheryl and as I secretly love these sort of games, here we go.

Ten years ago: I was the “watering girl” at a flower nursery and my only concern besides getting a tan was what color theme I was going with to decorate my dorm room for my sophomore year at Colorado State. Or maybe I was hopped up on codeine watching every movie starring Chris O’Donnell that my mom could find because I had my wisdom teeth taken out.

Five years ago: I was getting ready for my seventh and final year of college (and yet, not a doctor) and probably drinking too much because I cannot remember what I was doing. Wait – I was working at a graphic design firm. Yes. And finishing up my time as the Features Editor of my college paper.

One year ago: I was miserable at my job and bummed because I was back from both Juarez and camp. However, it was also great because I had just moved into my condo that I BOUGHT and I was making it look pretty.

Yesterday: I was laying on a chaise lounge in the backyard of Sally & Joe’s house, drinking wine and listening to the breeze rustle through the huge cottonwoods. I love their yard and even though I hate cottonwoods for allergy reasons, I hope they always stay there because I love that sound.

Today: I’m alone at work, using someone else’s computer because my keyboard is having issues. I’m going shopping later. Clearly, it’s a typical day at the office.

Tomorrow: I’m leaving in the morning with 15 kids to drive to Montana for camp. A week of fun and games and campfires, all in the most beautiful place ever. Oh don’t worry – there will be pictures.

Five snacks I enjoy: Cheez-its, shrimp with extra spicy cocktail sauce, Twizzlers, dried cherries, sharp cheddar cheese with multi-grain wheat thins

Five bands that I know the lyrics of MOST of their songs: Indigo Girls, Dave Matthews, Sting, Barenaked Ladies, Depeche Mode

Five things I would do with $100,000,000: I’m going to go with one thing, and that would be SPEND IT. I’d like to say I’d be responsible with it, but that would be a lie. Actually, I’d pay all my bills and put some in savings, and THEN spend the rest. I mean, I’d give it to charity.

Five locations I’d like to run away to: Hawaii, Australia, Bonita Bay Florida, Winter Park Colorado, Napa Valley

Five bad habits I have: Leaving clothes and shoes wherever I take them off, getting pissed at people who I feel should not be on MY roads, interrupting, being late a lot, saying the first thing that comes to my head sometimes

Five things I like doing: Hanging out with my friends and family, watching t.v. or reading, going on FUN trips, being affectionate, sleeping late

Five things I would never wear: Tapered leg jeans, a thong bikini, any animal print, two different patterns together (i.e. plaid and stripes), powder blue eyeshadow

Five TV shows I like: CSI (only the original), Law and Order: SVU, Monk, Spongebob Squarepants, Reno 911

Five movies I like: Shawshank Redemption, Sling Blade, Shanghai Noon, Gandhi, Swingers

Five famous people I’d like to meet: Truthfully, I’d really rather be able to meet my great grandparents on my dad’s side of the family because I don’t know anything about them. But if they have to be famous, I’ve also always wanted to Quantum Leap into the past so I could see what really happened when JFK was assassinated, or when Marilyn Monroe died. Maybe not meet, I guess, since those are both death-related incidents, but I wish I could see historical events firsthand. Wait, what was the question?

Five biggest joys at the moment: I’m leaving for Montana, it’s summer, my youth group kids, the fact that I have a great life for a million reasons, and the way my cats snuggle up to me whenever I’m at home

Five favorite toys: my power drill, my cd burner, my electronic solitaire game, my pedicure stuff, potting soil and plants

Five People to tag: Kendra, Kristina, Becki, Linda, Chief Slacker

4 comments:

Kendra said...

Good stuff! Also, I've been on the phone with Amber when the road rage kicks in. It ain't pretty.

Cheryl said...

I like Twizzlers too especially since I can eat them now! And I so hear you on the tapered leg jeans, that's one of those items of clothing you wonder why they make.

Thanks!

Amber said...

Hey Cheryl -- thanks for the tag! And also, I had to give some thought to my items of clothing because yours were also the ones I'd pick...

Oh, and Kendra? Maybe we should discuss YOUR road rage. Remember? The time when you called my mom's and dropped the JFC? NOTHING will ever top that. NOTHING : )

Beth said...

So you wanna see JFK and MM die...not a choice I'd make in meeting people, but interesting nonetheless. "Pleased to meet you, Ms. Monroe, I've admired your work....aw damn...dead."