Thanks to Calliope Smythwyck, I am indirectly tagged for a meme.
1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
In 1998, I was working for a rural electric coop association (as opposed to a standard power utility company assn) running an IT help desk, and administering servers as a systems engineer. My DS was just three (and DD not yet a blink/to be born in 2000). I’d been back to school for a few months in a quest to complete my Bachelor’s Degree which I finally completed in 2003.
2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today?
(a) Remember to take my pain meds, my antibiotic, my muscle relaxer and to stay hydrated.
(b) get up for a short walk following yesterday’s surgery.
(c) get gentle smashes from my DS and DD (hugs)
3. Snacks I enjoy...
Nuts (almonds, cashews), brownies (Ghirardelli), bbq and/or kettle cooked potato chips.
4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire...
Buy my parents homes and new cars and take care of related taxes and insurance so they need not worry.
Take regular trips to places and people in the US and abroad in need of assistance (learning new skills, building new infrastructure, etc.)
Take trips to Paris and Europe; Hawaii, Australia and NZ. And maybe git me one of those cutie new Mini Coopers, or a Prius.
5. Places I've lived..
North Haven, CT; Washington, DC; Mattapoisett, MA; Winston-Salem, NC; Alexandria, VA
6. Jobs I've had...
Baby-sitter; play stage manager; college paper editorial page editor; stock broker assistant; 401(k) database creator; waitress; retail worker; HIV/AIDS patient companion; legal assistant; admin to two lobbyists; computer operator; IT help desk manager; system administrator; web hosting/data center customer manager; Internet product developer; policy and process developer/implementor. PTA committee chair.
7. Peeps I want to know more about...
Oh, just everybody - I think all of us have interesting stories to bring and share.