Thursday, October 2, 2008


I was tagged by Jill Berrett. And since I'd do anything she told me to do, here it goes...

10 Years Ago, I was...

  • 15, and just getting started on my “high school shrew / I hate girls – particularly ‘preppy’ girls” phase,
  • Counting down the days until I could get my braces removed,
  • Concocting new ways to make my Young Women’s leaders cry. (Yes, I already know I’m doomed to parental suffering at the hands of teenagers. Please, God, don’t send me teenage girls. Forget dinosaurs, and even Cain. Teenage girls are the most demonic creatures to walk this planet. I should know.)
  • Snowboarding as often as possible and pretending to be tough. G.J.’s backyard rail was a favorite and convenient spot. (My poor shins.)
  • Trying not to lament the fact that I would be learning to drive in my parents’ minivan...the van they bought while I was in junior high. The van they still drive. My much younger sisters will be lamenting this same thing next year.

5 things to do today...

  • Write several reports explaining why we should continue to loan certain companies lots of money, despite slowing sales, net losses, already high leverage, and an overall crappy economy. At least I’m working for a bank that can still afford to entertain the notion of lending. Counting my blessings...
  • Meet up with former colleague for lunch (a.k.a. shopping. Yay!).
  • Feed the, can those boys eat. Our usuall buffet of random appetizers will not suffice; they want an actual meal!
  • Late night walk with hubby (gotta get some exercise! I’m on a roll this week.)
  • Read the latest Domino / Design Sponge blog / Dwell and dream about the house I don’t have. Tell myself that I will have “that house” someday. Say it three times. Believe it.

5 snacks:

  • Cinnamon Almonds (heaven. So good they could turn the aforementioned demonic teenager into an angel. Might be a stretch, but worth a shot.)
  • Dark chocolate truffles.
  • BBQ kettle chips (a rare treat)
  • celery/apples with natural peanut butter
  • fruit - especially those mini-oranges in fall/winter. Another reason why fall/winter is the best time of year.

5 places I’ve lived:
Okay this is more than five, but it’s everyplace I’ve lived...

  • Utah – Brigham City, Provo, Orem
  • Massachussetts – Brighton, Cambridge
  • California – Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Homeless (actually it less “homeless” and more an ’89 Honda Accord or the random couch – for four months. With a roommate, even. Don’t ask), Chino, Fullerton

More importantly, where would I like to live:

  • Autum – New England (Maine, Vermont)
  • Winter – Switzerland /Mammoth / Park City / Colorado / Norway (somewhere with good, dry snow, and decent mountains)
  • Spring – Europe
  • Summer – New Zealand

If I had to settle in one place...New Zealand. It has it all. Argentina is my plan B (see below).

5 jobs I’ve had:

  • Telemarketer (it’s sort of a rite of passage in Utah Valley, I think...)
  • Vans Skate Park: sales, launderer, scapegoat.
  • Testing Assistant / Graduate Tutor / Fundraising supervisor. (various universities).
  • Whiting Brothers – what didn’t I do there (other than actually spray bugs)? Secretary, receptionist, HR specialist, personal assistant, office manager, overall backbone.
  • Analyst in mid-market, business Banking

5 things I do if I was a multimillionaire...
If? Try when. (Repeating to self three times.)

  • Dream House (both for me and for family) and say Adios to debt
  • Buy parents a new car so my little sisters don't have to learn to drive in the same car I did (see above).
  • Start micro-finance fund / private schools. True charity empowers – not just assists – those in need.
  • Be enrolled in college the rest of my life (dream come true!) .
  • Buy Argentina. Kick everyone out. Start my own Utopian society a la Atlas Shrugged.
  • Say a big "Peace Ou"t to the U.S.A. (i.e. travel, travel, travel. Forever.)

I tag –
Who ever is looking for an excuse to indulge in his/her own vanity by posting some randomness. Here’s your excuse. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Melissa & Jason said...

I agree...I would love to live in New England during the autumn. Seeing as it is autumn I think about how much I want to be back east every day.