Thursday, June 5, 2008
oooh! my first meme...
For anyone who's unfamiliar with the use of the term "meme"in blogging land, it's a little game of tag played with a set of questions, or challenges or themes, passed from one blogger to another. It's done in many different ways, but you can read a much better explanation of memes here.
So, today I got tagged with my first meme by Magpie Musing. It's kinda random, so I'm pretty sure I can follow along. Here goes:
What was I doing ten years ago?
1998 was kind of a crazy year. We celebrated Dave's 50th birthday, Matt's graduation from high school, and Caitie's graduation from middle school...all in the same week. I was working as a photo stylist in the advertising department of Meier & Frank (a local department store swallowed whole by May Company in 2002, then most recently, by MACY*S). My dad died, and my nephew Max was born. We went to see Keiko the Whale (Free Willy) at the aquarium in Newport. Have you ever seen a whale with an erection? Not something I'll ever forget. That's pretty much all I can remember, due to my now advanced age. You can see a few photos at the end of this post.
Five things on my to-do list today:
1. stop blogging and get dressed, for God's sake!
2. bank deposit
3. go out to the studio and make stuff
4. walk the dogs
5. send out invoices
Snacks I enjoy:
Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate covered pretzels
Chocolate covered biscotti
Things I'd do if I had a billion dollars:
Pay off the mortgage and all my other bills.
Give my siblings and children homes of their own.
Pay off my kids' student loans.
Buy a hybrid.
Hire a dog trainer and a housekeeper.
Stay out in my studio all day, making stuff.
...and for the other $997 million: Start a foundation to fund art and music in public schools all over the country.
Places I've lived:
Boulder Creek, CA
San Francisco, CA
People I'd like to know more about:
Tag, you're it!