Friday, September 5, 2008

Fun Things Come in Fives!

Ten years ago I:
1. Had just turned 18 and was starting my freshman year of college.
2. Was relatively poor.
3. Met Peter for the first time. We lived in the same dorm on the same floor.
4. Still wrote letters to my friends instead of e-mails.
5. Was living in a big new city (Philadelphia) all on my own. I was homesick at first, but it didn't last long.

Five things on today's "To Do" list:
1. Clean the house
2. Clean the basement. I neglected it for most of the summer, and it shows. Basements can be very easy to ignore!
3. Exercise (20 minutes with my Pilates video)
4. Yardwork
5. Prepare for the lobster-bake we're having for Peter's family tomorrow

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. Cherry or grape tomatoes with cheddar cheese
2. Tortilla chips with salsa
3. Toasted bagel with cream cheese and O.J.
4. Gummi bears
5. Chocolate (Milky Way Midnight Miniatures and caramel Twix bars are my current faves)

Five things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Completely pay off all of our loans
2. Buy a house on Cape Cod
3. Design my dream house and move into it
4. Donate to charities that I like and support
5. Travel the world

Five places I've lived:
1. Connecticut
2. New Jersey
3. Massachusetts
4. Philadelphia
5. Utah

Five jobs I've had:
1. Editorial Assistant at the Penn Press (college job)
2. Notetaker for students with learning disabilities (another college job)
3. Notetaker for corporate focus groups (temp job after I graduated and got married while I was hunting for a real job)
4. Research assistant at Bristol Myers Squibb (my last temp job before finding my real job)
5. Editor at a publishing company (my first real job, with salary and benefits and everything)


Dolly said...

Very cool getting to know you-I like your picture that says,"Us in happier times...Just kidding! We're still happy". Good one...

I was married on a damp and blustery day at the Dallas Temple. All our pictures outside are gray and dark.

Alyson said...

This was a fun read! I especially liked that you said ten years ago you were still writing letters instead of email. Isn't it amazing how quickly our lives have changed by the internet? And now I can't imagine my life without it!

(P.S. Did you see that they are broadcasting the Ghosthunters in Simsbury next week?!)

peter said...

Hi dolly,
We were likewise married on a grey and drizzly day. Fortunately the rain let up just long enough for us to have some pictures taken on the temple grounds.

Donna said...

I know! The Internet has changed things so much. It's pretty unbelievable when you think about life before and after it came around.
I didn't know that about Ghosthunters! I saw that the new season started this week. Now I'm really excited! I hope that the investigation didn't turn out to be a total bust. I'm going to be watching Tango's hands, knowing that they had touched mine just a few hours before the investigation. Hee hee hee! :)

Katie said...

We'll have to add this one to our blog - its a good one!