I’ve been tagged! How exciting – I always thought of being tagged as something that happened to real online journalists, and I never expected to be tagged meself. I shall do my best to live up to the responsibility that lies before me. Here goes:
10 years ago
March of 1998. I had two jobs, one as a nanny for the four children of Mack and Becky Wilberg and the other at JCPenney. I was also going to school full time at BYU. My two best friends each had six months left of their missions, so I was kind of lonesome. My brother visited for a week that month en route to the MTC, and he gave me a stuffed Eeyore (the Classic Pooh kind, not the Disney kind) that I still have.
5 things on today’s to-do list
Study the scriptures (I’ve just started doing character studies of Book of Mormon prophets – am currently on Lehi)/meditate/write in my journal
Fix C-t-P’s pajamas
Run 3 miles
Start working on my Easter dress
Go to an appointment in Harvard Square – hopefully I’ll also have time to stop by Cardullo’s (imported European food store) to see if they have the licorice mint candies I adore
Things I would do if I suddenly became a billionaire
Study local and global NGOs to see which needs are greatest and how I could use my newfound wealth most effectively. Start or work for a foundation to help microcredit institutions, build schools, develop sustainable agricultural techniques in famine-prone areas, and/or research more efficient and environmentally friendly energy options. Learn more about what I can do to convince the government to reduce military spending and increase funding for education and health care (see http://www.truemajorityaction.org for the famous Oreo cookie demonstration).
3 of my bad habits
I’m terrible about answering my phone or calling people back.
I drive way too fast (a habit I’m not particularly willing to overcome).
I frequently eat junk food (especially sugary junk food) late at night.
Places I have lived
These are covered in another post.
Jobs I have had
Also covered in that other post.
Things most people don’t know about me
I need a lot of sleep. A LOT. Like, 9-10 hours each night, and I don’t function well with less. It’s kind of embarrassing in this culture where those who need the least sleep are the most admired, but experience has proved that I am no Napoleon.
When I was 20, I had a crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. I’ve never had a crush on any other celebrity, but this was just after Romeo + Juliet came out, and holy cow is that boy beautiful in that movie. (Until he starts talking, that is. If he were silent, it would be perfect.)
Flying still makes me nervous. Just before every takeoff or landing, I’m reminded that the greatest chance for things to go wrong is during – takeoff and landing. I’m not really fond of turbulence either.
I almost always think of something else to add to a post as soon as I click Publish, so I then frantically try to edit the post before anyone reads it.
That’s it, I guess. Oddly enough, I think this is kind of a boring post – but oh well.
I tag: Joanne, Trent, and Meredith Stellers.