1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Then their head explodes.
Without further ado . . .
1. What was I doing ten years ago?
Well, that was April 1998, which meant the Digidaughter was fast approaching her first birthday. Ah yes, I was working a project in Portland as an IT consultant and I quit it to help my Husband deal with his mother. My beloved mother-in-law had been diagnosed with cancer and he was driving back and forth between the OC and San Diego to care for her. Her cancer went into remission later that year for a few months, then came roaring back with a vengeance. Mary died in September 1999.
2. Five Things On My To Do List
-- Run the bulls in Tecate
-- Make it to black belt in both Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido
-- Housebreak a corgi
-- Take a week seminar at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy
-- Get to confession
3. Favorite Snacks
Rice or tapioca pudding; yogurt parfaits; navel oranges; pistachios in shell; hard sourdough pretzels.
4. Things I Would Do If I Were a Billionaire
Establish trusts for my kids so their future is taken care of. My biggest concern with having so much money is the proper administration of it. For that, I would call Glenn Mehner of Duckworth & Mehner here in Southern California and hire Steve Trella to start drafting probate docs.
Buy my Ma her own place and hire a driver for her to take her wherever her heart desires. If she wants something back East and out here, she can have both. If she wants her driver to drive her around America in an RV so she can see the country, I will make it happen.
Restore St. Joseph Church and School. This would include installing a state-of-the-art HVAC system, with the proviso that at the end of August, a special Mass for my intentions is said where the AC is cranked so high, the parishioners have to wear parkas to Mass. And there would be a scholarship fund established at the school. How friggin' cool it would be to say, John and Brad, give me your wish lists and it's done . . .
Buy a top-of-the-line Canon digital SLR camera. And stuff to go with it. And I would take photography courses and become a freelance photographer.
I would go back and reimburse every client I had who paid their bill 100% of their attorney fees. Why the hell not?
5. Three of My Bad Habits
-- Biting the skin on my lips when they are already dry
-- Cussing like a sailor
-- Lead foot while driving
6. Five Places I Have Lived
-- The Bronx
-- Ft. Sill, OK
-- Bienne, Switzerland
-- Irvine, CA
-- San Antonio, TX
7. Five Jobs I Have Had
-- Short order cook
-- Puppy salesperson
-- Retail clerk in an Army & Navy Store (God bless you, Ma Buck and Her Boys at Perry Avenue and Two-Fourth Street)
I am terrible at tagging. Tara, Mike the Brother-in-Law, Kasia, go ahead and take a turn.