“The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. 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. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.”
Here we go!
- What was I doing 10 years ago? I was living in Switzerland and working for Autodesk. I no longer do either one.
- What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?
- Run 5km. I should be running 7 or 8 but since I was traveling last week and didn’t run much (only 2 x 3km) I don’t know if I could manage more than 5. I was in the US last week and bought the Nike+ wrist band which I’m excited to try. I plan to run around Sloterplas, which has the route around the lake marked for distance every 200 meters. That’s really handy when you want to calibrate a new device.
- Call my mom. My mom lives in California and I talk to her every Sunday. When my dad got sick 2 years ago we kind of got in the habit of talking every week and now that Dad is gone I feel even more like calling. I don’t feel like I should or that I have to, but I really want to.
- Laundry. I feel like I’m forever doing laundry.
- Work. I have to finish up some work before Monday morning. It’s only updating a presentation I have to email off to colleagues in Australia, but it hangs over my head until I get it done. I work too much these days but at the end of this project (end of July) I will work less. I promise that to myself.
- Knit. I’m knitting socks I’m designing. I can’t show you or I’d have to kill you.
- Snacks I enjoy: chocolate and anything made with chocolate. If you are in Amsterdam buy chocolate from Puccini. I especially like to snack on the dark chocolate covered almonds – snack food from the gods.
- Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
- Give a lot away. I would especially give a lot to my sister and niece and their families, who are working their butts off to keep their family farm and cheese making operation going. I’d pay off their debts and build them a new barn and cheese room(s). I’d buy DB’s sister and family a big house in de Pijp.
- Sponsor several college scholarships. I wouldn’t have made it through college without them.
- Quit my job. This is a no-brainer for me, although DB thinks he would still do his same job. Not me. I’d open a yarn shop that serves snacks and coffee and tea and gives free knitting classes. It would be very gezellig.
- Live large(r). I’d buy a chalet in Switzerland and a chalet somewhere in the Sierras in California. I’d spend 3 months a year in New Zealand. I’d buy a big diamond ring.
- Places I have lived: Let’s stick with States and Countries, otherwise the list is too long! California, Colorado, Switzerland and now the Netherlands
- Jobs I have had: Let’s stick to out of the ordinary jobs otherwise the list is too long! When I was a teen, working on an assembly line in an open shed placing a rubber stamp on boxes of green tomatoes; building a water tank at 10,000ft elevation in the Sierras; knitting for a designer, who was a real witch!; IT consultant for small business, setting up their computers and bookkeeping software; webmaster for Handspring, which is the best job I ever had.
- People I want to know more about: (if you’ve done the meme, please disregard. And if this sort of thing is not your bag, don’t bother, no problem)
There’s my list! And here I am walking around Edinburgh last year. Every blog post should have a photo after all, even if it’s an old photo.