Monday, July 21, 2008

Let's Talk About Me

I don't do memes very often. (I have plenty to talk about without prodding. :-) But this one was cute and included things I have never written about. So, Joni, this is for you!

What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was living in Columbus, GA and commuting to Atlanta A LOT for dates with my now-husband. I was crazy about him--but not sure if the feeling was mutual. Frankly, because he was working 120+ hours a week (I am NOT exaggerating), he often fell asleep during our dates. The most memorable time was when we were at Music Midtown at 4 in the afternoon with thousands of other people, surrounded by 4 stages with live music blaring and he sat down against a chain link fence and took a nap.

During the week I was working for a financial services holding company as a project manager for a corporate reorganization. I owned a house and had a roommate named Leslie.

Favorite Snacks
Because it is Summer, I am loving blueberries, strawberries and peaches (sometimes even with whipped cream on top)

Anything salty (Chex mix, cashews, vinegar & salt chips, chips and salsa)

Cold Diet Coke (in a can or bottle--no ice and not from a fountain!)

To Do List
I am a HUGE fan of the To Do list. I have tried dozens of approaches to 'the perfect list,' but my preferred method is low tech. I carry a small, lined pad with three headings: Call/E-mail, Do, and Go. Crossing things off is the ultimate reward.

On Sundays I rewrite a fresh list for the week. There are currently 31 things on my list (and 7 of them have been on there for more than a month!)

Jobs I Have Had:
Babysitter, Personal Assistant/Framing Shop Attendant (that boss was a piece of work), Longhorn Waitress, Bank Teller, Financial Services Assistant, '96 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies Production Intern, Corporate Recruiter, Supermarket Bank Manager, Leadership Development, Private Banker

Places I Have Lived
Georgia, Alabama, Virginia

Bad Habits
Not planning my meals and eating whatever is available instead
Talking more than I listen
Not using sunscreen
Shopping as an escape/coping mechanism

5 Random Things People May Not Know
Is there anything left?

I once had my belly button pierced just because it was out of character and no one thought I would do it. It lasted about a month.

I considered going to law school after a couple of years in the workplace. I even went to an LSAT prep course.

If the triplets had been girls they were going to be named Elizabeth(after my mom), Caroline (after my mother-in-law) and K (because we liked it).

My son, R, is the 6th generation R. Scott, but we change first names to reflect the maternal grandfather's name, so he is not 'the 6th.'

I am not a Tom Boy, per se, but I am not afraid of bugs, frogs, spiders, etc... It probably has something to do with growing up in rural Alabama.

CDs I would want if stranded on an island:
David Crowder Band, Jennifer Knapp, Best of Passion (So Far), Indigo Girls

What I'd Do if I Were a Billionaire:
Furnish my empty room, pay off our mortgage, pay someone to put away my laundry, employ a meal planner/chef and spend my days giving the rest away to ministries that serve the needy.

Anybody else want to play?


Colored With Memories said...

What is it about putting away the laundry!!??

I'm a HUGE to do lister...not even the reward of crossing that task off my list is motivating to me!

Fun Meme!

Emmy said...

I am laughing so hard about the Belly Button Ring! You are right I would have never guessed that in 1,000 years! I LOVE it! : )

Brandy Thixton said...

Love this post! I'm totally going to do it when I'm "back" in the blogosphere. Fun stuff!

Jobie said...

I'll play ... will finish my post tomorrow, though, since it's almost bed time!

Tari said...

I will!

boomama said...

Totally using this one. :-)

Cheri (aka "The Mom Lady") said...

Carolina Mama said...

Love it!
Thanks - I can just put "Go" instead of "Errands" all these years. ;)

HPTeach said...

Love this, I'm definitely playing! Thanks :)

Michelle said...

Well you told us the girls, but what would your third boy have been named? :-)

JMom said...

Michelle- We never decided! Their first names are both after their grandfathers, so once those were covered we were stumped. I found out their genders at 16 weeks, so we gave up thinking about it. :-)

ATLKrafts said...

it is nice to know people other people with the same bad habits!

Distybug said...

OOO! OOO! I do. I do. I'm posting it today!

Amy-neighbor said...

i am so dying re. this post! Belly-button ring....Oh my stars - LOL! Would've never guessed - hilarious!
Love it.

Want to play, but I don't have a blog, so I guess I will email you!

BTW, love the 3-foot view post as well! Your kids' comments crack me up!

Tracy: said...


Jobie said...

I FINALLY got mine completed!