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Friday, July 08, 2005

Past, Present, and Future

Ten years ago: July 1995-Summer before my Senior year of high school. I spent 3 1/2 weeks of the summer living in a tent at a Jewish camp in upstate New York. It was a special program where you lived like Socialists and had jobs and made your own rules. It was a mock Kibbutz, or socialist movements they have in Israel. Ah, what a summer. Got high in the woods, smoked a lot of cigerettes around the campfire, badly sprained my ankle, got felt up. It was a summer to remember.

Five years ago: July 2000. I was home interning at a company who did public relations for motion pictures studios. It was an uneventful summer, with the exception that I got to be on a float in the gay pride parade and toss out Legally Blonde packs of pink glitter and tank tops. Then I mourned having to go back to Kansas to finish one more semister.

One year ago: July 2004, let's see, I was working full-time at a social service agency and part-time at a Borders Bookstore. Yep that's about it.

Yesterday: Woke up at my mom's house to see that London trains exploded. Got really depressed at the state of the world, especially how the media Americanized the story by trying to scare us into never taking public transportation again while saying that it's still okay, instead of just expressing our empathay and condolences.

Then I went bra shopping with my mom and found out I've decreased a cup size. I never thought these suckers would shrink. Amazing. Had lunch, came back to my city, did pilates, went to babysit for a new family who had the cutest 9 month old, which made the clock start ticking. Shit.

Today: Had breakfast, watched Ellen at the gym, writing this, thinking about buying new sneakers and treating myself to sushi for lunch (I did make $45 last night...) then meeting up with ACat and C. for Chocolate at Ethels Chocolate lounge.

Tomorrow: Hitting the Farmers Market for more fresh berries, lunch with Dad, a little reading at my favorie park off the lake, then I guess we'll see...

Five snacks I enjoy: ice cream, cheese, grapes, pita with Hummus, and bubble tea lattes.

Five bands that I know the lyrics of MOST of their songs: Wilco, Coldplay, Rolling Stones (okay, they have A LOT of songs, I'd say I know half), U2, and R.E.M.

Five things I would do with $100,000,000: buy a house in Italy, buy a house in Israel, set up funds for my family, set up a chaitable foundation of some sort, and invest in commercial real estate.

Five locations I’d like to run away to: any city in Italy, selected cities in Israel, Alaska (supposedly 5 men to every 1 woman--may have a shot there), Greek Isles, and Arizona or Vermont (never been to either, but are both appealing for different reasons).

Five bad habits I have: negative thinking, emotional eating, the occasional cigerette, waiting for rain to clean the car, and waiting to so my laundary until the hamper overflows.

Five things I like doing: sitting by lake and reading, seeing movies, talking to close friends on the phone, going out for breakfast, and drinking coffee and perusing bookstore.

Five things I would never wear: 3-6" heels, halter top, scunchie, mini-skirt, and leotard.

Five TV shows I like: Conan O'Brien, Reno 911, Amazing Race, Friends, and Becker (ya know, that old show with Ted Danson, it's been my 9:30, channel 26 obession lately).

Five movies I like: Garden State, Hero, Cinema Paradiso, Talk to Her and Almost Famous.

Five famous people I’d like to meet: (I'm assuming this has to be people still living ?) Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama, Adam Sandler, Matthew McConaughey, and Bill Withers.

Five biggest joys at the moment: Having the week off work, the fact I have no one to answer to but me, the sun is shining, my plants are still alive, and looking forward to a fun weekend.

Five favorite toys: umm, I don't have any...this thing I bought at this Bachorlette Shower/sex party sucked.

Five People to tag: Um, ACat, were you tagged? Fizz, ya interested? I don't have any more blog friends that that :(

3 Comments:

Blogger Cheryl said...

You are too funny! I don't think toys necessarily were to be of that variety! Anyway, thanks for playing!

12:54 PM  
Blogger Kitty Moon said...

What is the Jewish population up there in Alaska... :)

3:45 PM  
Blogger Fizz said...

sounds like fun! (and there are 3400 jews in alaska if the last census is to be believed.)

5:24 PM  

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