Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Five Things

Alex over at Myrmecos Blog tagged me, so I'm "it":

5 Things I Was Doing 10 Years Ago:

  • Celebrating my 4-month wedding anniversary
  • Attending Quad City Mallards games
  • Passing my comprehensive exam (for the PhD I decided not to get)
  • Planning my next fieldtrip to Baja (for the PhD I decided not to get)
  • Reading century-old manuscripts by C.V. Riley on the pollination of yuccas by yucca moths (ditto)

5 Things On My To-Do List Today:
  • Grade a stack of freshman lab reports on cellular respiration
  • Take Emma out to lunch
  • Pick out a Christmas tree
  • Grill up some nice sirloin steaks for dinner
  • Meet with Emma's 2nd grade teacher during parent-teacher night

5 Snacks I Love:
  • chips and salsa
  • chocolate-covered pretzels
  • honey-roasted peanuts
  • buffalo wings
  • prosciutto

5 Things I’d do if I was a Millionaire:
  • acquire a vessel
  • take a long vacation in Italy
  • buy Linda that new ring she wants
  • purchase some acres in Maine or on Cape Cod
  • add to Emma's and Jack's college fund

5 Places I've Lived:
  • Shrewsbury, MA
  • Brunswick, ME
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Cranston, RI
  • Polacca, AZ

5 Jobs I've Had:
  • record store clerk
  • Cutco knife salesman
  • Marine Research Specialist (fancy name for "lab tech")
  • stay-at-home dad
  • high school science teacher (I lasted 1 semester!)

And now I tag Linda, Sarah, Kathy, Miriam, and Emile.


Kevin Zelnio said...

Alas, the QC Mallards are no more :(

Hell, we might have attended the same games and never knew it!

Linda B. said...

seriously?? you want me to do this??

Anonymous said...

Well, count me as one who'd be happy to read Linda's five things.

Jim Lemire said...

KZ - I was shocked and disappointed to learn of the`Mallards' demise. As far as minor league hockey goes, Mallards fans were nuts - were you that guy with the purple mask and cape and green 'QC' painted on his chest?

Linda - seriously

Alex - she caved! go check it out

Eric Heupel said...

Wow, 1 semester as a high school science teacher. I wouldn't last a week!

Stay-at-home-dad is hands down one of the best if not hardest on the list. Pay is the pits, and hard work, but pay-off is the best.