Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Way to waste time

Tagged by my mother:

What was I doing ten years ago?

Ten years ago, our family had just moved from the Chicago suburbs (for the first time) to Columbus, Indiana. I was attending summer camp at Phantom Ranch in Wisconsin, where the activities included canoing, swimming, horsemanship, leather-work, hiking, rifle range, archery, and altar calls. I injured my knee racing my counselor to chapel after nailing lists of our sins on a cross (fun times) and I still have a nasty scar.

What are 5 things on my to-do list for tomorrow?

1) go to work and make money
2) help straighten the house
3) neaten my room
4) hang out with our visiting relatives
5) work on Latin

Snacks I enjoy:

cheese and crackers, pretzels and cream cheese, Goldfish, fruit

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

I'm just going to copy and paste my mother's list, because mine is pretty much identical....
"Buy a condo on the beach in Florida and open it up to our friends and family
Buy a big lake house and open it up to our friends and family
Build a house in the country with a wonderful gourmet kitchen and room for everyone to come over
Rehab houses and sell them with no interest loans
Give lots to charity"
I would also put my brothers and cousins through whatever college they choose, buy a horse or two to go with that country place, and take an unstructured extended trip overseas

Places I have lived:
West Lafayette, Anderson, Columbus, and Fort Wayne, IN; New Berlin, WI; Vernon Hills, Island Lake, and Spring Grove, IL

Jobs I have had:
house-cleaner (for my grandparents)
Library Page/Shelver

Four people who I would like to know more about:

Goofy Brother #2


Jane said...

Sorry 'bout that methobapticostal camp experience!

I'd take that trip with you!

Emily said...

I honestly don't remember what I was doing 10 years ago! It probably involved picking blueberries in a jean skirt---those were the years with bangs, glasses, and braces---or reading some Thackeray or something. I've blocked the memory.
But if I were a billionaire, I'd build a house modeled after some 18th century Founding Father's home, buy a fleet of violins and bows, and make Redeemer into a mega-church, complete with highway billboards.

Bethany said...

The glasses/bangs/braces phase came a year or so later for me. If I had a picture I would post it, but I'm rather glad that I don't. It was awkward. ;o)