Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A Meme (More Argentina Soon)

I’ve been tagged, and double tagged, so I’m going to do this meme even though it makes me feel kinda old.

Instructions: remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place, then add your blog to the bottom slot.

sassy stitches
mebeth rambles

I’m going to tag Stephanie, but it’s an optional tag – no obligation if you don’t want to meme! Anyone else – if you want to do this meme, I hereby tag you!

What were you doing 9 years ago?:

In February of ’97 I was a first year law student at a small law school in the mountains of Virginia. I had left first semester nerdiness behind me, quit my job as a waitress (my favorite job of all time), was enjoying Feb Club (a party nearly every night at someone’s house) and the boot camp camaraderie of law school. I was dating a med student and I thought we would get married eventually. I was going to be a death penalty lawyer or a professor.

What were you doing 6 years ago?:

In February of 2000 I was living in Richmond, Virginia, clerking for a judge, preparing for my impending move to New York and my job in a big law firm as a tax associate. I was finishing up my stash of cigarettes and wine that I'd stockpiled in preparation for Y2K. I had recently broken up with a guy with a big TV and a small vocabulary. I got over him the following weekend by having an anti-Valentine wine and pizza fest with my young surfer neighbors.

What were you doing one hour ago?

Trying to do the stupid Wednesday crossword puzzle in the New York Times. Honestly, I don’t know why I do these puzzles – they’re a constant source of frustration and they make me feel like an idiot.

Name 3 movies/tv shows you can’t turn off if you stumble across them on television:

Alton Brown’s Good Eats
The Witches of Eastwick
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Name 3 things you want to improve upon this year:

Run the NYC marathon in less than 87 hours (maybe)
Decide what I want to be when I grow up
Seam my knitted sweaters rather than just leaving them, sleeveless, laying around the apartment

Name 3 things you can’t live without (aside from knitting):

Many small notebooks scattered all over the apartment
The “guide” function on the remote control, so I don’t have to scroll through all the channels to find out what’s on

Name 3 things you could…

People who don’t have their money ready when they get to the register - you buy that same bagel every day, you should know how much it costs by now!
The fact that my local wine store is closed on Sundays (and the fact that I can never seem to remember this fact)
Ice cold drips of dirty water onto my head from the scaffolding on my building

Name 3 things you really like about yourself:

My ability to guess the time of day within a few minutes
My ability to fix broken toilets (thanks Dad!) and…
I secretly like my big ugly feet (thanks again, Dad)


Veronique said...

I can help you seam your sweaters, just bring them to the Point!
By the way: my liquor store is open on sundays. If you ever want to come up to the UES...

carrie said...

i also have an uncanny knack for telling the time within a minute or two. it's actually sort of freaky.

Jeff in MD said...

What IS IT about people that stand there in line, then watch the item be rung up, get a total, and only then, think about getting some form of payment ready!??!

If I am eventually banished to hell, I will be eternally stuck in line behind people that don't have their money ready.....

*huff huff huff*

Virginia said...

fixing toilets is cool. Handy women rock.