Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Meme and Blythe dolls

Hi! I haven't posted for a while. So here I am! Here's a meme I found on Raining Sheep:

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?

Well now, let's see. It was June 1998. I was working as a temp in downtown Philadelphia, having just extricated myself from a horrible work situation as a nanny for a terrible family (parents, really; the kids were fine). I was broke but happy because I had many friends. I went on a boatload of dates with guys who had real jobs and took me to nice restaurants. They called me after the first date. It was 3 months before I met WT. ;o)

2) What are five non-working things to do on my to-do list today?

Oh hell, let's see. What the hell are 'non-working' things? Hm. I have to register for fall classes, sign up at the swim club, pick up or actually make an appetizer for Sip -n- Knit tomorrow night, put away clean laundry, and clean the kitty litter box. What fun.

3) Snacks I enjoy:

Where do I begin? Doritos, chips and dip, spinach-artichoke dip, cookies, chocolate, cheese. You get the point.

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire.

Quit my job. Buy a house for me and WT and the Banana, and for my brother, my dad, my close cousins, and anyone in WT's family that he wanted to buy a house for. Pay off all of my debt. Buy a flat in Paris. Travel extensively all around the world. Start two community centers for disadvantaged kids - one in North Philadelphia and one in Camden, NJ. Buy a loom and weave. Hire a private yoga instructor. Plant a vegetable garden and a flower garden. Travel some more. Buy more yarn. Buy more Blythe dolls. Give money to any of my friends who needed it. Help people who need help paying medical bills. Have a lot of pets. Adopt some kids.

5) Places I have lived.

In order from birth to now:
Lindenwold NJ (23 years)
Vancouver WA (one month)
Middlebury VT (six weeks)
Paris France (ten months)
Philadelphia - downtown (1.5 years)
Philadelphia - Roxborough (one year)
East Norriton PA (8 years)

6) Jobs I have had.

Kids' shoes salesperson, movie theater concession salesperson, British Airways customer service agent, human resources adminstrator, travel specialist at a dot com, waitress, nanny, candy shop girl down the shore, remedial reading and math tutor, ESL teacher, C-print captionist, mother, wife.

7) Peeps I want to know more about.

(In no particular order) Jesus, Gandhi, my dad, my mom, my brother, my husband, my daughter, Picasso, Buddha, myself.


I know all of you have been going through Blythe doll withdrawal, so here you go.

Hibou, Twyla, and Dulcinea are showing off their new accessories. Aren't they just adorable?

Wait just a minute, who in tarnation is this little tart?

Bonjour, je m'appelle Capucine!

Hello Capucine, and welcome!

One big happy Blythe family. Aw.

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At 11:24 AM, Anonymous anne marie said...

1. What was I doing ten years ago: working for the dept. of education as a tech writer (read: beltway bandit) in falls church VA.

2. What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today: say what?

3. Snacks I enjoy: anything chocolate, cheese, smarties candies, licorice all-sorts (brings out the brit in me), cashew nuts, vanilla caramels.

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire: buy a condo in center city philadelphia, fund several cat rescue organizations, travel, give the money away responsibly.

5. Places I have lived: PA, NJ, VA

6. Jobs I have had: dime store floorwalker (my first job), cafeteria cashier, book manuscript typist, computer programmer (hated it!), technical writer, travel organization clerical work, office temp, office manager for a small manufacturing company (my current job).

bonjour, capucine!

At 10:30 PM, Blogger raining sheep said...

Tee hee! I loved your meme; a flat in Paris sounds wonderful and so does the private yoga instructor...ah yes, life would be grand...no work, all play.


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