Sass, has invited me or tagged or memed or whatever you want to call it but it involves my answering the questions below, and sending it on again. While I'm not crazy about these things, I'm going to do it because today I'm sort of in the mood for an on-the-spot assessment. And, since I was born with a red pen in my hand, I've edited these questions by adding some (four) questions at the end that I feel provide a nice round-off to the list.
Ten years ago today
I was on the cusp of international travel, and a broken heart
5 years ago today
I was in London
1 year ago today
I was making up for the two weeks vacation I’d taken that ended the previous week and left me with so much work on my desk that it took me a month to get caught up and made me re-think ever again taking that many days off in a row.
I had dinner with a woman who was recently beaten by her husband. Her left hand was swollen to the size of a grapefruit, her arms were covered in bruises of dark purple and blue, and a smattering of scratches and cuts. Her bottom lip was swollen and her walk was unsteady. I didn’t have to wonder how she’d gotten so gray so fast.
Is another day, another chance to get it right.
5 snacks I enjoy
Popcorn, Nectarines, Ice Cream, Wasabi Peas, Cheese
5 bands I know the lyrics to most of their songs
Fleetwood Mac, Cowboy Junkies, Stevie Nicks, Chris Isaak, Everything but the Girl
5 things I would do with $1,000,000.00
Faint. Buy a jeep (old, not new). Take care of family financial needs. Invest. Go back to work.
5 bad habits
Soap operas, day dreaming, not asking for help, driving while on the phone while changing the CD and brushing my hair and putting on lipstick, and okay I’ll confess: smoking
5 things I like doing
Walking Cheyenne, waking up on Sunday mornings and taking all the time I want to read the paper, walking barefoot in the grass, taking pictures, seeing my country by car
5 locations I’d like to run away to
Upstate New York, London, Texas Hill Country, Puerto Escondido Mexico, or Durango, Colorado
5 things I would never wear
Colored hose, blue shoes, ponchos, animal prints, blue eye shadow
5 tv shows I like
Will & Grace, 7th Heaven, 20/20, CBS News Sunday Morning, Today Show
5 movies I like
The Sound of Music, I am Sam, West Side Story, Big Fish, The Hunger
5 famous people I would like to meet
Bette Midler, Stevie Nicks, Kate Millet, Tony Blair, Bono
5 biggest joys at the moment
My health, my niece, Cheyenne, today’s sunrise, the manicure that I got four days ago that still looks great
5 favorite toys
The boat, my cameras. That's it. I guess I need more toys.
5 things on your bedside table
Three framed photos, a rose, pen and paper, a stack of books, and a flashlight
5 things you save
Flowers, ticket stubs, champagne corks, matches, phone messages that make me laugh or smile (like the time my friend was leaving me a message and also placing a bottle of wine in her wine rack when the thing collapsed and so the message was her screaming while the phone was being dropped, and the bottles hitting the counter and the ground and then her screaming some more and picking up the bottles while cursing under her breath.)
5 things you won't travel without
Henry Bendel travel candle in Verbina, camera, laptop, face powder, hairbrush
5 CDs in your car at the moment
Fleetwood Mac, David Grey, Tom Jones, Bee Gees, home-burned compilation of 70s songs
If she's made it to the bottom of this list - Reading, tag, you're it. And, to help her get started - Jackson, you're tagged as well.