The Skirt has tagged me for this one, and just as well too - because my day has been utterly uneventful and I would otherwise have nothing to blog about.
10 years ago
I’d been back from my two-year OE for about six months, and somehow managed to end up working in the same place I’d left to go overseas in the first place. I was thoroughly missing being a traveller, and the friends I’d hung out with in Edinburgh. It took a while, but I adjusted to life back in NZ, re-attaching myself to my old friends and drinking buddies. Around this time, I also found out that I was allergic to a whole bunch of substances, which belatedly explained all my hay fever /eczema /asthma problems of the past 20-odd years.
5 years ago
Job dissatisfaction was at an all-time high. I bought What colour is your parachute? and tried to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I didn’t know how to do anything except program computers, but I knew that deep down inside I was no geek. Plans to renovate the house would have kept me going at my job for a while, but the expected cost of the project put a stop to that. In the end my plan was this – pay off the mortgage, become a full-time student and learn to paint.
1 year ago
I was about one year into my job in a public library, having decided to become a librarian, and a few months into my MLIS. The commuting (up to an hour each way) was driving me crazy, the car stereo was crying out to be put down and my enthusiasm for ‘helping people’ was dampened somewhat by the realization that not everyone is going to thank you for being helpful. This was also the time that the boy and I decided to try for a baby.
Too pregnant to do housework, too lazy to do a painting of Piglet for the nursery, I spent all day reading and watching TV. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is quite an interesting story, but I think the author is taking too long to tell it.
Pretty much the same as yesterday. It’s been raining and blowing most of the day, so my plan to go for an easy waddle around the shops fell through.
Apart from waiting for a man from a security firm to come over and do a maintenance check on our alarm system, I’m expecting more reading and TV watching.
5 snacks I enjoy
Pop Tarts (if I can get ‘em)
5 bands/ singers that I know the lyrics of MOST of their songs
I don’t know the lyrics of ANY band's or singer's repertoire. But I do know most of the words to Hotel California.
Some of my favourite bands/singers are:
The Chemical Brothers
Things I would do with $100,000,000
I’d invest it and spend the interest on guilt-free shopping – magazines, clothes, kiddie stuff. Or else I’d buy the boy a plasma TV screen, myself a snazzy new car and put the rest in an education fund for our child.
5 locations I'd like to run away to
anywhere in Italy
the Greek Islands
5 bad habits I have
If I think I’m about to fart and I’m in close proximity to the boy, I don’t move away – I just let it out and hope he doesn’t notice. He always does.
eating when I’m bored
succumbing to guilt
assuming that I’m right
5 things I like doing
attending foreign-language film festivals
eating out with friends
reading good books
5 things I would never wear
This is actually hard, because I’d try most things at least once…
Anything with large patterns on it, especially florals
Rubber – unless the boy really, really wanted me to try it
5 tv shows I like
Excepting shows which no longer air (e.g. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Carnivale, Lost, Father Ted…there are so many…) -
Malcolm in the Middle
Harry’s Practice (a kids’ show about pets – it’s so cute)
5 movies I like
Just about any movie with Johnny Depp, exept for The Man who Cried (very boring)
The Matrix (but neither of the sequels)
The Emperor and the Assassin
5 famous people I'd like to meet
This is assuming I wouldn’t be too shy to actually speak to them of course…
Cindy Sherman (art photographer extraordinaire)
Lionel Shriver (who wrote the disturbing We have to talk about Kevin)
5 biggest joys at the moment
Really, there’s just a couple…
5 favourite toys
I could only think of four…
The computer i.e. the blog
The digital camera
My painting gear
The DVD player
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