Thursday, May 10, 2007

Throw Back To MEME Week

Wreckless tagged me. I was seriously contemplating a response that just read, "Sorry, MEME week is over." But, Liz participated, and I can't let her out do me. Like her, however, I will leave off the tagging forward. I feel bad putting people on the spot.

Ten Years Ago...I was frantically trying to get accepted into a nursing school. I applied to maybe eight schools all over the country, including a community college in Queens, NY, and a small school in Oregon. I was just randomly picking them off the Internet. I figured if I applied to a lot of schools, one would probably take me and my mediocre GPA. All declined, except the uptight Southern Baptist College near my hometown. By bizarre coincidence, and sheer luck (that has always guided my life) a close friend of mine had a new room mate, and her mother was an advisor of the nursing school, and head of the admissions committee. I was accepted on academic probation. Everything works out for me.

One Year Ago...I was working at the Trauma center in Memphis, contemplating ditching my newly acquired grounded lifestyle and doing what I swore I would not do anymore, work as a travel nurse in California. It was not that I did not like Cali, but at some point you have to give up the money and start a life. Cali money is like Crack.

5 snacks I enjoy...This has recently changed. Four months ago I weighed a staggering 395 pounds. At that time my favorite snacks were: Beer, Nachos, Hot Wings, Snickers bars, and more Beer. Now my only snacks are: Apex Fit bars, Boneless Skinless Chicken, Brown Rice, Propel Fitness Water, and thinking about the beer I'm going to drink when I reach my goal.

5 songs I know all the lyrics to...
Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd,
Alive by Pearl Jam,
One Week by The Barenaked Ladies (only because a good friend of mine, "E", used to perform an acoustic version at double speed),
Gin and Juice, originally by Snoop Dog, but I learned the words from the Blue Grass version by The Gourds,
and embarrassingly, Toxic, originally by Britney Spears, but I swear I learned the words listening to a cover by Nickel Creek.

5 things I would do if I was a millionaire...Grab my buddies and start a journey around the world. No plan, no tour group, just us, the money and a shared desire to see it all. We would spend years on an odyssey around the world, but when the money reached about 100,000, we would come back to America, buy a cheap RV, drive around the country until the last ounce of gas and money were gone. Then, we would abandon the RV where it stopped, hitchhike back home and start life again, but with one hell of a story. That is a good investment to me.

5 bad habits...
Impulse buyer: You think I'm kidding about my plan for a million bucks? We would be on our fifth month and somewhere in Bangladesh, before I took a moment to think, "Should I have invested this money?"
Making fun of the less fortunate: And in my mind, that is everyone besides me. I can't help it, I find EVERYTHING funny.
Overeating: I am working hard to correct this one.
Moving: In the last 7 years I have lived in 12 different cities, almost every time involved relocating over 2000 miles away. I always say I am going to stop, but it is like a disease.
Having sex with sheep: I always say, "This is the last one," but they always walk around looking so damn sexy. They are really asking for it.

5 favorite toys...
My Apple Computer
My Ipod
My Jeep
Actually that is pretty much all I own. I move around too much.

Feel free to steal this concept and post your own version. Post it on your blog though, not here. For the original MEME idea and for all the questions, click on Wreckless' link on top of the post.


Babybull40 said...

I bet you have some great stories from travelling as a nurse..When will you share those?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for responding and giving me the way to not further the tag deal. I've always wondered how to do that tactfully.
Now I know why Little BoPeep's sheep were missing and dragging their tales.
Good luck with the new snacks! I wish I could help somehow.

dmarks said...

Yeah, bring on the traveling nurse stories. "Have Jeep, Have Sheep".

Wreckless, I hate putting people on the spot too. Leaving off the "forwarding" (tagging others) will help me finish my oen entry faster.

Natalie said...

That is a great millionaire plan. In fact I plan t steal it the next time someone asks me what i would with a million dollars. I will give you no credit for the idea. Sorry, you have been forewarned.

Churlita said...

Um, duh. Of course they're sexy - they're sheep.

I used to have the moving around disease, until I had kids and couldn't afford it anymore.