A happy surprise for the month of June: Jenna’s returned to regular blogging at Hitched and Breeding. A not so happy surprise yesterday: She laid the “blog tag” on me and then followed up with the classic reverse psychology ploy of “I know you won’t do it.” Well Jenna, it worked. Without further ado, here are my responses to the blogosphere’s version of the chain letter that won’t die:
What did you do 10 years ago?
10 years ago today I had just finished up my junior year abroad at Oxford University and was somewhere in Europe — probably Madrid or Barcelona – just getting started with a grand rail and backpack tour. The World Cup was held in France that year, and the whole continent had a party-like atmosphere. That was as good as living could get for a 20 year old American who’d never been on an airplane before the flight to England. I think my parents might still be paying for that year abroad… I’m think I’m still trying to convince them it was a good investment.
Five items on your to-do list:
1. See the new L.A. photo exhibit at the Huntington.
2. Put up some shelving in my garage before Saturday.
3. Continue to update this blog every weekday.
4. Mail my voiceover demos to 5 local talent agencies before this time next week.
5. Perform a 45-minute set with the “Fake Angeleno trio” before October 1. (I’m a singer.)
Snacks I enjoy:
Trader Joe’s chips and hummus.
Trader Joe’s trail mix.
Coffee and tea.
Starbucks toffee heath bars
(Branding doesn’t work on me! No sir! No logo!)
What would you do if you were a billionaire?
After a long stretch of indolent hedonism I’d probably wake up and try to follow the Hitchens maxim of “Do something against bullshit central every day.”
Places I would live:
NYC (If I were a billionaire). Paris. Carbondale, IL (If I were a billionaire) Isolated, Montana. Pretty much anywhere for a while (If I were a billionaire)
Jobs I have had: (1994 – 2000)
Stocker, checker, then substitute night manager at Larry’s IGA grocery store in Chatham, IL
Janitor at JC Penney (Employee of the month, August 1996)
Washington University Public Affairs Office press clip assistant
Waiter at Red Lobster
Police lineup participant in Oxford, England
Waiter at the best jazz club in Saint Louis
So, who can I get to do this…? I tag … Actually, the insanity stops here.