Monday, July 09, 2007

More Stuff You Don't Need To Know About Me

You can blame JenKneeBee for this one. Although, I love tags like this. So sue me.

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Um...I was almost married a full year. I was probably just wasting a lot of money on other people and working. Doing musical theater in Boston, too, I believe.

What were you doing 5 years ago?
I was loving having a beautiful little 2 yr old. And working too much. Seriously, look at that face! I was having so much freaking fun with that kid. What a punk. Just like his mother.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
Enjoying my first year in Texas. And wondering if I had wrecked my marriage by moving my family all the way down here. Funny how it wasn't THAT that did it.

What are 5 snacks you enjoy?
Only five? Have you seen my weight?
- Most cereals.
- Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies.
- Pop corn.
- Blue corn chips & salsa.

- Almost any cookie invented.

What are 5 songs that you know the lyrics to by heart?
Oh I know the real lyrics to anything? I tend to make them up when I don't know them. Even my own songs.
- Amazing Grace - John Newton

- It Is Well - Horatio Spafford
- Chuck E's In Love - Rickie
Lee Jones
- Almost any song on Journey's 'Escape' album.
- Let It Rise - Big Daddy Weave

What are 5 things you would do if you were a millionaire?
Millionaire? half a house in California? Let's say multimillionaire. Then you can do some REAL spending.
- Pay for air conditioning for the Cambridge Vineyard (if they don't have it by then).
- Donate a huge chunk of it to my own church.
- Start a trust fund that will pay for people to spay/neuter their pets.
- Open a bed & breakfast that has a kick
-ass restaurant that people come to even if they don't want to stay in the B&B. And it would have a theater in the restaurant. Think of the Vermont inn they go to in 'White Christmas' - that's what I want!
- Buy every sibling and parent I have (and I have 10 sibs and 2 sets of parents) their houses and at least one car & set up a college fund for every niece & nephew - and I have like 752 of them. Well...ok...only (hold on while I take off my shoes to count...) If I do this one first, I will have about $3 left for me.

What are 5 bad habits?
Oh I won't tell you the really bad ones. Those are for me to know and not to share. But I'll confess a few safe ones.
- Being lazy. If I could get away with it, I'd only do fun things for the rest of my life.
- Staying up way too late on the computer and then wondering why I'm so tired the whole next day.
- Thinking very judgmental thoughts in all sorts of situations. But God tends to smack me upside the head when I do. I mean, t
hat's how I became friends with Trish! I judged. God plopped her square in the middle of my life.
- Giving in to the lure of evil food.
- Obsessing over and staying with very stupid men. But that habit is OVAH.

What are 5 things you like doing?
- Hanging with my boys. They are insanely fun!
- Singing. Especially at church.
- Cooking for people. I love making huge dinners for friends.
- Watching TV.
- Blogging.

What are 5 things you would never wear again?

- Insanely high heels.
- Panty hose.
- Pretty much anything I wore in the early 80's.
- Boy-short hair. It worked in
my 20's. It won't work in my 40's.
- The combination of a sports bra, a vest, boot-cut jeans & cowboy boots. That only worked in 1992.

What are 5 favorite toys?
- Sudoku puzzle books.
- Computer.
- TV.
- MP3 player.
- My Honda CR-V. I love driving.

Who are you going to tag?
Oh goodness. Whoever wants to share superfluous trivia about themselves. Let's have it, ladies!!


Trish Ryan said...

Somehow, I ended up in your "bad habits" column?!?! I'm going to take that as a compliment. At least I'm not in the "things I'll never wear/people I'll never dress like" column, which is where you would have put me a few years ago :)

And I'm delighted to report that the Vineyard now has air conditioning (can you say HALLELUJAH?), so after you pay for all those pets to be neutered, you'll have $$$ left over for a new CRV!

Sarakastic said...

this reminds me how much I miss 1992

mcewen said...

Well clearly I've timed my arrival perfectly.
Best wishes

Beth said...

Okay- if you open up an inn like in White Christmas, I would totally try to live there. That is one of my all-time favorite movies. I can't sing or dance, but I could answer the phone and spy on people's conversations. I'm just saying. If you do ever this, give me a shout!

Oh, and I love your hair color!

Wanda said...

Oh this was great Lynette! Loved all your answers. I did this tag some time ago...and it was really fun!

JenKneeBee said...

ha! i don't think you should swear off your 1992 outfit. sounds like way too much fun to wear :)

Em said...

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! I love reading yours. I often go from Trish's page to yours. We used to go the Cambridge Vineyard, too. We're in D.C. now and miss it terribly.

Thanks again:)

Angela Marie said...

What a fun tag! You are really good at these! I always enjoy reading yours.

I love Journey!

Stacy said...

*is now very curious about how you became friends with Trish*

I'm with you on the boy-short hair. I cut my hair off my senior year of college. I never knew I disliked so many things about my looks until my hair no longer distracted from my face.

Jane said...

I'm really going to have to come back to this one after work. I loved your post. Lists are so much fun. Can I come and open that B&B with you??!

I think I just may have to take on this challenge.

Happy Wednesday!!

Kendra said...

Ummm . .. those enchiladas looked really yum. Make me some next time I'm down??

ellesappelle said...

So why would you pay for people's pets to be spayed/neutered??? Seems a very original choice!!

LEstes65 said...

Trish - you are SO not the bad column item.

Sarakastic - this reminds me how much I miss my 0% body-fat of 1992.

McEwan - welcome!

Beth - my nosey housekeeper! YEAH!

Wanda - thanks. I remember yours.

JenKneeBee - it was fun at the time. But not with my 41 yr old body. EEWWW!

Em - there's not another church quite like the Cambridge Vineyard. As much as I love mine - the Cambridge Vineyard stands alone, in my mind.

Angela - Steve Perry is a vocal god.

Stacy - your curiosity resulted in my 952,000 word essay about Trish. Glad you liked it.

Jane - I would LOVE to do that B&B with you. I'll email when I hit the lottery.

Kendra - If I make the enchiladas now, will you drive down?

Ellesappelle - Don't know about your country. But around here, there are WAY too many people who don't spay/neuter their pets. And we have tons of homeless or feral pet-quality animals because of it.