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Meme: Seven on Saturday

May 31st, 2008 (12:21 pm)
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Current Song: Two and Two are Five by The Story

Using breadcrumbs, Katie Alender tagged me for this meme. Since I'm a fan of bread (and I love the Hansel and Gretel - or possibly ducky - reference), I followed her lead.

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?

Too much, as I still do. In June of 1998, I was worrying and thinking too much - again, things I still do - but I was also studying my tail off and fighting battles with administration. At home, I was enjoying my environment with my cats and my family. Out of the house, I was regularly attending dance classes and rehearsals in preparation for summer productions and performances, including one extremely flattering and particularly important opportunity that I took and enjoyed.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?

The question permitted the list to be in random order, but of course I had to put it in chronological order.

Register a domain for a webdesign client (I'm very excited for this forthcoming book and its author)
Have the cable company fix my cable box (which, it turns out, they messed up in the first place)
Take a walk (2.5 miles roundtrip - I'll walk another mile later)
Start a new book (yes, I read while I'm walking)
Complete errands (recycling, banking, grocery shopping)

All of these things are now DONE. I have ten more big items on my to-do list today.

3) Snacks I enjoy:

Veggies, especially corn. Fruit. Bread.

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Give back. Donate. Support those who need support, especially those who can't speak for themselves. (Donate money to a no-kill shelter and to feline oncology vets.) Promote things which need promoting. (Save the planet. Protect endangered species.) Invest. (Give opportunities to talented kids who can't afford the education, arts training, books, instruments, and more that they want and deserve.) Save. (Save others. Save others. Save others.)

If someone said I had to earmark a certain amount for my own personal use, I'd save it all until I was nudged (read: forced) to spend it on myself. Were that to happen, I'd finally make my shows and films. Just typing that makes me want to cry. I'm serious. Money would enable me to finance my own productions. I could make my scripts come to life, hire worthy people, see my shows on screen and on stage, and record my own albums. That, along with seeing my books on the shelves, would make me so happy.

5) Places I have lived:

Different locations within the same state.

6) Jobs I have had:

Bookseller, webdesigner, actress, freelance journalist and researcher

Who I am and what I want to be known as: actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, songwriter

7) Tag: 6 people I wanna know more about (and in no particular order):

Gene Kelly
F. Scott Fitzgerald (neither of whom will be doing this meme, sadly)
Christopher Golden (who should ignore this and go back to his work-in-progress)
Lorie Ann Grover
Justina Chen Headley
Sarah Miller

Comments

Posted by: katiealender (katiealender)
Posted at: May 31st, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
Seriously, you can read while you walk?

I'm amazed by your multi-tasking ability.

I love girl-power web designers! And I'm humbled by your instinct to give back while all I want to do is rid my street of ugly houses.

Thanks for following the trail. ;-) Because you were so prompt, I won't cook and eat you... this time!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 31st, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
That I do!

Thank you for the kind words.

I appreciate that. I have plenty of string cheese with which to keep you satiated. :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 31st, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)

That was fun, Little Willow! Now to my rewrite. This very second!

Posted by: readergirlz (readergirlz)
Posted at: May 31st, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)

Um, that was me. Lorie Ann Grover :~)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 31st, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)

Hey hey, Lorie Ann!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 31st, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)

Go! Write!

Posted by: justinaheadley (justinaheadley)
Posted at: June 5th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)

Tag, I'm it? I better get runing on this!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 5th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)

*grin*

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 5th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)

Hey, it's me, Justina. I just did this and posted it on my blog!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 5th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)

Howdy! I'll definitely go check it out. :)

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