Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Tagged again

So, it’s 4:15 AM and I can’t sleep. Crazy thunderstorms woke me up, and the thought of the crash in Afghanistan has kept me up. I went to the fridge to get some yogurt, and then decided to surf around the internet and visit my favorite blogs, which I had been neglecting the last few days in my thesis panic. And what do you know? I had been tagged twice…so it seems like there would be no better time than now to answer these tags.

Firstly, I got tagged by Sue.

10 years ago...
I had just graduated from highschool. I was off to spend a few unchaperoned weeks in Hawaii with some friends. And I was all geared up to go to college, University of California Santa Barbara to be exact, when my father said: “You really want to go to one of those liberal colleges?” Um, yes…party, party, party. And then he suggested I go for a year to France to do the Baccaleureat and then after that, I could return and go to college. Since I was just 17, I thought, it sounded like a good idea. You really had to be at least 18 to have some fun. He tricked me, because I have pretty much been stuck in Europe since then. However now, I am not just going to an ultra-liberal college (the students are striking right now, to protest an increase of student fees…I kid you not…that’s basically like welfare recipients refusing their welfare checks unless they are increased), I am living in a socialist country. So, ha…foiled his plan.

5 years ago...
My youngest brother had just gotten married in Vegas, and I had flown there for the weekend, cursing him for not choosing a better time since it was still during my term. I had my mid-study finals in history. Ugg. Passed, but just barely. I was hopelessly in-crush with a guy in France, whom I knew from my year there, and had seen again a few months before. A few months later that crush would come crashing down after I sent him a letter revealing my infatuation…yeah, he wasn’t that infatuated with me. Still can’t believe I did that, but I am impressed with the guts and craziness I had. I was also getting prepared to go to London for a month to intern at a women’s magazine. I thought that was what I wanted to do later…but I guess that is what internships are for. It was a great experience, but I knew afterwards that I had to find something else to aspire to be.

1 year ago...
Hee hee…I had just met this super sexy nerdy Army Chinook pilot that made me laugh all the time, even though he didn’t talk a lot. And I told myself, if I hang around him any longer, I am go to be crazy in love…I was in LA doing research on my thesis and renewing my Greencard. Getting finger printed, photographed, etc…don’t remember getting my iris scanned. And I was so relieved that it all went smoothly. I can remember coming back to Germany, and reporting that to the above mentioned super sexy man, and saying I didn’t have to get married to an American to be able to stay in the States, and he replied: “oh, too bad…” and my heart started thumping a 1000 beats a minute.

I put on rubber gloves, and went through my apartment building’s trash to see if I had thrown away the watch given to me my the above mentioned super sexy man by mistake. I was able to locate my trash bag under loads of other trash, and proceeded to open it, and was relieved to not find the watch among its contents. However, I still didn’t find the watch. Was alerted through an email from the FRG of another Chinook crash in Afghanistan…and that brings me to…

It’s now 4:43 AM…the thunderstorm is still going on outside…and I don’t know how things are going at the crash recovery. I hope as best as they can.

I hope the communications moritorium is over, and I can see my boyfriend’s face again or hear from him in some other fashion, and assure myself that he is really okay.

5 snacks I enjoy...
1. Sweet and Sour gummi candies, like Sour Patch Kids
2. Oreos
3. Salt and Vinegar Pringles
4. Peanutbutter M&Ms
5. Taco Bell…Taco Bell can be a snack

5 songs I know all the words to...
1. Big Spender – Shirley Bassey: I learned it as a 10 year old to perform for my grandmother at her birthday
2. The Star Spangled Banner

That’s it…I’m serious…the only songs I know are the national anthem and Big Spender…can I even count the anthem?

5 things I would do with $100,000,000...
1. Um…no idea. Travel.
2. Invite my friends to travel with me.
3. Start a fund to make it possible for less fortunate kids to travel, kind of like a scholarship fund, but it would be for travel.
4. Start an angel investment company for really small ventures, giving those a chance who usually don’t get it, because they are lacking the connections or lacking someone who has faith in them.
5. Invest in schools in underdeveloped countries. Especially girls schools.

5 locations I would love to run away to...
1. Los Angeles…I need my Mommy!
2. New Zealand…that place is gorgeous, and one of the only places I have visited, where I told myself that I HAD to go back again one day.
3. Ireland is the only other place. I want to visit the north now.
4. China! I want to go there in a bad way. I just have to see this country that is booming.
5. Peru- Got to see Machu Picchu

5 things I like doing...
1. Surfing the net and blogging
2. Watching CSI…I wonder what I am going to do when I am done with the DVDs? I have started CSI Miami, but it’s just not the same.
3. Baking…and eating what I bake.
4. Brain candy: trashy woman’s mags.
5. Biking

5 things I would never wear...
This one is hard…in fact, I can’t even answer this now…I think I will have to come back to it later.

5 recently seen movies I like...
1. A lot Like Love
2. Air Force One – saw it at the library and was feeling patriotic, so I picked it up
3. Monster-in-Law (so worth it to see Jane Fonda act like a total freak!)
4. Finding Neverland
5. The Aviator

5 famous people I'd like to meet...
1. Geoge Bush, ‘cos I wanna be able to make an opinion of him first hand
2. The Guys and Gals of Raven 42, in particular Sergeant Hester
3. Seriously, I can’t think of many other people right now. Basically, it would be more interesting for me to meet someone who had overcome some serious challenge, than some celebrity.

5 biggest joys of the moment...
1. Webcamming with my man. As soon as I see his face I smile…
2. The summer weather!
3. Being close to finishing my degree
4. The internet community, and all the cool people I am meeting online
5. Looking forward to my man’s R&R.

5 favorite toys...
1. Webcam
2. My Maxfield MP3 player. I have become so anti-social.
3. Dangly earrings…does that count?
4. My DVD player
5. My fan…okay, it’s not a toy, but I am so thankful for it right now.

I am not going to tag anyone to do this, because last time I did, I felt so guilty. So I will just invite anyone who wants to pick this up, to do so.

Miss Stella, I will get to yours ASAP. Just thinking up my answers.


Blogger Household6 said...

Reading your "one year ago" made me smile. Glad to see he gets your heart all a flutter - it's nice to see sappy love. I am such the sap. ;-)

AKA Miss Stella

7:31 AM  
Blogger SpotlessMind said...

Hopefully you can sleep better the next night. I woke up by the thunderstorm, too...and I hope you can talk to your man quite soon again.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Bluesman said...

Well, the North of Ireland, not Northern Ireland is on my list too. An old neighbour who is a travel photographer made great pictures there.
And the North is the place where tourists don't go.

Read about the crash this morning. Glad that the non-speaker was not involved.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Just checkin' in again...hope you're feeling better today.

Thanks for doin' the tag! =)

4:04 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Well, I know what you mean about the not sleeping thing - yesterday knocked us all for a loop I think. I finally decided to go to bed at 2am... got some sleep so that's good.

As for people to meet... I would LOVE to meet Condi Rice (although I think I'd feel way outclassed in the brain department) - she is an incredible woman.

And Laura Bush - who is, as far as I'm concerned, such an expert handler of the media - it's uncanny.

I seldom want to meet "personalities" because they tend to be so very disappointing when you hear more than 2 words come out of their mouths - I believe these 2 ladies would be absolutely fascinating to speak to in person.

9:33 PM  
Blogger AlliCadem said...

I have to agree with Teresa. Who to meet.... Tom Cruise? Have him flip out that I am not a scientologist? Shake that finger in my face and tell me how wrong I am? Or Oprah? Going to the Hermes store after hours and having a, SOB, such a HUMILIATING moment because the earth didn't stop rotating for her to shop? Gimme a break.

6:06 AM  

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