Tuesday, November 18, 2008

5 things about me

Abel Pharmboy over at Terra Sigillata has tagged me with this meme. His was insightful and interesting. Since it has been a while since I posted[1] I figured this would be a nice easy post to do even if it isn't insightful or interesting.

5 Things I was Doing 10 years Ago:
1) Getting geared up to marry my first and only wife
2) Trying to decide if I should return to grad school and finish my Ph.D..[2]
3) Singing excessive amounts of karaoke but getting paid in drinks to do it.
4) Finishing my first fall semester of teaching
5) Trying to figure out how I was going to pay off my student loans.

5 Things On My To-Do List Today:
1) Finish building the bar in my basement
2) Formulate objectives and expected proficiencies for our Chemistry Major
3) Grade the exams from my Chemistry of Art class.
4) Sleep[1]
5) Take over the world

5 Snacks I Love:
1) Keebler Toasted crackers
2) Anything from my childrens' Halloween bucket
3) Beer
4) Aged Cheddar
5) Smoked sausage and Diet Pepsi.

5 Things I Would Do If I Were A Millionaire:
1) Give it all away to charity[3]
2) Pay someone to finish the bar in my basement.
3) Buy some kick ass science equipment my department can't afford and put auto-samplers on everything. EVERYTHING.
4) Buy a lot of cheese and sausage.
5) Give my wife the things she really deserves.

5 Places I've Lived:
1) In a tiny rural, farm town
2) In a major metropolitan area
3) In Husker territory
4) In the shadow of mountains
5) In a state of denial

5 Jobs I've Had:
1) Bean walker[4]
2) Cell phone part builder
3) Oat bran bar packager
4) Movie theater cashier
5) Edumacator

I'm going to tag 5 people to do the same thing I just did, but I'll have to do that later.[1]

[1] I've learned to spell the word "colicky" if that gives you any idea what I've been dealing with.
[2] I did.
[3] Unless I actually had the million. If I did, I'd be like, "stay away from me, charity. Get your own million dollars. This one is mine."
[4] Back before Round-up ready beans, kids like me would be hired to walk through bean fields and pull weeds.


Lisa-tastrophies said...

HOLY HOT ROCKS BATMAN!! We have too much in common. I lived in Denial. Which part were you in? I was in the "no I'm not spending too much on needless shit" section of town. Love summer sausage! I think Hickory Farms should be in the mall year round, not just at Christmas. And I Bez an edumacator two.
Knew there was a reason (or two) I like reading your blog. :-)

Chemgeek said...

I lived on the corner of "I'm going to make a difference" and "I can do anything." I violated enough ordinances and got kicked out of State of Denial. Now I live in a place called Brutal Reality.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Do decrocodiles bite you in denial?

Chemgeek said...

he he he.... funny

LYDIA said...

Bean Walker - that is the first time I have heard of that job. Sounds awfully exciting!

Lisa-tastrophies said...

Oh Mjenks should be put on pun-punishment for that one!!