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Five Things I was Doing 10 Years Ago
1. Working at Apple
2. Reading Zen and the Art of Making a Living
3. Trying to choose a craft to learn
4. Being romantically involved with quite a lot of people
5. Deciding not to have kids after all

Five Things on My To Do List Today
(This is actually my Have Done list. I am being To-Do-List-resistant today.)
1. Figure out doctor appointments for the rest of the year
2. Go shopping at Trader Joe's
3. Drool over my new Rio Grande Tools & Equipment catalog
4. Send a CD to a friend, which required me to find a CD jewel box, which caused me to—
5. Remove a bunch of CDs from their jewel boxes and file them in the binders I keep most of my CDs in

Five Snacks I Enjoy
1. Cottage cheese on tortilla chips
2. Coffee with milk
3. Trader Joe's peanut butter granola bars
4. Ice cream
5. Rice crackers

Five Things I Would Do If I Were a Millionaire, in No Particular Order
1. Anonymously help several friends improve their financial situation
2. Invest in microloans
3. Throw a party on the San Francisco Bay Area zeppelin
4. Give money to some organizations I support
5. Put a downpayment on a new house or a remodel of my current house

Five Places I Have Lived
1. San Francisco, CA
2. Montreal, Canada
3. New Haven, CT
4. Houghton, MI
5. Chicago, IL

Five Jobs I Have Had
1. Jack of all trades, Red Metal Mineral Co., Houghton MI
2. Paint crew, Wesleyan University Physical Plant
3. Manuscript editor, Yale University Press
4. Developmental editor, Instructional Products department, Apple Computer
5. Freelance writer/editor


( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 21st, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Ooo, Rio Grande Tools and Equipment!

Hey, have you ever tried corn thins? Like rice cakes, but with corn, and not as thick. I should have listed that among my snacks. They are sooo good!
Nov. 21st, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
I think I've had those puffy cake things made out of any number of grains. (original typo: brains)
Nov. 21st, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
When did you live in Canada?

And all of my everyday tools are from Rio because their Bell line has tools small enough for my hands. They don't carry some speciality tools, and I just deal with the regular size, but I work so much better with tools that fit.

(I'm eating Wye River Crab Seasoned Crabbers - baked cheese crackers with Wye River seasoning. I avoid Old Bay -- too much heat, not enough flavor.)
Nov. 21st, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
I lived in Canada the spring and summer of 1988.

Cheese crackers - nom.
Nov. 21st, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
So just a brief trip!

Yeah, and the good thing about these is they don't solidify between your teeth.
Nov. 21st, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
So just a brief trip!

Someday I'll tell you about the Very Expensive Round-Trip Ticket.
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Nov. 21st, 2008 05:34 am (UTC)
I worked there 1988 to sometime in the mid-90s (those dreadful Sculley years...but there was the Newton at the end) and then again for a couple of years in the late 90s (saw the birth of the iMac).
Nov. 21st, 2008 10:58 am (UTC)
I am envious. I'd love to work at Apple. Especially today :-)
Nov. 21st, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
Getting a job at Apple was literally a dream come true - I was a huge Mac fan and bought one in early 1984 as soon as I could get my hands on one.

When I actually worked there, though, it was a job. :-)
Nov. 21st, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
Ooooh *kneels in awe*

I'm sorry to say that in 1984 I was only 6 years old. Computers hadn't got to me then.

My first Mac was an LC II, which I fitted with the optional FPU. Silly me, very very few programs could use it properly.

When my studies are over, I hope to work in a company that uses Macs at least :-)
Nov. 21st, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
It's nice to find someone who respects their elders ;-)

I hope you get the job you want!
Dec. 1st, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
Five Things I was Doing 10 Years Ago
1. Working at the Fresno Local Conservation Corps
2. Painting rocks
3. Riding the bus to work in a place that made it hard
4. Rearing a daughter
5. Sharing strawberry blintzes with my daughter every Sunday

Five Things on My To Do List Today

1. Pack my closet
2. Pack my pantry
3. Wash clothes
4. Pack the bathroom
5. Pack the kitchen

Five Snacks I Enjoy
1. Popcorn with butter and Parmesan cheese
2. Cucumber and onions with balsamic vinegar
3. Blue corn sesame chips with salsa
4. Black olives
5. Hummus with garlic cheddar bread

Five Things I Would Do If I Were a Millionaire, in No Particular Order
1. Establish an organic farm
2. Create a library
3. Buy a house
4. Give money to some organizations I support
5. Spend a year traveling

Five Places I Have Lived
1. Davis, CA
2. Fresno, CA
3. Pine Ridge, CA
4. Escondido, CA
5. Mammoth, CA

Five Jobs I Have Had
1. Roach Coach Driver
2. Shift Manager, record store
3. Department Manager, clothing store
4. Dispatcher, Emergency Services Provider
5. Senior Program Assistant, Non-profit at-risk youth program
Dec. 8th, 2008 09:06 am (UTC)
I wish I've lived in as many places as you have!
Dec. 8th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
It's fun if you don't mind all the packing and unpacking.
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