03 June 2008

procrastination nation

If I am guilty of anything in my life (and I know there is more than one thing), it is being a horrible procrastinator. It's actually something that I'm really working on. Emily said that one of her New Year's resolutions this year was to "do, don't put off" and I'm really trying to do the same. In early March (eep!) Klay tagged me for this meme. It was the first one I'd ever been tagged for and I was really excited to do it. Umm. It's June people. Also, around that very same time, Angela tagged me with a "you make my day" award and wrote the sweetest thing about me. (Just so you know, Angela, if we lived closeby, I think we'd be hanging out a lot too). So here we are. Months later and I'm getting down to business.

The meme...

What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was getting ready to go on a six week summer program to Nepal that involved being on a plane for twenty-five hours (each way), trekking part of the Annapurna circuit, drinking yak butter tea, teaching English, painting a very inaccurate world map, learning some Nepali, eating some of the best food of my life, and learning a lot about life, the world, and people who aren't like me in some ways and who are like me in many ways.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
I have to say that one year ago, I was pretty much doing the same thing I'm doing now. Planting my garden (though last year was the first time ever), working, biking a lot, looking forward to summer. Oh yeah, and I was waiting for our car to get fixed.

Five snacks you enjoy:

::Bread, and lots of it.
::Cheese, specifically Cabot extra sharp cheddar (I actually really love the seriously sharp, but I think they only sell that in Vermont).
::Stove popped popcorn topped with salt and nutritional yeast
::Black beans with hot sauce, tomatoes, and avocado.
::Chocolate chip cookies.

Five things you'd do if you were a millionaire:

::Donate more money.
::Buy more art.
::Buy more handmade clothing.
::Travel more (top of my list right now are Peru and Hawai'i) and visit friends and family more often.
::Open a bakery.

Five bad habits:
::Eating popcorn for dinner (see above about favorite snacks).
::Spending too much time on the computer (if I'm looking at blogs and flickr, is it still a bad habit?).
::Not finishing birthday presents in time (somehow this feels separate from procrastination in general).
::Singing out of tune.

Five things you like doing:
::Making lists.
::Waking up without an alarm.
::Biking on the greenway.
::Writing letters.
::Doing the dishes first thing in the morning (I know this sounds crazy, but I really don't mind washing dishes, and it's nice to have a sense of accomplishment so early in the morning).

Five things you'd never wear again:

::The first skirt I ever sewed (by hand, out of a pillowcase, and not hemmed).
::Jnco jeans (remember those?)
::Baby tees (those tiny tee shirts, um yeah).
::liquid eyeliner (well, at least the way I used to wear it in high school).
::dog tags

Five favorite toys:

::Sewing machine.
::My canonet (old film camera)
::A trowel (okay, not really, but it was the only gardening related thing I could think of)
::Computer (read: flickr and blogs)

So there you have it, more random facts about me than you probably cared to ever know. If any of you feel like playing along and sharing some random facts with the rest of us, please do.


  1. hi, favorite,

    i think hawai'i is calling us. then an evening of stove-topped popcorn and cookbook reading. then the next day we'll open up our bakery. let's get to it! xox

  2. hahha... oh I laughed SO hard at the Jinco jeans. I do remember those!! hah

  3. I am coming with you and Nicole to Hawai'i, OK?

    And eating bread with you when we get back. Yes, yes.


  4. Oh, all the things I never knew. Nepal?! That's so cool. And I want to play! I'm posting answers on my blog too :)

    And thanks for the shout-out.

  5. Oh, and Cabot Extra Sharp? Those dairy farmers are my heroes.