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:
::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?)
Five favorite toys:
::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.