Thursday, May 29, 2008

I'm It!

Jenn tagged me, so here goes:

1) What was I doing ten years ago?
I'd just finished college (Smith), and moved back home to work for the summer as an unpaid intern at the local weekly paper. Fortunately for me, the person I was interning with gave notice after about 2 weeks, and they offered me his job. Interestingly, I gave notice about the same time the following year, in order to go to grad school.

2) Five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today:
-maybe get a snack?
-learn about biking stuff (Kevin and I are in Northampton, learning about road biking though Ride Noho. We've learned all kinds of stuff and I haven't tipped over trying to stop yet, so the weekend is already a complete success.)

3) Snacks I enjoy:
-candy, especially chocolate
-fritos and tortilla chips
-raw carrots and cabbage
-fruit, especially frozen mango and pineapple
(Gosh, those last 2 make me look like a healthy eater, don't they? Too bad it's easier to find candy than cabbage and frozen mango!)

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
It turns out I'm kind of a lame billionaire, because none of the things I want to do but don't have to do with money. I can't imagine not working, although it would be nice to be able to do something yarn-y without having to think about money (and if I wanted that enough, I'd find a way to do it now, so maybe money wouldn't really help with that either?).

So that leaves:
-more travel
-give away as much money as possible, to organizations that help people/groups/countries/causes help themselves

5) Places I have lived:
-Albany, NY
-Andover, MA
-Aurora, NY
-Corning, NY
-Ithaca, NY
-Los Angeles, CA
-New Haven, CT
-Northampton, MA
-Princeton, NJ

And if I'm really stretching the time that counts as living somewhere, I spent a semester in Yaroslavl, Russia in college.

6) Jobs I have had:
-weekend housekeeper in my dorm
-student assistant in the tutoring center in college
-ad design person (for the weekly paper that evidently went through an ad person every 12 months)
-graduate assistant/TA
-preservation field services consultant

7) Peeps I want to know more about:
Anyone who wants to answer!

I finally took pictures of the Brooklyn Hansdspun socks, the red socks I knit for Schaefer that I finished in April (or March?), and the yarn I bought at the sheep and wool festival last weekend.... but the camera battery is dying, so they'll have to wait a bit. (We packed quickly, so of course we left the charger at home. Also, water bottles, Kevin's preferred shoes, and every bag/backpack/container we've ever used while biking. At least we remembered out bikes.


jennsquared said...

Glad to hear the bike training thing is going well. Farmers Market isn't as fun when you are not around. Also, the yarn at the farmer's market is ONLY $9.00!!!!!! :)

knitseashore said...

Northampton looks great for riding. It's not so great for racing. Ask me how I know. If you dare. :)