After having been tagged for my first meme by LuLi whose blog is not only a good read but is the most beautifully ‘illustrated’ (is this the right word?) of any I have come across, I decided to share a couple of things with you. Not only the meme, but also this clip about the 7 plots of all blogs. It’s a great premise, (and my blogs are typically of type 1, but this one is type 7) but the blogs that I’ve tagged don’t seem to fit into these 7 categories. So for this meme I fill in the answers to these questions and tag others to do the same, but the bloggers I tagged may not as their seriously clever blogs may not support this type of entry. I leave it in their hands, but do check out their work.
1. What were you doing ten years ago?
Ten years ago I was in my second year of university and living with my grandmother. I loved my grandma, but at the time was getting increasingly frustrated with the old fashioned type and very restrictive rules that were a part of the deal of living at her place. I was studying psychology and getting increasingly disillusioned with the course. I had also began dating the man who is now my husband. (I can’t believe that we have been together for over ten years). But second year uni was much better than first year, and I managed to see a lot of live music, eat cheap and very bad food, and waste spend a lot of time at the uni bar, playing cards and acquiring a taste for Toohey’s Old. I have some great memories of that year, undies runs around the bar by various members of our group (including myself) who lost cards games without scoring a point, the ‘Autonomy Day’ celebrations at uni where we managed to be drunk by six o’clock in the morning, and well you get the picture… probably the best of my uni undergrad years.
2. What are five things on your to-do list today?
Today I had a ridiculously ambitious list that ran something like this, clean the bathroom (one of my least favourite jobs, but seriously who doesn’t feel that way), fold and put away the washing, quick tidy up of house, meet friends for coffee, go and see local production of ‘The Full Mounty’. Well, predictably, only the last three on the list got done, so the first two are waiting for me tomorrow. But the show I saw was a lot of fun and whenever I see a local production (which is actually not that often) I am always struck by how much talent there is in the local community.
3. What snacks do you enjoy?
I probably don’t snack as often as I should and as I usually have an early lunch I seem to always end up really hungry and cranky by dinner time. There just never seems to be stuff that I feel like in the house (but as I’m the one that does the shopping who’s fault is that?). If I had a magic pantry I would snack on chocolate, corn chips, and twisties, and its probably for the best that I don’t buy those things all that frequently. When I do snack its very boringly on fruit (typically a banana with no black spots on it, I’m a bit picky) or corncakes with butter and vegemite.
4. Things you would do if you were a billionaire.
Not succeed in my desire not to spoil the kids rotten. Take my father’s business off his hands. Enable my sister to buy that Cafe she is dreaming about. My husband could quit his job and run his dream business, and I’d help everyone I love that has a mortgage to pay it off, as well as buying my desired house (same as this one, old ramshackle and federation style but lots bigger with all those modern conveniences, you know, like storage space and off street parking). Travel to Europe and spent some time with my husband’s family, and then go to South America. Said husband could do his dream thing of going to Base Camp, but I’d give that a miss.
I’d also set up investment accounts for various charities so that even if I (foolishly) ran out of money they would continue to benefit and set up a scholarship program to send lots of young people from around the world to university.
5. Three of your bad habits.
6. Five places you have lived.
I lived in Muswellbrook until I was ten. Then Singleton until I was 18 ish, with some months in New Zealand as an exchange student. Which I loved and I have been there two other times and would love to go back again, its a beautiful country. Also miscellaneous suburbs of Newcastle, near the hospital, near the uni, near the beach, and now in a suburb that in between the beach and the uni.
7. Five jobs that you’ve had?
I’ve been a pizza delivery girl. Which literally ended in disaster with a car accident.
I’ve been a waitress/bar person at least twice, and not a very good one at that. I much, much, much preferred nights when I was behind the bar, then when I was on the floor. I am clumsy and once dropped a glass of coke on top of a woman.
I’ve been a retail salesperson in two different jewelery stores for a number of years, where I was capable but not really great. Putting the hard sell on people is not really my thing.
I’ve been a child care worker, which I found to be fun easy work.
I’ve done some teaching at my university and that looks like what I’ll continue to do.
8. How did you name your blog?
Well when I registered a gravator ‘rayedish’ was the first thing that I thought of that wasn’t already used. (God, its hard to be original in this world!) So when I finally decided to start my own blog, I based the design around the concept of being a radish/rayedish.