Meme'sI'm not usually a big fan of Meme's...I think they might be useful for bloggers who look for things to say about themselves, but I haven't yet had to struggle for blog material...especially about myself.
As much as I don't like meme's, I love Kenny. He is funny, smart as hell and does/says some very unexpected and delightful things. He was the first guy I saw when I got to the retreat.
So, I'm replying to his tagging me with a meme, but I won't be tagging anyone else (most of my blog friends have either been tagged already or would be totally annoyed by being tagged).
“The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.”
1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
Wow...those were high times for the consulting industry...most specifically in the field I am in (and was in 10 years ago). I was working for the investment banking division of a large multi-national bank in Stamford Connecticut. I was staying at a full-service Marriott during the week, playing squash in their guest courts and eating a lot of Indian and Italian food at two of my favorite restaurants up there. I don't remember exactly when, but that client sent me to Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore during my time there. It was a very exciting time of my career.
2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
Publish a blog entry (check!)
Continue testing benefits enrollment for the Michigan offices I'm working with.
Follow up with Easton Mountain on contracting for a weekend next year.
Finish my current lace project.
Decide on my next knitting project.
3. Snacks I enjoy:
Herr's Salt & Pepper Potato Chips
Kraft Extra Creamy Peanut Butter or Philly Cream Cheese on a Ritz Cracker
Yogurt and fruit
4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Buy a plane and go back to flying.
Own a house in the woods near where I currently live and a house in Tuscany.
Start a foundation that would fix our countries education system.
5. Places I have lived:
West Medway, MA
Princeton Junction, NJ
Highland Park, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ
New Hope, PA
6. Peeps I want to know more about:
OMFG...I will NEVER finish this Ichida lace project.
I dedicated myself all weekend to trying to get it finished, and I still only got up to round 58 of 76 on the border. It seemed no matter how much time I sank into knitting, I wasn't making anywhere near the kind of progress I had hoped to. I've cleverly put a black ellipse up to where I've finished in the picture of the lace from the Ichida book so you can see how "little" needs to be done.
To be fair, there are over 1,100 stitches in each round now...it seems I won't be able to finish this until the upcoming weekend.
Cara asks, "Joe, the lace is not going anywhere near an airplane, is it?"
I don't fly again until the last week of this month, and I'm pretty certain it will be complete before then. But I could always leave it in my hotel room, or accidentally snag it on something and pull it to shreds.