Ten years ago: I was dating and very much in love with the guy I was certain I was going to marry. I was an intern at Lucent Technologies. I still thought I was going to end up being the next Barbara Walters as I persued my journalism degree. I was facing the reality that my friend with cancer was probably not going to make it.
Five years ago: I was 7 months into my new job and loving it. I was helping Kristina plan her wedding. I had finally quit questioning my decision to leave law school. Every guy I met for a 6 month period was named Mike – Rugby Mike, Michael Blue Eyes, Boulder Mike, Mike from the Office, Mike from Rock Bottom…it was odd.
One year ago: Going to the John Mayer & Maroon 5 concert at Red Rocks. I was getting blocked calls on my cell at 3am. I was on a man embargo. I broke my toe by running into the couch. I started traveling much more for work.
Yesterday: I was teaching a course in New Jersey. I took a very scary cab ride to the airport. Then I got on ‘Boiling Points Airlines’ and had the most annoying 4 hour flight home. (There will be a post about that flight soon.) I got home and had popcorn and red wine for dinner because I haven’t been to the grocery store in a long time. I got a very sweet text message welcoming me home.
Today: I’m at work catching up on emails and phone calls. I dropped my bagel on the floor - cream cheese side down. I’ve had 2 conference calls and I have another 3 this afternoon. I'm getting my oil changed. I’m going to a going away party tonight for my old boss.
Tomorrow: I'll head to Starbucks for a chai latte. I have laundry to do. I’m taking Barley to the dog park at Chatfield and then heading to Colorado Springs with some friends.
Five snacks I enjoy: Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches, Salt & Vinegar chips, Wheat Thins and orange juice ( I swear, it’s really good!), green grapes & turkey pepperoni.
Five bands that I know the lyrics of MOST of their songs: The Samples, Dave Matthews, Barenaked Ladies, Jay-Z & John Mayer.
Five things I would do with $100,000,000: If I had a million dollars, I’d buy you some art (a Picasso or a Garfunkel). ***Told you I knew the words to BNL songs*** But since we’re talking about $100,000,000 I’d do the following: pay off all my debt, buy a huge, old house and then gut it and redo exactly how I’d like it(complete with a gourmet kitchen), take the fam on a long vacation, buy a Land Rover, set up college funds for my sisters and retirement funds for my parents, take all my friends to Australia to party and relax with me for a month, donate a huge chunk to the American Cancer society and Urban Peak and then set a bunch aside so I don’t become one of those fools who had $100,000,000 and then blew it all. (Totally not five things but I should get more than five. I mean, come on - it's $100,000,000!)
Five locations I’d like to run away to: Barcelona, Maui, Greece, Sydney & Tuscany.
Five bad habits I have: Being bossy, road rage, letting laundry pile up, cursing when leaving message on friend’s parents answering machine & being late often.
Five things I like doing: Cooking, dancing, traveling, getting a mani and a pedi, hosting dinner parties.
Five things I would never wear: Britney’s wedding attire, gold lame (it won't let me add the accent mark but it's la-may) anything, argyle, a Miracle Bra & shoulder pads.
Five TV shows I like: Extreme Makeover:Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, Sex and The City, CSI: NY & Grey’s Anatomy.
Five movies I like: Bull Durham, Shawshank Redemption, 50 First Dates, Out of Sight & Sixteen Candles.
Five famous people I’d like to meet: Theo Epstein, Josh Jackson, Oprah, JFK & Jimmy Fallon.
Five biggest joys at the moment: My upcoming b-day luau, my new Red Sox sweatshirt, Gavin DeGraw’s Chariot Stripped cd, the fact that no matter how crappy my day is, Barley is always thrilled to see me when I get home & the fact that I don’t have anymore business trips for a while.
Five favorite toys: my foot spa, my purple Coach, my laptop, my new pimped-out tent & my cookbook stand (I’m such a dork.)
It's stunning what I can get accomplished while on a conference call. :)