Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Another meme

I stole this from the incomparable Katie Schwartz, and then coincidentally got tagged to do it by Eebie.

1. Ten years ago, what were you doing?

Finishing my first year of law school. Sweating over my Civil Procedure final. Heinous class, and it was year-long so I had to remember shit from back in September. I got a B-minus which in law school is pretty much like an F-plus.

2. Five things on today's to-do list

a. Call back this customer who wanted to know something about our products (not done)

b. Call back one of my regional sales managers (done and it was a really annoying conversation)

c. Go pick up some pain meds from the pharmacy (not done but very much looking forward to it, even though I'm not in pain)

d. Sort through work email that came in while I was out of town (not done)

e. Find new customers to sell shit to (not done)

3. Several things I'd do if I were a billionaire

a. Donate to a lot of worthy causes. (Ok, so everyone knows I have to say that first or else I'm some kind of asshole, right? If I were as noble as Katie I'd enumerate them, but the way I see it there is so much suffering in the world I am not sure right now which projects would take priority.)

b. If I came into this money suddenly I'd put it all in the name of a trust so that I would remain anonymous about it.

c. Buy real estate in several places around the world where I want to live part time.

d. Found some kind of non-profit and staff it with people I know and trust to run it well. I'd pay them handsomely too.

e. Throw fabulous parties all over the world and fly our favorite people there to party with us.

f. Do volunteer work and take language classes.

4. Three bad habits

a. Procrastination

b. Obsessing over pointless shit

c. Snapping at people when I'm under stress

5. Five places I've lived

a. South Dakota

b. Minnesota

c. Illinois

d. California

e. Washington DC

6. Five jobs I've had

a. Piano teacher

b. The guy who scrapes up all sorts of shit from the floor of a meatpacking plant

c. Telephone survey operator -truly a job from hell

d. Cocktail waiter - making money while smoking and drinking is the way to go if you ask me

e. Large New York firm attorney - hell on Earth


Mama Gin x%##$xo!! said...

Weren't you at all excited about your then budding romance with the PG 10 years ago??!!!

Eebie said...

Excellent! And to think I went back to school to be an engineer when cocktail waiter is my true destiny.

The Freelance Guru said...

Obessing over pointlesss shit sounds wonderful fun!

BeckEye said...

I, too, obsess over pointless shit. I, too, procrastinate.

If only there were a way to combine those.

Grant Miller said...

I feel like I know you a little bit better. I wish you were still a phone operator, though.

jin said...

I'll see your three bad habits and raise you one 'anal-retentiveness'.

Mnmom said...

Great lists! I could be a procrastinator too, if I could ever just get around to it.

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Chris said...

Note to self, 3e-get on CPW's good side.

Note to self: Watch out for 4c while you're at it!

GETkristiLOVE said...

Obsessing over pointless shit is why I read this blog.

Jewgirl said...

Love your to do list and how much of it you blew off.

Personally, I think you're billionaire list is quite perfect.

I obsess over such pointless shit, too. Why do we do that?! Fuck.

Did you really scrape flesh off the floor of a meat plant? I fuckin love that. Awww, God love ya, doll.