Last Meme of the Day

Here is another meme floating around on the blogosphere and since I am feeling a little charitable with my personal life here goes:

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was living in Los Angeles preparing to move back to Atlanta. This involved a small amount of drama that included:

  • a cross-country road trip with 3 women in a ford escort (i think) with no air-conditioning, a scared cat, and only 1 driver (not me – i don’t drive)
  • joy finally losing it in new orleans. well deserved breakdown because she was the only driver
  • arriving in atlanta only to find that the job that was supposed to be waiting for me wasn’t
  • finally getting a new job
  • my mother dying

2. What are 5 things on my to do list today?

As a practicing procrastinator, I don’t really do to-do lists but:

  • do laundry – in progress
  • go see the Sex in the City movie – put off until next week
  • catch up on blogging and blog reading – in progress
  • sew – this is on the list every day and never gets done
  • actually cook dinner from scratch – will do because that is the only way I will eat

3. Snack I enjoy

  • almonds mixed with dried cranberries – by my side right now
  • chili pistachios
  • m & m’s
  • popcorn with Old Bay seasoning

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire

  • for the first couple of months I would travel to Seattle (LaTonja), Los Angeles (Joy), Arizona (Miraval spa), Ghana (Imara)
  • buy a brownstone in Manhattan for my home base
  • Travel, travel, travel around the world for openings of major art exhibits
  • Lots of charitable work in Africa, focusing on empowering women and building wells

5. Places I have lived

  • Washington, DC
  • Tallahassee, Fl
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • hopefully somewhere new in the next couple of years

6. Jobs I have had (newest to oldest; there seems to be a theme….)

  • Operations Supervisor for a chain bookstore
  • Manager of 2 airport bookstores (different concourses – I was on the people mover all day)
  • Inventory Supervisor for a different chain bookstore
  • Manager of an African American bookstore
  • Customer Service for a local, independently owned bookstore
  • Manager of a different African American bookstore
  • Supervisor in a Fabric Store

I won’t tag anyone but ya’ll can have at it!

3 thoughts on “Last Meme of the Day

  1. I’ve never seen you eat any of those snacks at work. Well maybe M&M’s. If I was a billionaire I’d open an exclusive bookstore. Then I could scream books are not coasters get the hell out of my store. Or sorry sir we don’t do flea market returns, but wait let me take your picture so we know not to let you in next time.

  2. Now I understand why you read so much…you have spent your life in bookstores! I don’t know if you think its wonderful but it just made me pause and realize that it would be great to be doing a job that involved something I loved!!!

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