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Meme of Five

Sure, I’m up for the odd meme now and then (Mrs. Harridan tagged me two weeks ago for the meme of five).

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Working at my first day job, getting hooked on programming, and paying off my student loan.
What were you doing a year ago?
Same old, same old: formulating my plans for world domination, a work that continues unabated to this day.
5 snacks you enjoy?
Not much of a snacker, but here goes.
  1. Wine and cheese
  2. Combos (cheddar-cheese pretzel)
  3. Peanut butter toast
  4. Anything salty, especially pretzels
  5. Popcorn, Smart Food, Screaming Yellow Zonkers
5 songs you know all the lyrics to:
All the lyrics? That’s easy: “Happy Birthday” and the first verse of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” I know, pathetic.
5 things you would do if you were a millionaire:
I think the purpose of this question is to entertain you all with all the frivolous, self-indulgent crap I would buy. In reality, I would invest some of the money for retirement, help out some friends, and make some donations. Fantasizing for the purpose of this meme, however, is more difficult. Since I don’t anticipate ever having much disposable income, I don’t have much of a wish list, but here’s what I would buy:
  1. Land Rover Series III long-wheelbase with the Fairey overdrive.
  2. Helicopter flying lessons. A million dollars isn’t enough for my own helicopter.
  3. Antiques, especially American pieces made between 1750 and 1850 or so (Chippendale and Duncan Phyfe especially).
  4. I would make a start collecting art and photography, mostly 20th century.
  5. A ton of cameras, mostly film. The ways things are going, I can have all the film cameras I want for pennies on the dollar, and I want them all.
5 bad habits:
I am riddled with bad habits, I just won’t admit to any of them. Hey, that’s a bad habit right there! OK, here’s two more.
  1. Not flossing regularly
  2. Leaving things lying around, not closing doors, general sloppiness
5 things I like doing:
  1. Living with Anne
  2. Cooking and eating
  3. Photography and all that it entails
  4. Visiting Maine and having a lobster roll (or ten)
  5. I guess I must like blogging, too.

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