Friday, September 23, 2005

"like a thief in the night," bonnie sang.

I'm stealing this from Her Slackassedness, who stole it from Tasty. (Yeah, that's right. We bad. We bad. We know we bad.)

10 years ago I was:
Working for the devil. I had no idea then, but I was 3 1/2 months away from a nervous breakdown, and he was packing my bags. Possibly nursing a headache.

5 years ago I was:
Living with my nerdboy, working for a startup, and coming down from the first season of Big Brother. Probably nursing a headache.

1 year ago I was:
Newly married to my nerdboy, working in a beautiful store with great people, considering buying a condo where my friend KooKoo was buying one, and definitely nursing a headache.

Yesterday I was:
Doing laundry at our condo, after having signed on with a Real Estate Broker as a new agent, and swearing out loud while nursing a doggone headache.

5 snacks I enjoy the most:
1. Pringles
2. Oreos
3. Heaven on a Cracker
4. Celery & peanut butter
5. homemade spinach dip (recipe from the Knoll's box) and Triscuits

5 songs I know all the words to (too many to name, but here are some possible surprises):
1. Rapper's Delight
2. all Alter Bridge songs
3. Boogie in Your Butt, by Eddie Murphy
4. Take Your Time, Do it Right, by the SOS Band
5. The entire Grease 2 soundtrack

5 things I would do with a billion dollars:
1. Help Katrina victims
2. Give a bunch of it to my Dad
3. Buy one of these things that I heard about from Surcie: Mine will be pink, even if I have to pay extra.
4. Give crazy fun presents to all of my friends on their birthdays or just whenever.
5. Hire a maid.

5 places ideal for running away to:
1. Seagrove Beach, Florida
2. my bedroom
3. Anywhere tropical
4. a kick-ass treehouse
5. the movies

5 items you'll never see me wear:
1. gauchos
2. UGGs
3. thigh-high boots
4. lime green (love the color, but I have bad luck when I wear it)
5. anything that might get my liberal ass mistaken for a Republican

5 best TV shows:
1. The West Wing
2. L O S T
3. The Daily Show
5. Big Brother

5 biggest joys in life:
1. when I laugh until it hurts
2. when my nephew says my name ("Other Kim") and/or smiles at me
3. talking with kids
4. when my nerdboy smiles at me when he wakes up
5. hearing a great song for the first time

5 favorite toys:
1. my iPod
2. my travel Yahtzee!
3. play-doh
4. our dog
5. my GameBoy

Thursday, September 08, 2005

ketchup or catsup?

Catching up...

Dad's surgery was last week, and it went great. "Mad props" (whatever those are) to his surgeon, Dr. Edward Chen, and all of the staff at Emory who made his stay as pleasant as possible. The doc said his heart is in great shape, but his lungs are horribly damaged by years of smoking. Dad has no plans of smoking again, thankfully, and I am hoping he won't ever find the need to pick up another cigarette. And you, too, if you're a smoker. :D

In other news, I am doing my final studying for my Real Estate licensing exams, which I hope to take next week. I think I am probably ready, but I just don't want to take it twice!

Most importantly, the people affected by Hurricane Katrina have been in my constant thoughts and prayers. I can't get over the heartbreaking devastation they are experiencing, and I'm not to the point yet that I can turn off the TV. I just feel that the victims all deserve to have their stories seen and heard. I have "adopted" a New Orleans family who was displaced and is now starting over (at least for the next six months or so) in Birmingham, with the help of my friend, Lynn. If you would like to help send support to them, let me know. I just personally can't be satisfied by throwing money at huge organizations-- the possibility of funds being diverted doesn't prevent me from doing it, but not without hesitation.

Other than that, my life is good, and I have no complaints.

God save the Gulf Coast.