Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Janice tagged me for this one:

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
Oooo, bad times. Bad times. I was still secretly looking for a job so I could jump from the sinking ship that was/is my ex-husband. It was really bad. So bad that I actually lost weight without trying and that’s not something that ever happens.

2. 5 snacks I enjoy?
Ice Cream. Ben and Jerry’s to be specific. I make do with what I can get here. Shortbread. Gingerbread. Cheese (because there has to be something halfway healthy in this list lest y’all think I’m a pig (aka the truth)) and bread with chocolate. (Do you see now why I never loose weight without trying?)

3. 5 Things I would do if I was a billionaire?
Seek financial advice. Pay off my debts. Pay my father back every dime he ever spent on me and then some. Share with the rest of the family. Set up college funds for my cousins. Take care of my grandmother for life. Buy houses in several places including Alaska and Coastal California. Buy a new car. Buy new beds for the dogs. Buy a couch. Set up a system of paying myself a salary from a secure fund as a type of protection from myself and the world. I would never want to be “poor” again.

4. 5 jobs I've had?
I have no idea what this would be called in English, but I take care of our base customers for split air conditioners. Everything from taking orders to making sure the customers get what they want when the want it, ordering stock, billing and any other problems they may have. It’s fascinating. Like watching a wart grow is fascinating.

Office Assistant in a company that manufactures the machines that manufacture plastic caps. Next to this, the AC company and wart watching really are fascinating. Trust me. I can tell you more than you or I want to know about the cap on your Coke bottle. A lot more. I’ve seen people’s eyes glaze over within seconds.

Airplane Component Reliability and Data Management Manager – Now this was interesting. I loved the work, but hated the industry. It got a little old wondering if you were going to have a job tomorrow.

Catering Assistant – Before I got my permanent permit to work in Switzerland, finding a job was difficult so I worked loading airplanes with food and drinks. It wasn’t all bad. At least we got to drive the little truck.

Sales assistant – at Sears in the shoe dept. ‘Nuff said.

5. 3 bad habits?
Yarn Stash Enhancement
Eating directly from packaging instead of putting things on a plate
Drinking from bottles instead of using a glass
I have lots more but none of them really matter as I live alone. It has its advantages.

6. 5 places I've lived?
Bern, Switzerland
Z├╝rich, Switzerland
Davis, Ca.
Konstanz, Germany
Clovis, Ca.
(that all sounds much more exciting than it was, trust me)

7. 5 people I want to know more about?
Now that would just be giving away who I would like to stalk. :P

Bloggers? That’s a different question:

Judy the Nerdy Knitter
I’d also like to know who Gabi is. You comment, but to my shame, I can’t place you as a blogger or Ravelry

And finally LOLA! More pics.

I tag Judy for this one.


  1. Hehe, I should keep you wondering :-)
    I seem to be one of the minority of people without a blog. I "know" you from Ravelry (where else?). There I am sanbars.
    I always love to hear about your dogs!

  2. Anyone who eats bread and chocolate is A#1 in my book!!!! I may have to steal this one from you, a new ace up my sleeve.

  3. You forgot about our musk ox farm when you become a billionaire!