Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I'm A Crook

I stole this idea from Nat... I liked it so much, I just couldn't help myself.

10 years ago
I was shlepping plates to tables at a restaurant that's very near and dear to my heart now. It's on the coast of Connecticut and has (or at least had) awesome food. Lobster Bisque/Clam Rolls/Steamers/Spinach and Artichoke Dip. I learned a lot from waiting tables and to this day I tip well and am very forgiving with servers (but I cannot tolerate awful service).

5 years ago
I was producing the 6:00 news in Lexington, Kentucky and working for my second of four news directors at my former station. I was working hard, playing hard and spending hard. I've reigned in my Party Girl lifestyle and my freewheeling spending, but I like to think I'm still busting hump.

1 year ago
I was about a week away from going to Vegas for the second time. We had an awesome time - rollin' as VIPs at Rain and Ghost Bar (my favorite) at The Palms. I also ate the most expensive meal of my life at Fleur de Lys at Mandalay - $160 a person. But it was awesome...

I picked out some luggage for my next traveling adventure. It's got wheels on it - my previous suitcase is this awesome leather and canvas duffel from a place called Duluth Pack. Think preppy outdoors. Anyway, I am looking forward to giving my shoulder a break with my new luggage.

I really don't plan on doing much outside of a full day of work. I've got some Netflix movies coming in so I may spend some quality time on my couch.

I alluded to my trip in the "Yesterday" comment above. Well, tomorrow I'm buying my plane ticket. $669 on US Airways to go to London for a week in October. I've already started major planning of what to do and am exploring all the options for things I need to buy (comfortable shoes etc.) I'm also looking for good books (historic accounts of the Jack the Ripper crimes/London history/travel suggestions).

I'm really cracking down on my spending because I'd like to go with a wad of cash. But I won't tell you where I'll be hiding it on my body...

5 snacks I enjoy
I love Rice Krispy Treats. They're pretty lo-cal and they taste dynamite. I also like applesauce cups, mandarin oranges, yogurt, and all kinds of cheese.

5 songs I know all the words to
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. What's Up by Four Non Blonds. Stay by Lisa Loeb. Crazy by Patsy Cline. Hotel California by The Eagles.

5 regrets
Wearing my heart on my sleeve too often.
Being too gullible/believing people are honest more than they really are.
Not working up to my potential in high school and college.
Not living abroad while in college.
Drinking too much in my youth.

5 television shows I watch weekly
The news on Local 12.
Entertainment Tonight.
CBS's Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. The storytelling is amazing, and it would be a tragedy if CBS reformatted it to the "Early Show" template when Osgood steps down.

5 things I would do with a $1,000,000
I would give my parents a big wad of cash so they could stay in Connecticut.
I'd get a bit of nip and tuck (sorry, I have a tiny vain streak)
I'd buy a home in the Cincinnati area.
I'd pay for the rest of my youngest sister's college.
I'd take the whole fam damily on a kick-ass trip.

5 locations I would love to run away to
A certain home on Island Avenue in Madison, Connecticut
If time was no barrier, my Nana and Papa's home in Canfield, Ohio.
Salzburg, Austria
London, England - yippee!!

5 things I hate doing
Washing dishes
My taxes
Listening to my voicemail

5 things I would never wear
Anything size 2.
Anything pleather.
Anything with a Nascar logo.
Anything polyester.
Anything crunchy granola.

5 recently seen movies I like
The Devil Wears Prada
Road to Perdition
In Her Shoes
Hotel Rwanda

5 famous people I'd like to meet
Hugh Hefner
Sheryl Crow
Pope Benedict
Jimmy Carter

5 biggest joys of the moment
My trip coming up - duh.
The idea of my parents moving here
The fact I've lost 9 (or is it 10?) pounds
A wedding I'm looking forward to next month
That I'm really happy with my place in the world.

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