Wednesday, May 28, 2008

7 Questions Meme Tag

Ok, so we got tagged by Katie at Creative Literacy for a meme about us. It would seem that you all have much more important things to do and read, but it was fun for us to answer the questions. Based on the "5 places you've lived" questions, it's obvious that Karen has led a much more exciting life than Bill. Oh well, enjoy.

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’
ve been tagged and asking them to read the player’s blog.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’
ve posted your answer.

What were you doing ten years ago?

BILL: Finishing my 14th year of teaching, enjoying the summer with my 6 year old daughter and 3 year old son. They actually wanted to go to the pool with me then.

KAREN: Ok, I really wish I was Mary Lee (AYear of Reading) right now with her 10 year journal!! What was I doing: watching my oldest daughter, K, "graduate" from 5th grade, and my youngest, C, was finishing 1st grade. We took our first trip ever to DisneyWorld and had a blast, partaking in all the magic.

What are five things on your to-do list for today (not in any particular order):

BILL: Take my son to buy a new baseball glove, read a book, cut the grass and other yard work, attend a graduation party and take my son to baseball practice.

KAREN: Grade papers, blog, attend a graduation, attend a wedding, and order a cake.

What are some snacks you enjoy?


KAREN: Pretty much anything salty and crunchy (my new favorites are Kroger's pretzel rods), and I love appetizers (not really a snack, but definitely love them!).

What would you do if you were a billionaire?

BILL: Retire to a home on the beach and play more golf.

KAREN: Not to be a copycat, but definitely retire to a home on a beach or water, and start to give back by volunteering time to nonprofits of my choice (something I don't seem to have the luxury of time to do right now).

What are your bad habits?

BILL: Biting my nails, procrastinating,

KAREN: Drinking Pepsi, nagging (this one is here for my family), rubbing my eyes, shopping, and not stopping whatever I'm doing to really listen to what my family is telling me (I'm not a good multi-tasker at all).

What are five places where you have lived?
BILL: I don't have 5! Ashland, OH; Columbus, OH; Hilliard, OH

KAREN: Lima, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Jackson, WY; Salt Lake City, UT; Columbus, OH

What are five jobs you have had?

BILL: Paper boy, farm hand, bus boy at Friendly's (for one month), playground supervisor, resident adviser in Drackett Tower at The Ohio State University.

KAREN: lifeguard (many summers through high school and college), tram operator/ tour guide at Jackson Hole (my ski bum phase lasted exactly one year, but it was wonderful, and this is what I did in the summer), waitress (many restaurants, but absolutely the worst waitress in history, wherever I was), maid at a hotel in Jackson Hole (can you say gross!!), and teacher (special ed, 4th grade, 3rd grade, and currently 5th grade).

What people do you want to tag?
100 Scope Notes
Kristyn Crow (Cool Daddy Rat)


  1. Fun stuff, you two! Read some tidbits I knew and others that were new. Bill, I can TOTALLY picture you as an RA in your dorm. Dunno why, but that strikes completely true for me. Karen, based on your bad habits, I think we can infer why your waitressing career was so...stellar.


  2. This was fun to read...thanks to you both. Bill, what happended at Friendly's??? Karen,Jackson Hole, I am envious!