a meme from meli

12 Jun

The lovely meli tagged me for this meme. She has tagged me before, and I’ve never done the memes. Mostly just because I’ve never got around to them, not because I don’t think she’s lovely. You’ve nearly all done it by now, but here’s my answers:

What was I doing 10 years ago?

2007. Just returned to Adelaide. I was: still thinking that I would always be able to speak Spanish; believing that having had my first story published in a Penguin anthology, my second story would be snapped up no problemos; planning to have a child, deciding not to have a child, planning to have a child etc etc; being gobsmacked by mister’s extravagance when he bought a bottle of Grange; going to a lot of films; thinking to self ‘if I don’t get my first novel published by the time I’m 30 it means I’m a miserable failure; wishing that Melrose Place had never had to end; writing a really appalling novel (honestly, it had a scene where these two young people sat on a cliff looking out to sea and wondering – out loud of course – how people could be so unkind).

Five snacks I enjoy in a perfect, non weight-gaining world:

I go to the gym and now live in a perfect, non-weight gaining world

Five snacks I enjoy in the real world :

Cheese of all descriptions (even that stuff that comes in the blue box and is wrapper in alfoil – do they still make that); cashew nuts and almonds; anything the mister brings me with my cup of tea while I am watching Tony Jones.

Five things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Get extra solar panel for Kangaroo Island residence, allowing use of three lights and fridge all at the same time; have servant to draw curtains and bath at my request; good works; get in my jet plane to meet James Spader for lunch; set up own publishing company with editor who would never reject my work.

Five jobs that I have had:

Project officer, youth services librarian, manager of Community Aid Abroad shop, executive officer, temporary electorate officer to local member of parliament while permanent electorate officer took annual leave.

Three of my habits:

Blogging, checking bloglines, refreshing bloglines

Five places I have lived:

Clare, Port Pirie, Auckland, Parkside, Blackwood

Five people I want to get to know better: (A nice way of saying TAG!)

yes, well, like I say, I think everyone has done it by now. But fifi hasn’t. You all read fifi’s blog, don’t you? You should be if you’re not. Jennifer. Her blog is excellent too. Unique, thought-provoking stuff. Also, she’s an actuary. I don’t know any other actuaries. Deborah is from New Zealand and lives in Adelaide. I used to be from Adelaide and live in New Zealand. She writes very interesting things and I keep meaning to ask her if she’d like to have a coffee at the Art Gallery sometime. Mikhela‘s just had twins, so she hasn’t got anything much to do. I’m sure she’ll have time for a meme. And finally, tut-tut. She’s trying to find a good home for a lovely dog. But we live too far away.

Youse don’t have to do it if you don’t want to.

Also, no idea why the formatting and fonts are all over the shop like that, and I don’t really have the inclination to find out.

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9 Responses to “a meme from meli”

  1. Deborah June 12, 2008 at 12:17 pm #

    Thank you for the tag – will do….sometime…. I hope.

    “She writes very interesting things and I keep meaning to ask her if she’d like to have a coffee at the Art Gallery sometime.”

    Yes! Thank you! I have e-mailed…

  2. Ariel June 12, 2008 at 3:07 pm #

    10 years ago could really be a meme in itself – it’s the best question. I had that ‘novel before 30’ thing too, a long time ago. (10 years ago?) Turning 30 with no novel puts paid to that nicely. Though you’re about to have the novel, so, you know, doing pretty well I reckon.

  3. suse June 12, 2008 at 3:48 pm #

    James Spader?

    Really?!

  4. tut-tut June 12, 2008 at 11:37 pm #

    James; the thinking girl’s hunk . . .

    Will ponder this meme, but I’m in a pondering mood these days.

  5. Jennifer June 13, 2008 at 6:56 am #

    Thanks for the tag! That sounds like a nice, easy way to manage to get a post out this week…

  6. Mikhela June 13, 2008 at 8:28 pm #

    Yes to the tag, thanks – only, not tonight – right now I have to follow the links to these other interesting sounding people you have tagged.

  7. fifi June 14, 2008 at 7:37 pm #

    Thank you for tagging me, I will do my best to write about ten years ago very very soon.

  8. tut-tut June 26, 2008 at 9:06 am #

    Actually, I’ve really been working on this, but I’m getting too revelatory, I think.

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