Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tagged by Marit

10 years ago I was....
Was that 1998? Let's see. Maddy was 1, Jim was 13. I just struck out on my own as a designer and was building up a client base. We took Maddy to Italy that summer for 2 weeks while Jim went to Texas to visit his grandparents.

5 years ago I was.....
2003... Joey was 4, Maddy was 6, Jim was 18. That summer Jim graduated from high school and we had a fun week at the beach with Joe's parents. I had just installed my showhouse room up in Maryland, which was featured on the cover of the Washington Post's Home section and later picked up for publication in a book on Brunschwig & Fils.

1 year ago I was.....
I had just finished my first 1/2 iron race, Eagleman, and headed to California with the family for some fun with the in-laws and attempt the Ride to Cure Diabetes in Sonoma. The wine-tasting was fun, the ride was not. The organizers were the same group that put on the Badlands Ultra Marathon, and they chose many of the same roads ridden in the Tour de California. Can you say brutal hills?! Our team coach's garmin recorded several hills w/ a 26% grade, one for over a mile. I had to replace my cleats afterwards since they were trashed from walking my bike up those hills. I only finished 85 of the 100 miles I wanted to ride, and I was on my bike for 9 1/2 hours! The rest of the summer I was taking a business class and working at an internship as part of my MFA requirements. It was a busy summer!

5 things on my to-do list today:
vacuum/dust LR/FR/DR
iron some pants
get my hair done (such a hardship...)
pick up food at farmers market
bike 3 hrs/run 1 hr

5 snacks I enjoy:
Triscuits and goat cheese
cottage cheese and pears
frozen Girl Scout Thin Mints
Salt and Pepper Kettle Chips
Peanut butter, chocolate, and banana smoothies

If I was a billionaire I would:
Fund diabetes research, and give to philanthropic organizations working to end third world issues of malaria, aids, and hunger; buy a house in Italy; travel more.

6 people I would want to have lunch with tomorrow:
Vanessa, Lynn, Heidi, Nelson Mandela, Lance Armstrong, and Natalie Merchant.

5 places I have lived:
Dacca, Bangladesh
Athens, Greece
Warsaw, Poland
Lusaka, Zambia
Beirut, Lebanon

5 jobs I have had:
Bakery girl (even had to wear a black/white maid outfit)
Biographic Analyst at the CIA (now I have to kill you)
Telecommunications Analyst for USAID project in Poland
Sales girl at Calico Corner
Interior Designer

Tag, you're it!


BreeWee said...

oh my gosh, you have lived in the coolest places! What a fun life and full of adventure! LOVE it! That pink-old-fashioned looking room is way cool too! Lots of talent you have!!

Happy 15th anniversary tomorrow- ENJOY!

Anonymous said...

Yes, you HAVE lived in the COOLEST places...and you know what? YOU really really need to come to my house and decorate for me. I am serious! I SUCK. I will ride and run and swim with you and while you recover you can decorate!!! Yea? :) Jen H.
PS Happy Anniversary!

rr said...

You are so talented, what a great response to this one, I learned so much!

kerrie said...

what a great response! i am totally going to copy Bree's comment cause that is exactly what i thought - i loooove the showroom, it is so cool and you have lived in some pretty unique places - wow!
happy anniversary:)

Jennifer Cunnane said...

Sweeet, Love the info. No wonder you r such a cool chick. How interesting would it be to talk to you at a cocktail party. congrats too on the anniversary - isn't amazing how time flies. I sure hope you make it to tri bloggers camp next Jan 28th!