Monday, May 19, 2008

Because I Don’t Have the Energy to Get Into It: The Five Meme

What are five things on your to do list today? [for Tuesday]
• Pick up shoes and drop off dry cleaning
• Clean kitchen
• Listen to voice mail (yes, I have to have this on a To Do list)
• Send birthday card
• Wallow

What are five snacks you enjoy?
• Herrs Sourdough nuggets
• Haribo Gummi bears (Gummi Alphabets are yummy too)
• Tie: Junior Mints (refrigerated, preferably) or Sno-Caps (refrigerated)
• Tie: Kettle corn or Smartfood Cheddar popcorn
• Jell-O Double Chocolate pudding cups (latest constant craving)

What are five places where you have lived?
• A dorm on Washington Square
• In a 6th-floor walk-up on Bleecker Street
• In an illegal loft on 6th Avenue
• On a boat in the Hudson River
• Back on land in Hell’s Kitchen

What are five things you would do if you were a billionaire?
[My caveat: Other than the obvious good will/retirement/mortgages/college fund stuff]
• Book a golf/spa vacation (golf for Nicole; spa for me. The girls can enjoy the pool)
• Buy a house in Maine on the ocean.
• Make Nicole quit her job so we can spend summers in above house
• Buy a ridiculous camera/lenses to take pictures when at above house
• HUGE, huge bookstore shopping spree

What are five of your bad habits?
• Not putting on sun block/putting on baby oil and laying out
• Not returning phone calls in a timely fashion
• Not returning emails in a timely fashion
• Occasionally eating in quantities larger than one should (giant bag of pretzels lasts maybe two days)
• Bitterness. Oh, there’s bitterness.
• Yes, I added a sixth bad habit because I must include my paralyzing control freak thing

What are five jobs (labors of love) you’ve had?
• Procurer/baker of cookies/ice cream/cupcakes/snacky things
• partner (on-going)
• mother (on-going)
• aunt (on-going)
• friend (on-going)

Pictured above, pictures from my niece’s ballet recital this weekend. She wa adorable in her tutu. I loved that when she saw me she yelled JEN JEN! in front of the entire audience. (For the record, Leif and Skye call me Jen-Jen, since an appropriate aunt title is lacking in Japanese). Nicole wanted me to do an entire post on the essence of one of these pictures. Wonder if anyone can guess which one.... and why. If you do, then you just figured out what I can’t write about. Who doesn’t love a good esoteric mystery?

And I MUST make a mental note to ALWAYS stand behind Nicole in pictures. My head looks like something in the Thanksgiving Day parade next to her tiny oval face. Seriously, I need to be set back like 50 feet.


K J and the kids said...

Great meme. I'm now hungry for kettle corn and chocolate pudding. DAMN !

Anonymous said...

Is it your fear of tulle? Is that why your girlhood dream of a career in the ballet was dashed? Is that why the older woman is holding Skye so far away from you, proximity to the tulle?
Esoteric mysteries are so taxing on the brain.

calliope said...

I'm calling phantom post/unbloggable on photo #1.

Snow caps. mmmm. In the fridge? Must try.

I had a roommate swear to me that the BEST thing in the world was to put york peppermint patties in the freezer as a summer time treat. It was the cruelest joke ever. For frozen peppermint patties are uneatable.

& shut up- you look GREAT in those photos.


Shelli said...

I sent you an e-mail about my guess, because if I'm right, I don't want to post your "bizness" for the world to see.

But yeah, you do look fierce, and I SO didn't notice the head thing until you pointed it out.

Anonymous said...

Is it that your mom (I am guess that is your mom) is standing so far away from everyone else and giving you a "look"?

Anonymous said...

Is it that your mom (I am guess that is your mom) is standing so far away from everyone else and giving you a "look"?

judy said...

That women (your mom?)looks very much like your sil. Their coloring is different, but their face shapes and expressions are very similar.
Is this women in fact sil's mother who doesn't quite connect with you, Nicole and your girls?