Worky worky
Worky worky

Worky worky

I am tagging myself today because I am so busy that this is all I can come up with – unless you want to hear about what I’m working on – which, you know, no. 

10 years ago: 

  1. I was 1 quarter into my senior year of college. I was really, really ill – and didn’t make it to many classes (had to conserve energy for going out to the bars).
  2. I lived in Brookings, SD with my two best girls. Although it was not the most comfortable year in terms of living situations, ever – we’re all still friends, so it worked out in the end.
  3. I was trying to decide between moving to LA or NYC after graduation. When it got cold in South Dakota AND in New York, that pretty much made that decision.
  4. I had no idea what I wanted to do with myself after graduation. I was thinking vaguely about “getting a job” or “becoming suddenly rich.” 
  5. I started internet dating. I felt waaay ahead of the curve. I met a guy who was getting his master’s in PE (or something) and was good at Scrabble. We went out a few times. He wasn’t bad, really.

5 Things on my To-Do List today:

  1. Go to knitting night
  2. Blog post
  3. Put together 75% of [work related thing – redacted]
  4. Run
  5. Finish [another redacted work related thing]

5 Things that I would do if I were a millionaire (I’m copying POM & changing this to billionaire):

  1. Pay off all of my debts (and the architect’s, too, I suppose), including student loans, houses, cars…
  2. Give much to charity
  3. Travel
  4. Invest (although maybe I would invest in my ‘under the mattress fund’ right now)
  5. Help the architect open his own firm

5 Places I have lived:

  1. Kansas City, MO
  2. Brookings, SD
  3. Venice, CA
  4. Los Angeles, CA
  5. Portland, OR
(I thought about adding a different 3rd, so I could list all 5 states I’ve lived in, but in the end, I just couldn’t admit publicly that I lived in North Dakota for a total of about 6 months.)

5 Jobs I’ve had:

  1. K-Mart grill & deli food service worker (my first job that involved taxes, and the first [and so far only] that involved worker’s comp).
  2. Person who works at a daycare/summer camp for children. No, seriously. 
  3. Telemarketer
  4. Development Assistant for a psychopathic idiot
  5. Development Assistant for a racist idiot
I didn’t list any of my good jobs – they’re not as amusing.

I tag you! 


    1. Thanks! (the only difference between now & then was that then, even though I was pretty ill, I still had energy to go to the bars if I skipped class. now – it’s hit or miss, even when healthy. dammit.)

  1. Hi Amy/Cracked-out Gazelle,
    OK, this comment has no real relevance to your post, but there wasn’t an option to leave it on your “All About Amy” page (which, btw, is Triple-A awesomeness…but hopefully AAA won’t sue you), so… just thought I’d leave the comment here.

    Umm… I tend NOT to be concise with my words. Which is kind of ironic considering I teach a writing course. But anyway…

    So, I wanted to thank you for voting for me after all, and I also wanted to reassure you that you made the right decision because: a) I am a total cheese whore, and b) I met I.M. Pei at a museum in Paris when I was an undergrad!!! I was in this History of Modern Art course, and we would visit the local museums to see the works that we had discussed in class. Our professor was basically coolness personified, and we were at the Musée Maillol (Maillol = sculptor), and suddenly this cute little Chinese dude walks up and hugs our prof, and she introduces us to her “old friend, I.M. Pei.” Total craziness. Especially since he designed the pyramids outside the Louvre. AND the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame (and I’m from Cleveland). So… anyway… just thought you and Architect Husband might appreciate that. 🙂

    1. I told my husband that story, and although he’s not a huge fan of IM Pei, he was still pretty impressed. 🙂

      I just hope that you spend that $100 gift card on things of awesomeness, like shoes or gin.

  2. Christine

    So, I’m assuming Mr Scrabble not = Architect… which leaves me wondering how you met Mr A?!?

    What did you finally decide with the “getting a job” or “becoming suddenly rich.” conundrum?

    1. Mr. Scrabble was not the architect. I did not meet the architect until many years later – 4 or so, actually.

      I did, however, meet the architect on Yahoo Personals. I love(d) me some online dating. You get to meet so many…interesting…’people’ that way. 🙂

      As for the getting a job vs. becoming suddenly rich issue? The suddenly rich option didn’t quite pan out – so I ended up having to get a job. It was sad.

    1. It’s all true. I’ve never had a good DA job…but I paid my dues, and hopefully will never have to sink to that level again.

      And as soon as I get my ‘suddenly rich’ plan working succesfully, I’ll make an infomercial & sell the rights to my plan.

      But you can have a discount, because I’m a giver.

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