Monday, August 29, 2005

Tagged Again!

This time I was tagged by Britni and Keebler with the same one, so here we go---

10 Years Ago:
    I was 38 years old. I was enjoying the fruits of unemployment insurance. I had been the executive director of the Symphony here, and the incompetent yahoos that sat on the board of directors decided to "change the role" of the position. I was not officially informed about it until the end of the fiscal year in June (though I pretty much knew what was happening). The new board president (a wrinkly prune of a woman) had the balls to call me on the 3rd of July, asking if I would be willing to stick around for awhile until they replaced me. Needless to say, I politely declined. The next 7 years were pure hell for the organization. The non-profit world is SO difficult....
5 Years Ago:
    I was managing an independent music store (CDs & cassettes). My CD collection grew quite a bit during this time. Also, 5 years to the day, I was in Bozeman, MT to see Bela Fleck & the Flecktones in concert! Also very concerned with the welfare of a young female employee whose drug-dealer boyfriend was murdered in January, 2000. She wasn't very productive after that point, and her depression also affected me. To the point that my friends were a little concerned about me. We finally had to let her go. I just happened to see her a couple of days ago for the first time in about a year. She's doing much better these days (so am I!)
1 Year Ago:
    The first weekend of Carroll College's school year. I had to have a pep band ready in less than one rehearsal to play at the football game. I did, of course. We had a streaker during the game who got trapped, with no place to run away to. That was fun. In Cahoots played a gig at the brew pub across from campus to welcome students back. I had a friendship with someone that would go horribly bad later that fall. It's non-existent at this point, never to revive. That's sad.
    I accomplished nothing. I blogged. I napped. I helped some people unload a U-Haul. I talked to Moose and Rachel. Incredibly dull day (except the Moose & Rachel part)!
5 Snacks I Enjoy:
    There's not a snack that I don't enjoy! The top five: potato chips w/dill pickle dip (only one brand I've ever found), chocolate chip cookies, watermelon chunks, grapes, cashews.
5 Songs I Know All The Words To:
    Funny, I don't really do lyrics. When I hear a song, I generally hear the music--the rhythm, the harmonic structure, the "sound". So my list is short to begin with: "Why Don't We Get Drunk And Screw"/Jimmy Buffett; "The Rodeo Song"/Gary Lee and Showdown; "The Star Spangled Banner"/Francis Scott Key; "Love Shack"/B-52's; "Sweet Home Alabama"/Lynyrd Skynyrd.
5 Things I'd Do With $100 Million:
    Secure financial security for my parents and sisters; shower my friends with extravagant gifts; travel; buy a shitload of lottery tickets; buy a bitchin' stereo system for my apartment.
5 Places I'd Run Away To:
    Someplace in the British Isles--probably Ireland; Prague; someplace in New Zealand; some tropical beach on a secluded, but not isolated, island--preferably in the Pacific, I think; Coeur d'Alene, ID, or within a 50 mile circle of there.
5 Things I'd Never Wear:
    Spandex; Speedo; $3000 suit; one of those elastic "awareness" wrist bands; toupee.
5 Favorite TV Shows:
    I don't watch much network TV anymore, but: Law & Order (SVU is the best); coverage of the Master's Invitational (golf); Super Bowl; uncut/unedited Looney Tunes; original Star Trek reruns.
5 Biggest Joys:
    My Dad surviving 2 heart attacks within 6 weeks of each other; paying off my student loans (admittedly far less than anyone has THESE days!); winning a golf tournament with my Dad as my partner; my first teaching job; my first time conducting an orchestra for "The Nutcracker".
5 Favorite Toys:
    Well, most of the ladies who answer this one come up with all those "unmentionable" things. Not me: King 7B Bass Trombone; 17" PowerBook; 12" iBook; Gibson SB450 Bass Guitar; Fender Rhodes Suitcase Piano (88-key).
5 Bloggerfriends I'm Supposed To Tag With This:
    This is tough. Who hasn't been tagged with it yet?? Let's try Yoj, the Funky Bee, Mel Mega, Juliepatchouli, and Jaded Maniac. Have fun girls!

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