Five Things

I love the meme, specially fun ones like this one I stole from Tiffany Trent.

What were you doing five years ago?

Hrm, five years ago I was switching jobs back to the place I worked for fifteen years before. It wasn't the choice I wanted, but at the time, the market was horrible and I needed something. I was also enjoying the high of my first published novel (another byline). I believe it was also the point that I was asked to write a novel for a friend that she could "show my brother."

What are five things on your to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?

  1. Get the speakers and TV out of the back of my car.
  2. Finish up the remains of Running Bomb so I can say I submitted it.
  3. Work out for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Send out the "comment for free copy of my book" that I promised.
  5. Go to bed on time.

The sleeping thing is still hard for me, which is why its on the list of things to do.

What are five snacks you enjoy?

  1. Diet Coke. It food, damn it. *sigh* The shakes are already starting.
  2. Trail mix.
  3. Nutty bars... yummy.
  4. McDonald's Chicken Nuggets.
  5. Canned (but not fresh) peaches and pears.

What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?

  1. The debt thing, obviously.
  2. Build an island, not buy, build.
  3. Become a full-time novelist and game writer.
  4. Donate a hell of a lot of money to web comics and people I enjoy who do things for free.
  5. Support a lot of open-sourced projects.

What are five of your bad habits?

  1. Obsession on the project of the week.
  2. I don't exercise enough. Need to lose more weight.
  3. I worry about money too much.
  4. I worry about my talent as a writer.
  5. I don't get angry or excited really. Even when I'm "excited" it isn't really that excited.

What are five places where you have lived?

  1. Iowa City, IA, USA
  2. Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
  3. Carpentersville, IL, USA
  4. Mount Prospect, IL, USA
  5. West Chicago, IL, USA

What are five jobs you've had?

  1. Vice President
  2. Senior Developer
  3. Human Resources
  4. Technical Writer
  5. Husband (take-home pay is crap and Fluffy doesn't report my earnings to the IRS either.)