Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The latest meme

What I was doing ten years ago......
I had only moved here to Calgary a year previous and was ecstatic about being here only to be informed that the military base here would be closing and we would all have to relocate to Edmonton (blech!). I knew I only had 4 more years of this nonsense to put up with before I could pull the pin and begin my next career.

5 years ago:
I was just finishing a re-training program to get a piece of paper that said I knew a couple things about computers, because the military didn't give us any recognized qualifications. Little did I know, I was about to get offered a job teaching computers at that very school for the next 3 years. That would be a life-altering experience.

1 year ago:
I was wondering if the company I had just joined the previous December was going to convert me from a contractor to a permanent employee. They did.

Coffee with a good friend.

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Cozy Shack Rice Pudding; 2. Ice cream; 3. Allsorts Licorice; 4. Poppycock - Just the Nuts; 5. A good, crunchy, juicy red apple

5 songs I know all the words to:
1. Time (Pink Floyd); 2. Great Gig in the Sky (Pink Floyd) Think about that one...; 3. Downstream (Supertramp); 4. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) Doesn't everybody?; 5. Planet Claire (B-52s)

5 Things I would do with $100 million:
1. Pay off both of our familys' debts with lots to spare; 2. Buy a house with a view of both the city and the Rockies; 3. Start a small business involving music and gadgets; 4. Two words - Acura RL; 5. Live completely 'off the grid'

5 locations I would like to runaway to:
1. Australia; 2. Germany; 3. London; 4. A nice private beach; 5. In orbit around the Earth

5 bad habits I have:
1. I likes my food too much; 2. I speak my mind; 3. I keep saying the same things over and over; 4. Really corny sense of humour; 5. I keep saying the same things over and over

5 things I like doing
1. Sightseeing; 2. Listening to the surf; 3. Watching lightning storms; 4. Eating great food; 5. Playing with kitties (get yer mind out of the gutter!)

5 things I would never wear:
1. Glitter; 2. Undershirt; 3. Cowboy boots; 4. Toupee; 5. Polka dots

5 TV shows I like:
1. The Office; 2. Smack the Pony; 3. Kids in the Hall; 4. CSI; 5. West Wing

5 Biggest joys of the moment:
1. Darlene; 2. Our house; 3. My job; 4. My car; 5. The internets

5 Favorite toys:
1. My computer; 2. My 20GB Zen; 3. My PDA; 4. My car; 5. Are you seeing a pattern here?


Nancy said...

You are so lucky to be able to include your job as one of your 5 greatest joys. Going to school and learning was one of my joys. Unfortunately, that joy only lasted 10 months. Now I have to settle for something other than my dream job in the IT industry. At 41, I cannot afford to wait the 5 to 10 years in order to get the experience required to make a decent wage. My time is worth more than $12.00 an hour.

Karl Plesz said...

Forgive me for disagreeing, but it needn't take 5 to 10 years. I know people who are making great money less than 4 years out of school and I have to say some did it self-employed.

Nancy said...

There are no guarantees though are there? I guess you have to be willing to take a risk. The future has a lot of unknowns.