Thursday, May 29, 2008

I've been tagged for a Meme.......

Bonnie at me for the following meme. Now I'm beginning to really feel a part of the sewers blogging community. ;o) The best part is that I get to tag others....hehehe!!!

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?
Working at a bank as the operations manager in the back office of the brokerage department. There were only 4 of us in the backoffice and there were 7 brokers in the field.

Since DH and I don't have kids we gave back to the community by becoming Youth Group Ministers. Yes, indeed...working with 30-40 teenagers, and with 2 other groups in addition to our group. You haven't lived until you've had this many teens thrust upon you at once. ;o) Actually, we loved them dearly.

2.) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
Since my day is just about over, here's tomorrows list:
Have a meeting with one of my direct reports.
Get out of bed and go to work. That's always a challenge. LOL!!!
Get some sewing done
Clean my kitchen
Spend time with DH

3) Snacks I enjoy:
If the snack has sugar in it, then I enjoy it...candy, cookies, cake, and so on...and so on....
Crackers & cheese
Veggies with dip

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Quit my job, but not leave until there is a replacement.
Travel to Europe
Buy a house/condo in Italy and maybe Paris for good measure.
Work with Catholic Relief Services donating money and time to the needs of others.
Pay of the mortgages and student loans of immediate family members and take them traveling with us or send them on a trip.
I would buy my dreamhouse, but it wouldn't be ridiculous in size. 5,000 square feet is a bit ridiculous, but still doable.
Get a maid!!!! and pay her/him well.

5) Places I have lived
That's easy....Connecticut

6.) Jobs I have had:
Since turning 16, Ive only worked for 5 companies. The only reason the number isn't at 3 is one bank was bought out by another and I went to work for them. Then recently our department was eliminated and I ended up in insurance.
Grocery store
Bradlees dept store
Clerk in several positions in a bank: loan servicing, audit, marketing, insurance, brokerage
Manager in a bank brokerage and now in an insurance company

7.) 6 peeps I wanna know more about
I really would like to know something about anyone who stops by here, but for now I'll tag some I've been in contact with lately.
Elle at
Gwen at
Carolyn at
Lorrwill at
Vicki at:
Melissa at
I'm adding a 7th blog: Kim at

This was fun! Anyone stopping by can consider yourself tagged and please play along.


Bonnie D. said...

I am inviting myself to be your very first house guest in Italy. My apologies to your family and friends but I CALL IT!!

lorrwill said...

Thank you for tagging me! Like you, I feel like I have graduated to the next level of blogging.

And thanks for the kind words about my photo. I have been reluctant to post it because of some very, very, very negative responses in the past. But I decided to be brave.

Melissa said...

That was a fun read! I'll have my answers up very soon! :-)

Gwen said...

My very first meme tag! :)
Thank you for thinking of me - I'll get right to work on my post!

Lindsay T said...

I like this meme! It's sort of like one of the corporate icebreaker games I've had to play, but I love the chance to get to know us all better.

Elle said...

My first meme tag too! And it looks as though bonnie d. and I will be vying for the room with a view at your house in Italy. Although I'm fine with Paris, too.

Kim said...

Great meme, Claire! I'll put up my answers soon. Thanks for the tag, and I'm adding you to my blogroll, too! =)