Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Josi Kilpack tagged me on her blog a week ago and I'm just now getting around to responding. After all, I only just got a blog back up the day before yesterday. It's not like I could do it any sooner, right? Riiiight?

So here it is.

Remove the blog from the top, move all the blogs up one, and add yourself to the bottom.

Ennui in the Grocery
The Lyon's Tale
Sundial in the Shade
A Writer's Ramblings

What were you doing ten years ago? 1997 - I'd been married almost 3 years (July 1st!) and was living with my in-laws while hubby went to school and I worked for the Utah Relay Service for the deaf. I'd just started working on The Sapphire Flute.

What were you doing one year ago? End of June 2006, I don't remember much, other than writing. It was just before the kids set the house on fire on independence day. I think the smoke inhallation sucked the memories out of my head.

Five snacks you enjoy: 1) Sunflower seeds, salted, in the shell. 2) Parmesan flavored Goldfish crackers. 3) Ice cream. 4) canteloupe and cottage cheese. 5) corn chips with cream cheese and homemade salsa.

Five songs you know all the lyrics to: 1) Crazy by Icehouse. 2) Don't Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin. 3) The Tide is High by Blondie. 4) Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics. 5) Englishman in New York by Sting.

Things you would do if you were a millionaire: 1) GET OUT OF DEBT! (Yes, I did just shout that.) 2) Take my whole family on a cruise. 3) Go to Europe. 4) Build a bigger house so we could adopt more kids and my Mom wouldn't have to do stairs. 5) Save, save, save. You never know what the future might bring.

Five bad habits: Ow, do I have to answer this one??? All right, here goes. 1) Going out to eat. 2) Pepsi. 3) Wasting time on the internet. 4) Not saying "NO". 5) Spending money.

Five things you like to do: 1) Read. 2) Spend time in nature. I love trees and the sound of water. 3) Music, whether it be listening, singing, or playing my flute. 4) Travel. I love seeing new places and enjoying new foods and environments. 5) Play World of Warcraft.

Things you will never wear again: 1) Pink eyeshadow. 2) My wedding dress (it was a rental). 3) A size 6?? 4) Spike heels. Ouch. 5) The last size I dropped from (and NO, I'm not going to tell you what it is!)

Five favorite toys: 1) My digital camera. 2) My Dell XPS laptop. 3) The new program I got that lets me make really cool slideshows with music for my pictures. 4) Motorcycles (though I don't have one right now). 5) My 80 Gigabyte iPod I use to watch Heroes with my video glasses. Super cool.

Where will you be in ten years? I'd like to hope I'll be published multiple times and have enough money to live comfortably. Tin-man will be 19 and heading off on his mission. Birdy will be 18, just out of high school. Hopefully we'll have a couple of daughters added to the family by then. I don't care where I'm living, so long as I've got some of nature's green, I'm happy.

Five people to tag:

Suzanne Reese

Quote for the Day: "Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing." - Melinda Haynes


Tristi Pinkston said...

If only the "being published" and "having enough money to live comfortably" were always connected . . .

Karen Hoover said...

So true, but at least hope is free. :D

Josi said...

What slideshow program did you get? I've been doing a photo montage for my ward for the last four years and rectently got final Cut, but I'm always curious as to what other people use.

and bummer about the fire :-)

Karen Hoover said...

It's called ProShow Gold. I'm not sure how it compares to others in the market as its the first one I've had, but I like it. The address is:

The fire was a bummer, yes indeed. Scariest thing I've ever experienced. I'll blog about it sometime, probably around the 4th since that's the anniversary date. There was a succession of small miracles that kept it manageable, or it could have been a disaster. Somebody was certainly looking out for us that night.

Tamra Norton said...

LOL Karen--I think we're kindrid spirits. The only difference in our bad habit list is that mine is diet Coke instead of Pepsi. :)

Karen Hoover said...

Ha! Tamra, I knew there was something extra special about you (Just picture a big, super-cheesy grin here).