Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Meme: 5 Things About Me

I was tagged for this meme by Sarah at The Reading Zone and by Stacy at Welcome to my Tweendom. (Wondering what a meme is? There's a good definition here).

The rules of the meme get posted at the beginning. Each person answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the blogger then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read the player’s blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

What were you doing five years ago?
I was the facility manager at a children's theater and I was coordinating the company's move into a brand new building. I was dealing with movers, buying pianos, packing and unpacking boxes, and a million other details. I can't believe that it's been five years already.

What are five things on your to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?
  • Finish my term papers for graduate school (which is the reason there haven't been too many posts here lately).
  • Read bedtime stories to my son.
  • Order books for the store I work at.
  • Look through book catalogs for upcoming publisher meetings.
  • Write my friend to thank him for putting me in the acknowledgements section of his book. His book just came out today, and when I got my copy, I saw that he had thanked not only me, but my whole family! That was a fantastic and incredibly thoughtful thing for him to do (and totally made my month). I should really tell him that.
What are five snacks you enjoy?
  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • tomatoes
What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
  • Buy books for everyone I knew
  • give money to libraries
  • give money to non-profit children's theaters
  • give money to struggling independent bookstores
  • endow scholarships
What are five of your bad habits?
  • Chewing my nails.
  • Not being as good a correspondent as I would like to be.
  • Buying too many books.
  • Having millions of books on my to-be-read pile.
  • Flipping ahead in a book to make sure a character I like is going to make it.
What are five places where you have lived?
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • California
  • Maryland
What are five jobs you’ve had?
  • Counselor at a boy scout camp
  • Receptionist
  • Box office manager
  • Director of a performing arts center
  • Researcher
What five people do you want to tag?
When tagging other people for memes, I pick blogs that are recent additions to my blog roll. That way even if they don't end up doing the meme, you can still check out their wonderful blogs.
Don't worry, I won't be offended in any way if you don't want to do it.

In no particular order:
  • Jenny's Wonderland of Books: a new blog from a librarian and a children's literature historian (and a fellow classmate a few semesters back).
  • No Want Decaf!: a blog written by an editor at a children's publishing company. I'm having so much fun reading this blog and seeing her perspective.
  • Destined to Become a Classic: isn't that a great name for a blog? This is a lovely blog about children's books for the middle grades.
  • Rosie the Ribbeter: a funny blog about fairy tales written by my friend Cate. I know she's mentioned starting a blog several times, but didn't know she had actually done it... so it was a nice surprise to discover that she had already written several posts.
  • Job Hunting Librarian: A great blog for librarians in the D.C. area seeking jobs. My guess is that if Jess does do the meme, it will probably be on her more informal I have a blog?


  1. Thank you for the tag! My first blog meme. :) Here it is:

    We have some of the same bad book habits - I feel so guilty thinking of the stacks of books I want to read!!!

  2. Why am I not surprised that your favorite snacks are all fruits?? :)

    Greetings from Paris---I'm here in France for six weeks for dissertation research. I have internet in my apt. so I hope we chat via email soon---I know you've been busy with the end of term. Good luck with your papers!

  3. Julie- Thanks for doing the meme!

    Jody- Because you've known me for a long time. =)