Thursday, May 15, 2008

Meme of Five

I was tagged for this Meme of Five by Jenny of Read. Imagine. Talk. Here goes:

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player 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.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

What were you doing five years ago?
Five years ago I was working as an elementary school library media specialist and teaching a children’s literature course at a large university. I retired from my library position in 2004.

What are five things on your to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?
1. Visit my mother
2. Finish reading Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
3. Clean a closet
4. Go for a brisk walk
5. Do my physical therapy exercises

What are five snacks you enjoy?
1. Dove dark chocolate
2. Cheetos
3. MacDonald’s French fries
4. Fresh vegetables--snow peas, broccoli, red peppers, and carrots--with my homemade blue cheese dip
5. Fresh berries--strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries--with a little Triple Sec

What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
1. Buy my daughter a house
2. Build a house with an in-law apartment and have my mother could come live with my husband and me
3. Buy a summer house on the coast of Maine
4. Help fund local school libraries in poor districts
5. Provide college scholarships for young Native Americans

What are five of your bad habits?
1. Procrastinating
2. Starting one thing, not finishing it, and then going on to several others things
3. Not throwing STUFF away. I have lots of things I haven’t used and clothes I haven’t worn for years just gathering dust in my closets, in the basement, etc.
4. Staying up too late at night
5. Not putting things back in the right place as soon as I should

What are five places where you have lived?
I've lived in two different cities in Northeastern Massachusetts.

What are five jobs you've had?
1. Salesgirl
2. Doing work for a lawyer at the Registry of Deeds in Salem, MA
3. Elementary School Teacher
4. Elementary School Librarian
5. College lecturer

I'm tagging 5 bloggers whose blogs are on my blogroll:
1. Tricia of The Miss Rumphius Effect
2. Charlotte of Charlotte’s Library
3. Jone of Check It Out
4. Jama Rattigan
5. Vivian of HipWriterMama


Vivian Mahoney said...

You're going to love Sherman Alexie's book. I have your same bad habits. Uh-oh. My bad habits are piling up.

Elaine Magliaro said...


I'm enjoying the book so far! If I hadn't put so many things off until the last minute...I'd be reading Alexie's book right now. Currently, I am attending to last minute details for our council dinner next week and making arrangements for our 2008-2009 Speaker Series.

jama said...

You stole all my bad habits! The house on the coast of Maine sounds idyllic. Loved Alexie's book :) . . .

Elaine Magliaro said...


I love the coast of Maine. We'll be spending an idyllic week there in August. I can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for playing!
The house in Maine sounds perfect... as do the McDonald's french fries!

Charlotte said...

Thanks for tagging me, Elaine! I had fun with this.

Tricia said...

Okay, I'm done.
Meme of Five
That thank you note on my to-do list, by the way, is for you. The book Oh, Grow Up! arrived today. I am tickled pink. The poems are just too funny. In fact, I'm now off to finish reading it. Thank you!