I've seen several variations on this meme going around, and I always find it interesting to read people's responses. I can't promise you'll find this one interesting, but in an attempt to move on from yesterday's depressing post, I've stolen this particular group of questions from Nora Bee.
What was I doing 10 years ago? I was living in Philadelphia, and had been married for about 2 years. During the day I was doing children's theatre, driving all over the place putting on 2 person shows about various things like nutrition, Androcles and the Lion, and westward expansion in elementary school cafetoriums. On the weekends I was a swing for the interactive dinner theatre Tony n Tina's Wedding, playing various roles - most often the 8 month pregnant maid of honor. I was also doing small projects with a little theatre on South Street, getting to know other theatre artists and having a good time. I was making a fair amount of money with my acting, which thrilled me, and was just on the verge of really getting my foot firmly in the door of the Philadelphia theatre community (and a year later... just when that door was starting to open, we moved to Los Angeles, and I had to start all over again).
What are five things on my "to do" list today? Lead chapel at the preschool, drop off several bags of donations at a local charity (and do a bit of shopping in their thrift store), exercise, write the pre-VBS letter to be sent to families, make several VBS related phone calls, practice for my audition
Snacks I enjoy: Is there a snack I DON'T enjoy? I most often reach for peanuts or chips and salsa. I like a good slice (or 6) of cheese. Doritos, Cheetos and Sun Chips are NOT kept in my house because I like them too much. Chex Mix, pretzels, a spoonful of peanut butter... it's all good.
Things I would do if I were a billionaire: I would donate lots of money, to lots of places. To churches and camps that been influential to me. To arts organizations. To many, many groups that do good things around the world. Then, I would open my own repertory theatre. I would hire all the people from around the country that I loved working with, and some others I've been dying to work with. I would pay everyone a decent wage, so that not only would they need no other job, but they could support a family. I would have childcare ON SITE for everyone. We would do fantastic work with the classics and with new plays. We'd provide training. And when I'm wasn't on stage I'd go on fabulous vacations, like to Italy and scuba diving with sharks on The Great Barrier Reef.
Places I have lived: Detroit suburbs; small-town Michigan; north of Chicago; inner city Philadelphia (Fishtown); Los Angeles (Koreatown); Long Beach, CA; Bakersfield, CA; north of New Orleans
Bad Habits: Checking e-mail and blogs "real quick" and emerging hours later; procrastinating; not picking up after myself; not sitting or standing up straight
And I'll tag No Mother Earth, because she said she loves being tagged for memes. (this one should be a little easier for you than that last one!)