I wasn’t tagged. I just liked the post.

Let’s be honest…I’m not too “linked in” to the blogger community to be tagged in something like this.  But I did read it on a friends blog and felt like putting it on mine.  I haven’t had too much to write about lately….so….

10 Years Ago:- I was in the middle of 9th grade.  (Left: This is me in Grade 9 baby, yeah, this is me in grade 9.)  Like the dog collar? – I believe my style consisted of: parachute pants, boys tees, sketchers, and a myriad of jewelry (all worn at once sometimes…like 10 mismatched bracelets, and 3 necklaces, and some random earrings) OR uber flashy disco dresses with platform shoes and the biggest hoop earrings you could possibly find. – I had just chopped my hair off to chin length, and probably died it any of the following colours: red (burgundy, natural red, orange red) blonde, or brown.  I never remember. – I played trumpet in a jazz band outside of school.  Something I probably should have done longer.
   1 Year Ago:
- I was living in Bolivia. (Right: The foothills of the Andes)
- I was in my second last week of work at El Camino Boys Home outside of Santa Cruz ( I just looked back at my calendar for this day of last year.  On the 29th of Jan. last year I had just spent a day in downtown Santa Cruz helping give medical care to some of the street kids in the canals)
- I was preparing to spend a week in the Amazon Jungle drilling a well for a local tribe.
- I was probably concerned about a friend on my team who had just contracted Dengue Fever and was not coming to the jungle.

- I was sicker than a dog with asthma, but was stubbornly trying to work around the house because I had just spent a week in bed.
- I edited photos from my first studio photo session!
- I watched M*A*S*H in my parents office at lunchtime.  But I do that every day of the week that I”m not working.

- I plan on doing more editing.
- I will clean my house that got ignored while I was sick.
- I will bake some bread. Mmm. And cookies.  Mmmmmmm.

5 snacks I enjoy:
- Pain d’epi (Homemade bread.  When it’s fresh out of the oven)
- Chips and Salsa.  Anytime.  All the time.
- Coffee & Penguins. (Not the bird.  The English cookie)
- Baldersons 6 year aged cheddar with rainforest crisps.
- Vanilla Rooibis Tea from T in Vancouver

Best Impression:
- My Cat Bigsby.  Seriously.  He talks.  Wanna hear what he sounds like?

5 Things I Would Do With $1,000,000:
- Go back to England.
- Pay off what I owe from when I last went to England.
- Buy a new camera. (Canon 5D Mark II) And lots of camera toys.
- Buy an iPad.  I can’t even contain my excitement for this thing. iWant.
- Build/refurbish a nice small energy efficient house close to Vancouver, but still on some property.
(Yes, all my things with money are selfish.  Get over it.)

5 Locations I Would Like To Run Away To:
- England. (Did I say that already?)
- Eastern Europe. (We did Hungary, and I want to see more.)
- Turkey. (Didn’t see enough the first time)
- The Mediterranean. (Loved Greece. But I’m miffed that we didn’t get around to Italy.  I will see it one day.)
- New York. (Interested in seeing some world famous land marks.)

5 Bad Habits I Have:
- Re-adjusting my back.  Apparently chiropractors don’t like that.
- Eating cookies when I shouldn’t.
- Working when I shouldn’t. (I try to give myself certain hours, but sometimes it just feels right to do my work at midnight.)
- Smothering my cat with too much love until he bites me.  I can’t not do it.  He’s so soft and squishy, I’ve got to hold him.  Apparently he doesn’t like this.  Apparently it’s not very good to treat your cat like that.
- Biting my lips.  Lipstick and me will never be good friends.

6 Things I Love Doing:
- Being a photo taker. I love it. I love it. I love it.  But sometimes, I don’t love that it’s so popular.
- Making artisan bread.  And I bet you would love to eat it.
- Sewing from scratch.  I’m not good at it, bit I still love it.
- Imagining that I live on the Starship Enterprise.  Yes, that’s right.
- Making fancy desserts.  Mmm.
- Refurbishing things.  I love buying old furniture, or decor and making it look new.

5 Things I Most Likely Will Never Wear:
- Crocs = Eternal Damnation in Fashion Hell
- A jacket that is made out of nylon.   More specifically, any sort of “weather-proof” jacket.  Poo on those.  They are ugly.
- Those running shoes with all the weird meshy bits that are all futuristic looking.  The closest thing I will get to a running shoe is a puma.
- Purple lipstick.  Nope. I got over that phase in grade 8.
- Booty Shorts.  I’m pretty sure no one wants to see that.

5 Movies I Like:
- O Brother Where Art Thou?
- Singin’ in the Rain
- Love, Actually
- Harry Potter. All of them. (That counts as one, right?)
- Pride & Prejudice (The BBC Production)
And sooo many more…

5 Famous People I Would Like To Meet:
- Patrick Stewart.  I almost did in England. I was in the same city. Standing at the box office where he was doing a seminar. I probably breathed the same air.  And Dave said, “No, we have to go to a conference.” *sigh*.
- Bing Crosby.  I just want to hear his voice.
- William Shatner.  Somehow, I think he would be a hoot to meet.
- Nigel Barker (Ok. Yes, I watch America’s Next Top Model online.  I think he would have some valuable insight into the fashion photography world.)
- Any one of the original Monty Python cast.  Although their huge personalities I think it would be intimidating and overwhelming.

5 Biggest Joys At The Moment:
- My Studio. Can’t wait to use it.
- My new found love of cooking and baking.
- Watching Star Trek TNG every night with Dave.
- Living in my own house.
- My schedule that allows me to spend time with/do all the above.

5 Favorite Toys:
- My camera
- My baking stone.
- My french press coffee maker (seriously, who needs an electric one?  Anyone want to buy our fancy starbucks coffee maker?)
- My couch/bed that I just bought off of craigslist (can that be a toy?)
- My brand-new sewing machine that my sister-in-law is “storing” at my house.

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