Wednesday, January 11, 2012

5 Things Meme

Posted by: David Bridger
This is a "get to know each other better" meme.

Here we go.

What five things were you doing five years ago?
1. being a photographic model
2. losing my dearest old German Shepherd friend Harry to cancer
3. providing academic research support and full secretarial services for my daughters in their various studies
4. working hard towards publication
5. learning to massage

What are five things on your to-do list for today (in no particular order)?
1. continue researching spaceship propulsion options
2. revise a good chunk of Wild Times Bk2
3. write next scene of my ghost story in space
4. cuddle baby grandson Gabriel
5. cuddle baby grandson Sebastian

What are five snacks you enjoy?
1. smoked and marinated tofu cubes
2. fresh pineapple
3. canned pear halves in their own juice
4. Walkers ready salted crisps
5. Digestive biscuits

What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
1. buy a fully-crewed luxury bluewater yacht and travel the oceans with my family
2. learn to fly a plane and buy one
3. set up all our kids for life
4. sponsor hundreds of kids in the third world through a charity
5. buy, maintain and staff several hospital ships for poor people in the third world through a charity

What are five of your bad habits?
1. comfort eating when ill or upset
2. overactivity during remissions, often leading to sudden relapses through stupidity
3. fighting against tiredness to continue working on things that excite me (often leading to... etc.)
4. determined optimism
5. confronting bullies head-on

What are five places you've lived?
1. Wallasey
2. Portsmouth
3. Chatham
4. Gibraltar
5. Plymouth

What are five jobs you've had?
1. lifeguard
2. sailor
3. intelligence gatherer
4. investigator
5. writer

How about it? Will you give us your 5 Things list in the comments?


  1. Very impressive lists, David! My five things to do today list:
    1) Get a solid chunk of writing in on Kilts & Kraken
    2)Get a paperback in the mail to a contest winner.
    3)Re-order the Christmas present for my husband that didn't arrive, but from a different company. (DONE!)
    4)Prod younger son out the door to job-hunt
    5) Try to rest up a bit and hopefully prevent the sinus infection that's threatening.

  2. I'll do the five jobs for now:
    2. Dry cleaner counter girl
    3.Plastics molding machine operator
    4.Housewares department manager
    5.Contract negotiator
    I've also been in and out of management with job #5. And of course my #1 favorite "job" is being a writer! Thanks for the fun lists!

  3. When I grow up I want to be a billionaire so...

    1. Buy family members their own houses.
    2. Support medical research for asthma and MS.
    3. Set up accommodation for battered women and children.
    4. Get myself a house cleaner (that should've been number 1!)
    5. Employ a chauffeur (nothing saucy in that, I just hate driving)

  4. What are five things on your to-do list for today (in no particular order)?
    1. butternut apple soup
    2. final edits on KB Cutter's Undead Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye
    3. finish first editing pass on JS Wayne's Dead *Means* Dead
    4. order more Lesbians vs Zombies swag
    5. wring brain for a blog post

  5. I'm not sure determined optimism is a bad habit!

    I can't think of five anythings so early in the morning -- oh, yes I can!

    Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, choc biscuit!

  6. What are five things on your to do list for today?
    1. balance checkbooks.
    2. do grocery shopping
    3. visit husband in hospital (knee surgery)
    4. input critique partner's changes to MIP, well, the ones I like anyway.
    5. take care of dog and cat.
    Edna Curry


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