It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these memes. I stole this one from Clare.

Five things you were doing 10 years ago?

  1. Spending my last summer in College Station
  2. Working as the sole pit security person at a Shania Twain concert which ended with a stage rush of teenage girls. To this day I have never been more scared in my life than that moment.
  3. Driving my friend Jason home from his internship with The X-Files and trying (in vain) to convince him that it would be unprofessional to NOT take the route that goes through Roswell, NM
  4. Watching one of the MTV awards shows that contained a performance by Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and thinking, “In 10 years people are going to think Christina’s the crazy washed up one.”
  5. Wondering if my roommate had been eaten by bears since he should have returned from a weekend camping trip by Thursday. It turned out he had flown to California to meet his internet girlfriend and he didn’t think to make the length of the trip in his lie the same as the length of his ACTUAL trip. He was not a good liar.

Five things on my to-do list today?

  1. Finish a CD of “offline web resources” for a client
  2. Finish editing photos from the Indy race a couple weeks ago
  3. Try to improve the comment spam moderation on my blog
  4. See if I can’t trade Brian Roberts in one of my fantasy baseball leagues
  5. Call the doctor to make an appointment for a checkup (since I haven’t even set foot there in about 3 years…)

I only expect to accomplish 1 or 2 of these.

Five Places I have traveled? (I’ll give you the five most beautiful roads I’ve driven, in no particular order…)

  1. Route 66 between Needles, CA and Kingman, AZ
  2. The Gunflint Trail north of Grand Marais, MN along the Canadian Border
  3. Blue Ridge Parkway through North Carolina and Virginia
  4. Utah Highway 12
  5. Arkansas Scenic 7 Byway through the Ouachita National Forest during the fall

Five snacks or treats I enjoy?

  1. Pretzels
  2. Cheez-Its
  3. Banana Chips (it’s a real shame they’re so incredibly bad for you)
  4. Dried Pineapple
  5. Cashews

Five things I would do if I were a billionaire?

  1. Shakira
  2. Jenna Fischer
  3. Sarah Silverman
  4. Salma Hayek
  5. Anne Hathaway

What? I was just being honest.

Oh, that’s not what you meant? Oh, fine…

  1. Give the bank all of the money they want for the things I (and my family) supposedly “own”
  2. Buy a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California
  3. Lobby to eliminate patents on “indigenous” food crops
  4. Set up a foundation to give most of it away for good causes. The Bill Gates model is pretty good. Diseases, hunger … root causes of poverty
  5. Bankroll a presidential campaign for someone I can trust. Somebody like my dad, who is too smart to run, even for a billion dollars.

Five of my bad habits?

  1. I work too much
  2. Laziness (on non-work things … just look at my yard)
  3. Stay up way too late
  4. It sounds weird to say it, but sometimes I’m not selfish enough
  5. I’m too patient. (Sometimes the opportunity passes because I’m not in a hurry.)

Five places I have lived?

  1. Lexington, KY
  2. Arlington, TX
  3. College Station, TX
  4. Fort Worth, TX
  5. Arlington, TX

Five jobs I’ve had?

  1. Warehouse monkey at a macaroni factory
  2. Scuba diver’s assistant
  3. Taught advertising to 5th and 6th graders
  4. Electro-Pimp Deluxe
  5. My own boss (this one seems to suit me best … most of the time)
Categories: From the hip


Neil · 1 July 2008 at 1:14 PM

Just for my own well being I would like to state for the record that the bad liar in group one (number 5) wasn’t named “Neil” or “Josh”. Mostly that’s because we couldn’t have possibly have scored an internet girlfriend in California since our phone line was tied up by the noted liar leaving us no time to secure a secret and poorly planned excursion, but I digress.

cad · 5 July 2008 at 9:25 AM

the 5 things you would do if you were a billionaire made me spit out my orange juice on my mac. THANKS! lol that was hilarious.

has it really been 10 years since the madonna, christina, and britney did like a virgin? that’s not what you meant right? i swear that was only 5 years ago. it was after jimmy fallon did the vma’s right? (best INTRO ever! b/c that when enrique iglesias got his mole removed, b/c of jimmy! hahaha) my time clock might be all wrong.

Great meme!

Bo · 5 July 2008 at 6:13 PM

@Neil – Good point. But nothing may ever be as priceless as the look on his face after we’d chewed him out and you ended with, “So did you at least get any?”

@cad – So what you’re saying is that if I were a billionaire I’d also be buying you a new MacBook? You may be right about the timing of the MTV thing. My memory’s getting hazy in my old age.

cad · 6 July 2008 at 10:55 AM

uh, yeah! that’s EXACTLY what i meant. . uh make sure it’s a macbook PRO. ;) haha

Btw, i found the vma 2002 intro…best ever! just worth it for the enrique iglesias skit. ha!

You might not want to drink orange juice around ur mac when u watch this.

Bo · 7 July 2008 at 9:12 AM

What? You don’t want a tricked out Air with the solid state hard drive? Ooookay. If you want the billionaire to be frugal, so be it…

cad · 8 July 2008 at 9:13 PM

not a big fan of the Air, gotta admit. I run photohsop and illustrator a lot and have a gazillon fonts and music on my mac. not to mention all these raw files. ..a friend got it and said it’s not good to use a main puter if you work with photography and design.

so yeah, i’ll take two regular mac book pro’s please. if u want to buy me the big mama of an imac, shit i’ll take three of those. -le sigh

one can dream!

Bo · 8 July 2008 at 9:48 PM

I thought the Air was a dumb concept.

Until I played with one in the Apple Store. Then I was hooked.

90% of my time is spent with any number of the CS3 apps open, but I think the Air could probably handle it.

Then again, I may just be cranky at my MacBook Pro right now. I dropped it the other day and now the aluminum case is all bent up next to the CD slot. Right where it’s most annoying. The aluminum looks cool, but to be honest, it’s a pretty stupid idea when you figure how often this sort of thing has to happen.

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