Blogger’s Note: I don’t do many of these, but Jacqui did it with kind of a blanket tag at the end, and I’m a big fat copycat. Actually, I liked these questions. I’m not going to tag anyone else, but if you’re game, drop your responses in the Comments box.
What were you doing five years ago?
Almost to the day – I was packing essentials in my Focus and driving to Minneapolis to take a new job with a hip corporate marketing firm. I would live for a month in the Residence Inn, walk to work, and fly to NYC and Memphis on business during my first week. Important lesson: Do not tell your wife about your five-star Manhattan cuisine when she is packing up your life in Michigan, chasing kids and dogs, trying to complete the sale of your house, and subsisting on hot dogs and macaroni.
What are five things on your to-do list for today?
For tomorrow: leave the day job at or before 5 p.m.; enjoy a Cold Spring Pale Ale; read 75 to 100 pages of Don Quixote; brainstorm guerilla marketing tactics for the church’s new faith formation program; hug my wife and kids – tightly.
What are five snacks you enjoy?
PB&J, graham crackers and frosting, bananas, dry cereal, and cheese.
What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
Pay off my debts, my families’ debts, and our church’s; endow scholarships to Yale and the University of South Dakota; buy a little place in the middle of nowhere and build a wired-enough house that I wouldn’t have to leave to work; take Dad and the boys on that Trans-Siberian railroad trip to Mongolia; and yeah, try to blow the rest on pet projects and good causes.
What are five of your bad habits?
Obsessively checking emails and blogs; obsessively needing to be understood; setting unrealistic goals; leaning on my spouse for schedules and directions; and sausage.