Monday, June 9, 2008
Hélène tagged me.
I turned a meme down early in my blogging days and have the same sentiments again. Because Hélène is a special virtual friend of mine and because the questions are not too personal to answer on a public platform like a blog I'll go for it.
1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
Not so much different things than now, although I always want to change my life. Which I did quite a bit in between :-).
June 10 years ago the end of the schoolyear was in sight with all the work for a teacher. 10 years ago I was living in the same little house in the forest like now.
One huge, amazing, never believed 10 years ago thing changed: Back then I was smoking cigarettes like an engine. Terrible addicted, 40 sticks a day. Starting the day with them and ending with them. In 2000 I quit. The hardest thing I ever did. It was so hard, that I did not start again, because I never ever wanted to go through it again. Now I'm a very happy non-smoker.
2. 5 things on today's to-do list?
Writing reports for the term-papers. Watering the flowers. Prep tomorrows classes. Writing this post (hasn't been on the list before, I have so much other internet stuff to do these days). Working on my *psssst* for Ellen's Kreativtag coming (too) soon (for me).
3. Snacks I enjoy
What is meant by that? The small meals? Today that would be selfmade asparagus soup. I live in asparagus country. For lunch (the biggest meal in Germany) I have very often this delicious vegetable in May and June. I save the boiling water and also boil out the peel to have more liquid for my yummy soup. This I have as my evening "snack".
If those little unnessesary fattening things one munches inbetween are meant: I try to cut them down to nothing because I finally want to loose some of those kilos gained during the quit-smoking-process.
But I do eat ice-cream almost daily now-a-days. I rather loose slowly the weight and keep it low instead of binging on all the things I prohibited myself to eat . No good with that kind of strategy for me.
4. Things I'd do if I were a billionaire?
No idea, how many zeros a billion has. For sure enough to keep, let's say, 2 or 3 millions for myself. Maybe 4. Enough to quit the payroll job. Enough for my house in the Provence and an apartment of my own in Hamburg on the riverside. And a travel-car plus money for my long-distance travels.
The remains I would give to organisations which work towards global fairness in all regards. When I don't have the payroll anymore I could make myself smarter on those topics including nature and not only put money in but also effort.
5. Places I have lived?
Benzonia, Michigan, USA
Maschen, south of Hamburg
village south of Hamburg
Whoever wants to pick up this meme is heartly welcomed.
Posted by Tally at 21:38