March 19th, 2013
Have you done PROMPTuesday yet? If not, here you go! May my exciting and scintillating prompt responses inspire you. (Just don’t get all “wanting to be exactly like me” on my butt.)
1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was working at a manufacturing company as a PR specialist, and just two months from my first pregnancy with Toots. I’d recently returned from a business trip to Orlando, the almost-last in a line line of conventions where sexual harassment was the norm, and I never did anything about it – even when men said, did, and offered the most inappropriate things. I’d say something now. Probably because I have girls of my own. Speaking of, I remember not knowing I was pregnant until a friend suggested I take a pregnancy test after listening to my incessant moaning about my sore boobs. I took the test in a cramped and dirty bathroom at that manufacturing company and everything changed in one single unsanitary second. I just didn’t know it yet.
2. What 5 things are on your to-do list?
-Get a foot massage at the Chinese spa place with a sign in the window that says “Foot Massages – $25″ when it’s really a full-body massage with all your clothes on.
-Buy Chinese Bitters and Coptis to decongest my liver and hopefully rid me of my chronic hormonal issues.
-Make a menu for the CAbi party I’m having this Thursday. So far I have: meatballs, flavor french onion or other.
-Read Where’d You Go, Bernadette for Friday’s book club.
-Read The Light Between Oceans for Tuesday’s book club.
3. What are 5 snacks do you enjoy?
-Roasted garbanzo beans
4. Name some things you would do if you were a millionaire:
-Buy a house I can entertain in, care for my infirm parents in if need be, and cage my kids’ friends in so they don’t rent a party bus and snort bath salts
-Spend a month each at my siblings’ homes in New York City, Williston, ND, and Singapore.
-Rent a luxury RV and ride across the U.S. with my family.
-Put what I need away for the kids’ college.
-“Adopt” someone who needs help and give them the resources they need to build a better life for him or herself.
-Get a dog.
5. Name some places you have lived:
Foster City, California
Los Angeles (Encino, Woodland Hills, and Brentwood), California
6. Name some bad habits you have:
-Jumping to conclusionness
-Always thinking I’m about to die
7. Name some jobs you have had:
-Waitress at an ice cream shop
-Honeybaked Ham attendant
-Assistant at an asbestos removal firm
-Receptionist at a law firm
-Advertising coordinator at a bank
-Assistant editor at a video game magazine
-Communications director at a non-profit organization
8. Name those you are tagging for #OSBlog: