Getting to know me…

maryt/the teach at Work of the Poet tagged me to do a Getting to Know You meme. As I’ve said before, I’m not a huge fan of the meme, but, again, I like this one.

But I’m not tagging anyone. If you want to do it, consider yourself tagged and let me know that you did it, and I’ll come see what you wrote. πŸ™‚

So here goes…


1. What was I doing 10 years ago?

Let’s see. Ten years ago was 1998. I’d been out of college for almost a year. I was living at home and freelancing at a now-defunct television network. Work, watching t.v., surfing the Internet, and reading (not necessarily in that order) is pretty much all I did. I didn’t have any friends locally, so I was at home most of the time. Even with my parents and sister there, I was lonely. 😦 My family is great, but I missed my friends from college — and family just isn’t quite the same. You know what I mean.

2. What are 5 Things on my To-Do List for today?

Hmmm… Make some calls about a new doctor on my lunch hour. Put some receipts in our budget software. Pay some bills. Go to Curves. Get to bed early (just sayin’).

3. Snacks I Enjoy:

Oy. Pretty much anything chocolate. (See needing to go to Curves, above.)

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

The only way I’m ever going to be a billionaire would be if I won the lottery about six times. So let’s assume I win the lottery about six times. πŸ™‚ I would quit my job. I don’t understand people who insist they would keep their job if they become independently wealthy. I probably would go back to school to be a doula. Or I might work as a photographer. (I didn’t say I wouldn’t work. I’d just follow my bliss.) I would give a LOT of money to charities, etc. (How much money does one person NEED really?)

5. Three Of My Bad Habits:

I tend to talk too much. I do not put things where they belong, making my living space a bit of a mess. I spend TOO much time on the computer.

6. 5 Places I have Lived:

Kentucky (twice); Richmond, Virginia; 10 places in Georgia. (I can’t pick just five, clearly.)

7. Jobs I Have Had:

Babysitter (still do this one, on rare occasion), newspaper deliverer (from 1987-1990 — almost 12 to 15 years old), video tape archivist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics (summer before my senior year of college), video tape librarian (post-college), editor of a magazine — not THE editor, but an editor (for the past 7 1/2 years).

So there you have it. Now you know a bit more about me. πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “Getting to know me…

  1. Colleen

    I love getting emails like these – you know the kind – where you fill in little tidbits about what you’re doing currently, that kind of thing.

    Was great to learn more about you!

    Colleens last blog post..My Woobie

    I love GETTING these e-mails. I don’t love filling them out. πŸ™‚

  2. maryt/theteach

    Reba, I am glad to learn more about you. We have some things in common…chocolate, I’m a librarian not working as a librarian, I’ve worked freelance, I talk too much. Ha!

    I noticed these similarities when I was writing my response. πŸ™‚

  3. Kristin H.

    Hey! Great list. I noticed that you mentioned wanting to be a doula. You would love my cousin Kacie’s blog. She’s a doula in San Diego, but interns overseas as a midwife’s assistant. She’s currently in Ghana and has some GREAT stories to tell. Swing by my blog and click on her site. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

    Thanks, Kristin! πŸ™‚ I’ll definitely stop by your cousin’s blog. Thanks for the tip!


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