Friday, April 30, 2010

5 Times the Fun

I recently got tagged by my good bloggy friend E Elle at The Writer's Funhouse. This is a fun game where I get to answer 5 questions 5 times.

Question 1 - Where were you five years ago?
1. Same house
2. Loving my day job
3. Watching my kids enter their teens
4. Writing some stories in my head
5. Not even considering attempting to publish any writing.

Question 2 - Where would you like to be five years from now?
1. Same house
2. Loving my day job
3. Watching my kids settle into their grown up jobs & lives
4. Writing stories on paper
5. Publishing those stories.

Question 3 - What is (was) on your to do list today?
1. Get students to understand surface area & volume of triangular prisms
2. Lit circle discussion in class: what makes a really good lead?
3. Hope to fit in lunch
4. Watch son play hockey
5. Revise 2 chapters

Question 4 - What 5 snacks do you enjoy?
1. Chocolate of course :)
2. Raspberries
3. Rolo ice cream
4. Strawberries
5. Popcorn

Question 5 - What would you do if you were a billionaire?
1. Give a couple million to cancer research
2. Create a really cool and fun and safe group home for kids needing foster care & pay the staff really well
3. Build a really awesome school for kids with learning differences - lots of hands on labs, workshops, kitchens, studios, computer labs...
4. Go on an African photo safari
5. Go whale watching in one of those teeny tiny boats

Thanks E for letting me dream a little! If you haven't checked out her blog, make sure you pop over. She's got a great place :) She also passed me the Blogger Buddie award when my laptop was down and out. Thanks E -- You're a great buddy to have!

I'm going to pass the tag game along to a few bloggers I've met recently. I'm looking forward to finding out more about you!
B. Miller at B. Miller Fiction
Melody Green at Melody's Musings
Laura Marcella at Wavy Lines
Lydia Kang at The Word is My Oyster

I've got a few more awards to accept. Susan Fields was kind enough to pass me the Sugar Doll award - most appropriate because she is a sweetie! Check out her blog for lots of great stuff!

Mary at the appropriately named Mary McDonald Has the Write Stuff passed the Most Excellent Blogger Award my way. This is an award Mary created with some help from her talented daughter. Thanks Mary! She's a true fan of Friday Night Lights and a lot of fun - make sure you look her blog up too!


Hope everyone enjoys a wonderul weekend - I do believe we've earned it :) Anyone have exciting plans?

66 comments:

  1. Congrats on your awards and thank you for pointing us towards some new links!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  2. DL - Thanks! These are some great new friends :) Enjoy the weekend!!

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  3. Jemi, you are so loved!

    Congrats on yet another award :)

    Fun post. Liked the answers to all your question :)

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  4. Thanks Wendy - it was fun writing them - I guess I'm not getting as stressed anymore :)

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  5. Looking back and ahead five years is a big span of time. It shows you where you've been and where you want to go. (And how old you'll be!) Best of luck getting there.

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  6. Thanks Theresa - it's been a good life so far & I'm hoping it keeps going along the same path :)

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  7. Congratulations on the awards, well deserved. Love learning more about you through the five questions. Thanks for some great new links to check out. Have a great weekend.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  8. Hey, thanks for tagging me! As for weekend plans, let's see....
    Making paella.
    Going morel hunting.
    Playing with kiddies.
    And sleeeeep.

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Thanks for tagging me! Wow... five years ago life was quite a bit different... it really does make me wonder what the next five years hold.

    I didn't know that Rolo ice cream existed and think I'll have to go hunt that down now... :) I love your #2 and #3 on things you would do if you were a billionaire!

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  10. Congrats on the awards Jemi and I'll have to check out the new links. And great to learn about you more. Rolo ice-cream sounds very delicious!

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  11. Always nice to learn a bit more about you Jemi! Congrats on the well deserved awards. Rolo ice cream? Sounds yummy.

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  12. Congrats on the awards!

    Your first answer to question 5 is definitely something that eclipsed my mind, but will definitely be in the forefront if I ever became a billionaire! :)

    Sadly, my weekend plans involve studying and studying. But hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. Congrats on the awards. Your blog certainly deserves it!

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  14. Congrats on the awards! I'm with India - you definitely deserve them. And thanks for sharing your past and future! It's great to learn more about you.

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  15. Congrats on the awards!
    the 5 questions 5 answers was fun :) what a great idea

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  16. Mason - thanks :) Enjoy meeting some new people! Have a great weekend.

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  17. Lydia - you're very welcome! I've never made paella but I've been hearing a lot about it recently - I'll have to try it :)

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  18. Thanks Melody - and you're so very welcome :)

    Rolo ice cream is a very good find! Hope they have it where you live - I only have it a couple of times a year because it is sooooo addictive!

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  19. Thanks Lynn - It is delicious! And something I only buy in a cone once in a great while - too dangerous to have in the house :)

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  20. Thanks Lisa! I'm getting more comfortable writing these kinds of things - and Rolo ice cream? So good!!

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  21. Sandy - thanks :) My family has been really affected by cancer so it's always close to my heart.

    Good luck with the studying. It's that time of year!

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  22. Thanks India! I hope you manage to meet a few new friends through the links :)

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  23. Awww - thanks Talli - you're so sweet! I love the new photo! :)

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  24. Michelle - thanks :) It was a bit of a challenge to start with - then the answers just flew!

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  25. I liked learning more about you. You certainly have some challenges teaching.
    I would do some to the same things as you if I had billions.
    Congrats on your well-deserved awards.

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  26. congrats on all the awards!

    My only exciting plan is to try out hubbie's new iPad while he's gone to a golf tournament.

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  27. Congrats on the awards. It was interesting to learn more about you!

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  28. Thanks Susan - I think teaching is one of those jobs you have to really love or you shouldn't be doing it. The kids need us too much.

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  29. Helen - that is really exciting! I haven't seen one yet. They look awesome when I see them online or on TV. Have fun!

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  30. Thanks Cindy :) I hope you have a great weekend!

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  31. Thanks for the shout out, and my daughter was sitting next to me and loved the mention. :-)

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  32. Congrats, Jemi!! Great snack list! Yummy. :-)

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  33. Mary - You're welcome - and I'm glad she was there! That's good timing :)

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  34. Thanks Shannon! I am having a serious raspberry craving right now - think I may have to go shopping soon :)

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  35. Congrtas! on the award. And its alwys fun to get to know fellow bloggers a little better. Have a great weekend.

    Stephen Tremp

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  36. Congrats on your awards! And thanks for sharing those fun facts about yourself - I love learning more about my bloggy friends!

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  37. Thanks Stephen - they are fun games. Enjoy a fabulous weekend :)

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  38. Thanks so much Susan - I like reading these when other people do them - it's harder when I have to right them :)

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  39. congrats on the awards and I loved your answers! I think chocolate is mentioned in every one of these posts I've seen. That just proves it should be a food group. :)

    Have a great weekend!!

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  40. Thanks Kimberly :)

    I completely agree! Chocolate is too important to ignore!

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  41. Congrats on your awards! I LOVE your answers! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Jemi and thanks for sharing those fun links!

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  42. I've never heard of rolo ice cream. That sounds amazing. It just made my list of what to do today.

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  43. MP - you'll enjoy it! Creamy perfection :)

    Thanks for dropping by!

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  44. Kimberly - thanks - glad the answers didn't bore anyone to tears!

    Have an awesome weekend :)

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  45. Congrats on your awards! Your list was really fun to read. I hope you continue to love your day job AND get published. :D

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  46. Thanks Shelley - that would most certainly be a dream come true!! :)

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  47. Whalewatching, yes that's cool. Quite a big tourist business in Winterland where I live, actually. They take tourists out in big RIBs. I have a boat like that myself, own it together with two friends. Our RIB is only 21 feet, much smaller than the the ones they use for tourist trips, but damn cool to ride. We use it to watch wildlife, and just for fun racing around >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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  48. Cold as Heaven - that sounds like... well like a little piece of cold heaven! Lots of fun. One of these days I'll get out to the coast to do it! Can't wait :)

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  49. Fun questions and congratulations on the awards.

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  50. Thanks Alex :) Hope you have a great weekend!

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  51. How much fun! I love those questions that look back on the past and towards the future. It's amazing to me to see how different I am from just a few short years ago.

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  52. Beth - it is fun to see how far we have come and to dream about how far we'll go. Time does move quickly :)

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  53. Congrats on the well-deserved awards and for the new links! Your answers to the 'tag' questions were great, esp 3/3: 'Hope to fit in lunch' - Jemi, you deserve a break! :)

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  54. VR - thanks :) You're so sweet. And lunch is always a nice surprise when it happens!

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  55. Loved reading your answers, especially the one on a group home. I grew up in a bad situation and can appreciate someone caring for the strays, as I used to call myself. (Hugs)Indigo

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  56. Thanks Indigo - I was lucky - I grew up in a home with a lot of love and high expectations. Not all kids are so lucky and it's wrong. Every child has the right to grow up in safety and in love. One of these days it will happen.

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  57. That was fun. Congrats on the awards.

    ......dhole

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  58. Thanks Donna - hope you're enjoying a great weekend :)

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  59. Well done, Jemi, on all those awards. I love your billionaire dreams, especially the home for kids needing foster care.

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  60. Rosalind - thanks! When you've worked with as many kids from tough situations as I have they're never far from your thoughts.

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  61. Congrats on your awards, have fun writing :)
    marinela x

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  62. Hi Marinela - Thanks! It's always fun, isn't it? :)

    Thanks for dropping by!

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  63. I got tagged yesterday, too. This is fun, reading everyone else's responses. I just posted mine. Hope you'll come over and take a look and meet me and my disabled daughter. I'm now following you, too.

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  64. Hi Ann! This tag game is fun :) I'll pop right on over!

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  65. Have you noticed we all put chocolate on our snack list? I love that.

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  66. Patricia - me too! I love all kinds of chocolate.

    I'm the only one in my family who does like it though which I find really, really odd!

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