Thursday, October 06, 2005

wouldn't you like to know?

I stole this from Winn's blog.

What I was doing ten years ago:
1995. Hmm, I was brand-new at Brentwood High- I hated the school, and severely disliked my parents for making me go there.

Five years ago:
the year 2000, sophomore yr. In college. I had just pledged DZ and was making friends with Ari, Conley and Jocie- we were soon to be known as the DIVAS among the school of Music.

One year ago:
September 2004. I was working at the Bone & Joint Clinic (yuck!) but had just moved into the Penthouse with Emily and Rhonda (yea!)

work, tap class, watched a really weird movie then baseball, bed.

Five songs I know all the words to:
Crash Into Me- Dave Matthews Band
Comfortable- John Mayer
Dixieland Delight- Alabama
Yesterday- the Beatles
Wannabe- the Spice Girls

Five snacks:
ice cream
Choc Chip granola bars
celery w/ ranch dressing
wheat thins

Five things I'd do with $100 million:
get myself and my family out of debt
buy my dad a new Jeep Grand Cherokee
Give to Missions
Put the rest in savings

Five places I would run away to:
Rome, Italy
Grandparent’s house in IN

Five things I would never wear:
Cigarette pants
Bell skirts
A Duke shirt
those stupid ponchos (oh wait…)

5 Favorite TV Shows:
30 Minute Meals
Dawson’s Creek

Five Favorite Toys:
Barbie Doll Dream House
my sister when she was a baby
Coco, my stuffed elephant
cell phone

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Bethany Shea Roe said...

...and then I am stealing for my blog-

emilyb said...

I'm such a sucker for a survey!

What I was doing ten years ago:
1995. I was in the eighth second favorite year of school. That was the year everybody tried smoking.

Five years ago:
the year 2000, I graduated high school and started college at Baylor. I had my first boyfriend, first kiss. I was away from my parents for the first time. It was a big year for me.

One year ago:
2004. I got my first job at Vanderbilt, moved out of the house into an apartment, opened a retirement account, joined a new church (and a book group).

work, hosted book group, cleaned my parents' house where I'm staying, talked to Jen Gash...snoozed.

Five songs I know all the words to:
The Dance - Garth Brooks
Regulator - Nate Dog :)(my first rap song)
Until You - Dave Barnes
I Can't Stop You - Jeffrey Steele
Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn (sp?)

Five snacks:
wheat thins
ice cream

Five things I'd do with $100 million:
start a family foundation
quit my job
buy a house
travel the world
save, save, save

Five places I would run away to:
St. George Island
Dallas, TX

Five things I would never wear:
a mini, mini skirt
shoulder pads
brown and black
bright pink lipstick
any kind of piercing besides my ears

5 Favorite TV Shows:
Amazing Race
Best Week Ever
O'Reilly Factor

Five Favorite Toys:
American Girl Dolls
Go-Go my walking pup
Teacher supplies
Does makeup count

Anonymous said...

What I was doing ten years ago:
1995. I was a freshman at Lafayette HS in Lexington, KY. I tripped on the first day of classes which really sucked.

Five years ago:
2000. I was being deemed a Diva by the S of M w/ Bradley, Conley and Jocie by my side. And trying to get Bradley to cuss. (still trying)
One year ago:
2004. I was getting ready to leave my highly comfortable job at BBMPI for bigger and better things. That worked.

Packed for San Diego, watched baseball and shared a beer with Bart, shopped for kazoos.

Five songs I know all the words to:
I Like Big Butts-Sir Mix-a-Lot
Feelin' Good-Michael Bublé version
Orange Colored Sky-Nat King Cole version
Ave Maria-any version
Take Me Out to the Ball Game-the wrong version

Five snacks:
Nacho cheese Doritos
Humus & pita (it's awesome)
Ice cream

Five things I'd do with $100 million:
Trust funds for my 2 sisters and 7 cousins
Go back to school
Pay off my entire family's debt
Buy homes in fun places
Put the rest in savings

Five places I would run away to:
Wherever my Mom is
Greek Isles
New Zealand

Five things I would never wear:
Those stupid ponchos (no waiting)
Bell bottoms
Sweats w/ appliqué kittens and frogs
Leg warmers
Pleated pants

5 Favorite TV Shows:
Basketball (does that count?)
Will & Grace

Five Favorite Toys:
Barbie's clothes
Stuffed animals
Crayons/Markers/Colored Pencils
Rainbow Brite Tape Player
Anything She-Ra


Sarah said...


What I was doing ten years ago:
1995? 8th grade, my first year at Lexington Christian. I was learning lots about the English language that I hadn't previously learned in public school. In October, I was preparing for a costume party to which Dana Creech wore a Queen of Hearts costume that we made fun of her for. I was not always super nice :(. I was also carrying a lot of adolescent weight on my 5'1 body.

Five years ago:
My freshman year at OCU. This time of year I was preparing for Choreography Show; we danced to Santana's "Maria, Maria." I hated that dance with every fiber of my being. Thank you.

One year ago:
I was pretending to be happy in Washington DC.

work at Vandy, work at Stoney River, watched ER with my mom and Lindsey (btw, I hate ER)

Five songs I know all the words to:
Shameless, Garth Brooks
Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
Killing Me Softly, Fugees version
Fantasy, Ludacris
My Old Kentucky Home, Stephen Foster

Five snacks:
chips and salsa
peanut butter

Five things I'd do with $100 million:
-pay off my parents' debts
-donate to the American Diabetes Association and all my church affiliations
-buy my grandparents' farm
-purchase a Graeter's franchise
-buy a new car
-save much, much, much...okay, that's six but it's $100 million

Five places I would run away to:
Charleston, SC
Sea Island, GA
Bedford, KY (Scott family farm)
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Five things I would never wear:
hot pants
Duke paraphenalia (I'm with ya, Bradley)
white to a wedding other than my own
a dickie
Easy Spirit shoes

5 Favorite TV Shows:
The Wonder Years
Sex and The City
Fraggle Rock

Five Favorite Toys:
Plastic Food
Speak and Spell
Fashion Plates/Fashion Faces

Mary Anna said...

What I was doing ten years ago:
Frosh at Beech High School in Hendersonville, TN. Just made the HS Girls Soccer Team. Learned the difference between boys and men...yummy!

Five years ago:
Sophomore at MTSU, doing ADPi, Blue Belles, writing for Sidelines. Aren't I quite the joiner... Met my nine best friends. Dated Corey Brown (yes, we had the same last name--what can I say, I love my last name!)

One year ago:
Working stiff at good ol' Adtec, spending my first October on the South side of Nashville, in Franklin; joined Brentwood Baptist and started some wonderful friendships! Ummm...Let's hope I can add a husband and kids to this list after the next ten years...

work and then went home and talked on the phone all night long--helped my dad install turbo tax on his computer to do his 2004 taxes...finally; gave my old PR intern an interview for one of her
classes; talked to my two best friends, Amy & Rachel; and talked to Amanda, author of this lovely blog.

Five songs I know all the words to:
--"The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" theme
--"Stickshifts & Safety Belts" by Cake
--"Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder
--"Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn (good one Em)
--"This is how we do it" by Montell JOrdan

Five snacks:
cheese and red grapes
Luna or Zone bars
green bananas

Five things I'd do with $100 million:
1) tithe
2) Pay off my Visa from the purchases I made at, then shop some more on using my Visa (I get triple points!)
3) take my mom on a tropical vacation
4) Buy and decorate a home
5) save

Five places I would run away to:
1) 1003 Longview Drive, Hendersonville, TN (my parents house)
2) A cabin in the woods (preferably in New England)
3) Hawaii or some other tropical beach
4) Europe
5) Charleston, SC.

Five things I would never wear (again):
--Tapered leg jeans
--fanny pack
--puff-painted or slick-painted shirts
--Uggs (you know, those hideous furry boots that celebrities wear even when it's like 100 degrees outside) (sorry if any of you own a pair...sorry that you're a fashion victim!)
--pantyhose with open-toed shoes (like your mom does...)

5 Favorite TV Shows:
--Sex and the City
--Amazing Race
--Full House
--Good Morning America

Five Favorite Toys:
--crayons and craft & school supplies
--Pound Puppies and Pound Kitties
--Squeaky, my bear
--Barbies, their clothes, their toys, and the men who loved them

Laura said...

What I was doing ten years ago:
I was in the sixth grade at Brentwood Middle and trying to be cool wearing my boots with kahki shorts.

Five years ago:
I was a junior at Brentwood High and I was one of the watergirls for the football team.

One year ago:
I was at Columbia State, aka the Harvard of Franklin, aka the 13th grade. Also working at Logan's.

I worked and waited on many ungrateful customers at Logan's.

Five songs I know all the words to:
Mad World-
Flake- Jack Johnson
Send the Pain Below- Chevelle
Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin
Regulate- Warren G

Five snacks:
peanut butter cheese crackers
chocolate chip granola bars
freezer pops
beef jerky

Five things I'd do with $100 million:
pay off my family's debt
stop working and take more classes
buy my parents a house
save alot
help my boyfriend's family with their debt

Five places I would run away to:
The Bahamas
Cannelton Indiana
My parents house

Five things I would never wear:
A windsuit
black jeans
a belt over a shirt
fanny pack

5 Favorite TV Shows:
CSI (all three)
30 minute meals
Ghost Hunters

Five Favorite Toys:
Leo the Lion
Cabbage Patch Kids
My big wheels
our playhouse my dad built

Anonymous said...

Well, well, this'll be fun...

What I was doing ten years ago:
Living in Minsk, Belarus working with CCC and getting to travel all over Eastern Europe and Russia. Sitting in Russian class confused all day. Wearing layers for warmth. Reading brief internet reports of a rumored Braves World Series Title - the first, and apparantly only, one they will win in my lifetime. And I was overseas. *Sigh*

Five years ago:
Living in Murfreesboro, TN, still with CCC, having returned from Yekaterinburg, Russia that summer with a team of people that included a future Miss Tennessee. Good times.

One year ago:
Living in Knoxville, TN in the hood that was Ft. Sanders. Great house, until the new landlord kicked us out cause his punk kid needed a place to live.

Church, Panera, The Ranch (Halo with Hunter and Castro), Braves game (innings 10-15, dangit!!), small group at church, hanging with Haley, JC, Kristi, and Darren after that.

Five songs I know all the words to:
"Rocky Top"
The UT Alma Mater
Ummm... Happy Birthday...
"Indescribable" - the Laura Story original version, not Chris Tomlin's version...
Oh, let's go with Paula Abdul's "Cold Hearted Snake" for fun.

Five snacks:
Ranch Wheat Thins - will revolutionize your life
Ice Cream Floats
Buffalo Wings
Harvest Cheddar SunChips
Chex Mix

Five things I'd do with $100 million:
No more debt.
Fund ministry in Yekaterinburg, Minsk, and Uppsala (Sweden) for a while
Pay off church debt
Establish missions fund at church
New Tahoe. :)

Five places I would run away to:
Prague, Czech Republic
Krakow, Poland
Minsk, Belarus
St. Petersburg, Russia
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Five things I would never wear:
Florida Gators Gear
Wife-Beater t-shirts
Tank tops in public places
A Popped Collar

5 Favorite TV Shows:
Ok, there's more than five...but... they've earned it.
West Wing
Law&Order (original)
The Amazing Race

Five Favorite Toys:
Baseball Glove & Baseball
Stretch Armstrong, even when you and your brothers stretched him until the red-stretchy-oozy-stuff came out of him... more good times.
Arcade-style Ms. Pac-Man.
Deck of cards...

Yep yep. That's it.


Mary Anna said...

-E-, I don't know who you are, but you must be talking about my pal and sorority sister, Ashley Eicher (Miss TN) you know Casey Gunnels as well???

Rhonda Lu said...

What I was doing ten years ago:
October 1995. I was 14 years old, in 9th grade at North Florida Christian School in Tallahassee. Had a crush on Matt and Adam. Cheerleading was life. Best friends were Niki Boone ("Tater") and Holly Hull ("Tot"). Nickname was Buffy.

Five years ago:
October 2000. 19 years old, beginning sophomore year at Ouachita Baptist University, was living with Ashley. Flying Wombats were life. Parents had just moved from Tallahassee to Alexandria, LA. Nickname was Spunky and Louise. This was the month I drove to Nashville to see Garth at the Opry, and then to Tallahassee for the FSU-UF game. Wanted to live in Nashville, still.

One year ago:
October 2004. 23 years old, living in Nashville with best friends Emily and Amanda. Had a crush on no one, was trying to get over John. Working for my favorite restaurant Logan's. BBC Retreat. Friends were life. Nickname was Rhonda Lu.

2005, 24 years old! Living in Nashville with Emily and an empty room. Crazy about John. Nickname is Rhonda Lu and Cogga. Had a SALT meeting for church.

Five songs I know all the words to:
Mr. Wendel
The Dance
Wide Open Spaces
She Talks to Angels
Dixieland Delight

Five snacks:
granola bars
wheat thins

Five things I'd do with $100 million:
buy clothes
buy shoes
give to charity
help out my family

Five places I would run away to:
the Bahamas
a friend's house
my parents
anywhere beautiful

Five things I would never wear:
black with brown
black with navy
a fedora
a Miami Hurricanes shirt
a nose ring

5 Favorite TV Shows:
Travel Channel World's Best
music videos
What happened to Pop Up Video?

Five Favorite Toys:
do friends count???

MamaB said...

What I was doing ten years ago:
1995. Volunteering at BHS and BMS and loving every minute of it and hoping that one day Amanda would love BHS too!!

Five years ago:
the year 2000--I was working part-time at Lifeway Christian Store and still enjoying being a stay-at-home mom for the most part.

One year ago:
October 2004--Working at RHS and cheering on the Raptors in their first season post football playoffs!!

Working at RHS and cheering on the Raptors in soccer and JV football and then coming home and crashing on the couch.

Five songs I know all the words to:
Bridge over Troubled Waters-Simon and Garfunkle
All of Barry Manilow songs
Most of Michael Bolton songs
Most of Def Lepard songs
The Rose--Bette Midleer

Five snacks:
lays potato chips
granny smith apples

Five things I'd do with $100 million:
out of debt
amanda out of debt
new cars for mike, amanda and laura

Five places I would run away to:
Anywhere in New England
Anyplace warm

Five things I would never wear:
biker shorts
high heeled shoes
heavy sweaters
uncomfortable shoes
short shorts

5 Favorite TV Shows:
Dawson's Creek
West Wing

Five Favorite Toys:
Nurse's cart
Dollhouse that had real grass and a doorbell that worked
Chatty Cathy Doll
A doll that had a gorgeous blue dress that I can't remember her name
Legos--they didn't make these when I was little

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Anonymous said...

Mary Anna, we've met. I wouldn't say we're "bestest friends" or anything, but we've met. I know you.

Does that freak you out?

And yeah, I do know Ash-Bash, Casey, and the rest of the crowd from MTSU CRU... since I used to be on staff there and all ... :) Thanks for saying hey...

Eric Rodgers...