Thursday, May 26, 2005

The "what if" Meme

This is how it works. I will answer five of the questions below. In return, I will tag three people who will highlight, copy and paste into their blogs who will answer five questions below and pass it on to three other bloggers. And I took the liberty of adding a few more...

If I could be a scientist...
If I could be a painter...
If I could be a doctor... I would be a general practitioner/internist.
If I could be a farmer...
If I could be a gardener...
If I could be a missionary...
If I could be a lawyer...
If I could be an athlete...
If I could be an innkeeper...
If I could be a professor... I would teach Anthropology.
If I could be a writer... I would write the story of my life.
If I could be a llama rider... Why do I feel like I am missing out on some huge blogger joke here... Llama's spit, so I would rather leave them alone.
If I could be a bonnie pirate...
If I could be an astronaut...
If I could be a world famous blogger…
If I could be a justice on any one court in the world...
If I could be married to any one famous political figure... I like the husband I have thank you...
If I could be a circus star... I would be the lion tamer
If I could be a poet... I would like poetry
If I could be a musician... I could play an instrument really well
If I could be a chef... I would cook more often, and for money
If I could be a rodeo star... I would want to ride the bulls

And I’m tagging:
Nettie, Hamster, and Jordana if she has not already done so...

Friday, May 20, 2005

music meme

From free Scotland

Total volume of music files on my computer:
Uhm, just the files the computer came with...

The last CD I bought was:
The Clash boxed set

Song playing right now:
Classic Meets Cuba ~ Tobias / Forster, Kilian / Hahn, Tim Forster (Composer), The Klazz Brothers (Performer) - Salsa No. V (Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 in C Minor "Destiny")

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:
Breakfast At Tiffany's: Music From The Motion Picture Score [SOUNDTRACK] (Audio CD) ~ Henry Mancini

La Llorona by Chavela Vargas

Mozart: Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute)Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen - The Queen Of The Night Aria

Medicine Springs by The Busted Hearts. Actually I love just about anything they have done, but I could not find a link to the song "Even hookers say goodbye" from an previous band the banjo player had... hard to believe he had a punk band over 20 years ago...

Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash

Five people to whom I’m passing the baton:
Erin's World Because she needs something to distract her from refinancing...
She who is missing sippy cups... because she is having soothie seperation anxiety.
Overgrown Gothic Princess because she did not do the book meme.
The smoking man because if he finds the link he will be rather disgusted... because he is good at that. Plus, I think he has good taste in music.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

100 things about me

My 100 things

  1. I was born in South America
  2. I can't return there until I get a passport from there
  3. This makes me very sad
  4. My younger brother was born in Europe
  5. I used to be jealous of this
  6. We had our own language for a few years
  7. I was in my first bullfight (in my father’s arms) when I was around 2
  8. I cried
  9. because I thought the calf was going to eat my shoes
  10. I astounded my school by realizing the truth in the TOTL test when I was 2 and a half
  11. I remember taking the test, and wondering why they were trying to trick me
  12. I remember my third birthday party very well
  13. We moved to a different country in South America
  14. I spoke three languages by 1st grade
  15. My mother insists it is four...
  16. But I do not count donkey as an official language
  17. My mother took us to visit people living in the Amazon
  18. She took us in a dugout canoe
  19. I drank Chicha made the old fashioned way
  20. My father raised fighting bulls
  21. I had a Anglo-Arab horse named Isabella
  22. I never got to ride her
  23. I loved the way the old adobe homes smelled (still do)
  24. I took catechism classes in third grade because I was interested
  25. I was sad when I found out that Zeus was not really real
  26. My grandfather died when we were on a boat in the Galapagos Islands...
  27. I found him as he was dying.
  28. It was a big hassle bringing the body to the USA.
  29. Barry Goldwater helped us bring him through customs.
  30. He said he was an important man
  31. I think he was
  32. My parents split up after this.
  33. I am still a little sad about that
  34. but I know it is a good thing they did
  35. a couple years later my mother, brother and I moved to the USA
  36. We had two dimes and a cat to our name.
  37. My mother is my favorite person in the world.
  38. I know she deserves a medal
  39. she works really hard
  40. at everything
  41. she is hard to live up to
  42. she is a wonderful mother
  43. I was teased horribly and did not get a good first impression of the USA
  44. I lost the ability to speak German
  45. I rarely spoke Spanish
  46. I was very sad about being in the USA until high school
  47. My half brother and half sister were born at this time
  48. I was a rebel in high school
  49. I maintain I had a heart of gold.
  50. I was not as bad as other kids
  51. I fell in love for the first time in high school
  52. He shattered my heart later.
  53. he also wrote a book with a character based on me
  54. So he said
  55. I don't want to read it
  56. but I am curious
  57. I went to a university that my great grandmother had gone to (albeit under a different name)
  58. I worked full time, took out no loans and paid my own way through
  59. it took 9 years
  60. I am not sure it was worth it
  61. but I am glad I finished
  62. I studied medical anthropology (biological and cultural)
  63. I am a third generation anthropologist
  64. I published my first academic paper as an undergrad
  65. With my mother and the boy who broke my heart.
  66. It is about tattoo's
  67. I went to medical school for a year in South America
  68. I met one of my most influential teachers
  69. I lived with a wonderful family
  70. I loved medical school
  71. I left because there was a financial crisis coming
  72. One month after I left there was a volcanic eruption
  73. and the banks froze for a year.
  74. I met my husband on line
  75. we were going to teach each other our language (Spanish and German)
  76. I knew I was going to marry him the day we met
  77. we married three and a half months later
  78. A Curmudgeon translated his first love note to me
  79. She is the sister of the heart breaker
  80. I am glad I am friends with her and the rest of the family
  81. My husband is Austrian
  82. He is five years younger than I
  83. he loves cars
  84. We have had 20 cars since we got married
  85. not all at once
  86. I got pregnant five years later
  87. I wanted six kids when I was younger
  88. I went on bed rest at 18 weeks
  89. I was on bed rest for 17 weeks
  90. (first and last of which were in the hospital)
  91. I loved being pregnant, just wish I could have been around people
  92. I was 36 when my son was born
  93. He was premature
  94. It was a very easy delivery
  95. His NICU stay was the most traumatic thing I have ever experienced
  96. My son is a first generation American and also has native status in Arizona since my family has been here since before statehood.
  97. I love being a mother
  98. I love being an aunt
  99. I have two nephews that I adore
  100. I have a son that I adore