I never get tagged, and it secretly hurts my feelings. Maybe I am too candid on my blog, so nobody really CARES to know anything more about me. But I FINALLY got tagged and I am so excited. I will try to provide new and exciting information.
10 YEARS AGO
I was almost finished with my second semester at BYU. I was being inspired by Louise Plummer in my introduction to the English major class. I was writing to, and spending a great deal of time and effort on a missionary whom I neither dated nor married after he returned from his mission (I want my hand-painted, Italian-made nativity back! You know who you are....) I was preparing to kick my Italian 101 class's butt and get the highest score in the class. I was also having elaborate daydreams about my Italian 101 teacher, and spending a great deal of class time wondering why he wore such strangely pleated pants (for the record: the daydreams were not romantic. He was married and his wife was in my intro to English major class. I was just fascinated by him, since he was the first Italian man I had ever seen up close.) I wore forest green nike sneakers, listened to a lot of Indigo Girls and Sarah M, and never imagined that in ten years I would be living in Taiwan, not married to my missionary, and pregnant with my third baby.
5 THINGS ON MY TO DO LIST
1. Go back to the Jade Market before we leave Taiwan
2. Find a house to buy in Rexburg
3. Figure out what to name our new baby
4. Take a shower
5. Pack up my apartment
5 SNACKS I ENJOY
1. Pretzel Pete's chocolate covered, peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets
2. Blueberry filled donuts
4. Popcorn: movie theater
5. Quaker Oat Squares
5 FOODS I LOVE
1. Fried rice from Zhuwei
2. Roast beef and mashed potatoes
4. Pot stickers, but only when Mike makes them
5. Chili's chicken crispers
WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WERE SUDDENLY A BILLIONAIRE
I think about this more often than I'd like to admit. First, I would give money to every member of my family, enough to pay off their houses at the very least. Then, I would set up a scholarship for English Masters students at BYU who are married to Chinese Masters students and who have two year old boys that they have to pass back and forth on BYU campus all day long. Then I would probably buy Mike a unimog or whatever kind of off road vehicle he is interested in at the time. Next, I would get myself a house that has TWO dishwashers.
5 PLACES I HAVE LIVED
Actually, we have lived in 6 places over the course of our 7 year marriage.
1. Tianjin, China
2. Provo, Utah
3. Rexburg, Idaho
4. Tucson, Arizona
5. Springville, Utah
6. Zhuwei, Taiwan
My favorite quote comes from Jeffrey R Holland, who, when talking about the sabbath day, said "lighten up." Boo-yah!
I tag Robyn, Smash, Frozen Cacti, the cast of the Provonian, Jenny, Tricia, Ginna, and everyone else who has ever felt the sting of never being tagged. You know who you are.