Checking in a bit earlier than usual today. We're having a few friends from school over for dinner tonight...and I'm going to pretend to celebrate the end of a bad day at home with not-so-EZ E. How do stay-at-home moms and dads do this?! He made me crazy ALL day long. If he wasn't biting me, he was pinching me or screaming at the top of his little lungs. Now, of course, he's sitting quietly with his dad trying to fish a Cheerio out of his shirt. Sweet relief. I did manage to distract myself during EZ E's too-brief nap with blueblythemonster's (aka Blythe Church's) flickr page. I saw her typewriters on Automatism recently (always good finds there). Lori also tagged me, so here are my answers to her questions:
1. What did you do 10 years ago?
I was working as a bartender at a dive bar and being very irresponsible in every possible way. It was kind of fun actually.
2. Five items on your to-do list today:
Clean. Be nicer. Get ready for our dinner party. Find a rug for our living room. Wrap my dear friend Kris's birthday gifts!
3. Snacks I enjoy:
Baked chickpeas, popcorn, and salt + vinegar chips. Anything salty.
4. Places you have lived:
We moved one year ago from Amherst, Massachusetts to Buffalo, New York. I've also lived in Owego, Binghamton, Rochester, and Syracuse...all in New York state. Quite a world traveler, eh?
5. What would you do if you were a billionaire?
Give money to educational programs (specifically to the ARTS), help better fund libraries, and give money to my two favorite museums: The Eric Carle Museum and MASS MoCA. I'd also travel and not freak out about buying a house. :)
6. People you want to know more about:
My grandparents and their parents.
I'm really bad at tagging, so feel free to answer the questions in the comments if you want to play along. Also, be sure to check out more of Blythe Church's work here.
Posted by Aesthetic Outburst... at 5:55 PM