Thursday, 27 November 2008

Five Things

Michael Barton tagged me with the Five Things Meme. And so, without further any ado:

5 Things I Was Doing 10 Years Ago:
  1. Mourning the loss of my father
  2. Mourning the loss of my grandmother
  3. Enduring the mid-PhD doldrums
  4. Enjoying the company of my the fellow residents at 2333 N. 58th Street in Seattle (including Luna the malamute, may she rest in peace)
  5. Starting my second season of telemark skiing
5 Things On My To-Do List Today:
  1. Finish manuscript for submission to Molecular Ecology Resources (or Systematics and Biodiversity, haven't decided yet) and circulate to co-authors
  2. Assemble, edit, align and export DNA sequence data for another paper I'm working on
  3. Buy plane tickets to North Carolina for ScienceOnline'09
  4. Try to forget that, back home, everyone is getting today off of work and gorging themselves on turkey and stuffing
  5. Write this blog post (check!)
5 Snacks I Love:
  1. Tortilla chips and homemade guacamole
  2. Whole wheat toast with butter and raspberry jam
  3. Green & Black's Milk Chocolate
  4. Pretty much anything from the deli at Carluccio's
  5. Innis and Gunn
5 Things I Would Do If I Were A Millionaire:
  1. Give £60,000 to the Galapagos Conservation Trust for their Floreana mockingbird campaign
  2. Give £5 million to to The HMS Beagle Project
  3. Send anonymous money-grams to friends and family in financial stress
  4. Donate to various environmental, humanitarian and progressive charities
  5. Buy a small house with a big garden and then hire Ten21 Architecture to make it into the eco-home of my dreams
5 Places I've Lived:
  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Colorado Springs
  3. Fort Collins
  4. Seattle
  5. London
5 Jobs I've Had:
  1. Veterinarian's assistant
  2. Tour guide at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs
  3. Research assistant
  4. PhD student (yes, that most certainly does count as a job, thankyouverymuch - worked hard, got paid ...a little)
  5. Research scientist
I'm not going to tag anyone right now. Too lazy. I might add some tags this weekend.


Colorado Telemarker said...

I hope this is your 12 year telemarking... or did that get lost in the shuffle? I agree, getting a Ph.D. is a job!

Karen James said...

Yes, this will be my 12th year telemarking, though I'll be lucky if I get 10 days this season (I live in London now). Nice blog by the way. I've subscribed!

kimiora said...

Lunabear!!! Thanks for posting this beautiful pic, Karen. Hard to believe it was ten years ago.

Panic Away said...

This articles inspires me to make my own 5 Things list. Keep on going. Wonderful achievements, great blog!