Sunday, August 14, 2005

Meme Time

10 Years Ago Today:
I was floundering in law school because my alcoholism was really starting to interfere with my ability to attend class, study or work.

Five Years Ago:
That was the very end of my alcoholism... I had about five months of drinking left before the end. It was all crashing down around me. My marriage was a shambles and my wife was planning on leaving although I did not know it. I had lost the ability to enter public places alone; doing so caused me extreme anxiety. Suicide was starting to look really good. After rigidly adhering to my rule of no driving after drinking (the net effect of which was that I essentially gave up driving) for seven years I had started to drink and drive again.

1 Year Ago:
I was very excited to be going camping at Witchstock. About a month from now, right as I was leaving form Witchstock, my wife was telling me her that her cycle was about a week late; our first notice that our wonderful daughter was on her way!

We were cleaining frantically because company was coming.

Hey, one day at a time!

5 Snacks I Enjoy:

1. chocolate chip ice cream
2. saltines and sharp cheddar cheese slices
3. baked Ruffles
4. grapes
5. brains!

5 Bands That I Know the Lyrics to Most of Their Songs:

1. Misfits
2. Enya (since she often sings in Gaelic and Latin I don't know the meaning, but I know the sound)
3. Bad Religion
4. REM (who have a sucky website, so no linky love for them!)
5. Loreena McKinnett

5 Things I Would Do with $100,000,000:

1. Hire a financially conservative financial advisor.
2. Pay off all our debts.
3. Make all financial amends that I still have left to do.
4. Establish college/future fund for Anwen (I don't know that she'll go to college, she might be a ballerina, an actress, etc.)
5. Start my own business online so I could grow my hair really long and wear the clothes I want anytime I want.

5 Locations I Would Like to Run Away to:

1. Colorado - Glenwood Springs area
2. Canada
3. Europe (Scotland and Ireland in particular)
4. Alaska
5. Anywhere with my wife and daughter.

5 Bad Habits I Have:

1. Spending money impulsively to make myself feel better
2. Browsing liberal blogs at work
3. Caffiene addiction (I'm actually serious about this)
4. Porn (porn itself isn't bad. It's that when I get depressed I like to immerse myself in it.)
5. Isolationist

5 Things I Like Doing:

1. Reading
2. Reading to my wife (I have read her all of the Lord of the Rings, the Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter)
3. Writing
4. Carrying my daughter on my chest in the sling.
5. Anything in the outdoors.

5 Things I Would Never Wear:

1. Anything decorated with a swastika
2. Anything decorated with a GOP elephant unless it is sarcastic and negative
3. Wife-beater undershirt (the name alone bothers me. I worked in a women's shelter in Colorado and have no sense of humor about domestic violence)
4. Anything with a cross (except Bad Religion's shirts which have the cross X'ed out)
5. A thong

5 TV Shows I Like(d):
I watch virtually no television so this is awfully out of date...

1. X-files
2. The Daily Show (usually on web clips, we don't have cable. Yep, we live with a total of 6 channels!)

5 Movies I Like:

1. Lord of the Rings
2. Gladiator
3. Thelma and Louise
4. Night of the Living Dead
5. Schindler's List

5 Famous People I Would Like to Meet:
(After much thought I have decided to limit myself to people who are alive. That is my choice; anyone I pass this meme to is free to choose dead, living, undead, you name it)

1. Enya
2. Dr. Howard Dean
3. Starhawk
4. Jane Goodall
5. Tie between Cindy Sheehan and Dr. M. Scott Peck. Coin toss says Peck.

5 Biggest Joys at the Moment:

1. Baby Anwen's smile!!
2. I am sober today!
3. My wife's touch.
4. My relationship with my Higher Power
5. My sponsor

5 Favorite Toys:

1. iMac
2. My surprise for all you that is coming in the near future that I can't tell you about.
3. Digitial camera (Canon A70 - I'm sold, I will always by Canon from here on out)
4. My medical school reject model skeleton
5. The crab rattle that baby Anwen always smiles at

5 People to Tag:

1. Ender
2. Faith
3. Scott W.
4. NYPaganChick
5. JJ