Friday, May 18, 2007

The Five Meme

I'm picking up the Five Meme from Dmarks, and like Dmarks, I'm not actually tagging anyone. If you are interested, let me know, or just have at it.

1 year ago I was...Are you kidding? Pay attention people. Here's some links if you need to catch up,
but basically I was trying to stop my husband from throwing away an almost twenty year relationship because of some dimwit in London he met through a blog. Nothing worked. I have know idea what to do about the situation now.

10 years ago I...thought that the most evil thing that a person could do to you is cheat you out of a lot of money you worked for. There was a lawsuit, and I signed stuff, so I can't really talk about it. But let me say that the lawsuit was mostly a waste of time, and while I would not try to talk someone out of suing an employer, I would say the best thing to do is just get a new job as soon as possible. You think that by taking all of these notes and such that your employer will eventually pay up rather than have you go get a lawyer, but that's not really the way it works. Take the notes and get ready to sue anyway, but you'll probably never get everything you are owed. Cut your losses. Get out at the first sign of trouble.

5 songs you know all the lyrics to--Songs have lyrics? When I was going through all the drama of the past year, it came as a shock to me that all songs have lyrics, and most of them remind me of something unpleasant. Radio stations should not be allowed to broadcast when someone is going through a bad breakup. But let's see what songs I know all the lyrics to. I don't know. Does the School House Rock stuff count? The opening of the original Star Trek had music, but I don't think that counts as a song, does it? I might could stumble through the Enterprise theme. Possibly I know all the words to some hymns. And of course I'd like to buy the world a Coke, but I'd probably screw that up too.

5 things I'd do if I were a millionaire--Well, that would depend on how many millions I had. Give up on the whole get a job thing and become a full time art student. Make take a trip to London and...never mind. Take a trip to Hawaii, Alaska, and the other eight states of the Northwest I have not been to yet. Go to Trek Expo, Dragon Con, World Con, take a tour of the Stargate set, try to hit every Ren Fest in the country, and spend most of an October in Salem. Have someone invent a hovering neon sign that points out cheating spouses, homewrecking-sluts, Enron executives, sex offenders, drunk drivers, drug dealers, etc....

5 bad habits--Procrastination. Bad eating habits. I never learned to clean my room. Not finishing stuff I write. Spending too much time blogging.

5 things I will never wear again--I'm not sure that I have anything that really fits into this category. I have stuff that I don't wear for a very long time. I have stuff that gets made into costumes. I have shoes and such that finally falls apart on me and I throw them away. I save t-shirts that I don't wear anymore but I keep them just in case I want to make quilts from them someday. I would probably save old socks and make tribbles out of them, but I don't cause it's been a long time since I've made any tribbles, and how many tribbles do you need anyway? I would probably say that I'd never wear permed hair again or that I'd never wear blond hair again, but if someone had a Uni perm thing that still worked I might try it, and if my hair gets to be more gray than brown there's no telling what color I might dye it. But the one seems doubtful and the other seems a long way off.

5 favorite toys--my newest favorite toy I haven't actually bought yet, but the school has two screens that I can use to make the mud in my backyard into terra cotta clay, so after the test pieces are done I'm going to go to the ceramic supply place and buy a set. My husband just bought a thing to copy DVDs, so I'm going to copy the second set of Time Tunnel for my brother and a friend. Not really a toy, but I have an emergency cell phone now, which is a really cool thing to have if you can remember stuff like taking it of the charger and taking it with you. I love my VCR, and soon I'll have a DVD recorder hooked up too. Last year before all this stuff happened, my favorite toy had to do with the bed, but I won't go into that. Next year I might have a totally different toy that also has to do with the bed, but I won't go into that either.

Guess that about does it. Everyone have a good weekend.


dmarks said...

"The opening of the original Star Trek had music, but I don't think that counts as a song, does it?"

It was a song I learned back in 4th grade. Yes, there are lyrics to it. I have several lines memorized, but not the whole thing. Let Google fill in the rest. Here we are with the actual lyrics to the original "Star Trek" theme:

"Beyond the rim of the starlight,
my love is wandring in star flight.
I know he'llfind
In star clustered reaches
Love, strange love
A starwoman teaches.

I know his journey ends never.
His Star Trek will go on forever.
But tell him while
He wanders his starry sea,
Remember me."

(No idea who wrote them. I suspect Roddenberry for some reason. The lyrics sure fit in with the Kirk-makes-love-to-alien women aspect of the show, but would not fit any other "Star Trek" show)

laughingattheslut said...

See? Another song I officially do not know all the words to.

Killer said...

HOLD ON! The whole point of the five meme is you can't hold back. Now, go back to the toy one and fill us in.

laughingattheslut said...

Our favorite hairy nurse is back.

What did you want to know?

Tara said...

October in Salem would be very intriguing! That's a great idea.

Most of the time I'll wear things until I can't wear them anymore. Then I'll throw them out.

laughingattheslut said...

Salem is pretty cool the rest of the year, so it must be the place to be in October.

Babybull40 said...

I was unaware there were words to that song/tune for Star Trek.. cool..