Monday, May 19, 2008

Meme This, Mo Fo

I have been tagged. Again. And happily this one does not require either linking skills or creativity. I'm in luck. Besides my ever so boring political post can go to hell.

First up: What was I doing ten years ago? I was, oddly enough, making good buckage modeling, acting, and working as a traveling make-up artist--have make-up, will travel. I even had a stock portfolio that was climbing higher every day. Yes, those were the good old days, the pre-Bush days.

Segundo: Five things on todays to-do list. My, that's a little ambitious. Who are you obsessive compulsive people? This will be simple for me.
1. Get up, get my big bowl of espresso, organic milk, and tablespoon of sugar, and smoke the first perfect cigarette of the day, turn on MSNBC, and take my hand full of pills and then take the dog out to pee and poo while I sit in the gazebo. Aahhh! Life's good today.
2. Tap the space bar of my computer on my way to pee.
3.Check the comments on my latest political post--God what a boring read that post was, and yet, there are several comments. And Interesting comments. Far better than the post.
4. Take Cyrus, the dog, for a walk. Well, in truth, Cyrus takes me for a walk. He makes the all important decisions about which way we go. I trail behind him, slightly. We stop and visit neighbors, other people being walked by their dogs. It's a lovely stroll around our neighborhood.
5. Drive to the cardiac unit to get my clotting factor checked. For the first time I am neither too clotted or too clottless. I am clotted just right. One more week of perfect clotting factor and off I go for my angioplasty.

Things I'd do if I were a Billionaire. Oh my god, this is going to be fun. I have dreamed about the things I would do if I had money, so this shouldn't be too hard. I would invest heavily in green industries. Start start-ups in Solar and wind technologies. I would put my young friend Melea (who I talked into going back to college and studying Architecture with a focus on Green Technologies and building) in charge of my start-ups. I would also let her completely redesign and remodel my main house, to make it green and energy independent. Somewhere in this plan of mine for Melea's future, I would send her on a trip to live in Italy for a year. I would buy the latest in smart energy-efficient automobiles. My Jetta gets great milage by todays standards, but it is twenty three years old, and has been nicknamed the dog-mobile. I could go on and on with this dreaming, but that's enough for now.

Three bad habits? That's all. I have so many to chose from.
1. I took a seven deadly sins test on someone's site and turns out I have only one of the seven. Sloth is my sin. This does not mean I'm a slob, as I am tidy. But I hate the hands and knees part of scrubbing the floor. I hate emptying my closet and reorganizing. I hate climbing into the rafters and dusting the ceiling--stuff like that.
2. This one's easy--I smoke. Cigarettes, and ... Never mind.
3. I'm not exactly reclusive, but I hate leaving home. So my friends come visiting. I'm a lovely hostess. so it's not so bad for them, and very nice for me.

Five places I have lived. I have lived a lot of places, so to make this really simple I'm going to pick one state--California.
1. San Francisco
2. San Jose
3. Manhattan Beach
4. .Santa Monica
5. Santa Barbara

Five Jobs.
2. Bartender
3. Model
4. Actor
5. Make-up artist

Now comes the fun part. Tagging five unsuspecting bloggers.
1. Divajood
2. Redheaded Wisdom
3. Saoirse daily2
4. Liquid Illusion
5. The Road Lester Traveled


DivaJood said...

ackk. I've not been tagged in a while. Sigh. Well, what can I do, but play.

Utah Savage said...

That's a good sport. It's not a hard one thankfully. You'll like it once you get into it. I promise.

enigma4ever said...

oh this was so interesting..( some memes are kind of strange)...and now some other interesting blogs to go check on as well...Divajood is so interesting- so I can't wait to read her meme...( DK is too...I don;t know the rest...)

You have had an interesting life....and I love how you share it with humor and has been great seeing you here in Blogland...a breath of fresh air..

( btw the large print has been great on the ol' eyes..)

Unconventional Conventionist said...

Wow, that was fast. See, it didn't hurt very much now, did it?

DivaJood said...

Yours was very interesting. I'm glad you are properly clotted. And I can't believe you left Manhattan Beach for Utah - Ocean vs. Mountains - oh, wait. Never mind. I get it. Mountains.

Anyway, I'm done. I did it. It was, well, it was.

Madam Z said...

I am soooooo glad you commented on my blog, because now I have discovered YOUR blog! YOUR blog is WAY entertaining! At first glance it looks like our politics are similar. We have something else in common too. I lived in CA for the first 27 years of my life and then moved to Utah. Suffered through the dingbats trying to convert me from heathenism to fantacism for five years before escaping to PA.

I really enjoyed your profile. You sound like an interesting person.

D.K. Raed said...

Thanks for this! I had fun with it (even though I will have to make you pay for it somehow).

About the billionaire: my bad eyesight is always causing me to misread things at first glance. for some reason, what I misread is always hilarious. so it was that I misread your billionaire line as "Things I'd do if I were in Baltimore"!!! What followed had me scratching my head.

Cyrus sounds like fun. One of my dogs has always insisted she knows the way (even if she's never been there before). The other dog is always stopping & tripping me FOR NO DISCERNIBLE REASON. I believe he has a weird sense of humor.

kid said...

This is my first time here, it seems interesting.Your an excellent writer.I'll stop by some time and comment if I have something important to say,later.

SaoirseDaily2 said...

I will only travel by car. I'm with you on the flying thing. Some of the places I would go to is of course home to the bay area, Page AZ and rent a houseboat for the season, Nashville, Key West, Branson, Indiana and so many other places. And in no way am I mad at you.

Randal Graves said...

You wouldn't qualify watching MSNBC as a bad habit? Well, I suppose we must satisfy our morbid curiosity by hoping to catch Joe muttering something ridiculous.

I was never a model, but I used to build models, that's almost the same thing.

Utah Savage said...

Randal, when you're right you're right! My worst habit is watching Chris Matthews, which always makes me scream at my TV. But this was just too shameful to admit publicly. And yes, again you're right, making models is just like being a model. So this has been a win win for you as comments go. You da man. You always da man!

Liquid said...

It seems that we share several personal as well as professional passions, my dear. Interesting.
I am a bit gun-shy when it comes to these memes, simply due to a bitter divorce and legal matters.
No disrespect, my dear........just must wait till it's over to describe myself in such detail.
But I will honor your request, hopefully, one day soon! And thank you for thinking of me on this one!

Have a beautiful day!

Cart said...

AS a writer I can relate to most of this. As a coffee lover the 'latte', or good coffee drowned in milk, is a worry...