Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Memezapalooza Part Two

TMI Tuesday was just that... a bit TOO much information.... So instead here's the second installment of the Memezapalooza so I look like the cool kids!

1. What was I doing ten years ago?
Funny that this question came now. This past Friday was my eight year anniversary of moving to Chicago! I've been so used to answering the 10 years ago question with an answer involving health care. Now that I think back to it, ten years ago I was back in school at Clemson changing careers and getting a completely unrelated degree from health care. By 98 I was halfway through the PRTM (Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management) program. I think I was writing part time for The Tiger and working on campus in the College of Engineering & Science in College Relations. I was a non-trad student at 32 surrounded by the 18-21 year olds. It wasn't bad until two things happened. At Clemson we had our birth dates on our IDs. One day in the library the young'un behind the counter giggled and said "They made a mistake on your ID!" As I scanned it trying to see what they misspelled, she pointed and said "It has that you were born in SIXTY-six, oh my god! that would make you...." and she stopped, realization FINALLY dawning on her.

Another age faux pas was when one of my coworkers at a local pub found out my age, she didn't believe me. She asked to see my ID and as it was clicking in her mind that I was that age, she says... "But... you write for the Tiger..." (Like there's an age limit....) Ahhh youth.....

2. What are five things on my list to do today?
1. Finalize details for conference starting next week
2. Details for California Conference
3. work work work work work
4. Cook dinner/lunch
5. play with the dogs that I'm sitting for.

3. Snacks I enjoy?
Potato chips... but I won't buy them. Opening a bag equates with it being completed within 24 hours.

4. Things I Would Do If I Were A Billionaire?
Wow... Billionaire... I've never played that high before. But....

Give some $$ to family and friends with the provision that they can only give up to 30% of it to charity. I know that sounds callous, but my sister, God love her, would give it all away and continue living how she lives now. Sandy, honey, you have a bejeweled seat waiting for you in heaven already for what you've done for God's creatures already! Even Jeebus thinks you need to spend on yourself a little.

Keep working (honestly) until I was replaced and the replacement was properly trained. I'd also find new offices for the association I work for and set them up with a paid 20 year lease. I'd also set up a protected fund that would generate income to augment their salaries and benefits.

I've had a couple of ideas for businesses that I want more to be a part of than be the one who runs it so I'd partner with someone (or pay them handsomely since I'm a billionaire now) and have them help me set them up. I couldn't ever not work at something at all. I'd be too bored. So I want something that I can come in and out of at my leisure.

I have a couple of charities I'd toss some money to. One, however, would have to do some SERIOUS ass kissing to get it and then get the money on the proviso that I get to fire two people point blank.

I've never been the big house or power car type person. Since I'm a billionaire, I would buy a modest place in my favorite cities but have bigger places in Chicago, Southern California and Sullivan's Island, SC.

Travel a lot having friends and family join me a various points.

5. Three of my bad habits?
1. Saying "I know, right?!?"
2. Letting my first impression of someone be a lasting impression
3. Procrastinating

6. Five places I have lived?

7. Five jobs I’ve had?
1. McDonald's/Burger King (it's all the same)
2. Delivered Seneca (Seneker) Journal to stores in the 'vette!
3. Electrician's assistant (go figure...)
4. Health care (Lab to ER)
5. Convention & Event Manager

8. How did you name your blog?
A completely unrelated idea popped up when I was thinking of a blog name. The purpose of this blog was to help me move myself from the doldrums I was in the end of 2007 and improve my life in 2008 through various ways. I was becoming my own project. One of my favorite young comedic authors Dennis Hensley (who I've corresponded with) had a birthday party for himself and based it on Project Runway and called it Project Hensley. I thought that was such a fun idea I had hoped to do it as well and call it Project Christopher. The birthday 2007 idea was a bust (much like most of 2007) but it seemed like a good title for this little blog. The "As Seen From Up Here..." is a reference to my height. Too easy eh?


Anonymous said...

"Potato chips... but I won't buy them. Opening a bag equates with it being completed within 24 hours."

24 *hours*? Amateur...


Max's Dad said...

Your sister sounds cool. Crazy, but cool. From a fellow nutcase who'd give it all away.

Just Kevin... said...

ProjectChristopher I always thought was a command! "Project, Christopher!" if properly punctuated! (Sort of like "Sing out, Louise!" but that just so...you know...) You do project so well!

Thanks for the explanation.