Thursday, February 02, 2006

Tagged again!

I’ve been tagged by Jeanine! (Oh my gosh, the “boss” read my blog! Eek! LOL)

WHAT WERE YOU DOING 10 YEARS AGO? Let’s see… I’d been married for almost 5 years, but no kids yet. I’d finally gotten off the road for work and was in-house doing switching equipment testing for Ericsson. I pretty much never touched a computer unless it was for work, and my main hobby was counted cross-stitch.

WHAT WERE YOU DOING 1 YEAR AGO? I was comfortably settled into my role as a SAHM. Matthew was in kindergarten and Kaylee was receiving in-home speech/communication therapy. I was digiscrapping webpages, but not yet layouts for print, and just finally getting to the point where I was learning to accept that I could use kits instead of trying to make everything myself. I was very active at RAKScraps and was just a few weeks away from joining their team as a moderator. My counted cross-stitch stuff was getting very dusty in my closet.

5 FAVORITE SNACKS:
1. chocolate yogurt raisins (well, just about any chocolate really, but this is usually the only kind I buy now, since I can justify that the fiber makes it healthy :-b )
2. cherry Pop-Tarts
3. Jiff Creamy peanut butter straight from the jar (I can’t keep this in the house either, because I’m the only one who eats it, and I will totally make a pig of myself.)
4. Blue Bunny Star Bars (chocolate covered ice cream)
5. summer sausage and cheddar cheese on crackers

5 SONGS TO WHICH YOU KNOW ALL THE LYRICS: hmmmm… other than kids’ songs, I can sing along with a ton, but don’t know if there are any I know by heart without hearing it… so I will list 5 of my current favorite songs to crank up the radio and sing along with while driving (editing if needed if the kids are with me LOL):
1. “Better Now” by Collective Soul
2. “Photograph” by Nickelback
3. “Beverly Hills” by Weezer
4. “Get The Party Started” by Pink
5. “Follow Me” by Uncle Kracker

5 BAD HABITS:
1. avoiding any and all housework until it’s way beyond the point of being totally necessary
2. staying up much too late and trying to convince myself I only need 4-5 hours of sleep
3. snacking on junk, even when I’m not hungry
4. being a hermit
5. avoiding any and all housework until it’s way beyond the point of being totally necessary (Did I say that one already?)

5 THINGS YOU LIKE DOING:
1. digiscrapping layouts
2. designing kits
3. blogging/reading others’ blogs
4. playing with my kids when they’re being silly
5. watching my kids play when they are actually getting along, or when they’re playing alone and don’t know I’m looking

5 THINGS YOU WOULD NEVER BUY, WEAR OR GET AGAIN:
1. pretty much any of the fashions I loved in the 80’s
2. any dress I will not be able to wear more than once
3. a super-short haircut
4. perfume (stole that one from Robin, it makes me sneeze too)
5. pregnant (just had to steal that one from Jeanine! ROTFL!)

5 FAVORITE TOYS:
1. My computer!
2. Photoshop!!!!!!!!!!
3. My Wacom Graphire3 Tablet, but I would love to upgrade to the new Intuos3 6x11 (think if I mention it often enough on here, someone will buy me one? LOL)
4. TiVo
5. any of the kids’ toys that keep them quietly occupied without fighting :-b

5 TAGS:
1. Fransie
2. Nat
3. Karin
4. Jeannie – to christen her new blog
5. Uhm, anyone else who hasn’t been tagged yet!


And if you all want, you can do this one too. :)

WHAT SCRAPBOOKING PRODUCTS DO YOU DISLIKE?
Quickpages – takes all the fun out of it! :-)

WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING YOU'VE EVER HAD TO SCRAP?
A circle journal layout about advice to my younger self. And, yes, it was my circle journal and I picked the theme. :-b

WHAT TECHNIQUE DO YOU USE MORE THAN ANY OTHER?
Drop shadows, followed by layer masks.

EVER BEEN PUBLISHED?
Uhm, if you don’t count the RAKFile, I had a layout in SBB’s second ever newsletter as one of the winners of a sketch contest. I’ve never submitted to any regular magazines.

WHAT IS THE SMALLEST SCRAP OF PAPER YOU SAVE?
Well, I don’t have scraps of paper for scrapbooking, since I only do digital.

EVER HAD ANY SCRAPBOOK-RELATED INJURIES?
Really strained my right arm/wrist when my mouse started going out and I was too stubborn to start using my tablet.

FINISH THIS SENTENCE: "IF I WASN'T A SCRAPBOOKER, I WOULD SPEND MY MONEY ON..."
No idea. I'd probably just have a bigger savings account!

GIVE US YOUR BEST STORAGE OR ORGANIZATIONAL IDEA:
Rename your zip files when you save the initial download to match your organizational structure (mine is designer-site-kitname), or if it’s a multi-file download, create the folder with the correct name and download them straight into it.

YOU JUST WON A WEEK-LONG SCRAPPING CRUISE FOR 4. WHO IS GOING WITH YOU?
There is no way I could choose!!!

3 comments:

Tania said...

So cool getting to know you better :) I'll start saving now for your tablet, hehe.

Natalie said...

Okay Kim, it's times like this when I read your "5 bad habits" that I think there's a fair chance we're related somehow. Those could be mine, verbatim. Especially #s 1 and 5. :)

Oh wait, am I tagged? Really? OMG, I'm so honored!

Francine said...

Hey, you can't tag Nat and Karin! WHo am I supposed to tag?!? ;-)

Fun, I'll do it this AM!