Friday, March 8, 2013

Kickin' It Old School

My friend over at Genie in a Blog is linked up to some bloggers who are going Old School and passing around a fun Q&A. So here are my answers.

If you want to join in the fun, visit The Miss Elaine-ous Life.

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was living in Reno and working at the best place I have ever worked: John Ascuaga's Nugget. It was so fun doing design for a casino, especially one that hosted the Best in the West Rib Cook-off. Five solid days of rib-bliss.
Todd and I had just started the kitchen remodel on our first house. I was attending classes at night at UNR.

2. What 5 things are on your to-do list?
Mail birthday gifts
Buy one more birthday gift before mailing
Write another chapter of my book

3. What 5 snacks do you enjoy?
Crackers for cheese
These weird cheese cookie thingies that you can only buy at Wal-Mart, which is why I won't shop at Wal-Mart. (Yes, I did just Google them.)

4. Name some things you would do if you were a millionaire.
Put a bunch away for L.E.'s Ivy League education.
Buy a beach house.
Take care of our parents.

5. Name some places you have lived.
Pittsburgh, PA: 1976-1995
Albuquerque, NM: 1995-1997
Reno, NV: 1997-2000
Tri-Cities, WA: 2000-2001
Reno, NV: 2001-2012
Austin, TX: 2012-present

6. Name some of your bad habits.
I'm lazy and a procrastinator. 
Sometimes instead of taking the clothes out of the dryer, I'll keep turning it back on to "fluff" until Dr. T. just does it himself. 
I'll even confess to re-running the dishwasher so I won't have to empty it.
I'll ignore my daughter to check my Blogger stats.

7. Name some jobs you have had.
I've been a busgirl, hostess and food server at three different places. I was a reservations agent for Radisson Hotels. I've been a production artist or designer at four different places.
Now I'm a blogger, writer, social media marketer and anything else that I can get paid doing while wearing my sweatpants. 
Future possibilities: PR intern, bestselling author, Oscar-winning screenplay, international spy.


  1. Okay, I just love that you added future possibilities to your jobs! That's awesome! It's great to have goals. :)

    And you live in Austin? I was raised there. Great city. You've lived a lot of great places actually!

    Thanks for linking up! Hope you'll join us again next month. :)

    1. Thanks for posting something so fun!
      I've bookmarked your site so I will definitely link up again.

  2. So you're saying you like cheese.... ;)

    Glad I got to know you a little better!

    1. It's more like an obsessive and stalker-ish relationship...