Tuesday, May 4, 2010

5 Times the Fun

Though I have seen her comments all over blogsphere, Jemi Fraser and I met only very recently. She's tagged me on this Fun Game where you get to answer 5 questions 5 times-

Question 1 - Where were you five years ago?
1. Pregnant with my younger son, but not aware of it yet
2. Stay-at-home mom of a 18 month old
3. Making my first forays into fan-fiction
4. A few weeks away from writing my first original short story
5. Meeting the first of the people who eventually became very close on-line friends

Question 2 - Where would you like to be five years from now?
1. Mother of two kids who perhaps know more than I
2. In a meaningful day job
3. Running at least two marathons a year
4. A published author
5. Doing and loving at least one thing I haven't yet discovered

Question 3 - What is (was) on your to do list today?
1. Finish a grant proposal
2. Make a To-Do List, and share with boss
3. Go to the gym (done)
4. Make and feed my kids lunch and dinner
5. Teach the kids to play hopscotch

Question 4 - What 5 snacks do you enjoy?
1. Chocolate
2. Frozen yoghurt
3. Grilled sandwich with dollops of cheese
4. Mango
5. Roasted peanuts

Question 5 - What would you do if you were a billionaire?
1. Endow a foundation to provide educational scholarships for disadvantaged youth, and provide seed capital for young needy entrepreneurs
2. Set up a chain of daycare centres in Bombay, so mothers don't have to stay at home unless they choose to
3. Set up book and toy libraries for children from disadvantaged backgrounds
4. Have one exotic adventure/ outdoors holiday a year
5. Fill my walls with original art that speaks to me

Thanks Jemi for tagging me on this. It was nice to find out that money can't really buy me too much that I don't already have. If you hadn't checked her blog out yet, do - Just Jemi.

I'm going to pass the tag game along to five bloggers I've met recently. I'm looking forward to finding out more about you!
Ellie - Ella's Edge

I wanted to keep the number to five, and I tried not to tag people who have already done it. But if you would like to pick it up, I would love to know more about you.



Hi here are my answers to your five questions:
1:Where was I 5 yrs ago?:
I was living in Benalmadena Spain.
I was going to the gym a few times aweek.
Also doing aqua aerobics.
And alot of walking.
2:Where would I like to be 5 yrs from now.
I would like to be back in Spain.
Enjoying the warmth of the medditteran air.
seeing more of my son.
meeting up with old friends.
enjoying my later years.
3:List of thins to do today
Go shopping.
Post a video to New Zealand.
Clean the apartment.
4:5 snacks I enjoy.
Beans on toast.
ice cream
Roast chicken salad sandwiches
Slice of cake
5: If I were a billionaire I would
Make sure my 3 children were ok for money
Put some aside for my 4 grandchildren.
Buy an appartment in Spain
Give some to the Cancer research charity
Give a donation to the Romanian Challenge Appeal
that I have helped in the past.

That's the best I can come up with.

slommler said...

What fun! So delightful to get too know you better.

Anonymous said...

haha oh no I missed this!!!! yay it will give me something to blog about :o) thanks XX

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Make a to-do list was on your to-do list - that's good!

Mason Canyon said...

Always enjoy learning more about my fellow blogging friends. Also, thanks for some great new links to check out.

Thoughts in Progress

Clarissa Draper said...

Rayna, I do love the look of those mangoes. I've been eating a mango a day because they are one of the cheapest fruit you can buy down here. I like your goals and it's interesting to see what you would do with a billion. Yesterday, I went into Office Depot (stationary chain) and saw a friend working there. She's just had a baby (3 months old now) and she has to work 7 days a week. Her child is growing up and she's missing it. I really felt for her. I think if I had a billion dollars, I would give her money so she can spend it with her son.
Great post. (And as for your question on my other site...yes, new dress, same voice. I found that blogging for my family to see was causing dire consequences.)
CD (ann)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great to learn more about you, Rayna! Thanks for sharing.

Mystery Writing is Murder

Jaydee Morgan said...

Two marathons a year? - wow!!

Loved hearing more about you. Great answers :)

Karen Walker said...

I would love to have one quarter of the energy you seem to have, Rayna. This list was so interesting.

Not Hannah said...

I love that teaching the kids to play hopscotch was on your to-do list. That is absolutely fantastic!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You wrote fanfiction? I've never tried that.

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Ah wonderful! I was tagged yesterday too and posted last night :) I also tagged two of the people you tagged!

Don’t miss out on my contest!

Talli Roland said...

I did this today, too! It's a fun one. Thanks for letting us get to know you better.

Anonymous said...

This was a fun meme... I'm a fellow chocolate lover!

It's so important to find something new to discover every day, isn't it?

Lydia Kang said...

Hi Rayna,
Thanks for visiting my blog! I like your snacks, they look delish!

Raquel Byrnes said...

It was great to learn more about you...especially all the great things you would do if you were a billionaire...you have a HUGE heart, Rayna!

Thanks for the shout out! That was super nice.

Watery Tart said...

great set of answers, Natasha! I love them... though you forgot on your 5 years ago list, Meeting the Watery Tart... *blinks* though I guess we didn't meet until fall... that was when i dived into the fanfic... (nuts that it has been so long!)

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Thanks for letting all of us get to know you a bit better. This was fun!

Chary Johnson said...

Wow! I learned so much about you Natasha! This looks like it was fun. I may "borrow" this for my blog. *winks*

Jemi Fraser said...

Great answers! I LOVE your answers to the $ question! I think I'd like to add on your holiday/year idea to my own :)

I'll check out the links that are new to me when I have a chance on the weekend - thanks for the kinds words - you're a sweetie!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Yvonne - thanks for sharing so much of yourself

@ SueAnn - you share so much of yourself in any case, I didn't tag you on this. That was a close one

@ Niki - and I really look forward to seeing yours.

@ Alex - I don't normally do "to-do-lists", but that one is for work :-(

@ Mason - you have done this meme, haven't you?

@ Clarissa - I wish everyone who wants to take a break could afford to do so. Sad if circumstances make it difficult for you to do so :-(
And I love the new dress - what threw me off was the fact that Clarissa sounded so British! And that is one of the reasons I have a different blogging name.

@ Elizabeth - you are welcome.

@ Jaydee - that is a wish list, remember ;-)

@ Karen - and I envy you your energy, so we are quits.

@ Heather - eventually, we didn't so that has gone onto today's list

@ Diane - I cut my teeth on Potter fan-fiction. As did Hart Johnson.

@ Jessica - I did see that you had done it yesterday. Was fun learning more about you.

@ Talli - it is great fun, isn't it ?

@ Fiona - if you don't discover something often, you are missing out on life

@ Lydia - my favourits, they are!

@ Raquel - to be honest, I think money for myself can only buy me that much. Might as well use it for others, if I could.

@ Tami - I met you a little later! This was when I had just got addicted to HPANA

@ Elspeth - thanks

@ Chary - please do. I would love to know those things about you.

@ Jemi - you should. We deserve that one holiday a year, I think.

Zoe C. Courtman said...

"Doing and loving at least one thing I haven't yet discovered" - I love this one! Great answer :D

Joanne said...

I'm enjoying seeing this tag make its way around on the blogs, lots of fun questions to consider :)

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Zoe - discovering something new is what makes life interesting, isn't it?

@ Joanne - almost everyone is doing it, aren't they? It is great fun getting to know people better.


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