21 November 2008

A new 5 things meme

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve been tagged by one of these. Thanks Carlo.

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:

1. Invading my brother’s Computer and Business Communications class during my 4th period spare while the teacher was away to play euchre.
2. Being overly-immersed in Baldur’s Gate.
3. Becoming a slower competitive swimmer than I was the year previous.
4. Enjoying all the freedoms and privileges associated with driving a crappy 1984 Nissan Micra with the muffler dragging on the ground.
5. Seriously slacking off during my last year of highschool, thus ensuring that I would not receive a scholarship from any credible university (though the University of Western Ontario still offered me several thousand dollars).

5 things on my to do list today:

1. Organize/put away/throw-out all the crap sitting in my garage from when we moved into our new house back in May (note: this has been on to do list for a very long time).
2. Buy alcohol.
3. Write an environmental assessment report for a bridge project and design a pedestrian bridge (instead, I am writing blog posts).
4. Document my ongoing trials and tribulations regarding the Alpha Course that I’m currently involved in.
5. Antagonize more church elders.

5 snacks I love:

1. Nachos.
2. Ice cream.
3. Crispers.
4. Chocolate.
5. Do cows classify as a snack?

5 things I would do if I were a Millionare:

1. Quit my job (after getting my P.Eng licence). Ah, retirement.
2. Get a PhD just so I could walk around calling myself “Doctor.”
3. Buy a Porsche/Jaguar/BMW.
4. Pay speeding tickets for the above.
5. Move the hell out of the Durham region. Seriously, what a boring place.

5 places I have lived:

1. My dad’s run-down, flooded, insect infested old home.
2. A big, grey university residence.
3. My first apartment: a dark, dank, tiny basement crap-hole.
4. My wife’s (then fiancée’s) family’s student rental property that I’m sure is below any standard of housing acceptable in this country.
5. A nice apartment mired by the location: next door to a trailer park and close enough to the train tracks that you could hit a passing freight train with a rock from my back porch.

5 jobs I've had:

1. Busser/server at a really crappy, by hicks-for hicks banquet facility.
2. Instructor for my university’s elementary school enrichment mini courses.
3. Ministry of Transportation engineering student seat warmer (seriously, I was a waste of taxpayer money while I was supposed to be learning bridge engineering).
4. TA.
5. Structural design engineer-in-training. I do bridges now, but for the first 1.5 years I mainly designed sewage treatment plants.

(2) People I'll tag:

1. CL Hanson
2. Heathen Mike



At November 21, 2008 12:43 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure out Nissan Micra was an '86. It was Iwan's that was an '84.

That doesn't make it any better.

At November 22, 2008 10:23 a.m., Blogger Carlo said...

Wicked! I can see that I'm not the only person who was doing useless crap 10 years ago. With regards to the Ph.D.-to-be-called Doctor thing, that's something I've thought about a lot... I think I'm going to write an entire blog post about it.

At November 23, 2008 3:49 p.m., Blogger King Aardvark said...

Yup, that last year of highschool was the laziest I have ever been.

Wrt the phd to call myself Doctor thing, it's not a big deal, it's just that I'm very vain and self-centred.


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