Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I've Been Tagged

I've been tagged with a meme by Mike of Mike's Musings, an unusual blogger in that he doesn't hide his identity. Meme is a new term to me but I think I understand it.

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.

2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.

3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

I will follow all the rules except rule number 3 because there are only three I want to know more about at this time.

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?

I was working two jobs, one as a trust administrative assistant at a small town bank and as a front desk clerk at night and weekends and holidays at the Hampton Inn in Exton, Pennsylvania.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?

1. Get a haircut
2. Buy replacement ink cartridges at Staples
3. Recycle and deliver old USA Today and Cape Gazette newspapers to a friend
4. Trim grass against fence in backyard lawn
5. Prepare and bake 5 pounds of oven roasted potatoes for next week's meals

3) Snacks I enjoy:

I don't do snacks during the day. Just three meals a day, nothing in between. However, right before bedtime I'll have a dessert. Something sweet, usually a brownie with walnuts or a light fluffy Cool Whip concoction.

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire (in this order):

1. Set up 10 million dollar irrevocable trust funds for my Mother, two brothers and their families, and my partner so they would never have to worry about money again.

2. Take trips to England, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, China, South America, Iceland, Russia, and every state in America.

3. Buy a summer home in Provincetown, Massachusetts

4. Set up a trust fund for a million dollars for the Sussex County no kill animal shelter

5. Once a year give a million dollars anonymously to a stranger thus replicating the old TV show "The Millionaire" John Beresford Tipton (Tipton is my last name)

6. Set up a 5 million dollar trust fund for the Tipton-Haynes Historical Association in Johnson City, Tennessee.

7. Buy a home in the hills of western North Carolina.

8. Buy a plane for my partner, a former Air Force serviceman.

9. Buy one of those vacant homes on Rehoboth Bay on Marshall Road.

10. Buy one of those new homes in The Woods (behind my current development) for my partner, who misses living in the woods.

11. Buy back my old home in East Brandywine township, Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

5.) Three of my bad habits:

1. Boring my friends with tales of my family genealogical research.
2. Accumulating and hording things I don't need.
3. The inability not to get rid of things I have accumulated over my lifetime.

6) 5 places I have lived (in order):

1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2. Pennsauken, New Jersey
3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4. Downingtown, Pennsylvania
5. Milton, Delaware

7) 5 jobs I have had (in order):

1. Hotel night auditor
2. Scrap steel yard office accounts payable clerk
3. Bank trust department operations clerk, supervisor, and manager
4. Bank trust department operations consultant
5. Hotel front desk clerk

8) 3 bloggers I want to know more about

1. Carolina Cajun - laid off baseball dad
2. Diane, who is Happy In Nevada
3. Mike's Musings, Lewes to Dover commuter


Anonymous said...


You just sent me an astrological profile as being too close to dismiss. It isn't all that close. I am definitely not a "touchy-feely kind of person". I am not moody, at least not now, but fairly even tempered. I am not easily hurt. One who has suffered some of the slings and arrows I have over the course of their life would not survive if they were easily hurt. I am only easily hurt when I think a friend has betrayed me in word or deed. I have also been a loner ever since living in that swamp so isolated lo many years ago; I don't have a need of love from others. I will admit to having a need not to be hated by others, which is a weakness. I don't see the "pretty/handsome" part either. However, the other things I will accept as being true and not just flattery. I am emotional and shy. I think I have been inventive and imaginative, and I am protective and sympathetic.
I am certainly protective of my friends and I suppose now I owe an apology to this Mike for perhaps misinterpreting his remarks and being overprotective of you. My view of memetics where it is taken seriously as a sociological evolution is it is self-absorbed New Age twaddell. I took the remarks as branding you as a kind of social infection as defined by those who get seriously into putting down what they call memeplexes. Apparently in this case it is just a harmless game. But I only had your interest at heart and I don't see your Blog as some replication of mindless memeism. or is it memism?


the cajun said...


I sent you this meme. Didn't think I'd start a war.
Mike's meme was very simple and, I thought, fun.
But it wasn't this one.
Perhaps you ought to change the links in the post from Mike's place to mine.

Anonymous said...

Ron, I just found this today (it really has been a busy week), so I will post my answers shortly. When I get a job and have some time and money to send to the SS Admin, I'm going to hit you up for some geneology advice. :)