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June 1st, 2008

Five years ago. . .

My first meme, by way of stephanieburgis. (Edited because it went up wonky the first time)

What were you doing five years ago?
According to my diary, I was living Somerville, wishing I lived in New York, looking for apartments in Brooklyn, and writing Changeling. Also traveling a lot and having lots of house guests. Some things never change.

What are five things on your to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?
Today I:
1) worked on revisions of Magic Mirror
2) did 4 loads of laundry
3) had a manicure
4) laid out clothes for next trip
5) had dinner with old friends of Ellen's

What are five snacks you enjoy?
1) cottage cheese and fruit
2) nuts of almost any kind
3) chocolate-covered cherries
4) dill pickle sandwiches
5) bread and Hellman's

What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
1) buy an old building in the Village and re-do the whole thing in Early Eclectic, with a library
2) buy a big, rambling house in Northampton and endow a MacDowell Colony-type thing for genre writers
3) buy pictures by all the artists whose work I love and give them to museums
4) travel first class
5) give away enough money to my favorite causes to feel as if I'm really making a difference in the world


What are five of your bad habits?
1) reading when I should be working
2) eating too much of the things I like
3) hoping things I don't want to deal with will go away if I ignore them
4) not paying enough attention
5) forgetting where I've put things

What are five places where you have lived?
1) New York, NY
2) Brookline, MA
3) Newton, MA
4) Somerville, MA
5) New York, NY

What are five jobs you've had?
1) Book store clerk
2) Sunday-school teacher
3) Secretary at Little, Brown
4) Lecturer at Boston University
5) Writer

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