Thursday, August 09, 2007

Work at Home Mom: Wacky Mom and Rainqueen21 Tag Me

Wacky Mom Ev has tagged me for the 10 Question Interview.

The Instructions: Remove the blog from the top, move all blogs up one, and then add yourself to the bottom.

Homespun Honolulu
Who’s Yo Mama
Life in the Fast Lane
Life is Murphy’s Law
Manila Mom

Coincidentally, Rainqueen21 also tagged me for "If You Have $1,000,000.00..." with the following instructions:

Proposition: If you Have $1,000,000.00…………………………

Requirements: continue above sentence

Tag Mode: 5 bloggers

I decided to combine the two memes in this post. Here are the questions:

1. What were you doing ten years ago?

In 1997 I was going full blast writing romance novels more than anything else.

2. What were you doing 1 year ago?

Among the saddest times in my life: I was mourning my Dad's passing and taking care of my Mom who was already very sick, too.

3. What are five snacks you enjoy?

Nuts, dark chocolate, fresh fruit, vanilla ice cream with corn flakes, chilled soya milk

4. What are five songs you know the lyrics to?

This is weird because I can't seem to retain or even get the lyrics to songs except for oldies that my Mom used to listen to and sing to me when I was very young.

- Stranger In Paradise (She said it was my Dad's favorite. She'd sing it to me almost every night.)

- Love Me Tender

- Wooden Heart (These two by Elvis were back-to-back in a 45 rpm record that my Mom played again and again every day when I was a little girl. No wonder I still can't get the lyrics out of my head.)

- Hawaiian Wedding Song (Obviously, my Mom loved Elvis.)

- Never On A Sunday (Mom considered this a naughty song and was always laughing whenever she sang it to me. I think she said it was sung by Connie Francis.)

5. Five Things You Would Do If You Were A Millionaire/ If You Had $1,000,000.00:

I'm listing the things other than what we would be working for anyway even without those millions:

- Build our dream home with the luxury of space, space, space along with enough storage for all our can't-live-without clutter, an indexed library to keep track of all our books, enough room for more pets, a lawn surrounded by trees, plus adjoining lots where the kids can build their homes later if they want to (I'm dangling free babysitting as bait!)

- Hire a driver so that B won't have to be the one driving all of us around, and so I won't feel so guilty not learning how to drive :)

- Travel with the family every chance we get to see as much of the world as possible

- Set up various sources of passive income to spend as much time as possible just enjoying the family

- Support the education of as many young people as we can

Well, I can dream, can't I?

6. Five Bad Habits:'s hard to trim the list down to just five :D

- Staying up till almost dawn then sleeping till noon or even past

- Not having breakfast and, sometimes, lunch then eating a lot at night

- Procrastinating when I don't enjoy doing exercise!

- Being oblivious to the world when immersed in a book, and not stopping till I finish it

- Getting lost surfing and enjoying it so much that I forget what I was supposed to be looking for in the first place

7. Five Things You Like To Do:

- Just hanging out with the family
- Pigging out with the family
- Reading (print and online)
- Writing
- Watching movies (theater, dvd/vcd)

8. Five Things You Would Never Wear Again:

- a hula skirt with a bare midriff (Last time I wore this was on stage in high school.)

- hot pants (Again...high school, when I had never even heard of the word "cellulite".)

- skintight clothes (Not worth the extreme dieting and obsessing over every millimeter)

- a girdle (I can't believe I endured this for years.)

- sky-high stilletos (Oooh, i'd still love to wear them but my feet disagree with me)

9. Five Favorite Toys:

- laptop
- Nokia 9500, because it has Word for when I don't have the laptop
- digital camera, for family memories
- TV and dvd player
- our pets!

10. Five Things You Hate To Do:

- Getting all sweaty outdoors (Don't take me camping!)

- Exercise (Even when it's indoors; I only enjoy Fitness First for the sauna and steam room after the workout.)

- Waking up early (I only do it if I really have to, like for an appointment.)

- Routine housework

- Being away from the family, or having any member of the family away - like out of town

Now you know. I'm a lazy family-clinging couch potato!

So let's hear the deep dark secrets of the following bloggers I tag: (You may do just one or both of the memes above.)

Trinity of Female-Gamer
Sandy of PinoyNetwork Blog
Dondi of 99% Wife & Mom...1% Everything Else
Claire of The Sunny Side of Things
Rachel of Heart of Rachel


MrsPartyGirl said...

while reading your answers to the million dollar question, i felt you were writing down MY answers. :) those are the things i would do exactly!

and, i also don't like the waking up early thing. i'm a night person so my consciousness doesn't completely stir until i hear the jingle of eat bulaga come on on tv. :)

MJ said...

I'm not surprised about that, MrsPartyGirl :D I guess it's why we clicked. We both value the same things.

And we have the same body clock, too, pala! My friends say I have a North American body clock, but since you're there, does that mean your body clock shifted to the opposite?

febeth said...

So ex collegian staffer ka pala. Ako rin pero years ahead of u. Kaya pala may pagmamanahan ng daughter mo ng writing skills nya.

Sana yung 2 kong tabatsoy mana rin sa akin,pero I guess namana lang nila sa akin kalakasan ng pagkain.

claire said...

thanks for the tag, Manila Mom! i'm gonna answer this as soon as i can... it's nice to learn more about you!! :)

MrsPartyGirl said...

yup, so i hardly have jetlag when i'm in pinas for a visit. :D

Heart of Rachel said...

I didn't realize you tagged me. :) I saw the link on technorati. Thanks for the tag. I'll work on it and let you know as soon as I'm done.

It's been a literally stormy day but the rain seemed to have stopped pouring. Hope the weather didn't affect your day. Take care!

One Wacky Mom said...

Wow. that was really good. Sorry I haven't been over here. I've been so busy with my book. It was a fascinating read! I loved it. I have a new one for you that I think you are gonna love! I did. It was actually fun and cool. It took 3 minutes to do. But fun to do.

SF Blog said...

Hi MJ,
Thanks for taging me, Just give me time and I will do the same in my

It's a good idea to roll this fun over to other bloggers.....


MJ said...

Febeth, both my husband and I were writers since our school days. We actually met in the UP Collegian :D

Claire, Rachel and Sandy, I'm sorry I haven't been blog-visiting yet. I'm looking forward to reading your posts on this :D

MrsPartyGirl, lucky you! I hope I have the same experience when I travel far enough to change time zones.

Wacky Mom, I'm sorry I haven't been able to post lately. I'll get to it soon...I hope :D

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