Food Blogga's 5 things meme

The overachiever in me has to close old business before I can start new business. Susan over at Food Blogga tagged me for a meme with a lot of questions right before my internet service crapped out, so before I regale you with new food tales, I am yet again opening up and sharing more things than you probably want to know about me. I won't be tagging anyone, but feel free to pick this up if you want to share.

What were you doing 10 years ago?

I was working at Jefferson Lab for a visionary lab director helping scientists push the frontiers of nuclear physics (impressive, huh?) and had five children at home including Molly, who was only 2 years old then (they really do grow up so fast!).

Five snacks you enjoy:

Popcorn with butter and parmesan

Peanut butter and nutella

Cream cheese and pepper jelly

Veggie sticks

Cherries (I love cherries!)

Five songs you know all the lyrics to:

I love music and can remember the words to lots of songs as diverse as the Star Spangled Banner, Thriller by Michael Jackson, Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, almost anything by Chicago and Killing in the Name Of by Rage Against the Machine!

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

Quit my job (call in rich!) and pursue writing for a living full-time

Buy a house at the beach as my own Dowd family compound

Start a scholarship for non traditional college students (I was one once)

Travel to New York, San Francisco, Paris and eat some great food

Take my entire family and go to Disney World!!

Five bad habits:

Singing in the car when I'm driving

Sitting on my legs (bad for the circulation)

Grinding my teeth

Channel surfing on TV and the car radio

Decompressing in front of the TV (though with my kids)

Five things you like doing:

Playing badminton with my family


Working in the garden

Going somewhere new

Reading in my hammock

Five things you would never wear again:

Mini skirt

Bikini (after baby #3, just not happening)

Tube top (can't believe I ever wore those...)

Polyester anything (if I can help it!)

Bra without underwire (menopausal woman's best friend!)

Five favorite toys:

Bubbles (I still love them to my kids' chagrin)


The Game of Life

Bejeweled (the computer game)

Barbies (when my brothers got GI Joes, my Barbie cut her hair and became an army nurse!)

Okay, Susan, I hope you're happy! If you feel inclined, you too can tell the world that you know all the words to Disco Duck. Back tomorrow with my entry in this month's Waiter There's Something in My...


Anonymous said…
Nuclear physics? Wowza. Color me impressed!

Ari (Baking and Books)
Susan said…
A mother of five... who wore a tube top...and worked in nuclear physics. You're not Deborah, you're Wonder Woman! That is seriously impressive. Thanks for playing along.
Deborah Dowd said…
Anonymous- I work at a nuclear physics lab, I only support them!

Susan- I actually have 6 children (only 5 were at home 10 years ago!), I wore the tube top when I was 17, and I work for the director of a nuclear physics lab (not as a nuclear physicist!) so not quite as impressive!
s'kat said…
Still impressive! And Deborah, I never would have pegged you as a Rage Against the Machine kinda gal, lol!
Deborah Dowd said…
Shelley- I am full of surprises!There's nothing like some angry young man music at the end of a frustrating work day (I grew up listening to Steppenwolf, Black Sabbath, Cream...)