Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sinecure: an easy job that pays well

For awhile my job fit that description. Then I quit. Also, I got tagged by my friend, Marcie

Name 1 of your Heroes: Susan Easton Black. The woman has managed to make a successful career out of my all-time favorite subject: LDS Church History. I'd kill to be able to travel around talking/writing/teaching about the early pioneers, Palmyra, Nauvoo... all that cool stuff. 

Name 2 Things You've Learned/Accomplished This Year: Well, I don't know if it's an accomplishment...but I did move to AZ all by my lonesome, found a job, a place to live and even made some friends! Also, I drove to Vegas all by myself. Maybe next year I'll try to accomplish something that doesn't involve me being alone...
Name 3 things You Want To Accomplish Before You Die:  
 -I'd like to not publicly embarrass myself when I speak in church tomorrow.
-I think I wanna run a marathon...maybe.
-I wanna drive cross-country in big RV.

Name 4 Books That Have Influenced the Way You Think (scriptures are a given): To Kill A Mockingbird (I want to be Mrs. Dubose), Work and the Glory Series (cuz 'member how I love Church History?), Hyrum Smith: Man of Intergrity (another one of my heroes), and Ella Enchanted (the cutest book ever!). 

The Next 5 Things You Plan on Accomplishing in the Next 5 Years:
-Move back to Utah
-Learn to drive a stick-shift
-Learn how to make cool, online photo albums
-Buy a car
-Learn to walk in high-heels without looking silly

I tag Buffy and Lisa.


Matt said...

That's a pretty ambitious 5 years... are you sure you're gonna be able to fit that all in?

Easy, girl... you don't want to burn out.

Buffy Dayton said...

You are speaking in church? You go girl! I will do this when I get time. ps- When are you coming home?

Brenda Chela said...

Hi barbaloot. Of course I remember you sleeping in class. That was the highlight of my day. :) Hope life is treating you well and very nice blog my dear.

Emily said...

You quit your job--when are you moving home? I hope your talk went well yesterday.

I agree with the Susan Black thing--amazing lady, much like yourself. You're both small, spunky, and wear really cute shoes :) You know what she'd tell you to do to get started on that path . . . more school! (at least that's what she told me to do--why didn't I listen?)

As for this year's accomplishments, major! I always like to pretend I would be daring enough to do something like you did, but really I think I'm too whimpy.

And just for you (and my taste buds) I am hoping for at least 2 lunches at Cosi's while I'm here.

Shelley said...

I love the Format - and Bright eyes! Your blog just sang to me two great songs while I read this...good choices!

Tiffany said...

You quit your job?! That means you are moving home and I feel so great about that. and I'm making an online photo album right now. I'll teach you. It's super easy.

Matt said...

Barb, I'm always sincere :) I think they're great goals.

And if you need a stick-shift to practice with...

Adam & Lisa said...

But you just tagged me!!! Oh, and yay for the high heels--although I've never thought you looked silly in them!