The "Finish These Five" Meme

This blog was started as a means for my children to someday look into to the past, and see who their Dad was, what made him tick, and why he did (or did not do) the things he did do (or did not do). Whenever I am asked to complete a meme, I check to see if it falls under "My Meme Guidelines"...
My Meme Guidelines
I ask myself if the meme I was "tagged" with will this tell my children more about their dad after he is dead and gone. If it does, then I consider completing it.
I also dislike "tagging" others. I try to make a subtle suggestion on who's answers I think I would enjoy reading, but I make it clear that it is voluntary only.
So, after my internet hiatus - I returned to find that I was tagged by MotherOf8 in her MaybeWorthSharing blog for a "Finish These Five" meme.
The rules for the "Finish These Five" meme are...
Each player answers the questions themselves. 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 that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answers.
The "Five" are...
1. Ten years ago…
2. Five things on today's "to do" list…
3. Five Snacks I enjoy… .
4. Five Things I would do if I was a millionaire…
5. Five Places I have lived…
Now, my answers...
Ten year ago...
I was the Father of Three.. All three were boys.
Five things on today's "to do" list...
1. Get some sleep.
(This is the second day in a row I am operating on 3 hours of sleep.. That is a total of 6 hours of sleep between the time I woke up on Friday morning, and when I finally crash and burn sometime tonight (Sunday))...
2. Fill my gas tank... (It's on empty)
3. Finish a project for this year's National Night Out party.
4. Have the house ready for a party after the Minnesota Twins Game that everyone will be enjoying (while I am at work).
5. Did I mention "Get some sleep" yet??
Five Snacks I enjoy...
1. Pretty much anything "Little Debbie" - When we were first married, my wife joked that she thought I was having an affair with Little Debbie... I have an affinity for the "Nutty Bar", but I have (over time) understood just how bad they are for you and have cut them all but out of my diet... (Yeah... Ok.. "Once and a while")...
3. Salt and Vinegar flavored potato chips.
5. Honey roasted peanuts.
Five things I would do if I were a millionaire...
Assuming I was a "Multi-Millionaire" - and had enough money to not worry about working, or saving for the future...
1. Build a 7th and 8th grade classroom at the kids (private) school.
2. Build a gymnasium at the kids (private) school.
3. Pay off my church's debt.
4. Move to a home on some acreage.. Call it "the Compound" and raise some "free range children".
5. Hand build a log cabin on a large tract of land in rural Alaska (Like Richard Proenneke) and spend extended time there.
Five places I have lived...
(in alphebetical order)
(see a reoccurring theme here? )
Five people who I think would have interesting answers of their own...
(and should choose to continue this meme.... or not... either way is Okey-Dokey with me...)
1. JDZPhotography - He is WAY overdue for a post, and this may provide him some inspiration!
2. Krystal-the-Pistol - Just had a baby and will have time on her hands to finish the meme! (Congrats KTP!!)
3. Two Texas Twins - Sis-O-Mine... Was off to a good bang, but needs some extra "fuel" to keep it going!!
4. From Russia with Love - A good friend of Sis-O-Mine...
5. Male Homemaker - A Contradiction of Terms - Frequently posts about his day - Could provide a little insight into the man behind the blog!
I tried my best to avoid the known "tag haters" out there. If I was wrong - please forgive me.
If, on the other hand, I was wrong and you LOVE being tagged, and REALLYwant to complete this meme...
Consider yourself (voluntarily) tagged!


  1. Don't get out of Minnesota much, do ya?! :-)

    I can relate on the whole Little Debbie snack cake thing and the Nutty Bars are good but I love a nice Zebra Cake every once in awhile, too!

    Hope you get some sleep; sounds like you've earned some!

  2. I spent the first 23 years of my life in Mankato, snacking on frozen Swiss Cake Rolls - yum yum yum :-) Gotta love the healthy lunch offerings at school!

  3. You think I have time to finish a meme? TIME? I have lost all control of time. Time is no more, when I look at the clock, sure it says what time it is, but it takes me a good 15 minutes to figure out if it's AM or PM! For the first time in my life, I have to check to see the date when I get up for the day. I even had to ASK someone yesterday...What day is it today? Time....HA!

  4. Thanks for playing. I like your Meme rules.

    "Just had a baby and will have time on her hands to finish the meme! " You were kidding, right? My youngest is 15 and I have not yet caught up on my sleep or anything else.

    Congratulations to Krystal the pistol! They dominate your time, rob you of sleep (pretty much for the rest of your life or at least until they are quite grown), drool on you - and steal your heart. Children are worth every bit of it and more. Wishing you great joy! - motherof8

  5. These are five good things to use as a posting.
    Congrats to Krystal on the birth of her baby! Say good-bye to sleep, free-time, quiet time, time...


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