Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Minute

Good morning (well, it was morning when I started trying to write this...) and Happy Monday all! Today's Monday Minute (normally hosted by Ian) is hosted by Kmama.

And here we go!

1 - What's the specs of the first computer you owned?

It was a TI. I can't remember all the specifics, but this dinosaur was huge (think brontosaurus) and didn't do a whole heck of a lot. I remember taking Saturday morning classes (cause I was *that cool* even then!) to learn to program in basic:
Line 10 Start
Line 20 Print "I am really cool" (or something like that - it wasn't print. I can't remember...)
Line 30 Go to line 20
Line 40 end

and then it would loop, printing how cool I was all over the screen while I tried to recall how to get it to stop...

2 - Are you on Twitter/Facebook/etc, if so link it/them up

Nope. Am I the one and only lame-o left on the planet who just isn't quite getting twitter...? (Note - Saturday morning classes as a kid - we've established I'm lame, so I guess this is redundant...)
3 - Who's more to blame for the oil mess in the gulf - BP or the Gov't and why?

Would saying - they're all idiots be too much of a cop out? I think the whole thing is such an ugly mess. It makes me too sick to read about it in enough detail to come up with a really well informed opinion, but my primary blame would go to BP.

One of my cousins sent out the below picture with the note - "hey BP, follow your own rules." I'll leave it at that.

4 - What's your favorite Dr. Suess book?

Oh man, I think I love them all! Let's see - Oh The Places You'll Go will always have a spot in my heart. But then we also just read Green Eggs and Ham to my daughter for the first time last weekend (and reminisced about making green eggs in 2nd grade), so I can't leave that off. Oh and as we cut down all the trees in the jungle of our backyard, the Lorax is referenced often (though I guess not always so postively...).

Hmm, I think I can only be certain in noting my LEAST favorite Dr. Suess books - those my daughter wants read 34 times in a row. I could recite The Foot Book verbatim to you now, but won't torture you

And finally...

5 - What did you want to be when you grew up?

This changed ALL THE TIME! Let's see - there was a period where I wanted to be a doctor, but I decided I couldn't give needles (if only I knew that they alwasy sloughed that off to nurses!), an engineer (kind of wishing I'd followed that one more), an architect (another that I sometimes wonder why I didn't follow up) and last, so that we know that dreams really do come true - I think I always kind of figured I'd be some random not easily described business person sort of role. Something to do with numbers. And here I am, with Chandler Bing's job to prove you CAN live the dream!

My husband wanted to be a firefighter as a kid. After a brief dalliance with finance and IT consulting, he decided screw it and went after being a firefighter. It just goes to show that I should have been a more creative (or traditional!) kid! As an aside, now that he is "living the dream," he wishes he'd gone to medical school.

We are a hard bunch to please!

Now your turn! Head over to Kmama's and link up!


  1. Such truth with that sign! If only they did follow their own rules...

    Thanks for stopping by and Happy Monday Minute!

  2. OMG - LOVE that picture!!!!!!

    ...and, speaking of Suess...did you know he lived in San Diego and that his idea for the trees in his books came from the Torrey Pines that grow in San didn't?!?! Well, now you do!!!

  3. Yeah good point about that picture. A holes. BP that is.

  4. Loved your answers and they took me on my own walk down memory lane! :) I took a Basic programming class in college about 25 years ago. Some things have definitely changed for the better! :)

    I got a comment from you by the way so your computer may have been working better than you think!

  5. I was really good at fixing our first computer--I could program the start up really well. Now, not so much.

  6. I saw that picture on Facebook and laughed hysterically. (I'm laughing again, by the way. I are a good audience.)

    Good for you for not having a Twitter. I don't have one and I don't feel so lonely now.

    You're a transponder?!

    Thank you for noticing the layout change. It made me happy that my hours of head-scratching and swearing did not go unnoticed.

  7. thanks for linking up!!

    Loved yoru answers to #5. Most of us are hard to please! I'm working in the field I wanted to, yet I'm still wondering if it's where I'm supposed to be!


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