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
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!