Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Five Things Meme

I'm taking this one from Cath @ VWXYNot?, who tagged "anyone whose breakfast included / will inlcude cheese." [The breakfast was scrambled eggs with cheese.]

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
(Let's see, 10 years ago was 1998.)

  1. Watching one of my nieces take her first steps.
  2. Packing an over-full U-Haul.
  3. Driving down the Alcan.
  4. Finding a new place to rent.
  5. Looking for work.

5 things on my to-do list today:
(Checks calendar - oh, today's a day off.)
  1. Sleep late. ✓
  2. Have coffee.✓
  3. Mail bills.✓
  4. Do some laundry.
  5. Go for a hike.✓

5 snacks I love:
  1. Ice cream, almost any ice cream.
  2. Coffee with cocoa / coffee without cocoa / cocoa without coffee
  3. A Blizzard (especially when in Alaska).
  4. Peppermint patties.
  5. Reesie cups (okay, so I spelled it wrong).

5 things I would do if I was a millionaire:
  1. Drive the Alcan again, taking my time for once.
  2. Buy a new field vehicle, one that gets good mileage.
  3. Build a new house in the back yard.
  4. Use solar panels.
  5. Work less; donate more.

5 places I've lived:
  1. Nevada.
  2. Alaska.
  3. The East Coast.
  4. North of the Arctic Circle.
  5. In the field.

5 jobs I've had
  1. Receptionist [yuck].
  2. Teach Op Min and Petrology.
  3. Geologist.
  4. Artist.
  5. Consultant.

5 rocks I love:
(For geologists or any others who also want to add rocks.)
  1. Breccia, any kind.
  2. Ash-flow tuff (did I mention breccia?)
  3. Veins (and brecciated veins)
  4. Rocks with secondary K-spar veinlets (I don't like these to be brecciated, but the veinlets can cut breccias).
  5. Jasperoid (also to hate, if sampling), brecciated or not.

5 categories of people I'll tag:
  1. Any geologist.
  2. Anyone who has driven the Alcan, in either direction.
  3. Anyone who has lived north of the Arctic Circle.
  4. Anyone who hates moving.
  5. Anyone who considers themselves an artist.


Arctic-mermaid said...

Such interesting lists. Hey, do you attend the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Thinking about going again this year. I went a few years ago. Talk about an orgy of crystals and other neat stuff.

Arctic-mermaid said...

Oh, and I should wrangle a rock to send you from the Hemlo Gold mine I work in. Intensely Kspar altered shear zone with beautious gold.


GeologyJoe said...

Tag accepted.


Silver Fox said...

Arctic-mermaid, haven't ever been to the Tucson show, if you can believe it! I used to threaten to go, maybe this year would be a good year for that. I'll keep in touch - although you don't have an email address posted!

And it would be neat to have an intensely Kspar-altered rock with v.g. from Hemlo! Email me and I'll give you my address!

Silver Fox said...

GeoJoe, thanks for taking the tag (and also to ReBecca and Life-long Scholar).

Unknown said...

I'm no geologist, but I love brecchia too!

Silver Fox said...

You may not be a geologist, but you have impeccable taste in rocks! :)