Historiann has been tagged with the following meme, and requested that her regular readers answer the following questions. Here it goes:
1) What was I doing 10 years ago?
Same thing, except I was an associate professor not a full professor.
2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
- Drink coffee
- Answer email
- practice guitar
- grade papers (although I may find a way to procrastinate yet again)
- department meeting
3) Snacks I enjoy:
Tostados lime flavored tortilla chips, pita crisps, wasabi peas, cashews.
4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
2. move to Nova Scotia
3. buy a vacation home in the South of France
4. start a charitable foundation or donate to the one Natalie Portman endorses
5) Three of my bad habits:
1. constructive procrastination
2. answering contentious emails without thinking first
3. pulling at my eyelashes
6) 5 places I have lived:
1, Newport, RI (birthplace)
2. Athens, GA
3. Norfolk, VA
4. White River Jct., VT
5. Ithaca, NY
7) 5 jobs I have had:
2. chambermaid (for one week)
3. restaurant hostess
4. Interlibrary loan assistant
Pass it along!
For how long have you been playing the guitar? What is your favorite song to play?
I play the piano. Next semester, I’m going to try to start a department band. One of our current professors plays the trumpet and another the French horn. Our new hire plays the guitar. If I can find a singer, I think we will have a rocking band.
I played a lot when I was in high school and college, gave it up in graduate school, then started up again about four years ago. Right now I’m working on a couple of Oasis songs — “Don’t Look Back in Anger” and “Wonderwall.” I’ve also done “Save Me” by Aimee Mann, assorted celtic tunes (e.g. “Foggy Dew” by Sinead O’Connor/Chieftains) and some bluegrass tunes from the “oh Brother, Where Art Though” soundtrack.
Your range sounds great. Do you play with your friends, or by yourself?
If you were in my department, I would ask you to join the band.
I mostly play by myself but am hoping to start playing with friends now that the semester is over and my time is more flexible.