Thursday, June 19, 2008


A meme seems like a nice easy way to write something... Ms Make Tea did this one, and while I wasn't tagged, I'm not above jumping on in there.

What was I doing 10 years ago?
This is the bit that appealed about this meme, because 10 years seems like an eternity ago, and I can't really believe it was real. In 1998 I owned a little gourmet takeaway and catering business in Wadestown, called Foodworks. It was a cutie-pie business, and it kept very civilised hours (5 days p/w, 4-8.30pm). Obviously there was quite a bit of prep during the day, but MTV was new and actually played music, so I spent happy days mooching around making cakes and curries and salads, and listening to pop. We lived in a fabulous huge flat in Mt Vic, with 2 cats (Jesus and Julio) and our excellent flatmate. We drank nightly, and had lots of parties. Bodega was on Willis St, and Castros was down the road. Lovely. I sold the biz in 1998, and went travelling the next year, and started becoming a grown-up.

Five snacks I enjoy in a perfect, non weight-gaining world:
Cheese (Kikorangi, anything really, although not goat)
Lollies (esp Pineapple lumps and wine gums)
Wedges and sour cream (a la Vicky's c.1992)
Roti chenai. Mmmmm.

Five snacks I enjoy in the real world
Mostly, see above, except I'm pregnant and not a time traveller, so:
Raro. This is a perversion of this pregnancy, it is like timetravelling, because I can't recall having it since I was a child.
Celery and tsatiki.
Anything and tsatiki, even a spoon in tsatiki, I am in love with the dip.
Aeroplane lollies.

Yep, I'm totally lead by cravings at the moment.

Five things I would do if I were a billionaire:

I'm not going to say anything good (or philanthropic), because I would, but I can't be arsed with all the logistics of who and which mortgages I'd assist and yada yada.

The shallow list:
I'd take some days off work. It has been a good 5 months since I've had a day off, I need one. So actually my days off work would be liberating myself by paying staff.
I'd buy a house with a great outlook, especially at night, so I could sit around sipping martinis and watching the sky.
I'd build a LOT of storage. It would include bottomless pits for keeping essentials like school newsletters and insurance documents, but mainly it would be a big walk in wardrobe, with shelves for shoes and handbags, like on the telly.
I'd get a Max Gimblett picture, specifically this one.
I'd get a new dining table, so that my shitty old screenprinting table could return to its rightful home, where it is much missed.

Five jobs that I have had:
Merchandiser (worst job)
Florist runner
Chemist shop assistant

Three of my habits:
Cleaning my glasses a lot (since I recently found out how fantastic those cloths are that the optometrists give you)
Touching all my fingernails in an OCD fashion.
Checking my internet banking before I do anything else each day, to see if the buggers have paid me.

Five places I have lived:
London (for a blink as a baby)

Five people I want to get to know better:
Several of my customers I'd love to sit and have a wine with.
And apart from that, I'd just like to spend more time with my friends, since we've all got kids now, and don't have the quality silly times we once did.

Consider yourself tagged - ha!


Make Tea Not War said...

I hereby retrospectively tag you.

I wonder if anyone can really ever have enough storage. The sipping martinis and watching the sky sounds great too.

Martha Craig said...

I wonder how much storage billionaires have? They probably have legions of employees who sort and store stuff. Mmm, dreamy.

Megan said...

Inquiring minds want to know what a "Destructorvator" is?

Martha Craig said...

I wielded a sledgehammer at the old museum, removing all the old exhibits (not the precious things, the bits that just needed muscle - ha!)

Mike Riversdale said...

"Touching all my fingernails' ... why do I find that ... arousing?

"Chemist shop assistant" ... not arousing ... *sigh*

Word verificarion: Xyqwuyp - small yet important Chilean village specialising in seafood