Sunday, March 30, 2008

Who Are You?- A Meme

I was tagged by Marsha to play a “Who Are You?” Meme.

- The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
- Each player answers the questions about themselves.
- At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people, posts their names, and then leaves a comment on their blogs, letting them know they've been tagged.

What was I doing 10 years ago?
~ 10 years ago, I was in my junior year of college, and living in my first apartment with my best friend.
~ Performing! Staring in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Singing/Acting in 3 ensembles on campus, drama w/ the BSU, singing and traveling w/ the Wesley praise band, singing and assistant directing a community all girls choir, preparing for N.A.T.S. competition, singing and helping our university host honor choir and the regional Metropolitan Opera auditions.- Did I mention singing?
~ Hugh and I had been dating for three years and we were praying about marriage and God’s plan for us!
~ Trying to balance 21 hours a semester with my first “real” job at K.C.’s Restaurant. I say “real job” as in 40 hours a week. There is no “part time” at K.C.’s; mainly due to the fact that they are the only nationally rated 4 star restaurant in Mississippi. You spend a lot of time in training, before they trust you out on the floor alone. So, they don’t waste their time training someone for “part time” work. It was quite a challenge, but as I look back on it now, I’m very grateful to have had the experience to work there. I learned the value of hard work, which in turn instilled in me a strong work ethic. I learned a lot about food, wine, and service, fine dinning and entertaining. And I got the opportunity to meet a lot of famous chefs and famous people.

Five Things on my to-do list today.
~ Complete this Meme!
~ Tidy up the house.
~ Send off a few special packages to friends and family.
~ Cook a hot meal for Hugh and the children.
~ Chi and spend at least 30 minutes on my elliptical.

Five Snacks I enjoy.
~ 100 calorie Oreo snack crisps w/ a diet Pepsi
~ A slice of pepper jack cheese w/ Snyder’s pretzel sticks and a Snapple nectarine white tea
~ Taste of Gourmet’s Garlic Herb Dip w/ carrots or cherry tomatoes and a Coca-Cola Zero
~ Honey Maid cinnamon sticks and strawberries with Taste of Gourmet’s Cinn-ful Dip and a diet Sierra Mist
~ A cup of Tazo Chai Tea or coffee and a slice of toast w/ peanut butter and honey.

Five Things I would do if I were a billionaire.
~ I would always give God an offering instead of a tithe.
~ I would make sure our family was well taken care of and could enjoy life debt-free.
~ Travel- A LOT!
~ Support several charities that are dear to my heart.
~ Bless those I come across in need, but in secret.

Five bad habits.
~ My blogging addiction.
~ Staying up way too late- just to have “me” time.
~ Emotional eating/fasting.
~ Over analyzing everything! My sister, Demetria says it’s my secret psychiatrist alter-ego coming out. (hee-hee.)
~ Interrupting when others are talking. I get so excited when I have something in common w/ someone- it’s like me too, me too! or I know exactly what you mean…-and then I have to stop myself- I’m sorry- you were saying…(I’m trying very hard to correct this. I want to be a better listener.)

Five places I have lived.
~ Mississippi
~ Louisiana
~ Missouri
~ Ohio
~ Illinois

Five Jobs I've had.
~ I’ve worked in retail at Harrolds
~ I’ve worked in fine dining as a hostess/wait staff.
~ I’ve been a Teacher- in Music education, Gifted education, and Early Childhood education.
~ Child care/Daycare.
~ Administration-employee training and staff development.
~ I’ve had work as a singer. I also used to do hair and make up for weddings, formals, recitals, opera/theater, and pageants.

Five people I want to know more about (a nice way of saying TAG):
1) Dawn
2) Connie
3) Christy
4) Melissa
5) Ashley I.

I could so tag more than 5 of you. I enjoy getting to know new people. I think you can tell by the list of blogs that I enjoy reading. If you would like to participate - please feel free and leave a comment letting me know that you played. Even if I didn’t tag you- I promise I’ll come by to read- if you decide to play along! Toodles!


Denise said...

This was great, love learning more about you sweetie.

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

I loved getting to know you..

what an exciting life... and person you are...

I'll post mine soon...I'll be working all day today and tomorrow and tonight I work at the free a Nurse,,, and tomorrow I counsel...

Whew.. talk about over committed...

have a wonderful week

Ashley said...

I was hoping I'd get tagged!

Irritable Mother said...

Oh, to be a better listener - that is one of my goals, too.
I want to know about people, and I want them to know that I care. I've realized that will never happen if I don't stop talking an listen!
What a great post to land on - the first time I've visited and I feel I have gotten to know you nicely! *grin*

Penless Thoughts said...

Loved reading this Tiffany and learning more about you. You sound really gifted in music.

Marsha said...

Thanks for doing this, Tiffany! I really enjoyed getting to know you better through this meme.
I love music (Can you tell from my blog!). I taught elementary and middle school music at a Christian school for many years. I also led choirs and special seasonal programs for kids. Lots of fun, but lots of work.
It's amazing, each person I've tagged we have so many things in common. (I would have tagged our sweet friend Denise, but she was tagged by the same person who tagged me! We have a lot in common, too.)
All I know is, heaven is going to be a wonderful place full of lots of friends of all ages - oh, that's right - no age there! Yippee!

kmom3 said...

:) You and I share the same bad habits. Especially that last one! I have got to work on listening!!!
I just get excited, too! Or I want to be sure they know I understand. :)
Blessings, sweet Tiffany!

freetofly said...

You have had a fascinating life, and it's early yet! You've got lots left ahead of you!

And I can relate to ALL your bad habits!

Anonymous said...

okay, a few things:
-you're snack list is so good and low calorie that it makes me SICK!!(of course i say this ONLY out of love for you)
-you're so interesting!
-i love that my brother so WAY MARRIED out of his LEAGUE when he married you, my friend!!

Tiffany Stuart said...

Fun to meet another Tiffany. I loved your insight about Oprah. Sounds like I wasn't the only one who liked her and then felt heartbroken..

Got a deadline soon. Need to get back to paid writing. But couldn't pass an opportunity to meet a new blogging friend.

I hope to be back.

Alana said...

Your life 10 years ago sounds a lot like mine. I was a music major, too! I also survived a 21 hour sememster in college, but didn't have the part-time job. I can't imagine doing that along with a job! Yikes!