Saturday, August 18, 2007

Learning More About Me...I've Been Tagged!!!


I've been "Tagged" by my daughter, Jessi. So here are my answers...did you learn anything new about me?

JOBS I'VE HELD:

Office worker at 13, in my parents' business office
Apartment cleaner at my parents' apartments to help earn money for college
Young Life Workcrew- Malibu (Christian Camp in Canada)
Young Life College-Prep Counselor
Young Life Leader- Roosevelt Young Life Club
Youth Group Leader- University Presbyterian Church- Seattle
Teacher and Drama Director- Shorecrest High School
Teacher and Drama Director-Hosterman Jr. High-Minneapolis, Mn.
Antique collector-refinisher/seller
Professor of Communications- Whitworth, Eastern Washington University
Professor of Communications- Spokane Community College-31 years (still do full time)
Counselor- Individual and Family (certified)
Communications and Business Consultant- Owner of Own Business Firm- 30 years (still do full time)

MY GUILTY PLEASURES: (and I no longer feel guilty :))

Getting my nails done
Getting massages
Having a week-long annual spiritual retreat at Cannon Beach (without family)
Buying fresh flowers for my home
Getting a hardback book from one of my favorite authors and NOT waiting for it to come out in paperback! :)

PLACES I HAVE LIVED:

Seattle, Washington (grew up there)
Minneapolis, Minnesota (during Tim's internship and residency)
San Salvador, El Salvador (briefly during med school work down there)
Spokane, Washington

SHOWS I ENJOY:

I LOVE live theater- Nutcracker Ballet (every year at Christmas)
Mama Mia, The Lion King (saw in London) and saw Lion King again in Spokane
The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof- Broadway

I LOVE "vintage"movies-Flower Drum Song, Brigadoon, Three Coins In A Fountain

TV- Home and Garden Channel-Decorating Cents, Designed to Sell

PLACES I'VE BEEN ON VACATION:

Canada
Hawaii- Maui (my parents lived there part of the year)
Mexico
Guatemala
England
El Salvador
New York
Washington DC
Cruises to: Greece and Turkey

FAVORITE FOODS:

Fresh Crab
Lobster
Salmon
Steamed Clams
Linnies chicken and peanut sauce dish (#19)
My Mom's "Bunny Rolls" at Easter
Romaine Salad at Lindamans
Anything Ryan Farrell barbeques!

WEBSITES I VISIT DAILY: (or regularly)

Daily when home:
Jessi's
Amy's

Regularly:
Kathi Best's
Kim Ellis
Lorie's

AWARDS I HAVE WON: (that mean something to me)

Most inspirational Skiier- my first ski class at Buzz Fiorini ski school-my only sports trophy
Rose Maiden- Inspirational student as a senior in high school
Outstanding Teacher- Shorecrest High School
Burlington Northern- Outstanding Teacher Award- Spokane Community College
Gold Medalist- Outstanding Teacher for all four year colleges and universities and community colleges in Washington State
Silver Medalist- Second in the Nation (for the same award)

NICKNAMES:

Punkin (from my Mom and Dad)
Punk (family nickname)

From Bert:
Sweetie- Pie
Sweet ums
Love-of-my-life
Genelda (he's Rudolpho)

From Jessi and Amy:
Mommy
Mama
Mums
Mums-me

From Grandkids:
Nana
Nans
NanaBoppa (as one word from Jacob)

What fun to do this!! It brought back lots of great memories!
Did you learn anything new about me?
God Bless! Love, Linda

4 comments:

The Farrell Family said...

I didn't know that you used to sell antiques. Learn something new every day! Love you!

LORIE said...

I love the ski trophy. . . I enjoyed learning about you. THank you for commenting on my blog. . . I smile and appreciate it.

jessithompson said...

I have always loved growing up with beautiful fresh flowers in our home. Thank you for that special gift!

kathibest said...

Hello Genelda (smile),

Looking forward to our lunch at Twigs this friday, first one there better have 2 diet cokes ready HA!

See you at 12:30pm

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