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Monday, December 08, 2008

Seems I’ve been tagged [~grumble~]

[A guest post meme by Zahava]

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:

1) Parenting two small people (and loving it!).

2) Enjoying living in close proximity to family.

3) Participating in a Young Leadership course through UJA/Jewish Federation.

4) Gardening.

5) Sewing Shabbat dresses for Ariella.

5 Things on my to-do list today:

1) Drink coffee.

2) Be more patient with my family.

3) Organize the studio.

4) Deposit a check.

5) Fold the laundry.

5 snacks I love:

1) Chocolate.

2) Chocolate.

3) Chocolate.

4) Chocolate. (sensing a theme here?!)

5) Chocolate covered dried cherries.

5 Things I'd do if I were a millionaire:

1) Pay off the mortgage.

2) Pick a worthy non-profit and donate a design project (would do this once a month).

3) Establish trust funds for the kids.

4) Write a large check for ovarian cancer research.

5) Enjoy not having to worry about finances.

5 places I have lived:

1) Malden, MA.

2) Schenectady, NY.

3) St. Louis, MO.

4) Corning, NY.

5) NYC, NY.

5 jobs I have had:

1) Babysitter.

2) Camp Counselor.

3) Canoeing Instructor.

4) Graphic Designer.

5) Design Instructor. 

Treppenwitz (~ahem~), Oleh Girl, ImshinSara B Smile, and Seraphic Secret – consider yourselves tagged!

Posted by David Bogner on December 8, 2008 | Permalink


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Well, well, David... aren't you a good sport?!

Nice thing to do to your wife after she graciously forgave you for this little incident....


Posted by: zahava | Dec 8, 2008 1:07:59 PM

oooh... what little incident???!!!

Posted by: val | Dec 8, 2008 1:24:49 PM

Argh.... was trying to link to the post titled How to scare your spouse so badly she'll threaten to kill you.......

Posted by: zahava | Dec 8, 2008 3:05:18 PM

Ummm, Canoeing Instructor?

Is that anything more than "Left, left, left, now right, now right."

Posted by: dfb1968 | Dec 8, 2008 3:35:29 PM


Is that legal? Can a blog self-tag, even if one is guest posting and one not? Rulebook, please. (David, I'm getting you out of this one but its going to cost ya :P )

Posted by: Jacob da Jew | Dec 8, 2008 4:08:53 PM

Was the canoeing instructor gig at the same time as when you were a camp counselor? I know the counselors at my Boy Scout camp had lots of different tasks. But I don't think that would qualify as two different jobs. ;-) Still, I enjoyed canoeing, except it was hard on my knees. My favorite race was the war canoe race... no paddles, and tipping your competitor's canoe was allowed, in fact, encouraged. Ah, memories...

Posted by: JDMDad | Dec 8, 2008 4:30:39 PM

For the right price you can cloak yourself in my "tag protector". It's available on my blog for 3 easy payments of just $9.95. But...If you call right now we will make the last payment for you!

Posted by: Jewish Blogmeister | Dec 8, 2008 4:46:50 PM

dfb1968: Ummmm.... Yes!.... it is a bit more than that. I was certified by the local Red Cross water safety school, which required proficiency not only in flat water canoeing (which is what I taught); but also in swimming, river canoeing (also known as moving-water-canoeing -- which is also more fun than human beings deserve!), kayaking, first aid, and water safety. In fact the river portion of the certification course was done on a class 3 rapid (yaaaaahooooooooo!).

In addition to teaching the campers (yes, JDMDad, I taught at a camp) how to propel the canoes, I had to teach them basic water safety, how to portage (carry the canoes on dry land over your heads); how to safely enter/exit the canoes both near shore and from deep water; how to swamp and then empty a swamped-canoe; how to use the air pocket under a capsized canoe, etc.... There are also a wide variety of strokes which are essential to maneuvering in fast-moving water, or in inclement conditions....

Fun?! Absolutely! But slightly more than left, left, left, right....

Jacob the Jew: Fine. I won't tag Trep.... However...


Tag! You're it!

JDMDad: The canoeing instructor gig was at a summer camp, but it was a separate job from the counselor staff. I did double as a swimming instructor the summers I worked as a canoeing instructor (notice I didn't count that as a separate job, lol). You had to be over 17 to go to water safety school, where as you could work with the younger groups from age 15 on. I was an assistant group counselor for the gan the summer I was 15 (and also worked in the arts and crafts room when they little guys napped) and was a group counselor for the 2nd graders the summers I was 16 and 17.

Once was in University, though, I worked exclusively on the waterfront staff. Yes, I did work with campers, but my responsibilities were different than those of counselors and the course requirements were dictated by the Red Cross Water Safety booklets, rather than the camp itself. I even got to give out those little cards for various levels of proficiency! :-)

It was a FANTASTIC summer gig and I had a ball!

If you want, however, to include it in the same category as camp counselor feel free. I was also a stable-hand for many years at the riding academy which backed up to my house.... :-)

Posted by: zahava | Dec 8, 2008 5:08:25 PM

Very nice, except that you should know that millionaires worry about their finances. Trust me. Everyone worries about their finances. I know plenty of millionaires who can't afford to do your (1) through (4).

Posted by: Albert | Dec 8, 2008 8:19:16 PM

Albert: touché! But as long as I was dreaming.... :-)

Posted by: zahava | Dec 8, 2008 8:55:47 PM

Uh oh...but hey, can I at least get a link out of it :P ?

Posted by: Jacob da Jew | Dec 10, 2008 3:18:51 AM

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