Monday, April 7, 2008

I've Been Tagged

Lisa, from Life on a Bison Farm was a bad girl and tagged me...don't laugh you may be next.  

Rules of the game

1. Each player answers questions about themselves.

2. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people, and posts their names, goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know they've been tagged.




In 1998, I was working a clerical job at a Family Practice Residency Clinic.  My job was to listen to the pharmacy refill line and process the patient's requests. With 12 residents and 10 faculty doctors...we had lots of patients. I would get approximately 80 to 100 calls a day.  I had a neat little Access form I filled out, printed out each request, then I'd go to Medical Records, pull the chart and deliver them to the appropriate doctor. I actually did this for 6 years. In that time, I learned the phone numbers of every pharmacy within a 15 mile radius and how to spell even the most difficult medication names. I loved working in the clinic...I loved working with these young doctors who were starting their careers in the field of Rural Family Medicine. Part of the Mission Statement of this clinic was "To serve the under served." Many of these docs went on to practice in very remote areas. They were in the doctor business to help people, not to become rich and join the local Country Club. In 2000, I decided I needed a change and transferred to another department, where I stayed until retirement in February 2007.



take a shower and get dressed

deliver some Avon

go to a local hardware store and get a couple things they have on sale that I need

clean the kitchen, which means washing the dishes (I have no dishwasher other than my two hands.)

watch "Dancing With The Stars" and "The Bachelor" tonight


Anything chocolate...candy, cookies, cake, chocolate cream pie...all of it!!!  Popcorn, not the flavored stuff...just good old "cooked on the stove top" popcorn...oh and movie popcorn of course. And ice cream even vanilla as long as it has Hershey's chocolate syrup on it


I would have a handicapped accessible house built for my daughter and family. (She's in a wheelchair from a massive stroke 6 years ago)  Then I would build a house for me...somewhere with a view of the water and/or mountains.  Also a house for my son.  And I would give him money to finish taking the flying lessons, he desires to take.

I would donate money to my church, several local Christian Schools, CareNet (Crisis Pregnancy), American Cancer Society, Aids Foundation and finally the Humane Society.  I would also like to give money to several churches in my area that feed the hungry street people on a regular basis and to local food banks.


spending too much time on the computer (at times)

eating those snacks mentioned in #3


procrastinating~like planning on going groery shopping all week and finally getting to the store at 5pm on Saturday.


eastern Washington as a young child (with my mom) when my dad was in the Army overseas during WWII

rural area of my home town

south end of my home town

north end of my home town

my present town which if I lived 5 blocks east, I'd be back in the south end of my home town.   Real exciting, huh?


for one month after high school, cooking in a nursing home (horrible job)

then off to the phone company for 4 years as a long distance operator

Oldsmobile  & Chevrolet dealership, parts & service cashier

PBX operator at a large local bank

hospital admitting clerk (9 years) then I was hurt on the job

pharmacy refill person at Family Practice Clinic

administrative assistant in the hospital's Customer Service Call Center

5 people I want to know about:

Robin, The Yellow Brick Road

Monica, Mamarazzi

BettyKoda's Corgi Tales

Meg  In Quest Of

Barbara, Confessions of An Angel Waitress


breakaway1968 said...

Great Answers!!!  

robinngabster said...

Ugh...I knew it was gonna happen to me.  LOL

wwfbison said...

It's me...the bad girl (LOL) - I enjoyed this and now know even more about you.
Are you delivering my Avon today??  ;)

carolelainedodd said...

Interesting answers. I've learned things about you that I didn't know.
Take care

cayasm said...

Good answers Linda, it would appear that all us ladies just love chocolate.


lv2trnscrb said...

thanks for tagging me!!

I didn't know that about your daughter; I'm sorry to hear that, very worthwhile thing to spend your "billons" on

that job of yours sounded like fun! I'm off to do this now before I get back to work, but I'm going to take the easy way out like Robin did!!


monicasmemoirs said...

I laughed to soon!  I was like, whew, Lisa didn't tag me.  Okay, I'll do it ... it might be a day or two before I get it posted.  :-P

Enjoyed reading your answers. I've got most of my to-do list done for today - except watch Dancing with the Stars!  Whoo Hoo!


inquestoftruth said...

Well, I did it!!     You did a great job on yours

jimsulliv3 said...

1) If I could remember what I was doing ten years ago, I'd be in a lot better shape. 2) I try not to have a to-do list. 3) Chocolate, chocolate and chocolate. 4) I would change back to caffeinated coffee. 5) none <grin> 6) list is too long 7) Laborer, Carpenter, Baker, Musician, Singer, Combat Medic, Insurance, Real Estate Broker 8) everyone,


nelishianatl said...

I love chocolate too.  I am impressed with your photographic memory too.  Your Billionaire wish list is so touching too.  I'm glad I put you on alerts as well.  


chefabicequeen said...

Hi there , I am not sure how to paste and all that so I hope I can do it this way
5 THINGS TO DO TODAY"  HUBBY bought a DYSON vaccum and the dust bunnies are scattering in FEAR and trepedation!!
Vacumm the furniture, floor, rugs, wash rugs, dust furnitute
SNACK:  one word  anything with name if a Lori and in al seriousnous I am a sugarlholic....chocolate, white, dark, chewy
BILLIONARIE:  one heck of a shoppin spree and to re-enact that line from "Pretty Woman" where she goes back to store where they treat her poorly and says ":You work on commission right""  to bad''===well mine is a big fancy motorhome place going in dressed very casual.


chefabicequeen said...

BADHABITs:  great procrastinations, disorderly, keeping my house in order,
impatience, seeing others as the Lord sees them,. unfair criticism without know the whole story

PLACES VISITED:   Won two trips to the Bahamas (cooking and selling shoes) mush of the W. coast of USA and Mexican Riviera, Alaska this fall and would love our Eastern seaboard and the USA.

Five JOBS:   General Jo girl...receptionist for Opticians and contact lens people, Front Desk at the Banff School of Fine Arts, Culinary Arts degree and then several restaurantsl  C& L Catering and Concession services which included a C class motorhome called "Munchies on the Move" which took us to auctions and Pow Wows and a trailer called "Spud BUds" which I took to the Calgary Stampede and Big Valley Jamboree (outdoor event only could happen in Camrose Albert with big name C & W starts)

Five People to KNow    Linda Linda, Kathy, LinPooh Morton

I TAG YOU LINN POOH..................................

mariealicejoan said...

I do enjoy reading these types of things!  I have also wondered what it fells like to be born, grow up and still live in the same place.  I've had somewhat of a Nomadic existance.  In fact, my five years here where I work has been the longest time I have lived anywhere in my life!

rbrown6172 said...

enjoyed learning more about bad habits mirror yours!  lol

kirkbyj05 said...

I only put two bad habits down on my answers but I know for sure my family will come up with at least a hundred of them if I ask!   Lol!
Your replies were very interesting Linda.
Jeanie xxx

jeadie05 said...

I loved reading this Linda ,I still have mine to do Jan xx