Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I'm It!

I was tagged. A wonderful fellow blogger Kerrin has given me a blog award and tagged me for this 5-5-5 thingy. I have to answer 5 questions with 5 answers and tag 5 other bloggers to do the same. Sounds like fun!

Question 1. Where were you five years ago?
Jeez, I can barely remember what I did last week!
1. I was getting ready to sell my company and was totally burned out.
2. I'd decided we were going to stop at 2 kids (yeah, right)
3.I was living in Miami. This is the longest place I've ever lived.
4. I was just starting a renovation on my house. It turned out to be seriously M A J O R!
5. I wasn't writing. Hadn't even considered it.

Question 2. What is (was) on your to do list?
1. Get (more) fit. For some reason this is on my to do list every week.
2. Spend more quality time with my kids.
3. See the pyramids in Egypt.
4. Change the number of hours in a day to 30 (at least).
5. Write something someone else wants to read.

Question 3. What 5 snacks do you enjoy?
Well, I don't really snack that much, but foods I love?
1. Chocolate chip cookies, straight from the oven or not cooked at all.
2. Hagen Daaz vanilla ice-cream with chocolate covered almonds (OK, I haven't had this in probably over a year, but I dream about it).
3. A well made capuccino.
4. Cheese. I love cheese and haven't met a cheese I didn't love. Well, some of the goat ones are a bit stinky, so apart from those!
5. Green bean casserole. I discovered this about 2 years ago. My hubby makes it with the fried onion on top. Divine!

Question 4. What five places have you lived?
OK, I've lived in a bunch more, but I'll exclude where I live now (Miami) and list the ones I've enjoyed the most.
1. San Diego, CA
2. Los Angeles, CA
3. Houston, TX
4. New York, NY
5. Melbourne, Australia

Question 5. What 5 things would you do if you were a billionaire?
Oh, I have no shortage of these, but the followinge came to mind first:
1. Hire a chef. Although my hubby is a really good cook, it would be great to choose meals each week from a menu and have someone else do the cleaning up.
2. Buy homes around the world; ski lodge, mountain cabin, tropical island, NY penthouse, beach house - you get the idea! I love to travel, but rather than just visit, I like to get immersed in the local community.
3. Have a library/office all to myself with enough shelves to display all the romance books I have packed in dusty boxes.
4. Start my own publishing house - run by authors, for authors. We'd give the big guys a run for their money!
5. Create a foundation to help others help themselves. It would be called 'The Quest Organization'. I would hire a group of smart people whose job it would be to find worthy people or groups, not just to give charity, but to provide the mechanisms for them to help, grow and develop themselves. Yeah, I've thought about this one alot! It's a dream of mine.

5 bloggers I'm tagging (cause I would love to know more about these writers :) ):
Wendi Zwaduk
Cari Quinn
Lynne Roberts
Shelley Munro
Kaye Manro


  1. wow Kaily i love your number 5 answers to your billionaire question! you should do it (if you were a billionaire that is LOL!)
    love your catch phrase too, good to see you have found one after your search! also loved your interview with Cari Quinn, nice one!

  2. Love your answers, Kaily...especially the one about changing the day to 30 hours. Yeh, I could use that too. LOL! I've lived in Houston too...great restaurants. I hope you get those billions for your Quest Organization. Great idea with great heart.

  3. Great list Kaily! You've lived in some amazing cities!

  4. Some very good answers, Kaily!

    BTW The photo of you is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing more of you with us.

  5. I love it! I hope you win a billion or so! ; )

    Thank you for tagging me too! : )

  6. Awesome answers! Hope you get that billion soon! And thank you very much for tagging me. :)

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  8. Thanks Kerrin! Not sure I'd say I'm completely happy with it. Might tweak it again yet.
    Rula, maybe I should have gone with 35 hours. The Quest Organization idea was something I outlined about 10 years ago as I began to understand what happens to someone who's given an opportunity they wouldn't normally be given. It would be really cool.
    Lacey, thanks, and I didn't list all of them :)
    Aw thanks Kaye. Figured it was time I came out of hiding LOL.
    Lynne, ME TOO!
    Cari, you're very welcome.
    Mr Lonely, thanks for stopping by. I will check out your blog.
    AmiHobson, nice to see you here!