Meme Tag!

I got tagged on a meme over on fellowette Amy Allgeyer Cook’s blog The Invisible Sister.

I haven’t done one of these in such a long while. It makes me feel all high-school for some reason. But, like, whatEVER.

The rule is to answer the following 5 questions 5 times and then tag 5 more people to do the same.

Question #1 – Where were you 5 years ago (Sadly, I had to go look up my own resume to figure this out):

1) I was an artist-in-the-schools for Learning Through the Arts developing such curriculum as The Digestive System of Reptiles Through Poetry and Early Man Through Soundscape.

2) My husband, our two cats, and I moved above ground.

3) Crying while trying to figure out the Canadian tax system.

4) For the first time, watching something I had written be broadcast on television.

5) Finishing the first draft of my Accidental Novel Brigitta of the White Forest.

Question #2 – Where would you like to be five years from now?

1) Drinking coffee with my husband on the deck of our house on the Sunshine Coast (BC, not Australia, although I’m not opposed to that either)

2) Sitting in a crowded theatre watching a feature film I have written and/or directed

3) Anxiously anticipating the launch of the next book in my accidental novel series (Although I think one can only write the first book in a series accidentally. Oh, geez, another one! Whoops!)

4) Going to all my friends’ movies and book launches at festivals and conferences all over the world!

5) Having a fabulous and organized personal assistant who takes care of all my tax details for me

Question #3 – What is on your to do list today?

1) Um, blog?

2) Phone meeting regarding possible job where I would get to travel!

3) Coffee meeting with fellow author and Creative Writing for Children instructor I subbed for last weekend.

4) Review all my notes and the first draft of the 2nd book in my accidental novel series.

5) Procrastinate doing my (late) taxes

Question #4 – What snacks do you enjoy?

1) popcorn!

2) Liberte Méditterranée coconut yogurt

3) is coffee a snack?

4) cheese (on apple slices if we have them)

5) sushi

Question #5 – What would you do if you were a billionaire?

1) I would have a foundation to support innovative solutions to social and environmental problems as well as operational funds for arts organizations (I’ve worked for non-profits; I know how hard it is to get operational funding).

2) I’ve already promised my mom a cabana boy gardener.

3) Pay off my debts, my husband’s debts, my family members’ debts, and my closest friends’ debts.

4) Travel. And eat. They go great together.

5) Write.

Consider yourself tagged:

Gwendoly Alley

Suma Subramaniam

Christopher Luna

Meeshelle Neal (that’s what you get for commenting on my site, haha)

Erin Mogul


  1. art predator
    May 5, 2010

    holy moley Danika! this is a great post, enjoyed it greatly but whew now! I’ve gotta do ti? I never finished my post on the last meme you set me too!

  2. Amy Allgeyer Cook
    May 6, 2010

    Great answers, Danika! I hope you accidentally figure out how to write that second book! 🙂

  3. AP – That’s like not sending on those chain-letters when you were a kid. I was terrible at that.

    This one was a pretty fun one. 🙂

    Amy – I’ve got a first draft, i’ll have to figure out how to accidentally edit it.

  4. Suma
    May 11, 2010

    This is great Danika. I thoroughly enjoyed your post.

    Congratulations on the launch of your first book. I missed the pre-order date…is it too late to pre-order now?

    Great to know that the second book is in its edit stage already! Good luck with that.

  5. Thanks, Suma. Did you do yours?

    You can still order the book on it’s just that it’s now back to regular price. it was discounted until May 1.

    I’ll still sign it for you! 🙂

  6. meeshelleneal
    May 12, 2010

    Oh yes, good post 🙂 I’ve finished my answers etc. as well… it got me thinking but wasn’t too long or involved 🙂

    I can’t wait to buy a copy of your book when it’s ready!!!

  7. yay, I’ll go check yours out.

    And . . . I finished my taxes! whew!

  8. meeshelleneal
    May 13, 2010

    My taxes are still waiting… uh, BAD!!

  9. Suma
    May 16, 2010

    Hi Danika,

    Thanks for tagging me. Just finished the meme. It was so much fun.


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