Monday, June 16, 2008


I was tagged by Wanderluster over at Ramblings of a Renovating Couple. The rules: Answer the following questions about yourself. At the end of the post you pass on the questions to 6 (or so) other bloggers and list their names. Then write them a comment telling them that they've been tagged and ask them to read your blog.

1. What did you do 10 years ago?

I was working at a landscaping company and was starting to develop the landscaping design and install business I had for the last couple years of undergrad. Landscaping was my summer job, and during the other seasons my time was taken up with my undergraduate degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I've always had a love of things related to architecture - it goes with being an INTP.

2. Five items on your to-do list today:

  • (a) Draw up detailed framing plans for the bathroom, utilizing a a bit of guidance.

  • (b) Determine subfloor solution to support slate tile in bathroom (includes reading some of Tile Your World

  • (c) Purchase recessed lighting for main bedroom

  • (d) Take picture of TV in main room, and new framed picture hanging in cove

  • (e) Order component cables for TV electronics

  • 3. Snacks I enjoy:

    Maybe some string cheese, or whole wheat pita and hummus.

    4. What would you do if you were a billionaire?

    Take over the world. But seriously, I'd travel, take classes on things I'm curious about and get odd jobs.

    Places I'd like to go:
  • Wander around Eastern Europe for a while - I like places off the beaten path

  • Visit every national park in the US and Canada

  • Spend more time in Southeast Asia

  • Wander around Western Europe (though Eastern Europe is higher on my priority list)

  • Classes I'd like to take:
  • Building classes toward becoming a GC

  • Go to culinary school

  • Canyoneering certification classes

  • white water kayaking classes

  • Odd Jobs I'd like to do:
  • Be a lumberjack for a season

  • Alaskan crab fisherman for a season

  • Random apprenticeship type jobs in home construction

  • If you watch the discovery channel you may sense a theme to some of my desired odd jobs.

    5. Places I would live:

    Seattle, or anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, and a summer cabin in Montana. I'll live almost anywhere for a couple of years to experience the area.

    6. Bloggers I am passing the challenge onto are:

    How about DC Rowhouse, re:habitat, Four Beds Two Baths, The Brick House and One Project Closer.

    Do you have any questions for me? The more random, the better.


    Wanderluster said...

    Thanks for answering on the tag. That's a pretty diverse odd job list :)

    I'm an INTJ myself.

    Latinqueen said...

    Just ran across your blog and loved your choices on the house. My husband and I are around the corner from you and are tackling out own renovation, though going at a much slower pace. The rowhouse has always been in his family, but never been updated, so we're tacking that now. Ironically, he works for Discovery channel! good luck...

    Liz said...

    I was just reading over your answers to the survey and noticed your interest in culinary school (if you were a billionaire, that is). If the billion dollars isn't coming as quickly as you'd like, I thought you might enjoy this cheap and online alternative to culinary school.

    You've got a great blog! It inspires us to keep moving on our own remodel.

    Corey said...

    Thanks wanderluster - glad to see more NT's out there in houseblogia!

    Howdy latinequeen - where are the pictures!?!? :-) Also, let me know if they need an extra fisherman, or somebody to do whatever weird job show is coming up next.

    liz - Will definitely have to check that out! Glad to inspire, seeing as I've been in a massive home improvement funk for a couple of months. Hopefully I can use you as motivation too. :-)

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    fred said...

    got your tag; we're tagging back tomorrow!!