Childhood accomplishments proto-meme

(Lifted from Artist’s Way by way of .)

List five childhood accomplishments.


List five favorite childhood foods.
Treat yourself to one of them this week.

Five childhood accomplishments

  1. I learned to read at age 4 (I guess that’s more my mother’s accomplishment).
  2. I won first prize for drawing for my school in Grade 5. The theme was the upcoming 1976 Montreal Olympics and I drew a swimming competition.
  3. I made a lot of dolls, doll furniture, and stuffed animals for my younger siblings; but the ones I’m most proud of were Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and R2-D2 for my sister, made from scavenged parts (I attempted to make a Chewbacca too but failed miserably).
  4. In the same vein, I made Gargamel‘s house (out of cedar shingles!) and accompanied it with a mushroom-shaped birthday cake for my Smurf-crazed little sister.
  5. At age 10 I stood up to an adult to protect a 4-year old.

Five favorite childhood foods

  1. Lobster — I was caught at age 2 scarfing down the lobster meat that was supposed to garnish evening’s dinner salad. I had lobster bisque at lunch last Wednesday, does that count?
  2. Chocolate, especially dark truffle-filled. I bet one of the local chocolatiers, Bon Bonière, Grandma B’s or even Sjaak’s in Petaluma, would be able to fill that sweet tooth.
  3. Roasted chicken, rotisserie-style — gonna be hard to get, as I have not seen this style of cooking outside the Quebec sphere of influence.
  4. Strawberries but we’re out of season.
  5. Macaroni and cheese (alas, as a kid I liked the Kraft stuff, not my mom’s made-from-scratch-with-real-cheddar macaroni.)

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