Friday, February 8, 2008

Change of pace for a Friday afternoon: Let's talk about me, shall we?

I don't usually do "memes" because they remind me a little too much of chain letters/ emails. But you know what? It's Friday, and I'm sitting here on my lunch hour with nary an inspiration for a final post today. And there's a "4x4 meme" going around that I thought you might find remotely interesting; I've linked to many of my favorites to try to make it more so. If nothing else, you have some extra reading material. So heres goes (I promise I'll try to make it worth your while):

Four Jobs I Have Had
  • Typing dog tags for the tourists at the "new" (at the time) Smithsonian M*A*S*H exhibit
  • Receptionist at Sidwell Friends School
  • Managing Editor of a 4-color magazine for a big faceless banking association in DC
  • Middle School Special Education Teacher
Four Places I Have Been
Four Favorite Foods
  • That salad with mixed greens, granny smith apples, walnuts, and gorgonzola cheese (what is that one called?)
  • Waffle fries from Chik-fil-a
  • A most excellent Alsatian white wine blend, Dopff & Irion Crustaces
  • Peanut M&Ms
Four All-Time Favorites
  • Movie: Finding Nemo .... I really could watch this movie a million and one times. You know you could, too. Say it with me ..."Es-cape!"
  • Bands: Little Feat (the old stuff, with Lowell George -- remember, I'm a hippie!)
  • Plays: "On the Razzle" by Tom Stopppard, because I saw it at the National Theater in London while in college, it was the first "real" theater I had been to, and it starred Felicity Kendal. Not very highbrow reasoning, is it?
  • Singer: Eva Cassidy, gone too soon


Anonymous said...

Little Feat rocks! Whoo hoo!

Christopher Curmudgeon said...

OK, I'm killing time 'til 5:00 so I can leave without having to avoid the glares of my co-workers. Here's mine.

Four jobs I have had
Newspaper carrier for the Baltimore News American
Crab Steamer at Glenmore Gardens
Carpenter for the Theatre Project (volunteer, I got paid what I was worth)
Help Desk support for a word processing program for Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic and a host of other languages I don’t speak.

Four places I have been
Antigua West Indies (recommend)
The basement of Baltimore’s Cathedral
The top of Baltimore’s Washington Monument
8 Years in Indiana (don’t recommend)

Four Favorite Foods
Cheeseburger – never really had a bad one
Anything Italian
Anything Chocolate
Anything Merlot

Four All time favorites
Movie – Young Frankenstein – I’m beginning to get like my mom and laugh at every line
Band – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Play – Dick, the musical featuring the hit “Penis Trouble”
Singer – Ella Fitzgerald

Sue J said...

Christopher C! So glad to have you comment!

"Indiana wants me! Lord I can't go back there!"

(I spent 4 years there myself!)