I've seen this in various permutations floating around the blogosphere. This particular one comes from Linda, over at Indigo Girl
. I think this doesn't have any overlap questions from other memes I've done. If so, don't tell me. (Mom, some of these things you might want not to know. Just keep telling yourself, " Hey, she was young and she survived!")Four Jobs I've Had:
1) "The Hostess with the Mostess" at the local Denny's. This one was over summer break after my freshman year in college. Yech. Really looked forward to going back to school and writing papers after this, I tell you. They offered to keep me on and train me as a waitress but I regretfully declined. The uniform? A striped polyester brown, orange and coral peasant top with dark brown polyester knee-length wrap-around skirt. Gives me hives thinking about it.
2) Cashier at the local PayLess over Christmas break my freshman year in college. This was in the way-back days where you had to key prices by hand into the register and use that machine that ran over your credit card (and fingers) manually. Oh, the stress balancing out at night against the receipts. Again, they offered to keep me on after the season. I fled.
3) Busgirl at a local "all-you-can-eat" called "Terry's Buffet". It was run by Terry and Roger and had been previously open as "Roger's Buffet" prior to that, but closed and re-opened with a New! Name! as a New! Restaurant! It folded after about a year, lasting slightly longer that it had as it's first incarnation. Busing heaps of plates of smooshed mac-and-cheese and chicken bones and melted soft-serve will put you off your appetite for days.
4) concessions, and then ticket sales, at a local 4-plex cinema. I did this for a couple of years during college and it rocked as a college job. Popcorn for dinner saved on the old food budget, too. (Sorry Mom.) Plus, I made lots of good friends there. Charles worked there, too, as did Stacy
.Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over:
1) Pride and Prejudice (1995). I rave and rave about it. The Best. Ever. I haven't seen the new one as I am just not *sniff* ready to see anyone new.
2) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. What can I say. I am a huge geek. Or is it a dork?
3) Bridget Jones's Diary. I can't explain it. I just love this movie.
4) Sabrina (1954). I actually haven't seen it in a bit but need to. I went through a time where I watched it at least weekly for months (sometimes twice a day). If I were a movie star, I'd wear nothing that Audrey Hepburn wouldn't have worn.Four Cities I've Lived In:
1) Phoenix, AZ. Born there and left after a few months. Mom tells of large cockroaches. My close friend from college told of large cockroaches. I don't think I need to go back and see the large cockroaches for myself.
2) An Air Force Base in Masawa, Japan. Followed by an AFB in Tachikawa, Japan. You'd think living in Japan for 3 years I'd have at least one memory, but no. I was 3 and some months when we left. Pity. I'm not entirely sure if I'm spelling them right or if they were in the reverse order. Doesn't really matter. To me they are both in my head as lore.
3) Now defunct Chanute AFB outside tiny Rantoul, IL. Flat. Dusty. Lots of nice neighbor kids to play with.
4) Milwaukie (suburb of Portland) and various places in Portland, OR. Mom and us came back "home" to Milwaukie when ever Dad was stationed somewhere families weren't allowed (Viet Nam, Greenland). When Dad came to his senses and left the service, we moved "home" for real. I liked it well enough to stay for college, med school, residency, and after a year in Bellingham, returned to PDX until we left for good in 2000.Four Non-current TV Shows I Love to Watch:
1) Buffy the Vampire Slayer
. I loves me my Buffy.
. Face it, Joss Whedon is amazing. If I were Queen, I'd order those idiot network geebs to pull their heads out and re-instate the series. (By the way, Dana
, as you are
Queen of the Universe, why have you not attended to this?)
. Some of the very best things about Firefly are there in Farscape. Plus, it goes for several seasons.
4) Due South
. A Canadian Mountie in Chicago! What's not to love? Truly. Get the first season and watch it and tell me if you think I'm wrong. And it's not just because Charles is 1/2 Canuck.Four Current TV Shows I Love to Watch:
1) Scrubs. (I'm actually not watching it on network TV but behind via DVD.) Linda
turned me on to it (kisses, Linda) I had Netflixed the first season and Mom got me 2 seasons for a Christmas present. I'm now working my way through season 2 as Charles has other shows he'd rather watch (he wants to see it but several other series are ahead in line). I was skeptical as I usually hate medical shows but this one does not purport to be factual (although it often is) and I love the little touches, like the chest x-ray being sometimes turned backward and sometimes not in the opening credits. It really catches the spirit of residency. I laugh loudly out loud. True, oh so true. Plus, two of the main characters are internal medicine residents, the least cool of all the branches. (As portrayed by this joke: Why are internists called fleas? (It's true, we are) Last thing off a dead body! Hahaha. (Yeah, asshole, unless it's the nearly-dead body in the ICU from a complication from the surgery you did, eh, Mr Surgeon-God. Then you are loving us fleas, aren't you? Who's your baby, now?) I know all these people and love/despise them dearly.
2) Gilmore Girls
. Has some down spots but overall, I am a sucker. I have rented through season 5 and am waiting for the current season to come out on DVD, so, again, not really watching it in real time, but it's as close as I get.
. Very brilliant. On HBO. We watched season 1 last year and are awaiting for season 2 to start in April. The DVR will be set.
4) Six Feet Under
. Also HBO. Again, renting it and am into the second season. Excellent acting, very complex characters. You want to slap and hug each of them. (Wait. As I do the link, it seems that the series just ended. Oh well; my blog, my rules.)Four Places I've Been On Vacation:
The Oregon Coast: I could easily retire here and spend my days eating fresh seafood and walking for miles on the beach. Can't wait to go back this summer with the kids.
Victoria, BC, Canada: Simply gorgeous. We honeymooned there and have vacationed there a few other times to boot. My very favorite city.
Door County, WI: Pretty. Quiet. Cherries. Ahhhh.
Guadalajara, Mexico. Went here for 2 weeks with my Spanish class
as a high school senior. Lovely city with lovely people.Four Of My Favorite Foods:
1) Seafood. Let me clarify: Fresh
3) Chocolate cakey type foods. With chocolate frosting.
4) Chicken Caesar salad.Four Places I'd Rather Be:
1) Up in the small loft above the living room with my plants; kitten on my chest, book on my stomach, quilt over my person, pillow under my knees, tea and cookies at my hand, and kids napping for a few hours.
2) At a quiet beach; say Rockaway, OR.
3) Doing a month long walking tour of a wine and food region of Italy or southern France. I'm not picky.
4) Doing a long tour of Britain and Ireland (pubs, gardens, manors, seeing my cousin and his family, that sort of thing.)Four Albums I can't Live Without:
1) Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
2) Carmina Pirhana: Revenge Poems.
This band was in Portland in the mid '90s. The CD is some amazing, sultry, rich, rock that was written by the band for a performance of the Oregon Ballet Theater. It blew Charles and I away and we bought the CD at intermission. It is truly one of the very best things I've ever heard. Chills, baby. Chills.
3) Ani DiFranco
: Little Plastic Castles
, unless it's Not A Pretty Girl
, or maybe Up, Up, Up, Up, Up, Up
. Ok, ok. I know. Living In Clip
and be done with it.
4) Fleetwood Mac: TuskFour Vehicles I've Owned:
1) My Grandad's 1967 VW bug. Beige. This car loved me and I loved it. My uncle has it now.
2) 1991 Subaru Legacy. Loved this car, too. I want another Sube.
3) 1996 Volvo sedan. "They're boxy, but they're good." Charles made me get this so when I got smashed into on the "Deathfield" freeway driving to and from work, I'd live. Car never had an accident, of course, but I knew he loved me.
4) Charles's 1970-something dark brown El Camino. No, not mine, but I rode in it enough to count it. Leaked carbon monoxide so you had to drive with the windows down at all times. (Sorry, again, Mum.)
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