Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Four Things Meme

Adriana and Diana both tagged me for this, so here goes.

Four Jobs I've Had
1. Director of Fund Development at a non-profit in D.C.
2. Manager of Recovered Fiber and Tissue Products at a prominent trade association.
3. Managing Editor at a spin off of one of the coolest trade publishers in the world.
4. Managing Editor at one of the hippest, most socially conscientious trade publishers in the world (which no longer exists, was sold off into various parts, and is now mostly this.)

Four Movies I Can Watch Over and Over
1. Baraka (breathtaking)
2. To Be or Not To Be (the Mel Brooke’s version. Hilarious. “Heil Myself!”)
3. Pirates of the Caribbean (with the incomparable Johnny Depp)
4. Anything James Bond

Four Places I've Lived
1. Washington, D.C.
2. San Francisco/Bay Area, California
3. Fairfax, Virginia
4. Vienna, Austria

Four TV Shows I Love To Watch
1. The Vicar of Dibley
2. Ellen
3. CSI and CSI: New York
4. Anything on Showtime

Four Places I've Been on Vacation
1. Point Reyes, California
2. Vancouver, British Columbia
3. New York, New York
4. The Outer Banks, North Carolina

Four Blogs I Visit Daily
1. What I Made for Dinner—my friend Adriana’s adventures in cooking and life in Park Slope/Brooklyn, New York with her son Jasper and her artist-husband, Lane Twitchell.
2. Swiss Account—the adventures of Scott, Diana, Gibby, Dee Dee and Eartha Cat in Swizzyland.
3. Beauty and the Beltway—the writings of a D.C. poli-sci student and transplant from Montana named Abra Leigh Noelle. Never met her, but she’s a kickass writer. Her stuff can be equal parts thought-provoking, hilarious, and vulnerable.
4. DC Blogs--a list and highlights of blogs by people living in D.C. or in the Metro area.

I don't read this one daily, but I do check it every Monday to see what the latest new secrets are. Check out PostSecret here.

And a call out to my friend, Julie Smith, who is a stay-at-home mom who also reads like a dervish and provides short reviews. See Out of the Best of Books.

Also, check out Overheard in the Office. If you’ve ever worked in an office—which most of us have—you’ll love and hate this site. It’s good for a groan.

Four of My Favorite Foods
1. Anything involving chocolate
2. Fresh peaches
3. Cypress Grove's Humboldt Fog chevre
4. Salmon

Four Places I'd Rather Be
1. Tide pooling in California
2. The Alps
3. Kayaking
4. In bed, snug under my down comforter

Four Albums I Can't Live Without
1. Christmas music, especially Johnny Mathis and Harry Connick, Jr.
2. Anything Mary Chapin Carpenter
3. Mozart’s Requiem
4. Whatever’s currently in the CD player in my car

Four Vehicles I've Owned
1. Honda CR-V EX 4WD in Blue Pearl with black interior, a moonroof, six CD changer built-in-dash, power windows and locks, room for five plus storage…. This is my current car and I LOVE IT!!! Note to Honda Motor Company: PLEASE make this car in a hybrid. Then I’d be overjoyed.
2. Honda Civic DX in Green Pearl with tan interior. This was the first car I ever bought. (Confession: I used a smidgen of my student loan money as a down payment. Really stupid, I know, but at the time it was the only liquidity I had.) Four months after I finished paying it off, this car was totaled in an accident at the corner of 15th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW thanks to a ditz who decided that making a left turn from the right lane from a dead stop, crossing in front of me going 40 mph was a good idea. Thank goodness for insurance.
3. Chevy 10 passenger cargo van. This actually belonged to my parents. I drove it while I was living at home and going to college.
4. Chevy Malibu Classic station wagon in red orange. This also belonged to my parents. Eventually my dad dropped a V-8 engine in it and gave it to my brother. We christened it the Rocket Sled after that.

Four Taggees
1. Swiss Account and What I Made For Dinner together, since they tagged me.
2. Beauty and the Beltway
3. My buddy Eric, whom I’ve neglected of late due to personal ventures in home shopping.
4. To my friend, Mary Ellen, who should start a blog, but hasn’t. She’s smart as a whip, really witty, a fabulous writer, and just a really, really cool friend. Kisses to ME.

Ala Lipton

And, carrying this a step further and plagarizing from Inside the Actor's Studio with James Lipton:

My favorite swear word: F***.

Sound/noise I love: the ocean.

Sound/noise I hate: the neighborhood derelict hood and nuisance, Alfonso, yelling for my landlady.

A profession I’d like to try: small town doctor.

A profession I’d hate to try: politician.

What I regret: not going to medical school.

What I don’t regret: being myself and following my bliss.

If I die today, what do I hope God will say when I pass to the other side: Welcome.


Adriana Velez said...

Mmmmm, humbolt fog...

janeannechovy said...

Amen, sister. I was buying cheese the other day for the cheese course at my annual Epiphany Feast (to which I would invite you were you ever in town on the Saturday closest to January 6), and would have bought some Humboldt Fog, but my trusty cheesemonger confessed it was on the drier side and not yet ideal for eating. I bought eight other cheeses instead.

Big Sky Girl said...

thanks for the shout out!

Mary Ellen said...

I'm gonna start a blog and call it "Rio Grande Valley Girl." Blogging before I move there seems a bit silly, though I suppose I could get it off the ground before the U-Haul rolls up.


Adriana Velez said...

Ok, I'll admit that I'm not sure how the taggin back works. Do you mean the Lipton? Here we go:

My favorite swear word: Goddammit -- and my 12-year-old self would be horrified, too

Sound/noise I love: leaves rustling in a gentle breeze.

Sound/noise I hate: honking on the street during naptime.

A profession I’d like to try: midwife, except for the hours.

A profession I’d hate to try: selling anything.

What I regret: complaining about a friend being a total know-it-all when actually she's just very confident and I wouldn't even notice her behavior if she were a guy.

What I don’t regret: being myself and following my bliss -- I second that!

If I die today, what do I hope God will say when I pass to the other side: Thank heavens your back! I've made a mess of everything. Could you please take over? ;)

Bored Dominatrix said...

I'm a cypress grove fan myself.

Found your blog through Mary Ellen's. Glad to know how you're doing.