Thursday, January 12, 2006

One step beyond de-lurking

I never do these listy-memes because I fear revealing something truly laughable about myself. Plus I like to think my blog, although often cat-oriented, is really more about "serious" topics.

But Bill's doing it, Clancy's doing it, John's doing it. So I guess, in the spirit of being part of my blogging community, I'll give it a go. And, anyway, what's so bad about revealing the laughable? I like to laugh (see TV shows below).

But, after this, my next entry will be a serious one. Really. After all, the bloggers are getting restless.

Four Jobs You’ve Had In Your Life:

1. Phone interviewer for Indiana University's Center for Survey Research (And I hate talking on the phone to strangers. Hate it.)
2. Coder for Columbia Record and Tape Club
3. Sales Clerk at a Five and Dime
4. Secretary for the city of Milwaukee real estate department

(Five and Dime? Record and Tape Club? How old *are* you, Donna? That's what I get for being born in the year of the Beatles: I don't know what generation I'm in. I can't recognize myself as part of the Five and Dime generation. But there it is.)

Four Movies You Could Watch Over And Over:

1. The Year of Living Dangerously (despite the recent strangeness of Mel Gibson)
2. O Brother, Where Art Thou
3. Daughters of the Dust
4. Um. I don't know. Something with lots of fancy visual stuff. LIke, I *have* watched the Matrix more than once. And Fellowship of the Rings. And the original Star Wars.

Four Places You’ve Lived:

1. Weatherford, TX (a brick ranch house on Keechi St. mostly)
2. Bloomington, IN(an apt. on N. Grant St. by the Stadium, a little one on Dunn, another one on S. Grant St, and finally a great old pre-war apartment on 2nd St.)
3. Milwaukee, WI (2244 N. Prospect mostly. Sigh. I miss it.)
4. Marcy Village in Indianapolis. (Probably the.worst.apartment.ever, though I won't go into details as to why.)

Four TV Shows You Love To Watch:
See, here's the thing: I don't have cable. So what can I watch? And I associate watching a lot of TV with being kind of depressed (at location #4 above, especially), because that's when I obsessively watch any show that will make me laugh (in Indianapolis: Hollywood Squares, Whose Line Is It Anyway, The Simpsons, Future-ama, and god knows what other totally forgettable shows.) Anyway, let's say I had cable and I did watch a lot of TV. I *think* I would watch:

1. The Daily Show
2. Lost
3. Curb Your Enthusiasm
4. The Simpsons

Four Places You’ve Been On Vacation:

1. Smokey Mountains National Park, TN
2. Eureka Springs, AR
3. Santa Fe, NM
4. Nashville, TN

(These are all vacations I took as a kid with my parents)

Four Blogs You Visit Daily:
See, this depends on who updates, doesn't it? Every day I look at my RSS feeds to see first if any folks in rhet/comp have updated, then I move to blogs at large. These tend to be the blogs that have updated daily and that I typically enjoy visiting daily:

1. Yellow Dog
2. Schenectady Synecdoche
3. Earth Wide Moth (before he went on a bit of a hiatus--but, hey, I'm one to talk)
4. And, yeah: whoever has updated. I mean, come on, I have a blogroll. What more do you want?

Four Of Your Favorite Foods:

1. Chocolate. Dark chocolate. Dark chocolate with dried fruit and nuts. Dark chocolate with a little bit of chili pepper. Dark chocolate. Mmm.
2. Pizza on whole wheat crust
3. Penang Curry with tofu and vegetables
4. really good veggie nori rolls

Four Places You’d Rather Be:

1. Chicago
2. Milwaukee
3. San Francisco
4. A real city, as long as it's not a weird sprawling city like Indianapolis. (Sorry Indy folks. I do like some things about it: Jazz Kitchen, Cafe Patachou, the Monon Trail.)

Four Albums You Can’t Live Without:

1. John Coltrane, A Love Supreme
2. Dave Douglas, Charms of the Night Sky
3. Patricia Barber, A Fortnight in France
4. Johnny Cash, At San Quentin (I mean, really, who can live without "Ring of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "A Boy Named Sue?"--that last one always gave me a chuckle when I was a wee lass.)

Four Vehicles I’ve Owned:

1. A blue Impala (the old kind, though not the kind with the big wings)
2. A Pontiac 6000 (was it blue, too? I kinda think it was)
3. A red Ford of some kind
4. My current vehicle, a blue Ford Escort (1999, the last year they made 'em)

Four People To Be Tagged: I won't do that to you. If you feel so moved, you do it, too.


PartsnPieces said...

Hey, I had a five and dime store job, too. I was about 14 (clearly underage to be working), and Mott's paid me $1.00 an hour. ;-) And no, this wasn't in the 1930s.... it was just a pitiful wage for someone underage.

Marcia said...

I'd contend that memes are one of the affective aspects of blogging. While all of us may be hesitant to reveal some aspect(s) of our lives, I think when we do, it has the potential to create a more personal/professional/affective connection with others, which I think in turn leads to a larger audience.

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