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07 February 2006 — Four Things (4)

Ah, it's a good day for a meme. I don't do these often, but sometimes they're fun. And since Frykitty asked, how can I refuse?

Four jobs I've had
1. Cauliflower planter
2. Christmas-tree shearer
3. Door-to-door insurance salesman
4. Box salesman

Four movies I can watch over and over
1. Alien
2. When Harry Met Sally
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
4. Star Wars (the first original one)

Four places I've lived
1. Canby, Oregon
2. Salem, Oregon
3. Oak Grove, Oregon
4. There is no fourth place (well, I lived in Portland til I was two, but I don't remember it)

Four TV shows I love
1. The Wire
2. Battlestar Galactica
3. Sports Night
4. Freaks and Geeks

Four places I've vacationed
1. Minnesota
2. British Columbia
3. Alaska
4. Crater Lake

Four of my favorite dishes
1. Pepper-crusted filet mignon in port sauce
2. Mussman beef curry
3. Jenn's barbeque beef brisket
4. Three-cheese Hamburger Helper

Four sites I visit daily
1. AskMetafilter
2. MacRumors
3. Comic book forums
4. ORblogs

Four places I would rather be right now
1. Home
2. Together with a group of friends
3. Reading comic books
4. Isn't it strange that I don't have answers like "Hawaii" or "Europe"?

Four bloggers I am tagging
1. Nicole
2. Lisa
3. Tammy
4. Joel and Aimee

And just because I'm difficult, I've made up another small list of four things. Who cares what television shows people like? I want to know what books they like! (Maybe Cat can add these to her list...)

Four jobs I'd like to have
1. Novelist
2. Magazine editor
3. Bookstore owner
4. Grade school teacher

Four places I'd like to live
1. New York City
2. British Columbia
3. London
4. Hubbard, Oregon

Four books I love
1. My Antonia
2. Cold Mountain
3. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
4. Bleak House

Four places I'd like to vacation
1. London
2. Kenya, Ethiopia, and Zanzibar
3. Thailand
4. Antarctica

Four more of my favorite dishes
1. Plain chocolate chip cookies
2. Hostess Sno-Balls
3. The lamb platter at Nicholas' Lebanese
4. Kalamata olives with goat cheese

Scheduled for tomorrow: what the hell is wrong with the world today?



My eBay auctions are going well. I've posted twenty-four items now. Eighteen have bids for a total of $530.23. I've taken photos for a bunch of other stuff and will post it soon. I've got to be careful, though: this whole process is addictive (it's like free money!) and I'm not exactly sure what sort of burden shipping is going to be. I don't know how much time and effort it will involve, and I don't know what it's going to cost. (I'm offering free shipping on all my auctions.)



I set a personal best on the way to work this morning. It was a three skunk morning, by which I mean I passed three different dead skunks between Canby and the shop. All three skunks were within a mile of each other. My car reeked by the time I made it to work...

On this day at foldedspace.org

2007Scattered Thoughts on Intelligence   In which I meditate on the nature of intelligence.

2005Sidetracked   In which I move all of my books from upstairs to downstairs.

2004Stop! I Will Tell You What to Do   In which Kris isn't bossy — she just likes to tell me what to do.

2003Double Habanero Beef Jerkey   In which Tony brings me some jerkey of death. In which Harrison shouts a "shark charge!" In which our investment club loses money.

2002The Dream of the Red House   In which I have a very strange dream.


Comments
On 07 February 2006 (09:00 AM), Lisa said:

I just checked out Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell on your and Kris' recommendation. Right now I'm savoring looking at it, because I suspect it's going to be one of those books that I wish I could read again for the first time. So, I'd better make that first time count!


On 09 February 2006 (09:30 AM), Joel said:

You tagged us in your meme, what does that mean? Have we responsibilities? I actually don't know what a meme is, exactly, other than an activity that jumps around websites.


On 09 February 2006 (03:52 PM), Pam said:

Scheduled for tomorrow: what the hell is wrong with the world today?

Maybe it's that people don't follow through with the things they say they are going to do. :)


On 09 February 2006 (04:15 PM), J.D. said:

Ah, but what you can't see is that the entry I posted *is* the "what the hell is wrong with the world today" entry, only watered down to, well, wateriness. Despite my protestations that I ought to be more vocal about my beliefs and ought to take more interest in the world, when it came down to posting the new entry, I edited *heavily*, removing all sorts of stuff. It kind of cracks me up, because it really was a "what the hell is wrong with the world today" entry and it turned into a "what is wrong with me" entry. I guess I need to work up to it...