Four things

Geez, tagged by a coworker, yet.

And given that Lorcan’s participated (albeit in a somewhat morphed manner, as did Merrilee), despite his “po-faced disinclination to be frivolous” (as thoroughly evidenced during and after the Midwinter Blogger Salon!), I guess I’ll bite…but I’m going back to what seems to be the original list (at least based on the biblioblogosphere). So…

Four jobs I’ve had:

  • Busboy at the Bear’s Lair (UC Berkeley)
  • Library student assistant (page, reshelver, whatever)
  • Manager (and creator), circulation system, UC Berkeley Doe Library
  • Programmer/analyst – analyst – senior analyst, ever since

Four movies I can watch over and over (well, that overstates the likelihood of watching many movies more than twice, but we own these and have re-viewed them at least once, and certainly will again…):

  • The Princess Bride
  • Ice Age
  • Chicken Run
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Four places I’ve lived:

  • Modesto, CA
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • Mountain View, CA

Four TV shows I love:

  • Desperate Housewives
  • Moonlighting
  • Bones (tied with Remington Steele)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Four places I’ve vacationed (only four? well, there’s Morocco, Tunisia, Costa Rica, Australia, Portugal, Molokai, Spain, Turkey, Greece, France, Italy, Scotland…but let’s go with):

  • The coastal fjords of Norway
  • The coastal fjords of New Zealand
  • Alaska (including, to to be sure, the coastal fjords)
  • The Marquesas (in French Polynesia)

Four of my favorite dishes:

  • Osso bucco
  • Chicken tortilla soup in all its many varieties
  • Real fajitas back when that meant skirt steak and was mostly served in San Antonio
  • The calzones at Milan, our neighborhood pizza parlor

Four sites I visit daily, unfortunately not omitting the obvious:

Four places I’d rather be right now (if my wife was along!):

  • Aboard Crystal Serenity, almost anywhere
  • Aboard Seven Seas Navigator, not quite almost anywhere
  • I’m doing this at home, so I guess that doesn’t really count…
  • In February? I’m supposed to come up with nicer places than the Bay Area in February? OK, then, Bora Bora or Moorea.

Four bloggers I’m tagging (not only doesn’t Roy have a blog, neither does Clifford…), and if I can do it, you certainly can…

Updated 2/12: Added Remington Steele as a tie with Bones within the “TV series” category. Like Moonlighting, the series involved a detective agency, was heavy on interaction between the female and male stars, and was at least partially created by Glenn Gordon Caron. Like Moonlighting, the primary star when the show went on the air was the woman (Cybill Shepherd, Stephanie Zimbalist) but the male actor became far better known after the show left the air (Bruce Willis, Pierce Brosnan). And like Moonlighting, the show’s at least as good as we remembered it being.

7 Responses to “Four things”

  1. Ruth Ellen says:

    I’ve now seen Princess Bride on three different people’s Meme of Fours lists. It would be on mine, as well. My newest dog is named Buttercup.

  2. walt says:

    That’s the only movie we’ve purchased more than one DVD copy of, to give to friends and relatives. Four so far, I think–maybe five.

    One trivia question for which I have no answer: Was a key repeated chunk of dialogue adapted from/inspired by “A Boy Named Sue,” or was that total coincidence?

    Or am I seeing more similarity than is actually there?

  3. Ruth Ellen says:

    I just looked up the lyrics and nothing sounded at all like ANY of the dialog. And I know that dialog so well that I can pretty much lip sync the whole movie.

    The only key repeated chunk of dialog I can think of is “Hello, my name…” If that’s the chunk to which you’re referring, I’d say you are seeing more similarity than is actually there.

  4. walt says:

    That’s the chunk I’m thinking of, and you’re probably right–it’s probably pure coincidence.

  5. Angel says:

    I have seen Princess Bride on a few places as well. Does not make my list, but that is cool. I was amused when I saw the meme finally caught you. It seems it has been spreading around quite a bit. It has also taken quite a few permutations. I find it interesting how some people add things or take things out to make it their own. Not to mention you learn a little more about people. I’ll post my replies shortly over at Itinerant Librarian (my other blog. That’s where I put my play stuff). As always, best, and keep on blogging.

  6. Laura says:

    Oh, I used to love Remington Steele (I only ever saw it in re-runs, which I caught from time to time at my grandmother’s house, land of copious cable). And of course the female protagonist was named Laura, which clearly shows superior taste on someone’s part.

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