Chantel tagged me for a meme, and just in time, too, since my brain is a rotten hormonal compost pile lately.
Four Things (I think I did this a while back, but I may have been lying at the time).
Dishwasher - The only job I ever got fired from. I worked too slowly. I have always considered dishwashing a form of meditation. My boss didn't see it that way.
Greenhouse Worker - Dirt. Hot. Cold. Long hours. Hard. New respect for farmworkers. If you have never had to work in the fields, get down on your knees and give thanks for those who do.
Typesetter - For about 6 months before Macintoshes came along, I set type in code, the old fashioned way. Kids these days don't know how good they have it.
Newspaper journalist - My favorite job ever. The person I liked interviewing most: Anthony Bourdain, drop-dead sexy chef. The most amazing: George Foreman. Meeting him made me realize how brave Mohammed Ali was to just step into the ring with him. He is BIG.
4 movies I could watch over and over
Babette's Feast - Food porn at its finest.
Pride and Prejudice - With Colin Firth, naturally.
Office Space - Red Stapler, duh.
The Black Stallion - I'm a big sucker for cinematography
4 places I've vacationed
Phoenix - for baseball Spring Training, thanks to Mr Stapler
Kauai - How much did I like it? I cried getting on the plane to come back to the mainland
Oaxaca, Mexico - see my blog all about it in the sidebar
Chicago - to see my sis
4 websites I visit daily
It is more like 40. Or 70. I have lost count. See my blogroll. And that doesn't even cover it.
4 of my favorite dishes
Curried Peas and Eggplant - my favorite one-pot meal
Chiles Rellenos - You can relleno the chile with pretty much anything and I will love it as long as it is a pasilla and not a disgusting Anaheim chile
Squash Enchiladas - butternut squash mixed with cream cheese and green onions as an enchilada filling. Super yum.
Onion Rings - I love them so much I limit my consumption to once a quarter. Which reminds me - I have not yet eaten Q1 2007's allotment.
4 places I've lived
Gaviota, California - population 99
Joliet, Illinois - Hi, sis
San Luis Obispo, California - for 19 short years. Heaven on earth.
Oaxaca, Mexico - only for 3 weeks, but it seemed like a crazy lifetime
4 places I would rather be
There aren't any 4 specific places. I always like to wake up Anywhere But Here. If I went to Fresno tonight, that would be cool. Or Paris.
4 favorite drinks
Wine - Pinot Noir. The first one I ever tasted was one I made in my viticulture class, and boy was it good
Water - It is supposed to be good for you
Coffee - Mostly decaf from Peet's
Minty Lime Coolers - Frappe the hell out of mint, lime juice, and sugar. Mix with soda water.
Love - Someday I will figure out what it takes to make a loving, happy relationship with the opposite sex. (I stole this from Chantel).
Travel - Lots of it
Job - Something that makes me happy and makes the world a better place.
Food - I love delicious food.
That I am such a generalist. I am interested in everything. It makes me fun to talk to, but it doesn't pay well.
That I am so out of shape.
That I never finished college the first time around.
That I never figured out the hair/clothes/fashion thing. Anything visual is like a foreign language to me.
My own 4
4 favorite dog breeds
Big Short-haired mutts
German Shorthaired Pointers
Oh! 4 people I'm tagging
Lisa - Midwestern Mommy
Cheerios and Chickens