Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Memes: The Lazy Blogger's Lifeline

You should all thank Cynthia, because without her tagging me, I don't think there would be a post today. (Or maybe you should scold Cynthia for it. I don't know - it's up to you.) Memes are, of course, the lazy blogger's lifeline.

4 Jobs I've Had:
1. Third-shift hostess at Dennys. Worst job ever - had to deal with all the drunk creeps and didn't even get any tips.
2. Animal caretaker at a summer camp - responsible for the care of captive owls, foxes, rabbits, snakes, a duck, and a really crabby skunk.
3. General kitchen worker at a Jesuit retreat centre - not a bad gig, except when it was AA retreats and I'd have to spend all my time brewing and serving coffee and sucking in second-hand smoke. Recovering alcoholics guzzle coffee and smoke cigarettes like nobody's business.
4. Business manager for the debate team at Ohio University.

4 Movies I've watched over and over:
1. Broadcast News
2. Real Genius
3. Proof of Life
4. LA Story

4 Places I Have Lived:
1. Athens, Ohio
2. Albany, New York
3. Camden, New Jersey
4. Parma, Ohio

4 Shows I Watch (Thanks to the wonder of the Internet):
1. "Mad Men"
2. "The Shield"
3. "Hereos"
4. "The Office"

4 Places I've Been:
1. London
2. Venice
3. Slovenia
4. Berlin

4 People Who E-mail Me Regularly:
1. My dad
2. My barn friends
3. My high school friends (as in friends from high school - I'm not running with a young crowd)
4. Middle Brother

4 Favorite Things to Eat:
1. Bread
2. Chocolate
3. Pizza
4. Raw Vegetables (gotta do something to make up for items 1-3)

4 Places I'd Rather Be:
This is a tough one...I am quite happy with where I am. But sure, if pressed...
1. On vacation in Australia and New Zealand
2. Climbing Mt, Kilamanjaro
3. Researching my latest novel in a historical library in New York City
4. Taking and passing my driving test (I just want to get it over with!)

4 Things I Look Forward To This Year:
1. My parents, two aunts, and an uncle are visiting for two weeks in May
2. One of my best friends from high school is getting married in July, in Cleveland
3. On the trip for the wedding, I'm also going to get to see MB, The Kid, and go with them to Cedar Point to ride the big swinging boat
4. My birthday, of course!

Tagging....I'm going to leave this open-ended. Any other lazy blogger out there that needs a topic for a post, you can take this meme and blame me for it.


At 6 February 2008 at 18:52, Blogger Yvonne said...

Great post. Is it wrong that when I went to Dennys last year I loved it?!? I'm guessing - yes.

Would also love to be in a New York library - sigh...

At 6 February 2008 at 22:02, Blogger Kaycie said...

I thought I was the only person in the world who watches "Real Genius" on purpose. I love Val Kilmer.

At 7 February 2008 at 02:23, Blogger The Rotten Correspondent said...

Hi, I'm RC and I'm a meme- a- holic.

And I loved yours!

At 7 February 2008 at 02:35, Blogger Sweet Irene said...

I do love memes, especially when other people do them. I don't know if I'll take you up on your offer of doing this one myself. I may when I run out of amusing and astute things to blog about. What's that? You mean I already have? Piffle!

At 7 February 2008 at 05:04, Blogger ped crossing said...

I keep hoping you get to take and pass your test. On a beautiful sunny day with no weather issues.

And I want to ride on the boat.

At 7 February 2008 at 14:50, Blogger Employment Officer said...

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At 7 February 2008 at 17:42, Blogger -Ann said...

Yvonne - Nah, you gotta love anyplace that you can get breakfast at 3am. Beats doner kebabs.

Kaycie - My brothers also watch it on purpose. Probably for different reasons than you do.

RC - Ha. You crack me up.

SI - Don't put words in my mouth. Or keyboard. :)

PC - Thanks - I have a date for my test, but I'm not telling anyone until it's done. :) We won't have to wait too long though.

Christina/EO/Spammer - Even if you wrap your spam in fake compliments, it's still spam.

At 7 February 2008 at 21:55, Blogger Cynthia said...

I love libraries!

Thanks for playing! I am a little like RC. I love memes!


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