Saturday, January 07, 2006

Speaking of Viragoes ...

I've been meme-tagged by Dr. Virago of Quod She. This, my very first meme-tagging ever, is the meme of fours.

Four Jobs You've Had:

1. Women's clothing store clerk. (H.S. Nine Months. I was fired for telling a customer that I admired her bravery in verbally abusing a 17 year-old girl who was paid to pretend that customers could never be stupid. SO worth it!)
2. Nurse Assistant. (I can now tell anyone, anywhere that I have changed diapers on people older than they. Good curmudgeon practice, that.)
3. Telemarketer. (I was young, I needed the money.)
4. Secondary School English Teacher.

Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over:

1. The Princess Bride (Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father; prepare to die! ~ that never gets old.)
2. The Sound of Music (PSA: If you sing any part of "Do-Re-Mi" on the streets of Salzburg, the natives will pelt you with Zemmeln. The more you know...)
3. Pretty in Pink
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Four Places You've Lived:

1. The wrong side of the tracks in a snooty town on Long Island.
2. A basement apartment on the right side of those same tracks.
3. A Levitt-constructed L-Ranch in a town that was all "wrong side."
4. The upper portion of a Tudor-revival duplex. No tracks around here. Weird. I don't know who I am.

Four TV Shows You Love to Watch:
1. The Gilmore Girls (Dr. Virago watches this one, too)
2. Charmed
3. The Daily Show
4. Lost (Again, Dr. V. watches this. Hot guys without shirts, I mean c'mon!)

Four Places You've Been on Vacation:

1. London, England
2. Berlin, Germany
3. Ireland with a rental car ... everywhere I could go without risking getting shot. PS - All roads really DO lead to Dublin.
4. White Mountains, NH (a-yup)

Four Blogs You Visit Daily:

1. Ancrene Wiseass
2. Quod She
3. Mixing Memory
4. Bitch PhD.

Four of Your Favorite Foods

1. Anything involving shrimp or scallops, or shrimp AND scallops.
2. Black Forest Cherry cake.
3. NYC street-vendor pretzels.
4. Lasagna/Stuffed Shells/Manicotti

Four Places You'd Rather Be:

1. NYC
2. Aachen (getting my hands in all of Charlemagne and Alcuin's stuff)
3. The Burren, County Clare
4. Oxford, England

Four Albums You Can't Live Without:

1. The Best of - Simon & Garfunkel (shut up)
2. ABBA - Gold (Shut up, I said)
3. Wicked - Original Cast Recording
4. The Joshua Tree - U2

Four Vehicles You've Owned:

1. 1990 Chevy Cavalier - gray
2. 1980(!) Mercury Zephyr - red
3. 1996 Volvo 850 - red
4. 1986 Ford Crown Vic - beige (My mechanic calls this "the last of the Land-Yachts")

Four Taggees

1. Mixing Memory
2. Evil Li-Brul Overlord
3. Toad in the Hole
4. Anyone else who wants to play.


Dr. Virago said...

3. Telemarketer. (I was young, I needed the money.)

Perhaps we should form an alumni club? :)

And why or why didn't I put Holy Grail on my list of movies. That has to be the movie I've seen the most often. Oh well, can't have every medievalist listing that one.

And you'd rather be in Oxford? Those are fighting words, dear madam! :)

Oh, and thanks for the advice re: singing Do-Re-Mi. I found that singing American university fight songs in the streets of Cambridge while drunk can also get you in trouble.

Ancrene Wiseass said...

The Burren is soooo cool. Hooray for prehistoric over-grazing!