Saturday, January 28, 2006
'Cause this flirts with inviting (Plug your ears, Myrhaf.) meme tags.
I had a backlog of unanswered comments from yesterday, so I decided to take care of them this morning. And then I remembered seeing that both Myrhaf and Jennifer Snow played a "nameless game". I normally don't blog on Saturdays, but this diversion differs almost in kind, so my weekly break is somewhat preserved.
Here goes. For Myrhaf's benefit, I'll call it ...
The Meme Game
Four Jobs I've Had in My Life
McDonald's Crew (I love the contrast with the next three.)
Junior Officer, Los Angeles Class Nuclear Submarine
Teaching Assistant for Vector Calculus
Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over, and Have
Citizen Kane (This captures certain elements of my sense of life perfectly.)
The Lord of the Rings
The Austin Powers "Trilogy" (We all have our vices.)
Four Places I Have Lived
Jackson, Mississippi -- born and raised there
Rome, Italy -- semester of college
Manchester, Connecticut -- "Stranded 1n Connecticut", as they used to say in the Navy
Houston, Texas -- now
Four TV Shows I Love to Watch
I am not much of a television addict, I'm afraid.
Keeping Up Appearances (This is a masterpiece of British comedy. Patricia Routledge's Hyacinth is freakin' hilarious.)
Antique Road Show (See. I'm out of ideas already. This I watch occasionally. I'd far rather blog than spend time watching television. I own the boxed sets of the other three, of which only South Park is still being produced.)
Four Places I Have Been on Vacation
Melbourne, Australia -- honeymoon
London, England -- after a scientific conference
Vinalhaven, Maine -- with relatives
St. John's, Antigua -- a port call, but I'm counting it anyway
Four Websites I Visit Daily
Netvibes (Which is how I keep up with all my favorite blogs, including Myrhaf and Literatrix.)
Four Favorite Foods
Boiled Peanuts -- a southern roadside delicacy
Raw Oysters -- a dangerous delicacy
Four Favorite Beers
How in the world could this be missing from any questionnaire about me?
Kostriker Schwartzbier -- a dark lager from eastern Germany
St Arnold's Elissa -- a local India Pale Ale
Avery Czar Russian Imperial Stout -- My review: "The iron fist of the alcohol is felt through the velvet glove of the mouthfeel."
Lindemans Gueuze -- a lambic, which I can't get in Texas
Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now
You mean, "besides Houston, Texas", right?
New Orleans -- before the storm
I don't tag, but let me know if you do this one. You may leave out the beer question.