Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Rule of Four

As seen on Holly's page, as applicable to Kate D:

4 jobs I've had in my life:

(don't worry. My other category responses are much shorter!)

1. Beer Girl (Ostensibly driving a cart around a private golf course and serving beverages to the patrons while they teed off. Actually spent a lot of time hiding my cart in the bushes and picking blackberries into a 7-11 Big Gulp cup. Fabulous. What can I say? I was young. Carefree. And who could forget The Coworker Who Actually Looked Sexy in Raingear... le-sigh.)

2. Circulation Desk Assistant at
Orwig Music Library (Also fabulous. Work-study rocks. Spent three years working the quiet Sunday shift with a fantastic immediate superviser. Copious amounts of time to do my homework, check email, and surf the web for such weird treasures as fainting goat fan sites... hey, they exist. I'm not kidding.)

3. 5th grade teacher (Loved this. Did it through Americorps. One of the best experiences of my life... yet I seem to have a lot of those. I'm one lucky scribbling woman!)

4. barista (all I can say is: be kind to the latte guy or girl. Not only do we put up with your crap, but we deal with homeless people throwing sugar packets at us and coworkers who don't believe in cleaning the espresso machine. Oh, and $3 buys you a Smoothie, not a smoothie + the right to condescend to service employees.)

4 movies I would watch over and over:
1. 10 Things I Hate About You
2. Pride and Prejudice--Colin Firth version
3. Anne of Green Gables/Anne of Avonlea
4. Overboard

4 places I've lived:
Snoqualmie, WA (yes, of Twin Peaks fame)
2. Providence, RI
SeaGirt, NJ
4. North Attleboro, MA

4 TV shows I watch:
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Real Time with Bill Maher
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (mmm... Spike-a-licious...)
4. Road to Avonlea (yes, as you've noticed, I love cancelled shows)

4 places I've vacationed:
1. England
2. Ashland, Oregon (delightful
Shakespeare Festival)
3. Prince Edward Island (need I say more?)
Lake Chelan

4 websites I visit daily:
1. hotmail
2. all of the reader blogs listed in the DSW sidebar
4. (Okay, not daily, but very often!)

4 favorite foods:

(Just four? Too hard. So I'm going to get seasonal here and tell you my favorite summer foods.)

1. pink lemonade cookies
2. chicken jicama salad
3. salmon with orange-dijon glaze
4. Triscuits spread with Laughing Cow cheese and topped with Tomato Garlic Salad

and my alternate (because I love food, so I'm allowed to have an alternate...) Marscarpone Risotto with Peaches.

4 places I would rather be right now:
Cape Disappointment
2. at a bookstore cafe
3. in Europe... yep, basically anywhere in Europe
4. also, basically anywhere getting a backrub, facial, and/or scalp massage (ooh, and while I'm at it can I imagine my novel revisions and unit planning finished as well? Talk about relaxing!)

4 friends I think will respond with their own lists of four:
1. Erica, who believes that
E is for Eating
2. Miss Scarlett, the
3. Flitgirl, right here at Damned Scribbling Women
4. Renee, of
Yarns & Tall Tales fame


Holly said...

I love Overboard! That's such a fabulous movie!

Everyone wants to be me!


I'm thinking Beer Girl would be the perfect job. When I go golfing I'm always envious of them in their little carts. On the other hand, we live in the middle of the desert and the average tempature in the summer is 120 degrees, so perhaps not?

Great answers. I'm glad you played.

ames said...

I've never seen Overboard, but I've heard a lot of people say they like it.

And I love GA!! Can barely wait for season 3 to start and season 2 to come out on DVD.

theflitgirl said...

Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars and Veronica Mars.

How could you neglect it so shamefully? I don't care if you don't watch it...pimp my show, g!!!!

Renée said...

Couldn't resist doing one of my own...

Riley said...

My boss's son wrote Rule of Four.

Random. Sorry.

A little less random: There's a woman in my class who works for the National Beer Association. AKA, the NBA.

Miss Scarlett said...

Oh come on! I love Snoqualmie! And Twin Peaks actually. I have been there a few times. It's a beautiful part of Washington.

I've never seen 10 Things but I love your other movie choices.

I am so thrilled to be mentioned on your blog! It's my first time ;-D

Ok - I am going to post the 4 Rules on mine now - you're right.

theflitgirl said...

Okay, I'll post my answers, but I won't take up another official post to do it:

4 Jobs I've had
1. Telemarketer (I lasted 2 days)
2. Photo shop assistant (Yes, we would look at people's pictures and laugh)
3. Reader to a blind professor
4. Magazine editor

4 Movies I would watch over and over:
1. Singin' In the Rain
2. Charade
3. The Cutting Edge
4. Gigi

4 Places I've Lived
1. NY, NY baby
2. Lawrenceville, NJ
3. Concord, MA
4. Fairfax, VA

4 TV Shows I Watch
1. Veronica Mars
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. Project Runway
4. Arrested Development

4 Places I've Vacationed
1. Ireland
2. Bermuda
3. Martha's Vineyard
4. Germany

4 Websites I Visit Daily
1. Yahoo
2. Yes Joe, It's Toasted
3. The Bridal Blog
4. Slate (back when I was working)

4 Favorite Foods
1. Potato Salad
2. Steamed Artichokes with drawn butter
3. Make-you-work-for-it Lobster
4. Cheese of any and all varieties

4 places I would rather be right now
1. Sag Harbor (where I was last weekend)
2. Santa Fe (where I'll be tonight)
3. London
4. Vienna

erica said...

Kate D, the four favorite foods one was difficult, so I changed the Rules just a little bit...