Four Things: a Tag

Lifted from Lois at You, Me, and a Cup of Tea:

Four Jobs I've Had
  1. Janitor at an airport business.  My first job was sweeping out airplane hangars.
  2. Cashier at a bakery -- twice; one was quite a fancy place.  I don't really eat donuts any more....
  3. Peon at a dining commons (a college dorm eating hall).  Dishwasher, food server, etc.
  4. TA at an elementary school.  Great kids, but I got sick a lot.
Four Things I Don't Eat
  1. Shrimp
  2. Lobster
  3. Clams
  4. Oysters.  I'm not really into seafood.
Four Places I've Lived
  1. Bakersfield, California
  2. Santa Maria, California
  3. Otterup, Fyn, Denmark
  4. Berkeley, California
Four of my Favorite Foods
  1. Raspberries
  2. Pizza
  3. Tri-tip -- Santa Maria-style BBQ, baby!
  4. Chocolate
The one true BBQ: Tri-tip, pinquito beans, salsa, garlic bread, and salad.

Four Movies I've Watched More Than Once
  1. The Secret of Roan Inish (my favorite!)
  2. Tron
  3. The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai
  4. Veer-Zaara
The Secret of Roan Inish

Four TV Shows I Watch
  1. The Librarians
  2. MST3K
  3. Doctor Who
  4. Babylon 5  (we're watching this all together right now and it is so fun!)

Four Things I'm Looking Forward to This Year (In 2018)
  1. More hours at work
  2. Kid #1 graduates high school (OK, I'm not really looking forward to that all that much!)
  3. Sewing the quilts I have planned (Tardis!  Patchwork City!)
  4. Reading some fabulous books and blogging about them
Four Things I Can't Live Without
  1. Books, obviously
  2. My family
  3. My faith
  4. The electric heating pad at the foot of the bed
Four Places I've Visited
  1. The Tower of London
  2. The Round Tower (you know, the one the dog had eyes as big as)
  3. The Twin Towers (long ago)
  4. The CN Tower in Toronto
The Round Tower!

Four Pet Peeves
  1. Kids who won't go to bed already
  2. People who do not replace the toilet paper roll or, worse, leave the lid open (!)
  3. Wrapper-crinklers at the theater
  4. People who wait until 5 minutes before the paper is due to print it out, but have no print card, or the file is in Pages, or something like that.
Four Things I Wish I Could Do
  1. Speak Russian, or Hindi
  2. Travel all over the world
  3. Calligraph really well  (that's a verb, right?)
  4. Spend all my time sewing cool things and reading great books
Four Subjects I Studied at School
  1. Norse mythology
  2. Classical Greek literature
  3. Cataloging
  4. Scandinavian literature
I can catalog an onion.  I can catalog YOU.

Four Things Near Me Right Now
  1. A phone, with a cord
  2. A bag of salt and pepper cashews (blame the Girl Scouts)
  3. A magazine with a really great pattern for a t-shirt quilt in it
  4. My husband, who is playing a video game


  1. I wonder how many readers will get the reference to the tower that the dog had eyes as big as. You go around with a pretty well-read bunch, so maybe they all will.

  2. You are so interesting, Jean!

    I've been to the Twin Towers, too.

  3. I am so with you on seafood. Having studied them closely in my marine biology courses, I either like them too much (scallops) or know too much about them (oysters) to be able to eat them.

    And The Librarians is my absolute favorite show right now. I wish there were more episodes!

  4. Awww, The Secret of Roan Inish! I love that movie SO MUCH and it always makes me feel happy to watch it. I love the montage where she and her cousin are fixing up all the houses; it's the best.

    I also v. much sympathize with your seafood feelings. I am a Louisiana girl and it is very wicked of me not to care about seafood, yet that is the situation. I have NEVER EATEN AN OYSTER and that is a true fact. They look so slimy and nasty.

  5. I'm with you on the foods I don't eat list. Yuckola.

    This was fun, thanks!


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