Four Things

by J.D. Roth

Ah, it’s a good day for a meme. I don’t do these often, but sometimes they’re fun. And since Frykitty asked, how can I refuse?

Four jobs I’ve had
1. Cauliflower planter
2. Christmas-tree shearer
3. Door-to-door insurance salesman
4. Box salesman

Four movies I can watch over and over
1. Alien
2. When Harry Met Sally
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
4. Star Wars (the first original one)

Four places I’ve lived
1. Canby, Oregon
2. Salem, Oregon
3. Oak Grove, Oregon
4. There is no fourth place (well, I lived in Portland til I was two, but I don’t remember it)

Four TV shows I love
1. The Wire
2. Battlestar Galactica
3. Sports Night
4. Freaks and Geeks

Four places I’ve vacationed
1. Minnesota
2. British Columbia
3. Alaska
4. Crater Lake

Four of my favorite dishes
1. Pepper-crusted filet mignon in port sauce
2. Mussman beef curry
3. Jenn’s barbeque beef brisket
4. Three-cheese Hamburger Helper

Four sites I visit daily
1. AskMetafilter
2. MacRumors
3. Comic book forums
4. ORblogs

Four places I would rather be right now
1. Home
2. Together with a group of friends
3. Reading comic books
4. Isn’t it strange that I don’t have answers like “Hawaii” or “Europe”?

Four bloggers I am tagging
1. Nicole
2. Lisa
3. Tammy
4. Joel and Aimee

And just because I’m difficult, I’ve made up another small list of four things. Who cares what television shows people like? I want to know what books they like! (Maybe Cat can add these to her list…)

Four jobs I’d like to have
1. Novelist
2. Magazine editor
3. Bookstore owner
4. Grade school teacher

Four places I’d like to live
1. New York City
2. British Columbia
3. London
4. Hubbard, Oregon

Four books I love
1. My Antonia
2. Cold Mountain
3. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
4. Bleak House

Four places I’d like to vacation
1. London
2. Kenya, Ethiopia, and Zanzibar
3. Thailand
4. Antarctica

Four more of my favorite dishes
1. Plain chocolate chip cookies
2. Hostess Sno-Balls
3. The lamb platter at Nicholas’ Lebanese
4. Kalamata olives with goat cheese

Scheduled for tomorrow: what the hell is wrong with the world today?


My eBay auctions are going well. I’ve posted twenty-four items now. Eighteen have bids for a total of $530.23. I’ve taken photos for a bunch of other stuff and will post it soon. I’ve got to be careful, though: this whole process is addictive (it’s like free money!) and I’m not exactly sure what sort of burden shipping is going to be. I don’t know how much time and effort it will involve, and I don’t know what it’s going to cost. (I’m offering free shipping on all my auctions.)


I set a personal best on the way to work this morning. It was a three skunk morning, by which I mean I passed three different dead skunks between Canby and the shop. All three skunks were within a mile of each other. My car reeked by the time I made it to work…

Updated: 07 February 2006

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