Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Victoria Strauss -- A Frivolous Post

I've seen this on a gazillion blogs, and thought I'd try it, since I don't have any brilliant scam thoughts today.

The Meme of Four

Four jobs you’ve had in your life:

- Clerical assistant and all-around galley slave to a self-absorbed self-help writer (I retained my self-respect by refusing to clean up dog poop)
- Financial manager of a not-for-profit corporation (I got D's in math in high school, so imagine my surprise to discover that I was good at accounting)
- House painter (the ladder up to the third storey was fun)
- Temp secretary at an insurance company (where I had NOTHING to do but still had to look busy)

Four movies you could watch over and over:

- Apocalypse Now
- Groundhog Day
- Brazil
- Bedazzled (the original, with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore)

Four places you’ve lived:

- London, England
- Hamburg, Germany
- Dublin, Ireland
- Poughkeepsie, New York

Guess which was my least favorite.

Four TV shows you love to watch:

- Lost
- House
- Deadwood
- The Closer

Four places you’ve been on vacation:

- Seven Sisters, Oregon
- Prince Edward Island, Canada
- Mittenwald, Germany
- Vicenza, Italy

Four websites you visit daily:

- Absolute Write Water Cooler
- The well-shod and gracious Miss Snark
- Publishers Marketplace
- The PublishAmerica Message Board (what can I say? It's like watching a train wreck. It's horrifying, but you can't tear yourself away)

Four of your favorite foods:

- Toast
- Pie
- Olives
- Fig Newtons

It's a wonder I'm not dead of malnutrition.

Four places you’d rather be:

Right now--anywhere but here.

Under normal circumstances--exactly where I am.

Meme passed to:

No passing. I learned my lesson in 6th grade with chain letters.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice list. But how do you get to see the original "Bedazzled" over and over?

I thought the original had been suppressed so it didn;t interfere with the Brendan Fraser vehicle. I can't find the original anywhere...

Jen said...

Anon, try Amazon UK for a DVD of the original, they have a Region 0 release (playable anywhere). Amazon US only has the old Bedazzled on video.

I haven't seen either version, but I've seen snippets of the newer one when it was shown on TV. Even the snippets look bad... >_<