PBWs 4x meme

Four jobs I’ve had or currently have in my life:

1. secretary
2. nursing assistant
3. fourth grade teacher
4. director of graduate studies

Four countries I’ve been to:

1. Liechtenstein
2. Italy
3. France
4. Mexico

Four places I’d rather be right now:
(but only if I can have my family and the dogs with me)

1. Italy
2. Lake George
3. Devon
4. Chicago

Four foods I like to eat:

1. chicken piccata
2. tyroler knoedel mit sauerkraut
3. cheese fondue
4. the blue plate special at Pepper Sisters

Four personal heroes, past or present:

1. Eleanor Roosevelt
2. Ghandi
3. Margaret Sanger
4. Noam Chomsky

Four books you’ve read or are currently reading:

1. The Guide to Lodging in Italy’s Monasteries
2. Seducing the demon : writing for my life / Erica Jong
3. The Chrysalids /John Wyndham
4. Mr. Clarinet /Nick Stone

Four words or phrases you would like to see used more often:

1. How does it feel to hit the NYT bestseller list?
2. Did you hear that Gore announced he’s running?
3. Boy was I wrong to vote for Bush. I am truly sorry.
4. Thank you.

Four reasons for ending a friendship:

I can’t maintain a friendship with anybody who is knowingly cruel (to anybody, or any animal). Manipulative people, disingenuous people, selfish people… and of course, love me, love my dog.

Four smells that make you feel good about the world:

1. ripe tomatoes in the sun
2. a sweaty Mathematician
3. the air after a thunderstorm
4. lavender

Four favorite things you did as a kid:

1. The Lincoln Avenue Library
2. Visiting the great aunts in the country
3. Going to the restaurant with my father
4. Summer nights, watching fireflies

My question:

Four songs that, when you hear them, stick in your head for weeks:

1. Downbound Train (Springsteen)
2. Red Dirt Girl (EmmyLou)
3. You Don’t Know Me (Ray Charles)
4. New York State of Mind (Billy Joel)

5 Replies to “PBWs 4x meme”

  1. Four jobs I’ve had or currently have in my life:

    1. Secretary
    2. Toy store clerk
    3. Waitress for a caterer
    4. Office manager

    Four countries I’ve been to:

    1. Mexico
    2. USA
    3. Jamaica
    4. Canada (I know that’s cheating)

    Four places I’d rather be right now:
    (but only if I can have my family and my cat with me)

    1. New York
    2. Chicago
    3. The Farm
    4. The Cottage

    Four foods I like to eat:

    1. Lasagna
    2. May West Cakes
    3. Nanny’s macaroni in the oven
    4. BBQ’d Steak with baked potatoes & sour cream

    Four personal heroes, past or present:

    1. My Mom
    2. My grandmother
    3. Anyone who surpasses the odds with a positive attitude and determination.
    4.

    Four books you’ve read or are currently reading:

    1. Rich Man Poor Man/Irwin Shaw
    2. The Stand/Stephen King
    3. Ana Karenina/Leo Tolstoy
    4. Summer Sisters/Judy Blume

    4. Four words or phrases you would like to see used more often:

    1. I knew you’d succeed!
    2. You are doing an excellent job, thank you.
    3. You just won the lottery!!
    4. Your wish is my command :D

    Four reasons for ending a friendship:

    I can’t maintain a friendship with anybody who is knowingly cruel or abusive (to anybody, or any animal). (ditto)

    Four smells that make you feel good about the world:

    1. Soap and watered body.
    2. grass at the beginning of spring
    3. a beautiful and crisp fall day
    4. My mom’s Christmas dinner

    Four favorite things you did as a kid:

    1. Playing cards and dice for money with my aunts and uncles
    2. going to the 5 and dime with my grandmother and getting a milkshake or a grape soda
    3. Birthdays, mom always took us out for supper
    4. Summer nights, hanging with my family.

    My question:

    Four songs that, when you hear them, stick in your head for weeks:

    1. The Pinky and The Brain (don’t ask)
    2. My Wish by Rascall Flatts
    3. Me and Bobby McGee by either Kris Kristofferson or Janis Joplin
    4. Just a Gigolo by that guy from that band :P

  2. Four jobs I’ve had or currently have in my life:

    1. Summer camp counselor
    2. Lab/Medical assistant
    3. Medical administrative assistant
    4. Library Technician

    Four countries I’ve been to:

    1. USA
    2. France
    3. Tcheque Republic
    4. Canada (me too, not fair I know)

    Four places I’d rather be right now:
    (but only if I can have my family with me)

    1. My bed
    2. Prague
    3. On a massage table
    4. Scotland (never been)

    Four foods I like to eat:

    1. Fettuccine Alfredo
    2. Chocolate cake
    3. Shwarma sandwich with potatoes and garlic sauce
    4. Enchiladas from Milagro’s in Ottawa

    Four personal heroes, past or present:

    1. My mom, Carol Hunt
    2. David Suzuki

    Four books you’ve read or are currently reading:

    1. City of shadows / Ariana Franklin
    2. Mistress in the Art of death / Ariana Franklin
    3. The Other Boleyn Girl / Philippa Gregory
    4. Cell / Stephen King

    Four words or phrases you would like to see used more often:

    1. I am proud of you.
    2. I am sorry.
    3. You are right.
    4. Shut up already!

    Four reasons for ending a friendship:

    I can’t be friends with people that are:

    1. Close-minded
    2. Disrespectful – to anyone
    3. Judgemental of my choices, i.e. the fact that I don’t eat red meat, or try my best to be ”green”.
    4. Unable to agree to disagree (One of my best friends is very religious and adores Bush. We are still capable of having great debates :)

    Four smells that make you feel good about the world:

    1. Fresh baked bread
    2. Wood smoke
    3. My mother-in-law’s detergent (in the early days, my hubby-then-boyfriend would leave that scent on my pillow…)
    4. Cinnamon

    Four favorite things you did as a kid:

    1. Put on plays for my family
    2. Write letters- my friends and I would exchange long letters everyday
    3. Having sleepovers and watching horror movies until dawn
    4. Every Sunday mornings, my parents and I would have ”fights” where we would wrestle each other on the bed :)

    My question:

    Four songs that, when you hear them, stick in your head for weeks:

    1. The Super Mario song
    2. ”I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that…” Is it Meatloaf??
    3. The music from the Weather channel :)
    4. The ”booby song”- from who ?!?

    1. Oupelai, I loved sleepovers, my cousin would come over and we would watch Bonnie & Clyde every time it was on and stay up all night… That’s a fond memory.

  3. This is soo cool. I have to bring a kid to school…. swim my 25 laps….. and I’ll be back to show you all my own list.
    Cynthia

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