Saturday, February 04, 2006

Meme Time: Foursome

Matt at (go, try, you’ll like) tagged me with this meme. And I hate to appear rude.

Name four jobs that you’ve had:

1. Movie theater usher
2. Phone interviewer for a television ratings service
3. Data entry technician for a cancer research center
4. Writer of phone sex ads

If I do say so myself, I was quite good at #4.

Four movies you can watch over and over:

1. Out of the Past
2. The Third Man
3. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
4. L.A. Confidential

Four places you’ve lived:

1. New York, New York
2. Boston, Massachusetts
3. Clearwater, Florida
4. Seattle, Washington

Four TV shows you love:

1. The Simpsons
2. The Wire
3. Deadwood
4. The Office (both U.K. and U.S. versions)

Four places you’ve vacationed:

1. Portland, Oregon
2. San Francisco, California
3. Las Vegas, Nevada
4. Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

Four of your favorite dishes, answered in the manner intended and not in the clever way Matt responded:

1. Hamburger, medium rare, with blue cheese and onions
2. Rib-eye steak
3. Rosemarie’s chicken enchiladas
4. Gnocchi

Four websites you visit daily:

1. Slate
2. Arts & Letters Daily
3. GreenCine Daily
4. Movie City News

Four places you would rather be:

1. In a movie theater as the lights are dimming
2. New York, New York
3. Paris, France
4. In a bar drinking a Rob Roy

I’m also supposed to tag four other bloggers, but my religion forbids it. Although if Rosemarie wanted to give it a try ...

Miscellaneous: But I Wouldn’t Want To Play There

In the run-up to Super Bowl XL, I’ve learned the esteem in which America’s fraternity of sportswriters holds the city of Seattle. Virtually all of them preface their predictions with praise (“I love Seattle ... a beautiful town ... one of my favorite places in the league”) before flatly stating that the Seahawks have no chance against Pittsburgh tomorrow. Fine by me. That puts all the pressure on the Steelers to deliver.