December 21, 2005


I've seen this AJ/OGIC meme hither and yon, so decided to chip in:

Four jobs you've had in your life: medical lab tech, grocery store deli clerk, golf club bagboy, lawyer.

Four movies you could watch over and over: Actually, there are lots. When I like a movie, as when I like a book, I return to it many times. At random, then: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Holiday, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Four places you've lived: New York, Texas, Connecticut, Virginia

Four TV shows you love to watch: I'm going to include past favorites, since I hardly watch regular tee vee any more: Barney Miller, Cheers, Dave Letterman (the NBC years), The Simpsons.

Four places you've been on vacation: Alaska, England, Maine, Disney World (shudder - the old wound still aches).

Four websites you visit daily: The Corner, Weekly Standard, RealClearPolitics, OpinionJournal. Plus lots of you crazy bloggers out there.

Four of your favorite foods: steak, roast beef with Yorkshire pud, lobster, veal.

Four places you'd rather be: Blandings Castle, aboard H.M.S. Surprise, Bag End, Shreelane House.

UPDATE: As long as we're at it , here's a similar meme lifted from the Impenetrable One -

1. Name 1 toy you owned when you were younger that meant a lot to you. One year for Halloween I dressed up as the ghost of a Minuteman. As part of the costume, we found a metal and wood cap-gun musket, complete with ramrod. It became my weapon of choice when we played "war" out in the woods.

2. Name 2 games you enjoyed playing as a child. "Murder In The Dark" (a nighttime variant on hide and seek) and the above-mentioned "war", which consisted mainly of sneaking about, hunting each other down and yelling, "Bang! I got you!".

3. Name 3 foods you didn't like as a child, but do now. Asparagus, artichokes, Scotch.

4. Name 4 foods you didn't like as a child, and still don't like. Tomatoes, mushrooms, ham, oysters.

Posted by Robert at December 21, 2005 03:35 PM | TrackBack

Roast beef and Yorkshire pud is da bomb. That is our traditional Christmas dinner and I love, love, love it.

Posted by: jen at December 21, 2005 04:11 PM

Ours, too. In fact, we're going to my brother's for Christmas dins this year and I don't even have to bother asking what we're having.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at December 21, 2005 04:15 PM

I think I remember my mother saying something about changing up the menu this Christmas since it'll be just my parents and Beau and me. Oh, and my uncle, too, I think. I know we're having beef, but I may have to offer to make the Yorkshire pudding myself if we're going to have it.

You guys do the Christmas crackers? Wear the paper crowns? We do.

Posted by: jen at December 21, 2005 04:51 PM

I didn't know Scotch was one of the 4 food groups.

Would that be the 4 groups: alcohol, carbohydrates, fat and salt?

Posted by: Zendo Deb at December 21, 2005 09:19 PM

Zendo - the groups are Scotch, Wine, Port and Sherry, of course.

Jen - no paper crwons. As you might gather, we go straight to lampshades.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at December 21, 2005 11:00 PM

Never trust a man that doesn't like tomatoes, ham or mushrooms.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at December 22, 2005 09:09 AM

Or Scottish Dwarves.

Posted by: LB buddy at December 26, 2005 01:12 PM