Friday, March 21, 2008

Four Things

I love doing memes. I look at them as a sort of writing prompt, slightly more dignified than the ones I seem to get forwarded on MySpace. I have a lot of MySpace friends that are considerably younger than me. Even though they gamely forward me their lists of 40 questions along with everyone else, I get the feeling they really don’t want my answer to “Who is the last person u kissed” and “What’s the weirdest place u ever did the deed”. It’s kind of like playing Truth or Dare with your mother’s younger sister. She’s fun and cool, but still old enough that there’s stuff you don’t want to know about her because Thanksgiving would be awkward.

Here’s the latest from the fabulous Tricia, which I volunteered to do because I thought it looked fun.

Four films I’d watch again: (I assume this means again and again!)
1. Enchanted April (The thinking woman’s chick flick. No Cameron Diaz.)

2. Like Water for Chocolate (Yes, its in Spanish. But its awesome and has Marco Leonardi in it, who is delicious. )

3. High Fidelity (I love the whole movie, but its worth it just to see Jack Black dancing like a spastic dreidel to ‘Walking on Sunshine’. Plus it has John Cusack.)

4. Say Anything (There are a lot of movies I have memorized in their entirety, this is probably the one for which I could write out whole pages of the script just from screenshots. Plus it has John Cusack.)


Four places I’ve lived:
1. Swedesboro, NJ
2. Downingtown, PA
3. Grantham, PA (Messiah College)
4. Belfast, Northern Ireland (for too, too short a time)

Four TV shows I watch: (We got rid of our dish and don’t watch TV per se, but we do get some shows from Netflix.)
1. The Office (UK and USA)
2. Freaks and Geeks (arguably one of the best shows ever made, I own the entire series on DVD. )
3. Heroes (We are working our way through Season 1, prior to the last two months I’d never seen even a minute of the show. I love it.)
4. The Sopranos (I missed the last couple of seasons, watching them on Netflix now. I know already that the ending is BS, I still feel like I need to see it through.)

Four things to eat:
1. Homemade manicotti with handmade crepe shells (one of my specialties)
2. Crabmeat stuffed mushrooms
3. The occasional burger on a lightly toasted kaiser with crisp bacon and cheddar cheese, medium, with a drizzle of barbecue sauce and a side of sweet potato fries with honey mustard dipping sauce. And a pickle. (I’m sorry…was that more than one thing? Shameless plug—Harland’s Family Restaurant in Wellsboro, PA best place to have this meal. So good you’ll cry.)
4. Foldy pizza. Big, flat slices, thin and crisp crust, with pepperoni that requires a napkin blotting from a NON-CHAIN pizza place owned by guys from Jersey.

Four places I’d rather be:
1. Taino Beach, Grand Bahama Island…failing that…..
2. Here in Tioga County PA when its 25 degrees warmer and there are leaves on the trees
3. On the way to a weekend getaway with himself
4. Sitting at a table in a non-chain café with a cup of coffee and a really good book, or a cup of coffee and a journal and a really good pen.

Four people to tag (if they want to do it):
1. Lisa from ‘Boondock Ramblings’
2. Himself over at ‘Unfinished Person’
3. Miss Anna at ‘Everyday Occasions’
4. Oh Silly One over to MySpace


And just for funs, the only 'Four' song that came to mind this morning.

10 comments:

Tricia said...

Okay so the similarities between us just keep piling up! Messiah College really? Cause I didn't list it in the places I've lived but I also spent 4 years in Cedarville Ohio attending Cedarville College. Which if you went to Messiah you've probably heard of! :)

Seriously some day we'll have to meet up somewhere - cause I do think you grew up in a parallel universe as my sister! LOL

Oh and I understand on the myspace stuff - find me there my url is myspace.com/mrsr1970 if you want! :)

Tricia said...

One more comment. I see the Catholic Convert button on your page. Well I haven't converted BUT I did marry one! ;-) And tonight we are probably going to Easter Mass.

the frogster said...

There's a great jazz tune called "Four." Then there's the four horsemen, as well as the four not quite as popular horsemen- Traffic, Paper Jams, Restroom Lines and Chapped Lips.

Julia said...

Oh, MAN!

Are we secretly sisters? High Fidelity? The Office(s)? Cheeseburgers? Non-chain coffeeshops? And...LED ZEPPELIN???!!!

(head explodes)

Nice meme.

And I'll never refer to Jack Black as anything BUT a spastic dreidle again.

JD at I Do Things

Julia said...

Oh, MAN!

Are we secretly sisters? High Fidelity? The Office(s)? Cheeseburgers? Non-chain coffeeshops? And...LED ZEPPELIN???!!!

(head explodes)

Nice meme.

And I'll never refer to Jack Black as anything BUT a spastic dreidle again.

JD at I Do Things

Tricia said...

p.s. you have been awarded...

Shieldmaiden96 said...

Tricia: Cedarville! They were on my list, as was Case Western Reserve (I went through an Ohio phase in my college-seeking). Ended up at MC because friends of mine went there, said I would like it, and no one mentioned how I'd still be paying for it two years shy of my 40th birthday.

We do need to get together this summer. Somewhere in the middle. (Rochester?)

And thanks for the award! I need to spread the love. I'm in a cranky mood today so I'll do the lovespreadin' tomorrow.

Julia: How come all the NASCAR and Reba fans are in my town and everyone like me is umpty-umpazillion miles away. I just don't know. But there's something for ya in the new post.

Frogster: I don't know, I think the Lady Who Pays With Change might be one of those lesser known horsepeople (?) as well.

Tricia said...

I'm still paying for Cedarville too! Turning 38 in June and still owe about $4500 of the original $27,000 I borrowed to go there. Yeah not sure it was worth it now but then I had to get away from home.

Thankfully one of my former companies paid about 75% of the tuition for the MBA, and unfortunately an inheritance from my grandfather paid the rest (unfortunate cause I'd rather he lived to see me get the degree).

So I'll have to look up exactly where you are in relation to me so we can plan a good spot for our parallel universe reunion.

Tricia said...

Binghamton, NY is closer for both of us. :) 100miles for me about 85 for you.

I live in Canajoharie, NY on the eastern side of the state, near Albany - so Rochester is about a 3 hour drive.

boondockramblings said...

Ugh. I have to do this...have I watched any movies...man this requires me to think. OK. Fine I'll do it. :-)