Sunday, February 12, 2006

Why am I awake?

It’s rather late and I have taken some drugs to combat a lingering migraine and for some reason, even though I wasn’t tagged and you don’t care, I decided to grab this from Jodi and run with it. Whatever. I should really go to bed.

Four Jobs I've Had:
1. Like my friends, Jodi-odi-odi and Donovan’s Mom, I too sold shoes. But for some reason, I really, really liked it. Except when old men in shorts didn’t wear underwear…yeah, they do that all the time. Oh and the one time that within a few hours I waited on a blind man (YOU try to explain what “oxblood” loafers look like!), a deaf man, a man with one leg who only wanted to buy one shoe and a guy who wanted to bargain on the price of his shoes. That was a rough morning. And remind me to tell you about the cross-dressers sometime.
2. Text book illustrator. If you took a chemisty class in the early nineties, you have probably seen my work. I also did the ever popular illustration of “train A leaving Chicago at 8 am and train B leaving NY at 10 am…”
3. Pizza/popcorn/water ice girl in a small amusement park in New Jersey.
4. Sales girl at Spencer Gifts. We used to like to take all the price tags off the “personal massagers” so we could embarrass the people who were purchasing them. Go figure.

Four Movies I Can Watch Over and Over:
1. Yep, Empire Records
2. Yep, Sean of the Dead
3. Animal House
4. Spice World

Four Places I've Lived:
1. West Berlin, NJ
2. Salisbury, NC
3. Palmyra, NJ
4. Los Angeles, CA

Four TV Shows I Love:
1. Good Simpsons episodes (it’s kind of scattershot for me)
2. Futurama (sigh, in syndicated reruns only)
3. Dr. Who (sigh, not running in the US yet)
4. Creature Comforts (done running…for the moment)

Four More TV Shows I Love:
1. Waking the Dead (no currently running but they ended the season with Spence bleeding to death!)
2. Foyle’s War (not currently running. Rats!)
3. King of the Hill (I never think of this one but I do so love this show)
4. Veronica Mars ( I miss episodes every now and then but it’s good)

Four Places I've Vacationed:
1. Money Island, NJ (yeah, you’ve never heard of it)
2. Massanetta Springs, VA (you’ve not heard of this one either)
3. Isla Morada, FL (you might have heard of this one)
4. The U.K. & Northern Ireland” on a bus trip (all of it in 10 days, quite a whirlwind, it was)

Four Of My Favorite Dishes:
1. cupcakes
2. Pizza, especially with onions, mushrooms, pepporicini, or fish on it.
3. scrambled tofu
4. oysters on the half shell

Four Sites I Visit Daily:
1. Bookslut
2. Daily Poetry
3. Daily Gossip at Glamour Mag UK (I don’t care about American gossip but i can’t get enough of the British gossip)
4. all my links and than some!

Four Places I'd Rather Be Right Now:
1. Tintern Abby, Tintern Wales
2. mom’s house
3. The Red Eagle Bar, Cherry Hill, NJ
4. Puerto Rico

Hunh, I looked back at this and thought, "Gee, I need to make some bolds and italics and links in there" and then I though, "Screw that, I'm going to bed."


Karenna said...

Hi, Ren! Thanks for stopping by my site and checking out my amateur wildlife photography.

I did a quick tour of your place -- LOVE the decor, the "there's chocolate inside" color scheme. It's like a blog made in Target (which is a compliment in the extreme, coming from a Target whore).

I followed one of your links to another site -- picture a day. Wow. Wow. Wow. Why did my college prof have to go and make oil painting so damn complicated?! Must have something to do with keeping our hands in the right place at all times, because before you know it a free-style brush stroke turns into a mouthful of toxic paint. No, I never licked my brushes clean, but I did manage to get paint in my hair a lot.

As far as geekosity and must-see-TV, my husband's influence has added some sci-fi to my natural affinity toward all things medical, documentary and criminal. Yes, I'm a daytime TNT whore, too. (Side-effect of working nights, part-time.)Have you tried Nip/Tuck? It may as well be sci-fi.


Jodi said...

I hope your head feels better. Bet you are glad you aren't in NJ right now in the snowstorm, eh?

When the day comes that James finds out what Nathan did, please don't hate me, even though he (J) will!


ren said...

aww, thanks for stopping in karenna. i was going for a chocolate box feel so i am glad it works!

i love those paintings a day. he does beautiful work, i just wish i could buy them all. ok, i wish i could buy any of them! never got a mouthful of paint either but i did sit in it a lot. and for some reason, it was always BROWN paint that i sat in. very embarrassing.

i did watch nip/tuck but they kind of lost me last year when they decided to hang on to the carver story line. i'll check the next season to see what happens. i read somewhere that someone involved with nip/tuck has a new show coming out with minnie driver and eddie izzard. i love me some eddie izzard so i am interested in seeing that.